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Linn Aldermen agreed March 24 to pay for a property survey of the St. George Catholic Church Cemetery at the request of the cemetery board to determine property lines. The St George Cemetery …
It was standing room only March 24 at Chamois City Hall as residents aired their grievances about problems in the city to the Chamois Board of Aldermen. Residents discussed concerns with …
The Westphalia Aldermen on March 26 approved a surplus budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year. Mayor Tammy Massman explained that while the final expenses had all been entered for the budget, there …
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

Robinson, Robertson top All-Conference list

Fatima seniors Levi Robinson and Alli Robertson earned the most votes among Show-Me Conference coaches to earn MVP honors. Easton Haslag also made the first team, while Noah Hall of Linn, …

Lady Comets see season end at the quarterfinal game

Fatima fans get loud in support of the Lady Comets at Friday’s Class 3 quarterfinal game at Fair Grove.

Strope wins fourth straight district title; Comets earn second place as team

Fatima senior Cody Strope became the Comets’ first four-time district wrestling champion at Saturday’s Class 1, District 2 tournament at Butler. “That’s impressive, …
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 …
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Opinion

Retire Biden’s Inflation

Whether you were helping your parents on the family farm, dreaming of carrying on the family tradition one day or bagging groceries at the local supermarket, I’m sure we can all think back to …

Broadband availability challenge underway

Missourians have an incredible opportunity and responsibility to impact how broadband deployment funds will be distributed across our state. For the first time, Missourians can provide on-the-ground …

Federal Tax hike a concern for farm families

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” But for Missouri farmers, taxes are about to become a lot more uncertain. Barring action from …