Area News

Two dead after head-on crash on Hwy. 87

Two men were killed in a car crash on Highway 87 in Howard County yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. just north of Route K when a southbound 2004 Dodge Neon, driven by Hannah N. Norris, 18, of Glasgow, crossed the center line. Kenneth A. Huddle, 75, of Keytesville, was traveling north…

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Light Agenda for New Franklin City Council

The New Franklin City Council held a brief meeting Monday, with the meeting lasting little more than 10 minutes. After the opening Pledge of Allegiance and approval of the agenda, minutes from the previous meeting were approved, as well a minutes from the Tax Levy meeting held Aug. 29.

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Health and Wellness Council Town Hall Monday

The Howard County Health and Wellness Council (HCHWC) has scheduled a Town-Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Fayette First Christian Church.

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Fayette City Council Holds Busy Meeting

The Fayette City Council had a full agenda when it met in regular session Tuesday, Sept. 4. Topics covered included insurance, the city’s website, a Fire Department ordinance, propane bids, and departmental cell phones.

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Hoagenson Pressures Hartzler on Debates

There is not a debate planned for Tuesday night at Central Methodist University, despite what a press release from Democrat hopeful Renee Hoagenson said.

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Cathy Thogmorton Retires From Central Methodist University


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Area Sports

Lady Bulldogs bring mixture of veteran leadership and youth in 2018

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Replacing six players in Class 1 softball can be a not so easy task, but it will be expected of New Franklin Lady Bulldogs head coach Ross Dowell in 2018. New Franklin bid farewell to five seniors at the conclusion of the 2017 high school softball season. That sixth…

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Higbee Lady Tigers aim for winning season in 2018

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Higbee Lady Tigers have one goal in 2018 — to finish the year with a winning record. Head coach Amy Pottebaum’s Lady Tigers went 2-13 in 2017 with a team that was fairly young and inexperienced. This season, Higbee has seven starters returning, and the team is primed…

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Rudi Roeslein plans to save the planet with native grasses

BY BRANDON BUTLER Rudi Roeslein is the epitome of the American Dream. He was 7-years old when his family immigrated from Austria to the United States. His possessions fit in the backpack he was carrying. Today, Roeslein is a very successful businessman who revolutionized the manufacturing of aluminum cans through his processes of modular engineering.…

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CMU head coach David Calloway speaks at Heart Football Media Day

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Heart of America Athletic Conference held its 2018 Media Day ahead of the upcoming football season on July 30. The event was held at the Embasssy Suites Hotel in Olathe, Kansas. Head coaches from all 12 schools were available to answer questions about their teams. The Heart’s preseason coaches…

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Boonville 12U All-Stars win first game at Babe Ruth World Series

Preslee Sunderland and Skylar Sunderland combined for a no-hitter in the first game of the 2018 Babe Ruth Softball 12U World Series. The Boonville 12U All-Stars defeated the Mount Olive Marauders 3-2 in the tournament’s opening game, held in Jensen Beach, Florida, on July 30. Preslee Sunderland started in the circle and pitched five innings,…

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Boonville 12U All-Stars are World Series-bound after winning Midwest Plains title

              BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Summer is past its halfway point and school starts in less than a month, but a softball team comprised of players from Fayette and Boonville are still playing. The Boonville 12U All-Stars, with eight players from Boonville and five from Fayette, are heading…

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J.B. Andrews 1934-2018
Ruth Owen 1916-2018
Phillip Wilkinson 1957-2018
Maurice (Tiny) Gilbert Richey 1935-2018
Ross (Nate) Conway 1948-2018
Ada Mae Townlain 1937-2018

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