increase of COVID-19

Southern Boone County School District is seeing an increase of COVID-19 positive cases sending a surge of staff and students in quarantine due to close contact exposures. Attendance at the High School has fallen to an estimated 70% according to Superintendent Chris Felmlee, with the possibility of High School students not returning to in seat

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Ameren Missouri donates $25,000 to Southern Boone Area YMCA for new facility

Ameren Missouri contributed $25,000 to the Southern Boone Area YMCA’s “Here for Good” capital campaign to help construct a new recreation facility in Ashland. Construction of the new YMCA is underway and will serve the growing community in Boone County once complete. “The Southern Boone Area YMCA promotes healthy living and helps strengthen the community

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For Sale

1998, 28×52 Manufactored Home in Senior Mobile Home Park, in the Columbia Missouri Area. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths Price $39,500 Contact 573-680-2677

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Garage Sales

GARAGE SALE • 513 Summertime Dr., Ashland. Fri., Aug. 21 from 1p-6p and Sat., Aug. 22 from 8a-?. DVD’s, CD’s, books, games, girls size 6, womens size small, housewares and lots of misc.  • MOVING SALE.  475 MARINAS AVE. FRIDAY AUG 21ST 7 AM – 6 PM AND SATURDAY  AUG 22ND 7 AM – 12

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Ranken Tech in Ashland?

By: Carson Blake Southern Boone County is taking action to bring technical education and training to essential workers in the Mid Missouri area in a partnership with Ranken Technical College. An EDA grant was originally submitted for a 90/10 split at an estimated $6.2 million project to develop the area and building for Ranken Technical

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Broadway Beautification

By Alex Naughton In line with the community goals found in Ashland’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan, a task force has been assembled to beautify or revitalize Ashland’s downtown. Known as the Broadway Beautification Task Force, the group of citizens and stakeholders are working to improve the Broadway strip. From a resolution presented to the Board of

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Locals Enjoy Camping Craze

By Ernie Wren There has been an explosion of interest in camping and RVs this summer. All one has to do is visit Facebook or other social media sites to see how quickly this recreational activity has expanded.  A recent survey of 4,500 US and Canadian households found that 43% of leisure travelers feel that

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Surge in early absentee voting

A coalition of voting rights advocates, including Action St. Louis, Missouri Jobs with Justice, Metropolitan Congregations United, Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity, Organization for Black Struggle, Missouri Sierra Club, NARAL Prop-Choice Missouri and Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri, released the following statement today regarding the election on August 4th: More than 165,000 Missourians

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Hartzler Thanks Voters for their Continued Support

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler made the following statement today, thanking voters for their support in the August Primary as she seeks re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.  “It has been my honor to take the common sense ideas from MO’s 4th District to Washington and fight for them. As a result, our military is being

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