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Boone Hospital Trustees announce five options for future

A potential partnership with the University of Missouri Healthcare is one of five potential management strategies for the future of Boone Hospital. The Boone County Hospital Board of Trustees announced five options for the ongoing operation of Boone Hospital Center. The five proposals include: • A new lease with current partner BJC HealthCare. • A

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School Board Race in Dead Heat

If you don’t think your vote counts, you should take a look at two races in Southern Boone County in two elections. First there was a tie for the third seat in the Southern Boone school board race. Then, in the Ward 3 Aldermen race, Jeff Sapp nipped incumbent Fred Klippel at the wire by

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School Board approves new faculty jobs

The Southern Boone School Board could have a new member or it could continue with its same board at their April 10 meeting. Regardless, the school board has made a commitment to Superintendent Chris Felmlee’s plan to hire 10.5 teaching positions for the next school year. If you think school board members are concerned about

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Ward joins Hawley’s Human Trafficking task force

Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Monday major new initiatives to combat human trafficking in the state, including first-in-the-nation regulations designed to use Missouri’s consumer protection laws to go after traffickers. Ashland resident and Chairman of the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition, Nanette Ward will be a member of the Attorney General’s Task Force. Hawley

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Home Building Boom

Nobody should be surprised that more than a dozen homes in the new Liberty Landing subdivision are been sold and residents have moved in. But you might be surprised to find out that developer Bill Martin said, just a few weeks after paving the streets for Liberty Landing’s second phase, has already sold half of

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Fire District in need of new volunteers

The Southern Boone Fire Protection District is looking for a few good men – and, of course, women.   The fire district has started its annual recruiting drive for volunteers and fire captain Jason Thomas says that they hope to attract 10-15 recruits. “I think those who want to serve their community will get a

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Big Peach Production

Four Ashland youth have been working hard all Spring Break to bring James and the Giant Peach to the stage at TRYPS Institute at Stephens College. If you’re not familiar with this childhood classic by Roald Dahl, here’s a brief synopsis: When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit

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City wants to push sewer district north

As pressure testing is being done on the new forced main sewer at Ponderosa Pines, Mayor Gene Rhorer and the Ashland Board of Aldermen have their sights set further north. The City of Ashland hosted about 20 land owners north of the airport on Wednesday night at the Southern Boone Library to discuss a plan

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Use tax on Ashland ballot

Ashland voters will see one tax measure on the ballot in Tuesday’s election – the renewal of the tax on large items, including the purchase of boats, vehicles, trailers and motor homes purchased out of state. According to City Administrator Lyn Woolford, the tax is is a renewal of the tax which brings $15,000-$20,000 annually.

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Four compete for school board seats

Four candidates will be on the Tuesday, April 4 ballot vying for three seats on the Southern Boone School Board. Three incumbents – Kevin Schupp, George Carney and Price Nichols – will compete with political newcomer Dawn Sapp. Each of the candidates said dealing with growth in the district was the No. 1 challenge for

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