LEAD PHOTO: Bicycle riders from Ashland Folks on Spokes take a lunch break recently at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing in Columbia. The group of bike riders gets together each week on Thursdays or Fridays to ride parts of the Katy Trail or, in this case, the MKT Trail. To learn more, contact Rich Ward,
Missourians defeated Proposition A by a 2-1 margin in Tuesday’s primary election. In Boone County, the ballot box was more active than usual, with just over 37,000 of the county’s 100,000 registered voters going to the polls. The higher-than-expected number of voters brought about some problems for the Boone County Clerk’s office. Complaints about polling
The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department invites Boone County residents to attend one of three community forums scheduled to determine the health priorities for Boone County. Each community forum will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates. Residents are invited to drop in anytime within those two hours
Boone County, through contractor Innovative Roadway, will begin onyx surface seal treatment on county roads beginning August 13. The work includes 56 different road projects and estimated time will take 30-days to complete. Southern Boone roads included in the project include: Old Hwy 63 South to Ashland city limits; Dee Woods Road, entire length; Palis
The annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo will be held August 24-25 at 8 p.m. The parade on Saturday will be changed this year, starting at the Optimist Club at 2 p.m. The parade will travel south on Henry Clay, turn west on Broadway, then north on Main Street, east on Ash Street and then north on
Bill Linder, 68, of Ashland made his journey to heaven on August 7, 2018 surrounded by his family. Billy Eugene Linder was born July 20, 1950 in Springfield, Mo., the son of Chester Linder and Evelyn McIntosh Linder. He retired from Simplex/ Grinnel as an electronic technician after 30 years of service. Bills hobbies included
Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. Tuesday, July 31, 2018: • Cynthia Ann Harmon, 54, of Hartsburg, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon. Bonded $6,000. • Ashland Police arrested Johnny Dean Quehl, 62, of
LEAD PHOTO: More than 40 Southern Boone soccer alums were on hand Friday for the third annual Alumni Tournament. The event was a kickoff to the fall sports season that began with practices for SoBoCo athletes on Monday. LEAD STORY: A part of the success of this year’s SoBoCo Eagles soccer team might be it’s
YMCA wrestling coaches Steven Wilmoth, Mike Bauer, and Lee Conner, back row, worked with YMCA wrestlers during summer camp. The camp had 26 enrollments and spanned over a three day period where kids worked some fundamentals and prepped for the upcoming wrestling season.
YMCA golfers Aiden Williams, Will Begemann, Brody Stranz, Tyler Williams, Tyler Marren, Mason Branch, Kaden Massie, Ema McGee worked on their putting skills last week at summer golf camp.