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Twelve vie for Miss Howard County Queen and Teen titles

One of these young women will be crowned Miss Howard County Queen and another will be crowned Miss Howard County Teen. The contest will begin at 7 p.m. next Wednesday with queen candidates and teen candidates showing their poise, talent and wit. There will be winners announced in various categories including talent, evening gown, interview…

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Juneteenth 18th Annual Celebration: Stick with love
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Big crowd attends Optimist tractor pull

Above: Dave Jones driving a JD 7830 “Blowin Bucks.” Below: Brandon Peterson of Prescott, Ia. driving an IH 1206 “Rollin Coal.” Over 1,500 people attended. Black smoke was rolling at the Fayette Optimist Club 41st Annual Power Pull held Saturday at the Howard County Fairgrounds. More than 1,500 spectators watched pullers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas,…

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Howard Electric Cooperative hosts 82nd Membership meeting

Howard Electric Cooperative’s 82nd annual meeting was held Monday night at the Fayette High School gym. General Manager Richard Fowler presided over the meeting with over 550 cooperative members and guests in attendance. The Board of Directors were elected in Districts 2 and 3. Oran Boulden was elected in District 2. Marvin Hilgedick and George…

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Mr. and Ms. Juneteenth Announced

The Juneteenth Committee is pleased to introduce Mr. and Ms. Juneteenth for 2018; Keonna Bush and Jonathan Gaines-Jackman. Keonna Bush is Ms. Juneteenth 2018. Keonna is the daughter of Curtis Jackman and the late Patricia Bush. A 2017 graduate of Central Methodist University, Keonna received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She has been employed…

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Juneteenth Committee Announces Grand Marshals

The Junteenth Committee introduces the Grand Marshals for the 2018 Juneteenth Parade. Cathy Cox We are proud to honor Cathy Cox as one of the Grand Marshals for 2018. Cathy is a longtime member of Faith Family Church in Fayette. She has numerous gifts including musical talent where she is lead worshiper, singer, keys, and…

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Area Sports

Hudson named First Team All-State by MBCA

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg junior catcher Brayden Hudson was named First Team All-State by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association. The announcement was made on June 14. Hudson played in 21 games for the Bulldogs in 2018, all at the catcher position. He served as the team’s leadoff hitter. “Brayden played a major role…

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Indiana Dunes State Park a Place to Camp

BY BRANDON BUTLER You don’t have to travel to the Gulf of Mexico or either coast to experience long, white sandy beaches stretching along the shoreline of water you can’t see across. America’s Great Lakes are an inland ocean, and I am particularly fond of Lake Michigan. I’m pretty sure it was in the 5th…

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Glasgow girls track and field take fourth place at MSHSAA State Track and Field Championships

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR May 19 was a monumental day for the Glasgow girls track and field program. The team finished in fourth place overall, while the 4×400 relay finished in first place in the 4×400 finals and set a new school record. These things took place at the Class 1 and Class…

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Harrisburg loses to Russellville in district championship game

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Bulldogs (11-12) advanced to the Class 2 District 7 championship game for a second straight year, losing 6-3 against the Russellville Indians (17-13) on May 16 in New Bloomfield. It was the second straight time the Bulldogs met the Indians in the Class 2 District 7 championship…

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Dunivent medals at State with third place finish in shot put

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Fayette junior Chris Dunivent became an All-State track and field athlete on May 19, placing third in the shot put at the Class 1 and Class 2 State Track and Field Championships. Dunivent recorded a new personal best (48-10.5) and finished in third place, making him a state medalist. The…

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