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Top stories

Diners flock to The Nest in final weekend

The Nest, a popular bar and restaurant in Fayette, is changing hands. The new owner plans to re-open in mid-August, with a grand opening under a new name in September.  The last day in …

$5.5 million sewer project has officially begun

The long-awaited sewer project in Fayette is now underway. The Fayette City Council granted unanimous approval to an agreement between the city and Missouri Public Utilities Commission and authorized …

Fayette couple working to improve baby-care products

A new Fayette company is setting out to introduce better and more environmentally-friendly products to the baby care industry. Tiny Tot Innovations, founded by Cortney and John Pettit of Fayette, …

Governor Parson launches ‘MO VIP’ campaign

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) –On Wednesday, June 21, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a statewide COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, MO …

Fayette Rotary donates to 3 local organizations

The Fayette Rotary made donations of in the amounts of $100 each to three local organizations. Checks were given to to the Fayette Music Boosters, the Fayette Athletic Boosters, and the Scouts of …
Top Sports Stories

When former Harrisburg athletic director Doug Fessler left to take a position with the Missouri State High School Activities Association, the thought was it might take two people to replace him. As …

Upon entering Busch Stadium on Sunday one Fayette player summed up the entire day in one word. He looked around and said, “Wow.” Wow, indeed!  Players from both Harrisburg and …
Despite mounting a three-run sixth inning rally Wednesday, the Fayette Junior Babe Ruth team was unable to overcome BTC Bank, losing by a final score of 8-3. Pitching for the first time from the …
The astute reader will recognize a slight difference in the name of this column. While it is only a semi-regular column, I have decided to change the name. I have been the editor of the sports page …
Letters
A Community Update from Fayette Main Street, Inc.

Fayette Main Street, Inc. has started a monthly column to share the organization’s activities with the community. We are excited to share this first installment and provide a quick overview of …

To Mayor and Fayette Council

To Mayor and Fayette Council: May 18 aldermen got new contract with RTS for track pick up was paying $11.30 a month but increase $2.20 to $13.50 includes $1.50 with $1.00 going for street repairs …

Local News
Bicentennial Quilt will be on display at Peacemakers Quilt Show on Saturday
The Peacemakers Quilters Group encourage everyone to attend the annual Quilt Show on Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the …
Backpack giveaway at Paige-Liberty Park
The 12th annual Memorial Day Weekend celebration was postponed this year due to COVID-19. It will be held instead on July 31, from 4 …
Former church gives back to community
It’s the end of an era for the New Franklin Disciples of Christ Christian Church, but not the end of its place in the community and …
Muntzel upcoming book signings
David Muntzel, known in this area for having served as 48th District Missouri House State Representative over the past eight years, …
School supply tax holiday August 6-8
The State of Missouri will hold its annual sales tax holiday for school supplies August 6-8 this year.  Purchases that qualify …
‘Temporary’ roof could last another 5 years
A downtown Fayette eyesore will not be fixed anytime soon. According to the building’s owner, Dan Ruether, of Columbia, the …
Citywide Garage Sale August 14
The annual Fayette Citywide Garage Sale has been will be held on Saturday, August 14. To have your ad included with the publication …
Alexander receives President’s Medal
Central Methodist University honored a man without whom the college might not exist, and presented him with its highest honor Thursday …
Fayette grad awarded Howard Electric lineman scholarship
A recent Fayette High School graduate has earned a scholarship from Howard Electric, to help pay for training to become a lineman. …
Obituaries
James “Jim” Miller
Atlanta, Missouri resident since 2016, James “Jim” Miller, formerly of Fayette, was called home to heaven around 5:30 a.m. on …
Marian Sellmeyer
Marian Sellmeyer, 91, of Kansas City, MO passed away at North Kansas City Hospital on July 26, 2021. Marian L. Sellmeyer was born …
Charles J. Taylor Jr.
Charles J. Taylor, Jr., 81, of Franklin, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Harry S Truman Veterans Memorial …
Elbert Robert Hoard
On Saturday, July 10, 2021, Elbert Robert Hoard, of Fayette, Missouri, loving husband and father passed away surrounded by loved ones …
Louise Pagliai
New Franklin resident Louise Pagliai passed away July 4, 2021, at Ashley Manor in Boonville with her daughters by her side. She was 88 …
Carolyn Lyles
Carolyn Lyles, 89, of Higbee, died Thursday, July 15, 2021. She was born June 26, 1932, in Centertown, Missouri to Roy and Othelia …