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Top stories

National covid-19 surge felt in Howard County

The nationwide increase in covid-19 cases is somewhat mirrored in Howard County. The Howard County Public Health Department has confirmed 18 new cases on Friday and nine on Thursday.  The …

Council votes 4-2 to re-route sewer project by cemetery

The Fayette city council approved a change in plans for the ongoing sewer project on the southern edge of the Fayette City Cemetery. The council voted 4-2 on January 11 to re-route the project after …

South Church sidewalk project nearing completion

One of three major projects ongoing in Fayette is nearly complete. The construction of an ADA-compliant sidewalk along South Church Street began in September 2021, and is contracted to be finished no …

Personal property tax forms mailed out

Howard County Assessor Woody McCutcheon has mailed out personal property forms to tax payers for the 2022 assessment year. By March 1, 2022, every owner or holder of personal property must report, …

Council OKs demo permit for buildings on W. Morrison

A demolition permit allowing Central Methodist University to raze three derelict buildings on West Morrison Street was approved by the Fayette City Council at its most recent meeting on Tuesday, …
Top Sports Stories

The Glasgow boy’s basketball team got an early wakeup call Friday when it found that, due to impending weather, the game against the Madison Panthers had been moved up two hours. The early …

 The Central Methodist indoor track & field programs divided their teams and split the weekend at the Nebraska Graduate Classic in Lincoln, Neb. and the Dutch Athletics Classic in Pella, …
With a resounding 71-13 win over Madison Friday night, the Glasgow Lady Jackets evened their season record to 3-3. From the start, Glasgow asserted its offensive strength by jumping out to a 14-0 …
After setting a new school record at the Friends Invitational, Central Methodist senior thrower Taylor Bottomley was tabbed as the Heart Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week by the conference …
Letters
The generosity shown by the residents of Howard County is amazing!

The generosity shown by the residents of Howard County is amazing!  Monetary donations, work from energetic volunteers, and the community gifts of toys, games, and books contributed to a …

The Economy

To the Editor: I just heard on a newscast that we Americans will spend an estimated $800 billion on Christmas this year.  That’s a lot of gifting!  Indeed, it is about four-fifths …

Local News
Linn Memorial to present ‘The Chosen: Season 2’
Linn Memorial United Methodist Church will present the second season of “The Chosen” beginning on Saturday, February 12 …
DES to hold preschool screenings in Feb., March
Anyone interested in scheduling a Preschool Screening appointment for the 2022-2023 school year should call Lisa Gebhardt at the Daly …
University of Missouri Extension Specialty Crop Webinar Series
University of Missouri Extension is offering a webinar series to help specialty crop growers improve their business …
Application Available for Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grant
The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced funding for the Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grant Program through …
High Fertilizer Costs to Continue According to Texas A&M Study
The cost of fertilizer exploded in 2021, and farmers across the country are going to be hit even harder in 2022, according to a …
Local students named to NMSU honor rolls
Three area students have been recognized for academic achievements at Northwest Missouri State University. New Franklin native …
Named to Drury Dean’s List
Rocheport native and Rock Bridge High School graduate Helen Trice was named to the Dean’s List at Drury University in …
CMU faculty to perform recital on January 23
Central Methodist University music faculty members will soon be showcasing their talent for the public in a recital for the Swinney …
Obituaries
Ashley Nicole Coy
Ashley Nicole Coy, aged 10 months, of Columbia passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving …
Vicki Marie McCutcheon
After years of pain and suffering, Vicki Marie McCutcheon, 53 of Fayette, went to be with the Lord on January 17, 2022 at Boone Health …
Peggy Sue Ballew
Peggy Sue Ballew, aged 67, formerly of New Franklin, Missouri, passed away December 18, 2021, at the Iron County Medical Center in …
Charlotte Elaine Frink
Charlotte “Elaine” Fisher Frink, 87, of Fayette, Missouri passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, in Fayette. She is survived by …
Mildred Becker
Mildred Becker, of Boonville, formerly of Armstrong, passed away December 31, 2021, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, …
Louise A. Morgan
Louise A. Morgan, 77, of New Franklin, passed away December 23, 2021, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Louise …