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Task Force investigation leads to more than twenty arrests

After a more than year long narcotics investigation conducted by the MUSTANG (Mid-Missouri Unified Strike Team and Narcotics Group) Drug Task Force twenty-one people have been indicted on charges related to the illegal sales of drugs. The Boonville Police Department and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force assisted by troopers from the Missouri State Highway, deputies…

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Fayette City Council Report

When the Fayette City Council opened their meeting, they welcomed Scott Vogler with MECO Engineering for discussion on the new water treatment plant.  It seems there are still issues plaguing the plant and delaying the transfer of usage to the new system.  Brand new valves have been replaced and are still not working despite a…

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Governor Appoints Riekhof to County Prosecutor

Missouri Governor, Eric Greitens, announced his appointment of local attorney, Deborah Riekhof, to serve as Howard County Prosecutor. Riekhof will serve the remainder of the term for the position recently vacated with the resignation of former Prosecutor, Stephen Murrell. “I am thrilled and humbled that the Governor chose to appoint me to serve as Howard…

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Task Force investigation leads to more than twenty arrests

After a more than year long narcotics investigation conducted by the MUSTANG (Mid-Missouri Unified Strike Team and Narcotics Group) Drug Task Force twenty-one people have been indicted on charges related to the illegal sales of drugs. The Boonville Police Department and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force assisted by troopers from the Missouri State Highway, deputies…

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Harrisburg hires Combs as new superintendent

Steve Combs has been employed as the new superintendent for the Harrisburg R-VIII School District beginning July 1, 2017.  Steve is currently employed as the high school principal for the district.  The superintendent search attracted a strong candidate pool.  The search effort by Harrisburg’s Board of Education was supported by the Missouri Association of Rural…

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Comedian Bill Chott Leading CMU Improv Workshops Public performance to follow three weeks of fun

Actor and comedian Bill Chott, a Central Methodist University graduate from 1991, is currently leading comedy improv workshops on the Fayette campus, which will culminate in four improvisational presentations. The shows will run Thursday, March 2 to Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. in The Little Theatre on…

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Area Sports

Harrisburg defeats Fayette to advance to district title game

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The latest chapter in the unofficially named “Ho-Bo County Line Rivalry” was written on Feb. 23, when the Fayette Falcons (18-9) and Harrisburg Bulldogs (19-8) squared off in the Class 2 District 8 semifinals in Sturgeon, Missouri. Harrisburg got off to a quick start and distanced themselves from the…

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Glasgow’s season stopped after wild fourth quarter in loss to Prairie Home

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Glasgow Lady Yellowjackets (16-11) saw their season come to a disappointing end after losing 55-50 to the Prairie Home Lady Panthers (19-8) in the semifinal round of the Class 1 District 9 playoffs on Feb. 22. Glasgow held a 10-point lead at halftime, before the Lady Panthers stormed back…

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Lady Bulldogs vying for another district title

The New Franklin Lady Bulldogs defeated the Sacred Heart Lady Gremlins 50-48 in the Class 2 District 14 semifinals on Feb. 22. With the win, the Lady Bulldogs are back in the district championship game for a second straight year, and the fourth time in five years. “The girls played with a ton of grit…

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Tigers take early exit after loss to St. Elizabeth in opening round

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Higbee Tigers lost 84-57 to the St. Elizabeth Hornets on Feb. 21 in Bunceton, Missouri, the host site of the Class 1 District 9 tournament. “They pushed the ball well early and I thought we traded baskets with them in the second half,” head coach Jon Bishop said. “I…

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Missouri’s trout fishing tailwater

BY BRANDON BUTLER Nathan “Shags” McLeod hosts the “Morning Shag” on Columbia’s 96.7 KCMQ Classic Rock, but that’s only because he hasn’t figured out how to get paid to go trout fishing yet. An Oregon Coast native, Shags is a salmon man. For years, he thumbed his nose at Missouri trout. Then I took him…

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A night to remember

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Heading into the final week of the regular season, Fayette senior Tommy Phillips needed 28 points to reach the 1,000 mark, with two games to play. Phillips scored 18 points in the Falcons’ 63-49 win over the Paris Coyotes on Feb. 14. Fayette played their regular season finale against…

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