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Courts Side with City Against Suit by Ambulance District

The Missouri Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a lawsuit brought by the Howard County Ambulance District against the City of Fayette. The decision effectively upholds a ruling from Judge Cynthia Suter of the Circuit Court of Howard County, which found on July 26, 2017, that the city is not required to…

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Work began Thursday on the walking trail at Ricketts Lake (also commonly known as the Old City Lake) in Fayette. City and county crews will replace the gravel trail that encircles the lake with a five-foot wide cement track. The majority of the roughly $300,000 project is being paid for by a grant from the…

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Higbee Distiller to Host Cancer Benefit Saturday

Skullsplitter Spirits in Higbee will host a cancer benefit Saturday. The Third Annual Beat Multiple Myeloma Fundraiser will run from 12-5 p.m. at its facility at 9603 Highway B. This is the third annual event to benefit this Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). And one that is quite close to home for owner and distiller…

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FHS Student Selected for NRA Youth Summit in DC

Emma Hoover, a senior at Fayette High School, was selected to participate in the National Rifle Association’s annual National Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.). The a seven-day, expense paid educational experience in Washington, D.C. for outstanding rising high school juniors and seniors took place July 9-15. While in the nation’s capital, Hoover will learn the significance…

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Fayette Celebrates Independence Day with Fun and Fireworks in the City Park

Fayette and Howard County residents braved triple-digit heat indices last Wednesday for the Independence Day celebration at the Fayette City Park. Cathy Thogmorton, along with a bevy of volunteers, put together the day-long event for the community. The event consisted of a full day of activities. A 3K run/walk at the Fayette Golf Course was…

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Area Sports

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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Belgium youth basketball invades Harrisburg

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg High School hosted an event last week that is becoming an annual tradition. Harrisburg boys basketball coach Kyle Fisher and Harrisburg girls basketball coach Ryan Richardson, along with other members of the Harrisburg staff, played hosts to the Belgium Youth Sports Exchange. The Belgium Youth Sports Lions, the name…

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Success becoming a tradition at Fayette ATA Karate Elite

Since opening in July 2013, ATA Karate Elite of Fayette has consistently produced champions at both the state and district levels. ATA Karate Elite is a taekwondo school located in downtown Fayette. It’s owned an operated by Jason Jones. Jones opened the school in 2013, after his parents were involved in a fatal motorcycle accident.…

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Walker-Winter Insurance hosts youth golf clinic at Fayette Golf Course
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Four from Fayette part of Boonville 12U state championship team

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Four from Fayette are part of the Boonville 12U All-Stars, who will play for the right to go to the Babe Ruth World Series in Florida. The Boonville 12U All-Stars won the Missouri Babe Ruth State Tournament, held in Scott City. The Boonville 12U All-Stars have four players from Fayette…

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Three from Fayette are part of Boonville 8U All-Star team that wins state title

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Boonville 8U All-Stars captured the state title June 24 by finishing 5-0-1 in the Missouri Babe Ruth State Tournament in Scott City, Mo. After playing Heartland to a 5-5 tie on Thursday June 21st, the Boonville 8U All-Stars came back to beat Sikeston twice (5-3 and 10-2), SEMO, and…

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