On this day one year ago, The Moberly Monitor-Index took a look at the various open seats on Randolph County boards that were coming up for a vote in April.

Voters were set to decide seats for a local school district, a fire protection board and an ambulance board.

In other local news on Feb. 17, 2016, the director of the Missouri Department of Conservation was preparing to make a visit to Moberly to seek public input on the state's conservation areas and programs.

In local sports news a year ago today, the Moberly High School wrestling team was preparing to send several wrestlers to the first round of the state wrestling championships.

Also, the Moberly Area Community College Greyhound men's basketball team was looking to secure third seed at the upcoming Region 16 men's tournament, and the Cairo varsity girls basketball team had picked up a pair of victories.