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Sheriff Oswald to seek second term

Howard County Sheriff Jeff Oswald announced that he will seek a second term. A Republican, he was elected in November 2020, defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Mike Neal. Before he was …

Two running for seat on city’s Southwest Ward

Two candidates have filed for election to the City of Fayette’s Southwest Ward city council seat.   Southwest Ward incumbent Bekki Galloway declined to seek a second term. As has …

CMU Theatre Dept. surprises Rohlfing with scholarship honor

The Central Methodist University theatre department, part of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts, has announced the naming of its grand prize full-tuition scholarship, the Terri Rohlfing Theatre …

City to require lead inspection forms from all property owners

Property owners in Fayette will need to fill out mandatory forms declaring whether or not water lines have lead in them. The city must have all properties surveyed to submit to the Missouri …
Gov. Parson delivers high fives during a grand entrance to the assembly.

Gov. Parson visits Harrisburg schools

The Harrisburg school district was bestowed the honor of a visit from Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Wednesday, February 7. The 57th governor toured elementary and middle school classrooms before …
Top Sports Stories
Class 2 District 7 Tournament
New Franklin senior Drake Clark threads the needle between two Glasgow defenders.

New Franklin guts out third win over Glasgow to advance to district finals

An old axiom states that it is hard to beat a team three times in one season. But the No. 7 ranked New Franklin Bulldogs pulled off the trifecta with a thrilling 58-53 win over Glasgow in the Class 2 …

Higbee teams will play for first district sweep in school history

For the first time in school history, the Higbee High School boys and girls earned the right to both play for district titles in the same season after a second-round sweep of Community. Higbee …

The third time's the charm

The Fayette girls won the right to play for the district title for the first time since 2006 after upsetting longtime conference rival and second-seeded Westran, 46-42, Wednesday night in the Class 2 …

Glasgow shoots past Slater in district opener

A first-round district game Tuesday night that started off as a 3-point shooting clinic turned into a lopsided win for the third-seeded Glasgow Yellowjackets over the very familiar sixth-seeded …
Letters

Deepest gratitude to American Legion Post 273

To the Editor : I am writing this letter to express my deepest gratitude to American Legion Post 273, and to the many friends and volunteers who showed unwavering support for my husband, Jerry …

Howard County folks have done it again

To The Editor : Howard County folks have done it again!   The generosity of so many people allowed this year’s Christmas Holiday House to provide gifts on Dec. 10 to 120 families for …

Local News
Swanson, Sullivan crowned for FHS Courtwarming
CROWNED KING AND QUEEN of the 2024 Fayette High School Courtwarming Friday night were senior basketball players Tristan Swanson and Kay Sullivan. The coronation took place during halftime of the …
Western District Commissioner Mat Freese
County commissioners announce re-election bids
Howard County commissioners Jeff Stockhorst and Mat Freese announced they will file for new terms. Both were elected to the commission in 2020. Stockhorst represents the eastern district, and …
Paffrath named President/CEO of MAEDC
Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) announced Friday the appointment of Kaylee Paffrath as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 8. …
MoDOT begins work on Highway 3
Crews from Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. of Columbia, began work on Missouri Route 3 Monday. The road has been closed since March 15, 2021, when engineers determined it could slide away due to the …
Glasgow native, MSHP trooper Hoffman named Division Director, Public Information and Education Division
Captain Dusty L. Hoffman, director of Governor’s Security Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, is being named division director and transferring to Public Information and Education …
Steven John shows his appreciation as he is honored between the high school varsity games Friday night. Members of the John family, left to right: daughter Cayle, Steven John, wife Dana, and stepson Morgen.
FHS Pink Out Raises $9k
Fayette resident Steven John was honored as this year’s Pink Out recipient. A 1995 Fayette High School graduate, he is undergoing treatment for cancer. Approximately $9,000 was raised during …
Harrisburg crowns 2024 Courtwarming royalty
Photo courtesy of Nicole Fritts CROWNED KING AND QUEEN AT THE 2024 HARRISBURG COURTWARMING on Friday were seniors Hunter Cole and Vivian Eaton. The Courtwarming Princess is Charlotte Canote, and …
Three crowned at Higbee Courtwarming
Justin Addison/Fayette Advertiser For the first time in school history, Higbee has a two Kings and a Queen for Courtwarming. Queen Alie Mitchell (center) and Kings Derek Rockett (left) and Jaxon …
Dr. Vroman (left) accepts the MVMA Academy Distinguished Service Award from Dr. Mac Wilt at the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention in January.
Vroman receives MVMA Academy Distinguished Service Award
Beloved Howard County veterinarian Dr. Kenneth Vroman, DVM, was honored with the MVMA Academy Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented to Dr. Vroman by Dr. Mac Wilt at the Missouri …
Obituaries
Irene Rudloff
Irene L. Rudloff, 96, Jefferson City, died February 10, 2024. Irene was born July 17, 1927, to Otto and Hilda (nee Schwartz) Klusmeyer in her parent’s farm home in the Missouri River bottoms …
Phyllis (Jeanie) Doyle
Phyllis "Jeanie" Doyle, 76, of New Franklin passed away on Sunday, February 18th, 2024, at Boone Hospital Center.   Arrangements are pending at H. T. May and Sons Funeral Home.  
Mary Elizabeth (McGowan) Holmes
Mary Elizabeth (McGowan) Holmes passed away February 10, 2024. She was born June 13, 1932 in an Irish neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. She retained a Brooklyn accent, a quick wit, an Irish charm …
Rita Louise Hillman
Rita Louise Hillman, 64, of Boonville, passed away on February 3, 2024, at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. Rita was born in Fayette on August 11, 1959, a daughter of …
Irene L. Rudloff
Irene L. Rudloff, 96, of Jefferson City, passed away the evening of Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Jefferson City Manor in Jefferson City.   Arrangements for Mrs. Rudloff are pending with …
Cleveland Johnson
Cleveland Johnson, 80, of Fayette, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Glasgow Gardens nursing facility.   A memorial service will be held at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in …