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Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for 2018

The United Health Foundation released their annual America’s Health Rankings yesterday, and Missouri improved from 40th to 38th. The 2018 ranking is a part of the 29th annual report, and this annual assessment factors in 4 determinants of health categories, as well as health outcomes. The four determinants are: Behaviors, Community and Environment, Policy and

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New Farm Bill Looks Positive for Mo. Farmers

Just in time for the new year, Congressional Republicans and Democrats ironed out their differences and agreed upon a new farm bill. Unlike some farm bills in years past, the 2018 version drew broad bipartisan support, passing the Senate 87-13 and the House 369-47. Farm bills typically are only renewed every five years, making each

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Fire board, City do not agree on two fire codes

LEAD PHOTO: Students from the Southern Boone kindergarten performed Christmas Carols at their annual performance last week. See ‘Letters to Santa’ and more photos, courtesy of Crystal Branch, starting on page six of this week’s Journal. LEAD STORY: Fire board, City do not agree on two fire codes After the Ashland Board of Alderman approved a final

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MoDOT hosts public meeting concerning sidewalks

Public Meeting Set to Discuss Route M Pavement and Sidewalk Improvements. The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on Thursday, December 20 to provide information on a proposed project to improve pavement and pedestrian facilities along Boone County Route M (Broadway Street) in Ashland. The project, which will take place between Route

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Miller named to soccer coaches Hall of Fame

Southern Boone High School soccer coach Chris Miller was inducted into the Missouri State High School Soccer Association’s Hall of Fame on Saturday. Miller, who has coached at Moberly, Jefferson City and Southern Boone has a career record of 645-288-50 and has taken all three schools where he coached to the playoffs and five teams

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Aldermen discuss limiting public discussion

There could be some new restrictions on the public comments section at future Ashland Board of Alderman meetings. Alderman Jesse Bronson brought the discussion of a public comments time limit to the Alderman Meeting on December 4. “I would like to see a three minute time limit, people can get their point across and say

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City to vote on Winscott land offer

The Ashland Board of Aldermen were to vote at their Tuesday evening meeting on whether or not to accept an offer by developer Keith Winscott to purchase the city’s Redbud Lane property. Winscott has offered $160,000 for the property which is behind Ashland City Hall and currently is most known for including the city and

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Aldermen look forward to roundabout to ease congestion

LEAD PHOTO:  Sgt. James Creel, left, and city workers frame a new room at the future site of the new Ashland Police headquarters while Chief Lyn Woolford looks on. The new offices should be ready by the end of the month. LEAD STORY:  Aldermen look forward to roundabout to ease congestion The underlying theme at

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Ashland Police prepare to move to new location

East Broadway location also site of future city hall It was previously the home to Regions Bank, but the future headquarters of the Ashland Police Department, undergoing some rennovations at 601 E. Broadway, needs some different sort of security. The evidence room is one of the most secure areas of any police department and on

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Gas prices plunge as holiday travel approaches

Gas prices hit a low for the year on Monday as oil’s plunge led to rellief at the pump for US motorists. The average national price of gas was $2.42 on Monday, according to AAA. That was 4 cents lower than a week ago, 28 cents lower than a month ago and 4 cents lower

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