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Booming already, local real estate looks for a big 2018

Southern Boone realtors are not letting a little cold weather get in the way of them getting a jump on the home selling season. Despite the unseasonal temperatures, local realtors report plenty of activity as “For Sale” signs are popping up in every Ashland neighborhood. “I think it is going to be another great year,”

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Two One Read contenders vie for readers votes at DB Library

The One Read reading panel of community members from Boone and Callaway Counties narrowed the list of more than 140 book suggestions for the 2018 One Read title to two top contenders. Between April 9-April 27, the public can cast their vote for either “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grannor or “News of

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April is National Safe Digging Month

Spring weather in Missouri brings an increase in projects that may require digging or excavation work around your home or business. Before turning a shovel of dirt on any project, the Missouri Public Service Commission reminds homeowners and businesses to call 811 or 1-800-DIG-RITE (344-7483) or go online at www.mo1call.com so that underground utilities can

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Election

Lead Photo:  Southern Boone High School student Forrest Parker checks a computer during voting at Tuesday’s election. Voting on Tuesday morning was light, but polls were open until 7 p.m. Parker was part of the county’s youth volunteer project, along with SoBoCo student Nate Landers. The Southern Boone Schools bond, the City of Ashland Park

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Ready to go ’round and ’round again?

Additional roundabouts planned to move growing traffic counts The engineering study for a roundabout at the intersection of Broadway and Henry Clay has been delivered to the City of Ashland, but it might not be the next roundabout built in town. A roundabout has already been approved by the Missouri Department of Transportation on Highway

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Ashland Baptist Home Dedication set

Campus Dedication Planned April 20 for New Baptist Home in Ashland; Long hopes for living units to be “move-in ready” this fall. The Baptist Home Corporate Office announced plans this week to host a Campus Dedication Ceremony for their newest campus in Ashland, Missouri, on April 20, at 2:30 p.m. Plans for the dedication include

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Kays looking forward to work as Ashland City Attorney

Just returned from a spring break trip with his family, Jeff Kays started his first full week on Monday as the City of Ashland’s City Attorney. Noting that he was pleased he was appointed and approved by the Board of Aldermen, Kays said he is eager to get to work for the city. “I have

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ASHLAND GARDEN CLUB: What happened to our spring?

So where is spring? Easter has been celebrated this past Sunday. This day usually is the opening of “Spring” for most of us in Missouri, but no it felt more like winter. It is April, after all. In Missouri the first Friday in April is when we celebrate Arbor Day. April 6 is a day

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Plat for 235 new homes on east side delivered to city hall

Lead Photo:  Annual spring recitals, such as the recent first grade sing, above, are a part of the regular spring schedule at Southern Boone schools. On spring break this week, school will be back in session on Monday.   Southern Boone Schools superintendent Chris Felmlee likes to use the phrase, “Here we grow again,” with

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Tuesday election to impact family finances

Whether you are voting for on a sales tax issue or for a school board member, Tuesday’s election might have as much impact as any national election. At stake in Tuesday’s election is a no-tax-increase bond issue of $4.785 million that would build an administration building, an Elementary gym and a new softball/baseball complex. Two

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