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Students learn ‘the way it really is’ in lawmaking during Government Day
3/2/2015

Students learn ‘the way it really is’ in lawmaking during Government Day
Fifth grade students at Daly Elementary School got a feel for what lawmakers experience, and some of them didn’t like it. They participated in Government Day, an activity led by Howard County Associate Circuit Judge Mason Gebhardt on Thursday.




Former Fayette resident celebrates 100th birthday
3/2/2015

Former Fayette resident celebrates 100th birthday
Betty May Crigler Geiger of Boonville celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 15.
She was born Feb. 15, 1915 in Fayette, the daughter of Willard Thompson and Jeffie W. (Smith) Crigler. She married Lloyd E. Geiger, Sr., July 16, 1933, in Fayette. They had four children. He passed away June 17, 2009 after 75 years of marriage.
Betty May is the sister of Bill Crigler of Fayette.



Tom Scweich dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound
3/2/2015

Tom Scweich dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound
Tom Schweich, 54, Missouri State Auditor, died Thursday after apparently shooting himself in his home in Clayton.
The totally unexpected death of the auditor shocked and saddened the state. His death was seen as of national significance as it is reported in nation-wide media outlets including the U.S. News & World Report, ABC News and USA Today.




Snow makes cozy room
3/2/2015

Snow makes cozy room
Central Methodist University students Travis Tompson and Brian Calhoun made igloos in the winter of 2013 and 2014 at their residence at 203 W. Morrison St. As they will graduate in May, they wanted to “top the other two” with the grandest igloo yet.
Over a four-day period from Feb. 17 through Feb. 20, the men constructed a roughly 10-foot by 10-foot square enclosure with a sloping ceiling covered with cardboard and a tarp. “We had to steal snow from our neighbors to make it,” Tompson said.


Keep MDC funding out of the hands of politicians
3/2/2015

Remember these four names - State Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown), Rep. Bryan Spencer (R-Wentzville), Rep. Craig Redmon (R-Canton) and Rep. Wanda Brown (R-Cole Camp).
Remember these statistics concerning the Missouri Department of Conservation in fiscal 2013-2014.


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Cutting it close: Harrisburg girls survive late scare against Westran to reach title game
3/2/2015

Cutting it close: Harrisburg girls survive late scare against Westran to reach title game
The Harrisburg girls basketball team has shown many times that no lead is too safe. The Lady Bulldogs have a few come-from-behind wins and have found ways to take big leads and shrink them down to nothing.
On Wednesday, the burden of holding a big lead fell on Harrisburg this time, and the Lady Bulldogs nearly cracked in the final minutes of the Class 2 District 7 semifinal game.
Harrisburg, which once led by 22 points in the second quarter, had its big lead cut to three points in the fourth quarter against Westran. Rather than buckle under the pressure, Harrisburg survive a potential collapse, beating Westran 58-48 in Salisbury.


New Franklin takes down Westran for third time this year
3/2/2015

New Franklin takes down Westran for third time this year
Three up, three down.
No, it’s not quite baseball season in New Franklin. But for the third time this season, the Bulldogs were trying to beat Westran, this time to continue their season.
Meeting in the Class 2 District 7 semifinals on Thursday, New Franklin finished the deed with a 53-46 win over the Hornets. The win is the 20th of the season for New Franklin, achieving its first 20-win season since 2005-06.



Salisbury beats Harrisburg, stays undefeated
3/2/2015

Salisbury beats Harrisburg, stays undefeated
Harrisburg had the perfect start to Thursday’s Class 2 District 7 semifinal against Salisbury, the second-ranked team in Class 2.
The Bulldogs came out quickly and scored five points in the opening two minutes. Brady Francis, Salisbury’s All-State senior, was on the bench well before the end of the first quarter with three fouls. The ingredients for a major upset appeared to be in the mix.
Then Salisbury woke up, and with that, so did the crowd. A 17-0 Salisbury run nearly brought down the roof in the school’s brand-new gym. The Panthers never looked back, going on to defeat Harrisburg 62-40.


Lady Bulldogs’ bid for back-to-back titles cut short by Sweet Springs
3/2/2015

The New Franklin girls basketball team won’t get to have the storybook ending it had a year ago.
Sweet Springs was led by the Bright sisters, who combined to score 32 points in the Lady Greyhounds’ 47-32 win Thursday night in the Class 2 District 7 semifinals.


History in the making
3/2/2015

History in the making
The Higbee girls basketball team will have a chance to do something this season it has never been able to accomplish in the program’s history, and that is to win a district championship.
The Lady Tigers avenged an earlier loss to Keytesville this season, winning 50-39 Thursday night in the Class 1 District 10 semifinals at Glasgow.




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Obituaries
 
Barbara Ann Rohlfing (1928-2015)
2/17/2015

Barbara Ann Coleman Rohlfing, of rural Howard County, Mo., passed away Feb. 15, 2015, at Columbia Healthcare Center in Columbia, Mo. She was 87 years old.


Ruth O’Dell Frey (1919-2015)
2/17/2015

Ruth O’Dell Frey (1919-2015)
Ruth O’Dell Frey, age 95, of rural New Franklin passed away Feb. 15, 2015, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville.







Richard Jennings (1928-2015)
2/17/2015

Fayette resident Richard Jennings passed away at the Fayette Caring Center Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. He was 86 years of age.


Victoria Delores Filinuk (1938-2015)
2/11/2015

Victoria Delores Filinuk, of Moscow Mills, Mo., formerly of Fayette, Mo., and Brown’s Mills, N.J., passed away at her home Feb. 7, 2015.


Deacon Donald Charles Wright (1936-2015)
2/6/2015

Deacon Donald Charles Wright (1936-2015)
Deacon Donald Charles Wright, 79, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.







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