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Mayor Sets Date for Middleton Meeting

By Bruce Wallace Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer wants to move forward quickly towards making a decision on whether or not the Ashland Board of Aldermen will grant a zoning change for CL Richardson’s property on Liberty Lane. After two meetings of Middleton subdivision residents providing a lengthy list of reasons as to why adding six

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Hartsburg fireworks this weekend

The Hartsburg Lions Club will be hosting their annual fireworks show this weekend for all who can join them at the Hartsburg ball field on Saturday evening, July 16. Burgers, brats and hot dogs and drinks will be available beginning at 6:30, fireworks begin about 9:30 pm.

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Summer reading and so much more

By Travis Naughton One might feel, with Southern Boone’s four-week summer school program wrapping up at the end of June, that it’s time for area school children to put away their books until classes resume next fall. Carolyn Pridemore, a Reading Recovery specialist at SoBoCo Primary, cautions parents against this line of thinking. “Summer is

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Arts Alliance Hosts Summer Art Show

Submitted by Mid-Missouri Arts Alliance Beauty is a matter of opinion so it goes to reason that what is ordinary is also a matter of opinion. Even the most ordinary things you see can hold some beauty inside them. In this year’s show it will be up to the artist to draw the beauty out

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Local teens attend fire academy

By Bruce Wallace While many SoBoCo teens go to camp to dribble a basketball or hit a baseball, three South County teens went to a summer “camp” recently so they could crawl through a burning trailer. Emily Russell, Danielle Cunningham and Madeleine King attended a week-long fire training camp for junior firefighters in Sullivan in

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Road Work to Close Hwy 54, slow traffic on I-70

Major construction projects will hamper traffic on two Mid-Missouri highways over the next few weeks: • Ameren Missouri will temporarily close Business Route 54 on Bagnell Dam in Miller County on July 19, 20 and 21 to replace safety equipment. The road will be closed to traffic between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on those

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Mo State Fair kicks off Saturday

By Bruce Wallace Boone County Fair President Jeff Cook says all systems are go and the annual Boone County Fair will open this Saturday. That might be the standard thing for a county fair organizer to say – except this will not be a normal Boone County Fair. For the first time 25 years, the

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Gas Leak Fixed Quickly

Southern Boone Fire responded to a call for a gas leak this morning on Ash Street just after 8 a.m. Construction workers digging on the south side of Ash Street near the intersection of Ash and Bass, for that neighborhood’s new sidewalk project caused the leak. Some homes and about six central office workers at

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Aldermen Table Duplex Proposal

First the Schooler Construction request for a zoning change to build six duplexes off Liberty Lane was given a “No” recommendation by the Ashland Planning and Zoning. Then the Ashland Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the plan in a first reading at a June meeting. Two weeks later? Now they are not so sure. The

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New Airport Development Includes retail and industrial

By Bruce Wallace Workers for CL Richardson company began laying pipe for the forced main sewer project in late June as the beginnings of the Ponderosa Commerce Park takes shape. The 478-acre development between US Highway 63 and the Columbia Regional Airport is entirely within the City of Ashland city limits as well was the

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