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Fayette Schools welcome new faculty

Fayette Schools are starting classes this week.  While students may be reluctant for their summer break to end, almost a dozen shining new faces are excited about the new year. Educators from all three Fayette Schools shared a little about themselves as they prepared for the first day of school. Please help welcome the following…

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Emergency Agencies make plans for Solar Eclipse

Emergency Services Management agency and Directors Bryan Kunze and Bill John have information to share with Howard County residents regarding the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday. Some area residents are skeptical of the predicted influx of visitors for the celestial event. Despite this, the Katy Roundhouse Campground in New Franklin is booked full, even adding…

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Fair On The Square Welcomes CMU Students Community invited to welcome them back

An annual fall rite of return for Central Methodist University students is being planned. The gathering, Fair on the Square, is an opportunity for students to meet and get to know people both on the campus and in the community. Area residents are invited to attend the annual Fair on the Square to greet returning…

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Ninth annual Fayette Festival of the Arts enthusiasm not dampened by weather

Under cloudy skies and the threat of rain The Howard County Courthouse square was  overrun with people until the rain came in the afternoon Saturday during the Fayette Festival of the Arts. Live music, art shows, the quilt show, good food and cool temperatures in the mid-70’s were enjoyed by a big crowd.  It is…

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Mowing, sewer and theft topics of Fayette City Council

Fayette City Council further discussed the items voiced by guests at their July 18 meeting. Mowing continues to be a big topic of the council meetings. The search for a boom mower has been a difficult one. Very few seem to be available unless brand new and very expensive. The council has mulled over foregoing…

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Coyote Hill expanding

Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home, a professional, yet traditional home environment for abused and neglected children, is partnering with the community to build a new 5,500 square foot home. Building another home for abused and neglected children has been a community effort. On Saturday, Aug. 26th Coyote Hill will be joined by men and women…

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Area Sports

Falcons have mixture of experience and new faces in 2017

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons literally got off to a running start in their first year under head coach Roger VanDeZande. In VanDeZande’s first year, Fayette rushed for 3,276 yards per game, averaging 297.8 yards per game over an 11-game span. A vast bulk of that rushing production returns for the 2017…

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Bulldogs hope added depth can equate to wins

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Bulldogs finished the 2016 season with a 1-9 record, but that doesn’t reflect how the team played those 10 games from a year ago. The program was still quite new, being in only its fourth year of existence. Head coach Travis Kinkade had his first senior class that…

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Rivalries can’t be manufactured

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR SEC Media Days took place earlier this month in Hoover, Alabama, and one of the storylines from that week involved both Arkansas and Missouri. The storyline I’m referring to is about the Battle Line Rivalry, the rivalry that “began” when the two teams became permanent cross-division rivals beginning with the…

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Passion for the games

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR If you watched a Central Methodist Eagles online broadcast this past year, you likely heard the voice of Quintin Norris doing the play-by-play. Norris has done in-game commentary on cmueagles.com for some of the athletic programs at CMU, those being men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball. Norris said…

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Hey now, you’re an All-Star

  BY MASON STORNELLO SPORTS REPORTER After a 6-10 campaign in their first season in the Boonville league with the 13-15-year-old Fayette team, three 15-year-old players found another opportunity to test their baseball merit. After voting by a panel of coaches from each of the seven teams in the League, Fayette boasted three players among…

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Major League Baseball’s next home run chase is heating up

By Mike Ursery SPORTS EDITOR Do you remember the 1998 Major League Baseball season? Do you remember the home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa? Two players were on pace to break Roger Maris’ season home run record, when he hit 61 home runs in 1961. It was only a matter of who…

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