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Fayette BOE approves FY 2022-23 budget

The Board of Education for the Fayette school district approved a $6.7 million budget for fiscal year 2022-23 at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 22. This new budget factors in a $2.8 …
Independence Day 2022

Party in the Park promises family fun July 4

The annual Fayette Party in the Park has a full slate of activities for Independence Day. This year’s theme is “As American as Apple Pie.” Things kick off with a disc golf …
Independence Day 2022

City seeking donations for fireworks

The City of Fayette is seeking donations for the annual Independence Day fireworks display. The cost of this year’s show has increased from $3,500 to $4,200. The display is traditionally funded …
2022 Howard County Fair

Howard County Fair Royalty

Murphy Quint was crowned Fair Queen and KatiJo Schaefer was crowned Fair Teen Wednesday night of last week at the Howard County Fair.  Quint is a Fayette native and sophomore at Central …

BOE hears pitch to bring wrestling to Fayette High School

Fayette High School could add boys and girls wrestling to the roster of sports it offers. The district’s Board of Education heard a proposal last week from James Briggs, a parent and youth …
Top Sports Stories

The 14U Show-Me Elite baseball team, based in Boonville, finished in the top three in the Perfect Game Gulf Coast World Series over the weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Elite consists of players …

The Fayette Junior Babe Ruth baseball team suffered its worst defeats of the season Wednesday and Thursday of last week, falling to Prairie Home, 20-0, and BTC Bank, 19-7. Wednesday night, the …
If you have not driven by Estes Field and the Cox softball complex in the last month, you have missed the destruction and early construction process of the two structures that will completely change …
The time is drawing near for the Third annual Wendy Sunderland Memorial volleyball tournament.  This year’s tournament will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 2 at the Fayette city …
Letters
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 …

Higbee Senior Center

To the Editor: In June 2019, with the election of new board members for the Higbee community and senior center were faced with the challenge with dwindling funds and a $75,000 building to be paid …

Local News
Big turnout for baby contest
Nora Friedrich and Ledger Ivy were voted the overall winners at the annual Howard County Fair baby contest. Nora is the daughter of …
Fayette Rotary Club has another successful year
While the Fayette Rotary Club is part of a worldwide service organization actively working for health, education, peace, and economic …
Three Queen, four teen contestants compete tonight for Fair Royalty
Three young ladies will compete tonight for in the Queen contest, and four will compete in the Teen contest in the Howard County Fair. …
Paige-Liberty Park re-dedicated during Juneteenth Celebration
Paige-Liberty Park was re-dedicated during a ceremony Saturday afternoon during Fayette’s 22nd Annual Juneteenth …
New Franklin City Council to seek new engineering firm
The New Franklin City Council discussed the city’s plan to address water and sewer needs, and voted to restart the process of …
New Franklin School Board sets food service prices in last meeting for Cordel
The New Franklin Board of Education bid farewell to outgoing superintendent Brian Cordel at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday …
Fuemmelers Celebrate Golden Anniversary
Jerome and Sally Fuemmeler of Armstrong will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this July.   Jerome Fuemmeler and …
Library Lines
June Greetings from the Howard County Public Library!  Summer does not officially arrive until Tuesday, the 21st, but it is in full …
New book teaches children about the life-cycle of monarch butterflies
Ellen Dalzell loves Monarch butterflies. She loves them so much that she raised and released 57 of them last year during their …
Obituaries
Ralph (Lee) Woodward, Jr., Ph.D
Dr. Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr., 87, of Fayette, passed away June 26, 2022, at Aspire Senior Living in Fayette. Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr. …
Evelyn Mae Richardson
Evelyn Mae Richardson, 90, of Columbia, Missouri, formerly of Salisbury, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022. Evelyn was …
Loretta (Rita) Faye Harmon
Loretta “Rita” Faye Harmon, 77, of Salisbury, Missouri, died Friday, June 17, 2022. Rita was born June 5, 1945, in Prairie …
Florence Marcella Mann
Florence Marcella “Flo” Mann, 83, of Fayette, passed away June 11, 2022, at The Lodge in Fayette. Florence was born on March …
Tom Nesselhauf
Tom Nesselhauf, 68, of Festus, Missouri and Bonita Springs, Florida, passed away on June 4, 2022, at home, in peace while holding his …
Gary Wayne Hoard
Gary Wayne Hoard, 68, of Fayette, passed away at Bridgeway Assisted Living in Fulton on June 2, 2022, after a lengthy illness. Gary …