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Bob & Chop Get Approval from Aldermen

The Ashland Board of Aldermen gave first reading approval at Tuesday’s meeting to allow Bob and Chop – two pygmy goats residing with owner Kim Proctor on Main Street – to remain in town. The aldermen will likely re-visit the issue at the second reading for the second vote after Aldermen Jesse Bronson suggested the

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City collects missing sales tax

After being unsure why sales tax collections were down for the first few months of the new fiscal year, Ashland City Administrator Lyn Woolford did some checking. A few phone calls paid off for the city. Woolford discovered that the concrete sold by Central Concrete which was made at their plant on Angel Lane was

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Proctor looks to Aldermen to change livestock ordinance

Although she did not receive a variance for her pygmy goats at Thursday’s Board of Adjustment meeting, Kim Proctor has reason to be optimistic. On Friday, Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer made Proctor and her pet goats a late addition to the agenda for last night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Rhorer noted that Proctor was receiving

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WENDY NOREN RESIGNS: Commission appoints Auer as clerk

The Boone County Commission appointed Art Auer to the position of interim County Clerk on Tuesday during their regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting. Auer has been a member of Clerk Wendy Noren’s staff since 1984. He will be the interim clerk until Gov. Eric Greitens appoints Noren’s replacement. Auer has served as the Director of Elections

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Boone County Fair set for July 18-22 in Sturgeon

The Boone County Fair is set again this July for the Sturgeon Fairgrounds. For the second year, the fair will be in northern Boone County, after the Boone County Fair broke away from the Central Missouri Events Center in north Columbia. Prices for admission to the fair are $10 for Tuesday through Thursday and $15

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PUNCHING at PARKINSON’S

Greg Busker carefully winds his cloth wraps around his knuckles, intricately winding them between his fingers and tightly up his wrists. Many of his fellow boxers, he says, use the glove-like wraps that protect a boxer’s hands and wrists. Busker says he learned to wrap his own hands and he likes the process. Greg Busker

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FRIDAY UPDATE: What you need to know for the weekend

• The Ashland Board of Adjustment denied a variance for Kim Procter on Thursday evening and urged her to take her case to the Ashland Board of Aldermen. The city ordinance prevents “livestock” within the city limits, however, Procter and a neighbor said that the pygmy goats – about 2-feet tall each – are more

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City invites McCubbin to attempt to re-zone again

The City of Ashland Board of Aldermen have invited builder/developer Mike McCubbin to begin the re-zoning process again after a close session vote last Tuesday evening. After receiving a letter from McCubbin which stated that he thought his recent re-zoning request and conditional use request would be voted upon separately, the board voted unanimously. Mayor

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Economic Development Council seeks volunteers

Due to a restructure of the Southern Boone Economic Development Council (SBEDC), openings are now available on the Board of Directors. A press release from the council said, “It is the goal of the Southern Boone Economic Development Council to provide current and potential businesses with the resources to expand and grow their footprint in

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Summer School in full swing

Southern Boone Summer School Principal Lucas Karr spends a good bit of his day giving “high fives” – and moving kids down the hallway, out of the building and onto the school bus. On Monday, Karr was working to get about 100 kindergarten students onto the buses so they could go to the swimming pool.

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