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Governor Parson Announces Launch of New COVID-19 Vaccine Website for Missourians

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson today announced the launch of a new vaccine website for … more

Kylie Tillman appointed as East Ward Alderwoman

The Fayette City Council once again has six members. Kylie Tillman was sworn in Tuesday as East Ward Alderwoman. She takes the place of Jeremy Dawson, who was forced to resign when he moved outside … more

Fayette school board adopts district-wide mask mandate

When Fayette students return to school on Dec. 1 they will all be wearing masks. The decision was made Wednesday, Nov. 18, by the district’s Board of Education during its regular monthly … more

Council appoints David Ford as new Police Chief

Fayette Police Lt. David Ford was named Fayette’s newest City Marshal. The appointment came during the regular meeting of the Fayette Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Mr. Ford will … more

COVID-19: A medical problem, not a political problem

The novel coronavirus has been a fixture in our lives for 11 months. COVID-19 is dominating every aspect of our lives. Wash your hands, wear a mask, socially distance. We’ve heard it all a … more

Ambulance District seeking 1,000 survey responses

The Howard County Ambulance District is seeking public input. Luke Knoble, an EMT Basic for the district, has crafted a nine-question survey to gauge county residents’ understanding of the … more

County real estate and property taxes due by Dec. 31

Howard County Collector Jinger Felten has mailed the 2020 Howard County real estate and personal property tax statements along with any delinquent tax due. Those who have bought, sold, or own real … more

Filing for municipal, school board elections opens Dec. 15

Filing for candidates seeking municipal and school board positions opens Dec. 15. The filing deadline is the end of business on January 19, 2021. Elections will be held April 6. Voters in Fayette … more

City to appoint new Chief of Police, East Ward Alderman

The City of Fayette must appoint a new City Marshall, more commonly known as Chief of Police. Jeff Oswald, the city’s current Police Chief, was elected Sheriff in the Nov. 3 general election. … more

Better Man Records opens studio with live concert

Fayette was treated to a free live concert on the courthouse lawn Friday night. Better Man Records hosted the event as part of its grand opening. The recording studio, located on the south side of … more

CMU prepares for end to in-person classes

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, students at Central Methodist University are starting to pack up and head home for the semester. The holiday break officially begins … more

Fayette school district moves online through November

A surge in positive COVID-19 has forced the Fayette school district to transition to online learning starting Tuesday. The move will last through the end of November. The decision for Daly … more

Daly Elementary will transition to online learning through November

Daly Elementary School in Fayette will transition to online learning starting Tuesday, which will last through the end of November. The decision was announced Sunday in an email to parents. Classes … more

Independent recording studio sets up shop in Fayette

Fayette has landed on the music scene. Better Man Records officially opens shop on Friday. The professional music studio is the creation of Preston Ary and David Adkisson, two friends who decided to … more

Fayette R-III moves to Yellow level after positive case at DES

The Fayette school district will move to Yellow level after a staff member at Daly Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. A letter to parents from District Superintendent Jill Wiseman and … more

Oswald elected HoCo Sheriff

Howard County will have a new sheriff starting in January. Current Fayette Chief of Police Jeff Oswald successfully defeated two-term incumbent Mike Neal for the county’s highest law … more

Clark wins coroner’s race

Trisha Clark successfully unseated longtime incumbent Frank Flaspohler for Howard County Coroner in Tuesday’s election, finishing with 54.58% of the vote. Mr. Flaspohler has served as the … more

Howard County goes red

For the first time in history, the Howard County Commission is entirely Republican. Newly elected GOP commissioners for the Eastern and Western districts are replacing longtime Democrats Richard … more

New Franklin aldermen deny building permit for storage units

New Franklin aldermen on Monday took no action on a request by Larry Kempf to build additional storage units in New Franklin. The inaction is in effect a refusal to allow the permit. Kempf, who … more

NF City Council considers water, sewer rate hikes

Members of the New Franklin City Council are considering raising water and sewer rates following a presentation of a rate study by Liz Groves. Two options for each water and sewer increases were … more
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