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Residents weigh in on future of city

Lead Photo: Last Thursday evening the City of Ashland hosted a comprehensive planning workshop to address upcoming issues such as transportation, storm water runoff and infrastructure needs for the city. Above, Ward Three Alderman Rick Lewis presents future planning options and oppotunities for consideration.  Lead Story: Residents weigh in on future of city At the City of

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Slow progress for speed bumps

The possibility of Palomino Ridge getting a speed bump for this budget year will rely on the recommendation of the Ashland Park Board. Speeding has been a constant concern raised by residents. The Ashland Police Department did a recent traffic study on Martha Crump, showing that the average speed was 28 mph. Ashland Police are

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City makes recycling location change

Garbage thrown in recycling bins is causing recycling in the U.S. to collapse and is a major contributor to the new highly regulated trade limits on imported waste to China. U.S. recycling has hit an unmanageable recycling contamination level. Effects of contaminated and inappropriate recycling are easily viewed at the current recycling area behind Ashland

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Summer reading, not just for kids

A Universe of Stories kicked off May 22 for the 2019 Summer Reading Program at the Southern Boone Library, a branch of the Daniel Boone Regional Library. All ages are welcome to participate. The children’s program is split into two categories. From birth to five years old, the program encourages reading aloud and simple activities;

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Medical marijuana sample application forms, instructions

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is pleased to announce the release of the Medical Marijuana Registry (MMR) sample forms and instructions as required by Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution and its associated rules. The forms are published at medicalmarijuana.mo.gov as sample forms for educational purposes to prepare the public and

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Liberty Lane Road Closure

Weather Permitting Christensen Construction, on behalf of Boone County Resource Management, will begin a dig out repair of Liberty Lane between Route M and the Ashland city limits. Work will begin on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 and is expected to last approximately two days between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. The road

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School Board addresses delays to construction

Lead Photo: A few of this year’s lifeguards manned the membership table at the open house. From left: Mary Grover, Hannah Largent and Tristan John. Lead Story: School Board addresses delays to construction. Weather has delayed the construction for the Southern Boone County School District Central Office building and the paving on Red Tail Drive. The

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YMCA kicks of door-to-door campaign

Health is central to the well being of people, it also makes an important contribution to economic progress. Effecting economic development both directly and indirectly according to Jocelyn Finlay of Harvard Initiative for Global Health. Five years ago the City of Ashland lobbied for a YMCA to be located in Ashland. “We went to the

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Ashland pool offers new features, new faces

Swimmers have lined up for the Ashland Optimist Community Pool’s newest addition of a slide and refurbished toddler pool area. The Ashland Optimist Community Pool kicked off the swimming season with an open house sponsored by Connections Bank of Ashland Friday, May 24. The last three years Connections Bank has sponsored the open house with

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SoBoCo School budget for teachers

Missouri has a an average starting teachers salary of $31,842, according to the Kansas City Star, coming in 49 out of 50 and only outranking Montana. Southern Boone County is comparable to that starting average salary. However, faculty salaries are the Southern Boone County School District’s largest budgeted expense. The SoBoCo proposed school budget has

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