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Bringing safe sidewalks to our streets, children

Lead Photo: Southern Boone High School held this year’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19. The Class of 2019 had 130 students walk across the stage and is one of the larger classes of the last few years. If kindergarten expectations are anything to bank on, SoBoCo’s graduating classes will soon far exceed today’s number

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The future of tomorrow

“The first generation of all 2000’s born kids. The first to change the new adult world,” said 2019 Senior Class President Savana Johnson. Southern Boone County High School graduated 130 seniors at commencement Sunday, May 19. “As a class, we are use to setting good examples for each other, setting examples for the younger kids,

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Bradford named first male VFW President

In 2015, the VFW Auxiliary organization opened its membership to men. Bryan Bradford of Ashland is the first male President of the Boone County VFW 280 Auxiliary. The 105-year-old establishment of the VFW Auxiliary is designed to serve veterans of foreign wars and their families through volunteerism and fundraising. A member must be related to

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Multiple Roadways Closed Due to Flooding Across Mid-Missouri

With several rounds of rain expected to hit the middle of the state over the next several days, and the expected major crest along the Missouri River, the Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to be on guard for flooded roads. Several highways across the area already have water over the driving surface and

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MU tuition change for 2019-2020

The University of Missouri Board of Curators approved a 5% tuition increase for undergraduates at all four universities. However, even with the increase, which amounts to between $14.20 and $17.30 per credit hour, tuition at UM institutions remain lower than institutions in surrounding states. Tuition increases at the University of Missouri-Columbia over the last 10

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Third straight district title; Sectional game Saturday

Sports Photo: Lexi Ussery The Southern Boone County girls soccer team won their third straight district title and is advancing to sectional play. The Eagles defeated Wright City handily, posting a 9-0 shutout. Head coach Chris Miller was looking for his team to continue the quick scoring that had propelled them to the district champhionship

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Baptist Home receives donation

Lead Photo: The donation received will be used to construct a chapel for the Baptist Home. Above from left: Ron Mackey – Baptist Home Advancement Director, Marilyn Skipper – daughter of the donors of the above home, Steve Long – Administrator of the Baptist Home of Ashland, Barney Sword – Board member of The Baptist Foundation

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New Emergency dispatch coming soon for Ashland

The new Ashland Police Department will be getting a public emergency dispatch line for after administrative hours. After a discussion at the Tuesday, May 7, Board of Alderman meeting, the City of Ashland decided to insure people in need could contact emergency services. “If your car breaks down, or you are in an emergency situation

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Cycling safety is focus of this Saturday’s Optimist event

According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 30 to 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity is recommended daily. Health benefits include chronic disease prevention, decreased blood pressure and obesity, and positive effects on mental health and social benefits. The Ashland Optimist Club will host a Safety on Wheels program on Saturday, May

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