Area News

Local veterans to receive Quilts of Valor

Two local veterans will be honored with Quilts of Valor on Sunday, 2 p.m., at the Memorial Day Service in Fayette on the south side of the courthouse. The Peacemakers Quilters will present the quilts to Ardyth Delane Blaise and George Travis Nation. Following are biographies of the two men. ARDYTH DELANE BLAISE Air Traffic…

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Fayette Fire Coverage, Zoning Change, and NO SWIMMING at D.C. Rogers

Fayette City Council met in regular session May 15. During the meeting they heard from guests, discussed zoning and solid waste disposal. Brooke Emmerich representing CMU Enactus spoke to the council. (Enactus is a business entrepreneurial organization on campus which works with the Rainbow Network helping create start-up businesses for individuals in Nicaragua.) The organization…

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New Franklin Schools Superintendent Retires

New Franklin School Board President Travis Hundley presents retiring Superintendent David Haggard with a plaque in appreciation of his 18 years of service to New Franklin Schools. The presentation was made during a reception held in Haggard’s honor May 15. Prior to their regular May meeting, the New Franklin School Board recognized retiring Superintendent David…

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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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Area Sports

Glasgow girls track and field take fourth place at MSHSAA State Track and Field Championships

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR May 19 was a monumental day for the Glasgow girls track and field program. The team finished in fourth place overall, while the 4×400 relay finished in first place in the 4×400 finals and set a new school record. These things took place at the Class 1 and Class…

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Harrisburg loses to Russellville in district championship game

  BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The Harrisburg Bulldogs (11-12) advanced to the Class 2 District 7 championship game for a second straight year, losing 6-3 against the Russellville Indians (17-13) on May 16 in New Bloomfield. It was the second straight time the Bulldogs met the Indians in the Class 2 District 7 championship…

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Dunivent medals at State with third place finish in shot put

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Fayette junior Chris Dunivent became an All-State track and field athlete on May 19, placing third in the shot put at the Class 1 and Class 2 State Track and Field Championships. Dunivent recorded a new personal best (48-10.5) and finished in third place, making him a state medalist. The…

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Hudson named All-State athlete, Higbee’s first

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Jason Hudson finished in eighth place in the boys javelin at the MSHSAA Class1 and Class 2 State Track and Field Championships on May 19, making him the first All-State athlete in Higbee track nad field program history. Hudson’s best distance (150-2) set a new school record, and was enough…

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Kimball named Fayette girls basketball coach

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR Valerie Kimball has been named as the new head girls basketball coach at Fayette. She was announced as the new coach on May 16. Kimball graduated from Central Methodist University in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is currently in her third year…

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CMU loses to Columbia College in Fayette Bracket final

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR The No. 18 Central Methodist softball Eagles (43-12) saw their season come to an end at the Fayette Bracket final on May 16. The Fayette Bracket was held at Cox Softball Complex May 14-16. CMU was selected as a host for the 2018 NAIA Softball Championship. The Eagles played host…

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