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Allen Fennewald (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0243
Allen Fennewald reports on rural community news and features for the Jefferson City News Tribune, California Democrat and Fulton Sun. He hails from a small Century Farm outside Martinsburg, Missouri. After graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in English in 2013, he worked as a substitute teacher before becoming the full-time reporter for the Mexico Ledger. Fennewald returned to MU in 2014 and worked for the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine before moving to Washington, D.C., where he completed his graduate project as a correspondent for Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. He graduated with a master's in journalism in December 2016. Fennewald also enjoys reading and writing literature and making music.

Bach to the Future provides classical fusion

Published Apr. 19 2018

Some of the world's most talented classical musicians are coming to California for a performance that will bring together celebrated...

The DeepWater Band performs for March of Dimes at LoMo Club

Published Apr. 19 2018

Country fans, pull on your dancing galoshes — because The DeepWater Band plans to pack the house for a "honky...

Comments mostly show opposition to CAFO operation

Published Apr. 19 2018

More than 160 people crowded into a little country club on an overcast spring evening, but they weren't there for...

Russellville preschool program moving to 5 days per week

Published Apr. 18 2018

The Cole R-1 Board of Education thanked its former president, Debbie Malzner, for her six years of service before electing...

Cole R-5 school board welcomes newest member

Published Apr. 18 2018

The Cole R-5 school board welcomed its newest member, Jennifer Bradley, at it's meeting Tuesday.The board also discussed the hunt...

Farm group opposes CAFOs, foreign-owned farmland

Published Apr. 18 2018

The effort to promote legislation intended to protect family farmers and rural families against big business interests continued Tuesday at...

Eldon, Fatima districts seek broadband funding

Published Apr. 16 2018

The Eldon R-1 and Osage R-3 (Fatima) school districts are awaiting acceptance for the Missouri Connect & Learn Initiative, which...

Eldon studies wastewater treatment plant flows before improvement project

Published Apr. 16 2018

Officials in Eldon know the city's wastewater treatment plant needs to be updated and expanded. The ongoing question is how...

Opposition group prepares for DNR's CAFO meeting

Published Apr. 11 2018

Members of Opponents of Cooper County CAFOs spread throughout dining room, kitchen, living room and on the stairs of leader...

A community of praise through recorded song

Published Apr. 7 2018

Shannon and Anita Davidson feel called by God to spread his word through song, like the Davidian musicians who performed...

Eldon teacher awarded SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year

Published Apr. 7 2018

Eldon teacher Becky Dickerson was in tears before she could even reach the stage.

Giving a Better Life welcomes Tracy Lawrence for CalMo Country Fest

Published Apr. 5 2018

Tracy Lawrence, cold beverages and helping others enjoy the outdoors — what more could country music lovers ask for?The inaugural...

Lohman approves sales tax, new mayor

Published Apr. 4 2018

Jason Wood has been named the victor of an unusual phenomenon in Lohman. After at least 14 years, the town...

Fair bests Alderman Cole in Eldon board election

Published Apr. 4 2018

The Eldon Board of Aldermen will look a little different after Tuesday's election.After about eight years on the board, incumbent...

Carrender tops Cole County R-5 school board election

Published Apr. 4 2018

The Cole R-5 (Eugene) Board of Education will welcome a new member after challenger Jennifer Bradley and incumbent Ryan Carrender...

Opponents of Cooper County hog facility file lawsuit

Published Apr. 4 2018

A group that formed to propose a major hog breeding facility in Cooper County near Clarksburg has added a new...

Sue Gump: tireless nurse, compassionate soul

Published Apr. 2 2018

Longtime McGirk resident Sue Gump has memories apt to make a person laugh and cry, sometimes in the same story.

Street Commissioner Sam Hager takes pride in improving St. Martins

Published Apr. 1 2018

Sam Hager is someone who likes to get things done. He enjoys working. In fact, he's happiest when he is...

Warm Springs Ranch celebrates 10th anniversary of breeding Budweiser Clydesdales

Published Apr. 1 2018

Every morning, John Soto wakes up, leaves his house and tends to the horses, like many other farm managers across...

Eldon clone trooper defeats dark side brain tumor

Published Apr. 1 2018

Evan Cornett was a double agent, secretly working against the dark side under the guise of a "Star Wars" clone...