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Fayette High School Commencement 2018

Fayette High School 2018 Commencement Ceremonies were held Friday, May 11. Forty three 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 recognition and gratitude for the support and guidance their parents…

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New Franklin Class of 2018 Graduates
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Commencement Crowns Excellent Year For CMU

The ultimate celebration for students at Central Methodist University occurred on Saturday, May 12, when 411 students graduated on the Fayette campus. Students earned master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Fayette and the College of Graduate and Extended Studies across the state and online. The day began…

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Fayette R-IIII says goodbye to Monnig and Chambers

Members of the Fayette school district and community members celebrated Jean Monnig and Doug Chambers retirement party Wednesday at the Commercial Trust Community Room. Guests were served cake and punch. Monnig taught Math for 16 years at Fayette and has 30 years combined teaching. Chambers was the Vocational Ag teacher and taught 19 years at…

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Lincoln Public School Committee plans Memorial Weekend events

The Lincoln Public School Memorial Committee is planning a big weekend of events over the Memorial Day Holiday. Events include their annual reception and banquet, presentation of the Committee’s scholarship and Teacher of the Year recipients and a worship service. On Saturday, May 26, the annual banquet will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church…

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HELP! Make Fayette’s 4th of July the best ever!

My first 4th of July in Fayette was when I was five. I have faithfully returned to Fayette every year since then. It is my home. When Ann Schnell gave up the reins last year, I said, “No, we cannot let the 4th of July die. It’s a tradition.” What a wonderful celebration of our…

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Area Sports

Dawson qualifies for Class 1 State Golf

Harrisburg sends three golfers to the Class 1 Sectional 3 Championships in Huntsville BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons golft team traveled to Huntsville, Missouri, for the Class 1 Sectoinal 3 championships on May 7. Four members of the Fayette golf team – Blake Dawson, Jace Udy, Tate Beeler and Dylan Asbury –…

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Falcons extend track and field season with trip to sectionals

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette track and field program saw significant turnover after last season. Head coach Tom Oakley led two teams into the 2018 campaign with several new faces. Oakley said before the start of the season that he would do a lot of moving around, finding out events where people belong,…

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Harrisburg, New Franklin and Higbee sending athletes to sectional meet

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The boys and girls track and field teams for Harrisburg, Higbee and New Franklin all traveled to La Plata, Missouri, for the Class 1 District 2 Championships on May 5. The day was unofficially recognized as Cinco de Mayo, which is pointlessly celebrated by people in the United States, but…

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Glasgow to send 17 athletes to sectionals

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Glasgow track and field Yellowjackets are sending 17 athletes into the next stage of the postseason, after they qualified at the Class 1 District 6 Championships in Higginsville, Missouri, on May 5. Senior Trace Thompson qualified in both the 200 and the 400. He finished in second place (23.70)…

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Higbee hosts Glasgow on Senior Night, winning 12-5

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Higbee baseball Tigers (2-7) hosted the Glasgow Yellowjackets (1-3) on May 1. Higbee designated the game as Senior Night. The Tigers won the game 12-5. Higbee used a pair of three-run innings to pull away from the Yellowjackets. With a 6-4 lead, the Tigers scored three runs in the…

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CMU softball falls short in Heart Tournament championship bid

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The No. 19 Central Methodist softball Eagles advanced to the finals in the Heart of American Athletic Conference Softball Tournament, where they met the No. 17 Grand View Vikings. CMU lost the first game against Grand View 9-5. Since it was the Eagles’ first loss, a second game was required…

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