News
OSAGE COUNTY  — Sheriff Mike Bonham said the 39-page message in Amendment 3 is misleading in several ways and has deep concerns for how Missourians will proceed now that recreational …
More than 30 floats were part of Sunday’s Christmas on Main Street at Westphalia, including Dickneite Oil Company, Santa’s Workshop, and Santa himself, who waves to the crowd. The event …
ARGYLE — Argyle trustees decided at their November meeting not to renew the contract with Barb Schmitz from the Public Water Board to assist with the village’s sewer billing. Schmitz …
LAKE OZARK — In a ceremony on Nov. 10, State Tech Vice President of Academic Affairs Angie Gaines was among 32 leaders from organizations across the state who graduated from Leadership …
LINN  —Sheriff Mike Bonham issued several citations for selling alcohol to minors during a recent Operation No Sale conducted at Freeburg, Westphalia, and Linn …
Commission News
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
“We have better than a dozen national rankings,” said State Tech President Dr. Shawn Strong on Thursday in his keynote address to members of the West Central Commissioners Association, …

Terry Neuner

Terry Eugene Neuner, 75, Westphalia, passed away Nov. 23, 2022.  He was born Nov.9, 1947, to Fred Neuner and Betty McDaniel Neuner Tilson in Jefferson City. He was united in marriage to Mary …

Maurice Wehmeyer

Maurice Irene Wehmeyer, 94, Chamois, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born July 9, 1928, to the late Ferdinand August and Alma Marie (Karmer) …

Ruth McDaniel

Ruth Marie Kliethermes McDaniel, 89, Linn, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Gasconade Manor Nursing Home in Owensville. She was born Oct. 16, 1933, to the late Andrew and Cecilia …

Sports

Fatima five earn All-State honors

2022 STATE CHAMPIONS

SPRINGFIELD  — Saturday’s Class 3 state softball championship was one for the books in many ways, from the 16-14 final — a record combined score — to the fact it took …

Fatima claims district championship

It’s been a few years since Fatima’s softball team hoisted the first-place district plaque, but the Lady Comets were ready for Friday’s third game against Blair Oaks in a classic …
Sports

Fatima dominates Cole Camp 9-1

Fatima came out firing on all cylinders in Monday’s home win against Cole Camp, scoring seven goals in the first en route to a 9-1 win. “We are starting to hit our stride,” said …

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 …
Photo oGallry

Since 1812 there have been several attempts to terrorize or overthrow the government of the United States with violent attacks on our capitol. I covered this in detail in my column dated Jan. 20, …
Thanksgiving is America’s oldest holiday. It encompasses all races, religions and cultures. Most families, including my own, have Thanksgiving traditions.  The Wall Street Journal also …
Last Thursday, Nov. 3, was the “International Day against Violence and Bullying,” as declared by UNESCO. According to verywellmind.com, “Bullying is the repeated infliction of harm …