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New Library Director Begins Today

The Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) Board of Directors hired Margaret Conroy as DBRL’s next director. Her first day at DBRL is January 18. She replaces Melissa Carr who retired January 15, 2018. Margaret Conroy has spent her library career in Missouri in a variety of leadership positions. Most recently, she was the Assistant Director

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Felmlee wants SoBoCo to be Charter School sponsor

LEAD PHOTO CAPTION: Bobby Norfolk entertained a young audience on Monday at the Southern Boone Library. Norfolk portrayed Ragtime pianist Scott Joplin during his 45-minute performance.  With the idea of potential Charter School legislation passing through the Missouri legislature, Southern Boone County schools superintendent Chris Felmlee is taking up an unusual strategy: He wants the

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BRRRR! Extreme cold puts SoBoCo on hold

Monday’s two-inch dusting of snow was simply a prelude to Tuesday’s winter hammer. Dangerously cold temperatures hit Mid-Missouri Tuesday morning as the thermometer plunged to minus-four degrees and wind chills created a minus-19 degree ice box. Temperatures climbed to 0-degrees by 10:30 a.m., but were not expected to climb past 11-degrees and the wind chill

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Logging thousands of miles by horse

Lee the Horse Logger slowly tromped across the parking lot of the Copper Kettle on Monday afternoon, weighed down by two pails of water. The water was for his horses, who waited patiently, at the end of the parking lot. “It’s going to get pretty cold tonight, do you have a place to go?” Lee

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Harmon signs up for school board election

Southern Boone resident Chris Harmon is the only new candidate to sign up for the April election for the Southern Boone School Board. As of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, with three hours before the deadline, Harmon was the only new candidate in either the school board or the city races. Harmon’s entry into the field

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Flu hits SoBoCo schools, state hard

Flu and various virus bugs have hit the Southern Boone school district hard since the holiday break. On Friday, superintendent Chris Felmlee said the district’s attendance was only 91%, down from its average of 98% attendance. Hit particularly hard was the Elementary school, with only 88% attendance. Earlier last week the attendance was only 93-94%.

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City sends parks sales tax to voters in April

The City of Ashland will add a parks and stom water half-cent sales tax to the April ballot after it was approved at last Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. If approved by the voters, the tax would likely bring about an estimated $160,000 to pay for upkeep and improvements at City Park as well as

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Real estate veterans join forces

Two longtime Southern Boone County realtors will be joining forces next month it was announced this week. Carl and Sandy Freiling, previously with House of Brokers, will become a part of South County Realty and work with the father-son duo of Barrett and Brandon Glascock. In addition, the Freiling’s longtime assistant Jeana Richardson will also

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Candidates sign up for April election

The two holiday week seemed to slow the run for candidates for the spring election. According to the school board office and Ashlandd City Hall, no new candidates have signed up to qaulify for the election. Candidates who signed up before the holidays include: Southern Boone School Board: Two open positions, Joe Miller, an incumbent

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