Parade, picnic draw large numbers

Last Thursday on a hot and humid morning, the city’s annual Fourth of July tractor parade held its highest participation and attendance to date. There were twenty-one tractors entered in the tractor parade, which is the largest number to date. The American Legion opened its doors to the public for restrooms and an air-conditioned space.

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Mayor rejects MoDot rollover request

MoDot has rescheduled the State Highway Route M/Broadway repaving project with no date set for the project to be completed. “We [the City] had already paid our portion of the project and when I spoke to MoDot they wanted to roll over the money. I said no,” said Mayor Gene Rhorer. “That’s a different fiscal

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School, recycling near completion

Around town, Red Tail Drive is being completed and the Southern Boone County school district administrative staff is moving into its new central office building. The SoBoCo Central Office will hold administrator’s offices, the athletic director, special education staff and director and early education director. The building also consists of a boardroom for education and

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Employment

HELP WANTED Adventures In Learning Childcare Center is now hiring full and part time positions. Must be 18 and pass a Missouri Background Check. For more information call Sharon @573-657-9282. PART-TIME/TEMPORARY SPORTS REPORTER The Boone County Journal is looking for a part-time temporary Sports Reporter for the summer. Please contact us at 573.657.2334 or send

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 07.3.19: Nicholas Allen Walters, 33, of Columbia, was arrested by Ashland Police on a failure to appear charge. Bonded: $1,500 • 07.3.19: Columbia Police arrested Tabitha Rae Whitaker, 26, of Ashland, on possession of a controlled substance charge. Bonded: $4,500. • 07.03.19:

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Holiday Traffic Statistics

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the following 2019 July Fourth holiday statistics: Troopers worked 376 traffic crashes, which included 139 injuries and nine of the 12 fatalities. Troopers also made 160 DWI arrests and 110 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. Troopers worked 11 boating crashes, which included five injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers

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Too Good to Pass Up

If your friends try to convince you that driving twelve hours from mid-Missouri to Colorado to attend a concert is a bad idea, then you need new friends. Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, is a one-of-a-kind, open-air music venue framed by a pair of three hundred-foot tall sandstone formations called Ship Rock and Creation

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Kenneth Bowden 1946-2019

Ken Bowden of Lake Ozark passed away June 27, 2019 in Houston, Texas after a brief illness. This came as a shock to all who knew and loved him including his wife, Susan and son Chad who were at his side. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from

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Liberty Lane construction

Weather permitting, Christensen Construction, on behalf of Boone County Resource Management, will begin an asphalt overlay on Liberty Lane between Route M and the Ashland city limits. Work will take place Tuesday, July 9, 2019 through Friday, July 12, 2019 between the  hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The road will remain open but

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Donald Fairley 1935-2019

Donald Edward Fairley of Ashland passed away July 1, 2019 at Villa of Blue Ridge in Columbia, he was 84 years old. He was born April 19, 1935 in Leonard, Missouri, the son of H.G. and Thelma Louise Boydstun, Fairley. He worked for National Refactories in the brick plant. Donald was a member of the

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