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Defense Pitches Shutout

The SoBoCo Eagles used a suffocating defense and four first half turnovers to jump to a 28-0 halftime lead on their way to a 49-0 win over Wright City on Friday night. The first round playoff win gave the Eagles an 8-2 record – the most football wins ever for an Eagles team – and

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Eagles Win 7th Consecutive District Title

The Eagles soccer team was not expected to walk away with the Class 2, District 9 championship as they have at times in the past. However, that is exactly what happened as the Eagles, 17-6-2, totally dominated the Father Tolton Trailblazers in a 3-0 championship win. That’s right – the same Trailblazers team that raced

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Bridging the history of two counties

Phil Duff is a resident of Seattle. But the 51-year-old architect who grew up in Columbia remembers the days when he and his father, who attended Burnett School, would stop beside the old Burnett School Bridge and Phil would throw rocks off the bridge into Cedar Creek. Duff has now lived in Seattle for the

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So. District Political Forum on Monday

Boone County Commission Southern District candidates Democrat Brianna Lennon and Republican Fred Parry will face off in a political forum on Monday, Oct. 24. The forum will be held at the Southern Boone High School library. The two candidates are competing to win Karen Miller’s seat. Miller, a longtime commissioner, elected to not seek re-election.

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School Board approves bids, denies YMCA program change

It is likely that parents delivering their children to school will see walls go up before they see the snow fly this winter. The Southern Boone County R-1 School Board took a number of steps forward on Monday to begin building on multiple projects at the Primary, Elementary and High Schools. The projects are a

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Prescription Drug collection site open in Ashland

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, University of Missouri, Sturgeon and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations October 21st & 22nd, 2016. This event coincides with the

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Warm spell sets weather record

The calendar says Mid-October, but the thermometer was saying early September. And the result was record-setting. Monday’s high of 90 degrees broke a record set in 1894 at 88 degrees. The high low temperature for Monday, October 17 also set a record for that date. The warm weather cooled a bit on Tuessday, with the

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New library website ready for testing

A new website for Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) will be ready for the public to begin beta testing on Monday, October 17. People can access the site at http://beta.dbrl.org and fill out a response form at beta.dbrl.org or email their comments to web@dbrl.org. Both the old and new sites will be available through November

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New look at Broadway and Main

Kasey Ryan is a professional chef who saw her career change due to family health problems. She considers herself lucky to be doing something she loves, now that her new store is open. Ryan opened the Eclectic Corner at the corner of Broadway and Main in Ashland on Pumpkin Festival weekend – knowing that she

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Drivers look for way north

The cars were lined up Monday morning at the New Salem Lane-Highway 63 crossover, waiting for a break in traffic in order to drive to Columbia. While MoDot officials don’t think that is the safest way to get to Highway 63-northbound, for many it will be their route to work this week. The Missouri Department

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