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New backup generator installed at Keller

A new generator at the county’s Keller Building will provide standby power and replace the old equipment that has been in place since 1961. The generator and new transfer switch was …

City Council approves water rate increase

The Fayette Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance to increase water rates for the city’s residential and business customers. The 5-0 vote came during the council’s regular meeting on …

Celebrate Black History all month long

Several organizations in the Fayette community will host events during February (and early March) to celebrate Black History Month. The theme is “Appreciating Black Lives,” focusing …

BTC Bank cuts ribbon for Fayette branch

The soon-to-be-reinstated Fayette Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Fayette branch of BTC Bank on Friday morning. The branch opened in October and is located on the southwest corner …

Howard County Farm Bureau recognized at annual meeting

Missouri Farm Bureau members returned to their traditional annual meeting December 5-7 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The organization’s 108th meeting theme, Rooted in Service, highlighted not only …
Top Sports Stories

Fayette WR Jackman signs with DII Washburn

One of the most talented wide receivers in Fayette’s history is moving on to play at the college level. Senior Chase Allen-Jackman signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play for NCAA DII …

Big second half powers Fayette past Westran on Senior Night

The Fayette Lady Falcons earned a Lewis & Clark Conference victory over Westran on Tuesday, 57-33, for senior night. The win improves Fayette’s record to 10-11 overall with four games …

New Franklin teams place third in Sturgeon Tourney

The New Franklin boys’ and girls’ teams both took home third-place trophies after decisive wins during the Sturgeon Tournament on Saturday. The girls defeated the host team 69-44, while …

Lady Falcons top Fulton in overtime thriller

The Fayette girls held Class 4 Fulton to just two points in the fourth quarter to rally back from an eight-point third-quarter deficit and force the game into overtime in the seventh-place game of …
Letters

Thanks for keeping pool alive

Even through I’ve been away from Fayette for 65 years, I still receive the Fayette newspaper to keep up with what is happening at our beautiful, historic city pool and park.I want to thank Ann …

Festival of Lights

To the Editor: Congratulations to Fayette Main Street, Inc, and to all those who planned and organized the Fayette Festival of Lights! This spectacular display added so much to the joy of the …

Local News
School board nixes proposal for wresting program
The Fayette school district will not start a wrestling program, at least for now. The district’s Board of Education did not vote on the proposal following a lengthy discussion during its …
Public invited to next Fayette Bicentennial planning meeting
Plans to celebrate Fayette’s upcoming bicentennial are moving forward. The team planning the event has developed a basic framework for the celebration during public meetings held since November …
Firemen’s Sweetheart Dance turns 40
The Fayette Volunteer Fire Department will host its 40th annual Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 4.  The dance has been held yearly for four decades as a fundraiser for the department. …
Music Boosters trivia night Feb. 4
The popular Trivia Night fundraiser for the Fayette Music Boosters will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall on Saturday, February 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with games beginning at …
Howard County DAR honors chapter’s organizing Regent
On Thursday, January 12th, the Howard County Daughters of the American Revolution and members of the SAR honored Elizabeth Daly Simpson Major, the organizing Regent for the Howard County DAR chapter. …
Bond granted for CMU football player who shot teammate
Kundarrius Kinte Taylor, the 23 -year-old man charged in the shooting death of fellow Central Methodist University football player and roommate Torrance Evans on August 25, was granted bond in the …
Fayette sewer project nears completion
The city’s ongoing sewer replacement project is nearly complete. During its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 10, the Fayette city council approved a change order that affects one of the …
FHS, CMU bands to hold MMEA preview concert
The Fayette High School and the Central Methodist University concert bands will present a joint concert of music that will be performed at the Missouri Music Educators Association annual conference …
Council approves ordinance to raise utility water rates
Fayette’s Board of Aldermen last week gave unanimous approval to pass an ordinance that will increase the water charge to Fayette customers by $1 per 1,000 gallons used. As was previously …
Obituaries
Kathryn Jo Fults Ward
Kathryn Jo Fults Ward, age 65, of Fayette, Missouri passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023. A visitation will be held Friday, February 10, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by funeral services …
Virginia Weiker
Lifelong Fayette resident Virginia Weiker, age 86, passed away on January 27, 2023, at Glasgow Gardens. Virginia Lee Weiker was born on March 13, 1936, in Fayette, a daughter to the late William …
Kenneth Chastain
Fayette resident Kenneth Chastain, aged 89, passed away peacefully at the Lodge on January 1, 2023. Kenneth Ralph Chastain was born on August 17, 1933, in Cape Fair, Missouri, a son to the late …
Ruth Strodtman
Ruth Strodtman joined the heavenly choir on January 5, 2023. A celebration of life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Parkade Baptist Church, 2102 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, …
Sid Alsop McClanahan
Sidney Alsop McClanahan passed away peacefully at home in Columbia, Missouri on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at the age of 88. Sid, as he was known, was born October 9, 1934 in St. Louis, …
Jean Coulter Clark
Jean Coulter Clark, 94, of Fayette passed away January 11, 2023 at the Neighborhoods in Columbia. Jean was born September 15, 1928, in Tulsa, Oklahoma a daughter of Thomas Bennett Coulter and …