City budget, revenues in growth mode

LEAD PHOTO: Hartsburg view of the rising Missouri River.  LEAD STORY: City budget, revenues in growth mode The City of Ashland’s annual budget is growing as the City grows. The City projected the 2019 budgeted for $375,000 in sales tax revenue and looking to surpass that estimate. “We have year to date collected $356,741.77,” said City Administrator

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Scheulen, Cunningham vie for fire board seats

The Southern Boone Fire Protection District is looking for voters to approve the 12-cent per $100 of assessed value tax increase for the currently all-volunteer fire department on the April 2 ballot. The cost of the tax increase to a homeowner with $150,000 of assessed value would be $32.20 per year. The rise of growth

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Missouri River cresting above flood stage

Rainfall and snowmelt creating flooding in the upper Midwest has sent the Missouri River above its banks throughout the state. Two deaths have been attributed to the flooding, and two men are missing, according to the Associated Press. The flooding followed an intense winter storm known as a “bomb cyclone” of wind and rain last

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Walsh backs bill to teach the Bible in high schools

Does teaching the Bible in school add historical context or promote religion? That question was at the core of a lengthy debate Wednesday in the Missouri House over a bill that would affirm the right to teach the Bible in social studies electives. The House gave initial approval to the bill. Ashland’s Sara Walsh, R-Dist.

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Spring rains bring flood water risks

As many northwest Missouri communities face rivers and creeks at or above flood stage, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) reminds Missourians of the serious health and safety risks posed by floodwater. “It is vital that everyone working near floodwaters realizes the risks that exist,” said Dr. Randall Williams, DHSS Director.”Just as

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 03.12.19: Nicholas Christopher Dulick, 31, of Ashland, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies for failing to register as a sex offender. Bail: $40,000. • 03.12.19: Ashland Police arrested Antony Michael Paul, 18, of Ashland on the following charges: 2nd degree property

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Eagles win fourth straight Lebanon championship

For the fourth year in a row, the Southern Boone County High School girls soccer team won the Lebanon Tournament. This year the championship trophy came on the high scoring performance of a freshman and the tested leadership of their defenders. The Eagles opened tournament play with a 7-2 victory over Crocker. Freshman Jersee Wren

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Eagles split weekend doubleheader

The Southern Boone County High School baseball team’s first loss of the season came down to two pitches. In their second game of the day on Saturday, the Eagles faced a state-ranked Palmyra team that, up and down the lineup, had consistent hitters who put together better at bats. Southern Boone head coach Brian Ash

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Track team opens Friday

The Southern Boone County High School track and field team dominated in relays last year, and they’ll look to replicate that success this season. The boys 4×400-meter relay won a state championship and set a school record with a 3 minute, 23.99 second time. Junior Rece Gilmore and senior Deven Perry return for the season

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Eagles fishing team opens season

It was a rough day on Lake of the Ozarks Sunday, March 17 as 324 boats fished the National Youth Fishing Association’s High School Bass tournament. Only 83 teams weighed in a keeper. Southern Boone sent eight teams with only two catching a keeper. Landon Sapp & Bradley Smith ended up 53rd with one fish,

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