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Busy Election Ballot Awaits Voters

LEAD PHOTO:  Favorite Halloween Candy by State; Don’t forget the Optimist Club’s Spooktacular Event tonight from 5-7:30 p.m.  LEAD STORY:  Busy Election Ballot Awaits Voters Southern Boone County voters will should plan to take a few extra minutes to vote next Tuesday on election day. This year’s mid-term ballot is lengthy, with multiple “spotlight” races

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Lawsuit filed, Walsh mum, Skelton still miffed

As the election draws closer, races are getting hotter. So are the tempers. Nowhere else more than in Southern Boone County where Missouri House District 50 opponents Sara Walsh and Michela Skelton are facing each other for the second time since August of 2017. And they might see each other again in a court of

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Weekend thefts from cars include handguns

Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford said Monday that thefts from multiple cars resulted in three handguns being stolen. “So now we have more weapons on the street which could be in the wrong hands,” Woolford said. The thefts came after midnight early Saturday morning when multiple residents reported property had been stolen from their cars.

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Hartzler challenged by Hoagenson for congressional seat

U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville is seeking a fifth term in Congress next Tuesday. Hartzler is being challenged by Democratic businesswoman Renee Hoagenson. Having recently made a trip to Arizona to witness U.S. Boarder Patrol agents doing their job, Hartzler said the U.S. needs to have more manpower and more technology on the boarder. “It’s

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Hoagenson focuses on healthcare issues

Columbia businesswoman Renee Hoagenson is an MU graduate with a BA in English and has owned her own media business, including Marketplace Magazines in Columbia and Jefferson City. Now she is participating in what she calls “the most important election cycle” and is running for Missouri’s fourth district U.S. Congress seat. She knows that defeating

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Eagles beat Tolton; Compete in sectionals Tuesday

The SoBoCo Eagles got two first half goals from Deven Perry and built a 3-0 lead in the second half on their way to 3-2 victory, winning their ninth consecutive district soccer crown on Tuesday. While Father Tolton worked to keep the game close in the final 30-minutes, the Eagles midfield and defense shut down

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Missouri River Classroom

LEAD PHOTO: Southern Boone students spent time on the Missouri River last Thursday as a part of their Natural Resources class. Students learned about how the river was turned into a channel, among other lessons. Missouri River Classroom The Missouri River is certainly not the river it was two centuries ago and 32 SoBoCo freshmen

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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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