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Mizzou tuition to increase this fall

Last week, the University of Missouri Board of Curators voted to raise tuition at UM universities approximately 2.3%, or the amount of inflation. With steady enrollment, the change would generate approximately $14.8 million for the UM System’s four universities.  “With this small increase, the UM universities remain among the lowest in tuition increases throughout the

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Tuesday’s Aldermen’s meeting

Newly elected Mayor Richard Sullivan, Alderman Bryan Bradford, Alderwomen Melissa Old, and reelected Alderman Rick Lewis were sworn into office Tuesday June 16, 2020. The Board of Aldermen finally took their seats after the April election was pushed back due to Covid-19. The City of Ashland is categorized as a fourth class city, in which

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City of Ashland names new police chief

Sergeant Gabe Edwards will be the Ashland Police Department’s newest police chief, effective today after the Board of Aldermen appointed him to a term ending April 30, 2021. Chief Edwards has over two decades of law enforcement experience, having previously served with several agencies. Most notably, Chief Edwards worked for the Boone County Sherriff’s Department

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Mayor Richard Sullivan: Five Questions & Answers

This past Tuesday, June 16th, Alderman Richard Sullivan made the transition into his new role as City of Ashland Mayor.  Mayor Sullivan grew up in Mexico, Missouri, and was the oldest of three boys. He has been married to his wife Kellie for nine years, and they have two children: an eight-year-old son, Zion, and

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Let’s show our appreciation this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 21. In a time of uncertainty and unrest, it is important to give thanks to the fathers and father figures in our lives giving us guidance.  There are more than 70 million fathers in the United States. There are also countless men who serve as mentors and

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Ashland’s 10-Year Comprehensive Plan

Last week I used a quote from Thomas Jefferson in which he stated, “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”  This quote is equally important to this week’s topic which is the City of Ashland’s 10-year Comprehensive Plan.  In July, citizens will be presented with the

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Park, Planning & Zoning Boards Meet

The Park Board met on Monday, June 8th, to review the following agenda items:  1. The Fall Festival planning is in full swing: a. The car and bike show will be on Saturday, September 19th, 9am to 1pm.  Pre-Registration will be $20 with day-of registration costing $25.  Registration will go from 9am to Noon, with

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Board Meeting Events

By: Carson Blake   Newly elected Mayor Richard Sullivan, Alderman Bryan Bradford, Alderwomen Melissa Ole, and reelected Alderman Rick Lewis were sworn into office Tuesday June 16, 2020. The Board of Alderman finally took their seats after the April election was pushed back due to Covid-19. The City of Ashland is categorized as a fourth

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New YMCA continues forward progress

The construction of the new YMCA facility is progressing right on schedule according to branch director Kip Bayte. The pouring of concrete will start this week, putting the project right where it’s supposed to be on its projected timeline. Bayte said the new facility is set to be completed in February 2021, with hopes of

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