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Late Start Gives School District Breathing Room

$7.5 Million in Construction Nears Completion for Sept. 5 school start SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee stepped into the Primary School’s new gymnasium and gave a sigh of relief. His attention was focused on the far end of the gym where construction workers were installing new exterior doors to the facility. “You don’t know how happy

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City pays off water bonds early

City of Ashland City Administrator Lyn Woolford announced Tuesday that the City of Ashland had paid off its 2002 and 2013 water and waste water bonds in full. The news is significant, said Woolford, because it pays the taxpayers of Ashland $22,003 in interest payments. It also allows the city to look forward to paying

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Peak Sport and Spine continues growth

Peak Sport and Spine purchased PT Partners, LLC, from NueHealth, LLC, of Leawood, Kan., on June 30. The two companies have been partnered since 2005. The acquisition takes Peak Sport and Spine to full or partial ownership in 50 clinics, mostly in Missouri. There are 12 clinics outside of Missouri in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Idaho,

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Fans delivered to beat the heat

Last week’s heat wave had Ashland’s Sandy Robinson moving faster than ever. For the fourth year in a row, Robinson, who works at Ashland Pharmacy, coordinated the effort to have fans and window unit A/C delivered to those in need. “We distributed 57 fans and 29 window air conditioning units,” Robinson said. “I’m so proud

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Skelton claims fundraising lead, Walsh confident in 50th race

Missouri House candidate Michela Skelton, D-Columbia, has opened a lead in her fundraising efforts in the race for the 50th District seat. However, her opponent, Sara Walsh, R-Ashland, is claiming another endorsement, this one from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. The two squared off last week at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce in their only

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Chamber endorses Proposition 1

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce unanimously endorsed the Boone County Proposition One road and bridge tax at their monthly meeting Thursday morning. Proposition One, a half-cent sales tax, will be up for renewal on the August 8 ballot. Voters will also select a new state representative for District 50 – which includes Southern Boone

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School district to hold community discussion

The Southern Boone School District will hold an open public meeting with parents, civic groups, daycare and child care providers to discuss community needs and services for child care on Tuesday, July 25, at 6:30pm in the Middle School Annex at 303 North Main Street, Ashland, Mo 65010. Please feel free to call Christopher Felmlee,

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School Board approves funds for additional projects

The new Southern Boone Primary School gym now has a new maple floor. Also, lighting has been installed over the facility’s stage and the new bleachers arrived on Monday. The school board was apprised of the construction update at their July board meeting on Monday and approved the additional expenditures of $38,300. The projects include:

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Chamber of Commerce endorses Prop One road/bridge tax

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce unanimously endorsed the Boone County Proposition One road and bridge tax at their monthly meeting Thursday morning. Proposition One, a half-cent sales tax, will be up for renewal on the August 8 ballot. Voters will also select a new state representative for District 50 – which includes Southern Boone

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