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Liberty Lane Road Closure

Weather Permitting Christensen Construction, on behalf of Boone County Resource Management, will begin a dig out repair of Liberty Lane between Route M and the Ashland city limits. Work will begin on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 and is expected to last approximately two days between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. The road

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School Board addresses delays to construction

Lead Photo: A few of this year’s lifeguards manned the membership table at the open house. From left: Mary Grover, Hannah Largent and Tristan John. Lead Story: School Board addresses delays to construction. Weather has delayed the construction for the Southern Boone County School District Central Office building and the paving on Red Tail Drive. The

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YMCA kicks of door-to-door campaign

Health is central to the well being of people, it also makes an important contribution to economic progress. Effecting economic development both directly and indirectly according to Jocelyn Finlay of Harvard Initiative for Global Health. Five years ago the City of Ashland lobbied for a YMCA to be located in Ashland. “We went to the

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Ashland pool offers new features, new faces

Swimmers have lined up for the Ashland Optimist Community Pool’s newest addition of a slide and refurbished toddler pool area. The Ashland Optimist Community Pool kicked off the swimming season with an open house sponsored by Connections Bank of Ashland Friday, May 24. The last three years Connections Bank has sponsored the open house with

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SoBoCo School budget for teachers

Missouri has a an average starting teachers salary of $31,842, according to the Kansas City Star, coming in 49 out of 50 and only outranking Montana. Southern Boone County is comparable to that starting average salary. However, faculty salaries are the Southern Boone County School District’s largest budgeted expense. The SoBoCo proposed school budget has

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HB #604 will require background checks for school volunteers

Last Wednesday State Auditor Nicole Galloway praised a change to Missouri law that she said will help protect children at their schools. House Bill 604, now headed to the Governor’s desk, requires school districts to ensure that volunteers undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway urged legislators to add the

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Eagles Football, Boone Electric Co-Op and more head to Hartsburg

The Southern Boone Eagles Football team and Employees from Boone Electric Cooperative, as well as the SoBoCo Fire Protection District and local residents are in the village of Hartsburg to support sandbagging efforts. They will assist in filling sandbags and providing equipment support to load and move the sandbags to locations in need. The employees are

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Farmers, residents prep for flood water

Severe weather and storm damage has impacted the Southern Boone County area and Jefferson City. An EF-3 tornado hit Jefferson City on Wednesday, May 22 after 11 p.m. causing widespread damage to the city, including downtown. “I got a text in the middle of the night from Ashland’s Chief Woolford asking if I would be

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More speed bumps a definite possibility

The residents of Palomino Ridge have been voicing concerns about speeding in the subdivision. Julie Squire, a resident that lives on Mustang, requested at the May 21 Board of Alderman meeting for more police surveillance and speed bumps. “People fly around the curves like it’s NASCAR,” said Julie Squire. Also suggested is a crosswalk from

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Medical Marijuana Guidelines

Purchasing medical marijuana is not expected until January 2020, however the official application for medical identification card is July 4, 2019. On November 6, 2018 Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 to permit state – licensed physicians to recommend medical marijuana for patients with serious illnesses and medical conditions. The Missouri State Department of Health and

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