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Getting ready for Homecoming
10/22/2014

Getting ready for Homecoming
From left, Delta Beta Tau fraternity members Taylor West, Shawn Whitley, Isaac Swoboda, Dakaray Chabaya, Harrison Hill and J.J. Kirwin decorated the Rosewood Antiques windows on Monday for the Central Methodist University Homecoming this weekend.



Bergstens will lead Homecoming parade as grand marshals
10/22/2014

Bergstens will lead Homecoming parade as grand marshals
C. Fred Bergsten and his wife Virginia Wood Bergsten are the CMU Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals.







Two vie for 47th state representative seat
10/22/2014

Two vie for 47th state representative seat
Two candidates seek the 47th State Representative seat: Republican Charles “Chuck” Basye and Democrat John Wright.
The 47th district includes southern Randolph County including Renick and Higbee; northwestern Boone County, including Harrisburg; parts of several wards in northern and western Columbia; Rocheport; about the eastern third of Howard County; and a strip of Cooper County east of Boonville.


New Franklin city council hears views on storage facility proposal
10/22/2014

Letting their attorney to speak for them, Sherri and Larry Kempf expressed a desire to compromise concerning their proposed storage facility near the Santa Fe Trail Monument at a public hearing held Monday in New Franklin. However, those who are opposed to the proposal were not persuaded to change their minds.
The Kempfs’ attorney, Brad Wooldridge, presented a revised proposal for storage facilities to be built near the Santa Fe Trail Monument. He addressed the New Franklin City Council and members of the public at the hearing.


Release of sex offender from jail investigated by MSHP
10/22/2014

On Sept. 26, Howard County Prosecutor Deborah K. Riekhof asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to investigate the allegations that a jailer failed to check for outstanding warrants and released a sex offender before the inmate completed his sentence.


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Fayette weathers storm at Westran
10/22/2014

Fayette weathers storm at Westran
Fayette would wrap up the regular season as it has for each of the past three seasons, playing the toughest team on its schedule.
Westran, ranked No. 3 in Class 1, would celebrate its Senior Night with a 52-12 win over the Falcons. However, Fayette left the field feeling much better than it had the previous week following a more lopsided loss to Salisbury.




Graceland upends Central Methodist with second-half comeback on Homecoming
10/22/2014

For the fourth week in a row, Central Methodist held a halftime lead. However, the Eagles’ 13-point advantage Saturday at Graceland wouldn’t hold up for a fourth-straight victory.
Instead, the Yellowjackets scored 21 unanswered points in the second half, snapping Central Methodist’s three-game win streak with a 31-23 victory at Lamoni, Iowa, in the HAAC Game of the Week. It was also Homecoming weekend at Graceland.


CMU women picked third in HAAC poll
10/22/2014

The Central Methodist women’s basketball team has been picked to finish third in the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason poll, voted on by the 10 coaches in the league. The poll was released on Oct. 15.


Lady Jackets deliver a 1-2 ‘punch’
10/22/2014

Lady Jackets deliver a 1-2 ‘punch’
In a sport that’s all about how an athlete finishes, the Lady Jackets had to be pretty pleased with the results Monday at the Salisbury Invitational.
Sophomores Abby Draffen and Caitlin Yung finished first and second, respectively, in the girls 5K race, Glasgow’s final cross country run before districts.




South Shelby routs Harrisburg on Senior Night
10/22/2014

South Shelby dominated from start to finish Friday night, beating Harrisburg 60-8 in the Bulldogs’ final home game of the season.


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Obituaries
 
Miles V. Plzak (1913-2014)
10/17/2014

Miles V. Plzak (1913-2014)
Former Fayette resident Miles Vincent Plzak died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Georgetown, Texas, at the age of 101.







Dr. Larry Peery (1941–2014)
10/14/2014

Well-known and respected CMU faculty member and Fayette community leader, Dr. Larry Peery passed away at his home on Oct. 10, 2014. He was 72 years of age.


Donald Himmelberg (1946–2014)
10/14/2014

Well known Howard County resident Donald August Himmelberg died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. He was 68 years of age.


Evelyn Westfall (1927–2014)
10/14/2014

Evelyn Westfall (1927–2014)
Evelyn Westfall, 86, of Higbee passed away on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Moberly Regional Medical Center.







Gerald A. Maupin (1934-2014)
10/10/2014

Gerald A. Maupin (1934-2014)
Gerald A. Maupin, Sr., 80, of Higbee passed away Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation in Moberly.







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