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Twelve vie for Miss Howard County Queen and Teen titles

One of these young women will be crowned Miss Howard County Queen and another will be crowned Miss Howard County Teen. The contest will begin at 7 p.m. next Wednesday with queen candidates and teen candidates showing their poise, talent and wit. There will be winners announced in various categories including talent, evening gown, interview…

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Big crowd attends Optimist tractor pull

Above: Dave Jones driving a JD 7830 “Blowin Bucks.” Below: Brandon Peterson of Prescott, Ia. driving an IH 1206 “Rollin Coal.” Over 1,500 people attended. Black smoke was rolling at the Fayette Optimist Club 41st Annual Power Pull held Saturday at the Howard County Fairgrounds. More than 1,500 spectators watched pullers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas,…

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Howard Electric Cooperative hosts 82nd Membership meeting

Howard Electric Cooperative’s 82nd annual meeting was held Monday night at the Fayette High School gym. General Manager Richard Fowler presided over the meeting with over 550 cooperative members and guests in attendance. The Board of Directors were elected in Districts 2 and 3. Oran Boulden was elected in District 2. Marvin Hilgedick and George…

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Mr. and Ms. Juneteenth Announced

The Juneteenth Committee is pleased to introduce Mr. and Ms. Juneteenth for 2018; Keonna Bush and Jonathan Gaines-Jackman. Keonna Bush is Ms. Juneteenth 2018. Keonna is the daughter of Curtis Jackman and the late Patricia Bush. A 2017 graduate of Central Methodist University, Keonna received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She has been employed…

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Juneteenth Committee Announces Grand Marshals

The Junteenth Committee introduces the Grand Marshals for the 2018 Juneteenth Parade. Cathy Cox We are proud to honor Cathy Cox as one of the Grand Marshals for 2018. Cathy is a longtime member of Faith Family Church in Fayette. She has numerous gifts including musical talent where she is lead worshiper, singer, keys, and…

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New Franklin finds old water lines active

Water was the main topic at the June regular meeting of the New Franklin City Council, Monday. City staff has been working to locate damaged lines. In doing so, they have uncovered other issues. Water lines which were believed to be shut off from service in 1998 have found to be live. Some are providing…

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Optimist Fishing Derby reels in the Fun

Overcast weather did not deter the fishing faithful for the Optimist Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2. The Lodge, just south of Fayette on Highway DD, welcomed youth of all ages to their lake to test fishing skills. And the fish were biting! Whether participants were new beginners needing help from mom or dad;…

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