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Alexander donates prize to historic Fayette pool

Local farmer Barbara Alexander recently directed a $2,500 Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to Friends of Historic Fayette Memorial Pool. The group, Friends of Historic Fayette … more

City finally sells industrial building

The City of Fayette has sold the industrial building in the J.T. Golden Industrial Park on the south side of town. Ausama and Mohamed Elrai, owners of Tubruck Investments LLC, purchased the building … more

Quarantine numbers force New Franklin schools online

New Franklin public schools have shut down in-person classes due to a large population of students and teachers on quarantine for the coronavirus. A letter to parents from Superintendent Brian Cordel … more

Thurman leaves $150,000 to library


The Howard County Public Library in Fayette is the recipient of a $150,000 gift from the estate of the late Lucile Thurman. The check was presented Thursday to the library by Frank R. Flaspohler, … more

Advertiser welcomes Oeth as new Sports Editor

The Fayette Advertiser has a new Sports Editor starting this week. Kevin Oeth took over the sports desk on Monday from Jeff Yoder. Our readers are undoubtedly familiar with Mr. Oeth, who also … more

Charged with statutory rape of child under 14

A New Franklin man is in the Howard County jail on charges involving sexual intercourse with a child less than 14-years of age that allegedly took place in February 2018. Lance S. Johnson, 51, is … more

Fayette city council approves water rate hike

The Fayette City Council on Tuesday gave unanimous approval to increase water usage rates for all customers, and base rates for customers outside Fayette. The council at its previous meeting on … more

City sets Nov. 17 hearing for owner of downtown buildings


The Fayette City Council during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, discussed the latest engineering report concerning four deteriorating buildings on the west side of the downtown square. The … more

Fayette schools approve incentives for subs

The Fayette R-III Board of Education on Wednesday last week approved a plan to reimburse substitute teachers for training fees following a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) … more

The Children Of Our Community Deserve A Good Halloween

The time is upon us. I’m writing, of course, of the time-honored celebration of Halloween. In this time of COVID-19, what is Fayette doing for its children? I don’t mean the City, in … more

Broadus named Public Health Administrator

Howard County has new leadership for its Public Health Department. Marsha Broadus was named Administrator last week. She takes over for Michelle Reynolds who served as interim administrator following … more

Lack of quality housing, downtown buildings holding Fayette back

Quality housing and refurbished downtown buildings are necessary if Fayette is to once again become a prosperous city, according to Missouri Main Street Connection. Members of the group spoke before … more

Holiday House distribution Dec. 12

The 2020 Christmas Holiday House gift distribution will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the First Baptist Church Education Building in Fayette. The Christmas Holiday House project distributes … more

Tom Yancey’s inspiration lives on

On a fall afternoon in Fayette, a gentle breeze sweeps through campus. The orange and red leaves glide purposefully to the ground. And as the sun tries to hide behind Classic Hall, it dispatches its … more

Candidates for county, state offices square off in forum

Candidates for county and district races spoke and answered questions at a forum Monday night hosted by the Fayette Advertiser. Held at the St. Joseph Church Catholic Church Hall, candidates for … more

Sentenced to 35 years for murder

Alfredo Demario Hicks, Jr., who pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a man during a drug deal in December, will spend 35 years behind bars. The sentence was handed down by Judge Scott Hayes … more

CMU alumni support local business, students during virtual Homecoming

When the pandemic caused the cancellation of an in-person Homecoming this fall at Central Methodist University, alumni across the country were forced to change plans. The typical crowd of 3,500 … more

City sets hearing for empty Main St. building

The City of Fayette is continuing its effort to address the situation of abandoned buildings in town. Nearly a block of buildings on the west side of the courthouse square has been a source of … more

Water rates in Fayette expected to increase

The City of Fayette will likely raise water rates. The city is using less water than what it contracted to purchase from the Howard County Regional Water District in 2011. The City Council expects to … more

Fayette Area Community Trust accepting applications

The Fayette Area Community Trust is accepting applications for grants to be awarded at the upcoming meeting of the organization’s advisory board. Any tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization in … more
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