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LINN  — Linn R-2 board members agreed with Superintendent Bob James’ recommendation at last week’s meeting that the district should pay down its debt to comply with Department …
LINN — Dawn and Gary Berhorst confronted Linn aldermen and the mayor at their meeting last Tuesday night about why they were being singled out to pave the parking lot at the apartment buildings …
LINN  — State Tech Regents, at their meeting on Friday, approved a maximum tuition increase of 6.5% for the fall semester. State Tech President Dr. Shawn Strong noted that approval …
Commission News

County bi-weekly pay schedule will proceed despite concern from some elected officials

OSAGE COUNTY — Osage County’s bi-weekly pay schedule is now in place for county employees, with the Jan. 6 paycheck reflecting hours worked between Dec. 21-31, 2022.  In December …

OC-ADCAT seeks validation from county government

OSAGE COUNTY — The Osage County Anti-Drug Community Action Team (OC-ADCAT) made an official request for a line item in the 2023 Osage County Budget Thursday, Dec. 23. “We’d like …

City of Linn’s maintenance shed burned

OSAGE COUNTY — Sheriff Mike Bonham informed commissioners Thursday morning about a suspected arson fire at the Linn Maintenance Shed on Main Street earlier that day. Bonham said a person of …

Sports

Lady Cats fourth at South Callaway tourney

Linn battled but couldn’t get over the hump on Saturday at the South Callaway tournament in a 48-36 loss to Hermann. “We came out flat and never could get into any kind of …

Lady Comets claim South Callaway tourney title

Aside from a three-minute stretch early in the third quarter, Fatima played very well on Saturday to defeat Monroe County to earn the South Callaway tournament championship, 48-41. “We …

Linn avenges loss to Russellville with consolation win

Linn lost 82-42 to Russellville in their previous meeting at the Eugene tournament. On Saturday, the Wildcats avenged that loss with a 70-57 victory to earn consolation at the 61st annual Linn …
Sports

Fatima claims double OT win over Rolla for St. James title

Fatima’s JV Lady Comets defeated Rolla 42-39 in double overtime last Wednesday to claim first place at the St. James tournament to improve to 5-0. “Our defense was pretty strong most …

Lady Cats win first home tourney

Linn wrapped up a great week of basketball at the holiday tournament on Saturday with a 42-29 win over Newburg for the Lady Cats’ first home title. “I told the girls this was a …

Fatima soccer players earn All-State honors

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Opinion

Elect GOPers to save this country

The only reason I feel Trump would seek office, is because he loves America. Those exposed to foreign countries know how lucky we are! Trump opposed the World Economic Forum’s authoritarian …

Republican leaders voice support for priorities in Governor’s address

I’ve been looking forward to the Governor’s State of the State address. After listening to his priorities for the 2023 legislative session, I’m concerned the spending the Governor …

2023 economic outlook

The 118th Congress is now fully underway, and the change of control of the House of Representatives is on full display. As I discussed in last week’s bulletin, the first bill the House passed …