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Skelton claims fundraising lead, Walsh confident in 50th race

Missouri House candidate Michela Skelton, D-Columbia, has opened a lead in her fundraising efforts in the race for the 50th District seat. However, her opponent, Sara Walsh, R-Ashland, is claiming another endorsement, this one from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. The two squared off last week at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce in their only

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Chamber endorses Proposition 1

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce unanimously endorsed the Boone County Proposition One road and bridge tax at their monthly meeting Thursday morning. Proposition One, a half-cent sales tax, will be up for renewal on the August 8 ballot. Voters will also select a new state representative for District 50 – which includes Southern Boone

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School district to hold community discussion

The Southern Boone School District will hold an open public meeting with parents, civic groups, daycare and child care providers to discuss community needs and services for child care on Tuesday, July 25, at 6:30pm in the Middle School Annex at 303 North Main Street, Ashland, Mo 65010. Please feel free to call Christopher Felmlee,

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School Board approves funds for additional projects

The new Southern Boone Primary School gym now has a new maple floor. Also, lighting has been installed over the facility’s stage and the new bleachers arrived on Monday. The school board was apprised of the construction update at their July board meeting on Monday and approved the additional expenditures of $38,300. The projects include:

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Chamber of Commerce endorses Prop One road/bridge tax

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce unanimously endorsed the Boone County Proposition One road and bridge tax at their monthly meeting Thursday morning. Proposition One, a half-cent sales tax, will be up for renewal on the August 8 ballot. Voters will also select a new state representative for District 50 – which includes Southern Boone

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City gets DNR grant for sewer project

City Administrator Lyn Woolford had some very good news and a little frustrating news about the City of Ashland’s planned new sewer plant on Monday. The good news first: Woolford received word from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that the City of Ashland will receive a $500,000 Rural Sewer Grant – a one year

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Boone County Fair kicks off this weekend

The annual Boone County Fair moved to Sturgeon last summer and it worked well enough that they have a return engagement starting this weekend. While Saturday and Sunday’s opening days are mostly used for set-up, there are a few key events. The annual Fair Horse Show will be Saturday morning at 8 a.m. The Boone

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“Big Pharma” presentation at Ashland library

“Big Pharma: Market Failure” will be presented at the Southern Boone Library on Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and a video and discussion will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. The presentation is free – no tickets or reservations are required. There will also be a panel of three to

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Hartzler announces airport grant

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) announced Friday that Columbia Regional Airport has been awarded a $1,945,937 million grant for airport improvements. Hartzler has supported and worked with Columbia Regional Airport in the past to obtain federal funding and was glad to hear Columbia Regional Airport would be able to improve their runways. This funding is another

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