Eagles Hall of Fame seeks nominations for 2019 Class

In April of 2018, the first class of Southern Boone Athletic Hall of Famers was chosen and inducted in a wonderful ceremony at Southern Boone High School. The first class included: April Smith Ash Tillie Bill Gerald Buescher Betty Craig Joyce Arnsmeyer Gillespie Dave Gill Melvin Lewis The 1981 state champion softball team The 1986

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 01.23.2019: Charles Everett Hayes, 28, of Ashland, was arrested by Columbia Police on two counts of misdemeanor stealing and a probation & parole violation. On 01.24.19 an additional charge of failure to appear was added. Release reason: sent State. • 01.27.2019: Kenneth

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Arctic blast vortexes Mid-Missouri

Lead Photo:  Police Sgt. James Creel and Administrative Assistant Megan Young show off the new headquarters for the Ashland Police Department. Creel said that minor construction efforts to create a new evidence room and officer work room cost the City just under $3,000. Young said the larger evidence room provides a method for the department

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Chamber Celebration

Last week the Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Banquet. Chamber Award Winners for 2018 include, from left: Business of the Year, Vicki Kemna for Boone Electric Cooperative; Member of the Year, Ann Colgrove of The Callaway Bank; Bob Sappington Community Service Award, Maureen Dalton of the Southern Boone Senior Center; and

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BOND ISSUE AT BALLOT

To address the rapid growth in the Southern Boone County School District, the Southern Boone County School Board is proposing a bond issue on the April 2, 2019 ballot. Proposition A, the School Bond Issue on the ballot, will be for a 40-cent general operating tax levy increase. The increase would allow a $6 million

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State tax error drove $536 million revenue deficit

An “April surprise” is coming for Missouri taxpayers, and the House Budget Committee wants to know why. The state miscalculated its tax table that determines how much should be withheld from Missourians’ paychecks. That means not only will some taxpayers owe more than they anticipated, but the state is running more than half a billion

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City Christmas decorations finally coming down

It may seem that the City of Ashland simply wanted to continue the Christmas spirit well into January, but it was actually due to a faulty hydrolic hose. The city’s Christmas decorations had remained on light poles around town until this week. “We had a few folks call in and wonder if we forgot them,”

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I Wouldn’t Bet Against Me

Not long ago, I came to the realization that if I didn’t start taking my writing more seriously, then no one else would either. After promising myself that I would devote more time and energy to writing in 2019, I set four writing goals for the month of January. I’m proud to tell you, faithful

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Peggy Griggs 1938-2019

Peggy Sue Griggs, 80, of Ashland passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Ashland Healthcare. She was born on December 18, 1938, in Wilton, Mo., the daughter of Elbert Francis and Lela Merle (Nichols) Plaster, both of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by: her children: Terry (Gary) Wilburn of Holts Summit,

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