Community Events

Ongoing Events • The Fayette Area Common Fund is accepting donations. Donations can be made at Commercial Trust Company or mailed to Commercial Trust Co. Attn. Julie McAnelly, PO Box 471, Fayette, MO 65248. Make checks payable to Howard County Community Foundation (marked as “Common Fund”). Donations are tax deductible. • The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of…

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Eagles shock No. 9 Evangel

The Eagles had shown flashes of proficiency on the football field over the season, but they had failed to put a complete game together against a team with a winning record. That changed Saturday as Central Methodist had its way with No. 9 Evangel for 60 minutes in a 42-7 win on senior day at…

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Falcons can’t overcome mistakes at Carrollton

The Fayette football team was in position to recover from three first-half fumbles on Friday, trailing 13-8 with the ball at Carrollton’s 20-yard line early in the third quarter. A fourth fumble turned out to be a back-breaker. The Trojans drove 80 yards, scored on a 56-yard touchdown pass on third-and-13 and eventually took the…

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New Franklin boys win cross country district title

Five New Franklin runners came back from the district cross country meet with medals on Saturday. They also came back from the Bowling Green course with a championship plaque, the first district cross country title in school history. “I’ve been running cross country since seventh grade so it’s awesome to finally win,” said New Franklin…

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Harrisburg football starts fast, moves on

In week one, Harrisburg let a third-quarter lead slip away in a 10-point loss to Paris. In the postseason rematch, the Bulldogs built a 30-8 third-quarter lead and hung on for a 30-24 win, the first playoff victory in program history. Harrisburg coach Steve Hopkins said that the experience gained by his young team made…

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Falcons beat Knox County to finish regular season

Both Knox County and Fayette were missing starting quarterbacks when they met in the final game of the regular season on Friday. Falcon replacements Ben Wells and Kaden Polson combined to complete four of six passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns as Fayette rolled to a 38-8 win. “I told those guys, get the…

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Falcon softball season ends at St. Elizabeth

The Falcon softball postseason run came to an end with a 7-2 loss at St. Elizabeth in the Class 1 sectionals on Wednesday. The Falcons drew six walks and had seven hits, but couldn’t match the Lady Hornets’ success at the plate with runners on base. “St. Elizabeth made plays,” Fayette coach Mike James said.…

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Fayette schools hope to add in-town bus stops

The Fayette school district began exploring ways to once again pick up students for school who live inside the Fayette city limits. Assistant superintendent Brent Doolin is spearheading the effort. The district currently has about 100 open seats on its busses, which could be open to students living in town. While in-town routes would not…

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Lots of spooky fun on tap for Halloween

There are plenty of activities coming up for Halloween enthusiasts. First up is the annual fall festival at the Howard County library on Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. Children are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy Halloween games and a photo booth. There will be free books and treats. On Saturday the GFWC…

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