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Aldermen approve duplex development

By Lexi Larson The Ashland Board of Alderman voted Tuesday night to allow the rezoning of CL Richardson’s property on Liberty Lane from commercial to residential. Scott Schooler said he wants to buy Richardson’s land so his company, Schooler Construction, can build six duplexes on the property. Schooler spoke to residents at Tuesday night’s meeting

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Trying to Beat the Heat

By Bruce Wallace If you’re old enough to remember the iced tea commercial, this week’s weather might want to make you fall into a swimming pool – work clothes, iced tea glass and all. Excessive heat warnings are in affect for the rest of this week, with officials encouraging Boone County residents to work outside

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PokemonGo takes players to the streets

By Bruce Wallace If you have seen more teens walking around town recently, intently looking at their cell phone, it’s not because they are out to get some exercise and texting about the weather. The augmented reality world of Pokemon Go is widespread and has Ashland teens – as well as players up to their

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Road Closure – West Snowy Hills Ln

Weather Permitting, Boone County Public Works will replace a cross road culvert on West Snowy Hills Ln on Monday, July 25th. The road will be closed for approximately six hours between 9:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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Plan Extra Time for Weekend, Summer Travel on I-70

If summer plans are taking you on the road and your travels include Interstate 70, the Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding you to allow extra time for your journey. Traffic on Interstate 70 near Boonville is reduced to one lane in each direction so the two bridges over the Lamine River can be repaired.

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Mizzou Breaks Single-Year Fundraising Record, Raises $170 Million

Officials today announced that the University of Missouri has set a new fundraising record in fiscal year 2016, raising nearly $171 million in donations. This amount surpasses the previous record of $164.5 million set in 2014 and is $5 million more than MU’s fundraising goal for the year. It also represents a 15 percent increase

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Storm leaves 20,000 electric co-op members without power

Electric cooperative crews worked a regular work day July 13, then headed back into the field that evening to restore power in the wake of a powerful thunderstorm that swept across the state. The storm packed winds of 70 mph and left a tangle of downed power lines and broken poles in its wake. At

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Mayor Sets Date for Middleton Meeting

By Bruce Wallace Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer wants to move forward quickly towards making a decision on whether or not the Ashland Board of Aldermen will grant a zoning change for CL Richardson’s property on Liberty Lane. After two meetings of Middleton subdivision residents providing a lengthy list of reasons as to why adding six

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Hartsburg fireworks this weekend

The Hartsburg Lions Club will be hosting their annual fireworks show this weekend for all who can join them at the Hartsburg ball field on Saturday evening, July 16. Burgers, brats and hot dogs and drinks will be available beginning at 6:30, fireworks begin about 9:30 pm.

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Summer reading and so much more

By Travis Naughton One might feel, with Southern Boone’s four-week summer school program wrapping up at the end of June, that it’s time for area school children to put away their books until classes resume next fall. Carolyn Pridemore, a Reading Recovery specialist at SoBoCo Primary, cautions parents against this line of thinking. “Summer is

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