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Commercial Trust welcomes Jackman, Elliot to board

Commercial Trust Company announced the appointment of two new members to the bank’s Board of Directors. Timothy D. Jackman and Kyle Elliott were elected to the board at its September meeting … more

Fundraiser to stop human trafficking Oct. 24

A fundraising event for Stronger Together 4 O.U.R. Kids to benefit Operation Underground Railroad will take place at 10 a.m. on Oct. 24 at the Fayette High school Gym. Cheyenne Cook, Mid-Missouri … more

Last day to request mail-in ballot Oct. 21

October 21 is the last day voters may request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 general election be sent to them by mail. So far, more than 325 ballots have been issued by mail or in person by the … more

Man on felony probation arrested for brandishing pistol

A Fayette man already on felony probation for threatening to stab people outside of a high school football game last fall now faces two new weapons charges following an altercation on Oct. 1. Noel … more

County health dept. will offer drive-up flu shots

The Howard County Public Health Department is will to offer drive-up flu vaccination clinics for the communities of Fayette, New Franklin, and Glasgow.  “In the interest of safety … more

Wilmsmeyer Farms named Century Farm

Five generations of the Wilmsmeyer family turned out to celebrate the designation of the family business as a Century Farm on Thursday. A plaque and sign were presented to the family by the … more

Columbia teen dead following crash on Hwy. 40

A Columbia teenager is dead following an early morning crash on Highway 40 in southern Howard County on Friday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Trey G. Potter, 17, was … more

CMU teams postpone games in wake of COVID spike

Central Methodist University has shown a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks. Reporting by the university on Thursday showed an increase of 17 students and one employee on campus who … more

Henderson, Estes crowned FHS Homecoming Royalty

Josh Henderson and Breanna Estes were crowned King and Queen at the Fayette High School Homecoming football game Friday night. Henderson is a senior right tackle and defensive end on the football … more

New charges brought against Franklin murder suspect

The state has added several additional charges against Emmett S. Wood, Jr., the Franklin man accused in the stabbing death of 22-year-old Courtney Clardy that occurred on Labor Day. He was initially … more

Howard/Cooper Regional Port Authority receives $97k grant for facility improvements, equipment

The Trump Administration, along with Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, last week announced the Howard/Cooper County Regional Port Authority is … more

CMU celebrates 100th anniversary of Homecoming amid pandemic

Luke Gray and Shannon Peters were crowned King and Queen of Central Methodist University’s 2020 Homecoming on Saturday. The coronation came during halftime of the Eagles’ football game. … more

FHS celebrates 2020 Homecoming Week

Fayette High School is celebrating Homecoming all week. Although the normally festive school week leading up to Friday night’s football has been pared down a bit to adhere to COVID-19 … more

Fayette R-III offers free meals to students

The Fayette R-III school district is once again allowing students to purchase meals at no cost. The program began Tuesday, Sept. 22. The program is funded through the School Lunch Program/CARES … more

Political signs stolen, vandalized

There have been several thefts and even destruction of political yard signs around Howard County in recent weeks. Howard County Democrat Committee Chairman Mary Jarboe reports that dozens of signs … more

Planning underway for 2020 Christmas Holiday House

The 2020 Christmas Holiday House will likely implement a few changes this year so as to follow guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Holiday House committee members are mulling adjustments in … more

Candidate forum Oct. 12

The Fayette Advertiser will host a candidate forum Oct. 12 for local contested races that will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. So far, nearly all candidates for Sheriff, Coroner, County Commissioner, … more

Worth the wait

Friday was a day six years in the making. The Fayette Fire Department finally has a new ladder truck. Fire Chief Chris Baylor drove the 2004 Sutphen truck from Columbia, where it was purchased from … more

CMU Homecoming goes virtual

Central Methodist University will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first Homecoming with a virtual commemoration this year. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university opted not to … more
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