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Hanson is Rotary Business Leader of the Year
5/4/2015

Hanson is Rotary Business Leader of the Year
Rachel Hanson, physical therapist and clinic director at Peak Sport & Spine in Fayette, is the recipient of this year’s 2015 Rotary Business Leader of the Year.
A native of Maysville, Mo., Hanson graduated in 2007 from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor of science degree in physical education.




Fayette, New Franklin delegates selected for Missouri Girls State
5/4/2015

Fayette, New Franklin delegates selected for Missouri Girls State
Six girls from the Junior classes of Fayette and New Franklin High Schools have been selected by the American Legion White-Bell Auxiliary Unit 273 to attend the 2015 session of Missouri Girls State. This will be held June 21 to 27 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
Every summer between 750 and 800 girls from Missouri congregate for a week of intensive government study in a “learn by doing” experience. Upon arrival on campus, each girl is placed in a mock political party, a county and a city. Elections are held to fill positions within those entities.


Miss Howard County Fair Queen and Teen applications now available
5/4/2015

The Howard County Fair Association has applications available for the 2015 Miss Howard County Fair Queen and Miss Howard County Teen Fair Queen Contests.
Interested young women may obtain applications at Commercial Trust Company in Fayette. Applications are due by June 10.


Missouri Veterans History Project seeks to preserve individual stories of soldiers
5/4/2015

Missouri Veterans History Project seeks to preserve individual stories of soldiers
With the passing of every military veteran, another voice of those who preserved the nation’s freedom is silenced. The Missouri Veterans History Project (MVHP) exists to ensure that the stories of these honorable men and women are preserved, enabling others to hear veterans’ stories in their own voices and while they are able to tell them.



Fayette Fire Department ladder truck too unsafe to drive
5/4/2015

The Fayette Fire Department ladder truck is too unsafe to drive, according to a fire truck repair company.
A driver from Feld Fire out of Iowa came to Fayette on Thursday and picked up the 1980 Sutphen fire ladder truck with the intention of driving it to Green Valley, Mo. for repairs that the city council had authorized.
The Feld Fire driver drove it some distance and then turned around and brought the truck back. He said the truck was too unsafe to drive.


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Central Methodist softball continues its winning ways
5/4/2015

Central Methodist extended its win streak to 27 games on Thursday with a 6-1 first-round win against Graceland in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Series at Blue Valley Recreation Complex in Overland Park, Kan.
The Eagles’ mark of 27 consecutive wins is tied for 10th place all-time in NAIA softball history for most consecutive wins by a team. Central Methodist is currently tied with Oklahoma City University (2007) and Union (Tenn.) University (2002), needing one more win to move into a tie for ninth place on the list with Oklahoma City’s 1995 team.


Peru State outlasts Eagles, Walsh
5/4/2015

Peru State outlasts Eagles, Walsh
No. 8 seed Central Methodist dropped the opening game of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship Series on Thursday to top-seeded Peru State 4-2 at Wendell Redden Stadium in Joplin.




Fayette baseball pounds Slater 19-3
5/4/2015

Fayette head coach Garth Menees had the chance Thursday night to do something he has never done before.
Every player listed on Fayette’s lineup card — varsity and junior varsity — appeared in the varsity baseball game.
That’s because Fayette scored early and often at Slater, plating eight runs in the first inning and scoring five more in the second inning. Behind a strong pitching performance from Ethan Harper as well, the Falcons returned home with a 19-3 victory.


New Franklin avenges earlier loss to Salisbury for 15th win
5/4/2015

New Franklin’s first loss of the season to Salisbury seems like ages ago, but it was definitely on the Bulldogs’ mind when they traveled to Chariton County on Thursday.
Tanner White, who took the loss the first time against the Panthers, didn’t waver on the mound in the rematch. The New Franklin senior left-hander struck out 12 batters and held Salisbury to five hits, leading the Bulldogs to a 4-3 win, their 15th victory of the season.


Fayette places fourth at Harrisburg Open
5/4/2015

Fayette places fourth at Harrisburg Open
The Clark Middle School boys and girls track and field teams garnered a total of 12 top-three finishes Tuesday at the Harrisburg Open, including five event victories.
Both teams finished fourth in the team standings as well out of seven schools. In addition to Harrisburg hosting the track meet, New Franklin was also in attendance.


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Obituaries
 
Vivian Street (1928-2015)
4/29/2015

Vivian Lee Street, of Fayette, passed away April 25, 2015, at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, Mo. She was 86 years old.


Kenneth Otto Kunze (1926-2015)
4/21/2015

Kenneth Otto Kunze, of Franklin, Mo., passed away April 18, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was 88 years old.


Terry Wayne Sitzes, Jr. (1979-2015)
4/21/2015

Terry Wayne Sitzes, Jr., of New Franklin, passed away April 16, 2015 in a car accident. He was 36.


William (Billy) Maupin (1932-2015)
4/21/2015

William Maupin passed away April 6, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Glasgow. He was 83 years of age.


Hilda Mae Offineer (1930-2015)
4/17/2015

Hilda Mae Offineer, of New Franklin, passed away April 15, 2015, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics. She was 84 years old.


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