Area News

Juneteenth plans announced

St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Juneteenth Celebration Committee will be hosting the 17th annual Juneteenth event June 8 to 10. The Howard County Health and Wellness  Council will also be a main sponsor. Most of the activities will take place downtown on the Courthouse Square. The event will kick off with a Juneteenth…

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End of classes but not end of work for New Franklin School Board

While reviewing the 2016-17 school year, the New Franklin School Board is still in the midst of plans for the 2017-18 school year. At their meeting Wednesday, May 17, the New Franklin School Board heard reports from staff wrapping up the school year.  The Elementary ended the year with 184 Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students…

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Fayette Pool Preparations, new business opening

Standing out among items covered at the Fayette City Council meeting on May 16 were preparations for opening the community swimming pool for 2017. According to City Administrator, Robin Triplett, thirty one requested pool passes had been distributed, and with a donation received that evening, all passes were covered by the generosity of local organizations,…

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Fayette R-III retirement issue solved

The Fayette R-III Board of Education meeting in regular session Wednesday learned  that even though the bus driver retirement issue was not a covered issue, M.U.S.I.C., the district’s insurance provider, will pay the employee portion of what is due to retirement as they want to support employee/employer relations. There is no longer a need for…

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Central Seniors Graduate With Honors Recognized on day of CMU Commencement

Central Methodist University recognized just under 400 bachelor’s degree recipients during its Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13. Out of them all, however, only eight individuals completed CMU’s Honors Program – receiving special recognition both before Commencement and during the ceremony. The Honors Program empowers students through alternative educational opportunities, according to Richard Bradley, program…

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Fayette High School Commencement

Fayette High School was electric with excitement for the 2017 Commencement Ceremonies which were held Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  Thirty nine 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…

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New Franklin High School Graduation

Futures as bright and beautiful as the day began on Sunday, May 14, as New Franklin High School held their graduation exercises. The Class of 2017 graduated twenty seven seniors.  Senior Cassandra Armentrout was named Valedictorian, and Madison Maupin was named Salutatorian of the 2017 graduating class. Greg Early, New Franklin faculty, presented the Commencement…

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Graduation Caps 2016-17 At Central Methodist More than 430 degrees awarded

For more than 430 Central Methodist University students, this past Saturday (May 13) marked both the end of their degree program, and the start of better things to come. CMU held its on-campus Commencement and Baccalaureate ceremonies in Fayette, though the University has four more Commencement celebrations in other locations in the coming weeks and…

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Paper Poppies, part of world-wide history

The American Legion Auxiliary in Fayette has announced that Poppy Day in Fayette will be Friday morning, May 19.  Most have grown up seeing the bright red paper Poppies with their single leaf and little white tab, and that they are a fundraiser for the American Legion, but do we know the whole story of…

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