boone county fire protection district en 17-year-old missing in Perche Creek [UPDATE: Body found] <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><em>UPDATE:</em> Rescue workers have recovered the body of a 17-year-old boy who went underwater in a creek near Columbia while swimming with friends.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 13:58:25 +0000 Associated Press 53782 at Boone County voters will decide on $14M bond for fire district <p>Boone County Fire Protection District officials will ask voters to approve a bond issue during the general municipal election this April.</p><p>Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp says half of the proposed $14 million bond would be spent on apparatus and equipment. The other half would go toward improving the fire district’s facilities. Voters passed a 12-year bond issue for the Fire District in 1998. After paying off that bond in 2009, the board of directors considered extending the bond issue, but decided not to do so due to the poor state of the economy.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:37:15 +0000 Sam Knef 48164 at Boone County Fire Protection District repays misused funds <p>The Boone County Fire Protection District repaid more than&nbsp;$200,000 in misused funds to the Federal Emergency Management Agency yesterday, settling a federal audit from the year 2009.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:56:06 +0000 Ashley Carr 20785 at Boone County Fire Protection District repays misused funds