New district assignments present challenges to Eagles

SPORTS PHOTO: Eagles Cross Country will kick off their season on Tuesday in Salisbury. This year’s team members include: front row, from left, Cassey Poole, Isabella Finnegan; second row, Will Spry, Ahmed Fouad, Kade Scheer, Blake Schmidt; back row, Ethan David, Jacob David, Evan Thomassen, Isaac Smith, Josh Sampsell.  New district assignments present challenges to Eagles

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Looking to gain experience fast

The Eagles open their cross country season next Tuesday without a lot of experience on the boys side and plenty of experience and talent on the girls side – but not enough runners. Coach Crystal Branch said Isaac Smith, Blake Schmidt and Josh Sampsell all worked hard throughout the summer. “They put in the miles

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Cybersecurity a priority at schools, city

LEAD PHOTO: Bill Lloyd, president of Connections Bank served as head chef last Friday during the bank’s Customer Appreciation Day.  Cybersecurity a priority at schools, city Local governments often make common mistakes that put electronic data at risk of hacking and theft, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says. Last week, the Auditor released a summary of

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Community health forum on Thursday

The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department invites Boone County residents to attend one of the following community forums scheduled to determine the health priorities for Boone County. Each community forum will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates. Residents are invited to drop in anytime within those two

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Recycle Meetings

The City of Ashland has repeatedly discussed how to handle its recycling challenge, with overflowing bins providing more work and cost to the city. City Administrator Lyn Woolford has scheduled time for town hall gatherings in order to discuss local recycling options. The first meeting is Saturday, Sept 8 at 9 am. The second meeting

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. Friday, August 17, 2018: • Daniel Aaron Faintich, 37, of Ashland, was arrested by Ashland Police on 4th degree domestic assault charges. Bail: not set. Sunday, August 19, 2018: • Ashland Police arrested Brandon Lee Bowden, 32, of Ashland, on three charges of

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Delia White 1920-2018

Delia Dell White (Knipp), 98, of Columbia, passed away on August 15, 2018 in Columbia. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia, Rev. Robert Lively officiating. Delia was born on May 23, 1920, in Ashland, the daughter of Charles and Florence (Pauley) Ellis, who preceded her in death. She was

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My Babies are no longer babies

When the new school year begins next week, I will be the proud parent of two middle-schoolers and a senior in high school. This means that for the first time in twelve years, there will be no Naughtons in SoBoCo’s primary or elementary schools. Of course, I’ll still be subbing at the primary school every

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Eagles ready for new season

LEAD SPORTS PHOTO: Southern Boone Eagles softball seniors Brookelle Barnum, Reganne Scheer, Dani Post, Carrie Ponder, Olivia Kelly and Andrea Reeder are ready to open the new season on SoBoCo’s new softball/baseball field just north of the high school track.  Eagles ready for new season A new softball field and a formidable new member of their

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Eagles ready for next step

Southern Boone County head football coach Trent Tracy is entering his fifth year with a team that has consistently improved over the last few years of his tenure. A 4-7 season as a rookie head coach progressed into a program ranked sixth in the state after two weeks of play in the 2017 season. “There’s

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