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City of Ashland Hires Assistant City Administrator

As Mayor, I’m very excited to announce the hiring of Lelande Rehard to our city staff. Lelande will serve as the Assistance City Administrator, working under the direction of City Administrator Tony St. Romaine. We received numerous well-qualified applicants. Our selection committee narrowed it down to a select few before extending an offer to Lelande.

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East Ashland Plaza, more commercial development

Eleven years in the making, East Ashland Plaza is to gain its first Board of Alderman plat approval Tuesday, October 6. Closest to Highway 63, Break Time gas station will open a second location on the North corner of the new Route Y and Industrial Drive roundabout. Making the fifth gas station and convenience store

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COVID-19 Positive: A First-Hand Experience

This past week has witnessed an explosion in numbers of people being tested positive for Covid-19, from Governor Parson and his wife, to United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.  Outside of politics a number of athletes have also tested positive, such as New England Patriot’s Quarterback Cam Newton.  Regardless of efforts

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2020: A year for the record books

At a time when universities across the country recorded enrollment declines, the University of Missouri reached its four-week census date up 3.5 percent over last fall for an official enrollment total of 31,105 students. At the same time, MU recorded several records related to retention and graduation. “Student success is a priority for Mizzou,” said

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Gubernational Forum for Governor

The Missouri Press Association/KOMU-8 2020 Gubernatorial Forum has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the Missouri Theatre. The forum will be broadcast and livestreamed. This forum will be the first time all four candidates, including Gov. Mike Parson, R; State Auditor Nicole Galloway, D; Libertarian nominee Rik Combs; and Green Party nominee

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Improvements keep coming

Despite minor setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ashland Public Works department has been able to maintain efficiency in the last year.  Among the notable projects completed this summer was the construction of a wastewater treatment plant. This has been used to transition the City of Ashland from lagoon-style wastewater treatment to a higher functioning

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Catching up with COVID-19

In one week, from Monday, September 21 to Monday, September 28, Southern Boone County Schools have reported six confirmed COVID-19 cases and quarantined 101 with more to follow after contact tracing is completed Tuesday, September 29.  The Monday, September 28 school district notification came after school district contact tracers watched game tape of the SoBoCo

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Expanded Voter Resources for the General Election

The Boone County Clerk’s Office would like to share the list of expanded voter resources that will be available in advance of the November 3rd General Election. High voter turnout is expected and over 10,000 Boone County voters have already voted an absentee ballot at the clerk’s office or requested an absentee or mail-in ballot

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