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Retail meat locker opens in Old Franklin

Premier Meats of Central Missouri owner Kevin Beaman (right) with longtime co-worker Todd Hill pose behind the pork counter during Wednesday’s brisk opening day.
A new retail meat locker opened to robust business last Wednesday. Premier Meats of Central Missouri is located in the former Snoddy’s Store building on US 40 in the Old Franklin river bottoms, …

Juneteenth committee announces four Grand Marshals for 2024 celebration

The Juneteenth Celebration Committee has announced the Grand Marshals for 2024. Honored in this year’s celebration are two long-time church members and siblings, along with two people who have …

Optimist Power Pull Saturday

Fayette will be the center of attention Saturday as the annual Fayette Optimists Club Power Pull kicks off at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Start time is 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, …

City seeking donations for fireworks display

The City of Fayette is once again seeking donations to help pay for the annual Independence Day fireworks display at the Fayette City Park. So far, $600 has been donated. The cost of this …

Howard County Fair Opens Monday

The annual Howard County Fair kicks off Monday and promises a full week of family fun. Highlights include livestock shows and the Howard County Queen and Teen Contest on Wednesday. The pageantry …
Top Sports Stories

Work begins this week on Route P bridge

Rehabilitation work began this week on the Route P bridge between New Franklin and MO 240. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will replace and widen the bridge deck at a total cost of …

Contestants sought for Howard County Queen, Teen pageants

Ladies of Howard County, the time to sign up for the annual Howard County Fair Queen and Teen pageants is upon us. Applications will be accepted until June 15.   The Howard County Fair …

FORE! League Nights begin at the Fayette Golf Course

Are you looking for adventure, exercise, and to make new friends? Get all at once at the Fayette Golf Course; league nights are on Thursdays at 5:30. Members of the golf course compete weekly, …

Glasgow native and Eagle alum Dustyn Yung named CMU women’s basketball coach

Central Methodist Director of Athletics Jeff Sherman announced on Monday that Glasgow native Dustyn Yung will serve as the 10th women’s basketball head coach in program history. A Glasgow …
Letters

No longer Impeached

To the Editor: This letter is written regarding case # 24SA-CV00176.   Renna Bean, Plaintiff vs City of Glasgow and Board of Alderman, City of Glasgow.   (The impeachment case). …

RTS needs to do better job

City of Fayette Mayor and Council: RTS need to start doing better job with trash pickup. They leave trash can in roadway and driveway. Trash not in bag will not pick up. Give 45 days to get …

Local News
Winners of the Fayette Optimist Club Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday. Left to right: Rhylan Hilderbrand, Leland Stroupe, Emily Pierce, Donny Simmons (2nd place, biggest fish, nine and up), Jacob Martin, and Elliot Gerlt.
Optimist Fishing Derby hooks new anglers
The Fayette Optimist Club held its annual fishing derby at The Lodge Assisted Living Community on Saturday morning, with 34 participants and their families partaking in the free event. “It …
The City of Fayette bid farewell to longtime Director of Public Works Danny Dougherty at it’s May 28 city council meeting. Dougherty (right), shaking hands with Mayor Greg Stidham, had been employed by the city for 29 years.
City council mulls new downtown historic district
The Fayette city council set a date for a public hearing regarding a new historic district downtown and bid farewell to one of its longest-serving employees during its regular meeting on Tuesday, May …
Fayette Juneteenth will kick off five-day celebration June 19
Fayette will celebrate its 24th annual Juneteenth on June 19-23. This year’s theme is “Juneteenth: Honoring History; Embracing Progress,” and will honor the sacrifices and …
Fayette R-III announces new FHS principal, basketball coach
The Fayette school district has announced several new hires recently, most notably the new high school principal and a new high school girls basketball coach. Jason Hannam will be the new …
Entries sought for annual Festival of the Arts
Plans are off and running for the Annual Fayette Festival of the Arts. Organizers are looking forward works of all sorts from artists from all over mid-Missouri. The art show will be held from 9 …
Glasgow native, MSHP Trooper Hoffman retiring
Captain Dusty L. Hoffman, director of the Public Information and Education Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, will retire June 1, after 30 years and 10 months of dedicated service. …
The 2024 Rotary Club Business Person of the Year, Nichole Atkins, owner of Fireside Bakes & Brews in Fayette and Columbia, accepts a plaque from Jamie Page, Business Person of the Year coordinator.
Fireside owner named Rotary Business Person of the Year
Nichole Atkins was named the 2024 Business Person of the Year by the Fayette Rotary Club. Atkins and her husband, Ryan, own Fireside Bakes & Brews in Fayette and New Franklin. …
Kristen Gibbs accepts a certificate from Fayette Superintendent Brent Doolin during her final meeting on May 15.
Fayette school board seeking member to fill vacancy
The Board of Education in Fayette is looking for a new board member. First-term member Kristen Gibbs resigned at the board’s last meeting on Wednesday, May 15. In her resignation letter to …
Sergeant E-8 Bennie L. Morrow receives Quilt of Valor at Memorial Day Service
Local veteran Master Sergeant E-8 Bennie L. Morrow was presented with the Quilt of Valor by the Peacemakers Quilters during the annual Fayette Memorial Day Service on the courthouse lawn on Sunday …
Obituaries
Edward K. Marshall
Edward K. Marshall, 87, of Fayette passed away Friday evening May 31, 2024, at Glasgow Gardens in Glasgow, MO. There will be a memorial service held on August 10, 2024 at the First Presbyterian …
Laura Leah (Woods) Willer
Laura Leah (Woods) Willer, 60, of Boonville, passed away at her home on May 22, 2024. Survivors include her mother, Millie Woods; a son, Jake Willer; two daughters, Amanda (Matt) Colvin and …
Dorothy H. Bryson
Dorothy H. Bryson, 90, formerly of Boonville, passed away on May 23, 2024, at Boone Hospital Center. Dorothy was born in Fayette on October 11, 1933, a daughter of Theodore and Opal Wells …
William C. (Bill) Pruett
William C. Pruett, 69, of Fayette, passed away on May 20, 2024, at the University of Missouri Hospital. Bill was born March 12, 1955, in Fayette, a son of the late Wayne and Betty Noll Pruett. …
Richard C. (Dick) Winegard
Richard C. “Dick” Winegard departed this world on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife Kathryn “Kay” (McCord) Winegard; two children, …
Daniel Emerson (Dan) Mann
Daniel “Dan” Mann, 86, of Fayette, passed away on May 4, 2024, at the University of Missouri Hospital. Dan was born in LaHarpe, Ill., on May 19, 1937, a son of Noble and Imogene …