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Fayette High School celebrates 2022 Homecoming week

Fayette High School will celebrate its annual Homecoming this week, culminating with the crowning of a new Queen and King at halftime of the football game Friday night. This year’s theme is …

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Fayette’s newest business opened its doors over the weekend. Remedy IV & Nutrition held a grand opening on Saturday, complete with a ribbon cutting by the soon-to-be newly re-commissioned …

Riekhof’s campaign for prosecutor kicks into high gear

Howard County Prosecuting Attorney Deborah Riekhof is ramping up her campaign for re-election. Currently nearing the end of her second-consecutive term, she has served 10 years in the …

CMU Band Day Saturday

The 57th annual Central Methodist University Band Day will be held on Saturday, October 1, with more than 30 schools from around the state set to compete. Schools from all classes are included in …

Fayette BOE approves schedule changes, additional SPED teacher

Enrollment at the Fayette school district is up slightly from that of a year ago. Current tallies were revealed at Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting of Fayette’s Board of …
Top Sports Stories

Sherman tapped for Mo. Sports Hall of Fame

Central Methodist Director of Athletics and former head men’s basketball coach Jeff Sherman was announced as an inductee into the 2022 class of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. As the head …

Thies homers twice, Sunderland pitches perfect game

Freshman Leah Thies blasted two home runs over the outfield field fence and sophomore ace Skylar Sunderland delivered a perfect game from the pitching circle as Fayette defeated Harrisburg 13-0 on …

Falcons hand Marceline first win in road letdown

The Fayette Falcons fell to the winless Marceline Tigers 14-12 on the road Friday night. The loss was Fayette’s first in the Lewis & Clark Conference and marked Marcelina’s first win …

Big first half propels No. 7 Eagles past Yellowjackets

Following three first-half goals, the No. 7 Central Methodist Women’s soccer program cruised past Graceland University, 3-0, Saturday evening at Davis Field. The Eagles move to 7-2-1 …
Letters

Sign up for Sparkle in the Park

Sparkle in the Park:  December is around the corner and the Friends of Historic Fayette Memorial Swimming Pool are planning Sparkle in Park 2022!!   We are looking forward to our …

PAWS needs volunteers

To the Editor: PAWS, Pet Adoption & Welfare Service, of Howard County, a 501©3 not for profit organization, is sanctioned and licensed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Animal …

Local News
Central alum appointed judge
On Friday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson appointed Central Methodist University alumnus James O. Kjar as Associate Circuit Judge for Benton County in the 27th Judicial Circuit. He will fill the …
Focusing on trees
Fayette Mayor Jeremy Dawson signed a proclamation last week signifying that the City of Fayette will recognize Arbor Day on Thursday, September 22. The proclamation is symbolic of a larger effort …
New Franklin UMC celebrates 200 years of service
The New Franklin United Methodist Church will celebrate 200 years of service on Sunday, September 25. A special program and lunch will follow the regular 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Anyone who …
CMU’s Morrison Observatory welcomes public for Thursday viewings
Central Missouri residents are invited to view the universe at any of several guided sessions on Thursday evenings at the historic Morrison Observatory operated by Central Methodist University in …
Santa Fe Trail Days
Hundreds of visitors crowded downtown New Franklin over the weekend for Santa Fe Trail Days. The annual two-day  event started Friday evening, and kicked into high gear on Saturday. Highlights …
Theatre season begins next month at Central Methodist
The 2022-23 season at Central Methodist University’s The Little Theatre begins next month with the first of five shows for the academic year. Dr. Mark Kelty, professor of theatre, along with …
Library Lines
Greetings from your Howard County Library! Even though the temperatures may not reflect the season, autumn has arrived and it is an exciting time here at the library! We are making some big …
Obituaries
Sean Christopher Goyer
Sean Christopher Goyer, 37, a resident of Fayette, passed away on September 24, 2022, at St. Louis University Hospital, surrounded by loved ones. Sean was born in Elgin, Illinois, on July 18, …
Kenneth T. Pudenz
Kenneth T. Pudenz, 83, of Harrisburg, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Boone Hospital with his family by his side. Ken was born on December 11, 1938 (AD, as he always …
Lois Fern Sublett
Lois Fern Sublett, 94, of Fayette, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022, at …
Joyce Ginter
Today we invite you to a celebration of Joyce Ginter.  She was born in Boonville, Missouri, on June 15, 1947, and aptly named Joyce Anne by her parents, Helen and Cecil Doyle. The word …
Kevin Dale Robb
Kevin Dale Robb, 45, of Bowling Green, Missouri passed away at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri. There are no services planned at this …
Carl Holst
Former California resident, Carl Holst, age 71, passed away at the Lodge in Fayette, Missouri, on September 2, 2022. Carroll “Carl” Holst was born on August 10, 1951, in Santa Monica, …