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Home Building Boom

Nobody should be surprised that more than a dozen homes in the new Liberty Landing subdivision are been sold and residents have moved in. But you might be surprised to find out that developer Bill Martin said, just a few weeks after paving the streets for Liberty Landing’s second phase, has already sold half of

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Fire District in need of new volunteers

The Southern Boone Fire Protection District is looking for a few good men – and, of course, women.   The fire district has started its annual recruiting drive for volunteers and fire captain Jason Thomas says that they hope to attract 10-15 recruits. “I think those who want to serve their community will get a

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Big Peach Production

Four Ashland youth have been working hard all Spring Break to bring James and the Giant Peach to the stage at TRYPS Institute at Stephens College. If you’re not familiar with this childhood classic by Roald Dahl, here’s a brief synopsis: When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit

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City wants to push sewer district north

As pressure testing is being done on the new forced main sewer at Ponderosa Pines, Mayor Gene Rhorer and the Ashland Board of Aldermen have their sights set further north. The City of Ashland hosted about 20 land owners north of the airport on Wednesday night at the Southern Boone Library to discuss a plan

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Use tax on Ashland ballot

Ashland voters will see one tax measure on the ballot in Tuesday’s election – the renewal of the tax on large items, including the purchase of boats, vehicles, trailers and motor homes purchased out of state. According to City Administrator Lyn Woolford, the tax is is a renewal of the tax which brings $15,000-$20,000 annually.

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Four compete for school board seats

Four candidates will be on the Tuesday, April 4 ballot vying for three seats on the Southern Boone School Board. Three incumbents – Kevin Schupp, George Carney and Price Nichols – will compete with political newcomer Dawn Sapp. Each of the candidates said dealing with growth in the district was the No. 1 challenge for

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Garden Club announces April sale

By Marilyn McGuire The annual garden club “Plant Sale” is coming up in a few weeks on April 21-22. I would like you to consider the following question: Why would I want to buy from this sale when I have so many options at the big box stores and local nurseries in the area? I’d

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Sapp, Klippel face off in city election

Incumbent Fred Klippel says that his health has turned around and he is ready to run and serve for a third term as Ashland’s Ward 3 Alderman. Jeff Sapp, a member of the Ashland Planning and Zoning board, said that when Klippel’s health made his say he would not run – he was ready to

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Collins organizes effort to assist Kansas Farmers

After hearing of the devastating wildfires that burned thousands of square miles across parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado recently, Englewood resident Courtney Collins realized it was time to go to work. Collins made some phone calls and learned that there was not nearly enough hay for the cattle that survived the fires. “So

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Felmlee, Teachers Discuss Salaries

By Bruce Wallace As the Southern Boone Board of Education prepares to put the puzzle pieces together for a new district budget for 2017-18, some veteran teachers would like for them to think about veteran teachers – not just adding new salaries to the budget. A salary committee of about a dozen teachers met last

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