City gets concrete tax payment

Ashland City Administrator Lyn Woolford said at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting that the City was quickly gaining back on it under-performing sales tax collections. Woolford told the aldermen that Central Concrete, which has been paying City of Columbia sales tax, had not paid City of Ashland sales tax over the past three years.

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Mayor attempts to work with MoDot

Ashland resident Justin John summed up the area off of Highway 63 near the city’s north water tower: “It just looks terrible.” Mayor Gene Rhorer concurred. The discussion took place at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting and John wants MoDot to take care of their mowing off the highway. However, Mayor Rhorer explained to

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Goshen Celebrates 185 years

September 21, 2017 will mark the 185th anniversary of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church, in Wilton, Missouri. Everyone is invited to join the anniversary service on Sunday, September 17. Bible Study begins at 9:30, and worship service is at 10:30. A carry-in lunch will follow the services. Twelve people met on August 9, 1832, for the

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DIY? Permits often required for work

When property owner Dave Westhoff had workers begin tearing shingles off of his duplex at Redbud and Henry Clay last week, he was surprised to get a phone call from the City of Ashland reminding him that he needed a permit for the work. “I didn’t know about that and I’m not sure everyone at

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The Southern Boone Way

When Parker Boyce, Southern Boone High School’s talented kicker, nailed a long field goal to take a late lead against arch rival Hallsville in last Friday night’s football game, I got a little carried away in the excitement of the moment. “Phillips’ field goal was good from 43 yards!” I yelled into the microphone from

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Forty yards is a long way to run

The 40-yard dash is still an important part of measuring a football’s player’s ability and potential. College coaches, when recruiting high school players and the pros looking to draft college stars rely and “the 40 time.” When was the last time you ran 40-yards? Frankly, it’s been such a longtime for me, I’m not sure

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Eagles look to get back on winning track

The SoBoCo Eagles will need to play smarter and more physical football this week if they want to get back on the winning track. The Eagles host rival Hallsville in Ashland at 7 p.m. The Booster Club hosts BBQ plate dinners beginning an hour before the game. “Rivals? Yeah, this is a rivalry game,” said

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Rentals

• For Rent – 2BR, 1.5 BA, Ref., Range, DW, GD. Call 573-814-9466. • For Rent – 2 BR/2 BA Condo in Ashland. Single car garage, exterior maintenance. $825/mo. Call 573-819-8512.

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City-Wide Garage Sale Listings

• 3-Family Sale – Friday & Saturday 7am-noon. 205 Oak Street, Ashland. • Garage Sale – Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 8am-2pm. 4 miles south of Ashland, 19311 Old Hwy 63 S. Outdoor & indoor stuff and a lot of misc. • Garage Sale – Friday & Saturday. 6740 American Setter, Ashland. Tons of boys & girls

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City sees sales tax dip again in July

The City of Ashland saw sales tax fall for the fourth time in five months with the August reporting of the July sales tax collections. The August report shows $15,724 collected, compared to $24,767 for the same time last year. For the first four months of the city’s fiscal year, the City has collected $115,659,

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