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Frigid temperatures heading this way

The storm system that brought heavy snow to parts of the Rocky Mountains this past weekend will be the first of a pair of storms to track across the Plains and Midwest this week. Snow will spread from Colorado into northern Kansas throughout the day on Monday, then into southern Nebraska and western Iowa later

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Governor signs youth vaping Executive Order

Last week Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-18 regarding the use of vaping devices among youth in Missouri.  “As Governor, our future generation is very important to me. Despite the laws currently in place, there has been a rapid increase in vaping among our youth,” Governor Parson said. “People across the country are being

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Middle School lockdown

The lockdown on Friday was a Boone County Sheriff’s Department operation where Ashland assisted. Ashland Chief of Police, Lyn Woolford reports that Ashland Police assisted Boone County Sheriff’s deputies with checking the welfare of a person who was in a vehicle located in the school parking lot across from the middle school. No one was

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Highway Patrol encourages safe Halloween practices

Give some thought to safety when choosing a costume. Consider make-up rather than masks, since masks can make it difficult to see oncoming traffic. Wear light-colored clothing or add reflective tape to dark costumes to make them visible. Flame resistant costumes are the best ones.  Parents, please remind children to approach only familiar houses that

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Increase in Seat Belt Usage

Seat belt usage in Missouri has risen to an all-time high. The latest Missouri Seat Belt Usage Survey, which has been taken annually since 1998, shows 87.7% of Missourians use a seat belt. In 1998 that figure was 60%.  The good news is being celebrated across the state today with the annual observance of Buckle

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Possible 9-1-1 Service Disruption

News Release          Boone County Joint Communications 9-1-1 2145 E County Drive Columbia, MO  65202 October, 28, 2019 – For Immediate Release  Possible 9-1-1 Service Disruption Reported by CenturyLink BOONE COUNTY, MO – Boone County Joint Communications has received notification of a CenturyLink network event causing a potential 9-1-1 service disruption in Boone County, Missouri. 

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City Council packs the house

“Did you hear that? Liberty and justice for all,” said Mike Collins property owner affected by the 2021 roundabout project, after the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance at the October 15 Board of Alderman meeting.  Approximately 70 people were in attendance at the meeting including city officials, MoDot, Bartlett and West engineers, along with

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Ashland YMCA and SoBoCo work to promote healthy living

Ground is expected to be broken on the new Ashland YMCA on the first of the coming year. Amid the preparation process, the business has been planning out how the Southern Boone County School District, as well as the City of Ashland itself will play into the new facility’s daily routine.  Ashland YMCA has recently

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Carr hired by Glascock Agency

The Glascock Agency proudly welcomes agent Katie Carr to their trusted team of insurance advisors.  Katie came to Mid-Missouri to attend Westminster College in Fulton and interned at the state capital for State Representative Chrissy Sommer.  Graduating in 2016 with a degree in Business Communications, Katie was consistently recognized over the last three years for

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2019 Homecoming Court

SoBoCo 2019 Homecoming Court: Front Row: Queen Attendants and Candidates: Kyra Massie, Ezra Ortbals, Brooklyn Marrs, Landrie Cole, Grace Lecure, Cleo Uhrig, Millie Plunkett and Ashlyne Ussery; Back row: King attendants and candidates: Charlie Lewis, Bradly Smith, Garrett Boyce, Ben McKane, Tyson Smith, Tristan John, Tanner Goodrich, Dalton Lodge, Dylan Hoyle and Mason Ahren. Not

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