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Voter registration now online

Beginning this month, Boone County residents can now register to vote online. Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks said anyone with a computer, smart phone or touch-screen device can register online “Voters don’t have to print the form online and then sign it and mail it in,” Burks said. “It makes the voter registration process smoother

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This Weekend: Christmas Trees to light up

Christmas Tree lightings and other holiday events will take place around Southern Boone this weekend. On Friday, the annual Ashland Park Board tree lighting will take place on Broadway. The parade to the tree lighting will begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Primary School parking lot, loading the wagons begins at 5:30 p.m. The tree

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Helping Hands finding coats for the cold

A new coat rack appeared last week in front of downtown’s Ashland Pharmacy. And the coats were free. “A whole bunch of people donated a bunch of coats,” said Ashland’s Kelly McCord, “so I called Sandy (Robinson) and told her I didn’t know what to do with them all. She told me to bring them

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Hartsburg chaplain assisted federal health response to Hurricane Maria

A chaplain from Hartsburg, Missouri, Robert Jackson, Jr, has returned home to Southern Boone County after assisting the federal medical response to Hurricane Maria as part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). Mr. Jackson, Jr serves as a member of an NDMS Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT). As of Wednesday, NDMS personnel along with

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Attendance a problem for school board

Just as SoBoCo teachers and administrators cite excessive absences as a problem for students, attendance and excessive absences is a looming problem for members of the Southern Boone School Board. At the board’s regularly scheduled monthly board meeting on Nov. 13, Superintendent Chris Felmlee was forced to call an ill Joe Miller, who participated via

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Holiday Closings

The City of Ashland city hall, Boone County government center and many businesses will be closed on Thurday and Friday, Nov 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Boone County Journal will be closed Thursday and Friday and re-open Monday at 8:30 a.m. Deadlines for the Nov. 29 paper remain Monday at 5 p.m. Trash service

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Flu shots encouraged for healthy winter

Southern Boone school nurse Robin Bullard said last week that 51% of SoBoCo students had received an influenza vaccination when the county held their flu clinic earlier this fall. However, Bullard hopes that the half who did receive the vaccine is enough to ward off the flu bug this winter. Fifty-one percent is pretty good,”

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Woolford offers warning

Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford said Monday that a pair of reports concerning would-be theives going through cars should serve as a reminder for auto owners. While nothing was stolen in the two recent reports, Woolford said everyone should be aware. “It is the time of year we hear about items being stolen from cars

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Aldermen expected to approve water rate hike

The Ashland Board of Aldermen were expected to approve another water/sewer rate hike at Tuesday’s city hall meeting. According to City Administrator Lyn Woolford, this is a “planned rate increase” which must be adopted by the city before they can close on the state revolving fund loan which will provide funding for building the new

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