SoBoCo schools, fire district get voter approval for increased taxes

Voters in Southern Boone proved once again they did not mind raising their taxes for quality services. Voters passed the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District tax and the Southern Boone County School District tax increase in last week’s April 2 election. With the cost of the tax increases, along with an August 25-cent per

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Officials favor outer road, Hardwick Lane moved west

An outer road along the east side of Highway 63 from Route H, by the Columbia Airport, to Route M/Y, the exit to Ashland, has been moved to the number four priority spot for the Mid Missouri Planning Commission’s road projects. Hardwick Lane, starting at Rt. H is currently being moved to the east of

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Hartzler Legislation Supporting Missouri Task Force 1 Passes House

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s legislation supporting Missouri Task Force one passed the House today, moving the measure one step closer to law. The National Urban Search and Rescue Parity Act (H.R. 639) establishes clear policy allowing federal employees to serve on FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces. Hartzler’s bill clarifies a 2016 law which

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CORRECTION: Walsh favors closed primaries

A story in the April 3 Boone County Journal concerning the potential future of the election process contained an inaccurate and confusing paragraph concerning Rep. Sara Walsh’s position on primary elections. The story should have said: When asked what one thing Walsh would ‘get rid of’ in our election process, she responded, “Open Primaries.” Closed

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Darlene Short 1921-2019

Darlene Mae Wren Short of Overland Park Kansas, formerly of Columbia Missouri passed away April 7, 2019 at the age of 97. She was born April 23, 1921 in Hartsburg, Missouri the daughter of Josie and Robbie Wren. Darlene married Paul Vemer Short on May 31, 1941. Darlene graduated from Hickman High School and the

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 04.04.19: Hector Rodriguez, 39, of Hartsburg, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies on a failure to appear charge. Bonded $87.50. • 04.05.19: Boone County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Allan Dale Bobbitt, 32, of Ashland on a probation & parole violation. No bond.

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Eagles top trio of top 10 teams in a week

The Southern Boone County high school baseball team had a season-defining week. Last Monday, they were facing a schedule that included matchups with three state-ranked teams, two of those being on one day. Their record had just fallen to 2-4 with a loss to conference foe Boonville, and scoring had come in small spurts throughout

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Eagles finish second in golf tourney

The Southern Boone County High School golf team fell to Tolton in a three-team match on Wednesday at Eagle Knoll. The Eagles finished second, behind the Trailblazers by 20 strokes and ahead of Fatima. Tolton finished with a team score of 171, SoBoCo hit 191 and Fatima had a score of 207. Adam Wiseman was

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Employment

CITY ADMINISTRATOR POSITION The City of Ashland is seeking a qualified individual for the position of City Administrator. This position shall be the Chief Administrative Assistant to the Mayor. The City Administrator shall coordinate and be responsible for the administrative operations of all City Departments, including developing, recommending and implementing policies, program planning, financial management,

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