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So. District Political Forum on Monday

Boone County Commission Southern District candidates Democrat Brianna Lennon and Republican Fred Parry will face off in a political forum on Monday, Oct. 24. The forum will be held at the Southern Boone High School library. The two candidates are competing to win Karen Miller’s seat. Miller, a longtime commissioner, elected to not seek re-election.

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School Board approves bids, denies YMCA program change

It is likely that parents delivering their children to school will see walls go up before they see the snow fly this winter. The Southern Boone County R-1 School Board took a number of steps forward on Monday to begin building on multiple projects at the Primary, Elementary and High Schools. The projects are a

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Prescription Drug collection site open in Ashland

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, University of Missouri, Sturgeon and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations October 21st & 22nd, 2016. This event coincides with the

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Warm spell sets weather record

The calendar says Mid-October, but the thermometer was saying early September. And the result was record-setting. Monday’s high of 90 degrees broke a record set in 1894 at 88 degrees. The high low temperature for Monday, October 17 also set a record for that date. The warm weather cooled a bit on Tuessday, with the

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New library website ready for testing

A new website for Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) will be ready for the public to begin beta testing on Monday, October 17. People can access the site at http://beta.dbrl.org and fill out a response form at beta.dbrl.org or email their comments to web@dbrl.org. Both the old and new sites will be available through November

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New look at Broadway and Main

Kasey Ryan is a professional chef who saw her career change due to family health problems. She considers herself lucky to be doing something she loves, now that her new store is open. Ryan opened the Eclectic Corner at the corner of Broadway and Main in Ashland on Pumpkin Festival weekend – knowing that she

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Drivers look for way north

The cars were lined up Monday morning at the New Salem Lane-Highway 63 crossover, waiting for a break in traffic in order to drive to Columbia. While MoDot officials don’t think that is the safest way to get to Highway 63-northbound, for many it will be their route to work this week. The Missouri Department

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City Annexes More Land Near Airport

Ashland pushes north for future commercial growth. The City of Ashland announced Monday that more growth was on its way. Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer said the City has reached agreement with landowners near the Columbia Regional Airport at Route H to annex their property into the City of Ashland. The City will, in November, annex

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How Are You Going To Get To Work Next Week?

Those who work in Columbia will be forced to find a different route next week. The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that they would be closing the north-bound Highway 63 entrance ramp on Monday, Oct. 17 for one week. MoDot engineer Mike Schupp said the ramp closing was necessary for repair work. “We had

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New website ready for public testing

A new website for Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) will be ready for the public to begin beta testing on Monday, October 17. People can access the site at http://beta.dbrl.org and fill out a response form at beta.dbrl.org or email their comments to web@dbrl.org. Both the old and new sites will be available through November

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