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UPDATE: Ashland sewer ballot measure fails

Voters in southern Boone County’s Ashland have defeated a $40-million ballot measure involving waterworks and sewage. Ashland voters defeated the measure by a 138-117 vote; a simple majority was needed for passage. Our news partner KMIZ reports the city of Ashland wanted to combine its waterworks and sewage system revenue bonds. Boone County clerk Brianna Lennon says Ashland has 3,279 …

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Funeral services set for former Missouri House Higher Education Committee chair

Then State Reps. and authors Dave Muntzel (R-Boonville), left, and Dean Dohrman (R-La Monte) at their 2021 book signing at Sedalia’s Reader’s World bookstore (file photo courtesy of former Representative Muntzel) A state senator from southwest Missouri’s Springfield praises the legacy of a former Missouri House Higher Education Committee chair who’s passed away, saying he served Missourians with honor and …

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President Choi: Memorial Stadium donation will have a generational impact on Mizzou

Mizzou football coach Eli Drinkwitz (right) poses with Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson at the Tiger hoops game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia on January 31, 2024 (photo courtesy of Governor Parson’s Flickr page) The UM System president is ecstatic about a $62-million donation to Mizzou Athletics, which will fund major renovations to Memorial Stadium in …

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(LISTEN): Columbia’s aging American Legion post receives new paint job

Volunteers from Columbia’s Home Depot donated their time to paint and redecorate the aging ballroom (January 23, 2024 photo from 939 the Eagle’s Brian Hauswirth) Volunteers from Columbia’s Home Depot have painted the ballroom at the aging American Legion post on Route WW, which is 60 years old. Herbert Williams American Legion Post 202 commander Dale Roberts praises the Home …

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