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YMCA initiates development committee

The Southern Boone YMCA is moving forward in the planning stages for a new facility on Liberty Lane. The YMCA closed on the 15-acre property earlier this year and is now beginning to explore a capital fund raising campaign and look at several indoor and outdoor facilities plans. While the local YMCA Board of Directors

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City moves to accept credit cards

The Ashland Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to begin accepting online credit card payments for utility bills. The new procedure, which will be rolled out in the upcoming months, will utilize an online vendor. The cost for paying city water/trash bills will be a $2.50 per month convenience fee, which goes to the online

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Central Bank honors Zumwalt

Central Bank of Boone County (CBBC) has named Donna Zumwalt as this year’s recipient of The Dorothy Jacobs Customer Service Award. Those who exemplify outstanding customer service and act as a positive role model receive the award. Fellow employees nominate the winners of this award and every employee at the South County Bank, where Donna

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Special Services Meeting

February 27, 2017 Dear Private/Parochial School Representative: In accordance with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidelines, public school agencies must meet with representative(s) of private/parochial schools that are serving students with disabilities that attend school (this includes home school children) within the boundaries of the district. The purpose of this meeting is

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New SoBoCo construction taking shape

Septagon construction manager Jim Russell is someone who needs to be in four or five places all at the same time. Russell is overseeing the $7.25 million construction projects at Southern Boone Elementary, Primary and SoBoCo High School. The Primary School gymnasium is the largest single-room project, and includes a basketball court as well as

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Beeson Leads Eagles to Next Round

Looking right at home on Missouri S&T’s court, Skyler Beeson held the Eagles together in the first half and 23 points overall, led SoBoCo into the next round of the state basketball playoffs with a 57-44 win over Licking on Wednesday evening. Beeson, who scored 15 points in the first half, will play for the

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A Historic Basketball Season for the Eagles

Eagles Twin Wins As the final buzzer sounded marking the Eagles boys basketball team’s District 9 championship, the crowd in red and black moved the celebration from the stands onto the gym floor. The win marked the fourth tournament championship won by the Eagles boys – and the first time in school history that the

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New flights good for Ashland, says Mayor Rhorer

Three new flight to two new destinations will only provide more passengers and traffic at and around Columbia Regional Airport, Mayor Gene Rhorer said on Monday. Columbia Mayor Brian Treece and United Airlines spokesmen were on hand for the announcement that United will begin a daily flight to Denver International Airport and twic-daily flights to

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No permit yet, but city calls meeting “very successful”

Citing a “very positive” atmosphere and a meeting that saw both representatives of the City of Ashland and the Department of Natural Resources working together, Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer said Monday the City was nearing completion of the permitting process for a new mechanical sewer plant. Rhorer, City Administrator Lyn Woolford, City Clerk Darla Sapp

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