New Library Director Begins Today

The Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) Board of Directors hired Margaret Conroy as DBRL’s next director. Her first day at DBRL is January 18. She replaces Melissa Carr who retired January 15, 2018. Margaret Conroy has spent her library career in Missouri in a variety of leadership positions. Most recently, she was the Assistant Director

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Felmlee wants SoBoCo to be Charter School sponsor

LEAD PHOTO CAPTION: Bobby Norfolk entertained a young audience on Monday at the Southern Boone Library. Norfolk portrayed Ragtime pianist Scott Joplin during his 45-minute performance.  With the idea of potential Charter School legislation passing through the Missouri legislature, Southern Boone County schools superintendent Chris Felmlee is taking up an unusual strategy: He wants the

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BRRRR! Extreme cold puts SoBoCo on hold

Monday’s two-inch dusting of snow was simply a prelude to Tuesday’s winter hammer. Dangerously cold temperatures hit Mid-Missouri Tuesday morning as the thermometer plunged to minus-four degrees and wind chills created a minus-19 degree ice box. Temperatures climbed to 0-degrees by 10:30 a.m., but were not expected to climb past 11-degrees and the wind chill

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Logging thousands of miles by horse

Lee the Horse Logger slowly tromped across the parking lot of the Copper Kettle on Monday afternoon, weighed down by two pails of water. The water was for his horses, who waited patiently, at the end of the parking lot. “It’s going to get pretty cold tonight, do you have a place to go?” Lee

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Harmon signs up for school board election

Southern Boone resident Chris Harmon is the only new candidate to sign up for the April election for the Southern Boone School Board. As of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, with three hours before the deadline, Harmon was the only new candidate in either the school board or the city races. Harmon’s entry into the field

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Flu hits SoBoCo schools, state hard

Flu and various virus bugs have hit the Southern Boone school district hard since the holiday break. On Friday, superintendent Chris Felmlee said the district’s attendance was only 91%, down from its average of 98% attendance. Hit particularly hard was the Elementary school, with only 88% attendance. Earlier last week the attendance was only 93-94%.

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Eagles notch fifth straight win

The visiting Versailles Tigers showed that they could knock down shots from the 3-point line on Tuesday night, but they were no match for the one-two punch of SoBoCo’s Rece Gilmore and Sam Stichnote. Gilmore scored 26 points and Stichnote had 25 as the Eagles rolled over the Tigers 86-73 at the SoBoCo gym. For

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Eagles medal five at Warsaw

The SoBoCo Eagles took an very different, scaled down varsity team to last weekend’s tournament at Warsaw and still medaled five wrestlers and placed 9th out of 16 teams. For coach Trent Tracy, watching his team without senior leader Blake Schmidt on the mat (due to illness), it was another sign of progress. Tracy said

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Smith signs, makes National team

SoBoCo Eagles baseball player, Daniel Smith was recently recognized as a 2nd team All American National by Perfect Game which is a baseball scouting service. Smith is a senior at Southern Boone and signed a letter of intent last fall to pitch for Northwest Missouri State next year.

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Sage invited to play “Down Under”

Southern Boone Eagles freshman Kayla Sage has been invited to represent Missouri on a 2018 volleyball team. The team will be playing multiple games during a youth sports exchange in Australia. Sage will depart for Queensland, Australia on July 16 and compete for individual honors and team championship titles, according to a press release from

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