Wrestling team sends three to state meet

The Southern Boone County High School wrestling team is sending three wrestlers to the state championships. Sophomore Kade Scheer finished fourth in the 113-pound weight class, senior Blake Schmidt earned a first-place title in the 138-pound weight class and sophomore Austin Skaggs will finish with either a third or fourth place in the 145-pound weight

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 02.09.19: Ricky Demone Bratton, 57, of Kansas City, was arrested by Ashland Police on charges of 2nd degree burglary and theft +/- $500. Bail $10,000.

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For the Good of Our Children

Imagine, if you will, that you work in a small room filled with tables, desks, chairs, bookshelves, storage carts, and 20 living, breathing, sneezing, and coughing human beings. Some of those human beings suffer from attention deficit disorder. One or two show signs of PTSD. Another has been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder. A few

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Jennie Ashley 1941-2019

Jennie Lee Ashley, age 78 years, of Hartsburg, Mo., passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Jennie was born February 4, 1941 in Pryor, Oklahoma the daughter of Stanley L. and Zelda E. (Ousley) Huggans. She was married to Phillip Ashley. She was a 1959 graduate of Pryor High School

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Fire district looks for additional funding to protect growing Southern Boone

LEAD PHOTO: The Southern Boone Fire Protection District awarded Kaitlyn Harnett, Emily Beck, Joe Pointer and Sam Bretthorst each with a certificate of recognition for emergency medical response ‘Clinical Saves’ at the annual banquet for SBFPD Volunteers held last week at the Optimist Club.   LEAD STORY: Fire district looks for additional funding to protect growing

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Three SoBoCo school board candidates on April ballot

Two incumbents and one newcomer are on the ballot for the Southern Boone School Board election in April. Voters will select two candidates from: Barrett Glascock Southern Boone County School Board Incumbent Barrett Glascock, age 72, is finishing his twelfth year on the School Board and running for reelection. “I feel like I can still

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Free tax preparation help available at Mizzou

Changes to federal and state taxes could cause confusion for students and Missouri families. The University of Missouri will open Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites to assist Missourians with their tax return preparation today through April 15. “Taxes can be complicated for many families, and given the number of changes now facing taxpayers, this

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Eagles win third straight Classic crown

LEAD SPORTS PHOTO: Ashland’s Bryce Arnold gave donation checks to, left, boys basketball coach Andy Jahnsen and, right, girls basketball coach Damon Wren last week from the Southern Boone Youth Basketball Tournament. The donations will go towards assisting the high school program. Not pictured: Alicia Lange, co-tournament director. LEAD SPORTS STORY: Eagles win third straight Classic

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