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Street Food Throwdown

By: Ernie Wren Ashland’s first “Street Food Throwdown” (scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month, 4pm to 7pm) was a success.  Local residents enjoyed menu items from Lilly’s Cantina, Wrap It Up, Fresh Lemonade, and Pizza-Kwik.  Located behind the old City Hall at the former recycling lot, there was plenty of parking, good weather,

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Sara Walsh Withdraws from 4th Congressional Race

Sara Walsh: released the following statement announcing her withdrawal from the Republican primary in Missouri’s 4th Congressional district: “In some respects, it feels like a lifetime ago when my husband Steve and I decided to declare my candidacy for Congress in July of 2021. By the end of July, my husband and I caught COVID

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Southern Boone Names Trent Tracy as New Activities Director

The Southern Boone School District today announced that Trent Tracy has been named as the district’s new Activities Director. Tracy succeeds Dale Long, who has served in the position since July 2019. Tracy will begin the transition immediately and will take over as Activities Director on July 1st, 2022. “There were some very qualified candidates

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Helping Hands free store ribbon cutting

A community project eight years in the making. Helping Hands free store ribbon cutting and unveiling. May 4th 2022 the community came together to celebrate the newly opened free store. The Southern Boone Chamber of commerce along with Helping Hands staff and board members came together to cut the ribbon and welcome the community.

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Around Town

By:  Ernie Wren It has been an interesting month for the Ashland Police Department (APD). First, I hope a lot of you will consider attending the Ashland Optimist Club’s “Respect for Law” program this coming Saturday morning, May 14th, at 7:30am, in the Ashland Optimist Club on Optimist Drive. This event is FREE and open

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Missouri’s 50th District

By: Sara Walsh It is my great honor to represent the people of Missouri’s 50th District and to share with you this past week’s Capitol Report. This upcoming week, we are in the final stretch of session, which adjourns on Friday, May 13th. Redistricting This past week, the House discussed a new map to redistrict

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Damage to Powerlines

Wednesday May 4th 2022, 8:50AM Henry Clay and Broadway tractor trailer incident. Multiple power lines affected. Ameren on the scene with Southern Boone Fire Department as well as Ashland PD.    

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Ashland Officer struck by vehicle

This morning while directing traffic at S. Henry Clay Blvd. and E. Liberty Ln., an Ashland officer was struck from behind and injured by a vehicle. Southern Boone Fire and a University Hospital ambulance responded and evaluated the officer. The officer was treated at a local urgent care clinic and released. Numerous Ashland officer have

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YMCA farmers market to support local businesses

By: Julia Eastham Over the past few years, the Southern Boone YMCA, River Regions Credit Union and the city of Ashland have been working together to provide a space for a new farmers market off East Broadway. River Regions Credit Union started working to build this pavilion after the city of Ashland began a roundabout

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Around Town

By:  Ernie Wren After a weekend of rough weather, it is nice to see some sunshine on the horizon. The storm brought power outages and trees downed and it has been an interesting past week!  My wife Danna and I were in St. Louis this past Friday night when a mild earthquake of 2.8 on

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