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City Hall Sold

LEAD PHOTO: Ashland’s Jordan Heckemeyer will perform at the YMCA Community Kickoff Party Sunday, October 7th from 4-6 pm. LEAD STORY:  City Hall Sold Mayor Gene Rhorer, elected aldermen and city officials have been consistent in how they operate the city: Make a plan, find vendors they trust who want to do business with the

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Heckemeyer to sing at YMCA park party

The Southern Boone YMCA wanted to have an exciting start to their Community Kickoff Campaign – so they contacted Southern Boone’s rising singing star Jordan Heckemeyer. Heckemeyer and a full band will be playing at the YMCA event on Sunday at Ashland’s City Park from 4-6 p.m. The Community Kickoff, an event to initiate the

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Home building continues to grow

While Columbia has seen a downturn in new home construction, Ashland and Southern Boone County has continued to see new homes built at a rapid pace. A total of 47 new home permits were let by the City of Ashland in the first nine months of this year, with 14 of those in the month

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Two vie for Boone County Clerk position

Lennon will work for accessible, secure elections: Public education with simple, accessible, and secure elections is the foundation for Brianna Lennon, the Democratic candidate for County Clerk. Lennon is a Mizzou alum, with a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs, and University of Missouri School of Law with experience in private practice in elections and civil

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Residents trash recycling; city to decide issue

LEAD PHOTO: Members of the Columbia American Legion Post 202 Honor Guard fire a 21-gun salute at the Herbert Williams grave site. Williams, of Hartsburg, was killed early in the AEF offensive in the Argonne battle.  LEAD STORY:  Residents trash recycling; city to decide issue Ashland’s voice on recycling was not as loud as hoped, on

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Legion commemorates WW I centennial, Hartsburg soldier

Eight members of the Herbert Williams American Legion Post 202, in Columbia, gathered at the Goshen Cemetery on Friday to honor a Hartsburg native. They honored the fallen soldier with spoken word, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps. The fallen soldier was Hartsburg’s Herbert Williams – the namesake of their American Legion Post

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Animal Control report is deemed “doggone good”

After a number of years of paying thousands of dollars to the Boone County Health Department’s Animal Control, the City of Ashland went two years without an agreement for animal control. But in the past couple of years, City Administrator Lyn Woolford has worked with Animal Control to provide services at a reasonable cost to

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Flu Shots Available

The Boone County Public Health Department is now offering flu shots for anyone six months or older. No appointment is needed to receive an injectable flu shot at the county health clinic at 1005 W. Worley in Columbia. The clinic is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost of the flu shot for adults age 19

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Buddy Pack Wing Ding

The annual King of the Wings fundraiser for the SoBoCo Buddy Pack program, rained out on its original date, will be held Saturday October 6 at Woody’s Pub ‘n Grub at noon. Wristbands are available for $12 and enables you to an all-you-can-eat buffet of each entry into the wings contest.

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