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INTERRUPTED WHILE PATCHING ASPHALT Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker told commissioners last week that he had to pull his crews back from asphalt repair until warmer … more
Bridge inspections completed Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker spoke about the recent Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bridge inspections in the county between … more
Vaccine effort continues to gain ground Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Administrator Kim Sallin told commissioners last week there are 10 active COVID-19 cases in the county, and the … more
Commission approves purchase of a new excavator Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker brought more details about the Bobcat excavator he has proposed the county purchase. In … more
Carnes promoted to Assistant Foreman Osage County commissioners last week announced the promotion of Osage County Road and Bridge Operator Justin Carnes to Assistant Road and Bridge Foreman. … more
Covid cases in the county up a little Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Administrator Kim Sallin announced a rise in active cases of COVID-19. As of Tuesday this week, there were 20 active … more
Winter diesel blend to get better By HB Dodds Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker announced the results of the testing done on fuel taken from the trucks and other machinery that … more
COVID-19 slowing down in the county By HB Dodds Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Administrator Kim Sallin announced Tuesday, Feb. 23, COVID-19 cases in the county continue to decrease. … more
COUNTY EQUIPMENT HINDERED BY COLD Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker had his crew fighting both snow and cold. Unfortunately, the cold kept his equipment from helping fight the … more
Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker, assisted by Road and Bridge Office Clerk Lori Clenney, presented the commission with his five-year plan, which is presented on the front page of this … more
ROAD AND BRIDGE DEALS WITH TRANSMISSION TROUBLE Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker briefed the commission on a snow event that occurred Wednesday, Jan. 27. Plow Truck #47 … more
LONG GIVES LAST BRIEFING AS OCHD ADMINISTRATOR Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Administrator Susan Long gave her last briefing in that capacity to the commission Thursday, Jan. 28. Beginning … more
SHORTER QUARANTINE PERIOD WELL-RECEIVED Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Deputy Administrator Kim Sallin told commissioners last week that a recent policy change concerning quarantine has … more
ROAD AND BRIDGE Osage County Presiding Commissioner Darryl Griffin provided news from Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker. The department is busy hauling rock while Kempker works on … more
Road and Bridge Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker said his department is preparing and loading snowplow trucks again. He was hoping the weather system threatening Osage County over … more
Road and Bridge Osage County Road and Bridge Foreman Ron Kempker predicted he will announce the hiring of a new employee by Jan. 5. The candidate is now going through the last round of background … more
Vaccine on the way, but no date yet for Osage County Osage County Health Department Administrator Susan Long told commissioners last week that 20 sites around Missouri will receive Pfizer … more
Health Department reduces some quarantine guidelines Osage County Health Department (OCHD) Nurse Kim Sallin briefed the commission on the OCHD response to new United States Centers for Disease … more
Road and Bridge The recently purchased combination belly dump rig of Truck #49 and Trailer #24 was at MHC Kenworth in Columbia, getting their final hookup details installed. It was scheduled to be … more
Commission approves CARES Act funding for Sheriff's Office The Meramec Regional Planning Commission forwarded two Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding requests to the … more
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