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STATE CHAMPS

Southern Boone players celebrate moments after Mason Ahern’s goal that put the team ahead 1-0 in the state title match against Whitfield. Read all about the Eagles claiming the State Title in this Wednesday’s edition of the Journal.

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SoBoCo Student COVID numbers rising

“The next three weeks will be crucial,” said Stephanie Browning, Boone County Public Health Director Friday, November 13. The current Boone County Public Health Order will be extended until December 7, as COVID-19 cases increase not only in the Columbia but in Mid-Missouri region including its schools. “Not only with the city but the rural

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Around Town

The Southern Boone boys high school soccer team is in the news again this week, with a decisive 6-0 shutout win over New Covenant Academy in the state semifinals.  The Eagles soccer team will now play for the state Class 1 Championship this Friday, November 20th,  at noon in Springfield vs. the Whitfield team.  This

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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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Progress on new YMCA in Ashland

The city of Ashland plans to open a new YMCA location in the near future, complete with a series of expansions and added amenities.  Ashland Branch Director Kip Batye predicts the YMCA will open Spring 2022. The expected date of completion for this project is yet to be finalized, but is expected in late March

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Around Town

The Ashland Optimist Club will be hosting its annual “Veterans Appreciation Breakfast” on Wednesday, November 11th, from 7am to 9am.  This breakfast is FREE to all veterans, current service members, and their families.  The breakfast will be at the Ashland Optimist building, located at 501 Optimist Drive.  COVID-19 precautions are in place.  Masks are required

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New stop signs planned for Southern Ashland

 The Traffic Engineer for the City of Ashland has authorized the placement of additional stop signs in Southern Ashland. The intersection of E. Liberty Ln. at Middleton Dr. will be converted to a three-way stop, and Peterson Ln. at Eagle Lake Dr. will be converted to a four-way stop. Ashland Public Works expects the signs

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Rep. Sara Walsh Elected to Serve as House Majority Caucus Chair

State Representative Sara Walsh has been elected by the House Republican Caucus to serve in a leadership role for the upcoming 101st General Assembly. A day after Republicans maintained their supermajority in the Missouri House of Representatives, caucus members elected Walsh to serve as Majority Caucus Chair. As Majority Caucus Chair, Walsh will serve as

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Ashland Police assist in recovering stolen vehicle

On Sunday, November 8 at about 1000 hours, Ashland officers were made aware of a stolen vehicle from Jefferson City, MO traveling northbound on US Highway 63. In a coordinated effort with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, two APD officers and a MSHP trooper conducted a felony traffic stop on E. Broadway near Eastside Dr.

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