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LINN   — Linn High School/Middle School Principal Erin Sassmann reported that the school has reduced the number of high school students with Ds and Fs by 51% and the number of middle …
CHAMOIS — A half dozen moms showed up at the Chamois R-1 School Board meeting last Wednesday night to express their frustration with the administration about how they handled a recent incident …
LINN   — Linn R-2 will hold two community bond presentations on Feb. 22 and March 26. “We’ll have those in the middle school instructional spaces and the basement,” said …
Commission News

Bonham, Sallin concerned about threats to mail fentanyl to government offices

OSAGE COUNTY   — Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Administrator Kim Sallin and Osage County Sheriff Mike Bonham told commissioners last week they were aware of threats to mail …

County leaning toward Bartlett & West for Pentecostal Bridge replacement

OSAGE COUNTY — Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Transportation Planner Joanie Prenger met with commissioners on Thursday, Sept. 18. They showed her their evaluations of the seven …

OAD annexation on August ballot, voting now under way

OSAGE COUNTY — Osage County Commissioners took an unusual step, meeting an hour early Tuesday, June 27. The purpose of convening was to officially approve a ballot measure providing for …

Sports

Lady Cats control tempo, cap week with Homecoming win over Lady Bulldogs

Linn played well last week as the Lady Cats secured three wins, culminating with a 55-23 victory in the Homecoming game on Friday against South Callaway. “We are starting to get better, …

Lady Comets runner-up at Jefferson Bank Classic

Fatima hung with Staley during Friday’s Jefferson Bank Classic championship game at Capital City but fell 57-37. “We battled our butts off but ran out of gas,” said Coach Matt …

Comets second at Joe Machens Great 8 Classic for second year

Fatima began playing in the Joe Machens Great 8 Classic last year, finishing second. This year, the Comets hoped for a championship and came close with another second-place finish after falling 59-48 …
Sports

Fatima boys wins Linn’s Legends Bank Holiday Classic

Fatima boys wins Linn’s Legends Bank Holiday Classic Fatima won Saturday’s championship game 60-48 over Osage at Linn’s 62nd annual Legends Bank Holiday Classic. “We …

Fatima boys’ wrestlers go 5-0 in two quads

Fatima’s wrestling team battled in two quads last week, the boys going undefeated and the girls picking up quality matches, winning some, and finding ways to improve in others. “I …
Kahne Brandt guards the point as Cody Heckman and Noah Hall stand ready.

Wildcats earn consolation at Eugene tournament

Linn overca me a first-round loss at the Eugene tournament to win the next two and claim consolation. “The guys stacked three straight tough and gritty performances at Eugene,” said …
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Opinion

Strengthening crime law with legislation

I will be one of many to extend my sympathies to the victims and families suffering from the tragedies along the parade route in Kansas City. However, this tragedy is not just about a few. We are all …

Children raised to hate

D o you remember your first day of school? That experience was exciting and a little scary. Mrs. Cunningham was my kindergarten teacher. She taught us the alphabet and our numbers. I remember, her …

Satan is no equal to God Almighty

Dear Editor Warden: I always read your editorial opinions and appreciate your thoughts. I write, however, to disagree in part with your Feb. 7 editorial Confirmation of the devil . I …