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New Franklin Celebrates 43rd annual Santa Fe Trail Days

It was a beautiful, sunny and unseasonably warm day, Saturday, Sept. 16, for the 43rd Annual Santa Fe Trail Days Parade. Spirits were high and smiles could be found everywhere in downtown New Franklin. Each Fall, New Franklin celebrates its heritage as the official beginning of the Santa Fe Trail.  The Santa Fe Trail was…

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Peacemakers donate to Food Pantry

Because of another very successful Quilt Show, the Peacemakers Quilting Group was able to present David Overstreet, Fayette Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry director, with a check for the Food Pantry in the amount of $1500 on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Attending the presentation were Dorothy Jean Ayres, Connie Shay, David Overstreet, Linda Lembke and  Julie Menees. …

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Corn harvest has started in Howard County

The corn harvest has started across Howard County. Last week there were quite a few combines running all over Howard County. Kircher Farms of New Franklin harvested some high moisture corn  a couple of weeks ago. This was the second farm that they harvested starting September 11. The moisture content of the corn was 15%…

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Constitution Week is this week

This week is Constitution week. Constitution Week is an American observance to commemorate  America’s most important document.  The observance runs annually from September 17 to September 23. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights. This celebration of the Constitution…

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Autumn season begins Friday!

It is the summer’s great last heat, It is the fall’s first chill: They meet. –Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt Autumn begins Friday afternoon at 3:02 p.m., also known as the autumnal equinox. On the autumnal equinox, day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in…

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Santa Fe Trail Days this weekend

New Franklin’s Annual Santa Fe Trail Days celebration is scheduled for this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16.  This will be the 43rd year for the event. Activities for all ages will take place in downtown New Franklin beginning with Kids Night at 6 p.m. on Friday.  Little Mr. & Miss sign up…

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Area Sports

Falcons run over Westran

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Fayette Falcons junior defensive back Drew Whitley came up with two key interceptions late to give the Fayette Falcons (4-1, 3-1 Lewis and Clark) a 38-29 upset victory over the No. 8 Westran Hornets (4-1, 3-1 Lewis and Clark) on Sept. 15 at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field. With the…

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Lady Falcons beat Sturgeon in extra innings to win Fayette Tournament

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Lady Falcons (9-7) won a dramatic, back-and-forth game over the Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 Fayette Softball Tournament at Cox Softball Complex on Sept. 16. Sturgeon put together a rally late that tied the game 6-6. The game went into an eighth inning,where…

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Glasgow defeats Harrisburg in tournament group play

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR A six-run third inning led to a win for the Glasgow Lady Yellowjackets (2-9) led to a 7-4 win over the Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs (6-10) on Sep. 16 at Fayette High School. The game between the two teams was a scheduled group play game during the 2017 Fayette Softball Tournament.…

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Harrisburg loses to Knox County

The Harrisburg Bulldogs (1-4, 1-4 Lewis and Clark) lost to the Knox County Eagles (3-2, 3-2 Lewis and Clark) 32-18 on Sep. 15 in Edina, Missouri. Senior Cody Karl rushed for 143 yards and had a 60-yard touchdonw run in the Bulldogs’s loss. Junior Aaron Sims had a 95-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter,…

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Glasgow comes from behind to beat Bulldogs

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Glasgow baseball Yellowjackets (2-4) came from behind to defeat the New Franklin Bulldogs (1-10) 5-3 at Glasgow’s Gold Star Park on Sep. 12. Down 3-2 in the fifth inning, Glasow took advantage of an error. They scored three runs in the inning ot go ahead. They held on to…

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Falcons can’t overcome mistakes in loss to Marceline

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons (3-1, 2-1 Lewis and Clark) were unable to overcome mistakes, and couldn’t stop big scoring plays, in their 48-12 loss to the No. 3 Marceline Tigers (4-0, 3-0 Lewis and Clark) on Sept. 8 at Chester Ray Stadium. The Falcons made a strong start, stealing momentum…

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Shephard Becker 1958-2017
Paul Joseph Gilmore 1962-2017
Sarah Marianne Penick 1931-2017
Jackson Alan Sherman Infant
Mary Ellen Weathers 1930-2017
James Conrow 1939-2017

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