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Fayette High School celebrates 2022 Homecoming week

Fayette High School will celebrate its annual Homecoming this week, culminating with the crowning of a new Queen and King at halftime of the football game Friday night. This year’s theme is … more


Fayette’s newest business opened its doors over the weekend. Remedy IV & Nutrition held a grand opening on Saturday, complete with a ribbon cutting by the soon-to-be newly re-commissioned … more

Riekhof’s campaign for prosecutor kicks into high gear

Howard County Prosecuting Attorney Deborah Riekhof is ramping up her campaign for re-election. Currently nearing the end of her second-consecutive term, she has served 10 years in the … more

CMU Band Day Saturday

The 57th annual Central Methodist University Band Day will be held on Saturday, October 1, with more than 30 schools from around the state set to compete. Schools from all classes are included in … more

Fayette BOE approves schedule changes, additional SPED teacher

Enrollment at the Fayette school district is up slightly from that of a year ago. Current tallies were revealed at Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting of Fayette’s Board of … more

Central alum appointed judge

On Friday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson appointed Central Methodist University alumnus James O. Kjar as Associate Circuit Judge for Benton County in the 27th Judicial Circuit. He will fill the … more

Focusing on trees

Fayette Mayor Jeremy Dawson signed a proclamation last week signifying that the City of Fayette will recognize Arbor Day on Thursday, September 22. The proclamation is symbolic of a larger effort … more

New Franklin UMC celebrates 200 years of service

The New Franklin United Methodist Church will celebrate 200 years of service on Sunday, September 25. A special program and lunch will follow the regular 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Anyone who … more

CMU’s Morrison Observatory welcomes public for Thursday viewings

Central Missouri residents are invited to view the universe at any of several guided sessions on Thursday evenings at the historic Morrison Observatory operated by Central Methodist University in … more

Santa Fe Trail Days

Hundreds of visitors crowded downtown New Franklin over the weekend for Santa Fe Trail Days. The annual two-day  event started Friday evening, and kicked into high gear on Saturday. Highlights … more

Theatre season begins next month at Central Methodist

The 2022-23 season at Central Methodist University’s The Little Theatre begins next month with the first of five shows for the academic year. Dr. Mark Kelty, professor of theatre, along with … more

Library Lines

Greetings from your Howard County Library! Even though the temperatures may not reflect the season, autumn has arrived and it is an exciting time here at the library! We are making some big … more

Rotary District Governor honored several with Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary District Governor John Horton named Fayette Rotarians Jackie Byland, Glenn Ludtke, and Chuck Thompson as Paul Harris Fellows at the club’s regular meeting on Wednesday, September 14 in … more

CMU athletic trainers save life of soccer official during game

Quick action by members of the Central Methodist University athletic training staff saved the life of a soccer referee Thursday afternoon.  During the men’s soccer game at the … more

County addresses emerald ash borer at courthouse

The county is managing trees on the courthouse lawn. The Howard County Commission recently hired Dakota Wells to treat one tree infected with the emerald ash borer and formulate a management plan for … more

Santa Fe Trail Days this weekend

Santa Fe Trail Days returns to downtown New Franklin this weekend. The two-day event opens Friday evening, culminating with  live music in the beer garden Saturday night. Vendor booths and … more

DAR celebrates Constitution Week

Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 19-23. The United States Constitution stands as a … more

Health department, local banks to hold diaper drive

The Howard County Public Health Department (HCPHD), along with First Chance for Children, is sponsoring a Diaper Drive as an outreach of the WIC Program to help close the gap for diaper need in … more
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