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East Ashland Plaza gets initial approval

Lead Photo:  Work continues on the Cartwright Business and Technology Park, including, right, additional water lines being added. After years of guessing when commercial growth would follow Ashland’s residential housing boom, Monday’s P&Z meeting provided some answers. The Ashland Planning and Zoning commission approved development projects that will bring business and further the economy in

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Cartwright continues building and Roundabout Planning

Cartwright: Despite the heatwave, workers from Emery Sapp and Sons have continued to add to the infrastructure at the Cartwright Business and Technology Park in northern Ashland near the airport. Concrete work was recently completed on streets which now run to the west side of the business park, connecting to Hardwick Lane. In addition, crews

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Machines termed ‘gambling’

A pair of video gaming machines were called ‘gambling devices’ by Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford last week. Management at the FastLane Phillips 66 convenience store were directed to unplug the machines. FastLane employees said Monday that the company was discussing the issue with Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer and insisted that the game was more

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Fire respsonse to the Villa

A large contingent of emergency responders raced to Ashland Villa Monday afternoon to evacuate the building. However, the haze that greeted them was eventually deemed to not be a fire. A number of volunteer fire fighters from Southern Boone Fire district, Ashland Police, MU Health EMTs and a Missouri State Trooper all assisted evacuating Ashland

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20 things to do with the kids

Summer is a great time of year, especially if you can deal with the heat. It’s a chance to be free from homework and the hectic schedule that takes place during the school year. It’s also a chance for parents to do a ton of fun things with their kids after work and on weekends.

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New alma mater, hires discussed at school board meeting

Lead Photo: Asher Gardner power washes his deck on Monday afternoon. Gardner said that keeping hydrated is important for staying cool. The Southern Boone County School Board is looking for the input of community members on a new alma mater, presented by high school band director Andrew Marjamaa. Marjamaa approached superintendent Chris Felmlee at the

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Summer school continues trend of increased enrollment at SoBoCo

After a few weeks of empty halls and classrooms, Southern Boone County schools are again filled with the sounds of learning children. Summer school began on June 4, with kids from kindergarten to high school attending Monday through Thursday. Only four weeks long, summer school provides an opportunity for high school students to recover credits

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Handling the heat

Ashland residents share tips for beating the heat The second week of June in mid-Missouri has brought heat typically reserved for the later months of the summer, with 90-degree temperatures more indicative of late July and August. As much as the heat stops a person in their tracks and makes one want to pause in

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Ashland Realtors certified for Emeritus Status

The National Association of Realtors has approved two Ashland realtors and 12 Columbia realtors for “Emeritus status. Carl Freiling and Barrett Glascock were named to the list of honor. To be eligible, a realtor must have held membership in the National Association, as a realtor, for a cumulative period of 40 years as well as

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Route 54 Bridge Rehabilitation to Close Ramps in Jefferson City

A resurfacing and bridge improvement project along U.S. Route 54 from the Missouri River Bridge to just south of the Stadium Boulevard interchange in Jefferson City moved into its second stage Monday, June 11. This second stage impacts motorists who use U.S. Routes 50, 54 and 63 in Jefferson City and includes rehabilitation work on

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