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Linn R-2 board members at their Sept. 20 meeting agreed to a salary increase for teachers and event workers. Superintendent Bob James told the board that teachers need to be paid more for covering …
Linn aldermen approved pay request #4 for the design-build project with Bartlett & West for $63,191.08 for the wastewater projects at the Stonegate Subdivision and the State Tech-owned golf …
UD Editor Neal A. Johnson on Saturday earned five first-place and four second-place Better Newspaper Contest awards for stories and photography published in 2021 from the Missouri Press …
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Sheriff’s office engaged with back to school

Osage County Sheriff Mike Bonham briefed the Osage County Commission on his staff’s work with a new school year starting. He and his deputies keep an especially sharp eye out for events related …

Road and Bridge finds a long-sought road tractor

Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker has finally found a day-cab road tractor that meets his specifications and commissioners consider affordable.   A 2017 International with …

Blunt holds discussion at Freeburg

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt met with Osage County officials on Saturday at Freeburg to discuss “whatever they would like to talk about.”  Among those in attendance were Rep. Bruce …

Sports

Linn beats SoBo in thrilling fashion

Tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh on Monday, Linn’s Autumn Baker (1-3) was hit by a pitch. That put Emma Monnette at the plate, and she bunted with the hope of moving Baker to …

Fatima wins silver bracket title of Lake tournament

After losing the first two games of the Take it to the Lake tournament on Saturday, the Lady Comets surged in the silver bracket, winning two straight to claim the championship. “It was a …

Linn returns to the gridiron before huge crowd

LINN  — As Linn R-2 ramped up for its first football game since 1976, a lot of thought went into finalizing not only the field and facilities but also the activities before, during, and …
Sports

Excitement builds for Linn football’s return

LINN  — Hut. Hut. Hike! On Friday night, fans will hear those words or something similar as the Wildcats take the field at home against Thayer for the first football game since the …

Linn R-2 Board of Education ends fall baseball

After a lengthy discussion, Linn R-2 board members voted 3-2 at their July 19 meeting to discontinue fall baseball immediately following a lengthy discussion. Board President Dr. Shawn Strong …

Lady Comets 2-1 on the road

Fatima wrapped up a week of road games with a 2-1 record after falling Saturday to play Class 5’s fifth-ranked Carl Junction, 67-55.  “We had a decent start to the game but we had …
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Enjoying a good book on history

I love a good book on history. One of my favorite historical authors is Hampton Sides. I have read all four of his books. My first book by Sides was “Hellhound on his Trail.” This …

Is capitalism wrong?

Young adults growing up in America repeatedly hear from politicians, educators and social media that capitalism is wrong. Capitalism receives blame for everything, including climate change, the …

You must save America

Is your family and freedoms important to you? Then, please understand the critical importance of these mid-term elections.  In 20 months, Democrats have taken our thriving economy to a …