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Police chase ends in arrest

LEAD PHOTO: Hartsburg view of the rising Missouri River.  LEAD STORY: Police chase ends in arrest Law enforcement officials arrested Allan Bobbitt, 32, Wednesday afternoon after a car and foot chase. The chase, which started at the intersection of Broadway and Main in Ashland, included officers from Ashland Police, Highway Patrol and Boone County Sheriff’s deputies. Bobbitt

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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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Highway 63 safety is cause for concern

LEAD PHOTO: The Southern Boone Senior Center’s annual Loafer’s Days event kicked off with a crowd for lunch last Thursday. LEAD STORY: The Tuesday, March 5 Alderman meeting revolved around the future of transportation in SoBoCo and safety as Mayor Gene Rhorer and City Administrator Lyn Woolford recently attended an county-wide informational meeting for transportation. As

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YMCA child care in new location, now for all ages

The Southern Boone YMCA has had an after-school program, but only for Middle School-aged students. Now, due to a new partnership with Walk In Faith Church, the YMCA is offering before school care and after school care for all young Southern Boone students. The new Y-Club is located at the Walk In Faith Church, 300

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Fire Board elections–five candidates, various concerns

The April 2 elections for the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District Board have two seats for election with five individuals running: Jim Cunningham, sitting SoBoCo Fire Board President, Sam Scheulen, Alicia Ozenberger, Shelley Martin, and Liz Heyen. Alicia Ozenberger, age 42, joined the volunteer SoBoCo fire department summer 2018, after recruitment and training. She

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Summer STEM Program Coming to SoBoCo

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Southern Boone Middle School the week of July 22 – July 26, 2019. Camp Invention challenges children in Grades K-6 to find their “inner inventor” by learning the process of innovation. Using hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics

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