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Walsh excited by re-election results

Noting that she was “honored” by her margin of victory in last week’s election, Rep. Sara Walsh, R-Ashland, said she is excited about the upcoming legislative session and ready to get back to Jefferson City to represent the people of District 50. In the District 50 race, Walsh received 11,709 votes, beating Skelton by 3,542

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Woolford nominated for top crossing guard

America’s Favorite Crossing Guard is an award sponsored by Washington, D.C. advocacy group SafeKids WorldWide. The annual award recognizes an often over-looked individual who protects our children. Crossing guards protect our kids on their way to and from school, encourage safe behaviors and show up rain or shine. We have an amazing crossing guard and

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City refers medical marijuana to State Health

Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer said last week that he was surprised that he kept getting the question: “When and how can I sign up to get a medical marijuana license?” “It has definitely been a topic of discussion since Tuesday,” Rhorer said on Friday morning. Those wanting answers are going to have to be patient

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County Property Tax Statements have been mailed

Over 135,200 property tax statements, licenses, and special assessments totaling more than $207 million for 2018 have been placed in the mail to Boone County taxpayers. Brian McCollum, Boone County Collector of Revenue, recommends that taxpayers should always open and inspect their statements as soon as possible and identify any problems. Taxpayers should contact the

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Free Turkey Dinner planned for donations

A complete Thanksgiving Dinner to generate donations for a good cause is becoming a tradition at the Skyline Cafe. Again this Thanksgiving, Skyline Cafe owner Brenda Ravenscraft and her crew will provide turkey day customers with a complete, traditional turkey dinner and ask only a payment in the form of a monetary donation to Welcome

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SOUTHERN BOONE STAYS RED, WALSH RETAINS DIST. 50 SEAT

Southern Boone County voters flocked to the polls on Tuesday and cast their ballots for mostly conservative candidates as Sara Walsh won her re-election bid, defeating Democrat Michela Skelton by more than 1,400 votes. Walsh polled 8,499 to Skelton’s 7,039 for the District 50 House of Representatives seat in Jefferson City. The District 50 race

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Helping Hands forms board, begins Project Warmth

The Helping Hands of Southern Boone has started it’s Project Warm drive for this winter. According to Sandy Robinson, Project Warm is a program from Helping Hands which provides coats to those who need them. The concept is simple, Robinson said, people can just go to a Project Warm location in Ashland and either take

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Veterans Day Events

Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12 beginning with a free breakfast for veterans and their spouses at the Optimist Club from 7a.m.-9a.m. The annual Southern Boone High School Veterans Day Assemby will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at the high school gym. The schools commons area will be open

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Pres. Trump visit designed to invigorate Republican base

From the time Air Force One landed at Columbia Regional Airport, President Donald Trump’s supporters chanted and cheered. The airport hanger was already at maximum capacity two hours before President Trump’s midterm rally was scheduled to begin at 6:30 Thursday, November 1. An estimated 7,000 supporters greeted the President, as he gave his backing to

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Huge crowds cheer Pres. Trump

Pres. Donald Trump made his first appearance in Boone County on Tuesday night to a huge, vocal crowd at Columbia Regional Airport. Air Force One landed just after 6:30 p.m. and Pres. Trump and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley exited the plane together to tremendous applause. The rally, organized by the GOP campaign committee centered

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