Area News

New addition to medical staff at University Physicians-Fayette Medical Clinic

The University Physicians-Fayette Medical Clinic welcomes a new Nurse Practitioner to their staff of medical providers.  Ashley Edelen, FNP has joined the clinic on a full time basis.  She will be providing a wide range of primary care services including pediatric to geriatric care. Edelen has been at the clinic getting acquainted with staff, providers,…

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City of Fayette loses water

Fayette residents found themselves without water Wednesday night.  In March, the City made the switch to receive water distribution from the new Howard County Regional Water Commission. Plans were made for the final disconnection from the former city-owned water plant in such a way that the Fayette would not have the need to have water…

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This is Memorial Day weekend, a time to remember those who died in military service and loved ones in general. It also marks the unofficial beginning of summer as families enjoy cookouts and travel. In Fayette, the traditional service of remembrance will take place beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday on the south side of the…

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Annual Katy Bridge Wine Walk set for June 3

History, spirits, food, music and entertainment will be part of the mix in Boonville the first Saturday in June as mid-Missourians converge for the seventh annual “Spirits of the Katy Bridge Wine Walk.” The event is a fund-raiser for the development of the iconic Missouri River Katy Bridge and will run – rain or shine…

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Kayla Kelly Named New CMU Chaplain Takes reins on July 10

Kayla Kelly, a 2013 graduate of Central Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and philosophy, has been appointed the new chaplain of the CMU-Fayette campus. She graduated in May from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey with a dual program of master of divinity and an MACEF in ministry with young…

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Memorial Day Services planned at Courthouse

Memorial Day weekend is a time set aside to honor those who have fallen in military service and all loved ones who have passed. The actual legal holiday is Monday, May 29. Banks, schools, government offices, the newspaper office, and most businesses will be closed that day; however, C&R Supermarket and Casey’s will maintain regular…

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Area Sports

Lady Falcons take one last flight

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR May 20 marked the end of the 2017 high school track and field season. It was the last day of the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships for Class 1 and Class 2. For three Fayette senios – Natalie Bishop, Jada Gaines and Abbie Jefferies – it was the last day…

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Harrisburg sets new school records at state

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Harrisburg track and field will have to make changes to the record books, after two new school records were set at the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships. Senior Noah Strawn set a new record in the 800 (1:59.22), breaking the mark set by Kerry Pudenz in 1983 (1:59.60). The girls…

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Glasgow finishes season with nine All-State athletes

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Nine Glasgow athletes took home 19 medals after the conclusion of the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships, held in Jefferson City May 19-20. Senior Hayden Hackman won four medals during the two-day span. Hackman won third place in the 1600 (4:31.50) and fifth place in the discus (138-03). He narrowly…

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New Franklin girls win eighth in 4×200

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR New Franklin head track and field coach Adam Quest described the MSHSAA Track and Field Championships as a roller coaster of emotions. Quest had runners competing in both the 4×100 and the 4×200 in Jefferson City on May 19 and May 20. Those four runners – senior Madison Maupin, juniors…

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Higbee runs 4×200 despite being overshadowed by uncertainty

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Higbee head track and field coach Jon Bishop said he though his girls 4×200 team had an outside chance at making finals after running their race on May 19. Bishop said his team finished in seventh place in their heat during the prelims. However, there was an issue with the…

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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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