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Hartzler Legislation Supporting Missouri Task Force 1 Passes House

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s legislation supporting Missouri Task Force one passed the House today, moving the measure one step closer to law. The National Urban Search and Rescue Parity Act (H.R. 639) establishes clear policy allowing federal employees to serve on FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces. Hartzler’s bill clarifies a 2016 law which

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CORRECTION: Walsh favors closed primaries

A story in the April 3 Boone County Journal concerning the potential future of the election process contained an inaccurate and confusing paragraph concerning Rep. Sara Walsh’s position on primary elections. The story should have said: When asked what one thing Walsh would ‘get rid of’ in our election process, she responded, “Open Primaries.” Closed

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Southern Boone voters approve two tax hikes

Voters turned out on Tuesday and approved both tax increases that will build an additional K-2 building at Southern Boone Primary and put added revenues into the Southern Boone Fire District. In addition, voters re-elected Jeff Sapp as alderman in Ward 3 over Fred Klippel and re-elected Jim Cunningham to the fire board along with

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Police chief now just wearing one hat

Mayor says Ashland needs full time city administrator; Woolford remains Chief of Police The City of Ashland is looking for a new city administrator. During a closed special session on Thursday evening, the Ashland Board of Aldermen and City Administrator/Police Chief Lyn Woolford agreed that it was time for Woolford to not wear as many

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Voters to decide school and fire tax on Tuesday

Lead Photo: Local resident Tracy Eichhorn recently opened Lillie Lavon, a new retail shop on Main street offering new, handcrafted and repurposed items.  Lead Story: Voters to decide school and fire tax on Tuesday Southern Boone voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, April 2, to decide on one of the largest single-ballot tax initiatives

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School district looks to add teachers for growing diverse needs

The monthly Southern Boone County School District meeting on Monday, March 18, addressed the needs for new staff to adapt for district growth. Kindergarten screenings took place on a professional development Friday, and the following Saturday. “This process that used to take three weeks, were done in two days with no loss in instructional time,”

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Ashland Police cited by Attorney General

Just two weeks after he announced his SAFE Kit Initiative to eliminate the backlog of untested sexual assault kits, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt today presented the Law Enforcement Community Partner Award to Ashland Police Chief Lyn Wooldford and other law enforcement officials for completing 100% of their inventory of untested sexual assault kits. “In

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City preps for MoDot summer construction

On April 15 Redbud Lane and Johnson Drive will become one-way streets. In preparation for the MoDot construction of Highway M from the intersection at DD to the Highway 63 Bridge, the City of Ashland has decided to change Redbud Lane and Johnson Ave. to one-way streets temporarily and City Administrator Lyn Woolford recommended the

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