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Girl Scout cookies are back

Local Girl Scouts are ready to sell Girl Scout Cookies and the cookies are here. Ashland Girl Scouts will be selling cookies every weekend starting February 15 until March 23 at Moser’s Grocery – Friday’s from 5 to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday all day. Proceeds go towards local Girl Scouts projects and activities.

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Fire district looks for additional funding to protect growing Southern Boone

LEAD PHOTO: The Southern Boone Fire Protection District awarded Kaitlyn Harnett, Emily Beck, Joe Pointer and Sam Bretthorst each with a certificate of recognition for emergency medical response ‘Clinical Saves’ at the annual banquet for SBFPD Volunteers held last week at the Optimist Club.   LEAD STORY: Fire district looks for additional funding to protect growing

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Three SoBoCo school board candidates on April ballot

Two incumbents and one newcomer are on the ballot for the Southern Boone School Board election in April. Voters will select two candidates from: Barrett Glascock Southern Boone County School Board Incumbent Barrett Glascock, age 72, is finishing his twelfth year on the School Board and running for reelection. “I feel like I can still

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Free tax preparation help available at Mizzou

Changes to federal and state taxes could cause confusion for students and Missouri families. The University of Missouri will open Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites to assist Missourians with their tax return preparation today through April 15. “Taxes can be complicated for many families, and given the number of changes now facing taxpayers, this

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Arctic blast vortexes Mid-Missouri

Lead Photo:  Police Sgt. James Creel and Administrative Assistant Megan Young show off the new headquarters for the Ashland Police Department. Creel said that minor construction efforts to create a new evidence room and officer work room cost the City just under $3,000. Young said the larger evidence room provides a method for the department

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Chamber Celebration

Last week the Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Banquet. Chamber Award Winners for 2018 include, from left: Business of the Year, Vicki Kemna for Boone Electric Cooperative; Member of the Year, Ann Colgrove of The Callaway Bank; Bob Sappington Community Service Award, Maureen Dalton of the Southern Boone Senior Center; and

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BOND ISSUE AT BALLOT

To address the rapid growth in the Southern Boone County School District, the Southern Boone County School Board is proposing a bond issue on the April 2, 2019 ballot. Proposition A, the School Bond Issue on the ballot, will be for a 40-cent general operating tax levy increase. The increase would allow a $6 million

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State tax error drove $536 million revenue deficit

An “April surprise” is coming for Missouri taxpayers, and the House Budget Committee wants to know why. The state miscalculated its tax table that determines how much should be withheld from Missourians’ paychecks. That means not only will some taxpayers owe more than they anticipated, but the state is running more than half a billion

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City Christmas decorations finally coming down

It may seem that the City of Ashland simply wanted to continue the Christmas spirit well into January, but it was actually due to a faulty hydrolic hose. The city’s Christmas decorations had remained on light poles around town until this week. “We had a few folks call in and wonder if we forgot them,”

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City approves assistant for Woolford, but no hurry to hire

Lead Photo: Earlier this month, Bro. Lonnie Taggart was presented with his 50 Yr. Pin and Certificate as a Member of Ashland Masonic Lodge #156. Bro. Pictured from left: his brother, Rex Taggart, his mother, Ola Mae Taggart, Lonnie Taggart & his wife, Judy Taggart. See p. 3 in today’s Journal. ___________________________________________________________________________ Lead Story: City approves assistant

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