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South Woods Properties in receivership

When tenants on Liberty Lane came home from taking their children to summer school Tuesday morning, they found a letter taped to their front door informing them their duplex had a new firm controlling and managing its day-to-day operations. Rent was to be paid for July to the new firm, Balke Brown Transwestern. While a

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Aldermen reverse P&Z, approve zoning change

The proposed development of six duplexes off Liberty Lane, just east of the Middleton subdivision took a sudden turn Tuesday night as the Ashland Board of Aldermen approved the first reading approving the development. Last Tuesday the Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission had unanimously shot down Schooler Construction’s request for a zoning change from “Commercial”

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July 4 Closings and Events

Many businesses and government offices will be closed on Monday for the July 4th holiday. The City of Ashland will be closed and trash services will be moved back one day. County offices will also be closed for the holiday. Moser’s Grocery will be open on July 4th from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. The Ashland Optimist

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Ashland man hit by train in Boonville

An Ashland man was in serious condition at University Hospital after his car was struck Friday night near the Isle of Capri casino in Boonville. Donald Wood, 73, of Ashland had stopped his car on the railroad tracks near the casino at about 8:25 p.m. A Union Pacific train headed east-bound crashed into Wood’s 2002

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Mayor suspends county commission bid

Ashland Mayor Gene Rohrer said Monday he could not complete the work of the city’s largest infrastructure project in history and run for county commission at the same time. Rohrer suspended his campaign in the Southern District Boone CountyCommission race with a written statement. “My first responsibility is to the City of Ashland,”Rohrer wrote. “I

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Aldermen Approve Duplex Development

The proposed development of six duplexes off Liberty Lane, just east of the Middleton subdivision took a sudden turn Tuesday night as the Ashland Board of Aldermen approved the first reading approving the development. Last Tuesday the Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission had unanimously shot down Schooler Construction’s request for a zoning change from “Commercial”

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Building on schedule, budget on track

The Southern Boone School board was scheduled to meet twice this week – once on Tuesday night for a budget work session and again on Thursday for the board’s regularly scheduled June meeting. And the news for both is very positive, according to SoBoCo Superintendent Chris Felmlee. Concern over the next school year’s budget has

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Basinger building opens with bang

The first week of fireworks season has annually seen the Eagle Flight Fireworks stand go up on the east side of Highway 63, off Forsee Road. And it’s usually a hot business – literally. But this year the fireworks stand has been replaced – by a new 2,880 square-foot building for Ronnie Basinger and his

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Summer Driving? Or Just Inattentive Driving?

A pair of crashes on Highway 63 on Monday afternoon provided two more to the list of growing injury accidents in Mid-Missouri. Statewide the trend is growing as well as Missouri State Highway Patrol has recorded 369 traffic fatalities this year compared to 350 for the same time a year ago. Monday’s crashes happened within

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P&Z Rejects Duplex Bid on Liberty

The Ashland Planning and Zoning Commission denied approval for its second multi-family housing development in two months on Tuesday, June 14. Schooler Construction and C.L. Richardson Company were seeking a change of zoning for a vacant lot on Liberty Lane just east of the Middleton Crossing housing edition. The lot is currently zoned Commercial, the

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