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County Property Tax due Dec. 31

Brian McCollum, Boone County Collector of Revenue, is reminding Boone County taxpayers that the 2016 property taxes are due by midnight December 31, 2016. There are several options available to taxpayers to remit payments to the collector’s office: • County offices will be closed on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The last day to pay in

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Police Chief Warns of Scam

Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford is warning area residents about a telephone scam in Mid-Missouri. Woolford said in a press release that a president of the New Cambria area called the Ashland Police Department on Wednesday afternoon reporting that he had received a call from a person who identified himself as Scott Davis (or “Davison”)

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Origin of “explosion” still unknown

At just after 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, an explosion rattled windows and dishes throughout Southern Boone County. Two fire trucks were dispatched to Log Providence Road after a 911 call from a resident there. The fire fighters found…..nothing. There was plenty of speculation – many public Facebook pages were filled with theories and

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Fathers-Daughters dance the night away

  The Ashland Rainbow Girls hosted a festive holiday Father-Daughter Christmas Ball this past Friday.                   The daughters enjoyed dancing with their dads, games and refreshments were served.  

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Dave’s Drive is a holiday hit

Attorney Dave Bandre, his wife Ginger and Darlene Moore shivered in the Saturday morning cold as they sorted groceries, toiletries and other donated items, but the generosity of Southern Boone kept them warm. “We have so many people to thank,” Bandre’ said. “I have to credit and give thanks to Ginger, Darlene, Connor Bandre’ the

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School Board, City candidates file

Early candidates to file for office included Southern Boone County R-1 School Board members George Carney and Price Nichols. The two filed on Tuesday morning. Kevin Schupp is the other school board member who’s term is up this spring and Schupp, currently serving as vice president of the board, told the Journal he intended to

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Auditor plans review of state employment lawsuits

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced her office will audit the state’s Legal Expense Fund, which is the pool of money used to make payments stemming from lawsuits against the state. Recent reports have highlighted an increase in the amount of money the state is spending each year to settle lawsuits against the state

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Big Tree Hosts a Big Family

Carolyn and Wayne Selby will host 17 members of their family this Christmas and the centerpiece of their celebration will be the 10-foot tree adorned with ornaments that range from Waterford crystal to handmade ornaments from the Selby’s kids when they were children. Selby said it took two-to-three days to decorate the large artificial tree

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Eagles win first wrestling match

The SoBoCo Eagles wrestling team knew that they had a chance to make history on Tuesday beyond simply competing in the first match in school history. They did so by out-muscling Macon and winning the school’s first wrestling match by a 60-18 score. “We were really happy with the big crowd,” said Eagles coach Trent

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City planning to maintain future growth

The City of Ashland Board of Aldermen were expected to give final approval for annexation of 73 acres at the Highway 63 – Rt. H interchange at last night’s regularly scheduled Board of Aldermen meeting. But voting to expand the City of Ashland further north might be the easiest part of that growth. While Larry

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