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Tax Rate, Municipal Court, Police pay, all topics at Fayette City Council

After a tax rate hearing, the Fayette City Council considered a new plan for Municipal Court, Police Department pay, approval of a liquor license, among other items during a busy meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 15. Associate Circuit Judge, Mason Gebhardt and Fayette City Prosecuting Attorney, Deborah Riekhof were present to answer any questions from the council. …

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New Franklin School Board approves Tax Rate, prepares for new year

The New Franklin School Board held a Tax Rate Hearing prior to their regularly scheduled meeting, Wednesday evening, Aug. 16.  The only change to the tax rate is switching 0.18 of one cent r from the operating levy to the debt service levy.  There is no actual change in total taxes levied. The rest of…

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Fayette Municipal Court turned over to Circuit Court

The following statement was released by Howard County Associate Circuit Judge Mason Gebhardt: “The Fayette City Council voted at its August 15th meeting to have the Howard County Associate Court Judge take over as Municipal Judge pursuant to Section 479.040 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.  I have already been serving under as interim judge following…

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Fayette R-III approves tax levy for 2017-18

Meeting in regular session Wednesday August 16 the Fayette Board of Education approved the  tax rate for the 2016-17 school year. The applied tax rate for 2017 will be $4.2528 which is the same rate as last year. The Board approved the following items: The Annual Secretary of the Board Report for fiscal year 2017.…

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Area Sports

Falcons have mixture of experience and new faces in 2017

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Falcons literally got off to a running start in their first year under head coach Roger VanDeZande. In VanDeZande’s first year, Fayette rushed for 3,276 yards per game, averaging 297.8 yards per game over an 11-game span. A vast bulk of that rushing production returns for the 2017…

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Bulldogs hope added depth can equate to wins

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Bulldogs finished the 2016 season with a 1-9 record, but that doesn’t reflect how the team played those 10 games from a year ago. The program was still quite new, being in only its fourth year of existence. Head coach Travis Kinkade had his first senior class that…

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Rivalries can’t be manufactured

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR SEC Media Days took place earlier this month in Hoover, Alabama, and one of the storylines from that week involved both Arkansas and Missouri. The storyline I’m referring to is about the Battle Line Rivalry, the rivalry that “began” when the two teams became permanent cross-division rivals beginning with the…

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Passion for the games

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR If you watched a Central Methodist Eagles online broadcast this past year, you likely heard the voice of Quintin Norris doing the play-by-play. Norris has done in-game commentary on for some of the athletic programs at CMU, those being men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball. Norris said…

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Hey now, you’re an All-Star

  BY MASON STORNELLO SPORTS REPORTER After a 6-10 campaign in their first season in the Boonville league with the 13-15-year-old Fayette team, three 15-year-old players found another opportunity to test their baseball merit. After voting by a panel of coaches from each of the seven teams in the League, Fayette boasted three players among…

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Major League Baseball’s next home run chase is heating up

By Mike Ursery SPORTS EDITOR Do you remember the 1998 Major League Baseball season? Do you remember the home run chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa? Two players were on pace to break Roger Maris’ season home run record, when he hit 61 home runs in 1961. It was only a matter of who…

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