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By:  Ernie Wren The 7th annual “Southern Boone Marching Classic” is coming up on Saturday, October 15th, from 9am to 6pm. With twenty schools competing in a variety of contests, this event will have something for everyone. The parade will be from Broadway and College to the middle school starting at 9 AM, with the

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Ashland FFA visit local Agriculture

Provided By: Rebekah Hammett On September 21, 2022 Ashland FFA members visited local agriculture entrepreneurs to learn about their businesses. FFA members enjoyed learning about the ways each of these businesses operate, and how they became so successful. At the first stop 40 FFA members visited Bullard Seed company and heard from owner Matthew Bullard.

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Homecoming Charity Continues Tradition

Provided By: Melissa Duckett Brooklyn Smith isn’t your average Southern Boone High School sophomore.  She’s a student-athlete.  She’s a good student.  She’s battling cancer. Brooklyn started having symptoms in June and was officially diagnosed with B-lymphoblastic lymphoma on August 25th.  She’s had to adjust a lot since then. “If you have cancer, this is what

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Southern Boone County Historical Society

Members of the Southern Boone County Historical Society gather under the Ashland Consolidated School sign at the Middle School after Interim Superintendent Dr. Tim Roth gave us a tour of the building.  Eight years ago, when the old Ashland High School was demolished, our Historical Society (assisted by then Superintendent Chris Felmlee) salvaged this exterior

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Ashland FFA BBQ Showdown

Photo: Mayor Slinker, Ray from KWWR Radio and Loyd Nichols On Saturday, September 10, 2022, Ashland FFA hosted their annual SOBOCO BBQ Showdown during the Ashland Fall Festival. Being its third appearance, Ashland FFA had a total of nine teams competing, some being local and some coming from outside Boone County. The Kansas City Barbeque

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Lakeside Ashland Opens to the Public

By:  Ernie Wren Lakeside Ashland, the community’s newest and most extensive entertainment destination, has opened its doors for events and fundraisers. In recent weeks Nic Parks, owner and developer of the project, has shared his enthusiasm for reaching this milestone.  His goal is to eventually make this a 5,000-person capacity venue that includes a theater,

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Around Town

By:  Ernie Wren This past weekend I attended the opening of Lakeside Ashland, which I am very enthusiastic about.  I appreciate the vision that Nic Parks is bringing to the area, and the level of quality he is committed to. You can read my article about the opening on the front page of the Journal.

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Area IV Leadership Conference

Provided By: Rebekah Hammett On September 14, 2022, 28 Ashland FFA members traveled to Mexico, Missouri to attend the Area IV Leadership Conference. FFA members listened to keynote speaker Jackson Sylvester, National FFA Secretary and Missouri State FFA Officer, Hannah Rice. Greenhand members, 9th graders, had a blast interacting with others members from our area

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The Berg Ribbon Cutting

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the celebration of the one year anniversary of the Burg in Hartsburg. Owners, Jay & Kathy Leffert are pictured on Saturday, September 17, 2022, cutting their ribbon.

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Congratulations Elizabeth

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hess!  Elizabeth is a semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program! Of the more than 1.3 million students who took the 2021 PSAT, Elizabeth placed in the top 50,000 (top 3.85%)!   We received notification last week that she qualified as a national semifinalist, which means she scored in the top

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