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Walsh reports: Ashland City House Bill

It is my great honor to represent the people of Missouri’s 50th District and to share with you this week’s District 50 Report: Thank you to those who testified in support of my HB 1601 which had a hearing in the House Local Government committee last week. Ashland is one of the fastest growing cities

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Participation Trophies and Youth Sports

Each year as the new season for youth sports begins, the topic of participation medals/trophies is often discussed.  Are they good for motivating positive behavior, or bad for not promoting the best performance?  Five years ago, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison made national news for the following statement:  “I came home to find out that

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ASHLAND OPTIMISTS: Building on 55 Years of Service

The Ashland Optimist Club has served the community in many different areas since it’s founding in September of 1964; youth sports, Respect for Law, oratorical and essay contests, Halloween “Spooktacular”, bike safety, academic scholarships, and more.  While many aspects of the club have changed over the years, one thing remains the same, the commitment as

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Chamber Awards

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner for 2019 last Wednesday, after having been rescheduled due to poor weather related road conditions the week before. Back row from left, Kelley McCord – Helping Hands, Tracy Banning – Angell & Co. Insurance, LLC., Bill Lloyd, Jesse Henderson and Eric Barmann of Connections

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Winter Weather

A storm is forecast to slice across the Central states from Tuesday night to Wednesday. The southern side of the same storm that will spark severe weather across the Gulf Coast. The snow from the second storm will begin in New Mexico and western parts of Texas on Tuesday night before spreading eastward through Wednesday.

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Farewell to the Hut

The City of Ashland has recently become one of many to be impacted by the massive rate of Pizza Hut shop closures across the United States. In August 2019, the fast food giant’s parent company, Yum! Brands Inc., announced plans to close roughly 500 of its dine-in restaurants in the next year as a result

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Aldermen Changing of the Guard

“It’s the changing of the guard,” said Alderman Jesse Bronson, at the January 21, Board of Aldermen meeting when he resigned as Alderman effective after April 2020.  An appreciative and emotion goodbye, Bronson’s resignation marks the third Alderman position that will be changing after the April 2020 elections.  “Thank you all for the last six

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Cuts By Kelly

Centered right here in Ashland at 503 E. Broadway, Cuts By Kelly will be celebrating its fifth year this December of being in  Southern Boone County. Cuts by Kelly is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is even open Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Owner Kelly Martin, prides herself

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Getting a handle on your budget

Whether you want to become debt-free, travel more or anything in-between (like stepping back from the Royal Family), finances can be at the core of these goals. To help you achieve your financial goals in 2020, here are 10 tips from Rebecca Gramuglia, Personal Finance Expert at TopCashback.com.  Start living within your means. Spend, save

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DHSS issues licenses for medical marijuana dispensary facilities

The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has begun the process of issuing a total of 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensary facilities. Per Article XIV, 24 dispensary facilities will be licensed per congressional district in Missouri. Missouri is divided into eight congressional districts. “We are committed to making medical marijuana safe and accessible

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