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Route 54/63 Missouri River Bridge on Target to Open Nov. 14

For Missouri River Bridge commuters, there’s a reason to celebrate next week: work to reopen the westbound Route 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City will start after 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, with both the eastbound and westbound bridges fully open to traffic by 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. The

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RED STATE or BLUE STATE?

It seems to have been pre-determined months ago that Missouri would again vote Republican in next week’s presidential election, but many can remember the days in which Missouri was known as a “bell weather” state – a state which voted for the elected President of the United States in every election from 1904 to 2004.

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Parry to resign hospital board if elected

  Boone County Commission candidate Fred Parry said this week that he would resign his position as a Trustee Chairman with the Boone Hospital Board if he is elected to the Southern District seat. Parry, who faces Democrat Brianna Lennon in the Nov. 8 election, changed his stance on the issue to avoid “potential conflict.”

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New MU President to be named today

A top administrator from the University of Connecticut will be introduced this morning as the new president of the University of Missouri system, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mun Y. Choi, the provost at the University of Connecticut was to be introduced in Jefferson City in a Wednesday morning ceremony. His hiring will fill

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Turkey Dinner for Donations to Honor Flight Veterans

If you haven’t made plans for turkey dinner, you might want to let someone else do the cooking. Ashland’s Skyline Cafe announced last week that they would again provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner for donations with the proceeds going to the Central Missouri Honor Flight. Owner Brenda Ravenscraft said last year’s turkey-day dinner collected more

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One Read Nominations Being Accepted

Readers can now submit ideas on what book they would like the community to read in 2017. They can either visit one of the library facilities or go online at oneread.org through the end of November. “We like to find a title that provides a lot of subjects and themes that the community can discuss,

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Eagles to Face Blair Oaks for Title

The SoBoCo Eagles will face a familiar opponent in Friday’s Class 3 District 9 championship game – Goliath. Otherwise known as the Blair Oaks Falcons. The Falcons, winner of multiple state titles, defeated the Eagles earlier this season by a 42-13 score in a game that got out of hand early. But that was earlier

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Down to the Wire

Lennon, Parry offer views to voters during community forum. Southern Boone voters listened to candidates Fred Parry and Brianna Lennon for the first 30-minutes on Monday evening, then became a part of the program with their shared experiences and questions. The two candidates for Karen Miller’s Southern District seat on the Boone County Commission didn’t

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County Commission Race Heats Up

A complaint filed against the Fred Parry campaign with the Missouri Ethics Commission has been met with a claim that the Brianna Lennon campaign has transferred her campaign account to the Missouri Democratic State Committee in Jefferson City. With 12 days left before the Nov. 8 election, the Boone County Commission race is becoming nearly

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