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Republicans win Mock Elections

If Southern Boone Elementary and High School students are any indicator, Republicans were going to have a very good day on Tuesday. The election was not rigged – and it wasn’t even close. Republican Donald Trump polled 228 votes, not quite 50% of the 432 votes in the three-way race. However, the surprise came when

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City Approves Guthrie Rezoning, McCubbin on deck

At the Nov. 4 meeting of the Ashland Board of Aldermen, a re-zoning request from James Guthries was approved on its first reading. The property two parcels of land on north Henry Clay, currently zoned Light Industrial. The change, which requires a second reading and vote, would be to General Commercial. City Administrator Lyn Woolford

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Optimists, High School honor veterans on Friday

The Ashland Optimist Club will host a Veterans Day Breakfast from 6 a.m to 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Optimist Club. Veterans and their spouses are invited to enjoy the free breakfast. Veteran are also invited to take part in the annual Veterans Day assembly at the Southern Boone High School gym.

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Sunday fire destroys home west of Ashland

No injuries in blaze A Sunday morning blaze destroyed a home west of Ashland. Southern Boone Fire Protection District fire fighters were called at 10 a.m. to the fire at the home owned by Mark and Brenda Mayes, 2090 W. Hwy. MM. According to SBFPD spokesperson Barrett Glascock, the home was nearly completely involved on

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River bridge opens Monday

For Missouri River Bridge commuters, there’s a reason to celebrate next week: work to reopen the westbound Route 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City will start after 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, with both the eastbound and westbound bridges fully open to traffic by 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. The

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Girl Scouts sponsor weekend drive

Southern Boone Girl Scouts will host a “Hygiene Drive” this weekend at Moser’s Grocery. The drive will be Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. The drive will benefit Southern Boone County School nurse – who serve children in need; the Columbia Adoption Project; the Central Missouri

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Library launches new website

After a 3-week public beta-testing period, the new website for Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) went live on Monday, November 7, replacing the 8-year-old site at www.dbrl.org. Visitors to the new library website will find several new features. There’s a large central search box, three main menus designed to quickly direct people to the most

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Ashland adds fourth polling place

After more than a year of politicking, debating and argument, the two presidential candidates will finally let the voters have their say on Tuesday. The general election in Boone County will feature 36 polling stations – including a fourth polling precinct in Ashland. “Ashland has grown so big that we had to add a place

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Eagles push Blair Oaks, but fall in title game

The SoBoCo Eagles spotted the Blair Oaks Falcons 8 points after fumbling on their own 20-yard line on the game’s opening play. Then they began their comeback. SoBoCo kept coming back for four quarters before Blair Oaks put them away for good with another Jake Van Ronzelen touchdown with 7:42 left in the game as

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Spooktacular Fun

Over 300 kids attend Optimist’s Halloween Spooktacular for tricks, treats and photos. See the Journal’s annual Halloween photos in the today’s November 2nd edition.  

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