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YMCA completes land swap, ready for annexation

LEAD PHOTO: Brothers JP and Noah Harding show off thier targets and shooting skill results with instructor Justin Mcguire at the recent shooting expo hosted by the Southern Boone YMCA and the Missouri Department of Conservation.  LEAD STORY: The Southern Boone YMCA has swapped their acreage for another 15-acres and is still making fund raising efforts

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Primary election features races for both parties

Boone County voters will take to the polling stations on Tuesday, August 7 in the 2018 primary election. Polling stations are located at the Ashland Senior Center, Ashland Optimist Club and Bethel Baptist Church and are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ashland voters will be electing for the following offices: REPUBLICAN PARTY For

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Hwy 63 crash kills Ashland postal clerk

A Monday afternoon one-car crash took the life of an Ashland woman and sent her daughter to the hospital with injuries. Jesseca Sage, 50, was killed in the crash. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kayla Sage, 15, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro southbound about 4:15 p.m. when the car went off Highway

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TSA station added at airport

A second TSA security station was added at Columbia Regional Airport last week. According to a press release from the airport, an increase in passengers was creating a logjam, especially in the early morning hours. The airport said the rental car counters were moved from the north side of the terminal to the south side

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Boone County Commissioner appointed to national committee

Boone County Commissioner Janet Thompson has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety (JPS) Steering Committee as the Chair of the Juvenile Subcommittee. Incoming NACo President Greg Cox announced the JPS leadership appointments for the 2018-2019 term on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Janet has served on the JPS Steering

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UPDATE: Extension of Liberty Lane Closure

LEAD PHOTO: Ben Taylor stands with his dad after discussing his performance in the cattle show on July 18. Ben, 13, has shown cattle for 2 years and has also shown goats and swine. LEAD STORY: The closure of Liberty Lane due to work on the sewer lines will take a even longer than expected.

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Aldermen unanimous on gaming ordinance

LEAD PHOTO:  Ben Taylor stands with his dad after discussing his performance in the cattle show on July 18. Ben, 13, has shown cattle for 2 years and has also shown goats and swine.  The Ashland Board of Alderman decided to write an ordinance to control gambling at the July 17 meeting after hearing of

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Prop A battle, vote on Aug. 7

With two weeks to go before Missouri voters head to the polls on Aug. 7 for a referendum on right to work, both sides have accelerated their campaigns with TV ad buys, yard signs and door-to-door canvassing. At issue is a ballot initiative that will determine whether to keep in place a law signed by

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FFA in lead role at fair

From sunshine to thunderstorms, sweat and hard work to relaxation and fun, Southern Boone County FFA students and Englewood 4-H members experienced it all at the Boone County Fair in Sturgeon. The fair, starting with the Glory Days Rodeo on June 13 and ending with the truck and tractor pull on the 21st, gave the

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School Board

The SoBoCo school board hired Brandon Huck as its new facilities director at their July 16 board meeting. In the light agenda, the board also hired Kimberly Whitworth, special education, and Lee Franklin, high school social studies. The board accepted resignations from administrative assistant Leta Sapp, second grade teacher Monica Wilkerson and special ed assistants

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