Area News

Juneteenth plans announced

St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Juneteenth Celebration Committee will be hosting the 17th annual Juneteenth event June 8 to 10. The Howard County Health and Wellness  Council will also be a main sponsor. Most of the activities will take place downtown on the Courthouse Square. The event will kick off with a Juneteenth…

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End of classes but not end of work for New Franklin School Board

While reviewing the 2016-17 school year, the New Franklin School Board is still in the midst of plans for the 2017-18 school year. At their meeting Wednesday, May 17, the New Franklin School Board heard reports from staff wrapping up the school year.  The Elementary ended the year with 184 Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students…

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Fayette Pool Preparations, new business opening

Standing out among items covered at the Fayette City Council meeting on May 16 were preparations for opening the community swimming pool for 2017. According to City Administrator, Robin Triplett, thirty one requested pool passes had been distributed, and with a donation received that evening, all passes were covered by the generosity of local organizations,…

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Fayette R-III retirement issue solved

The Fayette R-III Board of Education meeting in regular session Wednesday learned  that even though the bus driver retirement issue was not a covered issue, M.U.S.I.C., the district’s insurance provider, will pay the employee portion of what is due to retirement as they want to support employee/employer relations. There is no longer a need for…

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Central Seniors Graduate With Honors Recognized on day of CMU Commencement

Central Methodist University recognized just under 400 bachelor’s degree recipients during its Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13. Out of them all, however, only eight individuals completed CMU’s Honors Program – receiving special recognition both before Commencement and during the ceremony. The Honors Program empowers students through alternative educational opportunities, according to Richard Bradley, program…

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Fayette High School Commencement

Fayette High School was electric with excitement for the 2017 Commencement Ceremonies which were held Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  Thirty nine Seniors were looking back at their time with each other while simultaneously looking forward to their futures. Early in the program, the seniors presented their parents with a rose; a symbol of…

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Area Sports

Local athletes punch their tickets to Jefferson City

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR After all the practices, duel meets and triangulars, the district meets and sectionals, the day is just over the horizon for the top track and field athletes in the state. The MSHSAA track and field championships will be held May 19-20 at Jefferson City High School. Athletes from around Howard…

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Bulldogs advance to district final

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Freshman Brayden Hudson was the shortest person on the field in Harrisburg’s district semifinal game against New Bloomfield on May 15, but he came up with big hits in key situations. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Hudson turned on a 3-1 pitch and sent it into the gap…

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Clark track sets two new records

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Clark Middle School assistant track and field coach Micah Brimer said he told Breanna Estes to give it all she had on her last throw at the Lewis and Clark Middle School Relays. The conference meet was held at Central Methodist University on May 9. Her last throw at that…

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Falcons show grit in loss to Pilot Grove

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons (4-9) ended their regular season with an 11-7 loss to the Pilot Grove Tigers (8-5) at Estes Field on May 9. The theme of the game was Senior Night. Six seniors were recognized on the field after the game had ended: Hunter Heath, Babrack Roberts, Robby Robinson,…

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Clark Middle School coach bids farewell

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Chad Hall stood before the crowd inside the Middle School cafeteria to pass out athetic awards to the softball team and boys basketball team. Before he began handing out certificates, he announced that he was leaving Clark to become the pricipal at Keytesville. “I’m sad to leave, but excited to…

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Running for Independence

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Head coach Tom Oakley sat with a smile on his face near the end of the Class 2 District 7 meet on May 6 at Putnam County High School. Some of his athletes qualified to advance to the sectional meet on May 13 in at William Chrisman High School in…

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