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Skelton sends “cease and desist” letter after campaign ad for Walsh

The District 50 Missouri House of Representatives race got a little hotter this week when Democratic candidate Michela Skelton sent a “cease and desist” letter to Zimmer Radio and Republican incumbent Sara Walsh. Skelton is protesting a radio ad which directly calls her a “radical element who endorses violent protest against police.” Skelton vigorously denied

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Former SoBoCo teacher indicted

The SoBoCo school board will meet on Thursday or Friday this week to accept the resignation of Teneil Wayne Stevenson, a Middle School PE teacher. Stevenson, 35, has been on leave since Aug. 31 when he was questioned by Fulton Police during the Southern Boone – Fulton football game concerning an inappropriate communication with a

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Mental health report delivered to school board

The Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) reported earlier this year that 81.56% of surveyed students in Boone County stated the nature and severity of mental health issues in district has “increased moderately or significantly over the past 10 years.” SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee shared the presentation with the Southern Boone County School Board last

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New city hall owner is optimistic

Local business owner and developer Dave Westhoff has had a few laughs this past week as a few friends have asked him what he’s going to do with the city’s old jail in back of Ashland City Hall. Actually, Westhoff bought city hall – but the old jail is a landmark that was not part

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SoBoCo staff frustrated with counselor-student ratios

LEAD PHOTO:  Carson Sappington, age four, of Hartsburg, negotiates the price of a super-sized pumpkin with Cody Hackman on Saturday at the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival. For more photos, see page 12 of today’s Journal. LEAD STORY:  SoBoCo staff frustrated with counselor-student ratios “We need more help, and are overwhelmed, “said Karri Amelunke primary school counselor.

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Young learners have fire department fun

A little rain did not stop Southern Boone’s youngest learners, as Parents as Teachers flooded the Southern Boone County Fire Department Tuesday, Oct. 9, for fire prevention week fun. The fire department hosted 124 people in the open house, including my family. “The event was pretty average of what we have had the last couple

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SoBoCo Marching festival steps into spotlight on Saturday

Parade to close Broadway on Saturday morning In only its third year, the Southern Boone Marching Classic has grown larger than anyone perhaps expected. Two-dozen schools will be judged at Saturday’s festival, which begins with the parade competition at 8:30 a.m. The bands will parade down Broadway, beginning at Henry Clay. The parade will close

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Mid-Missouri Arts hosts event

This upcoming weekend will bring something unique to the So. Boone County area. Artists from around the region will be descending on So. Boone to compete in Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance’s first plein air event. Boone Plein Air will be happening October 19th, 20th, and 21st. Board President, Tracy Eichhorn explains, “Plein Air means painting outdoors

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EAGLES SURPRISE CENTRALIA IN DISTRICT PLAY

A combined effort from the defense and pitcher Camryn Schaller led the Southern Boone County softball team to a 1-0 win over Centralia to advance to the semifinals of district play on Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles scored early, taking advantage of one of the few errors Centralia gave up. After Schaller hit a single in

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MU Health Care makes major donation to Southern Boone YMCA

LEAD PHOTO:  Teresa Snow, MU Health Care, presents a check to Southern Boone YMCA Director Kip Batye and YMCA Program Director Derek Mordica during Sunday’s Community Kickoff event. LEAD STORY:  MU Health Care makes major donation to Southern Boone YMCA University of Missouri Health Care has committed $450,000 to the Southern Boone Area YMCA toward

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