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Internet options for Setters Knoll

Residents in Setters Knoll will soon have the option of additional internet access. Residents have attempted to entice cable companies in recent years, but could not get CenturyTel to provide internet capability. However, according to Setters Knoll resident Sarah Walsh enough residents agreed to sign up for Internet service with Socket and infrastructure is being

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Commission candidates differ on hospital contract

The race for the Boone County Commission’s Southern District seat is slowly warming up, but both candidates didn’t hesitate to answer questions about the negotiations for a new Boone Hospital contract. Democrat Brianna Lennon and Republican Fred Parry agreed that the hospital is one of the county’s biggest assets, however, they disagreed on how the

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Rodeo draws large crowds

The 40th annual Cattlemens Day Rodeo played to capacity crowds this past weekend. On Friday night, the rodeo had more than 2,000 in attendance and Saturday night was a blockbuster night with more than 3,500 estimated in attendance. Saturday’s crowd was so large, the line of traffic was backed up to the Hwy. 63 exit

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A New Classroom for the “Most Special Guests”

At Monday’s ribbon cutting and celebration of the new Early Childhood Special Education classroom at Southern Boone schools, it was pointed out to Southern Boone Chamber members, parents and administrators that the most special guests in the room were….the children. The school district was proud to show off its newest classroom to families who will

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High School Test Scores Still Lead State Average

The test scores are in and Southern Boone High School continues to impress. The high school received its “report card” from ACT last week and while the composite score dropped from previous years, as expected, SoBoCo separated itself from the state’s composite score. The scores were expected to drop? Correct. The ACT report was for

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Rodeo bucks out of the chute this weekend

The 40th Annual Cattlemens Days Rodeo will come out of the shoot bucking on Friday and Saturday night. Rodeo events begin each night at 8 p.m. The annual parade will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and the Kiddie Roundup will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday. All events will be at the Cedar Valley Riders

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City Cuts Property Tax

The City of Ashland has provided tax payers a bit of a breather when it comes to property taxes. At their Tuesday, Aug. 16 Board of Aldermen meeting, the aldermen agreed to lower the city’s property tax, based upon numbers provided by the county assessor. The city portion of residents’ property tax bill will be

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New McDonald’s Grand Opening

McDonald’s owner Mark Mehle thanked the Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce for hosting a ribbon cutting at the new McDonald’s facility last Tuesday. Mehle also voiced his appreciation for the Southern Boone community and praised his employees. “You should be proud of the folks we have working here in Ashland,” Mehle told chamber members, “they

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YMCA Notes

YMCA Notes Reminder, registration deadline for flag football is this Friday, August 26th. $40 for Y-Member and $50 for Non Member. Open to boys and girls. The fee provides the kids with an NFL jersey and NFL flags that they get to keep. Please stop by the Y or register online at www.southernbooneymca.org Y-Club enrollment

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