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Pool opening delayed until Tuesday

The Fayette City Pool will not open on Memorial Day weekend this year as planned due to a temporary shortage of lifeguards. The pool will instead open on Tuesday. Every lifeguard hired for this … more

FHS Graduates 46

Forty-six graduates walked across the stage at the annual Fayette High School commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon. Alumnus and former Fayette teacher and coach Kristen Hough delivered the … more

Besgrove to receive Quilt of Valor

Fayette resident Kirk L. Besgrove will be presented with a Quilt of Valor from the Peacemakers Quilters during the annual Memorial Day service on Sunday afternoon. Master Chief Besgrove joined the … more

School board prepares for state legislation raising teacher pay

Members of the Fayette Board of Education are weighing options of increasing teacher pay while awaiting for Missouri Governor Mike Parson to sign into law a new budget that will hike minimum teacher … more

BOE approves HVAC upgrade for high school gym

The Fayette school board has approved an expenditure of up to $240,000 to augment the current district-wide HVAC improvement project to enhance heating and air conditioning in the high school … more

New Franklin honors retirees

Named to MoVal Dean’s List

Kaden Polson, a freshman Physical Education major from Fayette, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Missouri Valley College in Marshall. To be named to the … more

Named to MidAm Honor Roll

A student from Rocheport was recently named to the Honor Roll at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Aaron Elsasser earned the distinction for academic excellence during the spring 2022 … more

EO gives to PAWS

The Endless Options Consumer Consultancy Committee chose PAWS (Pet Adoption and Welfare Service) as the recipient for its latest charitable project. Clients at Endless Options collected dog chew … more

Jerry Moon receives CMU degree at age of 91

Reverend Jerry Moon celebrated his college graduation Saturday, surrounded by his family, friends, and members of the community.  It was an accomplishment that was 69 years in the making, and … more

Chief asks council to raise officer pay as city begins budget process

The Fayette Board of Aldermen is beginning the budget process for the upcoming fiscal year. What could become a priority are police salaries. The city’s public works director also proposed … more

Hough will be guest speaker at FHS graduation

A familiar face will deliver the annual commencement address at the Fayette High School graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Alumnus and former teacher and coach Kristen Hough will speak to the … more

Mayor signs Juneteenth proclamation

Fayette Mayor Jeremy Dawson signed a proclamation last week signifying the annual Juneteenth celebration in Fayette. The proclamation, signed during the May 10 regular meeting of the Fayette Board of … more

Memorial Day celebration May 29 on courthouse lawn

Fayette’s Memorial Day celebration will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 on the south side of the Fayette courthouse lawn. The annual event recognizes the service of American veterans, … more

Rocheport student tapped for Omicron Delta Kappa

Madeline Marrero, a native of Rocheport, was recently initiated into the Westminster College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The Society welcomed 1,971 new … more

Howard County DAR recognizes area Kindergartners for learning Pledge

Kindergartners across the county were awarded flags and certificates from the Howard County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Students earn the flags by learning the Pledge of … more

Howard Electric donates to Fayette youth football

Howard Electric Cooperative in Fayette, with the help of Howard County Community Foundation, made a donation in the amount of $1,500 toward Fayette Optimist Youth Football programs in Fayette. The … more

Rotary donates to Health & Wellness Council

The Fayette Rotary Club donated $100 from proceeds of its Happy Can contributions to the Howard County Health and Wellness Council. Fayette Rotarians collect money in the Happy Can each … more

Summer art show to feature Mid-Mo. artist

This summer’s show at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art on the campus of Central Methodist University will feature “A Missouri Perspective” with works by local artist Vivian … more

CMU renews agreement with Jefferson College JC

A longstanding articulation agreement between Central Methodist University and Jefferson College (JC) was renewed on April 27, allowing for a continued partnership between the schools. With the … more
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