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Howard County Associate Judge Mason Gebhardt has announced that he is filing as a candidate in the 2018 August primary and November general election for another term on the Republican ticket. Gebhardt, with the exception of college, has been a life-long resident of Howard County. Born at Keller Hospital, he attended grade school at St.…

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2017 Pesticide Applicator Training Offered in Howard County

The University of Missouri Extension Office in Howard County will be offering two training sessions for pesticide applicator training on Feb. 1, in conjunction with the Keller Building Open House. Participants may choose from a time slot of 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Training will be in Conference Room #2 in the Keller Building in…

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Keller Building Open House and Photo Contest

On February 1, 2018 from 4 – 7 p.m. The Keller Building will hold an Open House to showcase the businesses and the services offered to Howard County. We welcome all community members of Howard County to attend. A FREE chili supper will be provided with the donation of a canned good or boxed food…

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CMU To Host MLK Luncheon

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Central Methodist University will host a luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 18 on the fourth floor of the Inman Student Community Center at 11:45 a.m. Serving as keynote speaker will be the Rev. Ivan Lee James, a member of the CMU Board of Trustees. Some student testimonials will…

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Fayette City Council sets Ad Hoc Committee

Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 2, the Fayette City Council met a mayoral candidate, heard a request for infrastructure changes, and discussed the Ad Hoc Pool committee. Candidate for mayor, Brian Cummiskey introduced himself to the council and audience. The council heard from Norma Frink who requested the city open Groce and Olen…

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Area Sports

Ursery: Which Chiefs are the real Chiefs?

The end of the year is upon us, and that represents a lot of different things for people. For some, it’s a new beginning, as they seek change while entering a new year. For others, it’s a time to reflect on all the events from 2017. For football fans, the end of December represents the…

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Lady Falcons defeat Madison to move closer to winning season

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Lady Falcons moved closer to their first winning season in nine years with an 11-1 win over the Madison Lady Panthers on Oct. 2. The Lady Falcons improved to 13-11 with the win, and need just one more to secure a record with more wins than losses when…

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Harrisburg seniors show out in win over Sturgeon

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs (8-13) bid farewell to six seniors, sending them out on a high note in a 7-5 win over the Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs (11-10) on Sept. 27. The home Lady Bulldogs squashed a four-run rally by Sturgeon in the top of the fifth inning. Harrisburg led 6-1…

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Even if you’re not a Royals fan, the end of this season should tug at the heartstrings

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The game on Sept. 28 between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers featured a heart-rending moment in the fifth inning. Danny Duffy made the start, and was taken out by Ned Yost with one out in the inning. Before leaving, Duffy gave a hug to first baseman Eric Hosmer.…

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Falcons run over Westran

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Fayette Falcons junior defensive back Drew Whitley came up with two key interceptions late to give the Fayette Falcons (4-1, 3-1 Lewis and Clark) a 38-29 upset victory over the No. 8 Westran Hornets (4-1, 3-1 Lewis and Clark) on Sept. 15 at Thomas S. Davis Memorial Field. With the…

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Lady Falcons beat Sturgeon in extra innings to win Fayette Tournament

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Fayette Lady Falcons (9-7) won a dramatic, back-and-forth game over the Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 Fayette Softball Tournament at Cox Softball Complex on Sept. 16. Sturgeon put together a rally late that tied the game 6-6. The game went into an eighth inning,where…

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