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CMU celebrates 100th anniversary of Homecoming amid pandemic

Luke Gray and Shannon Peters were crowned King and Queen of Central Methodist University’s 2020 Homecoming on Saturday. The coronation came during halftime of the Eagles’ football game. … more

FHS celebrates 2020 Homecoming Week

Fayette High School is celebrating Homecoming all week. Although the normally festive school week leading up to Friday night’s football has been pared down a bit to adhere to COVID-19 … more

Fayette R-III offers free meals to students

The Fayette R-III school district is once again allowing students to purchase meals at no cost. The program began Tuesday, Sept. 22. The program is funded through the School Lunch Program/CARES … more

Political signs stolen, vandalized

There have been several thefts and even destruction of political yard signs around Howard County in recent weeks. Howard County Democrat Committee Chairman Mary Jarboe reports that dozens of signs … more

Planning underway for 2020 Christmas Holiday House

The 2020 Christmas Holiday House will likely implement a few changes this year so as to follow guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Holiday House committee members are mulling adjustments in … more

Candidate forum Oct. 12

The Fayette Advertiser will host a candidate forum Oct. 12 for local contested races that will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. So far, nearly all candidates for Sheriff, Coroner, County Commissioner, … more

Worth the wait

Friday was a day six years in the making. The Fayette Fire Department finally has a new ladder truck. Fire Chief Chris Baylor drove the 2004 Sutphen truck from Columbia, where it was purchased from … more

CMU Homecoming goes virtual

Central Methodist University will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first Homecoming with a virtual commemoration this year. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university opted not to … more

FHS Homecoming next weekend

Fayette High School will host its traditional Homecoming this year, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will force a few changes to be made. There will be no class floats and junior high athletes and … more

Missouri Life readers vote Advertiser ‘Best’

The Fayette Advertiser was voted Best Small-Town Newspaper in Missouri by readers of Missouri Life Magazine. We are very humbled and gracious to be deemed worthy of selection among a field of … more

Newspaper will be mailed countywide Oct. 14

The October 14 edition Fayette Advertiser will be received by every household in Howard County, Harrisburg, and Higbee. Our annual county-wide edition is an excellent opportunity for businesses and … more

Fayette school district seeking grant for Monday, after school programs


The Fayette school board gave unanimous approval for the district to apply for a grant that would make possible Monday and after-school programs for some students. The School Age Community (SAC) … more

Students return to Fayette for CMU commencement

Central Methodist University held formal commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 on Sunday afternoon. Normally the event takes place in May and the conclusion of the Spring semester. But the … more

Details remain murky in Franklin murder


A great deal of mystery continues to surround a murder that took place in Franklin on Sept. 7, but authorities aren’t releasing much information. Emmett S. Wood, Jr., 44, is in the Howard … more

CMS student marks Fayette school district’s third positive COVID-19 case

A student at Clark Middle School in Fayette has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an announcement from the district’s nurse and superintendent. On Monday the district sent an … more

New Franklin water rates likely to increase

The City of New Franklin is not purchasing the amount of water from the Howard County Regional Water Commission (HCRWC) as stipulated in the agreement between the two entities. The announcement came … more

New eagle statue a testament to Class of 2020


A new eagle statue was unveiled on the Campus of Central Methodist University following the Class of 2020’s graduation ceremony Sunday evening. The statue, dedicated to the Class of 2020, is … more

Local students cast in upcoming CMU play

The show will go on at Central Methodist University’s Little Theatre this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The first play of the season, “A Gentleman's Guide to Love and … more

UPDATE: Suspect in Franklin has been apprehended

One woman is dead and a 44-year-old man is on the run following a homicide in Franklin on Monday. Police are searching for the suspect, Emmett Wood, Jr., of Franklin. Howard County Sheriff Mike … more

UPDATE: Suspect in Franklin has been apprehended by law enforcement

One woman is dead and a 44-year-old man is on the run following a homicide in Franklin on Monday. Police are searching for the suspect, Emmett Wood, Jr., of Franklin. Howard County Sheriff Mike … more
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