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Fire respsonse to the Villa

A large contingent of emergency responders raced to Ashland Villa Monday afternoon to evacuate the building. However, the haze that greeted them was eventually deemed to not be a fire. A number of volunteer fire fighters from Southern Boone Fire district, Ashland Police, MU Health EMTs and a Missouri State Trooper all assisted evacuating Ashland

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20 things to do with the kids

Summer is a great time of year, especially if you can deal with the heat. It’s a chance to be free from homework and the hectic schedule that takes place during the school year. It’s also a chance for parents to do a ton of fun things with their kids after work and on weekends.

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New alma mater, hires discussed at school board meeting

Lead Photo: Asher Gardner power washes his deck on Monday afternoon. Gardner said that keeping hydrated is important for staying cool. The Southern Boone County School Board is looking for the input of community members on a new alma mater, presented by high school band director Andrew Marjamaa. Marjamaa approached superintendent Chris Felmlee at the

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Summer school continues trend of increased enrollment at SoBoCo

After a few weeks of empty halls and classrooms, Southern Boone County schools are again filled with the sounds of learning children. Summer school began on June 4, with kids from kindergarten to high school attending Monday through Thursday. Only four weeks long, summer school provides an opportunity for high school students to recover credits

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Handling the heat

Ashland residents share tips for beating the heat The second week of June in mid-Missouri has brought heat typically reserved for the later months of the summer, with 90-degree temperatures more indicative of late July and August. As much as the heat stops a person in their tracks and makes one want to pause in

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Ashland Realtors certified for Emeritus Status

The National Association of Realtors has approved two Ashland realtors and 12 Columbia realtors for “Emeritus status. Carl Freiling and Barrett Glascock were named to the list of honor. To be eligible, a realtor must have held membership in the National Association, as a realtor, for a cumulative period of 40 years as well as

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Route 54 Bridge Rehabilitation to Close Ramps in Jefferson City

A resurfacing and bridge improvement project along U.S. Route 54 from the Missouri River Bridge to just south of the Stadium Boulevard interchange in Jefferson City moved into its second stage Monday, June 11. This second stage impacts motorists who use U.S. Routes 50, 54 and 63 in Jefferson City and includes rehabilitation work on

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Incoming governor Mike Parson brings less drama to Capitol City

Missouri’s next governor, Mike Parson, has few similarities to Gov. Eric Greitens, but he might serve as a greater ally for Republicans in Jefferson City. Last Friday at 5 p.m., Parson became Missouri’s 57th governor after Greitens announced he would resign Tuesday evening amid criminal charges and scathing reports by the Missouri House’s investigative committee.

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Summer Reading: Where “Libraries Rock”

The Southern Boone Public Library began its summer reading program on May 30 with the theme of “Libraries Rock”. The library hosts the program every summer, with a different theme, to encourage kids to continue reading through the summer. Infants through adults can participate in the summer reading program by completing different activities, such as

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May’s Record-breaking heat brings Summer Weather Safety Week

According to the National Weather Service, among the cities reaching all-time high average temperatures for the month of May were: Columbia, Springfield, St. Louis, and West Plains. Kansas City and St. Joseph were among cities experiencing their second warmest May on record. It was the warmest May on record for the state of Missouri, according

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