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Garden Club announces April sale

By Marilyn McGuire The annual garden club “Plant Sale” is coming up in a few weeks on April 21-22. I would like you to consider the following question: Why would I want to buy from this sale when I have so many options at the big box stores and local nurseries in the area? I’d

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Sapp, Klippel face off in city election

Incumbent Fred Klippel says that his health has turned around and he is ready to run and serve for a third term as Ashland’s Ward 3 Alderman. Jeff Sapp, a member of the Ashland Planning and Zoning board, said that when Klippel’s health made his say he would not run – he was ready to

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Collins organizes effort to assist Kansas Farmers

After hearing of the devastating wildfires that burned thousands of square miles across parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado recently, Englewood resident Courtney Collins realized it was time to go to work. Collins made some phone calls and learned that there was not nearly enough hay for the cattle that survived the fires. “So

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Felmlee, Teachers Discuss Salaries

By Bruce Wallace As the Southern Boone Board of Education prepares to put the puzzle pieces together for a new district budget for 2017-18, some veteran teachers would like for them to think about veteran teachers – not just adding new salaries to the budget. A salary committee of about a dozen teachers met last

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Mizzou student spend spring break serving 44 communities across U.S.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – While some students will head off on beach vacations or back home for spring break, approximately 700 University of Missouri students will be hitting the road for a week of volunteer service. Nearly 60 groups of students will be traveling to 44 communities across the United States, from Yellowstone National Park to

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Mock Crash at SoBoCo High School

By Bruce Wallace If the fake blood on Spencer Taggart’s head didn’t get the attention of his classmates, his mother’s screams certainly did. The Ashland FFA organized the mock crash on Monday afternoon on Crump Lane on the west side of the high school. Taggart was situated on the hood of a crashed car, pretending

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School board gets tough on unpaid lunch balances

The Southern Boone School Board has had enough of parents not paying their children’s lunch room bill. The board of education agreed to get tough on families with outstanding school lunch balances during Monday’s monthly meeting at the school board annex. In a prepared memo of new policy and procedures, Superintendent Chris Felmlee said those

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Felmlee asks school board for $521,856 in new salaries

SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee presented the district’s school board with a preliminary budget Monday evening that reflected a fast-growing district. Felmlee’s preliminary budget asks for 10.5 new teaching positions at a cost of an estimated $521,856 in salaries and benefits. “For the sake of budgeting, we will use an estimated cost for full-time employment of

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City eyes Broadway-Henry Clay roundabout

The Ashland Board of Aldermen looked at a potential drawing and had a short discussion about placing a roundabout at the intersection of Henry Clay and Broadway during last Tiuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Mayor Gene Rhorer noted that the traffic congestion each evening is backed up to the off ramp of Highway 63 south and

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