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Here’s to another sixty years

There were 15 ladies who lived in and around Ashland who came up with an idea in October of 1957 to start a garden club. Within 3 months, January 1958, the club became an official member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri. Meetings in those days were held in members homes, civic buildings and

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Mayor says city ready to build new city hall

Lead Photo – Chamber: “Welcome Back, Teachers”  SoBo Chamber members offered up lunch to SoBoCo R-1 Teachers to kick off the new school year. Above: back row from left, Chris Felmlee, Jason Reynolds, Vicki Kemna, Matt Dallmeyer, Whitney Jaeger, Ashlee Binggeli, Jessy Henderson, Tim Roth; Front row, Chelsea Wren, Maureen Dalton, Tracy Banning and Chamber President Ann

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“Crossing the Line” training after SoBoCo faculty member resigns

As Southern Boone teachers prepared to get the 2018-19 school year under way, SoBoCo superintendent Chris Felmlee gathered faculty and administration on Monday afternoon for a speaker with a sobering topic – teachers who have inappropriate relationships and/or sexually assault students entitled: “Crossing the Line: When Educators Become Predators.” Gary Moore, who formerly worked in

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Walsh running for re-election on her record

When she won a special election in August of 2017, Sara Walsh was a political novice, running for office for the first time. Now, after one legislative session, Walsh says she is running for re-election on her record. Walsh will face Michaela Skelton again in the race for State Representative on Nov. 6 – a

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SoBoCoSchools: Notice to Bidders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Southern Boone County R1 School District Maintenance Building Roof Replacement Ashland, Missouri The Southern Boone School District is requesting bids to replace the Maintenance Building roof. Bids must be sealed and received before 2:00pm, Thursday, September 5, 2018. Bidders may contact Brandon Huck, Director of Facilities, at (573) 657-2147 or email: bhuck@ashland.k12.mo.us

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Walking School Bus Starts Sept. 4

The Fall 2018 Walking School Bus routes are getting ready to roll. The WSB program starts on Tuesday, September 4 and ends Friday, October 12. Kids can join WSB at any time throughout the program. The program promotes good health, a cleaner environment, and reduced traffic around school and a ready-to-learn attitude for the school

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Cybersecurity a priority at schools, city

LEAD PHOTO: Bill Lloyd, president of Connections Bank served as head chef last Friday during the bank’s Customer Appreciation Day.  Cybersecurity a priority at schools, city Local governments often make common mistakes that put electronic data at risk of hacking and theft, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says. Last week, the Auditor released a summary of

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Community health forum on Thursday

The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Department invites Boone County residents to attend one of the following community forums scheduled to determine the health priorities for Boone County. Each community forum will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates. Residents are invited to drop in anytime within those two

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Recycle Meetings

The City of Ashland has repeatedly discussed how to handle its recycling challenge, with overflowing bins providing more work and cost to the city. City Administrator Lyn Woolford has scheduled time for town hall gatherings in order to discuss local recycling options. The first meeting is Saturday, Sept 8 at 9 am. The second meeting

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