MDC reports 14,555 deer taken during alternative-methods portion

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 14,555 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 26 – Jan. 5. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 318 deer harvested, Callaway with 317, and Osage with 298. The harvest total for last year’s alternative-methods

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MDC virtual program to focus on winter bird feeding

Bird-feeding provides year-round enjoyment for some people, but interest in this activity increases in winter. Feeding birds is a great way to learn about different species and it’s an activity that can be enjoyed by the entire family. People can get tips on attracting birds to feeders in winter at the Missouri Department of Conservation

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Missouri Military Academy Summer Camps

Parents looking to provide opportunities for growth for their children this summer can find it at Missouri Military Academy (MMA) summer camps. Offering six different summer camp options this year, MMA summer camps give children the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone and overcome challenges through activities that develop a sense of pride in

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An Important Civics Lesson

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – The First Amendment to the United States Constitution In

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Remembering a Morning When Ice Came a Calling

As 2021 got underway, ice encased every tree branch and blade of prairie grass at Boomerang Creek.  Housebound, Kit and I gathered in front of the Buck stove and reflected on times when self-reliance and family got us through hard times. Memories of a January past resurfaced—one when ice came a calling in the night,

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Board of Alderman Appointment

With Ward One Alderwoman Leslie Martin’s resignation on December 14, 2020, it is my responsibility as mayor to name an appointment to this position to fill the seat until the upcoming municipal election on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. During my mayoral term, one of my goals is to encourage citizens to become active in our

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Southern Boone Economic Development Outlook for 2021

What does 2021 and beyond look like for Ashland businesses and growth?  Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) President Stacey Button, Executive Vice President Bernie Andrews, and Communications Director Jean Nicklas share with Boone County Journal readers their thoughts regarding current and future economic activities with Southern Boone.  Regional Economic Development Inc., known to most people

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Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer-run committee that works to develop relationships and improve networking among Southern Boone County businesses. In a world where social interaction is currently discouraged, networking tends to be a difficult task. The committee is among various organizations in Ashland that have had to make notable adjustments amid

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Around Town

It finally came, a little bit at least!  Snow and ice created a beautiful winter wonderland in many areas, and also wreaked a bit of havoc at the same time.  Rodney Davis keeps track of weather numbers, and on January 1st he reported an average of .25” in total ice accumulation.  On January 3rd, Rodney

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Dapkus named to All-State football team

The Missouri Media All-State teams for football honorees were released last week. Southern Boone senior Blake Dapkus was named to the Class 3, second team as wide receiver. Dapkus put up some outstanding statistics with 114 receptions for 2,149 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also added 21 kickoff returns for 455 yards and 11 punt

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