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Election Results

Southern Boone School District $7.7 million bond issue Yes * 881 No 187 Southern Boone School District Board of Education Lyn Woolford * 605 Tammra Aholt * 543 Kristopher Harmon 480 Ashland Board of Aldermen Ward 1 Nathan Volkert * 98 Loren Plank 31 Ashland Board of Aldermen Ward 3 Dorise Slinker * 184 Elisabeth Sobczak 108

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Reconnecting Boone, Callaway County

Work continues on the Cedar creek bridge between Boone and Callaway County. As the bridge nears completion for travel dump trucks fill the final stages with large rock. In the next few days as the weather permits Guard rail was installed and the final product will open sometime this week. Many of the folks who

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Governor Parson Grants 17 Pardons, Commutes One Sentence

Governor Mike Parson granted 17 pardons and approved one commutation pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official pardon documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and are being sent to the individuals. See more in this weeks Boone County Journal

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BreakTime Grand Opening

Today 10am – 2pm 15040 Eastside Drive Ashland, Mo. Enjoy free samples. Deals for the day. Burger & Chips, Medium Fountain $5.00. Free 2-liter of Pepsi or Mtn Dew with a $10.00 fuel purchase

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Richard Rabbit’s Visits Ashland

Richard Rabbit visits Ashland Missouri. It was a full day for Richard Rabbit and southern Boone County. Ashland Richard Rabbit traveled most all neighborhoods to entertain the children of the community. Thousands of eggs were handed out to the Ashland Area children with an assortment of toys candy and other prizes.

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Chili & Nacho Fundraising Success

Last week, there were two successful fundraisers that had business owners, community leaders, and local citizens uniting to support two excellent causes.  The first, Helping Hands, is a local charity that provides clothing, food and household items to families in need.  Their most visible program is “Operation Warmth” which provides free coats at several locations

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Missouri farm income saw large increase in 2020 despite pandemic

Large government payments helped 2020 Missouri net farm income match or exceed the 2014 record of $3.4 billion, according to Abigail Meffert, senior research associate with the University of Missouri Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI). Missouri’s outlook falls in line with the U.S. Agricultural Market Outlook, a summary of 10-year baseline projections presented

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Governor Parson Signs Executive Order

Executive Order 21-07 Extending State of Emergency in Missouri State of Emergency to Assist Continued COVID-19 Recovery Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 21-07 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through August 31, 2021, to help accelerate COVID-19 recovery.  “For over a year now, we have worked nonstop to take a balanced approach, fight

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Missouri weekly medical cannabis sales top $2M

With patient enrollment approaching six figures and more retail outlets and production facilities opening by the day, weekly medical marijuana sales in Missouri have now topped the $2 million mark.  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports cumulative medical cannabis sales of $22.2 million statewide through Friday, March 19.  That’s a $2.4 million

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Parks and Sullivan discuss addressing Lakeside Ashland project concerns

By Sofi Zeman Residents in the rural neighborhood off of Log Providence recently issued a letter of concern to  the Ashland Planning and Zoning Committee, the Boone County Commission, Ashland City Council and the Southern Boone Fire Department regarding the pending Lakeside Ashland development.  The project is spearheaded by developer Nic Parks, owner of a

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