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Martha Holman passes away at 95

Fayette lost one of its most beloved citizens last week. Martha Rogers Holman passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the age of 95. Martha was born in Jefferson City in 1925 but lived the …

Waggoner named MAEDC Board Chairman

The Board of Directors of the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation elected new officers and welcomed two new members to the Board at the December 15 meeting. J.B Waggoner, Managing Partner …

Personal property tax form mailed out

Howard County Assessor Woody McCutcheon has mailed out personal property forms to tax payers for the 2021 assessment year. By March 1, 2021, every owner or holder of personal property must report, …

MU Extension Council nominees announced

Citizens of voting age in Howard County will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of Missouri Extension Council January 18th-25th. The elected and appointed members of …

New county officials sworn in

Four new, and one re-elected, Howard County officials were sworn into office on Dec. 31. Sheriff Jeff Oswald, Coroner Trisha Clark, Public Administrator Lisa Asbury, and Commissioners Jeff Stockhorst …
Top Sports Stories

The sixth-seeded Fayette girls couldn’t shake of the rust fast enough to hold of third-seeded Bunceton/Prairie Home in the opening round of the New Franklin Tournament on Monday.  The …

An untimely timeout may have cost Pilot Grove the game in Monday night’s opening round of the 92nd Annual New franklin basketball tournament as the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs came from behind …
Over the years, baseball fans have celebrated what my old friend, attorney John Whiteside, refers to as the “principle of moments.” This involves those moments when all things come …
While neither team came away with a win, both the Lady Falcons and Falcons played with a tenacity on Saturday against a Class 5 school that would allow them to walk away with heads held high, despite …
Letters
Thanks to Main St. for great Christmas

Thanks to Fayette Main Street Association and all the businesses and volunteers who were a part of Fayette’s Christmas Celebration. • Christmas Holiday House  • Christmas …

Holiday House a Success

American poet Maya Angelou said, “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” This was certainly true as gifts were given cheerfully and accepted gratefully on …

Local News
Candidates slow to file for city, school board elections
With less than two weeks remaining in the filing period for the April 6 municipal and school board elections, very few have filed for …
Harbison retires after 44 years at 
Commercial Trust Co.
Mark Harbison has officially retired. After a career of more than 44 years at Commerical Trust Co. in Fayette, Harbison left his …
3 charged after child ingests marijuana wax
Three people are facing charges after a child was placed on a ventilator as a result of allegedly ingesting a highly potent marijuana …
Trash not out by 7 a.m. won’t be picked up
The City of Fayette advises all residents to place trash for pickup on the curb by 7 a.m. Advanced Disposal, the waste disposal …
Fayette firemen cancel annual Sweetheart Dance
For the first time in almost four decades, the Fayette Fire Department will not host its annual Sweetheart Dance. The event, held …
New Year’s ice storm causes power interruptions
Many residents in Fayette and Howard County were without power for all or portions of New Year’s Day after an early morning ice …
Commission bids farewell to outgoing county officials
Friends and colleagues bid farewell to four Howard County officials in a ceremony Tuesday morning in the courthouse. Sheriff Mike Neal …
COVID-19 vaccines: what you need to know

By Sonya Addison, M.D.   Two coronavirus vaccines received emergency approval this month, and two more are in stage three …
FHS seniors intern with local businesses
Three Fayette High School seniors are earning class credit off-campus while learning what it means to be members of the …
Obituaries
Martha Rogers Holman

Martha Rogers Holman, 95, passed away peacefully January 5, 2021 at the long time Rogers family home on Church Street in bucolic …
Raymond Maupin Sr.
Raymond Maupin, 76, of Franklin, MO passed away at HST Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, MO on December 26, 2020.  Raymond …
Richard B. Copeland, Jr.
Richard Benjamin Copeland, Jr. 1928-2020 Richard Benjamin Copeland Jr., 92, of Glasgow Missouri died December 16, 2020 at …
Lurline Estill
Lurline Estill passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020, at the age of 91.  She was born July 3, 1929, to Charles and Elsie …
Jack Ross Harbison

Jack Ross Harbison of St. Louis passed away peacefully at his home on November 30, 2020. He was 94 years old. Jack was born on August …
Dorothy Mae Dougherty
Dorothy Mae Dougherty, 95, of Fayette, Mo. passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus early Friday morning, December 11, 2020, …