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VFW, American Legion team for Memorial Day observance  Daily Journal Online

Once again the Farmington VFW Post 5896 and American Legion Post 416 are teaming up for a series of memorial services to be held at area cemeteries.

Farmington School bond issue on April 2 ballot | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Voters in the Farmington R-7 School District will be determining the fate of a $16 million bond issue seeking to upgrade school facilities and add security ...

'Mock Accident' held at Farmington High School | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Farmington firefighters extricate a high school student who is trapped in her vehicle following a "mock accident" held Friday on the school grounds to impress ...

Wizard of Oz first performance tonight | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School Theatre Guild will be presenting “The Wizard of Oz” beginning tonight and continuing through Sunday at the Farmington Centene ...

Power outage hits Farmington High School area  Daily Journal Online

Residents and businesses in the area of Farmington High School experienced a brief Monday morning power outage.

Project Grad holding Daddy/Daughter Dance | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington High School Class of 2019 is holding a Daddy/Daughter Dance for daughters ages 3-6th grade from 6-8 p.m. April 13 at Farmington High ...

Wizard of Oz coming to FHS March 21-24 | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School Theatre Guild will be presenting “The Wizard of Oz” March 21-24 at the Farmington Centene Center.

Time to get 'U-Knighted' for Homecoming 2018 | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

U-"knighted" States is the theme for the 2018 Farmington High School Homecoming. Activities begin on Monday and run through the week with a variety of spirit ...

Farmington will have new principal at start of school year  Daily Journal Online

When the 2018-2019 academic year begins, Farmington High School will have a new interim principal as current Assistant Principal Jamie LaMonds takes over ...

Farmington High School seniors produce 'lip dub' video  Daily Journal Online

More than 100 students from the Farmington High School 2019 senior class having been spending a lot of their time recently putting together a "lip dub" video ...

Nineteen vie for 2019 FHS Sweetheart Queen | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

The annual Farmington High School Sweetheart Talent Show and Coronation are set for Feb. 28 and March 2.

Farmington Homecoming Fun | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Fourth graders in Mrs. Vandiver's class at Jefferson Elementary dress as teachers during homecoming week. Pictured are (from left) Kaylee Byers, Keelie ...

Farmington High School hosts Special Olympics | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School's hosted a number of local athletes, buddies and adult volunteers who gathered May 7 to take part in this year's Special Olympics ...

North Farmington High School ID photos are back and more hilarious than ever  WXYZ Detroit

Seniors at North Farmington High School have an annual tradition where they take ID photos in well-crafted costumes parodying celebrities and popular film and ...

Band director with local ties facing felony charges  Daily Journal Online

A Farmington native is facing several felony charges after he allegedly touched several students inappropriately while working as a band director with the New ...

Eric Johnson named Farmington 'Teacher of the Year'  Daily Journal Online

Teachers, administrators and school board members gathered May 2 in the Farmington High School Field House for the annual Teacher of the Year Luncheon.

Farmington to graduate 288 on Sunday  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington Class of 2018 will graduate at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Farmington Civic Center.

Cody Pigg  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON -- William Cody Pigg, 32, of Marissa, Illinois, formerly of Farmington, Missouri, passed away March 14, 2019, at Belleville Memorial Hospital in ...

Wade receives 'Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year' award  Daily Journal Online

For the second year in a row, the Farmington High School Air Force JROTC program has one if its own named the American Legion Department of Missouri ...

Boil water order in effect for portion of Farmington  Daily Journal Online

Water *service* has returned to three large facilities after a hit in the water main by a contractor near a school and medical facility Friday.

Year in review: Year 2018 in Farmington  Daily Journal Online

Editor's note - This is part one of a two-part look back on events in Farmington, the county seat of St. Francois County, during 2018. The second part will.

Chuck Carleton  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON – Chuck Carleton of Farmington entered into eternal rest on May 7, 2019, at Evelyn's House in Creve Coeur at the age of 72. He was born ...

Dan William Stott  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON - Dan William Stott passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, following a brief illness. He was ...

Hansen crowned 2019 FHS Sweetheart Queen | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School crowned Anna Hansen the 2019 Sweetheart Queen Saturday Night at a coronation ceremony held Saturday evening at the Farmington ...

US Tool ramps up new training program with high schools  Daily Journal Online

A four-year college degree is not the only path to employment. The reality is that college is not for everyone. It's not even needed for many careers.

Mike and Kendra Graham: Agriculture touches us all  Daily Journal Online

There are some people who are so enthusiastic about what they do for a living that they spread their excitement to those around them. Such are Mike and ...

Farmington Elks recognize Students of the Month | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH. Farmington Elks Lodge 1765 has announced the Farmington High School and St. Paul Lutheran High School students ...

Year-in-review: Farmington schools see growth and share accolades  Daily Journal Online

Editor's note: Over the next several days we will look back on the stories which impacted our readers and filled the front pages of the Daily Journal in 2016. This.

Seeing the world one trip at a time  Daily Journal Online

Pam's People Profile: Steve Hartman takes CBS viewers on journeys across America with his “On the Road” series of stories. Here, Pam Clifton takes readers ...

Farmington High School Swim Team 2018 | Gallery  Daily Journal Online

Turning in the best season since they began three years ago, the Farmington High School Boys' Varsity Swim team crushed every team record this past year ...

Witness: Man, stepson regularly argued before he was killed, found in burning car

Darvin Tennyson and his wife argued when her son from another relationship moved into their Farmington Hills home. Tennyson, 60, apparently went from ...

'The Melodrama' opens Friday at FHS | Local  Daily Journal Online

For fans of westerns, comedies, witty references and more — the Farmington High School Theatre Guild's fall production is sure to please.

Grads encouraged to live life to the fullest  Daily Journal Online

Family and friends gathered as the Farmington Knights Class of 2018 graduated 288 during their commencement ceremony Sunday at the Farmington Civic ...

Bryson Joins Farmington Police Department | Local  Daily Journal Online

Julie Bryson, left, joins the Farmington Police Department. She is sworn in by City Clerk Ashley Bischoff. Bryson is a 2014 Farmington High School graduate and ...

Farmington to hold Sweetheart Talent Show, coronation | Local  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington High School Sweetheart Talent Show and Coronation are set for Thursday and Saturday.

Carleton remembered as kind, concerned  Daily Journal Online

Former Farmington educator, mentor and community leader Chuck Carleton died May 7 at the age of 72. His many acts of kindness and genuine concern for ...

Farmington students attend Jellybean Festival  Daily Journal Online

Some 32 Farmington students took part in an event in Ste. Genevieve for the second year, forging friendships and giving some students a rare chance to stand in ...

High school robotics team builds custom wheelchair for 2-year-old who can’t walk  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

FARMINGTON, Minn. – Due to a genetic condition, Cillian Jackson, 2, can't walk. But the Minnesota boy now motors around in style, thanks to some enterprising ...

Two local students win regional art contest  Daily Journal Online

Congressman Jason Smith, R-Salem, announced Monday the local finalists for the annual 8th Congressional District Art Competition for high school students ...

Chief Rick Baker: Solid as a Rock | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

For more than two decades, the Farmington Police Department has been led by a soft-spoken man who, despite his low-profile public demeanor, is and always ...

Board hears about Missouri Options  Daily Journal Online

Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, the Farmington Board of Education recognized valued individuals and heard a report on persistence to graduation.

'U-Knighted' In Homecoming Fun | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Homecoming 2018 fun was found throughout the Farmington R-7 School District this week. The parade begins at Farmington High School at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, ...

A man with a passion for history, journalism  Daily Journal Online

Pam's People Profile: Steve Hartman takes CBS viewers on journeys across America with his “On the Road” series of stories. Here, Pam Clifton takes readers ...

Farmington readies for homecoming  Daily Journal Online

With a theme of "Karaoke Knights" Farmington High School has kicked off homecoming week and there will be a plethora of activities, including a parade, ...

FHS Class of 2017 graduates 263 | News |  Daily Journal Online

With friends and family watching, Farmington High School administrators bestowed diplomas to 263 members of the Class of 2017 during the commencement ...

Dennis 'Denny Mike' 'Bear' Bayless  Daily Journal Online

LEADWOOD -- Dennis "Denny Mike" "Bear" Bayless passed away at Barnes Hospital March 14, 2019, at the age of 68.

Farmington School District welcomes new teachers | Local  Daily Journal Online

For the second year in a row, the Farmington School District held a special day to welcome new faculty and staff to the district and the city of Farmington.

Miller Finds Rowing Future With Hoosiers | Volleyball  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School senior Jesse Miller has recently committed to embrace a new adventure with the women's rowing program at Indiana University in ...

Farmington Civic Center/Centene Center Events | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Home School PE. Tuesdays from 1-2:30 p.m.. Farmington Civic Center. Children ages 5-12 participate in variety of fitness programs in a friendly and fun ...

Farmington R-7 School District 'Teacher of the Year' Luncheon  Daily Journal Online

Jennifer Menteer, left, smiles as Truman Learning Center Principal Kim Johnson shares words from Menteer's students during the luncheon.

Farmington High School holds Sweetheart Talent Show, Coronation  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School is hosting the annual Sweetheart Talent Show and Coronation next week.

Board gives recognition, hears reports | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington R7 Board of Education met in regular session on Sept. 18 and recognized the month's middle school Heartland Hero and teacher of the year ...

Farmington has productive year  Daily Journal Online

Last year was a very busy and productive year for Farmington. Here are some of the things that happened in 2017.

Farmington ROTC gets new commander  Daily Journal Online

After 25 years in the Air Force, Colonel Randall Sparks may be retiring from active duty, but he is still answering the call to serve his community.

Former football player speaks to students about mental health, drugs  Daily Journal Online

Students at Farmington and Central schools received a visit from a former football star-turned mental health advocate on Monday, hearing a message of ...

Students - And Staff - Show Their School Spirit | Gallery  Daily Journal Online

"Karaoke Knights" is the theme of this year's Farmington homecoming. Students and staff in buildings throughout the district show their school spirit. Here's a ...

Central Middle School students build character  Daily Journal Online

This year Central Middle School staff have taken a proactive approach to building character in their students.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL: Southington turns battle of unbeatens to quick rout  Meriden Record-Journal

Southington's Rocco Possidento gets a spike over Farmington's Sachit Sabapathy, left, at Farmington High School on Monday. Southington won 3-0 by game ...

Helping others with autism  Daily Journal Online

Elizabeth “Liz” Galt is a treasure to everyone who has ever had the joy of meeting this special young lady with a disability.

A different kind of Mother's Day story | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

It's fun to watch Laura Raymer and her 18-year-old daughter Ann trying to tell a story together.

Alleged multiple rapist, child molestor appears in court  Daily Journal Online

A 20-year-old facing several felony charges in three cases involving young girls appeared in court Friday afternoon for a preliminary hearing.

Miller, Haffner earn FHS top honors  Daily Journal Online

Jesse Miller and Natasja Haffner have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the 2019 Farmington High School Senior Class and will ...

Local woman has new lease on life  Daily Journal Online

Danielle Goldsmith is happy to be able to sit up in a chair and still be able to breathe without having her heart pounding in her chest.

'The Melodrama' opens Friday | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Bar fights. Damsels in distress. Shakespearean references. Crowd interaction. All this and more is sure to make the Farmington High School Theater Guild's fall ...

Man facing numerous felonies after victims come forward  Daily Journal Online

A Farmington man is facing several more felony charges after multiple victims came forward since he was initially charged with statutory rape and molestation in ...

New playground equipment coming to two Farmington parks  Farmington Independent

FARMINGTON — Children and families will be exploring two new parks in Farmington this summer. Farmington City Council approved new shelters and ...

Two seats up for grabs in Farmington  Daily Journal Online

There are two contested races for seats on the Farmington City Council. Here are the candidates for the seats in Ward I and Ward III. Each seat is for a.

Robert Gene Vogelsang Sr.  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON – Robert Gene Vogelsang Sr. of Farmington passed away May 4, 2019, at Camelot Nursing Home in Farmington at the age 87. He was born ...

Farmington planning big homecoming for ‘Voice’ winner  Albuquerque Journal

Farmington will host a welcome home party for Chevel Shepherd on Saturday. The 16-year-old Farmington High School student was named the winner of NBC's ...

Landrum sworn in as MAC trustee  Daily Journal Online

Former Farmington mayor and president of a self-owned software development company for Medicare/Medicaid providers, Stuart “Mit” Landrum Jr. has been ...

Farmington High School Graduate Walk | Gallery  Daily Journal Online

A few members of the Farmington High School Class of 2018 took time to hold a graduate walk at Farmington Middle School ahead of commencement ...

Black named 'Teacher of the Year' | News |  Daily Journal Online

A local school district honored outstanding teachers during the annual “Teacher of the Year” luncheon Friday.

Blue skies greet Special Olympics  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School's Haile Stadium was filled to the brim with student athletes, adult volunteers and students who gathered on a sunny and warm Tuesday ...

Students shine at international competition | Farmington-press  Daily Journal Online

Members of the Farmington High School HOSA participated in the organization's 41st annual International Leadership Conference held June 27-30 in Dallas, ...

Shane Miquel Littlejohn  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON -- Shane Miquel Littlejohn of Farmington, passed away February 7, 2019, in Farmington at the age of 39. He was born October 20, 1979, ...

Farmington students show talent at area art show | Local  Daily Journal Online

With two first place finishes and one Award of Excellence, the Farmington School District had a good showing at the annual Mineral Area Council on the Arts ...

Farmington High School Spring Musical | Videos  Daily Journal Online

Moira Kurtz and Jordan Duncan play the love interest in Once Upon a Mattress being performed March 23-26 at the Centene Center.

A look at the past with #throwbackthursday | Gallery  Daily Journal Online

Soccer was as much a part of a Farmington in the fall of 1997 as it is today. The only difference? Games were played on the Farmington Industrial Park soccer ...

Farmington Class of 2015 graduates  Daily Journal Online

With friends, family and loved ones looking on, Farmington High School graduated 261 seniors Sunday afternoon at the Farmington Civic Center.

You’ll never have an ID photo cooler than these high schoolers  The Verge

Seniors from a Detroit high school have a tradition where they dress up in elaborate costumes for their senior IDs, and the photos are hilarious.

Judge Martinez faces challenger  Daily Journal Online

Incumbent Sandy Martinez faces a challenger, Jerel Lee Poor II, in the race for 24th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Division 1.

Girls swimming debuts at Farmington High School | Local  Daily Journal Online

Adding to its already successful athletic department, Farmington High School began the school's first varsity girls swimming team on the spring sports calendar.

Students in the News  Daily Journal Online

Madison Francis of Farmington, representing Southeast Missouri State University's Harrison College of Business and Computing, received an Experiential ...

Class of 2017 holds commencement exercises | Local  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School now has 263 new alumni when the members of the Class of 2017 graduated on May 21.

Farmington squad competes at regionals | News  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington High School cheerleaders attended Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association (MCCA) Regionals on July 19 at St. Francis Borgia High ...

Record number get a jump on college | Local  Daily Journal Online

When the Farmington High School Class of 2017 graduate, 31 students will be also graduating with an Associate of Arts degree from Mineral Area College.

Farmington Educational Foundation presents scholarships | Local  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington Educational Foundation presented more than $22000 in scholarships to 18 Farmington High School seniors on May 17.

Farmington class of 2016 graduates Sunday | Local  Daily Journal Online

The members of the Farmington High School Class of 2016 will be closing a chapter in their lives when they graduate at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Farmington ...

F2H Arts Connection  Farmington Voice

Farmington Community Arts Council: This 501(c)3 organization is dedicated to (1) Promoting the Arts, (2) Serving our members and the Arts community, and (3) ...

Meet the new assistant principal of Farmington High  Daily Journal Online

The Farmington High School has several changes in administration this year and one of them is new Assistant Principal Roy Northern.

Southeast Announces 2019 Math Field Day Winners  Southeast Missouri State University News

Southeast Missouri State University has announced the winners in the 42nd annual Math Field Day competition held April 11 at Southeast. For a complete list of ...

Kevin Allen  Daily Journal Online

ALTENBURG – Kevin Allen, of Altenburg and formerly of Farmington, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, August 13, 2018, in his home at the ...

Sago makes her debut as NBA referee | Local Sports  Daily Journal Online

Less than three years ago, Natalie Sago worked the championship round of the Central Christmas Tournament within a crew that also included her father, Dr.

Womack Honors U.S. Air Force Academy Inductee

FARMINGTON, Ark. (KNWA) - U.S. Rep. Steve Womack visited a local high school Monday afternoon.

Class AAAA football: Winona loses to Waseca in slippery quarterfinal  Winona Daily News

FARMINGTON, Minn. — The Winona High School football team couldn't find its footing on an ice-covered football field at Farmington High School as its season ...

Farmington gearing up for homecoming  Daily Journal Online

Farmington High School will celebrate homecoming this Friday with the traditional downtown parade, an evening football game and the customary homecoming ...

Farmington High marching band gets new leader  Daily Journal Online

For the Farmington High School Black Knight Marching Band, a new era began on July 20 when Tim Karth took the helm as director of Bands at the local high.

Berry headed to 'National American Miss Teen Missouri' pageant  Daily Journal Online

Alayna Grace Berry, 18, has been chosen as a Missouri State Finalist in the 2017 National American Miss Teen Missouri Pageant to be held on June 23 – 25 at.

Farmington High School seniors snapped up by prestigious universities  Daily Journal Online

FARMINGTON — Two Farmington High School seniors will graduate Sunday and attend two different well-known and very prestigious universities in the fall.

Mahurin, Gilliam running for prosecutor  Daily Journal Online

The two candidates running for the office of St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney are incumbent Jerrod Mahurin (Democrat) and Melissa Gilliam ...

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