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Celebrating 200 years of the Santa Fe Trail

Large crowds were on hand in New Franklin over the weekend for the annual Santa Fe Trail Days. This year marked the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail, which began in Franklin, Missouri. 

Council expected to adopt new parking rules around downtown

The Fayette city council last week gave approval to a suggestion by City Marshal David Ford to do away with three-hour parking ordinances. The affected streets will see new overnight parking …

Pedestrian struck by car dies from injuries

A pedestrian who was struck by a car died on Thursday as a result of his injuries. David N. Moore, 67, of Fayette, was hit while walking in the roadway near where Lucky and Vine Streets intersect on …

False alarm causes lockdown of Fayette school district

The Fayette school district went on lockdown for a brief period on Friday afternoon in response to a purported threat on social media. Central Methodist University, Fayette City Hall, and local banks …

NF School Board reports low COVID enrollment impact

During the regular meeting of The New Franklin Board of Education on September 15, Superintendent Brian Cordel reported that the impact of the COVID-19 virus on enrollment for the fall semester has …
Top Sports Stories

Riding in a bus 127 miles is long enough, riding back after a loss would be painful. The Fayette Falcons did not have to experience that pain Friday night as they came from behind to defeat Scotland …

Facing a Milan team that had soundly defeated them last year 57-32, the Harrisburg Bulldogs came back and stood firm Friday night with a 28-26 home win over the Wildcats. Milan started off the …
The Central Methodist Football team bounced back with a gutsy 27-24 win over Heart foe Peru State College Saturday afternoon at Davis Field.  With the win, the Eagles even their overall …
In a long-awaited showdown between two sides separated by just 30 miles, Wednesday night’s matchup between No. 7 Central and No. 12 Columbia College did not disappoint, as a late goal by senior …
Letters
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 …

To the Editor:

Few issues have elicited more concern and engagement from the community than the Council’s recent decision to forego hiring a new City Administrator. To be sure, I believe that a visionary City …

Local News
Reminder: 10-digit dialing for local calls required by Oct. 24
By October 24, 2021, all local calls in four Missouri area codes, including 660, must dial the entire 10-digit number when making …
Fayette Christian Church welcomes new minister
Fayette First Christian Church (DOC) is excited to announce the calling of Rev. Kerry Kesey as the new minister for their …
Elementary school hires additional 4th grade teacher
Daly Elementary School in Fayette will add a third teacher and classroom to meet the needs of a large fourth-grade class. During its …
Big BAM preps for upcoming Katy Trail trek
The next edition of Missouri Life Magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) is just three weeks away, with more than 100 …
Howard Co. family honored at State Fair
Danny and Paige Kircher and family of New Franklin were among the families honored during the 62nd-annual Missouri Farm Family Day …
MU Extension course for women farmers
The University of Missouri Extension is offering a virtual course for women interested in learning how to strengthen their farming …
Public meeting on nuclear plant exercise
A public meeting will be held Thursday, September 23,  to discuss the evaluation results of a graded exercise at the Callaway …
Weekend bridge work to impact I-70 traffic near Columbia
Ongoing rehabilitation of the Perche Creek bridges along Interstate 70 in Boone County will impact eastbound traffic this …
Fireside Bakes and Brews finds permanent home in Fayette
A young Fayette business is expanding in a big way. Fireside Bakes and Brews, a mobile coffee trailer, is opening a brick-and-mortar …
Obituaries
David Moore
Fayette resident, David Moore, 67, passed away at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia on September 16, …
Don Mounter
Fayette resident, Don Mounter, 80, passed away at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri on September 16, 2021. Charles Donald …
Ralph Evans
  Rural Harrisburg, MO resident, Ralph Evans, 64, passed away suddenly at his home on September 14, 2021. Ralph Allen Evans was …
Teresa Lea Evans (nee Patterson)
If you asked Lea Evans about her proudest accomplishments, she’d answer in a heartbeat: being a mother, a grandmother, a military …
Gary Allen Saunders II
Gary Allen Saunders II, 53, of Armstrong, Missouri passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Boonville.  Services will be held …
Patricia Estill
Fayette resident, Patty Estill, 60, passed away suddenly in Okemah, Oklahoma on September 8, 2021. Patricia Marie Estill was born …