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CMMG plans to move to Boonville
7/22/2016

BY KIM THOMPSON
STAFF WRITER

A Howard County-based gun manufacturing company has plans to move to Boonville after the city has offered a generous incentive for locating their business there.
CMMG, Inc., a gun manufacturing company owned by John, Jeff, Gretchen and Stephanie Overstreet, is seeking a $200,000 forgivable loan from Boonville Industrial Development Authority.

Two seek Republican nomination for 21st State Senate District
7/22/2016

Two seek Republican nomination for 21st State Senate District
Four candidates seek the State Senate 21st District seat: Republicans Denny Hoskins and Mike McGhee, Democrat ElGene Ver Dught and Libertarian William Truman (Bill) Wayne. Below are profiles of the Republican candidates, one of whom will be selected as the Republican  nominee at the Aug. 2 primary election:

City of Fayette water, sewer rates likely to increase small amount
7/22/2016

By Kim Thompson
Staff Writer
Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, Fayette city council members discussed proposed increases to water and sewer rates. They also discussed sinking funds.
Their meeting followed two public hearings about proposed water and sewer rate increases and one public comment period about the proposal to sell city-owned property at D.C. Rogers Lake.

NF School Board puts bond funds in higher interest account
7/22/2016

Meeting in regular session on Wednesday, New Franklin School Board members accepted a high bid for interest on $3.1 bond monies and made several appointments for the 2016-17 school year.

Fun activity turns a profit
7/22/2016

Fun activity turns a profit
Members of the Daly Elementary School Garden Club show off produce they helped grow in the Daly Elementary School garden.
Two vie for Democratic nomination for 4th Congressional seat
7/22/2016

Two vie for Democratic nomination for 4th Congressional seat
A total of five candidates are seeking the 4th Congressional seat office: Republicans Vicky Hartzler and John Webb, Democrats Gordon Christensen and Jack Truman and Libertarian William Truman (Bill) Wayne. Republican candidates were featured in the July 16 Democrat Leader. Below are profiles of the Democratic candidates:

CMU names three residence hall directors
7/22/2016

CMU names three residence hall directors
Former students will oversee campus resident halls.

The ability to understand and analyze the atmosphere in residence halls is vital as a residence hall director, so who better to take on the task than former students who have roamed those very halls?

Fayette Area Schools reunion will be August 6
7/22/2016

Courtney Felten and Kathryn Gerlt to receive scholarships.
The 16th annual Fayette Area Schools reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Veterinary Science to be offered to 4-Hers
7/22/2016

University of Missouri Extension 4-H, will offer training classes in Veterinary Science in three-year cycles. 
Socket expands service to Fayette area
7/15/2016

Socket expands service to Fayette area
Socket has expanded its fiber-optic broadband network to Fayette. With fiber-optic technology, local businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and more will have access to the latest internet and telephone access.
Two vie for Republican nomination for 4th Congressional seat
7/15/2016

Two vie for Republican nomination for 4th Congressional seat
By Kim Thompson
Staff Writer
Vicky Hartzler and John Webb both seek the Republican nomination for the Missouri 4th District Congressional seat in the August 2 primary election. In alphabetical order, the candidates’ profiles are listed below:

Fayette City Council passes 2016-17 budget
7/15/2016

Fayette City Council passes 2016-17 budget
Revenues exceed expenditures in all funds.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Fayette City Council adopted the 2016-17 fiscal year budget at a special meeting on June 30. City Administrator Robin Triplett summarized the budget in a message to the mayor and council. Her summary follows:

By ROBIN TRIPLETT
CITY OF FAYETTE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Budget (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) for the City of Fayette is enclosed. The FY 17 Budget forecasts revenues of $5,746,050 and expenditures of $5,684,181. Thus, revenues over expenditures are anticipated to be $61,869. A budgetary summary is shown below.

Two arrested following drug investigation
7/12/2016

Two Fayette residents were arrested after methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found at their home Monday evening in Fayette.
Library Street Fair draws more than 100 people
7/12/2016

Library Street Fair draws more than 100 people
The 115 people who attended the Howard County Public Library Street Fair enjoyed musical entertainment, storytelling, popsicles, popcorn, bottled water, balloon animals, face painting, door prizes and a friendly water balloon fight
New Franklin council passes 2016-17 budget
7/12/2016

By Kim Thompson
Staff Writer

Meeting in regular session on Monday, the New Franklin city council approved the 2016-17 budget by majority vote with one council member opposing the budget.

Ties to years past link iconic bandstand to present day
7/12/2016

Ties to years past link iconic bandstand to present day
Built in 1971, Central students led effort to replicate earlier edifice.


By Jim Steele
Editor Emeritus

The picturesque courthouse structure providing the venue for Thursday evening’s Keith House memorial band concert carries a story with deeper roots than most folks might imagine.

Harrison House is site of historical meeting
7/12/2016

Harrison House is site of historical meeting
Known historically as the George B. and Luan Birch Harrison House, the lovingly refurbished Victorian-era home of Mark and Susan Freese at 1109 Randolph Street in Glasgow will be the location for the summer meeting of the Boonslick Historical Society on July 17.
More traps for PAWS
7/12/2016

More traps for PAWS
Larry Anderson heard that PAWS (Pet Adoption and Welfare Service) needed more traps to catch feral cats and he responded to the need by purchasing and donating three traps to the organization.
‘It’s been a good 47 years’
7/8/2016

‘It’s been a good 47 years’
Retirement reception honoring Dr. Vroman will be held Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Hall.



By Kim Thompson
Staff Writer
“I just always wanted to be a veterinarian,” Ken Vroman, DVM, said on
Friday in the break room at Howard County Veterinary Service. Although
he’s technically retired,

Voters to decide proposed change to county fencing law on August 2
7/8/2016

A proposed change to the county’s fencing law will be on the Aug. 2 ballot. A group of Howard Countians asked the Howard County Commission to submit the proposed change before the electorate.
 
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