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Ashland FFA members

Three Ashland FFA members, Alyssa Dement, Tyler Hilgedick and Nicole Sjostrand attended HYPE Academy June 22-24,2021 in Jefferson City Missouri. Only 30 11th grade FFA members were selected to attend this event. The Agricultural Education students were challenged during an intensive three days of hands-on experiences that prepared them to communicate, lead, and advocate for

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Sara Walsh running for Congress

Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Republican State Representative Sara Walsh of Ashland today announced her campaign for Congress in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District. “My life is proof that in America, anything is possible. But the American Dream is under attack by socialists and career politicians in Washington, DC,” said Walsh. “I’m running for Congress

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Happy 4th of July 2021

Ashland Mayor Richard Sullivan greets folks on July 3rd 2021 Independence day parade. The Walking School Bus attended with the popular yellow Bus cutout filled with participants. Many local tractors, Horses, Motorcycles, Jeeps, Southern Boone Fire Protection District. Great weather and a fun day for the children as candy was thrown from many floats and

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Southern Boone County Library Landscape

Launched on the Grow Native! website on June 29, the Grow Native! Native Gardens of Excellence program features plantings of native plants in designed, well-maintained gardens and in other native landscape plantings in the lower Midwest. One of the featured sites is the Southern Boone County Library Landscape in Ashland, Missouri. “The gardens and landscape

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren This week’s “Around Town” is a bit shorter since I have a separate article in this paper with more in depth coverage of the July 4th “Fire in the Sky” event. What a success! Against all odds, including the recent “Missouri Monsoon Season”, Alderman Dorise Slinker pulled off what hadn’t been accomplished

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Slinker Gets it Done

Alderman Dorise “Mr. Fireworks” Slinker Gets it Done For all of his other successful fundraising efforts in Ashland and Southern Boone, Alderman Dorise Slinker may very well be remembered as the person who brought fireworks to Ashland. Long time residents remember well the numerous times over the past 25+ years that residents have mentioned the

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Southern Boone Area YMCA receives grant

Kip Batye Branch Director 573-657-9622 ext. 707 Southern Boone Area YMCA receives $250,000 Grant from Sunderland foundation The Southern Boone Area YMCA recently received a grant in the amount of $250,000 from the Sunderland Foundation. The grant will be used to pay off a portion of a construction loan. The Southern Boone Area YMCA opened

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Standing For Life

The special session called by Gov. Mike Parson concluded Wednesday afternoon as the legislature gave final approval to Medicaid funding, but the Senate failed to consider a pro-life bill approved by the House. I am proud to have co-sponsored HB 2, filed by Representative Nick Schroer, to codify in statute no public funding for abortions

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren Every once in a while a positive, heartwarming story unfolds. This past Monday a high school class ring was found by a construction worker while remodeling the current middle school. It had the inscription “DKM” and “Class of 83”. A search was put out on Facebook, and sure enough, its owner was

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