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Restaurants struggle during COVID-19

“If the phone’s ringing, we’re cooking,” said Leremie Shafer during what would be a normally busy lunch rush on Monday. Leremie and his wife, Beth, own Miknan’s Main … more

County emergency management in good hands

Howard County has three fire departments, four law enforcement agencies, a county health department, and city and county governments. It’s up to two men to streamline communications between … more

Council gives OK for ADA playground to be installed at city park

New playground equipment initially designated to be placed at Ricketts-Graham Lake will find a home at the Fayette City Park. The playground universal design playground equipment, purchased by the … more

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

A Fayette man suffered serious injuries when he wrecked his motorcycle Monday afternoon.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Larry Koenig, 57, was northbound on Highway 5, … more

Coronavirus Stress: Help with Coping

COVID-19 is everywhere. Not just the disease, but news and information. We are pummeled by it daily though our social media, the news, and even our daily conversations. Our lives have been uprooted. … more

Mo. judges still hear some cases amid pandemic

Despite shelter-in-place orders in several jurisdictions throughout the state, Missouri courts are open and continue to hear a selection of cases. Howard County Associate Judge Mason Gebhardt in a … more

Wells offers unique home workout class

While Fayette residents are spending more time at home with schools closing and restaurants moving to take-out and delivery, Mackenzie Wells has created a fun way to improve your health while … more

Coronavirus Testing

COVID-19 information is consuming most of our attention these days. It is spreading – both the virus and the fear.  We are seeing an uptick in cases for two reasons. The first is that … more

Fayette City Council discusses measures to combat COVID-19

The Fayette City Council is doing its part to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. During its regular meeting Tuesday night bottles of hand sanitizer were laid out on the meeting … more

County Commission Declares State of Emergency

The Howard County Courthouse will close to the public beginning today (Wednesday). The county commission signed a resolution Monday declaring a state of emergency for Howard … more

New Franklin school board discusses Buddy Packs distribution amid COVID-19 pandemic

The March 18 New Franklin school board meeting went as planned despite school not being in session. The open session lasted two hours; however, not many things were decided. The coronavirus … more

Fayette schools keep focus on students during pandemic

Statewide closures of schools due to COVID-19 haven’t stopped the Fayette R-III School District from meeting the needs of its students. Kids were scheduled to return to school on Tuesday, March … more

CMU has smooth transition moving classes online

Some colleges had monumental work to switch their classes online. At Central Methodist University, it was more like a pivot. In 2017, Central Methodist University’s Board of Trustees and … more

Fayette City Council discusses concerns over coronavirus

The Fayette City Council is doing its part to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. During its regular meeting Tuesday night bottles of hand sanitizer were laid out on the meeting … more

April 7 municipal elections postponed to June 2

Missouri’s April 7 municipal elections have been postponed until June 2. Executive order 20-03 was announced Wednesday morning from Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Secretary of State Jay … more

Fayette schools shut down until April 1

Fayette R-III public schools are closed throughout the month of March due to concerns over COVID-19. It hopes to resume classes Wednesday, April 1. The initial announcement on Monday from the … more

Circuit 14 courts will continue most cases through April 15

Presiding Circuit 14 Judge Scott Hayes announced Monday that all pending jury trials and most court cases and dockets scheduled from March 18 through April 15 will be continued in an effort to comply … more

County Clerk reminds voters of absentee deadlines

Howard County Clerk Shelly Howell reminds voters that they can cast absentee ballots for the upcoming April 7 election. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Wednesday, March 25. Absentee … more

CMU moves all classes online after Spring Break

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, senior leadership at CMU has taken the step to transition entirely to online coursework for all locations beginning Monday, March 30. This allows students … more

Howard County Dems choose Biden, GOP sticks with Trump

Joe Biden was the overwhelming favorite chosen by Howard County Democrats during Tuesday’s statewide Presidential Preference Primary, according to unofficial results released by the Howard … more
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