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Saturday Manhunt in Ashland ends with no arrests

A suspected felon eluded law enforcement officers on Saturday morning after a car crash and a search that was extended to Ashland. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a non-injury crash happened Saturday morning about 2 miles south of Mt. Pleasant Rd. The driver had fled on foot in to the nearby woods, according to

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City Park Board looking for dog park space

LEAD PHOTO: The Southern Boone Fire Protection District’s 2018 honoree, Sam Bretthorst gives credit to the accommodating management and staff at Moser’s for their support when she is called off the job for an emergency. LEAD STORY: City Park Board looking for dog park space Palomino Ridge resident Melissa Finnegan only recently got her first family dog. But she

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‘Just call me Sam’ is top firefighter

By day Sam Bretthorst seems similar to most 20-year olds. She likes to read and hang out with family and friends. But unlike most young ladies her age, Bretthorst lives at a fire department facility. Bretthorst was recently named Firefighter of the Year for the Southern Bone Fire Protection District. “Samantha was the obvious choice,”

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Stick to those workout resolutions for best, healthy results

In mid February, many New Years resolutions have already failed. According to a study by the University of Scranton only 8% of people achieve their New Year resolution goals. A majority of resolutions declare to live a healthier lifestyle, including exercise and better nutrition. “Noticing that they need a change, gives them something to drive

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Weather changes schedules

Tuesday’s round of predicted ice and snow has changed some local events and has altered the SoBoCo Eagles basketball tournament schedule. SENIOR CENTER:  The Southern Boone Senior Center has cancelled Dinner Day for Wednesday, February 20th. BASKETBALL: Tuesday’s round of predicted ice and snow has changed the SoBoCo Eagles basketball tournament schedule. The Eagles boys

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DISTRICT PLAY STARTS TONIGHT

The SoBoCo Eagles boys and girls basketball teams begin district play this week in Linn. The Eagles girls, at 11-10 on the season, take on Fatima tonight at 7 p.m. California and Blair Oaks are the No. 1 and 2 seeds in the tournament. The Eagles boys, 21-2 on the season, are the No. 3

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With winter weather forecast, limit travel through Friday night

The Missouri Department of Transportation advises motorists to limit travel beginning Friday and throughout the weekend as a series of winter storms will impact roads across the state. “For your safety and the safety of our crews, we ask everyone to avoid unnecessary travel once the storm begins,” said Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer

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SoBoCo test scores still amongst top in area, state

While standardized test scores at Southern Boone Schools did not improve on every test from the previous year, the overall assessment from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education put the Eagles at the head of the class of Missouri students. On the 2018 state Annual Performance Report, the SoBoCo results showed the district raised

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Ashland Ward Two Alderman race is repeat of Sapp vs Klippel

In the City of Ashland races, Alderwomen Leslie Martin in Ward 1 and Alderman Jesse Bronson in Ward 2 are both unopposed and seeking another term in office. In Ward 3, incumbent Jeff Sapp will face Fred Klippel for election. Jeff Sapp, age 47, is finishing his first term as Alderman for Ward 3. “I

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