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Warm spell sets weather record

The calendar says Mid-October, but the thermometer was saying early September. And the result was record-setting. Monday’s high of 90 degrees broke a record set in 1894 at 88 degrees. The high low temperature for Monday, October 17 also set a record for that date. The warm weather cooled a bit on Tuessday, with the

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New library website ready for testing

A new website for Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) will be ready for the public to begin beta testing on Monday, October 17. People can access the site at http://beta.dbrl.org and fill out a response form at beta.dbrl.org or email their comments to web@dbrl.org. Both the old and new sites will be available through November

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New look at Broadway and Main

Kasey Ryan is a professional chef who saw her career change due to family health problems. She considers herself lucky to be doing something she loves, now that her new store is open. Ryan opened the Eclectic Corner at the corner of Broadway and Main in Ashland on Pumpkin Festival weekend – knowing that she

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Drivers look for way north

The cars were lined up Monday morning at the New Salem Lane-Highway 63 crossover, waiting for a break in traffic in order to drive to Columbia. While MoDot officials don’t think that is the safest way to get to Highway 63-northbound, for many it will be their route to work this week. The Missouri Department

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City Annexes More Land Near Airport

Ashland pushes north for future commercial growth. The City of Ashland announced Monday that more growth was on its way. Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer said the City has reached agreement with landowners near the Columbia Regional Airport at Route H to annex their property into the City of Ashland. The City will, in November, annex

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How Are You Going To Get To Work Next Week?

Those who work in Columbia will be forced to find a different route next week. The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that they would be closing the north-bound Highway 63 entrance ramp on Monday, Oct. 17 for one week. MoDot engineer Mike Schupp said the ramp closing was necessary for repair work. “We had

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New website ready for public testing

A new website for Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) will be ready for the public to begin beta testing on Monday, October 17. People can access the site at http://beta.dbrl.org and fill out a response form at beta.dbrl.org or email their comments to web@dbrl.org. Both the old and new sites will be available through November

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Bridge Closes With Two-Day Notice

A century-old bridge spanning Cedar Creek east of Ashland was closed last Friday, Oct. 7 as MoDot engineers have declared the bridge unsafe for traffic. The Burnett School Road bridge was closed, preventing traffic from Boone to Callaway County. Motorists were advised to utilize Zumwalt Road (South of Burnett School) or State Route Y (North

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Car thefts prompt police warnings

Ashland Police reported Tuesday morning that a number of car thefts occurred in the overnight hours. Officer James Creel said a person or persons rifled through about a dozen automobiles late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. “We did have a report of one firearm stolen,” Creel said, “mostly they were looking through cash as

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Eagles Marching Band Hosts Inaugural Marching Festival

The parade coming down Broadway on Saturday is a part of the first annual Southern Boone Marching Band Classic. SoBoCo will be hosting 13 schools in parade, drum line and color guard and field competitions. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Bands will march from the Broadway and Henry Clay intersection and march west

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