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Fayette High School Courtwarming Friday

FAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL COURTWARMING is Friday night. A new King and Queen will be crowned at halftime of the boys’ basketball game. Fayette will host Brookfield on the basketball court. The … more

Fayette Main Street presents the Festival of Lights

HUNDREDS GATHERED ON THE SQUARE Saturday night for the annual Fayette Main Street Christmas Parade and Festival of Lights. Following the parade, Santa lit a Magic Tree on the courthouse lawn before … more

Filing period for municipal, school board elections opens

The filing period for the April 4, 2023, municipal and school board elections opened on Tuesday, December 6. The deadline to file is the close of business on Tuesday, December 27. All filings must … more

Public hearing Tuesday for proposed electric rate hikes

The City of Fayette will hold a public hearing regarding proposed increases in electric rates. The hearing will be held in conjunction with the council’s next regular meeting at 6 p.m. on … more

Advertiser will publish letters to Santa

Children are finishing up their Christmas lists and writing those letters to Santa, and once again, the Fayette Advertiser will deliver Christmas wishes to the North Pole.  Santa Claus is a … more

Minor, moderate injuries in Midway crash

A two-vehicle crash at Midway during the Monday morning commute sent four people to the hospital with minor and moderate injuries. The crash occurred around 8 a.m. and shut down both lanes of Highway … more

Charged with 6 counts of child sex abuse

An Oklahoma man is in jail facing six felony charges related to incidents in 2018 involving sexual contact with children. Norman L. Watkins, 33, of Vinita, Oklahoma, was arrested by the Missouri … more

CMU Choir Christmas Concert Sunday

The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University will soon begin its holiday programs with Sunday’s choir concert, A Service of Lessons and Carols. Led by Dr. Patrick Dill, … more

Downtown Fayette will light up Saturday night

Downtown Fayette is the place to be on Saturday, with an all-day kickoff of the Christmas season. Entertainment for the whole family is scheduled throughout the day, culminating with the annual … more

Asbury named MAEDC President

Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) announces the appointment of Randy Asbury to become the organization’s president effective December 1. Asbury has been in the role of … more

City council votes to raise electric rates

The Fayette city council voted unanimously to raise residential electric rates by 10% and commercial rates by 3% at its latest regular meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The city will now hold two … more

Report completed on Spring St. bridge

The city has finally received an engineering report on the Spring Street bridge, which has been closed since April. Erosion discovered near a new sewer pipe had compromised the integrity of the … more

2nd Annual Turkey Trot kicks off Small Business Saturday

THE SECOND ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K drew around 20 runners and walkers to downtown Fayette on Saturday morning. The event was sponsored by Fayette Main Street, Inc., Gracelyn Flaspohler (far right in … more

DAR donates Welcome Home blankets for Veterans

The Howard County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the First Baptist Church on November 17. The program was given by Michelle Vogt, the Fundraising and Development … more

City decorates for holidays

Library Lines - November 2022

November Greetings from the Howard County Public Library! When we think about giving thanks during this time of year, we are definitely thankful for all that our library has to offer! We are having a … more

Howard is now a Purple Heart County

Howard County is officially a Purple Heart County, one of 82 across Missouri to hold the designation. A dedication was held in the Howard County courthouse on Tuesday, November 15. Fayette … more

Parisi to Become MVC President

The campus community at Central Methodist University is sending off one of its finest leaders to assume the presidency of Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri.   Dr. Joseph Parisi, … more

Turkey Trot kicks off Small Business Saturday on the square

Several downtown businesses are getting into the holiday spirit this year, with plans and events scheduled for Small Business Saturday on November 26. First observed in the United States on … more

Property tax statements in the mail

Howard County Collector Jinger Felten has mailed the 2022 Howard County Real Estate and Personal Property tax statements along with any delinquent tax due. Tax payments may be paid in person at the … more
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