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District ready for new early childhood program

District ready for new early childhood program by Lexi Larson Southern Boone County School District will have a new Early Childhood Special Education (ECSC) program starting with the new school year. It will focus on three to five year olds and will help young children develop skills before they start kindergarten. SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee

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A New Name for the Road Back to School

A New Name for the Road Back to School by Bruce Wallace When school starts on Aug. 17, students at SoBoCo Middle School and SoBoCo High School will travel a new street to arrive at their classrooms. Eagle Avenue was to be unveiled this morning in front of the Middle School as the new street

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Primary Election on Tuesday

Tuesday’s Primary Election will give Missouri voters the choice of a number of candidates – but only on one party ticket or the other. Voting will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. at assigned polling spots in Southern Boone – Rock Bridge Elementary, the Ashland Senior Center or the Ashland Optimist Club. Voters

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McDonald’s opens new location

The McDonald’s Restaurant on Broadway in Ashland reopened its doors Thursday morning  after undergoing a complete rebuild this summer to improve the customer experience. The renovations includes a number of features. • The new restaurant no longer shares space with the gas station/convenience store and is a standalone location with its own restrooms. • The

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School Board Honors Law Enforcement

by Bruce Wallace Law enforcement officers Lyn Woolford, Trevor Fowler and Tom Reddin thought they were coming to a SoBoCo school board meeting to discuss security and safety of students during the upcoming school year. However, school board members and Superintendent Chris Felmlee didn’t want to talk school safety – at least, not Monday night.

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City approves new duplex development

by Lexi Larson The Ashland Board of Alderman voted last Tuesday night, July 19, to allow the rezoning of CL Richardson’s property on Liberty Lane from commercial to residential. Scott Schooler said he wants to buy Richardson’s land so his company, Schooler Construction, can build six duplexes on the property. Residents of the Middleton subdivision

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Delegate “engaged” at Republican Convention

by Bruce Wallace Ashland Republican Sara Walsh will never forget her trip to the 2016 Republican Convention. “There were so many favorite moments,” Walsh said on Monday, “but walking onto that floor for the first time, or being there before the convention started and hearing children practice the Pledge of Allegiance as they were going

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County Commission race highlights primary election

by Bruce Wallace ~ Get more on each heading below in today’s Journal ~ Fowler looks for SoBoCo support: “Simply hard work and dedication,” says candidate Trevor Fowler about his campaign, “and what the citizens of the community are wanting from their county commission – that is getting some voters excited when they hear about

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Fair Board says No Danger at County Fair

Hours after a Sturgeon Police officer shot a man involved in a domestic dispute, the Boone County Fair Board is issuing a press release saying the Fair is a safe place for Boone Countians to be this week. A 35-year-old domestic violence suspect, armed with what appeared to be a handgun, was shot by an

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Southern Boone shows big at Boone County Fair

Southern Boone youth have scored well after the first two days of competition at this year’s Boone County Fair in Sturgeon. Ashland’s Allyssa Johnson was named Boone County Fair Queen on Tuesday and on Wednesday, the first evening of FFA judging, Riley Tade was honored as Grand Champion in the Meat Market Goats competition. Ashland

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