News

Southern Boone actors take the stage in Elf, Jr., the Musical

Theater Preview by Tammy Miller Five members of the Southern Boone community will be performing this weekend as part of the cast of Elf for TRYPS Children’s Institute at Stephens College. Shows will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 at The Warehouse Theater on Stephens College campus. Based on the cherished New

[ Read More ]

Hometown Holiday Events This Weekend

There will be plenty of fun and holiday magic this weekend – and you won’t have to drive out of town to enjoy the fun. “This weekend is a good way to kick off the holiday season in Southern Boone and a good reminder to shop local,” said Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce President Wade

[ Read More ]

Winter Walking School Bus

On Friday, December 9th the Walking School Bus program will be having a one-day winter walk. No registration is necessary. Just show up by 7:25 a.m. at the Ashland Baptist Church parking lot. Supervision will be available beginning at 7 a.m. The SoBoCo Walking School Bus program has been popular organized effort to provide Primary

[ Read More ]

Wren looks for right balance for Ashland ownership/rentals

New Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission chairman Ernie Wren says that he anticipates more and more growth in town….and issues that come with that growth. Wren, 54, was nominated and approved by fellow board members at the November P&Z meeting. “I have been a longtime resident and seen the tremendous growth in our community,” Wren

[ Read More ]

Basketball is Back

Basketball is back and the Eagles cracked open the 2016-17 season in a big way on Tuesday night by winning four games at the SoBoCo gym over Harrisburg. Both boys and girls JV teams got easy wins, the Eagles varsity girls had little more than a workout in a 64-point win over the Bulldogs and

[ Read More ]

YMCA signs contract for property purchase on west Liberty Lane

The Southern Boone YMCA announced on Friday that it has placed under contract 15 acres on the northwest side of Liberty Lane at Main Street which is owned by the Lenger family. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The Southern Boone YMCA will remain a branch of the Jefferson City YMCA, said branch

[ Read More ]

MISSED DEADLINE

The Columbia Regional Airport could still be a part of the Ashland sewer project, but at a much higher cost. As the Ashland sewer project continues to move rapidly forward, the City of Columbia has seemingly missed the first cut-off for joining in the future Ashland sewer project. Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer said the pipe

[ Read More ]

Hunters Helping Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation’s Matt Seek did a quick cut underneath the buck’s jaw and quickly cut out the small lymph nodes. Total time: About 15 minutes. Seek was one of 13 of Conservation’s employees at the Optimist Club on Saturday and Sunday collecting lymph node samples that will be tested for chronic wasting disease.

[ Read More ]

Active Shooter Drill at SoBoCo Elementary

A multi-jurisdictional training event will be held at Southern Boone Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. The drill will involve an active shooter, but with a twist – there will be local “actors” involved and the drill will involve officers and emergency responders from around the county. SoBoCo school resource officer Trevor

[ Read More ]

Parry, Rowden Win at Polls

There were many surprises at the polls on Tuesday evening, but apparently the students at SoBoCo Elementary School got it right – Republicans had a great evening. Two Republicans who won area races include Fred Parry – who defeated Brianna Lennon for the Southern District Commission seat on the Boone County Commission by 766 votes

[ Read More ]