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“Fireworks” at City Council Meeting

The people at the Ashland City council meeting on August 6th witnessed some lively discussion among elected officials, although most of the votes were unanimous in agreement, with Alderman Bronson and Alderman Clay making motions for votes. The July 4th city permits allowing private residents to shoot off fireworks was perhaps the liveliest discussion. Current

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Q and A: Tony St. Romaine, Interim City Administrator

Tony St. Romaine has been hired as Ashland’s new interim City Administrator. Many citizens may be familiar with Tony in his previous position as Deputy City Manager with the City of Columbia, while others may not. The Journal posed five questions to Tony which will provide a good understanding as to who Tony is, and

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How African Market Baskets Can Make a Difference

I love cooking simple meals that require only a few ingredients. During the summer months, fresh corn and tomatoes from our garden are regulars on the menu. Our pantry and kitchen are well stocked with spices, assorted beans, chicken and beef broth, sauces and salsa, condiments, oils and baking essentials, dried pastas, varieties of rice

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Local man arrested on statutory rape charge

The charge of statutory rape of a person under 14 years of age resulted from a joint investigation by the Missouri Family Services Children’s Division, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and the Ashland Police Department. The Children’s Division contacted the Ashland Police Department on July 2, 2019, to request assistance with allegations of a sexual

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New Year, New Principal

A Southern Boone County education veteran, former Middle School Assistant Principal Justin Griffith looks forward to kicking of his inaugural year as the new middle school principal. A large part of choosing Southern Boone, “Is this is where we wanted to be and I enjoyed my student teaching here,” said Griffith. “It reminded me a

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Randy’s Auto celebrates ten years

Last Saturday, Randy’s Auto Repair celebrated 10 years of service to the Southern Boone area. “We opened our shop to fulfill a dream,” said owner Randy Newport. Local customers have made the ten years a reality and the Newports put together a customer appreciation celebration complete with door prizes, a fish fry and had several

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MU Health Care data security incident

On July 27, 2019, MU Health Care completed the process of identifying patients with information potentially affected by the incident. That information may have included names, dates of birth, medical record numbers, health insurance information, and limited treatment and/or clinical information, such as diagnostic and/or medication information and, for a small number of individuals, a

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What we could learn from municipalities when it comes to pot

In 2018, Missourians overwhelmingly voted to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. This is an important step for the state and will more than likely result in better treatment for many of our friends and neighbors who need to relieve pain, manage nausea and weight loss, and treat glaucoma, among other things. Next

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FEMA disaster unemployment deadline

Missouri residents who lost jobs or whose work was interrupted during this year’s flooding can apply for up to 26 weeks of Disaster Unemployment Assistance from the state. The deadline is August 9. The Missouri Department of Labor will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from residents in 20 counties affected by the April 29-July

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Angel Lane Closed

As of 3:00 pm today at George Campbell’s Lake, both lanes are closed due to culvert structural damage. The roads are impassable. This is an emergency situation and will be repaired promptly. Angel Lane could be closed for up to two weeks. Detours routes include: Hardwick Lane or Airport Road and Route H.

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