Jesse ‘Woody’ Sapp 1945-2020

Jesse “Woody” Woodson Sapp of Ashland passed away in his home on Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was 75 years old. Woody was born June 30, 1945 to Jesse T. Sapp and Dorothy (Bennett) Wilson.   Woody was a kind, friendly soul who did not know a stranger. He enjoyed dancing in his younger days

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Roy Richardson 1939-2020

Roy H. Richardson, 81, of Hartsburg, Missouri passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Jefferson City. Roy was born on September 18, 1939 to Rothie and Nathalie Nichols Richardson. He also had two sisters and one brother. On September 25, 1960 he married Joyce Faye Nichols in New Bloomfield

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Sherman “Sherm” Dick

Hartsburg Loses a Dear Friend Michael and I were awakened this morning to hear a sad note. Our friend Sherman Charles Dick, “Sherm”, aged 82, of Martinsburg, Penn., had passed away from complications of double pneumonia. He had been sick a short while. Michael and I first met Sherm in the aftermath of the Flood

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The battle for District 50: Sara Walsh

Sara Walsh is running for re-election on November 3, 2020. She first won the seat in 2017 to serve District 50 as the State Representative. “The two main roles of the State Representative is to change state statutes and state laws from January to May, and represent the views of the district helping citizens navigate

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Eagles Soccer Shuts Out Father Tolton

Southern Boone traveled a few miles north on Monday evening to take on the Father Tolton Trailblazers (5-12) in Columbia. The game was possibly a preview of the District 3 Championship match that will take place in Ashland on November 4. An air temperature in the 40s with a brisk northerly breeze made it the

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The battle for District 50: Kari Chesney

Though Kari Chesney has not held an elected office, she has dedicated much of her time to volunteering and serving on local commissions. “I’ve been in the research sciences and in the hard sciences all my life; a lot of volunteer work here in Columbia that has spurred me to public office,” said Chesney. With

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“Second Saturday” Success

If you have driven by the American Legion Hall on Broadway on the second Saturday in the past two months, you may have noticed a significant increase in both vehicles and pedestrians. That’s what is known as “Second Saturday” here in Ashland.  Second Saturday was started to help promote small businesses and encourage consumers to

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Around Town

New businesses are popping up around town, and more are planned in the near future.  Recently we have seen the addition of The Sun Life Tanning Company across from the YMCA. USA Mortgage will also be opening up for business this week, across from City Hall at 108 E. Broadway.  Construction has also begun on the

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Missouri unemployment

The Missouri labor market’s recovery resumed in September 2020. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 13,000 jobs over the month, and over-the year job losses from COVID-19 shutdowns dropped below 125,000. Missouri’s smoothed seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went down by 2.1 percentage points in September 2020, decreasing to 4.9 percent from an August 2020 rate of

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Southern Boone topped by Blair Oaks

In spite of playing some quality football, the Southern Boone Eagles fell to Blair Oaks 42-21 in Friday’s Tri-County Conference challenge. The Eagles won the time-of-possession battle holding the ball for more than 35 minutes to the Falcons 13 minutes. But Blair Oaks had bigger plays that propelled them to the win. Eagles Head Coach

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