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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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Free turkey dinner nets donation for Veteran’s organization

A strong turnout for a Thanksgiving feast netted more than $2,000 for Welcome Home, a Veteran’s organization that works to find housing for homeless veterans. Skyline Cafe in downtown Ashland was packed on Thanksgiving day as donors came for a “free” traditional Thanksgiving dinner and after their meal, they made a donation of their choice.

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MU Health Care to participate with Anthem

MU Health Care and its providers are network participants in Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s health insurance marketplace products offered for 2019 in Boone County. MU Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from

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Flush with sales tax, Ashland Park Board considers new facilities at city park

LEAD PHOTO: Darryll Raitt, of Timber View Trees, works with some greenery to create a Chrismas wreath on Monday. The tree farm is south of Ashland and has a large selection of Christmas trees. ___________________________________________________ The Ashland Community Park has long been a centerpiece for community involvement and events. The Fall Festival in October took

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School construction continues on time, under budget

The $6 million bond for the school district’s current construction is still within budget, despite the weather constraints on time. The bond included projects such as the new artificial turf baseball and softball field, which was completed in August and is ready for spring baseball. “The new central office is moving ahead, pretty much enclosed,

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Woolford wins Top Crossing Guard vote

Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford has a few more pages of paperwork this week – but it is paperwork that he won’t mind completing. Woolford won the popular vote competition for America’s Favorite Crossing Guard – just edging out an Ohio crossing guard. “Now I will be completing some paperwork, providing answers for various categories,”

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Weather in Mid-Mo sets records in November

Old Man Winter showed up quickly in Mid-Missouri in November. Much like 2018’s strange spring weather, winter came along quickly and set a few records. According to KMIZ weather meteorologist Sharon Ray, there were temperature and snowfall records set in November. Temperatures in Boone County fell to an average of 37.5 degrees Fahrenheit for the

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