Area News

Judge rules Howard County coroner not in violation of Open Records Act

A judge last week found in favor of Howard County Coroner Frank Flaspohler in a lawsuit filed against him by the Columbia Missourian newspaper. Judge Jeff Harris ruled that Flaspohler did not knowingly or purposefully violate the Open Records Act in his decision not to disclose the transcript of a coroner’s inquest in relation to…

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Man charged for assaulting woman, child

A Fayette man faces charges of domestic assault and child abuse after he was arrested shortly after midnight on February 14. Norman Lee Watkins, who turns 30 on Thursday, was taken into custody by Fayette police while assisting the Howard County Sheriff’s Department.

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New Franklin City Council

Water plant issues still plague city Water issues continue to be a thorn in the side for the New Franklin Board of Aldermen. Budget concerns cut employee insurance reimbursement The City of New Franklin’s City Services Supervisor tendered his resignation as a result of a recent audit and budgetary issues. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, New…

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Fayette school district earns high marks from state

The Fayette R-III School District earned a near-perfect score in the most recent Annual Performance Report released by the state on February 1.

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Annual CMU Music Fest. slated for March 1

A tradition in the spring at Central Methodist University is its annual Music Fest, which draws thousands of area musicians to the Fayette campus.

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New Franklin aldermen hear proposals for signs, trash rates

The city of New Franklin Board of Aldermen met in regular session, Monday, Jan. 14. Mayor Jerry Thornton was absent and Mayor Pro-tem Mike McGee ran the meeting. There was no old business for discussion. New Franklin Schools Superintendent, Brian Cordell, was welcomed by the council. Cordell was in attendance to discuss new signage at…

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Area Sports

Falcons get last laugh over Slater by winning Slater Wildcat Classic title

The Slater Wildcats had been a thorn in the side of the Fayette Falcons — until they met at the 38th Annual Slater Wildcat Classic on Jan. 26.  The Falcons were able to have the last laugh over the Wildcats with a 54-52 win in the annual tournament’s championship game. This is the third and…

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Costly turnover sends Lady Falcons to loss in third place game

The Fayette Lady Falcons went toe-to-toe with the Santa Fe Lady Chiefs on Jan. 26, losing 44-43. 

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Jackets win third place at Slater Classic

The Glasgow Yellowjackets took home the third place trophy at the 38th Annual Slater Wildcat Classic after defeating the Sweet Springs Greyhounds 56-36 on Jan. 26. 

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Lady Jackets lose to Sweet Springs in consolation game

The Glasgow Lady Jackets played against the Sweet Springs Lady Greyhounds in the girls consolation game at the 38th Annual Slater Wildcat Classic, losing 55-42.

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Fayette will host annual ‘Pink Out’ game on Feb. 15

Fayette High School will host its annual Pink Out Cancer Awareness game on Friday, February 15. Daly Elementary and Clark Middle School, along with the high school are currently holding fundraising events to help raise money for this year’s event.

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Falcons get back on track with win at Knox County

The Fayette Falcons (10-4, 2-1 Lewis and Clark) went on the road after a 79-49 loss to the Slater Wildcats at home.

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