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Winter weather possible this weekend

Missouri Department of Transportation workers will be out treating roads and bridges in advance of a potential winter storm this weekend. Precipitation starting as early as Saturday will move across the state and continue through Monday. The event has the strong potential to affect morning and evening commutes on Monday. MoDOT urges drivers to keep

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New family services available

Meet Ben Wall, the 34-year-old therapist who recently opened up a new counseling clinic in the City of Ashland. Since 2012, Wall has worked as a youth and family counselor through community agencies. He spent some time working in Colorado and eventually relocated to Hartsburg. In his time helping patients across Southern Boone County, Wall

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MoDot closing cut throughs, more J-turns

For residents living between Columbia and Jefferson City, Highway 63 is the main source of transportation. However, travel on Highway 63 is scheduled to begin changing in MoDot’s 2021 fiscal year.  MoDot has $5 million budgeted to start addressing the 13 road crossovers along the stretch of highway and plans to implement closing crossovers, installing

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Outside interest contributes to transient tax

On December 4, House Bill 1601 was pre-filed by Representative Sara Walsh that would authorize a transient guest tax in the City of Ashland limits upon voter approval. The House Bill would only place the guest tax ballot.  Pre-filed HB 1601 is in response to the new concept of Cartwright Industrial Park, within Ashland city

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Student numbers increase need for bus drivers

“I don’t look at it as a job, but as communicating with the kids and the community,” said Dwane Vandelicht SoBoCo bus driver.  Vandelicht, a SoBoCo graduate retired from MoDot, has now been driving for the school district for four years. “It doesn’t take away from time with the grandkids, or my hobbies. I like

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Southern Boone student encourages local reading

Calling all book lovers to Ashland, Missouri! Recently, free libraries have been popping up across the country. The process is simple. A small, unlocked box full of books is left in a public area. From there, anyone and everyone is able to take out, borrow or loan a book of their choice. While commonly used

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USPS releases holiday deadlines

The U.S. Postal Service has your back with all the mailing deadlines you need to know for the expected delivery of cards and gifts to your loved ones, whether they’re overseas or across the country.   2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec.

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$50,000 winner from Ashland

On his way in to work each morning, Kenneth Smith of Ashland always picks up a couple of $2 Missouri Lottery Scratchers tickets. On Nov. 20, after playing his regular morning tickets, he decided to give a $10 ticket a shot, which he said he very rarely does. He purchased two “50X Lucky” tickets at

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Project Blue Light

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Missouri State Highway Patrol will again join members of Concerns of Police Survivors in paying tribute to fallen officers and showing support for law enforcement by participating in Project Blue Light.  Thirty-one members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol have given their

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The agony of defeat

A bittersweet closure came to Southern Boone Soccer boys this past weekend, as they finished 4th in State overall in their final two games of their 2019 season.  In their first game against Guadalupe Centers on Friday, Southern Boone came out strong and made their opportunities against the Aztecs — but just couldn’t seem to

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