New Assistant Principal at elementary

Many residents purposefully choose to live in the Southern Boone area because of the Southern Boone County School District’s reputation. Ashley Tanksley, new Elementary Assistant Principal, is no exception. After her husband, BJ, received a promotion with Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City, the Tanksley’s began looking for school districts rather than a house. “When

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Mo. Highway Patrol Holiday traffic report

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following: 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics: Crashes – 587, Injuries – 108, Fatalities – 9, DWI

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University Hospital’s Expanded and Renovated Emergency Department

University of Missouri Health Care recently unveiled a 16,964-square-foot expansion and renovation of University Hospital’s emergency department to meet growing patient volumes. “We’ve seen steady growth in our emergency department patient volumes at University Hospital during the past five years, with a 28.3 percent increase from 2013 to 2017,” said Jonathan Curtright, chief executive officer

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Eagles launch with Wren and a Win

LEAD SPORTS PHOTO:  Freshman Jersee Wren hurls the ball on an offensive drive. LEAD SPORTS STORY: Eagles launch with Wren and a Win The Southern Boone County girls’ basketball team won their first game in the new era of Damon Wren coaching with a 45-25 win over Harrisburg on Tuesday. The opening minutes of the first

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Employment

SOUTHERN BOONE SCHOOL DISTRICT Para Professional-Special Education Southern Boone County R-1 Schools has an opening for a Special Education Paraprofessional for the 2018-2019 school year at the Primary School. Qualified applicants must have 60 college credit hours or a passing score on the Missouri Content Assessment exam for paraprofessionals. Experience and/or degree in special education,

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One full team practice, no problem

The Southern Boone County boys’ basketball team looked as if they had been practicing together for weeks in a 64-23 rout of Harrisburg on Tuesday night. Head coach Andy Jahnsen had only gotten one day of practice before their first game with starters Tyson Smith and Sam Stichnote. The two were a part of the

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Eagles have new point guard, coach

The Southern Boone County girls’ basketball team will not be the tallest or biggest team in Mid-Missouri, and they may not be the fastest group either. New head coach Damon Wren doesn’t have his eyes set on being conference champions or finishing his first year as a 20-game winner. That doesn’t mean the Eagles will

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MDC offering women’s handgun workshop near Hartsburg

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to attend a free workshop near Hartsburg on the basics of handguns and shooting. The class will take place 6–8 p.m. on Dec. 13 at Ammo Alley, LLC, 11562 Callaway County Road 395, south and east of the Highway 63 bridge over Cedar Creek. Women will learn

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Crazy Middle-Class Naughtons

Living in a small community in mid-Missouri, my Chinese-born children Truman and Tiana have grown accustomed to seeing mostly white faces wherever they go. Though our beloved hometown of Ashland is slowly but surely becoming more ethnically diverse than it was when Bethany and I first moved here nearly 20 years ago, our kids see

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