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Stockhorst, Freese, Polson win commissioner primary races

Republican Jeff Stockhorst was elected Eastern District Commissioner for Howard County during Tuesday’s Primary Election. Stockhorst took 57.86 percent of the vote with 357 ballots cast in his … more

Court sides with Glasgow school district in open records case against Howard County Coroner

Circuit 14 Presiding Judge Scott Hayes on Wednesday, July 29, ruled in favor of the Glasgow R-II School District in a lawsuit that claimed Howard County Coroner Frank Flaspohler knowingly violated … more

Advanced Disposal will no longer pick up weekly recycling

Advanced Disposal, the company with which the City of Fayette is contracted for waste disposal, will no longer pick up recycling. The change was announced at the rescheduled meeting of the Fayette … more

Central enacts six-point plan to safeguard student health


Central Methodist University is just days away from students moving in for the fall semester, and the safety measures implemented on campus may be among the most comprehensive nationwide. At the … more

City draws closer to sewer, sidewalk projects

The replacement of many sewers and the construction of a new sidewalk are drawing nearer to fruition, according to Scott Vogler from MECO Engineering, the city’s engineering firm. Vogler … more

Britton earns Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Captain Robert Britton was nominated for and received the Federal Aviation Administration's most prestigious award, The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and the Blue Ribbon file of his … more

No citywide garage sale in 2020

There will be no citywide garage sale in Fayette, as promoted by the Fayette Advertiser this year. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, along with the possibility of litigation should anyone attending … more

New FHS band director hits the ground marching

Fayette’s newest band director has been busy so far this summer. Jennifer Rubin has already hosted freshman boot camp and summer band camp with a strong focus on continuing the band’s … more

County Clerk predicts 65% voter turnout

A high turnout is expected for the Tuesday, August 4 primary election. Howard County Clerk Shelly Howell predicts a 65% voter turnout, largely based on races for the Eastern and Western District … more

2020 would have marked 100th anniversary of CMU Homecoming


This year would have possibly marked the 100th anniversary of Central Methodist’s first Homecoming. Records indicate that the first-ever Homecoming for the college was in 1920, but a tradition … more

Commercial Trust donates to Fair Board

Commercial Trust Company in Fayette made a donation of $5,000 to the Howard County Fair Board Friday afternoon. The bank traditionally supports the annual county fair through purchases made during … more

Central Methodist pulls plug on 2020 Homecoming, Band Day due to COVID-19

Central Methodist University on Wednesday announced the cancellation of its annual Homecoming and Band Day competition for 2020, citing concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 … more

City hires new administrator

The City of Fayette has hired a new city administrator. Tyler Griffith signed a two-year contract on July 15. He will begin serving as Fayette’s new city administrator on Monday, July … more

Countywide Rave Alert goes into effect next month

A new alert system for Howard County is set to go online in mid-August. Howard County Emergency Management has contracted with Rave Alert, a mass notification system, that can send immediate … more

Murder suspect appears in Howard County court

Alfredo Hicks, Jr., charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Columbia man on Dec. 30 in Fayette, appeared in Howard County court July 15 for a hearing.  Hicks’ … more

New Franklin school board says masks will be optional in fall

The New Franklin Board of Education decided to make masks optional when students return to school in the fall. The decision came during the board’s meeting July 15. Board members sat six feet … more

Glasgow woman accused of murder now faces counterfeiting charge

A Glasgow woman charged with murder in the hit-and-run death of a Centralia woman now faces an additional charge of counterfeiting, a Class E felony. Amy Renee Rievley, 36, is currently being held … more

County school districts announce fall semester reopening plans

It may be the middle of summer break, but the administrations for Howard County schools have been preparing plans for opening back up in the fall. The county emergency management office gave schools … more

Possible deal could provide
thousands to schools from CARES Act funds

Schools in Howard County are expected to receive tens of thousands of dollars from money given to Howard County as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In May, the … more

Wallace to retire from health department this week

The Howard County Health Department will soon be under new leadership. Current Administrator Sheila Wallace, RN, will leave her post on Friday. Wallace has been with the health department here … more
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