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New backup generator installed at Keller

A new generator at the county’s Keller Building will provide standby power and replace the old equipment that has been in place since 1961. The generator and new transfer switch was … more

City Council approves water rate increase

The Fayette Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance to increase water rates for the city’s residential and business customers. The 5-0 vote came during the council’s regular meeting on … more

Celebrate Black History all month long

Several organizations in the Fayette community will host events during February (and early March) to celebrate Black History Month. The theme is “Appreciating Black Lives,” focusing … more

BTC Bank cuts ribbon for Fayette branch

The soon-to-be-reinstated Fayette Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Fayette branch of BTC Bank on Friday morning. The branch opened in October and is located on the southwest corner … more

Howard County Farm Bureau recognized at annual meeting

Missouri Farm Bureau members returned to their traditional annual meeting December 5-7 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The organization’s 108th meeting theme, Rooted in Service, highlighted not only … more

School board nixes proposal for wresting program

The Fayette school district will not start a wrestling program, at least for now. The district’s Board of Education did not vote on the proposal following a lengthy discussion during its … more

Public invited to next Fayette Bicentennial planning meeting

Plans to celebrate Fayette’s upcoming bicentennial are moving forward. The team planning the event has developed a basic framework for the celebration during public meetings held since November … more

Firemen’s Sweetheart Dance turns 40

The Fayette Volunteer Fire Department will host its 40th annual Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 4.  The dance has been held yearly for four decades as a fundraiser for the department. … more

Music Boosters trivia night Feb. 4

The popular Trivia Night fundraiser for the Fayette Music Boosters will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall on Saturday, February 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with games beginning at … more

Howard County DAR honors chapter’s organizing Regent

On Thursday, January 12th, the Howard County Daughters of the American Revolution and members of the SAR honored Elizabeth Daly Simpson Major, the organizing Regent for the Howard County DAR chapter. … more

Bond granted for CMU football player who shot teammate

Kundarrius Kinte Taylor, the 23 -year-old man charged in the shooting death of fellow Central Methodist University football player and roommate Torrance Evans on August 25, was granted bond in the … more

Fayette sewer project nears completion

The city’s ongoing sewer replacement project is nearly complete. During its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 10, the Fayette city council approved a change order that affects one of the … more

FHS, CMU bands to hold MMEA preview concert

The Fayette High School and the Central Methodist University concert bands will present a joint concert of music that will be performed at the Missouri Music Educators Association annual conference … more

Council approves ordinance to raise utility water rates

Fayette’s Board of Aldermen last week gave unanimous approval to pass an ordinance that will increase the water charge to Fayette customers by $1 per 1,000 gallons used. As was previously … more

Fayette will again seek public safety tax for police, fire departments

Fayette’s city council gave unanimous approval to once again place a sales tax before voters that would benefit the city’s police and fire departments. The public safety tax would charge … more

Daly to hold preschool screenings

Parents of children planning to enroll in preschool at Daly Elementary in Fayette next year should make a screening appointment. Interested parents should contact Lisa Gebhardt (660) … more

NF BOA approves wine walk, buys water meters

The annual South Howard County Historical Society Wine Walk was approved by the New Franklin city council at its most recent meeting on Monday, January 9. The Wine Walk will take place in downtown … more

Howard County Public Library - January 2023

Happy New Year from the Howard County Public Library! We hope your year has gotten off to a great start!  Here at the library we are welcoming 2023 with plans for fun and exciting activities. Of … more

Benefit auction for Paul Beeler Jan. 21 at St. Joseph Hall

A special fundraiser is in the works for Fayette resident and businessman Paul Beeler, who is battling renal cancer.A dinner and auction will take place on Saturday, January 21, at St. Joseph … more

Fayette Together

A little more than two years ago, a group of interested and concerned individuals came together to explore ways of fostering inclusivity in the Fayette community. With the death of George Floyd … more
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