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Board hears from YMCA, local day care

The SoBoCo School Board found themselves caught in the middle as they heard from representatives of local day cares as well as the Southern Boone YMCA on Monday evening during their regular monthly meeting. The board, which allows the YMCA facility space at no charge for an after school program for grades five through eight,

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Airport Board changes leave Ashland out

A new plan by City of Columbia officials would take away a seat on the Columbia Regional Airport board from the City of Ashland. The news comes as Columbia officials plan management changes at the airport and begin to plan airport improvements. It also comes at a time in which the City of Ashland is

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Eagles unravel in the rain

The SoBoCo Eagles offense came undone on Friday night as the Osage Indians capitalized on interceptions, fumbles and bad snaps. Defensively, the Eagles were better – but not by much. The Eagles unbeaten season unraveled during a rainstorm – and a storm of turnovers as SoBoCo gave away 18 points and Osage won the game

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New League in Town

Flag Football Kicks Off The smaller-sized footballs and the parents in lawn chairs along the sidelines look the same – and so is the player enthusiasm – but the jerseys and a few rules are very new. The first- and second-grade flag football program started their season on Sunday with games between the Packers and

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School Board Retreat focus on facilities

The Southern Boone School Board will participate in its annual all-day retreat on Friday with a number of topics on the agenda which could ultimately change the landscape of the school district. The board will meet at the Missouri School Board Association facility in Columbia from 9 a.m. Until 3:30 p.m. It is an open

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New Boone County Emergency center dedicated

Boone County’s new Emergency Management facility was dedicated this past Sunday – on 9/11 – in a salute to first responders. The new 27,000 square-foot space will combine the county’s emergency management and joint communications department. The facility is paid for by a three-eighths cent sales tax approved by voters in April 2013 along with

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City to accept Flag donations

The City of Ashland will accept donations in order to purchase another flag on the avenue of flags on north Henry Clay. The flag will be raised in honor of former alderman and civic leader Carl Long, who died earlier this month. Long served in the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart for his

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No injuries in SoBoCo school bus collision

A Southern Boone Schools bus was rear-ended by another vehicle this morning as the bus driver was picking up students on Route M west of Ashland. There were no injuries in the three-vehicle crash that happened just after 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning. The SoBoCo bus was stopped at the moment of the collision as

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