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Fayette High School Courtwarming Friday

FAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL COURTWARMING is Friday night. A new King and Queen will be crowned at halftime of the boys’ basketball game. Fayette will host Brookfield on the basketball court. The …

Fayette Main Street presents the Festival of Lights

HUNDREDS GATHERED ON THE SQUARE Saturday night for the annual Fayette Main Street Christmas Parade and Festival of Lights. Following the parade, Santa lit a Magic Tree on the courthouse lawn before …

Filing period for municipal, school board elections opens

The filing period for the April 4, 2023, municipal and school board elections opened on Tuesday, December 6. The deadline to file is the close of business on Tuesday, December 27. All filings must …

Public hearing Tuesday for proposed electric rate hikes

The City of Fayette will hold a public hearing regarding proposed increases in electric rates. The hearing will be held in conjunction with the council’s next regular meeting at 6 p.m. on …

Advertiser will publish letters to Santa

Children are finishing up their Christmas lists and writing those letters to Santa, and once again, the Fayette Advertiser will deliver Christmas wishes to the North Pole.  Santa Claus is a …
Top Sports Stories

New Franklin presses past Fayette in 2nd half

A strong second-half performance by New Franklin gave the Lady Bulldogs their fifth win on Tuesday, 53-42, at Fayette.  For the Lady Falcons, it was their second straight loss after leading …

New Franklin defeats Fayette for second time in four days

For the second time in four days, the New Franklin boys defeated Fayette by double digits, this time by the score of 79-49 for the Falcons’ home opener on Tuesday, December 6. Four days prior, …

Harrisburg dedicates home court to Coach Steve Combs

The Harrisburg community officially dedicated Coach Combs Court in honor of legendary Bulldogs’ coach Steve Combs on Friday before a packed home crowd. The ceremony took place between the high …

New Franklin boys topple Fayette for 3rd place at Glasgow Tournament

The New Franklin boys won a lopsided game, 84-32, Saturday afternoon over Fayette to secure the third-place trophy in the Glasgow Tournament. The win improves New Franklin’s record to 4-1 …
Letters

Time to Sparkle in the Park

The Friends of Historic Fayette Memorial Pool would like to invite you to the Sparkle in the Fayette City Park. We are very excited to have added more displays this year!! We hope you will take the …

Shop Locally this Holiday Season

To the Editor: Fayette, Missouri—a thriving community that’s somewhat isolated from many of the stressors and challenges of urban America. With an appreciation for our rich and colorful …

Local News
Minor, moderate injuries in Midway crash
A two-vehicle crash at Midway during the Monday morning commute sent four people to the hospital with minor and moderate injuries. The crash occurred around 8 a.m. and shut down both lanes of Highway …
Charged with 6 counts of child sex abuse
An Oklahoma man is in jail facing six felony charges related to incidents in 2018 involving sexual contact with children. Norman L. Watkins, 33, of Vinita, Oklahoma, was arrested by the Missouri …
CMU Choir Christmas Concert Sunday
The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University will soon begin its holiday programs with Sunday’s choir concert, A Service of Lessons and Carols. Led by Dr. Patrick Dill, …
Downtown Fayette will light up Saturday night
Downtown Fayette is the place to be on Saturday, with an all-day kickoff of the Christmas season. Entertainment for the whole family is scheduled throughout the day, culminating with the annual …
Asbury named MAEDC President
Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) announces the appointment of Randy Asbury to become the organization’s president effective December 1. Asbury has been in the role of …
City council votes to raise electric rates
The Fayette city council voted unanimously to raise residential electric rates by 10% and commercial rates by 3% at its latest regular meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The city will now hold two …
Report completed on Spring St. bridge
The city has finally received an engineering report on the Spring Street bridge, which has been closed since April. Erosion discovered near a new sewer pipe had compromised the integrity of the …
2nd Annual Turkey Trot kicks off Small Business Saturday
THE SECOND ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K drew around 20 runners and walkers to downtown Fayette on Saturday morning. The event was sponsored by Fayette Main Street, Inc., Gracelyn Flaspohler (far right in …
DAR donates Welcome Home blankets for Veterans
The Howard County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the First Baptist Church on November 17. The program was given by Michelle Vogt, the Fundraising and Development …
Obituaries
Robert (Bobby) Wilhoit, Jr.
Lifelong resident Robert Wilhoit Jr., age 89, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at The Lodge in Fayette.    He was born July 7, 1933, at Lee Hospital, the son of the late Robert …
Samantha Phillips
Fayette resident, Samantha Phillips, age 30, passed away at her home on November 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving caretakers. Samantha Elizabeth Phillips, affectionately known as …
Tennille Langdon
Tennille Langdon, 45, passed away on November 27, 2022, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, after a three-year battle with cancer. Teri Tennille Langdon was born on May 30, 1977, …
J. Keith Hendrix
J. Keith Hendrix, 82, of New Franklin, went to heaven on November 28, 2022 at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. Keith was born in Glasgow on December 25, 1939, a son of …
Wayne Lavon Hill
Wayne Lavon Hill, 83, of New Franklin passed away at his home on November 29, 2022 lovingly cared for by his family. Wayne was born in Brookfield, Missouri on July 20, 1939 a son of the late …
Ralph Henry Wilmsmeyer
Ralph Henry Wilmsmeyer, 79, of New Franklin, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Visitation for Ralph will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. …