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Fayette Celebrates Independence Day

Fayette woke up on Independence Day to soggy conditions after another night of torrential rainfall. Another 1.5 inches of rain of rain fell in the overnight hours, forcing the annual Fayette Party in …

Council passes $6.2 million city budget

Fayette’s Board of Aldermen passed the city’s fiscal year 2024-2025 budget right on deadline during a special meeting held on Monday, July 1. The new fiscal year begins on July 1. …

Two dead in wake of June 25 accident in Old Franklin

Two people involved in a three-car crash in Old Franklin on June 25 have died from their injuries. Mark S. Thomann, 72, Boonville, and Carolyn K. Volden, 73, New Franklin, were both in a 2010 Ford …

July 4 crashes keep county EMS crews busy

Three teens injured Three Howard County teenagers were injured in a one-car accident near Glasgow on the afternoon of Thursday, July 4. The three unnamed juveniles, males aged 16 and 13, …

Heavy rains cause local flooding

Nearly five inches of rain fell in the overnight hours of July 3, causing flash flooding and power interruptions, and damaging county roads. Another inch and a half fell the following night. …
Top Sports Stories

Youth basketball players hone skills at CMU camp

SIXTY YOUNG BASKETBALL PLAYERS hit the hardwood last week for the annual Central Methodist University basketball camp. Players ranged in age from Kindergartners through eighth-graders. Players …

Work begins this week on Route P bridge

Rehabilitation work began this week on the Route P bridge between New Franklin and MO 240. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will replace and widen the bridge deck at a total cost of …

Contestants sought for Howard County Queen, Teen pageants

Ladies of Howard County, the time to sign up for the annual Howard County Fair Queen and Teen pageants is upon us. Applications will be accepted until June 15.   The Howard County Fair …

FORE! League Nights begin at the Fayette Golf Course

Are you looking for adventure, exercise, and to make new friends? Get all at once at the Fayette Golf Course; league nights are on Thursdays at 5:30. Members of the golf course compete weekly, …
Letters

Report animal bites to Public Health Department

To the Editor : Recently there has been an increased number of late reported cases of animal bites which occur/have occurred in Howard County. We are writing this letter to share information …

Disagrees with Supreme Court

To the Editor : Right and wrong.   Most any elementary school student knows the difference.   They would tell you that the January 6 rioters who attacked Congress as it was certifying …

Local News
More power outages Monday
City crews worked to restore power to portions of Fayette early Monday in the latest of a series of power outages as thunderstorms continued to saturate this section. The first outage came …
70th Wedding Anniversary
Louis and Gladys Walker recently celebrated their 70 th wedding anniversary on June 8 at the Mt. Pleasant Church near Higbee. Louis Carl Walker and Gladys   Moyer were married on June 3, 1954, …
July 4 Party in the Park hopes to avoid hot afternoon weather
Fayette’s annual Independence Day festivities in the City Park will kick off earlier in an effort to spare attendees from the normally sweltering heat. Organizer Tristan Head is still seeking a …
Fayette Police Chief asks for officer raises
Fayette City Marshal David Ford asked the city council to approve pay raises for officers just as the Board of Aldermen was finalizing the budget for the next fiscal year, and his department is amid …
US 40 wreck sends 5 to hospital
A three-car crash on Tuesday, June 25, sent five people to the hospital, including a New Franklin teenager, and one was transported by emergency helicopter. The crash occurred on US 40 in …
Fireworks allowed in City Park
Fayette police remind the public that an ordinance forbids shooting off fireworks anytime, anywhere in the city limits. The exception is the supervised public display in the city park on Independence …
Fayette, HoCo Vet to host Rabies Clinic July 17 at City Hall
The Howard County Veterinary Service will hold a rabies clinic from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at Fayette City Hall on South Main Street. The annual clinic offers reduced prices for …
Speakers at the Howard County Democrats meet and greet in Fayette on Friday. Left to right: Adrian Plank, Mike McCaffree, Elad Gross, Richard Brown, Jeanette Cass, and Joe Jefferies.
County Dems turn out for candidate speakings
Around 70 people attended a meet-and-greet event for Democratic candidates held at Tricky Fish Community Hall in Fayette on Friday. The Howard County Democrat Committee, along with the Howard County …
Thunderstorms brought wind, hail to Fayette
The Fayette area received between two and three inches of rainfall, depending on where you were standing, Tuesday into Wednesday.   The first round caused a city-wide interruption in …
Obituaries
Dr. James (Jim) Martin Luetjen
Dr. James (Jim) Martin Luetjen passed away peacefully on July 9, 2024, at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, surrounded by loved ones.   Jim is survived by his sons, James Lawrence …
Maryllis Arlene (Jackie) Jackson Sartain
Maryllis Arlene   Jackson Sartain (Jackie), age 88, of Columbia, Missouri died peacefully at home, July 11, 2024, in Columbia, MO, surrounded by a family that loved her dearly.   A …
Carolyn Kay Volden
Carolyn Kay Volden, 73, of New Franklin, passed away on July 3, 2024, at the University of Missouri Hospital. Carolyn was born in Petersburg, Mo., on November 15, 1950, a daughter of Emmett and Sarah …
Joenie Wells
Salisbury, Mo. resident Joenie Wells, age 84, passed away on July 3, 2024, at Glasgow Gardens nursing home in Glasgow, Mo. Bessie Joen Wells, affectionately known by her family and friends as …
Yolanda Vandecnoke
Yolanda Vandecnocke, 84, of Fayette, passed away at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia on June 28, 2024. Yolanda Dora Maria Vandecnocke was born June 3, 1940, in Gheel, Belgium, a …
Nick Taylor
Fayette resident Nick Taylor, age 58, passed away on June 27, 2024, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. Nicholas Gail Taylor was born on September 16, 1965, in Fayette, Mo. He was one of …