Baseball Eagles garner All-Conference honors

The SoBoCo Eagles baseball team had three players named to the first team Tri-County Conference All-Conference squad recently – including the conference’s Most Valuable Player Alex Anderson. The Eagles won the Tri-County with a perfect 7-0 record. Anderson led the team in pitching as well as being at the top of many offensive categories. Anderson

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Eagles complete first fishing season at Stockton

The high school fishing team competed in their last regular season tournament Sunday, May 22 at Stockton Lake. There were 166 teams entered. Southern Boone’s Blaine Sapp and Tanner Miller took 43rd and Owen Kemna and Austin Marren finished 115th. There was a storm that moved through the night before, and many believed that would

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Love and Marriage

Someone wiser than me once said, “Happiness is losing track of how many couples one has united in the bonds of matrimony.” Actually, I said that. Just now. While my quote is probably too long and cumbersome to fit on a bumper sticker or coffee mug, it is nevertheless true. I’ve lost count of how

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Going 15 rounds with dad

It did not take too many years into my teens to realize that while dad was my hero, he wasn’t exactly perfect. Dad came home from work at 5:15 every day and one day, while the news was showing a large, athletic man being led into a courtroom, dad proclaimed him, “just another militant bum

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Donald Gene Forrest

Donald Gene Forrest, of Ashland, Missouri passed away May 8, 2016 at Ashland Healthcare, he was 70 years old. Donald was born April 11, 1946 in St. Louis. He was the son of Theodore Robert Forrest of St. Louis and Lily Mae Forrest (Dell) of Arkansas. Survivors include his mother, Lily, his wife, Mabel, his

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Woolford Drops “Interim” Status

  What has been unofficial since last summer became official in May. The Ashland Board of Aldermen has dropped the “interim” Police Chief Lyn Wolford’s City Administrator title and made him the City Adminstrator/Chief of Police. The Ashland Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a new contract for Woolford at their May 24 meeting. “I am

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SoBoCo taps Karr, Griffith as new Assistant Principals

Southern Boone Schools Superintendent Chris Felmlee confirmed Tuesday morning that the district had picked two internal candidates for Assistant Principals. Lucas Karr, currently a PE teacher at the Elementary School, is slated to be the new assistant principal at the Primary School and Justin Griffith, currently a social studies teacher at the Middle School, is

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Summer Street Work Begins

City maintenance crews have been out working on streets since early Spring, however, the summer work – with street overlays and improvements – will begin in earnest this month. City Administrator Lyn Woolford said this past week that nine streets had been identified as priorities for the City improvements: West Oaks, Johnson Street, Church Street,

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Kids ready for fun, lifeguards ready for anything

 When she was on her second day of the job as a lifeguard last summer, Kayla Fischer was in her chair above the pool, watching swimmers. Suddenly, Fischer says, she hear yelling in the diving area and saw lifeguard Niki Kleinheider jump into the pool to pull a young swimmer to safety. Fischer stood on

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