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Summer Street Work Begins

City maintenance crews have been out working on streets since early Spring, however, the summer work – with street overlays and improvements – will begin in earnest this month. City Administrator Lyn Woolford said this past week that nine streets had been identified as priorities for the City improvements: West Oaks, Johnson Street, Church Street,

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Kids ready for fun, lifeguards ready for anything

 When she was on her second day of the job as a lifeguard last summer, Kayla Fischer was in her chair above the pool, watching swimmers. Suddenly, Fischer says, she hear yelling in the diving area and saw lifeguard Niki Kleinheider jump into the pool to pull a young swimmer to safety. Fischer stood on

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Ashland Man Sentenced in Federal Court

The United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri announced that an Ashland man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Jeremy Michael Traxler, 35, was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. Traxler was sentenced as a career offender. On April

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Construction Accident Shuts Down McDonald’s/FastLane

McDonald’s managers were forced to turn away customers who walked to the fast-food restaurant today. One even drove over the orange cones used to block entrance to the parking lot. The problem was power – or the lack thereof – which shut down the restaurant and FastLane. About 8 a.m. Thursday morning, a construction work

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New Trash Routes, Policy Begins June 6

The City of Ashland and Republic Waste Services have established new trash routes and a new pick-up schedule for residents in the City of Ashland. According to City Administrator Lyn Woolford, the new schedule will begin Monday, June 6. The Ashland Board of Aldermen approved the new once-per-week trash service for the City of Ashland

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SoBoCo Awards 133 Diplomas

For a Class of 2016 which has achieved so much, they might simply be remembered for their sheer size. One hundred and thirty-three seniors graduated from Southern Boone this year – a record that might not stand for more than a few years – and the crowd at the high school on graduation day was

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School Board Expands Early Childhood, Eagles Athletics

The Southern Boone County School Board approved three initiatives during their regular monthly board meeting on Monday which will change very different aspects of the school district. • The school board approved a measure which will increase the offerings for Special Needs students and Early Childhood education. This means that those students will no longer

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P&Z VOTES AGAINST APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT

The Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission denied a change of zoning for developer Mike McCubbin on Tuesday night during their regular monthly meeting. The unanimous “No” vote came after nearly an hour of community residents and business people voicing opposition to McCubbin’s proposal to develop property on Cobblestone Court, directly behind and west of the

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Largest Class in SoBoCo History to Graduate Sunday

It is difficult for high school principals to compare one graduating class to another, however, this year is not difficult for Dale Van Deven. On Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m the Southern Boone High School class of 2016 will graduate 133 seniors – the largest graduating class in the history of the high school. Doors

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A Different Way of Dining Out

Think of it as a dining out experience that is really “out” – as in outside. It’s more than a picnic, it is an outstanding dinner which also raises money for the SoBoCo Learning Garden. The third annual Dine in the Dirt dinner/fund raiser will be held Saturday, May 21 at 5 p.m. at the

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