Another Brick in the Wall

By Travis Naughton In his now infamous December 11th meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, President Trump threatened to allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if his demand for over $5 billion to build a wall on the United States’ southern border was not met. Mr. Trump vowed, “I will take the

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More snow, plummeting temperatures on the way

Lead Photo: Brenna Young, Malori Farren’s, Adalyn Schiermeier, and Maggie Young had a in their snow fort this past weekend as they dug through 17-inches of snow that fell on Southern Boone on Friday and Saturday. There is a chance for more snow this weekend. “There’s just a lot of snow out there,” said SoBoCo

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City to search for new administrator assistant

The Ashland Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to begin a search for an assistant city administrator. There was no discussion and no names or specific duties have been outlined yet, however, the new assistant will likely aide City Administrator/Police Chief Lyn Woolford in the transition period of building a new city hall and moving as

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SoBoCo school board approves April tax

The Southern Boone School Board approved a school bond tax measure for the April ballot during their January meeting on Monday evening. The bond issue will read on the ballot as a 40-cent per $100 assessed valuation, however, the board also plans to increase real and personal property taxes another 25-cents per $100 of assessed

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Chief Woolford named nation’s Top Crossing Guard

While everyone knew that Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford had received the most votes, he had not been officially named “America’s Top Crossing Guard.” Until….Thursday afternoon. In an assembly for SoBoCo Primary and Elementary School students planned to kick off Hero Week, Woolford was surprised by school administrators, superintendent Chris Felmlee and Safe Kids Foundation’s

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Eagles win pair of road games

Lead Sports Photo: Eagles soccer player Savana Johnson recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer with Stephens College. Savana has been a 4-year starter for the Eagles and was a second team all state player last spring. She helped the Eagles to a 62-10-3 record in the past three seasons and back-to-back district

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Slow start leads to Eagles first loss

The Southern Boone County boys basketball teams suffered their first loss on the season against Centralia in the California Tournament. Centralia, who received votes in the state rankings in the most recent polls, kept the Eagles hot scorers at bay and moved on to the championship game of the tournament on a 57-46 win. SoBoCo

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 01.10.19: Michael Allen Starke, 37, of Hartsburg, was arrested by Columbia Police on an out of county warrant. Bail: $25,000.

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