Fishing advice from SoBoCo pros

A little rain did not spoil the enthusiasm of the small crowd seen at the Ashland Community Park pond last weekend. Eleven people participated in the Ashland Optimist’s 18th annual fishing derby Saturday, June 15, over Father’s Day weekend. “I think the turnout was weather related,” said Lena Long of the Optimist Club. “Maybe we

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Dog park gated, almost ready

The Ashland park tax approved by voters in 2018 has provided a new addition to the city park. The dog park has been constructed on the back side of the walking trail, connecting to the lift station. The Ashland Park Board had received public input requesting the addition of a dog park, which prompted the

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Summer Children Lunch Program

Helping Hands of Southern Boone Coutny is offering every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. beginning July 7 until August 11 if your child needs weekday lunches please stop by the Ashland Park to pick them up. In order to sign up, send an email to helpinghandssoboco@gmail.com prior to July 1 and include the following

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Ameren Outage

Nearly 400 homes served by Ameren Missouri in the Ashland area were without power Monday morning after a mechanical issue with a transformer. Southern Boone County Fire Protection District crews were sent to a call of a transformer fire at about 9 a.m. Monday in the area of Rangeline Road and Route Y near the

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently. • 06.14.19: Columbia Police arrested LaJavion Andreas Redden, 19, of Ashland on a possession of a controlled substance charge. Bonded $4,500. • 06.14.19: Heather Ashley Anne Rybolt, 30, of Hartsburg, was arrested by Columbia Police on charges of possession of a controlled substance

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Mis Amigos al Sur

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is situated at the southernmost point of the Baja peninsula at a place where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet. It is a breathtakingly beautiful, oceanside oasis on the edge of a vast and unforgiving desert. It is, in many ways, the polar opposite of mid-Missouri, but thanks

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Vernon Cosper 1938-2019

Vernon Lee Cosper of Columbia Mo., passed away June 15th at Boone Hospital Center, surrounded by his loved ones. Vernon was born July 28, 1938 in Earlimart, California, to the late Wilma (Cox) and Robert Cosper. Vernon spent his early years enlisted in the United States Airforce as an Aerial Photographer at the Hollowman Airforce

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Residents weigh in on future of city

Lead Photo: Last Thursday evening the City of Ashland hosted a comprehensive planning workshop to address upcoming issues such as transportation, storm water runoff and infrastructure needs for the city. Above, Ward Three Alderman Rick Lewis presents future planning options and oppotunities for consideration.  Lead Story: Residents weigh in on future of city At the City of

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Slow progress for speed bumps

The possibility of Palomino Ridge getting a speed bump for this budget year will rely on the recommendation of the Ashland Park Board. Speeding has been a constant concern raised by residents. The Ashland Police Department did a recent traffic study on Martha Crump, showing that the average speed was 28 mph. Ashland Police are

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City makes recycling location change

Garbage thrown in recycling bins is causing recycling in the U.S. to collapse and is a major contributor to the new highly regulated trade limits on imported waste to China. U.S. recycling has hit an unmanageable recycling contamination level. Effects of contaminated and inappropriate recycling are easily viewed at the current recycling area behind Ashland

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