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Higher building costs come with new building codes

Boone County Planning and Zoning will vote on 2018 building codes that require builders to meet yet-to-be-implemented, eco-friendly requirements in the construction process. If approved, building and purchase costs for homes in Boone County are projected to increase. Whether or not the initiative is financially worthwhile has yet to be determined by local constituents.  The

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Wildly Important Goals

SoBoCo residents have an abundance of ideas for the Ashland downtown area but a shortage of funds to make these ideas an immediate reality. “These are long term ventures,” said Bill Lloyd of the Southern Boone Economic Development Council, SBEDC “It changed my thinking. Unlike many other downtowns, we don’t have many of those old

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Around Town

If you are on social media, then you have likely encountered numerous pictures of the new “Ice Cream Factory” located in the new Break Time east of town across the highway.  Shannon & Katie Imler started their ice cream business from their rural location in Eldon, Mo.  This is a small business that has grown

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Brutal February weather leads to early pothole season

Missouri Department of Transportation crews are focusing on pothole repair through April. When you see a MoDOT crew making repairs, motorists should slow down and move over a lane to give them room to work. Crews started working to address the pesky potholes as soon as there was a break in the weather last week.

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Relief from winter’s harsh weather on the horizon

Following the stormiest weather pattern in decades across much of the United States along with the coldest conditions experienced in a generation for most of the South Central region, a major shift in the weather pattern is forecast to begin this weekend — and it could bring relief that could last through the end of

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Against best practice, P&Z changes votes on rezoning

By Carson Blake Planning and zoning began business as usual on Tuesday, February 9, with two rezoning applications for 407 Redbud Ln. and 203 N. Henry Clay Blvd., from residential to general commercial submitted by Dave Westoff followed by a preliminary plat for Liberty Landing North. The planning and zoning board discussed the rezoning and

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Around Town

By Ernie Wren Old Man Winter finally blew in with sub-zero temperatures this week.  Public Works crews are out clearing roads, although with all-day snow, it was a bit challenging.  The conditions of the roads have made trash service a little late.  As a reminder from the city on Monday, “Due to inclement weather and

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Another Busy Week

By: Sara Walsh This past week I chaired the House Budget Committee as we heard the Missouri Department of Transportation give its Fiscal Year 2022 budget presentation. My HB 380 had a hearing in the House Public Safety Committee. This bill would allow coroners and forensic investigators to put flashing lights on their vehicles so

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Managing Winter Damage

The winter season brings plenty of joy and beauty, but it can also wreak havoc on your outdoor plants and landscaping. Some of this damage is unavoidable, depending on where you live, the snow, wind and frigid temperatures are bound to affect your plants. However, there are some tips and trick to help your plants

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