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Skyline Cafe continues cooking for Veterans

If you’re hungry for a traditional Thanksgiving supper, but don’t want to make a mess in the kitchen, Ashland’s Skyline Cafe on Broadway will make dinner for you. And the Central Missouri Honor Flight will be the beneficiary. For the third consecutive year, Skyline Cafe owner Brenda Ravenscraft will provide a turkey dinner with all

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Make adjustments for MoDot this Monday

MoDOT will be removing pavement from the Henry Clay/Broadway intersection on Monday, November 20th. This is expected to be a 2 day project. They will grind away the asphalt in all four directions. MoDOT has asked Ashland Police to block the parking spaces on the south side of Broadway near Break Time so that they

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Cartwright Technology Park Open for Business

Only a few days before the Potterfield family hosted a few hundred people at the Cartwright Business and Technology Park, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources provided the City of Ashland their construction permit to build a new sewer plant. Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer said the timing was good. “They are ready to go and

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School Board gives go-ahead on security changes

The Southern Boone School Board will have as much as $500,000 left over from the most recent bond issue which added classrooms to the Primary and Elementary buildings and a new weight room at the high school. That money can be set aside for an upcoming April 2018 bond issue – a no tax increase

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P&Z Tables YMCA Zoning Request

The Ashland Planning and Zoning board tabled a request by the Southern Boone YMCA to re-zone agricultural property along west Liberty Lane to commercial on Tuesday night. According to P&Z chair Ernie Wren, a special meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 28 to take up the issue again. The YMCA purchased the land in order

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Sheriff’s department investigates multiple thefts

Boone County sheriff’s deputies have taken at least eight reports since early October involving tool thefts from businesses, residences and construction sites in the north Route B and Highway 63 North areas. A church storage building on North Brown Station Road was also burglarized and the suspects stole sound and video equipment. Various tools and

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Tax Statements in the mail

Over 134,100 property tax statements, licenses, and special assessments totaling more than $198 million will soon be showing up in Boone County taxpayers’ mailboxes. Brian McCollum, Boone County Collector of Revenue, recommends that taxpayers should always open and inspect their statements as soon as possible and identify any problems. Taxpayers should contact the collector’s office

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Voters deny use tax

The use tax failed at every ballot box on Tuesday, including the City of Ashland. Voters defeated the Internet sales tax 176-119. Boone County voters turned away the new tax 4,274-4,142. City Administrator Lyn Woolford said he was “disappointed” and noted that the police department is already stretched thin and the city is behind last

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Nickman Rd deaths ruled murder-suicide

Boone County Sheriff’s investigators confirmed Monday that the gunshot deaths of an engaged couple in a Nickman Road duplex were a murder-suicide. Ashland Police officers and Boone County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shots-fired 911 call at 11:58 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 and found the bodies of Travis Parker, 42, and Jessica Beachy-Willits, 36.

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City, friends shocked by Alderman Campbell’s death

Ashland officials and friends were remembering – and missing – their friend George Campbell on Monday morning. Campbell, an Alderman for Ward One, died suddenly on Saturday morning. Campbell had been fighting cancer in recent months, but, according to friends, was past the toughest part of his treatment and gaining weight. “I talked to him

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