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City, Fire Board at odds over cul-de-sac

LEAD PHOTO:  Don’t forget to vote for Ashland’s own Chief Woolford as America’s favorite crossing guard at: http://wshe.es/QblcVdFF. You can vote 1 time per email address every 24 hours. Voting goes through November 30th at 10:59 p.m. Central Time.  LEAD STORY: City, Fire Board at odds over cul-de-sac The safety of Southern Boone County residents and

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In two roles, Woolford helps Ashland grow

If you ask nearly anyone who has lived in Southern Boone County for more than a couple of years who should be applauded for their work recently in the community, the name Lyn Woolford would be mentioned by most. As the Ashland Police Chief for the past five years and the City Administrator (in addition

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New Assistant Principal at elementary

Many residents purposefully choose to live in the Southern Boone area because of the Southern Boone County School District’s reputation. Ashley Tanksley, new Elementary Assistant Principal, is no exception. After her husband, BJ, received a promotion with Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City, the Tanksley’s began looking for school districts rather than a house. “When

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Mo. Highway Patrol Holiday traffic report

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following: 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics: Crashes – 587, Injuries – 108, Fatalities – 9, DWI

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University Hospital’s Expanded and Renovated Emergency Department

University of Missouri Health Care recently unveiled a 16,964-square-foot expansion and renovation of University Hospital’s emergency department to meet growing patient volumes. “We’ve seen steady growth in our emergency department patient volumes at University Hospital during the past five years, with a 28.3 percent increase from 2013 to 2017,” said Jonathan Curtright, chief executive officer

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Holiday happenings kick off this weekend

LEAD PHOTO: The Eagles will march in Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and will be the only Missouri marching band in the parade, which will be shown on WGN-TV. The broadcast of the parade will begin at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. With an approximate 400,000 in attendance and 3.3 million watching on TV, it is one of the most-watched parades

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Ashland Police Department on the move

The Ashland Police Department is cleaning house as they prepare to move into their new building, east of Subway on Broadway, before Christmas. “The current tenants should be out by Thanksgiving, and there are some renovations that will need to be done before we can move” said Police Chief Lyn Woolford last week. The former

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Eagles band marching in turkey day parade

The Southern Boone Eagles Marching Band left Ashland early this morning, but will be on your television on Thursday morning, marching in Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Eagles band director Andrew Marjamaa said 61 Eagles musicians would be marching in the parade. “We will leave at 5 a.m. on Wednesday in two buses and the parade

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School board considers recent ballot approval of marijuana

Missouri voters approved medical marijuana by passing Amendment 2 on the Tuesday, November 6 elections. The recent approval was discussed during the SoBoCo School Board Meeting on November 12 in regards to the SoBoCo High School random drug testing. Drug testing at the High School is not new. The district has been conducting random urine

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