Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 07.25.19: Columbia Police arrested Matthew Martin Roberts, 30, of Ashland, on an out of county warrant. Bail: $5,000. • 07.25.19: Courtney Marie Strub, 33, of Centralia, was arrested by Ashland Police on an out of county warrant. Bonded: $500.

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Volunteers Needed to Help Clean Katy Trail

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Katy Trail by picking up trash left by receding floodwaters. Anyone who is interested in helping with this effort is encouraged to grab their bicycles, boots, gloves, long sleeves and bug spray and join us from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and on Saturday, Aug.

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Changes to waterfowl reservations for fall hunting

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces changes to its reservation system for managed waterfowl hunts – starting this hunting season. MDC offers managed waterfowl hunting on more than a dozen conservation areas specially managed with a focus on wetlands. Hunters can apply for a reservation or participate in a daily morning drawing for opportunities

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MDC offers dove hunting clinic

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites first-time dove hunters to learn dove hunting basics at a FREE clinic and hunt on opening weekend of the 2019 dove season. The event, for adults and youth ages 8 – 15, will begin at Prairie Fork Conservation Area with a dove clinic on Saturday, Aug. 31, from

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Garage Sale

•  HUGE Pre-Moving Garage Sale! 4000 East Liberty Lane. Tons of home decor items, antique desk, lighted solid walnut 9-gun display case. Too much stuff to mention! Come take a look. Thurs. & Fri. 7am-?, Sat. 8am-?  

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I Mustache You a Question

When I was a seventh grader at Hannibal Junior High School, no one would have confused me with one of the “cool” kids. I didn’t have a girlfriend, I wasn’t a jock, and I was one of the last teenagers in the entire building to reach a height of five feet tall. Far from the

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Hiring committee recommends Interim City Admin.

Four months after the common agreement to cancel the contract of previous City Administrator Lyn Woolford in order for him to focus solely on his role as chief of police, the City of Ashland may have an Interim City Administrator, Tony St. Romaine. The hiring committee for a new city administrator consists of two Board

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A Non-Realistic Minimum Wage; Disaster Aid

Recently in Missouri, voters voted on the state level to increase the minimum wage to $8.60 in 2019. The change in minimum wage will be gradually phased in, eventually reaching $12 in 2023. The people of Missouri spoke on this as was their right. However, when the federal government comes in and tries to pass

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Cole County

A FEMA disaster recovery center opened Sunday, July 21, in Cole County to provide one-on-one assistance to Missourians affected by recent flooding, severe storms and tornadoes. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check

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Making Back to School better for parents

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their school’s supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com. With just one or two clicks, parents can find their child’s exact supply list and then click right over to pre-filled shopping carts on Target, Walmart, Office

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