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City gets DNR grant for sewer project

City Administrator Lyn Woolford had some very good news and a little frustrating news about the City of Ashland’s planned new sewer plant on Monday. The good news first: Woolford received word from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that the City of Ashland will receive a $500,000 Rural Sewer Grant – a one year

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Boone County Fair kicks off this weekend

The annual Boone County Fair moved to Sturgeon last summer and it worked well enough that they have a return engagement starting this weekend. While Saturday and Sunday’s opening days are mostly used for set-up, there are a few key events. The annual Fair Horse Show will be Saturday morning at 8 a.m. The Boone

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“Big Pharma” presentation at Ashland library

“Big Pharma: Market Failure” will be presented at the Southern Boone Library on Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and a video and discussion will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. The presentation is free – no tickets or reservations are required. There will also be a panel of three to

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Hartzler announces airport grant

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) announced Friday that Columbia Regional Airport has been awarded a $1,945,937 million grant for airport improvements. Hartzler has supported and worked with Columbia Regional Airport in the past to obtain federal funding and was glad to hear Columbia Regional Airport would be able to improve their runways. This funding is another

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Sheriff’s Department makes arrests in murder case

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department arrested two suspects on Sunday in connection with a July 6 homicide in rural Audrain County near the Centralia battlefield. A third suspect is still being sought in the case, according to Sheriff’s Det. Tom O’Sullivan. Richard Henry, 37, of Overland and Arline Diedrich, 39, of St. Ann, are being

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Eclipse event building steam

While local response to the upcoming Aug. 21 eclipse has not been as enthusiastic as many cities or towns (see: Jefferson City); Ashland’s effort to make an event out of “nighttime during daytime” is gaining some steam. The Eagles Booster Club will hold an event at the athletic field from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug.

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Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Lauren Gateley, one of seven Southern Boone delegates to 2017 Missouri Girls State at University of Central Missouri last week, was selected as the Missouri recipient of the Samsung American Legion Scholarship in the amount of $1000. Her scholarship application advances on to national competition with the potential for a much larger scholarship. Worldwide electronics

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Sen. McCaskill gives answers at Optimist Club

Speaking before crowd of nearly 300 people at the Ashland Optimist Club on Wednesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill answered questions on everything from the President’s weapons proposal to health care to marijuana. Most of all, some noted, McCaskill was there to engage with voters. The event was a part of Sen. McCaskill multi-city tour, including rural

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Ashcroft to speak at Ashland Senior Center

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft will be at the Ashland Senior Center on Wednesday, July 12 at 1 p.m. to discuss the state’s new photo voter ID law. Ashcroft will meet with the public and media, reassuring Missourians that every registered voter will be able to vote, according to a press release.

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City, Park Board eye new park sales tax

The City of Ashland is moving towards putting a parks sales tax on the April 2018 ballot. The amount of the tax has not been decided, but the Ashland Park Board, Mayor Gene Rhorer and Alderman Jesse Bronson discussed putting a one-eighth cent and a one-quarter cent sales tax on the ballot at the Monday,

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