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Officer recognized, Chief recommends more protection

The City of Ashland recognized Officer George Roberson at the January 21, 2020, Board of Alderman meeting, for his attempt to apprehend a wanted individual who then fired a handgun into his police cruiser windshield on December 17, 2019. “You know the job, and the expectation is to continue and pursue the person but you

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CBD Connoisseurs Hosts Giveaway

In order to kick off the New Year, CBD Connoisseurs is hosting a giveaway including a 50” inch TV, a gift card, and credit towards their CBD brand. Entering the giveaway is simple. Visit CBD Connoisseurs at 108 W Broadway in Ashland and ask the staff about their raffle. Then, spend at least $50 at

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Hartzler proclaims: New Year, renewed discussions, new policies

I’m glad to be back on Capitol Hill representing the people of Missouri’s 4th congressional district. The new year brings us an opportunity to renew discussions and put forward policy that addresses the real needs of the American people such as healthcare reform. Every place I’ve gone throughout our district, I’ve been told stories about

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Ashcroft announces 2019 accomplishments

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft recently thanked his staff and announced the many accomplishments of his office during the 2019 calendar year. In addition to having overarching responsibilities for elections in the state of Missouri, the Office of the Secretary of State also serves Missourians through its Business Services Division, makes records and books available

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Missouri one of worst teen driver states

Driving a car means freedom, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility and risk. For some teenagers, it can be difficult to fully appreciate that risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teenage drivers are more likely than older drivers to make critical errors that result in serious

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Winter Storm Heading to Central US

THURSDAY: Cold start to the day will be the theme throughout as temperatures only warm up to the low 30s for afternoon highs.     TONIGHT: Snow pushes in after midnight, and will likely impact the roadways shortly after beginning to fall. Lows will fall into the middle 20s. EXTENDED: Eventually the snow will start

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Dotty’s back on the grill, again

Yet again, Ashland local Dotty Manns has decided to come out of retirement to satisfy Southern Boone County’s breakfast needs.  Manns is no stranger to the food business. After moving to Ashland in 1963, the Southeast Missouri native spent time working in Columbia in hotel food service. By 1996, Dotty and her husband Jerry decided

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Mayor declines to run for reelection

“Mayor is a full time job, the Mayor is in the executive branch and not the judicial branch,” said Mayor Gene Rhorer who explained the Mayor role needs to change. That the current form of local government can no longer work for Ashland.  “Is there a better system for Ashland? Yes, there is. There is

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School Board talks Ranken Tech update

For over five years Southern Boone County has been in discussions of bring technical education to Mid-Missouri.  “We approached them. We were brainstorming the Richardson property and someone brought up a trade school, and it just connected,” said Dave Westoff. “We visited Ranken and we were impressed.”  Ranken and SoBoCo schools will be holding a

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Aldred announces campaign for Boone County Commissioner

Ashland Democrat and Missouri Army National Guard Lieutenant Justin Aldred announced his candidacy in the first week of January for Boone County Southern District Commissioner. Aldred outlined his reasons for running for office: “People here need a fighter. Too many people in Boone County still struggle to make ends meet; healthcare costs are out of

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