Bruins running up wins behind Keown

It was during the summer that Rock Bridge senior Jimmy Keown began realizing what might be in store for this year’s Bruins cross country team. He could feel the expectations of the upcoming season rising while running with other teammates.

“We hoped we could do our best,” Keown said, “and in the back of my mind, there was the possibility that maybe we could do this.”

Hickman settles down to defeat Jays

Hickman almost got a little too comfortable with its lead Thursday night.

The Kewpies volleyball team defeated visiting Jefferson City 29-27, 25-14 and improved to 14-7-1.

Education-minded candidates get nod

Political spin can make sorting out the issues difficult for voters — especially in this election, where the spin is acknowledged as much as the rhetoric. But five associations have tried to make it easier for constituents to decide on Nov. 2 by endorsing the candidates each deems best when it comes to education.

“You hear candidates talk all the time about ‘I’m for education’ and ‘I’m for education,’ and what we are designed to do is sift through all that information and help people find out who the best education candidates are,” said Gail Willis McCray, political action coordinator for the Missouri State Teachers Association.

Public administrator race centers on guidance

The dark-green cards Republican John Sullivan distributes in his campaign to unseat Democrat Connie Bell Hendren as Boone County public administrator feature a quote from Ronald Reagan.

“Whatever else in history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts,” it says. “My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.”