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Voters to decide school and fire tax on Tuesday

Lead Photo: Local resident Tracy Eichhorn recently opened Lillie Lavon, a new retail shop on Main street offering new, handcrafted and repurposed items.  Lead Story: Voters to decide school and fire tax on Tuesday Southern Boone voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, April 2, to decide on one of the largest single-ballot tax initiatives

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School district looks to add teachers for growing diverse needs

The monthly Southern Boone County School District meeting on Monday, March 18, addressed the needs for new staff to adapt for district growth. Kindergarten screenings took place on a professional development Friday, and the following Saturday. “This process that used to take three weeks, were done in two days with no loss in instructional time,”

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Ashland Police cited by Attorney General

Just two weeks after he announced his SAFE Kit Initiative to eliminate the backlog of untested sexual assault kits, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt today presented the Law Enforcement Community Partner Award to Ashland Police Chief Lyn Wooldford and other law enforcement officials for completing 100% of their inventory of untested sexual assault kits. “In

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City preps for MoDot summer construction

On April 15 Redbud Lane and Johnson Drive will become one-way streets. In preparation for the MoDot construction of Highway M from the intersection at DD to the Highway 63 Bridge, the City of Ashland has decided to change Redbud Lane and Johnson Ave. to one-way streets temporarily and City Administrator Lyn Woolford recommended the

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Police chase ends in arrest

LEAD PHOTO: Hartsburg view of the rising Missouri River.  LEAD STORY: Police chase ends in arrest Law enforcement officials arrested Allan Bobbitt, 32, Wednesday afternoon after a car and foot chase. The chase, which started at the intersection of Broadway and Main in Ashland, included officers from Ashland Police, Highway Patrol and Boone County Sheriff’s deputies. Bobbitt

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City budget, revenues in growth mode

LEAD PHOTO: Hartsburg view of the rising Missouri River.  LEAD STORY: City budget, revenues in growth mode The City of Ashland’s annual budget is growing as the City grows. The City projected the 2019 budgeted for $375,000 in sales tax revenue and looking to surpass that estimate. “We have year to date collected $356,741.77,” said City Administrator

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Scheulen, Cunningham vie for fire board seats

The Southern Boone Fire Protection District is looking for voters to approve the 12-cent per $100 of assessed value tax increase for the currently all-volunteer fire department on the April 2 ballot. The cost of the tax increase to a homeowner with $150,000 of assessed value would be $32.20 per year. The rise of growth

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Missouri River cresting above flood stage

Rainfall and snowmelt creating flooding in the upper Midwest has sent the Missouri River above its banks throughout the state. Two deaths have been attributed to the flooding, and two men are missing, according to the Associated Press. The flooding followed an intense winter storm known as a “bomb cyclone” of wind and rain last

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Walsh backs bill to teach the Bible in high schools

Does teaching the Bible in school add historical context or promote religion? That question was at the core of a lengthy debate Wednesday in the Missouri House over a bill that would affirm the right to teach the Bible in social studies electives. The House gave initial approval to the bill. Ashland’s Sara Walsh, R-Dist.

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