Area News

Samantha Nelson Crowned Missouri State Fair Queen

Attending the Missouri State Fair for the past 18 years and seeing the Fair queens smiling with their sashes and tiaras, Samantha Nelson now has her own. After receiving the title of Howard County Fair Queen in June, Nelson represented Howard County as one of the 48 contestants in the Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant.

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Closed for the Season

It’s August, and the Fayette City Swimming Pool has closed for the season, only two days early. The pool, which has drawn controversy in recent years, opened Memorial Day weekend.

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15th Annual Fair On The Square Chance to meet new and returning CMU students

Another school year is about to commence and with it comes the 15th annual Central Methodist University Fair on the Square, set for 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27.

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New Franklin Reviews New Policy and Citizen Concerns

Meeting in regular session, Monday evening, the city of New Franklin had a light agenda consisting primarily of regular business, an addition to the employee policy manual, and constituent concerns brought by an alderman.

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New Faces at the Fayette School District

There are nine new members of the Fayette R-III School District for the 2018-2019 school year. Front row from left: Robyn Eschenbrenner, Agricultural Education; Glenda Beardmore, High School Spanish; Stephanie Pendleton, Kindergarten; Deana Bartholomew, Middle School Science; Rocchina Bruner, High School English Language Arts; Mary Springer, First Grade. Back row from left: Charles Trick, Elementary…

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Unofficial Results From Tuesday’s Primary

The Howard County Health Ordinance that has divided much of Howard County during the last month was soundly upheld during Tuesday’s primary election. The measure, passed by commissioners in 2017 to thwart a concentrated hog feeding operation, commonly known as a CAFO, was placed on the ballot as an advisory vote. County voters supported the…

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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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