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Ready for big crowds, good food and pumpkin fun

Southern Boone’s Howard Brinegar – more commonly known as “Duck” – has driven the tractor trolley from the parking area to bring folks to the Pumpkin Festival. This year, Duck will get a ride himself as he will be crowned Pumpkin King for the 2017 27th Annual Pumpkin Festival. The crowning and parade begins at

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SoBoCo pays off bond, looks to April vote

The Southern Boone School Board is looking to use a plan that has worked in the past in order to keep up with the student population growth: Pay off debt and hopefully, sell more no-tax-increase bonds in order to buy more space. At a September 26 special meeting, the board approved paying off the balance

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Challenge Accepted: Southern Boone Remembers and Gives Back

“I definitely remember the summer of ‘93,” local developer Keith Winscott said, as he talked about the record-shattering 1993 Hartsburg flood. “It was a disaster just like the floods we’re seeing today.” Winscott said one of the things he remembered most was how long it took for Hartsburg to return to normal after the water

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Seat Belt Usage on rise

According to a recent survey, more Missourian’s are making the smart choice to buckle up. With sixty-five percent of Missouri’s traffic crash fatalities involving an unbelted driver or passenger, this increase could result in many lives saved. The 2017 Missouri Seat Belt Usage Survey final report, conducted by the Missouri Safety Center and University of

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Sewer financing reconsidered

Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer says he has spent enough time attempting to please the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and was set to ask the Ashland Board of Aldermen to allow him to seek financing bids from area banks. Rhorer said Monday he expected to receive approval from the aldermen at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

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Homecoming a fundraiser for late Harrisburg coach’s family

The SoBoCo Eagles homecoming game this Friday vs Warsaw will also serve as a fundraiser for the family of late Harrisburg coach Brian Simpson. Members of the Southern Boone athletic department and school district will be manning a table run by members of the baseball and cross country team just inside the ticket gate. According

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Parry calls salute “a Slice of Americana”

Organizers of Monday’s First Responders Appreciation Event were more than pleased with the turnout, they were overwhelmed by the support from local businesses and individuals. “This started as an idea for a pot-luck supper at the firehouse,” said Southern Boone Helping Hands organizer Kellye McCord, “and it just kept growing and we wanted everyone included.”

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Homecoming parade Friday

Southern Boone High School’s Homecoming week continues to evolve and get more students involved every year, said high school principal Dale Van Deven. “We have spread out some of the evening events as the schedule this year was very crowded for sports and other activities,” Van Deven said. One new part of homecoming that has

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