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June Pitchford will not seek another Term

After serving the citizens of Boone County as County Auditor for more than 30 years, June Pitchford announced that she will retire at the conclusion of her current term and not seek re-election in the 2022 election cycle. Her current term of office ends December 31, 2022. June Pitchford was first elected in November 1990

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City of Ashland Land Water Conservation Fund Grant Award

City of Ashland staff were notified that the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant application for the Ashland Ballfield Rehabilitation project had been approved by Missouri State Parks and the National Park Service. This grant will help fund several major improvements to the ballfield in the Ashland Community Park, located at 399 N College St.

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Lakeside Ashland Debate Continues

By: Ernie Wren Each time that it appears the Lakeside Ashland project has been ironed out, a new wrinkle appears. This past week the Southern Boone Fire District demanded that construction at Lakeside be halted as they believe the development does not meet pertinent fire code requirements. In communicating with representatives of the park, the

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Around Town

By: Ernie Wren Recently there have been some not so positive news: the continuing battle between Log Providence Road residents and the City of Ashland regarding the Lakeside Park development, a dozen or so “mask mandate” protestors outside of the primary/elementary schools in which Superintendent Chris Felmlee chastised them for their interactions with the children,

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Veterans United Home Loans and a resident family Make Donations

Correction: Sent By: Jennifer Zgorac This summer the Ashland Optimist Pool received two generous donations. A local resident family, who wants to remain anonymous, donated a large first aid kit full of supplies. See more in this weeks Boone County Journal Left to right: 2021 Lifeguard Pool Managers: Mya Zagorac, Katie Duncan, Ezra Ortbals and

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FFA members held their annual children’s barnyard

Rebekah Hammett On Saturday, Sept 11, 2021 Ashland FFA members had a busy day at the Ashland Fall Festival. FFA members held their annual children’s barnyard where they spent time educating the festival goers about agriculture, FFA and each member’s Supervised Agricultural Experience projects. Ashland FFA held the 2nd annual SoBoCo BBQ Showdown where 10

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Back To School Bash

The Ashland Baptist Church Back to School bash drew quite a crowd this past Wednesday. With Dunk Tank, Water Game with Water Balloons, Bounce House, Food, Cake Walk, and other Games, etc. In the dunk tank for a dip is Senior Pastor Matt Goodsell who seemed to be taking quite a few dips in the

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Ashland Fall Fest Fun

Ashland Fall Fest was full of fun and events. Events including a Car Show, 5k-10k run, BBQ Contest, Paint by Numbers, Dunk Tank where Mayor Sullivan took a dip. Also a Bounce House, Strolling Magician Juggler, Face Painter, Cake Walk, Barnyard Best Dressed Dog Contest. Entertainment included Kricket Alley near the Beer Tent. The event

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Food Services Company Addressing Supply Chain Challenges

Matt Sharp Public Relations Director Southern Boone County R-1 School District Release from Opaa. Opaa!, The company that provides food services for the Southern Boone School District, has issued the following statement in regards to the current supply chain circumstances. As our community knows, the Southern Boone County R-1 School District partners with Opaa! Food

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