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Bentley named Citizen of the Year

Longtime Fayette teacher Terry Bentley was named the 2024 Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Fayette Board of Education Wednesday night. Daly Elementary third-grade teacher Adrian Stumbaugh was … more

Fayette, Glasgow, Harrisburg to hold graduations Sunday

Three area high schools are holding commencement ceremonies on Sunday. Fayette, Glasgow, and Harrisburg will each bid farewell to their senior classes at 2 p.m. Former Fayette teacher Howie Ball … more

Bee’s Knees closes Fayette location

Bee’s Knees Taproom at the Nest, on South Main Street a half block off the square, shuttered it doors on Friday, May 10. The brewpub opened in February of last year to brisk business. It … more

Boys & Girls Club enrolling for summer

Justin Addison/Fayette Advertiser Boys & Girls Club board members, students, and employees celebrated a formal ribbon cutting hosted by the Fayette Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 7. … more

Conrow leaving Downtown Fayette

Cana Conrow is leaving her post as executive director of Downtown Fayette, formerly Fayette Main Street, at the end of May.   Conrow was named executive director in April 2023 after having … more

Library Lines - May 2024

May Greetings from the Howard County Library! We hope you are having a wonderful spring, which includes reading a good book! If you are not reading one, we would love for you to visit the library and … more

A dream 70 years in the making

Seven decades after she left Central Methodist College (now University), Nadine (Turner) Mordt finally fulfilled her dream of walking across the graduation stage and receiving her diploma. She was … more

Aurora borealis visible over Midwest

The night sky as far south as Florida glowed in hues of green, purple, and pink on Friday night as an extreme G5 geomagnetic storm blasted Earth’s magnetosphere. The gorgeous effect is the … more

Fayette’s Second Baptist Church honored as part of Historic Preservation Month

Every year in May, local preservation groups, state historical societies, and business and civic organizations across the country celebrate Preservation Month through events that promote historic … more

Mount Pleasant Cemetery, to become official location for National Wreaths Across America Day

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced last week that Mount Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin will join in the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach as an official location for 2024. … more

Optimist Club fishing derby June 8

The Fayette Optimist Club will hold its annual Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 8. Young anglers may start casting at 8:30 a.m. The derby will be held at the scenic lake at The Lodge, 542 … more

Central fires women’s basketball coach Mike Davis

Central Methodist University fired head women’s basketball coach Mike Davis on Tuesday, April 30. Neither side cited a reason, but Coach Davis had apparently been suspended from the team early … more

New Franklin senior inks with CMU cheer

New Franklin High School senior Gracie Martin signed her official letter of intent to be a member of the cheerleading squads at Central Methodist University starting in the fall. She will be a … more

Boys & Girls Club opens new location in Fayette

A new site for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri has opened in Fayette. Located at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 300 E. Davis Street, this marks the 14th site for the … more

Hon. Mary Russell, Chief Justice of Mo. Supreme Court, pays tribute to local court personnel

The Howard County Courthouse received a distinguished guest on Monday. Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, Mary R. Russell, paid a visit to the 14the Circuit Court.   Judge Russell … more

Residents on Green Acres Dr. ask council for long-awaited sewer access

The Fayette Board of Aldermen welcomed its newest member during its most recent meeting on Tuesday, April 23. Council members also heard a request for sewer service from a neighborhood annexed in the … more

Weekend deluge causes minor flooding

Heavy rains, ranging nearly 3.5 inches of rain as observed by a local weather station, to up to 10 inches in places fell overnight Saturday into Sunday, causing minor flooding in lowland areas. … more

Dozen area high school musicians earn top ratings at state music fest

Area musicians earned 12 gold ratings at the State Music Festival hosted by the Missouri State High School Activities Association at the University of Missouri-Columbia last week. Fayette picked up … more

2024 Fayette Prom Royalty

‘Beefing Up’ the Fayette school district

The Fayette School District received more than 500 pounds of locally raised beef last week through the state’s MO Beef Kids program.   Randy and Sondra Conklin of Rocking C Ranch … more
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