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East Claysville Road House Fire

The Southern Boone Fire Protection District was dispatched at 2:56 p.m. to the 5600 block of East Claysville Road, Hartsburg, in response to a residential structure fire. The home, which is next to the Claysville Store, was quickly engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and keep the blaze from reaching nearby

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City, school district cooperate on road improvements

LEAD PHOTO:  Local Girl Scout Troop 71069 has worked hard this year contributing to the Southern Boone Community. Of their recent projects, they have constructed and designed two umbrella stands and three boards to hang towels on that will be presented to the Ashland Optimist Community Pool prior to opening day. Girls Scouts, above from left:

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~ASHLAND MASONIC LODGE FISH FRY~

FISH FRY at Ashland Masonic Lodge #156 Ashland, Missouri Downtown on Broadway SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019 10:00 am—2:00 pm All you can eat Carry-outs available Fish, Fries, Cole Slaw & Drinks $11.00 Adults $5.00 Children Debit & Credit Cards Accepted Same Day as City Wide Garage Sales We are sponsors to Scholarships to Southern Boone County

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SoBoCo schools, fire district get voter approval for increased taxes

Voters in Southern Boone proved once again they did not mind raising their taxes for quality services. Voters passed the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District tax and the Southern Boone County School District tax increase in last week’s April 2 election. With the cost of the tax increases, along with an August 25-cent per

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Officials favor outer road, Hardwick Lane moved west

An outer road along the east side of Highway 63 from Route H, by the Columbia Airport, to Route M/Y, the exit to Ashland, has been moved to the number four priority spot for the Mid Missouri Planning Commission’s road projects. Hardwick Lane, starting at Rt. H is currently being moved to the east of

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Hartzler Legislation Supporting Missouri Task Force 1 Passes House

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s legislation supporting Missouri Task Force one passed the House today, moving the measure one step closer to law. The National Urban Search and Rescue Parity Act (H.R. 639) establishes clear policy allowing federal employees to serve on FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces. Hartzler’s bill clarifies a 2016 law which

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CORRECTION: Walsh favors closed primaries

A story in the April 3 Boone County Journal concerning the potential future of the election process contained an inaccurate and confusing paragraph concerning Rep. Sara Walsh’s position on primary elections. The story should have said: When asked what one thing Walsh would ‘get rid of’ in our election process, she responded, “Open Primaries.” Closed

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Southern Boone voters approve two tax hikes

Voters turned out on Tuesday and approved both tax increases that will build an additional K-2 building at Southern Boone Primary and put added revenues into the Southern Boone Fire District. In addition, voters re-elected Jeff Sapp as alderman in Ward 3 over Fred Klippel and re-elected Jim Cunningham to the fire board along with

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Police chief now just wearing one hat

Mayor says Ashland needs full time city administrator; Woolford remains Chief of Police The City of Ashland is looking for a new city administrator. During a closed special session on Thursday evening, the Ashland Board of Aldermen and City Administrator/Police Chief Lyn Woolford agreed that it was time for Woolford to not wear as many

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