Shots Fired at Ashland Police Officer

  UPDATE: Police continue to search for Eusebio Daniel Barajas-Real.  He is suspected of firing three shots at an Ashland police car late Tuesday night. Police ask that anyone with information regarding his whereabouts call 311. 12.18.19 – On 17 December 2019 at approximately 11:06 p.m., three shots were fired at an Ashland Police car

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Census may impact city government

Depending on the 2020 census, the City of Ashland could have the ability to change its form of local government.  Currently Ashland is a fourth class city in a first class county.  If the 2020 census shows the city as having more than 5,000 inhabitants, Ashland voters could elect the option of a charter form

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School board meets despite weather and closings

Despite school closings due to weather, the Southern Boone County School District met Monday, December 16.  Construction is now completed on Red Tail Drive, which leads to the new central office building. It was finished the first week of December. “I wanted to wait and bill the city for their share when the work was

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Dept. of Natural Resources will award approximately $2.8 million in energy loans

Seven public schools will receive approximately $2.8 million in low-interest loans to fund energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Energy. The funded projects are expected to support 35 jobs and benefit more than 12,000 Missourians, with annual energy savings resulting in approximately $404,527. The loans will

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Winter weather possible this weekend

Missouri Department of Transportation workers will be out treating roads and bridges in advance of a potential winter storm this weekend. Precipitation starting as early as Saturday will move across the state and continue through Monday. The event has the strong potential to affect morning and evening commutes on Monday. MoDOT urges drivers to keep

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GARAGE SALES

• Garage Sale: Dec. 13 & 14th from 8am-3pm. Hand-Craft Christmas Decorations – Snowmen, Elfs, Santa’s and misc. 911 Golden Eye Ct. Come See Us! 

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New family services available

Meet Ben Wall, the 34-year-old therapist who recently opened up a new counseling clinic in the City of Ashland. Since 2012, Wall has worked as a youth and family counselor through community agencies. He spent some time working in Colorado and eventually relocated to Hartsburg. In his time helping patients across Southern Boone County, Wall

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MoDot closing cut throughs, more J-turns

For residents living between Columbia and Jefferson City, Highway 63 is the main source of transportation. However, travel on Highway 63 is scheduled to begin changing in MoDot’s 2021 fiscal year.  MoDot has $5 million budgeted to start addressing the 13 road crossovers along the stretch of highway and plans to implement closing crossovers, installing

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Outside interest contributes to transient tax

On December 4, House Bill 1601 was pre-filed by Representative Sara Walsh that would authorize a transient guest tax in the City of Ashland limits upon voter approval. The House Bill would only place the guest tax ballot.  Pre-filed HB 1601 is in response to the new concept of Cartwright Industrial Park, within Ashland city

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Lady Eagles sail to Tri-County crown, remain undefeated

The Southern Boone High School Lady Eagles basketball team is unbeaten this season after winning the Tri-County Conference Tournament last week. Southern Boone earned the title defeating Hallsville, Boonville and thumping a gristly California squad by 16 points 55-39 for the tournament title.  Head coach Damon Wren says the Tri-County Conference Tournament was a good

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