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DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

The New Franklin Bulldogs swept the Class 1 District 6 tournament, culminating with a 4-3 win over Pilot Grove in the championship game on Friday. The win marked the head coach Ross Dowell’s …

City expected to limit parking on N. Linn St.

The Fayette Board of Alderman approved the restriction of parking on Linn Street in Fayette. Parking will no longer be allowed on either side of the narrow street. Linn Street resident George …

CMU Homecoming, Halloween plans mark busy end to October

October will expire with a busy weekend, complete with CMU Homecoming, a fall festival in the park, and a haunted hayride, concluding with Halloween. The weekend kicks off with high school …

Council mulls dropping pool entrance fees

The Fayette City Council will entertain the idea of eliminating admission fees for the city pool. The council discussed the matter during its regular meeting on Tuesday, October …

New Franklin City Council swears in new alderperson, votes on use of ARPA funds

The New Franklin City Council swore in Leslie Lyon to represent the city’s second ward at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 11. All members of the council except Marybeth Sokolski …
Top Sports Stories

The New Franklin softball team won the Class 1 District 6 championship 4-3 over Pilot Grove on Friday. To make things even sweeter, it was coach Ross Dowell’s 300th coaching victory. For two …

The game appeared never to be in question as the Fayette Falcon offense scored seemingly at will Friday against the Salisbury Panthers. With the 44-12 victory, Fayette moves to 7-1 on the season and …
The Fayette Falcon softball season came to a halt Wednesday night as the Salisbury Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Falcons 7-5 in the first round of Class 2 District 3 play. Salisbury jumped out …
After jumping out to an early 22-0 lead Friday night against 3-4 Scotland County, the last thing the Harrisburg Bulldogs expected was to have to come from behind in the fourth quarter. But they …
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
City ISO rating downgraded from 5 to 6
The City of Fayette will receive an ISO rating of 6. Assistant City Clerk Rebecca Yung reported to the city council at its regular …
Library Lines
Now that fall is here and colder weather is approaching, many of us like to stay in where it is warm and curl up with a good book. If …
Taylor honored by Howard County 4-H
Howard County 4-H held its annual recognition night on October 9 at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Members from Steinmetz, Sharon …
OATS announcement
OATS Transit is open for regular transportation service, however face masks are required on the bus due to COVID-19. OATS Transit …
Highway Patrol saturation on November 1
Captain Kevin C. Kelley, director of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, announces a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program …
Lyceum mystery in Oct.
The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre premieres its third show of the season with the classic, “Murder on the Orient Express,” …
Construction underway on I-70 Rocheport Bridge
Last week, Governor Mike Parson and Missouri Department of Transportation officials were joined by federal, state, and local leaders …
Multi-award-winning author to speak at CMU tonight
At 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in the Central Methodist University Little Theatre, award-winning author Marty Essen will present his …
History program to be featured on Fayette’s KPIP FM Radio
At 10 a.m., Saturday, October 23, KPIP, Fayette’s local FM radio station at 94.7, will air a special episode in the Howard …
Obituaries
John E. Stapleton
The family of John E. Stapleton would like to announce his death on October 14, 2021. He was born October 12, …
Linda S. Korte, RN
Linda Sue Korte, 80, of Fayette, passed away October 16, 2021 at Glasgow Gardens in Glasgow.   Linda was born on February 23, 1941 …
Iona “Dolly” Campbell
Fayette resident, Dolly Campbell, 96, passed away at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO on October 14, 2021. Iona Frances …
Marilyn Lorene Solomon
Marilyn Lorene Solomon of Fayette passed away October 11, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born February 12, 1934, in Fayette and was …
Patricia Ann Crowley
Fayette resident, Pat Crowley, 73, passed away suddenly on October 9, 2021. Patricia Ann Crowley was born in Kansas City, MO on …
Jon Christopher Gautier
Jon Christopher Gautier, 68, of New Franklin, passed away at his home on October 5, 2021. Jon was born in Boonville on January 4, …