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Motion Denied

In the United State District Court Western District of Missouri Central Division Judge Nanette K. Laughrey denied the plaintiff, Lyn Woolford, the motion for “temporary or preliminary injunction” filed August 31, 2020. Former Police Cheif Lyn Woolford was placed on verbal paid administrative leave on February 11, 2020 which caught local attention of Southern Boone

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Optimist Community Pool Committee Update

The Optimist Community Pool has successfully finished the “Summer of Covid 2020”.  “Success” at swim pools is normally gauged by a lack of drownings and good fiscal management.  This summer, the ability to remain open while faced with stringent county regulations, was also an indicator.  Because of the additional regulations, the Optimist Community Pool encountered

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Caleb Rowden Calls on Boone County to Expedite CARES Funds Distribution

The coronavirus pandemic is exacting a heavy toll on our community. Mid-Missouri families are struggling, many of our small businesses and non-profits are barely scraping by, and our schools and hospitals are stretching themselves further than ever before. People have been forced to adapt quickly, at no small expense, and face incredibly difficult choices as

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Health Care Finder helps solve health care needs across Missouri

The University of Missouri System has introduced a new tool to connect Missourians to the university system’s health care resources. The UM System Health Care Finder — an interactive, searchable database — maps more than 200 health resources across the state, from a pediatric endocrinology clinic in Kirksville to Tele-Behavioral Health Services in Marble Hill.

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C.L. Richardson donates to YMCA

Thank you to C.L. Richardson Construction Co. for the $20,000 donation toward the YMCA’s Capital Campaign. Above, Dave Westhoff, member of the YMCA board, receives a check from Dave Richardson of C.L. Richardson Construction, Co.

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Ranken Tech approved, moving forward

Southern Boone County has taken on the responsibility of bringing technical jobs to the Mid-Mo area through advancing education by way of Ranken Technical College. Both the City of Ashland Board of Alderman and the Southern Boone County School Board unanimously voted to approve resolutions to bridge the $1.7 million gap in the $4.5 million

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Ashland Recycling Center Opening

On August 31, beginning at approximately 10:00 AM, Ashland Public Works crews finalized the new Ashland Recycling Center, located at 5260 W Red Tail Dr.  During this time, roll-off containers were placed and the fencing was completed. The new center was open for use at approximately 4:00 PM.  At that time, the existing recycling lot

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City of Ashland Road Work

On September 3, beginning at approximately 8:00 AM, Ashland Public Works crews will begin a street patch in efforts to repair a heave in the North bound lane of South Henry Clay Blvd, at the intersection of Norma Ln.   During this time, all North bound traffic through this area will be detoured around the

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Ameren donates $25,000 to YMCA

Ameren Missouri contributed $25,000 to the Southern Boone Area YMCA’s “Here for Good” capital campaign to help construct a new recreation facility in Ashland. Construction of the new YMCA is underway and will serve the growing community in Boone County once complete.  “The Southern Boone Area YMCA promotes healthy living and helps strengthen the community

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Related Law Changes Effective Aug. 28

Many of Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s legislative priorities were passed late in this year’s condensed legislative session, solidifying remote notary law and granting the secretary of state subpoena power during investigations of election complaints. These laws go into effect Aug. 28, 2020. Notary modernization passed as an attachment to HB 1655. It encourages the

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