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Pumpkin Festival time in Hartsburg

Ethan and Tyler Hilgedick have grown up with the Pumpkin Festival. The two Southern Boone High School brothers, sons of Ricky and Donna Hilgedick, know that they will be working on the second Saturday in October each year. This year’s Pumpkin Festival is set for this Saturday and Sunday and the expectation is for crowds

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Eagles celebrate homecoming with parade, activities

Many high school homecoming traditions have changed over the years, but many remain the same. At Southern Boone High School, the annual parade continues – this year on Thursday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. – but fund raising has become a new, traditional standard. “We have raised thousands of dollars for dozens of good causes in

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Primary School looking for reading mentor volunteers

According to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, “Students who do not read proficiently by the third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma.” Among people between the ages of 18 and 24, high school dropouts were more than twice as likely as college graduates to live in

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Prescription Take Back & Flu Shots

The next prescription drug take back event in Boone County is being held October 27th, 2018. Ashland will be collecting old prescription drug and other medications on Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ashland Police Department, 109 E Broadway. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind everyone that needles

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City Hall Sold

LEAD PHOTO: Ashland’s Jordan Heckemeyer will perform at the YMCA Community Kickoff Party Sunday, October 7th from 4-6 pm. LEAD STORY:  City Hall Sold Mayor Gene Rhorer, elected aldermen and city officials have been consistent in how they operate the city: Make a plan, find vendors they trust who want to do business with the

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Heckemeyer to sing at YMCA park party

The Southern Boone YMCA wanted to have an exciting start to their Community Kickoff Campaign – so they contacted Southern Boone’s rising singing star Jordan Heckemeyer. Heckemeyer and a full band will be playing at the YMCA event on Sunday at Ashland’s City Park from 4-6 p.m. The Community Kickoff, an event to initiate the

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Home building continues to grow

While Columbia has seen a downturn in new home construction, Ashland and Southern Boone County has continued to see new homes built at a rapid pace. A total of 47 new home permits were let by the City of Ashland in the first nine months of this year, with 14 of those in the month

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Two vie for Boone County Clerk position

Lennon will work for accessible, secure elections: Public education with simple, accessible, and secure elections is the foundation for Brianna Lennon, the Democratic candidate for County Clerk. Lennon is a Mizzou alum, with a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs, and University of Missouri School of Law with experience in private practice in elections and civil

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Residents trash recycling; city to decide issue

LEAD PHOTO: Members of the Columbia American Legion Post 202 Honor Guard fire a 21-gun salute at the Herbert Williams grave site. Williams, of Hartsburg, was killed early in the AEF offensive in the Argonne battle.  LEAD STORY:  Residents trash recycling; city to decide issue Ashland’s voice on recycling was not as loud as hoped, on

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