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Eclipse tips and more for Monday

Eclipse Tips On Monday, August 21 residents and visitors in Boone County will view one of the most spectacular sights in the natural world, a total solar eclipse. This is an opportunity for our community to put out the welcome mat to visitors from across the nation and the world as they visit to view

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Dr. Luke Stephens eager to practice in Ashland clinic

Ashland’s newest physician says he wanted to come to the new University of Missouri Health Care because he knew he would fit into the situation well. Having spent a few years of his professional career in Chicago, what made Dr. Luke Stephens think he would be a good fit for a new clinic in Ashland?

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Family Medicine Clinic Opens

University of Missouri Health Care opened a new family medicine clinic to provide primary care in Ashland and southern Boone County on Monday. The new 3,790 square-foot clinic is located in the Redtail Professional Building, 101 Redtail Drive, Suite C. It features seven exam rooms and a lab for testing. “Family medicine is centered on

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Talk is done, moon on Monday to eclipse… the sun

If you thought Monday’s solar eclipse would never get here, hang on just a few more days – it will begin getting dark late Monday morning and you will see the eclipse beginning at 11:45 a.m. The eclipse will reach totality in Boone County only for a few minutes at about 1:12 p.m. CDT. The

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Lions want to start Club in Ashland

Members of the Lions Club from Missouri to Texas are in the area this week to initiate starting a club in Ashland. Lions District Governor Bob Noellsch, of Bowling Green, said there is enthusiasm for starting a club in Ashland. “This would be separate from the Hartsburg club,” Noellsch said, “and they would serve their

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Walsh gets to work as District 50 state rep

Ashland’s Sara Walsh will be the first resident to represent Southern Boone in the State Legislature after winning a narrow victory over Democrat Michela Skelton in last Tuesday’s special election. Walsh said on Thursday, after attending a Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce meeting, that she was already moving quickly at representing the residents of District

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Walsh wins 50th, Road Tax Passes Easily

Ashland’s Sara Walsh will be the first resident to represent Southern Boone in the State Legislature after winning a narrow victory over Democrat Michela Skelton in Tuesday’s special election.  Walsh lost the Boone County vote, but out-paced Skelton in Cole and Moniteau Counties to win 3,737 to Skelton’s 3,439 votes. The 50th District was without

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YMCA looks to school board to help solve child care puzzle

Southern Boone YMCA Director Kip Batye says that the growth of the local YMCA is in part due to growth in the Southern Boone Community. But with growth, Batye notes, comes a challenge to serve the community with a variety of services. Batye will again go before the SoBoCo Board of Education on Monday in

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Taking the FFA Fundraising Toilet Plunge

Not waiting until the start of the school year in September, the Ashland FFA set about last week to bring new plumbing to potential supporters. FFA members delivered a blue toilet to numerous Ashland businesses and Southern Boone homes last week. The high school students then “rescued” and removed the brightly-painted toilet if the contributor

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Woolford: Police officer killed after common traffic stop

Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford said Monday that the killing of a Clinton Police officer should serve as a reminder that officers don’t know what they will be approaching during any stop or call for service. The manhunt for Ian James McCarthy, of Clinton, ended Tuesday evening without incident. McCarthy has been charged with first

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