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FHS football coach Roger VanDeZande resigns

After three seasons as the head coach of the Fayette Falcons, Roger VanDeZande has resigned so he may pursue the same position at Russellville.

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Fayette Main St. to hire executive director

Fayette Main Street took a major step forward with the news that the group will hire an executive director. The creation of the position is made possible by a $10,000 grant from Missouri Main Street Connection that is contingent on additional monetary pledges totalling at least $20,000 each year for the next two years.

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Search on for man accused of posing as police officer

Fayette police are searching for a man who allegedly impersonated a police officer Friday night. He reportedly pulled over a vehicle on Highway 5 near where it intersects with Lucky Street. He used a siren and a spotlight, but did not identify himself as law enforcement, nor did he ask for a driver’s license or…

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NF man arrested for unlawful possession of firearm

New Franklin police on April 10 arrested Ian Brennan, 60, for alleged unlawful possession of a firearm. Brennan remains in the Howard County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.

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New Franklin swears in new mayor

The Council Chamber in New Franklin was packed with a full house Monday evening, April 8, in anticipation of the council meeting, swearing in of new officials, and retirement of a long-time city employee. The meeting, however, was canceled, due to lack of a quorum. 

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An evening of theater

On Monday, April 15, students from the Creative Arts and Children’s Literature classes at CMU will present an evening of Theater. Central students will perform puppet shows and Kamishibai stories, a form of Japanese street theater and storytelling using illustrated cards.

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Area Sports

Henderson sets new Fayette discus record for third time

For the third time this track and field season, sophomore Josh Henderson has set a new Fayette High School boys discus record.

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Bulldogs rally to down Falcons at Lewis and Clark Tournament

When the Fayette Falcons and the Harrisburg Bulldogs met on April 3, the Falcons used a dramatic, late-inning rally to take a 12-10 win.  The two teams were paired against each other in the opening round of the 2019 Lewis and Clark Baseball Tournament. This time, the tables had turned. The Bulldogs used a six-run…

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Middle School track and field host Clark Relays at Central Methodist

The Clark Middle School boys and girls track and field teams hosted the Clark Middle School Relays on April 12 at Davis Field in Fayette. Clark, Harrisburg, New Franklin and Glasgow were the four area schools in attendance. 

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Falcons use combined no-hitter to defeat Stover

The Fayette Falcons (2-2, 0-1 Lewis and Clark) picked up a win over the past week, but dropped two more. They defeated the Stover Bulldogs 14-0, but dropped an 8-7 decision to the Salisbury Panthers, and were shut out 13-0 by the Cole Camp Bluebirds. Junior Jack Kindle and freshman Tyler Bartholomew combined for a…

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Henderson breaks Fayette record in discus… again

Fayette sophomore Josh Henderson set a new school record for the boys discus at the Macon Open, and then set a new record again at the Westran Open on March 20. Henderson’s distance at the Macon Open was 148 feet, eight inches. At the Westran Open, he threw the discus 150 feet, nine inches, beating…

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Eagles earn sweep, but have yet to play their best baseball

The No. 16 Central Methodist baseball Eagles have won 20 of their first 25 games, and nine of their first 10 games in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. Despite all this, head coach Nate Breland said they still have yet to play their best baseball. 

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