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Over 70 participated in first ever Turkey Trot

Approximately 70 runners participated in the first Fayette Turkey Trot, which was a fundraiser for Main Street, Inc., including at least five pooches.  more

Hilgedick retires after 33 years with the City of Fayette

Marvin Hilgedick officially retired on Wednesday, November 24, after 33 years serving as a lineman for the City of Fayette. Co-workers, friends, and elected officials attended a reception that was … more

Jennings Premium Meats to close retail portion of popular butcher shop

Jennings Premium Meats in New Franklin will cease its retail operations at the end of January, 2022, to focus on wholesale processing. The announcement was made by owner Jason Jennings on the … more

Christmas parade, Kids Market, craft fair on Sat.

The annual Christmas parade in downtown Fayette begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Presented by Fayette Main Street, this year’s event will be a lighted Christmas parade that will cruise … more

City’s East Ward seat is vacant again

The Fayette City Council is again short by one representative. East Ward Alderwoman Kylie Tillman reportedly is no longer on the council after moving to a new residence outside that ward. She was not … more

City Hall holiday hours

The City of Fayette will observe two extra days in December as holidays. City Hall will already be closed and city personnel will not work on December 24, nor on December 31 in observance of … more

Rotary honors FHS Students of the Month

The Fayette Rotary Club honored four Fayette High School students at their regular meeting on September 20. Senior Emma Chew, junior Toniya Boone, sophomore Malia McCutcheon, and freshman Wyatt Symes … more

“Boy” coming to Little Theatre stage

The next show coming to the Little Theatre stage for the 2021-22 season is Anna Ziegler’s “Boy,” directed for the Central Methodist University audience by Professor Lonna … more

Daly Elementary, FACT awarded more than $100k in VU grants

The Daly Elementary School PTSA and the Fayette Area Community Theatre are together benefitting from more than $100,000 in donations from the Veterans United Foundation. Daly is the recipient of a … more

Health dept. booster clinic Monday

The Howard County Health Department will host a vaccine clinic on Monday, November 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the health department’s office in the Keller … more

New Franklin BOE votes to up para pay

The New Franklin Board of Education voted unanimously to increase the wage schedule for the district’s paraprofessionals at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 17. “We … more

Winter commencement Dec. 4

The Central Methodist University winter commencement ceremony on December 4 will mark the end of a long and challenging journey for the 300-plus students eligible to take part. The ceremony will … more

Named to All-State Choir

On Saturday November 6, Fayette senior Gracie Doolin was selected for the 2022 Missouri All-State Choir as a first alternate soprano.   Doolin is the daughter of Brent and Emily … more

Optimist Club honors students of the month

The Fayette Optimist Club recognized November students of the month at Clark Middle School at its recent meeting. more

60th Anniversary

Jack and Fannie Chipley are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today, November 24. The family is requesting cards be sent to the couple in honor of this special occasion. more

Bicentennial Quilt Exhibition to Continue

The State Historical Society of Missouri is extending the exhibition of the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt through the fall of 2022. The quilt, featuring blocks from all 114 Missouri counties and the … more

Local blood drives to aid in blood and platelet shortage

As many prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and look ahead at a busy holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors across the country to harness their humanity by giving blood or … more

Donates to food pantry

The Lincoln Public School Committee in Fayette on Saturday donated more than 100 food items to the Fayette Food Pantry. Items were collected by members of the committee. Accepting the donation was … more


The Fayette High School football team defeated Sweet Springs 46-6 to win the Class 1 District 5 championship at home on Friday. Fayette now moves on to face L&C Conference rival Marceline in the … more
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