Construction Accident Shuts Down McDonald’s/FastLane

McDonald’s managers were forced to turn away customers who walked to the fast-food restaurant today. One even drove over the orange cones used to block entrance to the parking lot. The problem was power – or the lack thereof – which shut down the restaurant and FastLane. About 8 a.m. Thursday morning, a construction work

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Dad Never Met an Uber

By Bruce Wallace It can be fun to spend money. But keeping track of what that cash is buying and where you are spending it? Not so much. And if you’re reading this and just sent a kiddo to prom and/or graduation, I feel your pain. If you’re reading this and have a kid in

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Shiny Side Up ‘tween the fenceposts

By Travis Naughton I would like to report for the first time ever following a Naughton family RV trip that last weekend’s getaway to Smithville Lake went off without a hitch. I would like to report that, but naturally I cannot. After all, it would not be a Naughton family outing without some measure of

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Eagles Survive Upset Bid

When it is playoff time, a team simply needs to advance to the next round. Sometimes that is termed “Survive and advance to the next round.” The SoBoCo Eagles did exactly that on Monday as they held off an upset-minded Fulton team by a 2-1 score. The win puts the 20-2-1 Eagles into the district

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New Trash Routes, Policy Begins June 6

The City of Ashland and Republic Waste Services have established new trash routes and a new pick-up schedule for residents in the City of Ashland. According to City Administrator Lyn Woolford, the new schedule will begin Monday, June 6. The Ashland Board of Aldermen approved the new once-per-week trash service for the City of Ashland

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SoBoCo Awards 133 Diplomas

For a Class of 2016 which has achieved so much, they might simply be remembered for their sheer size. One hundred and thirty-three seniors graduated from Southern Boone this year – a record that might not stand for more than a few years – and the crowd at the high school on graduation day was

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School Board Expands Early Childhood, Eagles Athletics

The Southern Boone County School Board approved three initiatives during their regular monthly board meeting on Monday which will change very different aspects of the school district. • The school board approved a measure which will increase the offerings for Special Needs students and Early Childhood education. This means that those students will no longer

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Eagles run, hurdle and throw their way to Sectionals

The SoBoCo Eagles performed well where expected – and perhaps where they were a bit surprised on Saturday at the District track meet. The Eagles girls finished in second place and the boys in third as both teams will send a full group of athletes to Saturday’s Sectional meet. SoBoCo’s Hannah Crow dominated in the

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Eagles Top Moberly in Wild Win

The SoBoCo Eagles fell behind, then got the lead – then repeated that formula. But in the end, the Eagles took a wild 9-5 win over Moberly last Thursday. The Eagles, now 16-6, fell behind early but got a 5-run first inning, led by Sam Poole’s 2-run double. Trevor Garriott had a sacrifice fly and

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