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Top stories

Daly Elementary, FACT awarded more than $100k in VU grants

The Daly Elementary School PTSA and the Fayette Area Community Theatre are together benefitting from more than $100,000 in donations from the Veterans United Foundation. Daly is the recipient of a …

Health dept. booster clinic Monday

The Howard County Health Department will host a vaccine clinic on Monday, November 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the health department’s office in the Keller …

New Franklin BOE votes to up para pay

The New Franklin Board of Education voted unanimously to increase the wage schedule for the district’s paraprofessionals at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 17. “We …

Winter commencement Dec. 4

The Central Methodist University winter commencement ceremony on December 4 will mark the end of a long and challenging journey for the 300-plus students eligible to take part. The ceremony will …

Named to All-State Choir

On Saturday November 6, Fayette senior Gracie Doolin was selected for the 2022 Missouri All-State Choir as a first alternate soprano.   Doolin is the daughter of Brent and Emily …
Top Sports Stories

The Fayette Falcons and the Harrisburg Bulldogs are well represented on the 2021 Central Missouri All-District Football Team. This team is voted on by sportswriters throughout central …

The Fayette Falcons suffered a heartbreaking loss Saturday as they fell to the Marceline Tigers 21-20 in the state quarterfinal round Saturday afternoon in Marceline. If the Tigers thought it …
CMU -4 Tabor - 0 The No. 1 seeded Central Methodist men’s soccer program began its national tournament run with a 4-0 victory over No. 4 seeded Tabor Thursday afternoon in the Opening …
The Central Methodist football program saw its season come to a close in the first round of the NAIA-FCS playoffs, as the Eagles fell to No. 4 seeded Northwestern, 24-7 Saturday afternoon in Orange …
Letters
Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The tragic death of David Moore inspired me to write what has been on my mind all summer.  Since I live in the country and do not want to walk along the highway, I come into …

Vulgar banner denigrates president

To the Editor: An ugly banner appeared in my neighborhood this past week-end. The people who are displaying it also fly a beautiful American flag on a tall standard, suggesting that they have …

Local News
Optimist Club honors students of the month
The Fayette Optimist Club recognized November students of the month at Clark Middle School at its recent meeting.
60th Anniversary
Jack and Fannie Chipley are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today, November 24. The family is requesting cards be sent …
Bicentennial Quilt Exhibition to Continue
The State Historical Society of Missouri is extending the exhibition of the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt through the fall of 2022. The …
Local blood drives to aid in blood and platelet shortage
As many prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and look ahead at a busy holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors …
Donates to food pantry
The Lincoln Public School Committee in Fayette on Saturday donated more than 100 food items to the Fayette Food Pantry. Items were …
DISTRICT CHAMPS
The Fayette High School football team defeated Sweet Springs 46-6 to win the Class 1 District 5 championship at home on Friday. …
Council votes to authorize demolition permit for downtown redevelopment
The Fayette City Council passed a resolution to authorize a demolition permit for nearly a block of buildings on the west side of the …
Changes to ordinance aimed to curb parking issues
One possible solution to downtown parking woes is now on the books. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 9, the Fayette Board …
City council adopts trashcan ordinance
Twenty-two weeks after voting to create a new ordinance that limits times when trash receptacles may be placed in front of homes, the …
Obituaries
Vaughn Alexander Thompson
Vaughn Alexander Thompson, 63, of Warrensburg, MO passed away November 20, 2021 at Western Missouri Medical Center in …
Nora D. Dockins
Nora D. Dockins, 90, of New Franklin, Missouri passed away at her home on November 21, 2021.   She was born in Boonesboro, …
Robert Franklin Mann
Robert Franklin Mann, 83, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at his home.  He was born on December 28, …
Lorene Jennings
Fayette resident, Lorene Jennings, 89, passed away at Aspire Senior Living in Fayette, MO on November 17, 2021. Lorene was born in …
Paul Thomas(PT/Tom) Crews
Paul Thomas Crews (PT/Tom), passed peacefully at his home in Enumclaw on the morning of November 1, 2021, at age 84.   He was …
Thomas Benoist Riley
Thomas Benoist Riley, 85, of Howard County passed away on November 12, 2021 surrounded by his wife and children. Tom was born and …