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More snow, plummeting temperatures on the way

Lead Photo: Brenna Young, Malori Farren’s, Adalyn Schiermeier, and Maggie Young had a in their snow fort this past weekend as they dug through 17-inches of snow that fell on Southern Boone on Friday and Saturday. There is a chance for more snow this weekend. “There’s just a lot of snow out there,” said SoBoCo

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City to search for new administrator assistant

The Ashland Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to begin a search for an assistant city administrator. There was no discussion and no names or specific duties have been outlined yet, however, the new assistant will likely aide City Administrator/Police Chief Lyn Woolford in the transition period of building a new city hall and moving as

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SoBoCo school board approves April tax

The Southern Boone School Board approved a school bond tax measure for the April ballot during their January meeting on Monday evening. The bond issue will read on the ballot as a 40-cent per $100 assessed valuation, however, the board also plans to increase real and personal property taxes another 25-cents per $100 of assessed

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Chief Woolford named nation’s Top Crossing Guard

While everyone knew that Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford had received the most votes, he had not been officially named “America’s Top Crossing Guard.” Until….Thursday afternoon. In an assembly for SoBoCo Primary and Elementary School students planned to kick off Hero Week, Woolford was surprised by school administrators, superintendent Chris Felmlee and Safe Kids Foundation’s

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Snow closes SoBoCo Schools

Snow that began Friday and sporadically continued until Sunday afternoon has resulted in the Southern Boone School district being closed Monday. SoBoCo Administration has just alerted the public to schools also being closed on Tuedsay. Superintendent Chris Felmlee stated “There’s just a lot of snow.” Stay tuned to the Journal and your local news for

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School board looks for tax hike to deal with growth

Lead Photo: Seniors workout at during the YMCA’s Silver Sneakers program twice each week. LEAD STORY: The Southern Boone School Board and SoBoCo superintendent Chris Felmlee will host a public meeting tomorrow evening, Thursday, January 10 at 6 p.m. at the Primary School gym to present the plan for a $6 million bond issue. The bond

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New year, new chance to get fit

Many individuals start off the a new year focused on new year resolutions, however many lose sight of their goals by February. The Southern Boone YMCA is concentrating on getting the community started on a healthier lifestyle for all ages. Memberships were up in December 2018; the YMCA is looking for another increase this January.

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In rural Missouri, going to jail isn’t free. You pay for it.

On a typical Thursday in November, in a rural circuit court slightly northeast of Kansas City in Kingston, people trickle in and out of a largely empty courtroom. They come for a variety of reasons: speeding tickets, driving without a license, car accidents and occasionally more serious crimes. But at the end of almost every

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Three file school board seats

Two incumbents and a newcomer have filed to put their names on the ballot in April for the Southern Boone school board. Filing to run for the two school board seats as well as races for the Ashland Board of Aldermen and the Southern Boone Fire Protection District deadlines on January 15. Incumbents Steve Condron

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