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Lakeside Ashland Debate Continues

By: Ernie Wren Each time that it appears the Lakeside Ashland project has been ironed out, a new wrinkle appears. This past week the Southern Boone Fire District demanded that construction at Lakeside be halted as they believe the development does not meet pertinent fire code requirements. In communicating with representatives of the park, the

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren Recently there have been some not so positive news: the continuing battle between Log Providence Road residents and the City of Ashland regarding the Lakeside Park development, a dozen or so “mask mandate” protestors outside of the primary/elementary schools in which Superintendent Chris Felmlee chastised them for their interactions with the children,

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Veterans United Home Loans and a resident family Make Donations

Correction: Sent By: Jennifer Zgorac This summer the Ashland Optimist Pool received two generous donations. A local resident family, who wants to remain anonymous, donated a large first aid kit full of supplies. See more in this weeks Boone County Journal Left to right: 2021 Lifeguard Pool Managers: Mya Zagorac, Katie Duncan, Ezra Ortbals and

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FFA members held their annual children’s barnyard

Rebekah Hammett On Saturday, Sept 11, 2021 Ashland FFA members had a busy day at the Ashland Fall Festival. FFA members held their annual children’s barnyard where they spent time educating the festival goers about agriculture, FFA and each member’s Supervised Agricultural Experience projects. Ashland FFA held the 2nd annual SoBoCo BBQ Showdown where 10

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Back To School Bash

The Ashland Baptist Church Back to School bash drew quite a crowd this past Wednesday. With Dunk Tank, Water Game with Water Balloons, Bounce House, Food, Cake Walk, and other Games, etc. In the dunk tank for a dip is Senior Pastor Matt Goodsell who seemed to be taking quite a few dips in the

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Ashland Fall Fest Fun

Ashland Fall Fest was full of fun and events. Events including a Car Show, 5k-10k run, BBQ Contest, Paint by Numbers, Dunk Tank where Mayor Sullivan took a dip. Also a Bounce House, Strolling Magician Juggler, Face Painter, Cake Walk, Barnyard Best Dressed Dog Contest. Entertainment included Kricket Alley near the Beer Tent. The event

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Food Services Company Addressing Supply Chain Challenges

Matt Sharp Public Relations Director Southern Boone County R-1 School District Release from Opaa. Opaa!, The company that provides food services for the Southern Boone School District, has issued the following statement in regards to the current supply chain circumstances. As our community knows, the Southern Boone County R-1 School District partners with Opaa! Food

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren I’m going to start this week’s column with a HUGE SHOUTOUT to last Saturday’s Fall Festival. What a great turnout! The diversity of vendors and food trucks was fantastic, and the car show was a huge success. The new Veteran’s Memorial images were inspirational. And the band “Kricket Alley” was fantastic with

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FFA Members Donating To Those In Need

By: FFA President Nicole Sjostrand September 1, 2021, 40 Ashland FFA members attended Area IV Battle of the Chapters in Mexico MO. To participate, Ashland FFA members donated 72 cans of food to help those in need. During the evening, members were split into groups with different chapters’ members and participated in team building activities

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