Police Staffing Shortage Eliminates SRO officer in SoBoCo schools

The SoBoCo school district has previously partnered with the Boone County Sheriff’s department and the Ashland Police Department to deploy a SRO, Safety Resource Officer, on school campus but with the inability to staff police officers at the county and city level, the SRO position has been pulled until the departments staffing issues are solved. 

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Retail economics dip in 2020

With millions of workers, the retail industry ranks highly as a job sector in the U.S. Like others, it was among a series of industries hit hard by COVID-19 in 2020.  Though many retail establishments have found ways to stay open amid the pandemic, an innumerable amount lost business in Spring 2020 when states went

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Around Town

The Park Board had a full agenda for the last meeting.  The meeting started off with a notification from the United States Tennis Association that there would not be any grants awarded this year due to lack of funding under the current Covid-19 conditions.  Some of the people on the Park Board expressed that this

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Twenty states raised minimum wages on New Year’s Day

On January 1, minimum wages went up in 20 states. The increases range from an $0.08 inflation adjustment in Minnesota to a $1.50 per hour raise in New Mexico, the equivalent of an annual increase ranging from $166 to $3,120 for a full-time, full-year minimum wage worker. The updates can be viewed in EPI’s interactive

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Parson makes the case for early childhood

Governor Mike Parson kicked off the Missouri Early Childhood Policy Symposium in Jefferson City this week. The National Council of State Legislators and Kids Win Missouri organized the event for legislators and staff. The legislative host committee included Representative Louis Riggs, Representative Brenda Shields, Senator Karla Eslinger, Senator Lauren Arthur, Representative Peter Merideth, and Senator

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6th grade girls basketball undefeated

6th grade girls basketball undefeated in the Optimist league going 9-0. Bottom row:  Abby Haskamp, Jayla Short, Elaina Beckmann. Middle row: Coach Jordan Chavis, Julia Volkert, Courtney Hargis, Laken Glascock, Hannah Cox, Drew Wren. Back row: Caitlin Campbell, Coach Sierra Michaelis.

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Eagles get two wins in California Tournament

Southern Boone’s boys basketball team won two games and dropped one game in the California Tournament last week.  The Eagles got a win on January 11, with a win against St. Elizabeth in a 71-50 victory. Senior Blake Dapkus lit up the scoreboard leading the team with 21 points going eight for 12 shooting field

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Free online events on Jan. 23 and Feb. 6 will focus on our national bird

Missouri’s Eagle Days events have become much-anticipated mid-winter routines for many families in the Show-Me State. This year, COVID-19 health concerns have changed Eagle Days to an online event, but that doesn’t diminish the ongoing efforts to celebrate our national bird and its comeback in Missouri and the U.S. The Missouri Department of Conservation is

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently: • 01.12.21: Bryan Andrew Lewis, 27, of St. Joe, was arrested by Ashland Police on the following charges: tampering w/a motor vehicle and three (3) failure to appear charges. Bail $31,500.      • 01.19.21: Keith Lamarr Porter, 31, of Ashland, was arrested

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