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Airport development ready for two spec buildings

The City of Ashland’s Planning and Zoning Commission will take an official look on May 9 at the next step in the largest construction project in the city’s history – the development of 477 acres by the Potterfield family just west of the Columbia Regional Airport. Hummingbird Properties sent plans to the City of Ashland

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Palomino residents split on resurgence of Home Owners Association

When April Hayes purchased her Palomino Ridge home in 2013, she asked about a home owners association and was told there was no such thing. But there was one established in 2002 and some residents of Palomino would like to re-establish the effort. “This movement was instigated last fall by crime in the neighborhood,” said

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Southern Boone Chamber celebrates local businesses

The annual Chamber Days celebration was another sign of growth in Southern Boone County – business growth. Six ribbon cuttings were held with new businesses and businesses with new ownership in Ashland. Chamber Days was kicked off with the Leadership Breakfast at the Optimist Club. Columbia Regional Airport Director Mike Parks was the keynote speaker.

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Local artists show at historic society

It really is a big deal. Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance has been asked to show their members’ artwork at the Boone County Historical Society in the Montminy Gallery. The exhibiting Alliance members are: Charlotte Beuselinck, Travis Bond, Diane Chappell, Meagan Cooper, Tracy Eichhorn, Vicki Eultgen, Joseph Eultgen, Janet Flett, Diana Fogle, David Frech, Marni Gable, Allice

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Drug Takeback Time

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Youth Community Coalition and law enforcement agencies throughout Boone County including Ashland, Columbia, Centralia, Hallsville, University of Missouri, Sturgeon and VA Hospital Police Departments, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take Back event at multiple locations April 28 & 29, 2017. This event coincides with the

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Chamber BBQ Kicks off Busy Weekend

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce entertained a good-sized crowd Thursday evening at the annual BBQ sponsored by Callaway Bank, the YMCA, Angell & Co. and Mizzou Therapy. The event was a part of the annual Chamber Days celebration, designed by the chamber to celebrate and promote local small business. The event also kicked off

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Airport Manager featured speaker at Leadership Breakfast

One shopper to win Treasure Chest during Chamber Days event The speaker at tomorrow’s Southern Boone Economic Development Chamber Days Leadership Breakfast got a promotion just last week. Acting manager of the Columbia Regional Airportw Mike Parks was named to the position permanently, said a City of Columbia spokesperson last Thursday. Parks will be speaking

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Connections Bank wants to grow with the Southern Boone community

A community business freshened its look last week when Mainstreet Bank, with locations in Ashland, Bunceton, and Prairie Home, became Connections Bank. While the name change stems from Connections Bancshares purchasing the bank in November of 2015, it represents so much more, says bank president Mike Gallagher. “With the name change, we are emphasizing our

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Glascock picked to lead SoBoCo School Board

The Southern Boone R-1 School Board selected Barrett Glascock as its new president on Monday during their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Glascock will be serving his second term as board president. Price Nichols was elected by board members as vice president. New board member Dawn Sapp and returning board members Price Nichols and Kevin Schupp

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Reward in arson case

CrimeStoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in an arson which occurred last weekend at the dead end of Bush Landing at the Missouri River in southern Boone County. Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Southern Boone County Fire District were dispatched to the scene last Sunday morning (4/9/17) at about

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