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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New coach leads Eagles volleyball

Rookie head coach Emily Becker knows that, even after a few practices with little scrimmage time, she’s going to have some powerful hitters in her lineup. A graduate of Belleville-West High School in Illinois and William Woods college, Becker, a middle hitter as a college player, knows the importance a middle can have on the

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Eagles have strong senior class

The Southern Boone County softball team will have a new look this year, but it won’t be because of new uniforms, a new head coach or a plethora of young stars. It’s a new look compliments of the Southern Boone taxpayers; a brand-new turf field with all the works. “Thank you, thank you, thank you

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Soccer team aims for Final Four

Topping a third-place state finish is a tough task for any team, but the Southern Boone County boy’s soccer team is a little more prepared than most. The Eagles lost three of their four defenders to graduation, such as Ethan Blackburn and Chris Bonderer, who Miller used in a few different roles as the season

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In Loving Memory of Sam Schiltz

I feel reasonably confident in asserting that prior to the funeral I attended last Saturday, very few eulogies in the long history of mankind have ever included an anecdote about blowing up a toilet. My son Alex and several of his friends had, in fact, blown up a discarded toilet several years ago at their

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. Tuesday, August 7, 2018: • Trey Allen Vaughn Keith, 21, of Hartsburg, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies on an out of county warrant. Bonded $4,500. • Ashland Police arrested Kenneth Michael Knox, 19, of Hartsburg, on possession of a controlled substance

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YMCA seeks FEMA storm shelter grant

LEAD PHOTO: Bicycle riders from Ashland Folks on Spokes take a lunch break recently at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing in Columbia. The group of bike riders gets together each week on Thursdays or Fridays to ride parts of the Katy Trail or, in this case, the MKT Trail. To learn more, contact Rich Ward,

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