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Progress on Cedar Creek Bridge project

All indications are that progress on the Cedar Creek Bridge is on schedule. The beams have been set on the bridge. Next bridge overhangs will be set and diaphrams will be formed. Then deck steel and forms will be tied and placed. The curb form and bridge paver railing will be set by Jan. 24.

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Board of Alderman Appointment

With Ward One Alderwoman Leslie Martin’s resignation on December 14, 2020, it is my responsibility as mayor to name an appointment to this position to fill the seat until the upcoming municipal election on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. During my mayoral term, one of my goals is to encourage citizens to become active in our

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Southern Boone Economic Development Outlook for 2021

What does 2021 and beyond look like for Ashland businesses and growth?  Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) President Stacey Button, Executive Vice President Bernie Andrews, and Communications Director Jean Nicklas share with Boone County Journal readers their thoughts regarding current and future economic activities with Southern Boone.  Regional Economic Development Inc., known to most people

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Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce

The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer-run committee that works to develop relationships and improve networking among Southern Boone County businesses. In a world where social interaction is currently discouraged, networking tends to be a difficult task. The committee is among various organizations in Ashland that have had to make notable adjustments amid

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Around Town

It finally came, a little bit at least!  Snow and ice created a beautiful winter wonderland in many areas, and also wreaked a bit of havoc at the same time.  Rodney Davis keeps track of weather numbers, and on January 1st he reported an average of .25” in total ice accumulation.  On January 3rd, Rodney

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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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River Hills Housing, Hartsburg awarded grant

River Hills Housing is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a [$357,163.00] grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines through the Competitive Affordable Housing Program. For 30 years, the Affordable Housing Program has provided down payment assistance, building or rehabilitation funds to organizations working to provide affordable housing options

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