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Elections just around the corner

The community will have the opportunity to cast their vote for new and returning faces in the upcoming Board of Aldermen meeting in Ashland. The election is set to take place April 6, and the aldermen elected will serve a two year term within Ashland city government. Nathan Volkart For Ward One, Alderman Nathan Volkart

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Around Town

Congratulations to the new Southern Boone Area YMCA as the new facility opens this Friday, March 5. MU Health Physical Therapy is opening a little earlier in the week for patients.  This is a great development for our community which should significantly increase the number of health-related activities and services.  The larger facility will allow

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House sends key legislation to the Senate

The Missouri House passed several key pieces of legislation this past week: Legislation to create Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (HB 349), Legislation to reinstate the Voter ID Law (HB 334), Legislation to prevent the abuse of Eminent Domain (HB 527) and the First Responders Protection Act (HB 59). These bills now head to Senate for their

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Hartzler opposes harmful legislation designed to diminish women’s rights

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) issued the following statement on her opposition to H.R. 5, the Equality Act, in the United States House of Representatives:  “On occasion, Congressional leaders will purposely misname a piece of legislation to disguise its true intention. The Equality Act is the epitome of this misrepresentation,” Hartzler said. “This legislation is an

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Senator Hawley announces Blue-Collar Bonus

Last Wednesday, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will introduce new legislation to give blue-collar workers a pay raise. For nearly four decades, workers making below the median wage have experienced stagnant wages, and this past year, the problem has been made worse by unprecedented layoffs, reduced hours, and income disruptions due to the

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today recognized Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The purpose of the month is to raise awareness about inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life. “ABLE programs, including Missouri’s MO ABLE, can have a life-changing impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities,” Treasurer Fitzpatrick said. “Empowering

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Higher building costs come with new building codes

Boone County Planning and Zoning will vote on 2018 building codes that require builders to meet yet-to-be-implemented, eco-friendly requirements in the construction process. If approved, building and purchase costs for homes in Boone County are projected to increase. Whether or not the initiative is financially worthwhile has yet to be determined by local constituents.  The

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Wildly Important Goals

SoBoCo residents have an abundance of ideas for the Ashland downtown area but a shortage of funds to make these ideas an immediate reality. “These are long term ventures,” said Bill Lloyd of the Southern Boone Economic Development Council, SBEDC “It changed my thinking. Unlike many other downtowns, we don’t have many of those old

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Around Town

If you are on social media, then you have likely encountered numerous pictures of the new “Ice Cream Factory” located in the new Break Time east of town across the highway.  Shannon & Katie Imler started their ice cream business from their rural location in Eldon, Mo.  This is a small business that has grown

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Brutal February weather leads to early pothole season

Missouri Department of Transportation crews are focusing on pothole repair through April. When you see a MoDOT crew making repairs, motorists should slow down and move over a lane to give them room to work. Crews started working to address the pesky potholes as soon as there was a break in the weather last week.

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