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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.

Family at heart of Russellville Century Farm

Published Jun. 17 2018

For 100 years, one family has worked the undulated land just outside Russellville, leaving a five-generation legacy of labor and...

Annual Juneteenth program features commemoration, party in the park

Published Jun. 17 2018

The Lincoln University Blue Tigers women's track team led the way as grand marshals of the Juneteenth Emancipation Program Motorcade...

Russellville to begin sewer treatment plant project next summer

Published Jun. 13 2018

The city of Russellville plans to begin construction next summer on a new sewer treatment plant to comply with Missouri...

Judge reviews motion to dismiss lawsuit filed by CAFO advocate group

Published Jun. 12 2018

Cooper County Judge Robert Koffman is reviewing a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by rural advocate group Opponents for...

California's Annual Community Play heats up with "Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman"

Published Jun. 7 2018

A who-done-it mystery meshes with a Broadway classic to close out the season at the Finke Theatre with California's Annual...

STEM-tastic summer fun at Russellville

Published Jun. 6 2018

The Cole R-1 STEM-tastic Summer Camp has doubled the amount of summer school participants in Russellville.

Mid-MO Truck and Tractor Pulling holds fundraiser for Eugene FFA

Published Jun. 4 2018

Fans of horsepower, motor oil and the Eugene FFA are invited to attend the 15th annual Truck and Tractor Pull,...

New book chronicles history of sheriff's office, jail

Published Jun. 1 2018

Rose Marie Kelp remembers a happy home in the Cole County Jail, at least when the inmates weren't trying to...

Tracy Lawrence excited to play CalMo Country Fest

Published May. 31 2018

Country music icon Tracy Lawrence is ready to storm the CalMo Country Fest stage "like a Texas tornado" to help...

Eldon planning bicycle, pedestrian network

Published May. 30 2018

Eldon hopes to use a cycling and pedestrian network to improve community health, attract more young families to the area...

Olean Testicle Festival to celebrate 25th anniversary

Published May. 29 2018

This year marks a quarter century of Rocky Mountain oyster feasting in one Miller County village at the 25th annual...

Parks official strives to save native Missouri scenery

Published May. 27 2018

Ken McCarty is on a mission to save Missouri's native scenery.The chief of natural resources management for the State Parks...

Cole R-1 board reviews drug-testing policy

Published May. 25 2018

The Cole R-1 Board of Education received the district's proposed drug testing policy at Thursday's meeting at Russellville High School.

Rock Island Trail group awarded $25,000 grant

Published May. 24 2018

The Rock Island Corridor Authority has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) to help create the...

Miller County's swinging bridge: historic treasure, fiscal burden

Published May. 24 2018

While tourists frequent the Lake of the Ozarks area during the summer, using the roads and bridges, flooding-prone Miller County...

Centertown fares well in audit

Published May. 23 2018

Centertown rated well in State Auditor Nicole Galloway's resident-requested audit, which also made several recommendations to improve the Cole County...

Russellville band enters summer on high note

Published May. 23 2018

The Cole R-1 (Russellville) band program is blossoming, adding more members and reaching new heights.

Weekend airshow honors veterans

Published May. 22 2018

Look out below, because the 30th annual Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Airshow at Columbia will fill the sky...

Survey to analyze rural success, struggles

Published May. 21 2018

Are you a rural resident with concerns about your local community, or has your area made achievements you think could...

Jamestown seniors get the G.O.A.T.

Published May. 20 2018

Jamestown High School seniors were urged to be the best version of themselves at Friday evening's graduation ceremony.