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Warm weather will soon return to normal

Suddenly, the fishing is pretty good and high schools hosting district basketball tournaments are having to run their air conditioning. It’s February – and it’s unusually warm. What gives? According to ABC-17 meteorologist Brittany Beggs, Boone County has broken five weather records for this warm February. “We have four high temperature records on February 11,

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Flu strikes hard in Boone County

Boone County has seen an increase in the number of reported laboratory-confirmed flu cases in recent weeks, according to a release from the Boone County Public Health Department. “It is important to remember that the number of flu cases reported may not be the actual numbers of flu cases that occurred during that time period,”

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Calvert officially named Moberly postmaster

Moberly’s new postmaster is the first woman to ever hold the job in this city, according to officials with the Moberly Post Office. What is Moberly’s gain, many would say, is Ashland’s loss. Alisa Calvert has 27 years with the U.S. Postal Service – most recently as postmaster with Ashland. However, Calvert had been on

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Library hosts final Community Conversation

The Daniel Boone Regional Library will hold its final “Community Conversation” on Friday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Last Thursday, the library hosted its second discussion concerning its future priorities. Rhonda Mitchell, library director at Southern Boone Library, said the district had great conversations with SoBoCo school distict teachers. The library is looking for public

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Eagles shoot for district titles

By the end of Saturday night, the SoBoCo Eagles basketball teams could be celebrating a pair of Class 3 District 9 championships – just like they did at the Tri-County Conference Tournament in early January – or they could be getting ready for baseball and girls soccer season. The Eagle enter this week’s district play

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Boone Electric Shootout Pays

Kyle Scheer had 30-seconds to make four shots during halftime of last week’s Southern Boone vs Fulton basketball game. Scheer, a former New Haven Shamrock star player, needed to make a layup, a free throw, a foul shot, a 3-point shot and a half-court shot to win $250. Scheer’s half-court heave was just a bit

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Shatter-resistant safety at SoBoCo Schools

It may look like Southern Boone High School and Middle Schools received a new coat of window tinting on their front doors and east facing windows recently, but looks can be deceiving. The window tint material provides a urethane coating which is impact-resistant. You can fire a bullet through the material, but it will not

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SoBoCo grows to Learning Garden transition

The SoBoCo School Board, by a 6-1 vote, began the transition to make the Learning Garden an official part of the local school district’s curriculum. The board gave Superintendent Chris Felmlee the go-ahead to post a full-time position opening for a Learning Garden teacher. The Learning Garden has been the recipient of a grant which

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Learning Garden hosts chili cook-off

The Southern Boone Learning Garden will host a Chili and Soup Cook-Off at the Ashland Optimist Building on Sunday, Feb. 26 from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Learning Garden supporters will be cooking up a great lunch and asking donors to help “plant seeds for life.” Tickets for the cook-off are $10 per adult, $5 for

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