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Fayette teen dies in tragic firearm accident

A Fayette teenager is dead following what is believed to be an accidental shooting at his home Saturday night. Kevin Cash Valencia, 15, was killed after he was struck by a bullet from a gun allegedly … more

Schleeter, Alexander crowned Courtwarming Royalty

Fayette High School seniors Kyle Schleeter and Virginia Claire Alexander were crowned King and Queen of the annual Fayette Courtwarming on Friday night. The ceremony came at halftime of the boys' … more

Another house fire leaves family homeless

A rural Armstrong family lost everything when their house caught fire Thursday afternoon. Justin Cross and his two sons left the home to help a woman in Armstrong clear her driveway. On the way home, … more

Fayette school board keeps mask mandate, for now

The Fayette R-III Board of Education will keep the school district’s mask mandate in place, at least for now. At their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 17, board members heard … more

Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week

There will be two vaccination clinics this week at Central Methodist University in Fayette. The first will occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24. Hosted by the Howard County Public … more

NF City Council approves water rate increase

The New Franklin City Council gave unanimous approval to a two-stage water rate increase during its regular meeting on Thursday, February 18. The price will go up by a total of 80 cents per 1,000 … more

Good samaritan dies helping alert house fire

A family lost their home and a good samaritan lost his life during a house fire Wednesday, February 10, in rural Howard County.  Sometime during that afternoon, the house, owned by Warren and … more

FHS celebrates Courtwarming week

Fayette High School students are celebrating Courtwarming all week. The annual event culminates with the crowning of the King and Queen during halftime of the boys’ basketball game Friday … more

Ambulance District working to hold EMT classes

The Howard County Ambulance District is hoping to offer an EMT class. Two instructors from the University of Missouri last week presented preliminary plans to hold a class in Howard County. The … more

Calls to Howard County 911 surpass 10k in 2020

The Howard County 911 Dispatch Center received a total of 10,151 calls in 2020. Nearly half of those calls were for the Howard County Sheriff’s Department. The 911 Dispatch Center provides … more

Main St. accepting applications for facade improvement grants

Fayette Main Street, Inc, will roll out a new downtown facade grant program to help building owners pay for improvements. The goal of the program is to encourage historically appropriate facade … more

More than 200 vaccinated in first Fayette Covid clinic

Citizens and first responders in Fayette got their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Fitzgibbon Family Health Clinic sponsored the first of several clinics at the Central Methodist … more

Man accused in Labor Day murder bound over for trial

The case against a Franklin man accused of second-degree murder in the Labor Day 2020 stabbing death of 22-year-old Courtney Clardy has been bound over to trial. Following a probable-cause hearing on … more

Elimination of sinking funds could free up millions in city revenues

The Fayette City Council is considering the elimination of multiple sinking funds that throttle the city’s access to its own money. Fayette currently has $3,322,913.45 spread over nine sinking … more

Blighted downtown buildings remain a sore spot for city council

The City of Fayette’s ongoing saga with downtown building owner Dan Ruether entered another chapter last week. During the Tuesday, February 2 city council meeting, aldermen discussed repairs … more

Fitzgibbon to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic at CMU today

The Fitzgibbon Family Health Clinic in Fayette will host a vaccination clinic at Central Methodist University from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 3. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which … more

Water rescue exposes need for volunteer firemen

Howard County fireman made a daring rescue on Wednesday of last week after a pickup truck slid off the side of Highway 124 into a creek. Firemen Gary Kunze and  Wally Eaton responded from … more

Low turnout expected for April elections

A lack of contested races is expected to draw fewer than 10% of registered voters to the ballot box for the April 6 municipal and school board elections. Only two races are contested, those for the … more

City seeking solution to abundance of lilypads at city lakes

The City of Fayette is considering measures to address the problem with lilypads at city lakes. The excessive vegetation growth hampers recreational activities such as fishing and boating. Benji … more

County health dept. to seek Moderna vaccine

UPDATED at 9:57 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2021 Howard County will apply for the second of two approved  COVID-19 vaccines. Public Health Department Administrator Marsha Broadus said the county plans … more
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