By: Ernie Wren Lakeside Ashland, the community’s newest and most extensive entertainment destination, has opened its doors for events and fundraisers. In recent weeks Nic Parks, owner and developer of the project, has shared his enthusiasm for reaching this milestone. His goal is to eventually make this a 5,000-person capacity venue that includes a theater,
By: Ernie Wren This past weekend I attended the opening of Lakeside Ashland, which I am very enthusiastic about. I appreciate the vision that Nic Parks is bringing to the area, and the level of quality he is committed to. You can read my article about the opening on the front page of the Journal.
Provided By: Rebekah Hammett On September 14, 2022, 28 Ashland FFA members traveled to Mexico, Missouri to attend the Area IV Leadership Conference. FFA members listened to keynote speaker Jackson Sylvester, National FFA Secretary and Missouri State FFA Officer, Hannah Rice. Greenhand members, 9th graders, had a blast interacting with others members from our area
The Ashland Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the celebration of the one year anniversary of the Burg in Hartsburg. Owners, Jay & Kathy Leffert are pictured on Saturday, September 17, 2022, cutting their ribbon.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Hess! Elizabeth is a semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program! Of the more than 1.3 million students who took the 2021 PSAT, Elizabeth placed in the top 50,000 (top 3.85%)! We received notification last week that she qualified as a national semifinalist, which means she scored in the top
By: Sara Walsh It is my great honor to represent the people of Missouri’s 50th District and to share with you this week’s Capitol Report. Archives Alive! Coming Next Spring In the spring of 2023, the Missouri State Archives will welcome elementary and homeschool students to Archives Alive! – a history-based performance program. The live,
ournal staff report Voters will notice changes when they go to the ballot box in November – changes which could slow things down a bit, said Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon. According to a bill approved by the Missouri Legislature this past session, in order to receive a ballot, voters will be required to show
By: Ernie Wren With approximately eight churches in the Southern Boone vicinity, religious leadership and community involvement has always been a large part of area activities and culture. Ashland Baptist Church (ABC) has held a strong presence in the area not only on a religious front, but also in meeting social needs with efforts such
By: Ernie Wren As a community we have always came together for notable events, fundraisers, and activities. One such event is on the horizon again. It is a pancake breakfast for high school freshman Brooklyn Smith to help raise funds for her fight against cancer. The high school softball team is organizing this event, to
Submitted By: Marilyn McGuire This sunflower field is near Wilton, just off the River Road. It’s a beautiful field of yellow sunflowers that are planted on the Diederich farm that lies between the Missouri River and the Katie trail. It’s a sight to behold, the yellow flowers glowing across the field in all their glory.