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Juneteenth to add fireworks to celebration

The St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fayette is preparing to host its 21st annual Juneteenth celebration. Tim Jackman, the event’s longtime organizer, said this year’s celebration will … more

Arrested after leading officers on high-speed chase

A Franklin man is in the Howard County Jail after leading officers on a high-speed chase through two counties in what appears to be a stolen car. Brad Alan Marcum, 45, was arrested in the early … more

Fayette to pursue public safety tax

The City of Fayette expects to pursue the issuance of a new public safety tax to support Fayette police and fire departments. The city council has been discussing the matter for some time, and at its … more

Most voters stayed home on Election Day

The New Franklin School district will have two new faces on its Board of Education as a result of the April 6 municipal and school board elections. Newcomers Alan Marshall and Kirk Wilmsmeyer … more

New Franklin nearing contract with Sheriff’s Department

The City of New Franklin is expected to enter into an agreement to pay the Howard County Sheriff’s Department for dedicated law enforcement coverage. The move would allow the city to eliminate … more

Celebrating 50 years of music

Music lovers will flock to Fayette on Saturday, April 17, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the bandstand. A staple on the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn, it was built in 1971 with … more

Slow day at the polls

Voting was underway for municipal and school board elections as this newspaper went to press Tuesday morning. Only 12 ballots had been cast at the Howard County Courthouse by 8:15 a.m. A low turnout … more

Fayette Book Club invites public to presentation by Civil War history author

The Fayette Book Club will host author D. L. Rogers to discuss her work, “Elizabeth’s War: Missouri 1863,” at a meeting on Tuesday, April 20. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. in … more

Optimist Club BBQ fundraiser this Sunday

Good people will be making good food to support good causes in Fayette this weekend. The Fayette Optimist Club on Sunday, April 11, will host its annual pork steak dinner in the parking lot of the … more

FACT to host virtual Fayette’s Got Talent

The Fayette Area Community Theatre (FACT) will host Fayette’s Got Talent on Saturday, April 17, and Saturday, April 24. Both events are virtual and will run from 10 a.m. to 6 … more

Two Fayette teachers resign, three to become tenured

Two Fayette teachers have resigned, effective at the end of the school year, and three teachers will become tenured next school year. The decisions were approved by the Board of Education during the … more

Boonslick YMCA giving out free meals to local youths

The Boonslick Heartland YMCA on March 23 began providing grab-and-go meals to youths below the ages of 18 in Fayette and surrounding communities through September. Meals are distributed once a week … more

Few contested races expected to draw low voter turnout

An exceptionally low turnout is expected for the April 6 municipal and school board elections. Howard County Clerk Shelly Howell said she expects only around 10% of registered voters will mark … more

Valencia pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charge from February shooting

The Fayette man charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his 15-year-old son in February waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty in Howard County court on … more

Dr. Stroupe earns veterinary leadership award

Dr. Jessica Stroupe was awarded with the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association’s Ortu Stella Award in January for early career leadership. The award was presented by longtime Fayette … more

One of three people charged with child endangerment apprehended

One of three persons sought by law enforcement was apprehended by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department on Friday. Corey Minnis, 32, of Glasgow, is in custody at the Howard County Jail on a … more

CMU Fleer Lecture April 15 will be held on Zoom

Central Methodist University’s Fleer Lecture Series is making a comeback this spring, with the 2021 talk scheduled for April 15. After last year’s lecture was cancelled due to the … more

Fayette BOE votes to suspend mask mandate

The Fayette public school will suspend its district-wide mask mandate beginning on March 29. Following a lengthy discussion, the school board on Wednesday, March 17 voted unanimously to lift the … more

Police on the lookout for three charged with child endangerment

Area law enforcement is on the lookout for three people who fled before a search warrant could be executed. Corey Edward Minnis, 32, Joseph Christopher Woodruff, Jr., 22, and Jasmine R. Howell, 31, … more

City will split electricity cost spike with customers

City of Fayette utility customers will see an extra surcharge over the next 12 months in order to help pay for electricity used during a period of low temperatures across the nation that sharply … more
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