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YMCA seeks FEMA storm shelter grant

LEAD PHOTO: Bicycle riders from Ashland Folks on Spokes take a lunch break recently at Flat Branch Pub and Brewing in Columbia. The group of bike riders gets together each week on Thursdays or Fridays to ride parts of the Katy Trail or, in this case, the MKT Trail. To learn more, contact Rich Ward,

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Prop A easily defeated

Missourians defeated Proposition A by a 2-1 margin in Tuesday’s primary election. In Boone County, the ballot box was more active than usual, with just over 37,000 of the county’s 100,000 registered voters going to the polls. The higher-than-expected number of voters brought about some problems for the Boone County Clerk’s office. Complaints about polling

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County Road Work

Boone County, through contractor Innovative Roadway, will begin onyx surface seal treatment on county roads beginning August 13. The work includes 56 different road projects and estimated time will take 30-days to complete. Southern Boone roads included in the project include: Old Hwy 63 South to Ashland city limits; Dee Woods Road, entire length; Palis

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Cattlemen Days Rodeo Parade

The annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo will be held August 24-25 at 8 p.m. The parade on Saturday will be changed this year, starting at the Optimist Club at 2 p.m. The parade will travel south on Henry Clay, turn west on Broadway, then north on Main Street, east on Ash Street and then north on

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School board sets priorities for future bond issues

LEAD PHOTO: The YMCA Summer Day Camp participants toured the Southern Boone fire station on Henry Clay last Thursday. LEAD STORY: Remember that brand spankin’ new wing of kindergarten classrooms at Southern Boone Primary that opened last fall? Nice addition to the building, right? Well, it’s full. Noting that there are 155 kindergarten students already

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Prop A solidly defeated

Missourians defeated Proposition A by a 2-1 margin in Tuesday’s primary election. In Boone County, the ballot box was more active than usual, with just over 37,000 of the county’s 100,000 registered voters going to the polls. The higher-than-expected number of voters brought about some problems for the Boone County Clerk’s office. Complaints about polling

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SoBo Fire answers call for Silver Alert, locates missing man

A senior citizen diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease who had walked away from his residence on Andrew Sapp Road was found safe early Monday morning. The Southern Boone Fire Department led the search of the area that involved as many as 40 fire volunteers as well as the Cole County Emergency Management team. An Endangered Silver

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Rate cut for Ameren customers

Ameren Missouri customers will soon see their electric rates decrease by 6 percent, thanks to legislation passed by the Missouri General Assembly and swift action by the Missouri Public Service Commission. The $167 million rate cut stems from federal tax reductions passed by the U.S. Congress in December, which required actions from Missouri lawmakers and

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State Fair opens Thursday

The Missouri State Fair begins its 10-day run on Thursday. The Sedalia fair begins its run on Thursday, August 9 with a number of new free entertainment options. Six nights of fireworks will be included at the state fair, immeidately following concerts on Aug. 9-10-11-15-17-18. Other free entertainment includes: Team Big Air – Extreme Basketball

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