Spring Conservation 2021


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In this issue

  • Owensville man charged with drug possession

    Wednesday, April 7

    Benjamin S. Hollander, 35, of Owensville, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance following a March 5 traffic stop during which Deputy Ricky Jarvis discovered …

  • Malady charged with felony drug possession

    Wednesday, April 7

    Sierra R. Malady, 20, of Catawissa, has been charged with felony possession of marijuana after initially being issued a citation and released at the scene near Chamois. Cpl. Vince VanderFeltz …

  • COVID still impacting area businesses

    Wednesday, April 7

    Butch Hilkemeyer, owner of Hilkemeyer Honda in Freeburg, said this week that although restrictions have eased, it’s still a challenge to get merchandise.“It’s embarrassing more than …

  • Dorothy Morris

    Wednesday, April 7

     Dorothy Jean Morris, 93, Bonnots Mill, formerly of Columbia, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at her home with her family at her bedside.  She was born Nov. 8, 1927, to …

  • Vancleve charged with forgery

    Wednesday, April 7

    Stephanie M. Vancleve, 40, of St. Joseph, was charged Tuesday with felony forgery following an investigation into alleged activities at the end of January. According to a probable cause statement …

  • Bescheinen Family Furniture celebrates 75 years

    Wednesday, April 7

    A familiar name in Central Missouri is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary. When he hung out his shingle in March 1946, Hubert Bescheinen was thinking about crystals, not diamonds. A graduate of an …

  • Baker, Swann elected to Linn R-2 School Board Linn sales tax passes, Sommerer wins Meta mayor race

    Wednesday, April 7

    Mark Baker and Hannah Swann carried the vote Tuesday to earn seats on the Linn R-2 school board in unofficial returns. Baker led with 320 votes, with 138 ballots cast for him in the Linn 2 (St. …

  • Fatima Drama Club overcomes COVID-19 issues with aid of technology to perform spring play

    Wednesday, April 7

    The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed down the Fatima Drama Club’s presentation of this year’s spring play but rehearsals continued thanks to technology and cast dedication. Originally …

  • The Left’s war on science

    Wednesday, April 7

    Many in the Democrat party have been showing their hypocrisy lately when it comes to their professed belief in science. As I pointed out in this column two weeks ago, teacher unions — giving …

  • Funding Medicaid expansion

    Wednesday, April 7

    This past week, I had the opportunity to vote on Missouri’s state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2022. I’m proud to announce that my colleagues and I approved a fiscally conservative budget …

  • Saluting our seniors

    Wednesday, April 7

    I’m sure for many of us the thought of retirement conjures up images of beach vacations and lounging around in the sun without a care in the world. While hopefully retirement is enjoyable and …

  • PPP extended two months

    Wednesday, April 7

    Rural small businesses have two more months to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), to keep their workforce employed and to cover normal operating expenses during this ongoing COVID-19 …

  • The Truth is Important

    Wednesday, April 7

    Our Founding Fathers were men of diverse backgrounds and education, but all believed in truth. As Thomas Jefferson stated: “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the …

  • Easter 2021

    Wednesday, April 7

    Luke 24:6-7: “He is not here; he has risen!” Today is Good Friday, the day when Jesus suffered and died on the cross to save us from our sins. It seems ironic that a day with such tragedy be …

  • Calvin Cordray

    Wednesday, April 7

    Calvin William Cordray, 96, Jefferson City, formerly of Osage County, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 20, 1924, to the late …

  • Andrea Sharp

    Wednesday, April 7

    Andrea Jean Sharp, 52, Vienna, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Maries Manor. She was born March 14, 1969, to Kenneth Alvin and Sandra Jean (Feeler) Hollis in Rolla. She was employed as a …

  • Henry Jacobs

    Wednesday, April 7

    Henry Francis Jacobs, 88, Lohman, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Visitation will be at 4-7 p.m., Thursday, April 8, at Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Homes in Russellville …


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