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  • The efforts of a few create a greater good for all

    Wednesday, March 10

    When asked what changes people would like to see in Gerald, cleaning up the town is always high on the list.  Sometimes, it just takes a few people to get the ball rolling.  Monday …

  • Barn burns on Moore Road

    Wednesday, March 10

    At 12:44 p.m. Saturday, March 6, the Gerald-Rosebud Fire Department (GRFD) was dispatched for a report of a non-dwelling structure fire in 4600 block of Moore Road.  Fire crews found a large …

  • Missouri marks one year under COVID-19 state of emergency, county has ‘slight uptick’ in cases

    Wednesday, March 10

    Saturday marks one year since Gov. Mike Parson announced a state of emergency in Missouri due to widespread coronavirus outbreaks and the doctor working closely with county health officials cautions …

  • Dutchmen end 13-year postseason win drought

    Wednesday, March 10

    Entering the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 4, District 9 Boys Basketball Tournament, Owensville Dutchmen basketball was looking to end over a decade-long drought of …

  • Four OKWC wrestlers advance to state in Kansas City

    Wednesday, March 10

    Wrestlers ranging in age from eight to 14 years old will be converging on Hy-Vee Arena in Kansas City for the Missouri USA State Wrestling Championships to be held this weekend. Among those …

  • Dutchmen end season in district semifinals

    Wednesday, March 10

    WARDSVILLE — A tall order. That is what Cullen VanLeer’s Owensville Dutchmen faced literally and figuratively Thursday night in the semifinals of the Missouri State High School …

  • Snow, roads and COVID-19

    Wednesday, March 10

    Any other year, Owensville Middle School (OMS) Dutchgirl volleyball would be near the halfway point of their season. This year, winter weather during a two-week stretch in February caused the OMS …

  • Meet the Candidates slated for March 24

    Wednesday, March 10

    The Gerald Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Meet the Candidates, Wednesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at the Depot in Legion Park. The purpose of the forum is to allow the public to get to know the …

  • House votes to forgive federal unemployment overpayments

    Wednesday, March 10

    JEFFERSON CITY — A bipartisan agreement on forgiving unemployment overpayments dissolved Thursday in the Missouri House on the issue of how fast the relief should be available. After voting …

  • Parson announces changes to statewide vaccine distribution

    Wednesday, March 10

    JEFFERSON CITY — More COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available at pharmacies and in urban areas, Gov. Mike Parson announced in a news conference late last week. Starting March 8, 15 percent …

  • School staff now eligible for vaccine

    Wednesday, March 10

    Greg Lara, administrator of the Gasconade County Health Department, issued a release Friday afternoon detailing efforts to obtain some of the “federal allotment” of vaccines to fight …

  • State grants to fund awareness program by sheriff’s patrol

    Wednesday, March 10

    Grant money from the state transit agency will fund an awareness program and traffic stops several times this year by the Gasconade County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Scott Eiler outlined the …

  • COVID-19 cases down in R-2 schools, district hopes to continue spring functions as normal

    Wednesday, March 10

    Gasconade County R-2 Superintendent Dr. Chuck Garner on Monday said a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for district staff only is in the works for March 19. “We are working on scheduling a …

  • GCR 3-10-21

    Wednesday, March 10

  • Robert Turpin

    Wednesday, March 10

    Robert Earl Turpin Sr. 74, Bland, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021, at Phelps County Hospital in Rolla. He was born May 14, 1946, to Frank and Gladys (McKinley) Turpin in Bloomington, …

  • LeRoy Plocinski

    Wednesday, March 10

    LeRoy Paul Plocinski, 83, Palmyra, formerly of Owensville, died Thursday, March 4, 2021, at University Hospital in Columbia. He was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Roman and Lillian …

  • Linda Senecal

    Wednesday, March 10

    Linda Senecal (Mancilla), 78, passed peacefully from this life early Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in her room at The Bluffs in Columbia. She was born to Les and Betty Mancilla, Jan. 14, 1943, in Aurora, …

  • Yvonne Neighbors

    Wednesday, March 10

    Yvonne Lee (Gross) Neighbors, 85, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Festus Manor Nursing Home in Festus. She was born Aug. 12, 1935, to Harry and Juanita (Ehlert) Gross. Yvonne was …

  • Patricia Fox

    Wednesday, March 10

    Patricia “Patty” (Kelley) Fox, 70, Leslie, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021. She was born March 25, 1950, to Carmen and Edna (Jenkins) Kelley, in Washington. She was united in marriage to …

  • Sharon Wheeler

    Wednesday, March 10

    Sharon “Lokilani” Marie Wheeler, 79, of Owensville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at her residence. She was born Jan. 26, 1942, to James and Joyce (Leibig) Lee in Honolulu, …

  • Ann Havelka

    Wednesday, March 10

    Ann Adelle Havelka, 80, Owensville, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Washington. She was born Jan. 20, 1941, to Raymond and Mildred (Frahmeyer) Helling, in Port …

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