Area News

New Franklin Celebrates 43rd annual Santa Fe Trail Days

It was a beautiful, sunny and unseasonably warm day, Saturday, Sept. 16, for the 43rd Annual Santa Fe Trail Days Parade. Spirits were high and smiles could be found everywhere in downtown New Franklin. Each Fall, New Franklin celebrates its heritage as the official beginning of the Santa Fe Trail.  The Santa Fe Trail was…

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Peacemakers donate to Food Pantry

Because of another very successful Quilt Show, the Peacemakers Quilting Group was able to present David Overstreet, Fayette Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry director, with a check for the Food Pantry in the amount of $1500 on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Attending the presentation were Dorothy Jean Ayres, Connie Shay, David Overstreet, Linda Lembke and  Julie Menees. …

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Corn harvest has started in Howard County

The corn harvest has started across Howard County. Last week there were quite a few combines running all over Howard County. Kircher Farms of New Franklin harvested some high moisture corn  a couple of weeks ago. This was the second farm that they harvested starting September 11. The moisture content of the corn was 15%…

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Constitution Week is this week

This week is Constitution week. Constitution Week is an American observance to commemorate  America’s most important document.  The observance runs annually from September 17 to September 23. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights. This celebration of the Constitution…

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Autumn season begins Friday!

It is the summer’s great last heat, It is the fall’s first chill: They meet. –Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt Autumn begins Friday afternoon at 3:02 p.m., also known as the autumnal equinox. On the autumnal equinox, day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in…

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Santa Fe Trail Days this weekend

New Franklin’s Annual Santa Fe Trail Days celebration is scheduled for this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16.  This will be the 43rd year for the event. Activities for all ages will take place in downtown New Franklin beginning with Kids Night at 6 p.m. on Friday.  Little Mr. & Miss sign up…

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Fayette moves on utilities, pay increases, mowing, Community Improvement District

Insurance, utilities, attorney resignation, Police Department pay, CID, and mowing were a few of the items covered by Fayette’s City Council, Tuesday, Sept 5. Caleb Walker, from Walker-Winter Insurance had prepared an insurance renewal for the council’s review.  Walker noted there was not much change in coverage or price. John Geha, property developer, shared concerns…

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French organ music to be featured at First Christian Church Sunday

The Central Missouri Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in collaboration with the First Christian Church of Fayette will present a concert of French Organ music on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 4:00 P.M. The concert will be played on the French Organ suite of the church’s Allen Digital Organ. The instrument has seven…

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