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Cattlemen Days Rodeo Parade

The annual Cattlemen Days Rodeo will be held August 24-25 at 8 p.m. The parade on Saturday will be changed this year, starting at the Optimist Club at 2 p.m. The parade will travel south on Henry Clay, turn west on Broadway, then north on Main Street, east on Ash Street and then north on

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School board sets priorities for future bond issues

LEAD PHOTO: The YMCA Summer Day Camp participants toured the Southern Boone fire station on Henry Clay last Thursday. LEAD STORY: Remember that brand spankin’ new wing of kindergarten classrooms at Southern Boone Primary that opened last fall? Nice addition to the building, right? Well, it’s full. Noting that there are 155 kindergarten students already

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Prop A solidly defeated

Missourians defeated Proposition A by a 2-1 margin in Tuesday’s primary election. In Boone County, the ballot box was more active than usual, with just over 37,000 of the county’s 100,000 registered voters going to the polls. The higher-than-expected number of voters brought about some problems for the Boone County Clerk’s office. Complaints about polling

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SoBo Fire answers call for Silver Alert, locates missing man

A senior citizen diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease who had walked away from his residence on Andrew Sapp Road was found safe early Monday morning. The Southern Boone Fire Department led the search of the area that involved as many as 40 fire volunteers as well as the Cole County Emergency Management team. An Endangered Silver

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Rate cut for Ameren customers

Ameren Missouri customers will soon see their electric rates decrease by 6 percent, thanks to legislation passed by the Missouri General Assembly and swift action by the Missouri Public Service Commission. The $167 million rate cut stems from federal tax reductions passed by the U.S. Congress in December, which required actions from Missouri lawmakers and

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State Fair opens Thursday

The Missouri State Fair begins its 10-day run on Thursday. The Sedalia fair begins its run on Thursday, August 9 with a number of new free entertainment options. Six nights of fireworks will be included at the state fair, immeidately following concerts on Aug. 9-10-11-15-17-18. Other free entertainment includes: Team Big Air – Extreme Basketball

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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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