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Chamber Hosts Hospital Meeting

Boone Hospital Trustees will be laying out their options for new hospital management when they come to Ashland next week. The Trustees will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Southern Boone Elementary School library. Boone Hospital is currently managed by BJC Health of St. Louis. Boone Hospital, owned

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DNR opens commenting period on sewer plant

Report says Ashland growth might exceed new sewer plant capacity The Missouri Department of Natural Resources began the 30-day commenting period, open to the public, on the proposed wastewater treatment plant that is scheduled to be built near the current city lagoon wastewater plant just south of Liberty Lane. DNR opened the door for comments

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Planning and Zoning approves Cartwright spec buildings

Construction to begin soon The Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission approved two spec buildings at Cartwright Industrial Park and the Ashland Baptist Home plans at their meeting last Tuesday evening, but denied a change in zoning for an office park on Cobblestone Court. The P&Z gave the perfunctory unanimous nod to the two spec buildings

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Seniors urged to “follow their hearts”

After almost 90-minutes of music, speeches and recognition of academic achievement, Southern Boone Principal Dale Van Deven encouraged the newly graduated class of 2017 to “follow their hearts.” “You have good hearts and you should listen to your heart in whatever you do,” Van Deven told the graduates. The SoBoCo class of 2017 had 116

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Dine in the Dirt set for Saturday

The fourth annual Dine in the Dirt fundraiser and dinner is set for this Saturday, May 20 at 5 p.m. at the SoBoCo Learning Garden behind the Primary School. According to coordinator Jennifer Grabner, student will lead garden tours beginning at 5 p.m. and appetizers will be served at 5:15 p.m. A meal consisting of

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Special senior important part of Southern Boone grad class

Alex Kirmse is team manager, classmate, friend to everyone. When the Eagles girls soccer team wins a tournament – which has happened often the past two years – it is the team manager who accepts the championship trophy. That’s team protocol, according to coach Chris Miller, because team manager Alex Kirmse is the senior who

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P&Z approves spec buildings, denies business park

The Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission approved two spec buildings at Cartwright Industrial Park and the Ashland Baptist Home plans at their meeting on Tuesday evening, but denied a change in zoning for an office park on Cobblestone Court. The P&Z gave the perfunctory unanimous nod to the two spec buildings to be built near

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Learning Garden celebrates a decade of garden-based education

Central Bank’s Donna Zumwalt took a tour of the Learning Garden on Monday afternoon as young members of the Garden Cub consumed healthy snacks. It was Zumwalt’s first opportunity to see the results of the bank’s most recent donation – a new shed which will hold large gardening implements and equipment. “We will keep the

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County Joint Comm offers 3-1-1 service

Citizens in Boone County are now able to call 311 to reach the dispatch center to report non-emergency police matters. The existing non-emergency line 573-442-6131 is still in service. This easy-to-remember number will help keep the 911-line open for emergencies. By implementing 311 we hope to shift non-emergency calls from 911 so that callers experiencing

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