Area News

Fayette welcomes Ace Hardware to community

The Fayette business community welcomed Ace Hardware during their Grand Opening Friday. Ace Hardware is located inside the C&R Supermarket at 600 S. Church St. Pictured above front row from left to right: Mark Thomas, C&R owner, Ashley Monroe, C&R, Jennifer Durreman, C&R, Ed Phillips, Ace, Cody Echternacht, Fayette C&R manager, Tyler Eaton, Fayette ACE…

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Thanks to our subscribers and advertisers

This edition of the Democrat Leader is being delivered to every business and residence in Howard County. We want to thank our current subscribers and advertisers who support us throughout the year. We appreciate your business. The staff at the Fayette Newspapers hopes everyone enjoys this county-wide issue of our newspaper. If you do not…

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Fayette City Council reorganizes

Fayette City Council made quick work of what appeared to be a lengthy agenda, Tuesday, April 18.    After returning council members Grafton Cook, Larry Dimond, and Stephanie Ford were sworn in for another term, the council proceeded to reorganize.  Bobby Robb was appointed to continue as President of the Board and to serve as representative…

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New Franklin School Board members take oath

After completing some previously unfinished business and certifying  the election results, three New Franklin School Board members took their oath of office, Tuesday, April 18.  Jeff Chitwood and Jud Evans are returning to their seats and the board welcomes Sam Hackman. As the board reorganized, the District thanked Ken Hendrix for his service on the…

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CMU ‘Day Of Remembrance’ Nears Program on Holocaust Tuesday, April 25

While the Holocaust occurred more than 70 years ago, its effects are still felt today, and will continue for generations and beyond. Central Methodist University will recognize the World War II atrocities during a “Day of Remembrance” on Tuesday, April 25 in Fayette. Activities begin at 10 a.m. during weekly chapel services in Linn Memorial…

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Fayette R-III reorganizes after election; Gose new President

A large crowd was in attendance at the Fayette R-III Board of Education meeting Wednesday. The Board meeting in regular session reorganized after the April 4 election. The Fayette school district did not have an election due to the fact that only three candidates ran for three seats on the Board. Gary Gose and Larry…

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Area Sports

Falcons fall in tuneup before conference tournament

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Senior Robby Robinson threw 3.1 innings of one-hit baseball in the Fayette (1-5) Falcons’ 12-5 loss to the Sturgeon Bulldogs (7-0) on April 17. Robinson struck out five in his time on the mound against Sturgeon. He allowed one unearned run. “He was dominant,” head coach Garth Menees said. “It’s…

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Eagles right ship with doubleheader sweep

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Central Methodist softball Eagles (20-14-1, 11-7 HAAC) had lost six straight games over a span of four days. The Eagles were swept by conference foes MidAmerica Nazarene and Clarke, along with losing a pair of games in a non-conference matchup against Park University. The Eagles snapped their losing streak…

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Falcons record series of firsts at Fayette Relays

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons and Lady Falcons hosted the 2017 Fayette Relays on a chilly afternoon and evening on March 31 at Central Methodist University. Winter ended over a week ago, but the cold air still set in around Fayette, with temperatures in the mid-40s when the meet started, and…

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Eagles earn split with No. 20 Grand View

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Freshman Hannah Steeby came up with a clutch base hit, and junior Alyson Fuemmler came around from second base to score the go-ahead run to give the Central Methodist Eagles a 4-3 win over the No. 20 Grand View Vikings on April 1. That win allowed CMU to salvage a…

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An evening with the All-Stars

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Radio station KRES (104.7 FM) held its 43rd Annual All-Star Banquet at Central Methodist University on March 29. The radio station’s All-Star Banquet is an annual tradition, showcasing talented basketball players from around the region. They also select a boys and girls basketball Coach of the Year. The boys Coach…

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Morel mushroom hunting a great spring adventure

BY BRANDON BUTLER Mushroom hunting is something I enjoy for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I absolutely love the rich, nutty taste of morel mushrooms. I don’t care if you fry them, bake them, sauté them, or whatever, they taste incredible. Secondly, mushroom hunting is something the whole family can participate in together.…

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