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Felten sworn in as Howard County Collector
3/4/2015

Felten sworn in as Howard County Collector
Pictured at left, Jinger Felten (left) shakes hands with Charlie Joe Flaspohler after she was sworn in as the next Howard County Collector on Friday afternoon in the Howard County Courthouse.
Felten ran unopposed for the position in the November general election. She takes the office following Sharon Himmelberg, who retired after serving 24 years as county collector.


Two candidates vie for Armstrong East Ward seat
3/4/2015

Two candidates vie for Armstrong East Ward seat
As part of its election series, the Fayette Advertiser and the Democrat Leader are providing candidate profiles of contested races that voters will decide on April 7.
Click the headline above to see the profiles of two candidates who seek the East Ward Alderman seat for the City of Armstrong.



Horse saved from icy predicament
3/4/2015

Horse saved from icy predicament
After falling through ice, a horse was rescued Monday afternoon at a residence along County Road 422.
Someone spotted the horse’s plight and called emergency responders at 3:12 p.m. Several emergency responders were at the scene including Gary Kunze and Adam Allphin who donned wet-proof suits designed for cold water rescues.
The wet-proof suits were purchased from funds provided by the Fayette Area Community Trust last year. First responders from the Howard County Fire Protection District had trained with the wet suits in February 2014, so they knew what to do.


Nixon appoints interim state auditor
3/4/2015

On Friday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon appointed one of his senior advisors, John Watson, as interim Missouri State Auditor.
Watson will serve until Nixon decides on a permanent appointment.


March comes in like a lion
3/4/2015

Howard County got its first major snowfall this winter on Saturday and Sunday when it snowed about 5 inches. Low temperatures were in the teens over the weekend and the highs were in the low-30s.


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Central Methodist rallies to win Leadoff Classic
3/4/2015

Central Methodist rallies to win Leadoff Classic
Twice, the Central Methodist softball team was down to its final three outs on Sunday in the 2015 NFCA/NAIA Leadoff Classic. Twice, the Eagles overcame a seventh-inning deficit to beat a top-10 nationally-ranked opponent.
Facing five ranked opponents in three days, Central Methodist concluded a landmark three-day tournament in which the Eagles made their case as one of the top teams in the country.
Central Methodist defeated No. 7 LSU-Alexandria 10-9 by scoring eight runs in the seventh inning in the tournament semifinals. The Eagles then beat No. 1 and defending national champion Auburn-Montgomery 6-5 in eight innings to win the Classic’s Gold Bracket championship at South Commons Softball Complex in Columbus, Ga.


A fond farewell: Vetter breaks school record, scores 45 points in final home game
3/4/2015

A fond farewell: Vetter breaks school record, scores 45 points in final home game
Prior to Monday’s first-round game of the HAAC Postseason Tournament, Morgan Vetter was preparing for the evening’s basketball game as she has before every game in her career.
The Central Methodist senior was going through her pregame ritual, listening to the beats on the same music playlist she has had since the fourth grade. But as she was preparing for the Eagles’ game against Evangel, Vetter had a sudden realization. This game could very well be the last basketball game of her career.


Returning to the top
3/4/2015

Returning to the top
The Higbee girls basketball team had history on its mind Saturday afternoon. The Lady Tigers were eyeing their first girls basketball district championship in school history.
Standing in their way was a Glasgow team that had already beaten them by 28 points in January. For Higbee, that was no cause for concern. The Lady Tigers avenged losses to Meadville and Keytesville with wins in their rematches, and they had the same in mind for the Class 1 District 10 championship game.
However, Glasgow defended its home court. The Lady Jackets dominated the second and fourth quarters en route to a 46-28 win on Larry Littrell Court for their 11th district title in program history.


Glasgow beats Eagles for 35th district title
3/4/2015

Glasgow beats Eagles for 35th district title
The Glasgow boys basketball team can win games in a varying number of ways.
Glasgow has won many games this season with its defense. The Yellowjackets have won plenty of times with a high-scoring offense. The list goes on and on, but on Saturday afternoon, the Yellowjackets went with a new winning play call.
Offensive rebounds.
Glasgow grabbed 17 offensive rebounds and dominated the glass from the get-go against Northwestern in the Class 1 District 10 championship game. The Yellowjackets scored on several second- and third-chance opportunities early on to beat the Eagles 60-44 for their 35th district championship, the most in Missouri state high school basketball history.


Second-half scoring spell dooms New Franklin in district title game
3/4/2015

For one half, the New Franklin boys basketball team did exactly what head coach Jim Schlotzhauer wanted to see. The Bulldogs just couldn’t quite duplicate their effort in the second half.
New Franklin made just 2-of-17 shots from the floor after halftime, and with that disappeared an eight-point lead over Salisbury, the No. 2 team in Class 2. The Panthers improved to 27-0 and won their fourth Class 2 District 7 title in five years, beating New Franklin 46-33.


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Obituaries
 
Diane Alvis (1948-2015)
3/3/2015

Diane Alvis, 66, of Columbia died on Sunday, Feb, 22, 2015, at Fayette Caring Center.


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.


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