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Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival’s Triumphant Return

By Travis Naughton Last weekend marked the much-anticipated return of the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival following last year’s cancelation caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Once again, vendors, volunteers, local residents, and out-of-town visitors converged upon the tiny Missouri River hamlet for one of the state’s largest and most popular Fall festivals. Katy Lammers, a lifelong

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Southern Boone High School 50 Year Reunion

Front row, L to R:  Jimmy Pauley, Bill Vaughn, Pam Higgens Vaughn, David Morton, Jim Smith, Jan Short Miller, Donna Wren, Ruth Tichenor (Faculty), Betty Mudd (Faculty), Edwin Nichols, Lois Edwards Belle, Russell Martin, Kay Snyder School Accountant, wife of Don), Alan Mudd (Husband of Betty), Bart Tichenor (Husband of Betty), Leon Martin.  2nd Row

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren I recently mentioned how nice it is to drive along the back river roads.  I’d also like to recommend a stroll through the Southern Boone Learning Garden in the evening or on weekends.  This time of year is interesting, as you can see the changes in the garden with the seasons, along

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2021 Homecoming Parade

Door Decorations First place Dr. Miller’s advisory Second Place Mrs. Nichols’s advisory Third Place Dr. Hamer’s advisory Fourth Place Mrs. Shaffer’s advisory Parade Floats First Place Seniors! Second Place Juniors! Third Place Sophomores! Fourth Place Freshmen! The scores were VERY close, everyone did an incredible job! Class of the Century is awarded to the Junior

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Community Reacts to Sudden Change in School Board’s Masking Policy

By: Travis Naughton After the Southern Boone School Board met on September 23rd and voted 4-3 to rescind a masking requirement in school buildings that reach a pre-determined threshold of active Covid cases and/or quarantines, a firestorm of public reaction ensued. Parents, teachers, and board members shared their opinions with the Journal. Brad Bartow, a

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren October looks like it will be a busy, and exciting month, around town.  This weekend, October 9th and 10th is of course the annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival.  The festivities begin with a parade at 9am on Saturday, and there will be vendors, food, and activities throughout the weekend.  IMPORTANT traffic information from

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Southern Boone School Board special meeting

By Travis Naughton The Southern Boone school board held a special meeting last Thursday evening to consider revisions to the district’s safe re-entry plan in order to address increasing numbers of students and faculty testing positive for Covid-19 and/or being subjected to quarantine. Board members floated several ideas to keep more students in-seat, including changing

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Sadie Meets Senior Fund-raisers

By: Gene Rhorer Southern Boone High School Senior’s Ellie Helms , Gavin Blackburn, Tate John, Dylan Hoyle, Thomas “Bob” Andert, Riece Clevenger, Paige Gamble, Jersee Wren. All have one thing in common this year. This years Seniors went to Southern Boone High School librarian Melisa Duckett and asked could they all choose Sadie Robinett as

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren Big news this past week belongs to the Southern Boone Marching Eagles, which competed at the Wright City 2021 Marching Festival. Our high school band took home: 1st place in Indoor Drumline, 2nd place in Parade, 2nd in Indoor Guard, Outstanding Drumline in Parade, and 2nd place in Field Show. There were

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