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Local arborist warns of devastating emerald ash borer

Members of the Fayette city council heard a presentation by local arborist Dakota Wells regarding the emerald ash borer during its most recent regular meeting on Tuesday, August 9. Tree board …

Falcons look to speed, defense in 2022

The Fayette High School softball team expects strong defense and speedy base running will propel the team even farther than that of the Falcons’ historic 2021 season. Last year the Falcons …

Syferd wins County Clerk race by three votes

Teresa Syferd will be the next Howard County Circuit 14 Clerk Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds. In a close race between Mrs. Syferd and Angie Nelson, only three votes separated the two Republicans …

Flaspohler enters race for county prosecutor

Fayette attorney Frank Robert Flaspohler will run for Howard County Prosecuting Attorney as an Independent. He will take on Republican incumbent Deborah Riekhof in the general election on November …

Higbee fair to celebrate town’s sesquicentennial

The town of Higbee will celebrate 150 years of history at the 2022 Higbee Fall Fair next weekend. From Thursday, August 18, through Saturday, August 20, fairgoers can enjoy a slew of events, …
Top Sports Stories

CMU men’s, women’s soccer ranked third in preseason polls

Both Central Methodist soccer teams landed at No. 3 in the preseason edition of the NAIA Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 polls, announced by the national office last week. Both teams concluded their …

CMU to host baseball showcase, track & field fall camp

The Central Methodist University baseball program will host a one-day baseball showcase on Sunday, October 23, at the newly renovated Estes Field on campus. The showcase is open to high school …

Eagle Volleyball ranked 14th in preseason poll

The Central Methodist Volleyball team is tabbed No. 14 in the preseason edition of the NAIA Women's Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 poll, which was announced by the national office last …

Central Softball Earns 14 Easton/NFCA Academic All-America Scholar-Athletes

The Central Methodist softball team garnered 14 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes for the 2021-22 academic year, which was announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association last week. In …
Letters

The time to support local news is now

Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be …

Fayette Ministerial Alliance Benevolence Fund

To the Editor: The Fayette Ministerial Alliance exists for the purpose of giving benevolent care to the communities of Fayette and Armstrong. The year 2022 has been both a productive and …

Local News
Fayette Citywide Garage Sales Saturday, August 13
1. Greg and Shirley Stidham  Friday and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 500 Park Road. Some of everything - furniture, pictures, girl’s clothing and toys, women’s and men’s …
Fayette Main St. awards State Farm facade improvement grant
Fayette Main Street, Inc., on Monday presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to Landon Ball, agent and owner of State Farm Insurance on North Main Street. The money was from the organizations …
Fishing tournament fundraiser a success
A fishing tournament and a fish fry benefitting Solo’s Dream Catcher last weekend raised around $7,800 for the pet welfare charity. Shelley Day, who launched Solo’s Dream Catcher last …
Minor injuries in motorcycle crash
A 19-year-old Boonville man suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle accident in rural Howard County on Sunday.  According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Riley T. …
CMU awards five Gulstad Scholarships
Five students from Missouri community colleges have been named Gulstad Achievement Scholarship recipients from Central Methodist University this summer. The scholarship is awarded each semester to as …
Syferd wins Circuit Clerk race after Nelson conceeds
Teresa Syferd will be the next Howard County Circuit 14 Clerk and Recorder of Deeds. In a close race between Mrs. Syferd and Angie Nelson, only three votes separated the two Republicans following …
Too close to call: Race for Howard County Circuit Clerk to face recount
The race for Howard County Circuit 14 Clerk and Recorder of Deeds is too close to call, and a recount is imminent following the August 2 primary election. With all precincts reporting, only three …
Merchants & Farmers Bank agrees to buyout by BTC Bank
Merchants and Farmers Bank, based in Salisbury with a branch in Fayette, will be sold to BTC Bank of Bethany, Missouri. Merchants & Farmers owners Ron and Becky Schepker broke the news to the …
Owners of Eagle Landing Apartments to construct second building
The owners of Eagle Landing Apartments on the corner of East Davis and Louisiana Ct. in Fayette are planning to build a second apartment building across the street. Debbie and Marty Shaw from Mos …
Obituaries
Earl Howard Ray, Jr.
Earl Howard Ray, Jr., 97, of Harrisburg, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri. Howard was born December 11, 1924, in Fayette to the late Earl, …
Wayne Turner
Wayne Turner, 84, of Boonville, Missouri, passed away at his home on August 5, 2022. Wayne was born on November 6, 1937, in Pilot Grove, Missouri, a son of Emil and Margaret Harris Turner. He …
Dennis Nation
Fayette resident, Dennis Nation, age 63, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on August 4, 2022. Dennis Wayne Nation was born March 1, 1959, in Cooper County, …
Dale L. Allenbaugh
Dale L. Allenbaugh of Aubrey, Texas, passed away July 28, 2022, at the age of 71.  He was born on June 17, 1951, to Elbert Merle Allenbaugh and Lena Juanita (White) in Higbee, Missouri. Dale …
Mary Ellen (Lang) Jennings
Mary Ellen Jennings, 75, of Boonville, passed away July 27, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at Landmark Hospital in Columbia. Visitation for Mary Ellen will be held at Howard Funeral Home …
Louise Kathryn Johnson Kneuvean
Longtime Glasgow resident, Louise Kneuvean, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater, Missouri. Louise was born on January 27, 1946, in Boonville, Missouri to Ralph and …