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City Council hits reset button on new City Hall

At the September 3 City Council meeting, it was first clarified that the city council did not previously approve earlier morning construction hours and that police officers are enforcing current noise ordinances. The topics for discussion at the meeting were tax incentives, parks improvements and a recommendation to abandon current plans for a new city

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City of Ashland makes the walk to school a little safer

This year, the City of Ashland has embarked on a sidewalk improvement initiative in order to ensure the safety of its citizens. The City applied for a Transportation Alternatives Project Grant in October of 2018, hoping to provide maintenance to existing sidewalks along Main Street, as well as add additional walkways where needed. The $283,856.31

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Disaster recovery payments top $60 million

More than $60 million in federal grants, loans and insurance payments have now gone to Missourians to assist in the recovery from this spring and summer’s flooding and tornadoes. The funds include grants to households from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, payments from the National Flood Insurance Program on insurance claims and low-interest disaster recovery

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Parsons signs Model Employer Initiative

Monday, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-16, announcing the commencement of the Missouri as a Model Employer initiative. The Model Employer classification is an emerging trend supported by the federal Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy to help more people with disabilities obtain competitive, integrated employment. “Being a Model Employer is critical

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Stay alert at harvest time

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity. In the coming weeks, farmers across the state will be harvesting their crops. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic–especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain vigilant.

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Growth issues challange School Board

With record numbers of students at all grade levels, the school district will be looking at future expansions in the middle school building (2021) and high school facility (2025). The enrollment increases create a snowball effect on capacity needs as each class moves forward. The increases this year were: • Primary School 4.2% Increase (19

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Rodeo Results

The Cattlemen Days Rodeo has been a tradition in Ashland for 43 years. This year witnessed record crowds of over 3,300 on Friday night, and over 4,400 on Saturday. Saddle Club and Optimist. Board member Bruce Glascock attributes these record numbers to the quality and professionalism in which the rodeo prides itself. Mr. Glascock reports

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One week left to apply for disaster assistance

Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained losses or damage in the April 29-July 5 storms and flooding still have one week left to apply for disaster assistance. September 9 is the deadline to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. After registering with FEMA, most residents are automatically referred

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G.M.R. Mobilizes Nearly 1,000 Crews, Ground and Air Assets

Global Medical Response (GMR) activated the AMR National Command Center (NATCOM) in Dallas and is deploying nearly one thousand paramedics and EMTs, hundreds of ambulances and dozens of paratransit teams and vehicles. This is in response to the federal government’s request to AMR for EMS deployment for Hurricane Dorian. GMR also has more than 80

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Citizens pack City Council meeting

The August 20th city council meeting was packed with citizens who wished to speak out on two main issues; the changing of Redbud and Johnson streets from two-way to one-way, and the problems with construction noise during early morning hours at Liberty Landing subdivision. The council also had a guest appearance by Boone County Clerk

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