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Gov. Parson signs bill to increase in coroner training following 2011 incident in Howard County

Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Monday signed into law HB 2046, a part of which deals with increasing training standards for coroners in the state. Section 58.035 establishes the Coroner Standards …

Thurman estate donates $150k toward splash park

The City of Fayette will receive $175,000 from the estate of the late Lucile Thurman, the majority of which is earmarked for a new splash park. The gift was announced at the June 30 special meeting …
Fayette City Council

City council passes 2020-2021 budget at special meeting

The Fayette Board of Aldermen gave unanimous approval in the adoption of the city’s fiscal year budget Tuesday evening, June 30. The new fiscal year 2020-21 began the following day, July 1. The …

Fayette High School graduates 33

Fayette High School gave a final farewell to the Class of 2020 following a senior year that could be called nothing, if not unconventional. The ceremony, originally scheduled for May 15, was …

Longtime State Farm agent Pat Phillips to retire

For the first time in more than three decades, Fayette will have a new State Farm Insurance agent on the Fayette square. Pat Phillips will retire at the end of the day June 30, and Landon Ball will …
Top Sports Stories

Bishop not finished with Basketball

When the Bulldog basketball team wrapped up its 27-2 season, Gavin Bishop thought he had played his final game of organized basketball. New Franklin’s valedictorian was planning to spend his …

Bailey joins reinstated Eagle golf program

Golf is coming back to Central Methodist in the fall and New Franklin’s Carter Bailey will be a member of the first recruiting class for the revived Eagles. CMU suspended both the …

Big innings lift Harrisburg to wins over Fulton

After scoring eight runs in the final inning of game one, Harrisburg stayed hot for game two. The Bulldogs put up 10 runs in the first two innings of a 12-0 three-inning win over the Fulton JV. …
COVID-19 Cancellations

Cancellations due to Coronavirus

The Fayette Advertiser will keep an ongoing list of closures and cancellations due to COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus. To keep this information up to date, we ask that our readers please …
Local News
New liquor store to open on Morrison St.
Fayette is getting a new liquor store. Ma’s Discount Hooch is in the final stages of preparation on West Morrison St., across from …
Downtown CID established
The Fayette city council on Tuesday, June 23, gave unanimous approval to establish a Community Improvement District (CID) in downtown …
Full slate of 
festivities planned on 
July 4
Independence Day is Saturday, so government offices will close Friday. Banks in Fayette will be open Friday and closed …
Hilgedick Electric celebrates 60 years
Don Hilgedick, local business icon, will mark 60 years in business this month. Don owns Hilgedick Electric Service, which he opened …
Fayette alumni committee awards five scholarships
The Fayette Alumni Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships to five graduating seniors Friday morning.  Eligible …
Plenty of places to buy fireworks locally
Residents of Howard County looking to celebrate the Fourth of July with grand aerial explosions or just a little sparkle and smoke can …
Two dead after crashing stolen car on Rt. J
Two people were found dead in a car that had been reported stolen in rural Howard County Sunday afternoon. The Howard County …
Asbury, Conrow crowned FHS Prom Royalty
Dylan Asbury and Abbey Conrow were crowned King and Queen of the Fayette High School Prom on Saturday night. The junior/senior prom …
Sports
Yellowjackets fall to Central Realty 11-6
Central Realty scored five runs in the final inning to defeat the Yellowjackets 11-6 in a Babe Ruth League game in Glasgow on …
Boonville Cal Ripken Major League: Photos and results
COCOBA Major League Results June 22 Route B Cafe 10, QuinlanAgency.com 7 (Route B) Aiden Swanson: 1-2, 1 RBI   June …
Yellowjackets come back to beat Prairie Home
The Glasgow Yellowjackets scored 10 unanswered runs to defeat Prairie Home 13-3 during Babe Ruth baseball action in Boonville on …
Kings take GMB World Series
The Mid-MO Kings won six straight games to leave the 30-team GMB World Series with rings after a 4-2 win over the Express in Sullivan …
Higbee to join CLAA for 2021-22 school year
Higbee will go west for its conference games beginning in the fall of 2021. The Tigers will become the 12th member of the …
Bulldogs drop two at Boonville
Dustin Gipson went 3-3 at the plate and struck out 11 batters in the first game of Harrisburg’s double header at Boonville on …
Stark signs with Graceland
The Fayette senior signed with the Yellowjackets' new rodeo program on Wednesday and will attend Graceland with a full academic …
Bulldogs sweep Blair Oaks in opener
Harrisburg opened summer league play with a doubleheader sweep of the Blair Oaks junior varsity team. Four Bulldog pitchers …
16U and 12U Outlaws compete in Jefferson City tournaments
The 16U Outlaws went 4-2 over the past weekend in Jefferson City. The girls started with a 10-6 win over STL Force McKnight on …