MDC Notable News for 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) made it through 2020 with both historic challenges and historic accomplishments. Here are some highlights. COVID-19 CHALLENGES With many Missourians mostly stuck at home from COVID-19 closures beginning in March, MDC began offering teachers, parents, students, and others its free Discover Nature Schools (DNS) nature-based curriculum online for pre-kindergarten

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Department of Natural Resources offers tips for holiday recycling

The holiday season is almost over and soon it will be time to take down the decorations and dispose of Christmas trees, packaging, wrapping and other items, including used or broken electronics. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has a few suggestions to help with disposing of these items this holiday season. Electronics (e-cycling): Strings

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Wilburn Mausey 1938-2021

Wilburn Mausey died peacefully in Springfield Rehab and Health Center on Janurary 1, 2021 in Springfield, Missori at the age of 82. Wilburn is survived by his wife Phyllis of 56 years, children Penny, David, Julie and Alivn of Dallas, Tx.  He is preceded in death by his father George, mother Ruby and sister Christina.

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Police Report

Ashland Police and Boone County Sheriff’s office reported the following arrests recently: • 12.29.20: Dominic Larenze Barber, 20, of Boonville, was arrested by Ashland Police on three (3) out of county warrants. Bonded $300.      • 12.30.20: Frederick Lee Jensen, Jr., 64, of Hartsburg was arrested by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies on an out

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How Did I Get Here?

While many people were nursing hangovers on January 1st, I was busy snuggling with my grandbaby, watching college football, and enjoying my fourth consecutive hangover-free New Year’s Day. It was the best New Year’s ever. In “Once in a Lifetime” by The Talking Heads, David Byrne sang, “And you may ask yourself, ‘Well, how did

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Pre-Dawn Sounds on a January Morning

Well before the first hint of dawn, I listen to the sounds our house makes in the night.  The whirring of an overhead fan.  The purring of a portable air purifier.  And just barely audible, radio voices on KBIA, programmed to connect us automatically at 5:30 a.m. to NPR and the world. Click. The thermostat

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Winter storm brings potential for hazardous holiday travel

2020 exits with icy goodbye The potential for a widespread winter storm could bring hazardous road conditions at the peak of New Year’s celebrations. A complex weather system is expected to spread freezing rain and ice across much of Missouri beginning late Thursday night and continuing into Friday. The storm could also include 30 mph

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Break Time nears completion

With a matter of days counting down to the new year, Ashland residents are able to look forward to furthering city-wide development. Due to the halting of various grants and events in the wake of 2020 and COVID-19, many municipal projects have set their completion dates in 2021, permitting the pandemic’s aftershock allows for such. 

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Geers to close Ashland Pharmacy

For the past 28 years, pharmacist Kay Geers has been providing Ashland with a reliable source of medications and medical supplies.  Next month, she will be closing up shop and moving on to the next chapter in her life.  Kay was born in Peru, IN at the Bunker Hill Air Force Base.  Travel was a 

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Around Town

This new year, 2021, we will ring in the new, but will also carry over old issues from the previous year.  One of the “old” issues that has long plagued our community are what options of recycling are supported.  In the results from a previous survey, support for curbside recycling was the top pick.  In

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