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Pool opening delayed until Tuesday

The Fayette City Pool will not open on Memorial Day weekend this year as planned due to a temporary shortage of lifeguards. The pool will instead open on Tuesday. Every lifeguard hired for this …

FHS Graduates 46

Forty-six graduates walked across the stage at the annual Fayette High School commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon. Alumnus and former Fayette teacher and coach Kristen Hough delivered the …

Besgrove to receive Quilt of Valor

Fayette resident Kirk L. Besgrove will be presented with a Quilt of Valor from the Peacemakers Quilters during the annual Memorial Day service on Sunday afternoon. Master Chief Besgrove joined the …

School board prepares for state legislation raising teacher pay

Members of the Fayette Board of Education are weighing options of increasing teacher pay while awaiting for Missouri Governor Mike Parson to sign into law a new budget that will hike minimum teacher …

BOE approves HVAC upgrade for high school gym

The Fayette school board has approved an expenditure of up to $240,000 to augment the current district-wide HVAC improvement project to enhance heating and air conditioning in the high school …
Top Sports Stories

On opening day of the Class 1 and 2 Missouri State High School Activities Association track and field championships Friday, 12 Harrisburg Bulldogs traveled to Jefferson City to vie for medals in six …

The No. 1 Central Methodist softball team saw its season come to an end Wednesday afternoon, falling to No. 2 Tennessee Wesleyan the NAIA Opening Round Championship game, 8-7.  The Eagles …
With the season on the line, the second-seeded Central Methodist Eagles could not find the offensive firepower needed to defeat the No. 4 Concordia (Nebraska) Bulldogs, falling 10-3 last Tuesday in …
Central Methodist freshman softball pitcher Mykala Johnico is one of six finalists in contention for the 2022 Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association NAIA Freshman of the Year …
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
Named to MoVal Dean’s List
Kaden Polson, a freshman Physical Education major from Fayette, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at …
Named to MidAm Honor Roll
A student from Rocheport was recently named to the Honor Roll at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Aaron Elsasser earned the distinction …
EO gives to PAWS
The Endless Options Consumer Consultancy Committee chose PAWS (Pet Adoption and Welfare Service) as the recipient for its latest …
Jerry Moon receives CMU degree at age of 91
Reverend Jerry Moon celebrated his college graduation Saturday, surrounded by his family, friends, and members of the …
Chief asks council to raise officer pay as city begins budget process
The Fayette Board of Aldermen is beginning the budget process for the upcoming fiscal year. What could become a priority are police …
Hough will be guest speaker at FHS graduation
A familiar face will deliver the annual commencement address at the Fayette High School graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon. …
Mayor signs Juneteenth proclamation
Fayette Mayor Jeremy Dawson signed a proclamation last week signifying the annual Juneteenth celebration in Fayette. The proclamation, …
Memorial Day celebration May 29 on courthouse lawn
Fayette’s Memorial Day celebration will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 on the south side of the Fayette courthouse lawn. The …
Obituaries
Margaret F. Rogers
Margaret F. Rogers, age 94, passed peacefully in her sleep on January 21, 2022, in Independence, Missouri. Her children honored her …
Peggy McBride
Peggy McBride died suddenly on May 12, 2022, in Fayette, Missouri. She was 51 years of age.  Peggy Lynn McBride was born September …
Jessica Anne Peterson
Jessica Anne Peterson, 40, of New Franklin, passed away May 17, 2022, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Jessica …
Nancy Elizabeth Sayers
Nancy Elizabeth Sayers (Thomas), 67, passed away peacefully in her house on Friday, May 6, 2022.  She is proceeded in death by …
Joann Taylor
Joann Taylor passed away suddenly at her home in Fayette, on May 15, 2022. She was 85 years of age. Sarah Joann Taylor was born …
Peggy Lynn McBride
Peggy Lynn McBride, 51, of Fayette passed away May 12, 2022, at the Braun Home on South Main in Fayette. A Celebration of Life …