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Pumpkin Fest sets another record

The 25th edition of the annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival added on another attendance record as a crowd of 40,000 people packed into town on Saturday. Besides the draw of big pumpkins from multiple pumpkin patches, more than 160 vendors displayed their goods, cooked tasty foods and had plenty of activities for all ages. The two-day

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Ashland Police get creepy clown complaint

Ashland Police have not been left out of the nation-wide “clown-craze” epidemic. An Ashland Police officer was called last Friday by a Palomino Ridge resident who saw teens in a car wearing a clown mask. The resident reported it, officers said, because of the recent news about people wearing clown costumes acting in a threatening

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Burnett School Bridge Closes Friday

Boone County provided little warning to residents east of Ashland that the Burnett School Road Bridge would be closing on Friday (today) by noon. Residents such as Diana Hallett, who lives just east of the bridge in Callaway County were unhappy that “MoDot and the county gave me just one day as a part of

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Pumpkin Fest Turns 25

This year’s edition of the Hartsburg Pumpkin Fest will mark 25 years of pumpkins, food, vendors and fun. Pumpkin King Glen Beckmeyer will lead off the parade at 9 a.m. Saturday for this year’s festival. Festivities will take place between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday throughout Hartsburg. Last year’s changes in traffic and

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Light at the End of the Tunnel: Missouri River Bridge To Open Nov. 14

There’s some good news on the horizon for Missouri River Bridge commuters: the westbound Route 54/63 bridge in Jefferson City will reopen on Nov. 14, Missouri Department of Transportation officials announced today. The bridge, which has been closed since May 1 for painting and other repairs, was expected to open to traffic by the end

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SoBoCo MAP scores provide information for instructors

While slipping a bit as expected, faculty and administration were please with SoBoCo MAP scores which were released last Thursday. “It’s always good to know where we stand,” said Assistant Superintendent Tim Roth. “We have plenty to be happy about, but we also have a few challenges.” The Missouri Assessment Program test gives students, teachers

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Hiker rescued at Devil’s Backbone

Southern Boone fire fighters rescued a woman who fell off a cliff in the Devil’s Backbone area last Wednesday. The victim, a 21-year-old, was hiking with friends after dark along Backbone Road near Cedar Creek, according to Southern Boone Fire Protection District spokesperson Roger Jaeger. “She was pretty lucky,” Jaeger said, “we had 16 fire

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Homecoming Highlights

SoBoCo High School Homecoming Queen and King Katy Andrews and Alex Kirmse were crowned on Friday night.   The SoBoCo freshman class took top honors for their homecoming float, above, in last Thursday’s parade.   The theme of this year’s homecoming was “Superheroes.” Right: Skyler Beeson and Spiderman on the Senior Class float.

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Education official impressed with SoBoCo’s technology

Southern Boone Elementary had a special visitor from Washington, D.C. last week. Debora Southwell, visited the University of Missouri and SoBoCo as a part of a $1 million eMINTS grant at the university. MU’s Christie Terry said she wanted to bring Southwell to SoBoCo due to the district’s commitment to technology in the classroom. Southwell

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Eagles find offense in second half, win homecoming

Down 13-7 with one second left in the first half, Colby Phillips gave the SoBoCo Eagles a huge lift with a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. But the Pintos came back on their first drive in the third quarter to re-take the lead at 19-14. After the Eagles got a fourth down stop by

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