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Wells offers unique home workout class

While Fayette residents are spending more time at home with schools closing and restaurants moving to take-out and delivery, Mackenzie Wells has created a fun way to improve your health while … more

Coronavirus Testing

COVID-19 information is consuming most of our attention these days. It is spreading – both the virus and the fear.  We are seeing an uptick in cases for two reasons. The first is that … more

Fayette City Council discusses measures to combat COVID-19

The Fayette City Council is doing its part to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. During its regular meeting Tuesday night bottles of hand sanitizer were laid out on the meeting … more

County Commission Declares State of Emergency

The Howard County Courthouse will close to the public beginning today (Wednesday). The county commission signed a resolution Monday declaring a state of emergency for Howard … more

New Franklin school board discusses Buddy Packs distribution amid COVID-19 pandemic

The March 18 New Franklin school board meeting went as planned despite school not being in session. The open session lasted two hours; however, not many things were decided. The coronavirus … more

Fayette schools keep focus on students during pandemic

Statewide closures of schools due to COVID-19 haven’t stopped the Fayette R-III School District from meeting the needs of its students. Kids were scheduled to return to school on Tuesday, March … more

CMU has smooth transition moving classes online

Some colleges had monumental work to switch their classes online. At Central Methodist University, it was more like a pivot. In 2017, Central Methodist University’s Board of Trustees and … more

Fayette City Council discusses concerns over coronavirus

The Fayette City Council is doing its part to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. During its regular meeting Tuesday night bottles of hand sanitizer were laid out on the meeting … more

April 7 municipal elections postponed to June 2

Missouri’s April 7 municipal elections have been postponed until June 2. Executive order 20-03 was announced Wednesday morning from Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Secretary of State Jay … more

Fayette schools shut down until April 1

Fayette R-III public schools are closed throughout the month of March due to concerns over COVID-19. It hopes to resume classes Wednesday, April 1. The initial announcement on Monday from the … more

Circuit 14 courts will continue most cases through April 15

Presiding Circuit 14 Judge Scott Hayes announced Monday that all pending jury trials and most court cases and dockets scheduled from March 18 through April 15 will be continued in an effort to comply … more

County Clerk reminds voters of absentee deadlines

Howard County Clerk Shelly Howell reminds voters that they can cast absentee ballots for the upcoming April 7 election. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Wednesday, March 25. Absentee … more

CMU moves all classes online after Spring Break

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, senior leadership at CMU has taken the step to transition entirely to online coursework for all locations beginning Monday, March 30. This allows students … more

Howard County Dems choose Biden, GOP sticks with Trump

Joe Biden was the overwhelming favorite chosen by Howard County Democrats during Tuesday’s statewide Presidential Preference Primary, according to unofficial results released by the Howard … more

Fayette R-III will provide meals during school closure

The Fayette R-III school district announced Tuesday morning that students will continue to receive meals even though school is closed through March due to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. … more

Harrisburg boy asks for pet gifts for birthday, donates to PAWS

A Harrisburg boy opted to collect gifts for animals instead of receiving gifts for himself. Sammy Tillinger recently celebrated his sixth birthday. In lieu of … more

City council hires temporary city administrator

Interim City Administrator Jeff Hancock (left) and Fayette Mayor Greg Stidgham wrestled through stacks and stacks of paperwork Wednesday at City … … more

County Democrat caucuses cancelled

The Missouri Democrat Party has made changes to the proccess of selecting delegates for the upcoming Presidential Election. The Howard County Caucus or Mass Meeting scheduled for April 6, has been … more

Frink earns NRECA Gold credential

At a recent NRECA Regional meeting, George Frink was recognized for completing the National Rural Richard Fowler left, Howard Electric CEO and George Frink right, … more

New Franklin city council votes to sell police car

The New Franklin city council discussed employee compensation and the community building during its regular monthly meeting on March 9. Emily Smith from the Howard and Cooper County Girl Scouts … more
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