Area News

Memorial Day Services planned at Courthouse

Memorial Day weekend is a time set aside to honor those who have fallen in military service and all loved ones who have passed. The actual legal holiday is Monday, May 29. Banks, schools, government offices, the newspaper office, and most businesses will be closed that day; however, C&R Supermarket and Casey’s will maintain regular…

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Local veterans to receive Quilts of Valor

Two local veterans will be honored with Quilts of Valor on Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Memorial Day Service in Fayette on the south side of the courthouse. The Peacemakers Quilters will present the quilts to William Steven Parr and Kent Marshall. Following are biographies of the two men. Private First Class William Steven…

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‘Wheeling for Healing Wounded Warrior™ Bike Ride’

The Missouri State Society Daughters of the America Revolution is sponsoring a bicycle ride to raise money for wounded veterans. Wheeling for Healing Wounded Warrior™ Bike Ride across the historic Katy and Rock Island Trail will be held Sept. 30, 2017. Participants have the opportunity to enter the ride in more than thirty different locations…

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Connie Johnmeyer Retires From CMU Fayette native looks forward to adventures ahead

Connie Johnmeyer has led a fascinating professional life – one that offered opportunities to travel the world. And now that she is retired from Central Methodist University, she doesn’t plan to slow down one bit. Instead, she’s on to even more exciting adventures. A Fayette native, Johnmeyer attended Fayette High School. During her undergraduate years,…

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A Summer of Magical Nights Operetta returns for seasonal treat

Few things are more enjoyable than beautiful music on a warm summer night. When that music emanates from current and former Swinney Conservatory students of Central Methodist University, people know they are in for a treat. This summer, CMU’s Summer Opera will present “A Magical Night of Operetta Delights” at the Kountz Recital Hall in…

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Juneteenth plans announced

St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Juneteenth Celebration Committee will be hosting the 17th annual Juneteenth event June 8 to 10. The Howard County Health and Wellness  Council will also be a main sponsor. Most of the activities will take place downtown on the Courthouse Square. The event will kick off with a Juneteenth…

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Area Sports

Lady Falcons take one last flight

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR May 20 marked the end of the 2017 high school track and field season. It was the last day of the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships for Class 1 and Class 2. For three Fayette senios – Natalie Bishop, Jada Gaines and Abbie Jefferies – it was the last day…

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Harrisburg sets new school records at state

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg track and field will have to make changes to the record books, after two new school records were set at the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships. Senior Noah Strawn set a new record in the 800 (1:59.22), breaking the mark set by Kerry Pudenz in 1983 (1:59.60). The girls…

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Glasgow finishes season with nine All-State athletes

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Nine Glasgow athletes took home 19 medals after the conclusion of the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships, held in Jefferson City May 19-20. Senior Hayden Hackman won four medals during the two-day span. Hackman won third place in the 1600 (4:31.50) and fifth place in the discus (138-03). He narrowly…

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New Franklin girls win eighth in 4×200

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR New Franklin head track and field coach Adam Quest described the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships as a roller coaster of emotions. Quest had runners competing in both the 4×100 and the 4×200 in Jefferson City on May 19 and May 20. Those four runners – senior Madison Maupin, juniors…

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Higbee runs 4×200 despite being overshadowed by uncertainty

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Higbee head track and field coach Jon Bishop said he though his girls 4×200 team had an outside chance at making finals after running their race on May 19. Bishop said his team finished in seventh place in their heat during the prelims. However, there was an issue with the…

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Local athletes punch their tickets to Jefferson City

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR After all the practices, duel meets and triangulars, the district meets and sectionals, the day is just over the horizon for the top track and field athletes in the state. The MSHSAA track and field championships will be held May 19-20 at Jefferson City High School. Athletes from around Howard…

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