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YMCA 5K RunWalk Rescheduled for Jan 28

When YMCA director Kip Batye planned the first Run, Run Rudolph fundraising fun run for the YMCA, he had planned for cold weather. He even had announced a prize for the ugliest Christmas sweater. Only Batye didn’t plan on December’s only ice storm to hit the same weekend as the 5K run. But the 5K

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Eagles now face new challenge

After the SoBoCo Eagles repeated their Tri-County Conference Tournament sweep on Saturday night, both the boys and girls basketball teams piled together for media and parents and enjoyed their victories. But by the time the buses left the Hallsville High School parking lot, it was likely that coaches Tony Phillips and Andy Jahnsen were already

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Special Election to be Called to Replace Jones

Ashland Republican Party State Committeewoman Sara Walsh is the first to announce her candidacy for the now-vacant Missouri House District 50 seat. The seat became vacant on Tuesday when it was announced the Rep. Caleb Jones (R-Columbia) was named Deputy Chief of Staff when Gov-elect Eric Greitens takes office on January 9. A special election

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City earns grant for Main Street sidewalk

On the heels of opening a new sidewalk on Ash Street, the City of Ashland is taking another step towards “walkability” and improving its transportation. Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer announced last week that the City had obtained a Missouri Department of Transportation grant to build a Main Street sidewalk from Broadway south to Henry Clay.

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Parry, county officials take oath of office

New Southern District Boone County Commissioner Fred Parry said Saturday his fellow commissioners were going to ask him to “put his money where his mouth is” and get to work on a plan for the Central Missouri Events Center. Parry and other officials were sworn in on Saturday at the Boone County Government Center. “I

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State Legislature returns to Capitol this week

The Missouri legislature will return to work on Wednesday for the opening of the 2017 session. In a year in which the Republican supermajorities in both the house and the senate – along with a newly elected Republican Gov. Eric Greitens – it should become easy for GOP focus to turn into new laws. The

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Arrest made after traffic fatality

A 39-year old Columbia man was killed after a two-car crash on Friday which led to the arrest of the driver of the second vehicle who was allegedly driving while intoxicated. Columbia Police pronounced Sebastian Sneed dead at the scene of the crash on Business Loop 70 about 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29. Sneed

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Defense of Titles begins tonight

Both the Eagles boys and girls basketball teams brought home wins last night from the Moberly Shootout. Tonight the Varsity Boys and Lady Eagles head to Hallsville to defend their Tri-County Conference Titles.

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GROWTH IN EVERY DIRECTION

New Development leads list of top Southern Boone stories for 2016 2016 saw the City of Ashland grow, and grow….and grow. From a contract with Columbia businessman Larry Potterfield to develop property in northern Ashland near the Columbia Regional Airport to houses being built at Liberty Lading near the Primary School to….building new classrooms at

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Leaders talk education, issues

Leaders from the City of Ashland, Boone Count, the State of Missouri and other Boone County school districts gathered Thursday morning to discuss education issues at the Middle School cafetorium. Superintendent Chris Felmlee welcomed guests from throughout the area and introduced special guests: Kelly Walls, Director of Boone County Community Services; Erin Reynolds, Director of

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