boonville http://kbia.org en Katy Bridge Coalition campaigning in Boonville http://kbia.org/post/katy-bridge-coalition-campaigning-boonville <p></p><p>A group that fought to save a central Missouri railroad bridge from demolition is raising money to repair the span.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports&nbsp; members of the Katy Bridge Coalition hope eventually to add the bridge to the Katy Trail, Missouri's 225-mile hiking and biking trail. Mon, 26 May 2014 21:53:02 +0000 Associated Press 53560 at http://kbia.org Katy Bridge Coalition campaigning in Boonville Boonville City Council to discuss Kemper redevelopment http://kbia.org/post/boonville-city-council-discuss-kemper-redevelopment <p>The Boonville City Council is set to discuss renovating and redeveloping the campus of the former Kemper Military School Tuesday.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:33:14 +0000 Phil Bergman 48320 at http://kbia.org Boonville City Council to discuss Kemper redevelopment Hartzler looks to Boonville residents for input http://kbia.org/post/hartzler-looks-boonville-residents-input <p>Residents in Cooper County are speaking out about the issues they want to see represented in Congress.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:43:22 +0000 Courtney Kiley 43334 at http://kbia.org Hartzler looks to Boonville residents for input Boonville Tourists May Pay More in the Near Future http://kbia.org/post/boonville-tourists-may-pay-more-near-future <p>Boonville tourists may soon spend more money on their visits.</p><p>That's because the city wants to increase its lodging tax from 4 % to 5 %.&nbsp; That&nbsp; move will add an additional $40,000 to the tourism fund for next year.</p><p>A lodging tax is applied only to those who spend the night in a hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, or campground in Boonville city limits.</p><p>Representative Lisa McClary of the Boonville Tourism Commission said she knows how the money will be spent.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:39:41 +0000 Sara Maslar-Donar 42467 at http://kbia.org Boonville Tourists May Pay More in the Near Future Boonville school superintendent cleared in Obama rodeo act http://kbia.org/post/boonville-school-superintendent-cleared-obama-rodeo-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missouri school official has been cleared of wrongdoing in a State Fair rodeo act that mocked President Barack Obama.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Albert Watkins, an attorney for </span>Boonville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> superintendent Mark </span>Ficken<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, said Wednesday that an investigation by the school district found </span>Ficken<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was not involved in inappropriate actions or statements.</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:12:57 +0000 Associated Press & Casey Morell 39578 at http://kbia.org Boonville school superintendent cleared in Obama rodeo act Boonville school board begins investigation into Superintendent's role in State Fair incident http://kbia.org/post/boonville-school-board-begins-investigation-superintendents-role-state-fair-incident <p></p><p>The Boonville R-1 School District Board of Education held a special session Tuesday night to discuss investigating the superintendent’s possible involvement in a controversial stunt at the Missouri State Fair.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Mark Ficken was the announcer at the Missouri State Fair’s bull-riding event Saturday when a clown appeared in a mask resembling President Barack Obama and asked the crowd if it wanted to see Obama stomped by a bull.&nbsp; Now, Boonville’s school board says it has hired a consultant to investigate Ficken’s involvement.&nbsp; Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:15:44 +0000 Andrew Nichols 38807 at http://kbia.org Boonville school board begins investigation into Superintendent's role in State Fair incident Boonville citizens to vote on sales tax http://kbia.org/post/boonville-citizens-vote-sales-tax <p>Boonville citizens will vote Nov. 6 on a tax initiative to raise the sales tax. The main portion of money from the tax would go to improving the water treatment plant in Boonville.</p><p>The tax initiative on the Boonville ballot&nbsp; would raise the sales tax by half of one percent. This would raise the sales tax to 8.2 percent similar to that of surrounding cities.&nbsp; The money would go toward improving the water treatment plant and storm water drainage issues. City Administrator Irl Tessendorf said times may be tough but the improvements are needed.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:12:34 +0000 Ky Bright 23335 at http://kbia.org Boonville citizens to vote on sales tax Boonville livestock auction barn to re-open next week http://kbia.org/post/boonville-livestock-auction-barn-re-open-next-week <p>Boonville’s livestock auction barn will re-open as the Missouri Valley Commission Company Tuesday, Oct. 23, under new ownership.</p><p>Jon Angell of Centralia owns the soon-to-be opened auction farm with his brother, Justin, and business partner, Mike VanMaanen.&nbsp; Angell said with the previous owner, the company sold up to 60,000 head of cattle a year.</p><p>“There’s quite a need in this area to have a local barn for the cattlemen and farmers of the area to sell their livestock,” Angell said.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:47:52 +0000 Connor Wist 22969 at http://kbia.org Boonville livestock auction barn to re-open next week Butternut Bread plant requests pay cut from employees http://kbia.org/post/butternut-bread-plant-requests-pay-cut-employees <p>The Butternut Bread plant in Boonville is going bankrupt and is asking 80 employees to take an 8 percent pay cut along with reductions in company-paid pensions.</p><p>Frank Hurt, President of The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), says employees have an obvious decision to make, and they will not choose the pay cut.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:11:34 +0000 Taeler De Haes 21402 at http://kbia.org Butternut Bread plant requests pay cut from employees KBIA Newscast for June 18, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/kbia-newscast-june-18-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newscast, including:</p><ul><li>A $13.3 million federal grant to the MU Health System</li><li>A Sedalia Community College will be offering classes in Boonville in the Fall</li><li>The state auditor&#39;s office says a couple of ballot measures would have no cost to taxpayers</li></ul> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:08:21 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 16094 at http://kbia.org KBIA Newscast for June 18, 2012 State Fair Community College to offer classes in Boonville http://kbia.org/post/state-fair-community-college-offer-classes-boonville <p>A Sedalia-based community college will begin offering classes in Boonville in August. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:01:14 +0000 Jamie Crockett 16092 at http://kbia.org State Fair Community College to offer classes in Boonville Retired Boonville school placed on endangered building list http://kbia.org/post/retired-boonville-school-placed-endangered-building-list <p>The advocacy group, Missouri Preservation announced Wednesday that Boonville&rsquo;s Central Elementary School was on its Most Endangered Historic Places List for 2012. Thu, 31 May 2012 13:23:23 +0000 Hailee Hopkins 15065 at http://kbia.org KBIA visits Boonville http://kbia.org/post/kbia-visits-boonville <p><span style="color: rgb(31, 73, 125); font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; font-size: medium; ">Darren Hellwege takes us on a Sunday morning visit to Boonville. We find a church where the ministry is a family affair, and some old friends who are a part of a great music scene in Cooper County. They all share a love of their neighbors, and of the history of this friendly river town.</span></p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Darren Hellwege 8354 at http://kbia.org KBIA visits Boonville Newscast for February 2, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-2-2012-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Fire destroys Boonville&#39;s Unlimited Opportunities businesses</li><li>Food bank&#39;s Buddy Pack program faces cuts, elimination</li><li>Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:10:36 +0000 Kellie Moore 8269 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 2, 2012 Fire destroys Boonville's Unlimited Opportunities businesses http://kbia.org/post/fire-destroys-boonvilles-unlimited-opportunities-businesses <p>A Thursday morning fire in Boonville has destroyed two businesses operated by a program that helps people with disabilities.</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:52:47 +0000 8097 at http://kbia.org Fire destroys Boonville's Unlimited Opportunities businesses Boonville Organizations Seeking City Money May Have Stricter Guidelines http://kbia.org/post/boonville-organizations-seeking-city-money-may-have-stricter-guidelines <p>Boonville City Council members work toward tightening up the way organizations receive city funding. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 22:05:25 +0000 3061 at http://kbia.org