Pumpkin Festival time in Hartsburg

Ethan and Tyler Hilgedick have grown up with the Pumpkin Festival. The two Southern Boone High School brothers, sons of Ricky and Donna Hilgedick, know that they will be working on the second Saturday in October each year. This year’s Pumpkin Festival is set for this Saturday and Sunday and the expectation is for crowds

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Eagles celebrate homecoming with parade, activities

Many high school homecoming traditions have changed over the years, but many remain the same. At Southern Boone High School, the annual parade continues – this year on Thursday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. – but fund raising has become a new, traditional standard. “We have raised thousands of dollars for dozens of good causes in

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Primary School looking for reading mentor volunteers

According to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, “Students who do not read proficiently by the third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma.” Among people between the ages of 18 and 24, high school dropouts were more than twice as likely as college graduates to live in

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Prescription Take Back & Flu Shots

The next prescription drug take back event in Boone County is being held October 27th, 2018. Ashland will be collecting old prescription drug and other medications on Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ashland Police Department, 109 E Broadway. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind everyone that needles

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • Ashland Police arrested James Scott Palmer, 55, of Columbia, on October 1 on charges of 4th degree domestic assault. Bonded $1,000. • Lana Eads, 31, of St. Louis, was arrested on October 4, 2018 by Ashland Police on the following charges: armed

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Primary tears on any given day

There is nothing unusual about there being a few tears shed within the confines of a primary school building on any given day. Southern Boone’s primary school is no exception. Scraped knees, hurt feelings, and academic frustration all cause the pitiful displays of waterworks common to kids in kindergarten, first, and second grades. There is

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Eagles rally around seniors, blast Versailles

LEAD SPORTS PHOTO:  SoBoCo Eagles left fielder Carrie Ponder rounds third base on her way home as the Eagles pounded Versailles last week by a 15-0 score. LEAD SPORTS STORY:  Eagles rally around seniors, blast Versailles Less than a month after opening their new field, Southern Boone County softball seniors were taking home pieces of

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Golf team advances four to sectionals

The Eagles girls golf team finished third at the district tournament on Monday and will be sending four golfers to the Sectional tournament next week. Lily Frazier, Lila Frazier, Gracyn Merriott and Kiersten Morefield all qualified for SoBoCo and will play the sectional round on Monday. Father Tolton won the district title, shooting a 366

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Eagles soccer challenged at Rolla tourney

Southern Boone County soccer coach Chris Miller has said, since before the start of the season, that the Rolla tournament is always a challenge and a mark of what his team is made of. It’s almost as important as the Hannibal and St. Louis tournament, which happen earlier in September. After a mid-Missouri rain storm

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