Gas Smell Causes Southern Boone High School Building Evacuation

No explosive gas found at the Southern Boone High School last (Monday) night after a student reported a smell. Fire officials in Ashland went to the school around 8:30 and evacuated the building. The crews report that gas level readings did not detect any explosive gas. The odor is said to have possibly been Mercaptan, […]

One Arrested After Boone Pursuit

One person was arrested this afternoon [Thursday] following a police chase through Boone County. Sergeant Scott White with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Boone County Deputy initiated a traffic stop just after 1:00 on Highway 63 and the driver failed to pull over. A sergeant with the Highway Patrol saw the vehicle and […]

School Cancellations

Winter weather is causing more schools to call off classes for a second straight day. Mexico Public Schools Centralia Public Schools Centralia Head Start Fulton Hallsville Harrisburg Early Learning Center Harrisburg R-VIII Schools NE Randolph Co R-IV Schools New Bloomfield R-III Schools North Callaway South Callaway University Of Missouri Westminster College Campus opens at 11 […]

Ashland Police Chief Voted America’s Favorite Crossing Guard

The Ashland Police Chief has a new title as he was voted America’s Favorite Crossing Guard. Chief Lyn Woolford was entered into a contest on the Safe Kids Worldwide website and the announcement was made yesterday (Thursday) that he was the winner. He works as a crossing guard for the Southern Boone School District. Ten […]

Hawley Set To Serve On Multiple Committees

Senator-elect Josh Hawley has been selected to serve on multiple committees during his time in office in Washington. Hawley has been chosen to serve on the Judiciary, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees in Congress. Additionally he will serve on the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Special Committee on Aging.

Boone To Host Drug Take Back Event

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office along with several other agencies will be conducting a drug take back event on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, there will be 2 collection sites open. They are at the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital from 10AM to 2 PM, and the University of Missouri Student Center from 10 until […]

FFA Awards Being Announced from 90th Annual Convention in Columbia

Awards from the 90th annual Missouri FFA Convention are being announced. There are 343 chapters in the state. Audrain County placed 27th. Centralia placed was the top chapter award winner for the Model of Innovation in the area of Building communities. Paris FFA placed 26th. South Callaway with a 32nd place finish. And Ashland placed […]

Ashland Police To Visit Schools More

The Ashland Police Department announced yesterday [Friday] they will be visiting the Southern Boone School District at various times throughout the day going forward. The decision comes in the wake of a school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead. The district currently has one school resource officer from the Sheriff’s Office.