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School board approves budget, but not a new alma mater

The Southern Boone County School Board approved the 2018-2019 school year budget at the June 25 board meeting. Board member Joe Miller said at the meeting that the revenue is as low as the board as seen in the past few years, but superintendent Chris Felmlee said he lowballed the estimates in hopes that a

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New Primary Care Doctor in Ashland

Boone Medical Group is pleased to welcome Jane Foreman, FNP-C, to the practice in Ashland, where she joins Nathaniel “Bud” Murphey, MD. Jane will provide primary care for her patients of all ages in the community and is accepting new patients. Jane is a dedicated family nurse practitioner with more than 29 years of nursing

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Summer jobs shrinking for teens

Fifteen-year-old Mary Grover said she is enjoying nearly every aspect of her first year as a summer lifeguard at the Ashland Optimist Pool. However, Grover is one of a smaller and smaller number of teens who are taking summer employment as the number of jobs – and teenagers who want them – is shrinking. There

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July 4 Ashland Parade

The annual July 4th Independence Day Celebration Parade will be held next Wednesday, July 4. Everyone is invited to participate and the parade lineup at the SoBoCo Primary School area will be at 8:30 a.m. with the parade kicking off at 9 a.m. The parade will travel north on Henry Clay, turn west on Broadway

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East Ashland Plaza gets initial approval

Lead Photo:  Work continues on the Cartwright Business and Technology Park, including, right, additional water lines being added. After years of guessing when commercial growth would follow Ashland’s residential housing boom, Monday’s P&Z meeting provided some answers. The Ashland Planning and Zoning commission approved development projects that will bring business and further the economy in

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Cartwright continues building and Roundabout Planning

Cartwright: Despite the heatwave, workers from Emery Sapp and Sons have continued to add to the infrastructure at the Cartwright Business and Technology Park in northern Ashland near the airport. Concrete work was recently completed on streets which now run to the west side of the business park, connecting to Hardwick Lane. In addition, crews

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Machines termed ‘gambling’

A pair of video gaming machines were called ‘gambling devices’ by Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford last week. Management at the FastLane Phillips 66 convenience store were directed to unplug the machines. FastLane employees said Monday that the company was discussing the issue with Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer and insisted that the game was more

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Fire respsonse to the Villa

A large contingent of emergency responders raced to Ashland Villa Monday afternoon to evacuate the building. However, the haze that greeted them was eventually deemed to not be a fire. A number of volunteer fire fighters from Southern Boone Fire district, Ashland Police, MU Health EMTs and a Missouri State Trooper all assisted evacuating Ashland

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20 things to do with the kids

Summer is a great time of year, especially if you can deal with the heat. It’s a chance to be free from homework and the hectic schedule that takes place during the school year. It’s also a chance for parents to do a ton of fun things with their kids after work and on weekends.

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New alma mater, hires discussed at school board meeting

Lead Photo: Asher Gardner power washes his deck on Monday afternoon. Gardner said that keeping hydrated is important for staying cool. The Southern Boone County School Board is looking for the input of community members on a new alma mater, presented by high school band director Andrew Marjamaa. Marjamaa approached superintendent Chris Felmlee at the

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