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New county officials sworn in

Four new, and one re-elected, Howard County officials were sworn into office on Dec. 31. Sheriff Jeff Oswald, Coroner Trisha Clark, Public Administrator Lisa Asbury, and Commissioners Jeff Stockhorst … more

Candidates slow to file for city, school board elections

With less than two weeks remaining in the filing period for the April 6 municipal and school board elections, very few have filed for office. As of Tuesday morning, most seats remain open and none … more

Harbison retires after 44 years at 
Commercial Trust Co.

Mark Harbison has officially retired. After a career of more than 44 years at Commerical Trust Co. in Fayette, Harbison left his office for the last time on Dec. 31. Harbison, a St. Louis native, … more

3 charged after child ingests marijuana wax

Three people are facing charges after a child was placed on a ventilator as a result of allegedly ingesting a highly potent marijuana product in November. Charges were filed on Dec. 29, 2020, … more

Trash not out by 7 a.m. won’t be picked up

The City of Fayette advises all residents to place trash for pickup on the curb by 7 a.m. Advanced Disposal, the waste disposal company with which the city is contracted, has recently installed … more

Fayette firemen cancel annual Sweetheart Dance

For the first time in almost four decades, the Fayette Fire Department will not host its annual Sweetheart Dance. The event, held annually around Valentine’s Day, was scheduled for Feb. 6, … more

New Year’s ice storm causes power interruptions

Many residents in Fayette and Howard County were without power for all or portions of New Year’s Day after an early morning ice storm turned the area into a picturesque winter … more

Commission bids farewell to outgoing county officials

Friends and colleagues bid farewell to four Howard County officials in a ceremony Tuesday morning in the courthouse. Sheriff Mike Neal and Coroner Frank Flaspohler were each defeated in their bids … more

COVID-19 vaccines: what you need to know


By Sonya Addison, M.D.   Two coronavirus vaccines received emergency approval this month, and two more are in stage three clinical trials. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was approved … more

FHS seniors intern with local businesses

Three Fayette High School seniors are earning class credit off-campus while learning what it means to be members of the workforce. Olivia Gebhardt has a Human Service Internship with local … more

Fayette FFA adopts soldiers for holidays

The Fayette FFA program has adopted a pair of mid-Missouri soldiers for the holiday season. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gregory Hilsenbeck, from Jamestown, and Airman Tanner J. Myer from Eldon, will receive … more

Couple charged with drug trafficking, child endangerment

A Fayette couple is in the Howard County Jail facing charges for drug trafficking and child endangerment. Darell Greenfield, 24, and Kassandra Finn, 29, were arrested by members of the East Central … more

Righting a Wrong


Over the years, baseball fans have celebrated what my old friend, attorney John Whiteside, refers to as the “principle of moments.” This involves those moments when all things come … more

Fayette schools will offer Monday, after-school programs

The Fayette school district will begin Monday and after-school programs starting in January. Called the “Falcon Club,” the program is made possible by the School Age Community (SAC) … more

City to save $400k on USDA bond refinancing

The City of Fayette will save $410,108.39 by refinancing its waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds. Joey McLiney of McLiney and Company, delivered the good news to the Fayette City Council at … more

County Industrial Park renewed as Mo. Certified Site

The Howard County Industrial Park has been renewed as a Missouri Certified Site for the second time, a designation that provides strong economic potential for the county. Originally certified on … more

New helipad ready for MU Staff for Life

A new helipad has been built on the southeast edge of town. A project of the Fayette Volunteer Firemen, the 50-square-feet concrete pad was constructed on the property of the Howard County Road and … more

NF City council grants business permission to build storage units near monument

The New Franklin Board of Aldermen unanimously granted a zoning variance and permission to obtain a building permit to Larry Kempf so that he may add an additional building to his storage unit … more

Majority of county CARES Act funds spent

Approximately $800,000 of more than $1.1 million received by Howard County in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding has been spent, according to the Howard County … more

Jail reopens after outbreak forced shutdown

The Howard County Jail reopened Friday, Dec. 11, and all inmates housed elsewhere were returned. The jail was forced to close down on Nov. 28 after all of its jailers, along with Sheriff Mike Neal … more
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