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Jon, Audra and Wyatt Joseph Sanders

Jon and Audra Sanders knew the SoBoCo area was where they wanted to raise a family when Audra was hired as a speech pathologist in the SoBoCo school district after her graduation. “I fell in love with the job and community. Jon and I both knew we wanted to raise our kids in the area.

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Mask mandate in Ashland?

The Ashland Board of Aldermen met for their regular session meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1. Among topics discussed were local financing, community events and amendments to city ordinances. Though a fairly heavy agenda, what failed to be mentioned at the meeting was Boone County’s recently implemented mask mandate. On Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Boone County Health

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Around Town

Boone County Commission rejected a request from the Ashland Optimists to help cover the $12,000+ loss from operating the community swim pool over the summer under current health restrictions.  The Boone County Commission had $21.1 million in CARES funding from the federal government, but received over $40 million in requests.  These funds are designated for

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Southern Boone Real Estate Booms

Ashland and Southern Boone residents are currently witnessing a unique real estate environment in which our community is both a buyer’s market and a seller’s market.  With more existing homes on the market than in years past, coupled with new housing starts and a continuous influx of buyers, there appears to be a strong balance

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Shopping Ashland around the holidays

COVID-19 has forced permanent closures for thousands of local businesses across the country this year. With the development of a third spike of the disease moving into the winter months, it’s likely some local businesses will rely on holiday shopping to stay afloat. Restaurant and retail industries at the local level are among those hit

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Around Town

Will there be a Christmas Parade in Ashland this year?  It is currently scheduled for December 4 at 6pm, but the final format is presently unknown. With the recent spike in Covid-19 cases, the Boone County Health Department has increased the requirements needed for a parade (including a county-wide mask mandate), which has thrown a

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Letter from Superintendent Felmlee

Dear Southern Boone School Community: Thank you for your continued support of our educational programs, activities, and athletics. We have had an incredible year despite the challenges of the pandemic. Thank you for your understanding as we deal with the ever-changing climate of the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the educational program.  I want

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Flu Shots are ultra important this year

The FDA wants to remind the millions of men and women on the front lines of growing, processing, preparing, selling and delivering food for both people and animals, to get their seasonal flu shot.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the healthcare community are preparing for flu viruses and the virus that

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STATE CHAMPS

Southern Boone players celebrate moments after Mason Ahern’s goal that put the team ahead 1-0 in the state title match against Whitfield. Read all about the Eagles claiming the State Title in this Wednesday’s edition of the Journal.

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