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Fayette school board hears concerns about 4-day week, may vote next month

The possible transition of the Fayette R-III School District to a four-day school week once again dominated the discussion for the Board of Education in its regular meeting October 16. Board members heard from three concerned citizens urging the district to keep a five-day-a-week schedule. While the BOE did not vote on the matter, it…

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Fayette schools hope to add in-town bus stops

The Fayette school district began exploring ways to once again pick up students for school who live inside the Fayette city limits. Assistant superintendent Brent Doolin is spearheading the effort. The district currently has about 100 open seats on its busses, which could be open to students living in town. While in-town routes would not…

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Lots of spooky fun on tap for Halloween

There are plenty of activities coming up for Halloween enthusiasts. First up is the annual fall festival at the Howard County library on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Children are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy Halloween games and a photo booth. There will be free books and treats. On Saturday the GFWC…

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CMU Royalty

  Crowned Queen and King for Central Methodist University Homecoming on Saturday were Taylor Rumsey and Dylan Deeney, respectively. Coronation took place at halftime of the footbll game. Rumsey is a senior accounting major from Higginsville, Mo. Deeney, also a senior, hails from Kansas City, Mo. and is majoring in biology. The CMU football team…

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Fayette city council discusses nuisance properties, awaits engineering report on downtown buildings

The Fayette City Council during its regular meeting October 15 discussed the recent inspection of four buildings on the historic courthouse square, the possibility of building a helipad, and complaints about downtown parking. First up, the board heard from Marsha Broadus and Troy Chapman with regard to ongoing issues with squatters inhabiting abandoned houses in…

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Ten years in prison for child molestation

“Go to hell.” Those were the words spoken to Vancleef Juleus Olson by his victim during a disposition hearing Monday morning in Boone County. Olson, 48, was sentenced to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on each of two counts of statutory sodomy. Olson, of Fayette, pleaded guilty to both unclassified felonies in…

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Area Sports

Eagles shock No. 9 Evangel

The Eagles had shown flashes of proficiency on the football field over the season, but they had failed to put a complete game together against a team with a winning record. That changed Saturday as Central Methodist had its way with No. 9 Evangel for 60 minutes in a 42-7 win on senior day at…

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Falcons can’t overcome mistakes at Carrollton

The Fayette football team was in position to recover from three first-half fumbles on Friday, trailing 13-8 with the ball at Carrollton’s 20-yard line early in the third quarter. A fourth fumble turned out to be a back-breaker. The Trojans drove 80 yards, scored on a 56-yard touchdown pass on third-and-13 and eventually took the…

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New Franklin boys win cross country district title

Five New Franklin runners came back from the district cross country meet with medals on Saturday. They also came back from the Bowling Green course with a championship plaque, the first district cross country title in school history. “I’ve been running cross country since seventh grade so it’s awesome to finally win,” said New Franklin…

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Harrisburg football starts fast, moves on

In week one, Harrisburg let a third-quarter lead slip away in a 10-point loss to Paris. In the postseason rematch, the Bulldogs built a 30-8 third-quarter lead and hung on for a 30-24 win, the first playoff victory in program history. Harrisburg coach Steve Hopkins said that the experience gained by his young team made…

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Falcons beat Knox County to finish regular season

Both Knox County and Fayette were missing starting quarterbacks when they met in the final game of the regular season on Friday. Falcon replacements Ben Wells and Kaden Polson combined to complete four of six passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns as Fayette rolled to a 38-8 win. “I told those guys, get the…

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Falcon softball season ends at St. Elizabeth

The Falcon softball postseason run came to an end with a 7-2 loss at St. Elizabeth in the Class 1 sectionals on Wednesday. The Falcons drew six walks and had seven hits, but couldn’t match the Lady Hornets’ success at the plate with runners on base. “St. Elizabeth made plays,” Fayette coach Mike James said.…

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