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Sheriff Mike Neal announces bid for third term

Howard County Sheriff Mike Neal announced he will seek a third term as the county's highest-ranking law enforcement officer in the general election in November. He will face Republican candidate and … more

A patriotic ride on the campaign trail

Two area political hopefuls are giving new meaning to the phrase, “campaign trail.” Don Baragary, candidate for State Representative of Missouri’s 48th District, and Mat Freese, who … more

Food trucks offer a variety of options

A couple of new food options have rolled into Fayette this spring.  Wrap It Up and Fat Man’s Chicken & Fish Shack are offering a variety of menu items for lunch on Tuesdays and … more

Ashcroft awards reading challenge software grant to Howard County Library

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced on Monday that the Howard County Public Library has been awarded a Reading Challenge Software Grant of $495.  Reading Challenge Software … more

Fayette, New Franklin schools reject city’s request to return fine money

Both Fayette and New Franklin school districts have categorically rejected appeals from the City of Fayette to return tens of thousands of dollars in fine money seized by the state that will be … more

Fayette school board mulls holding summer school amid pandemic

Whether or not the Fayette school district will host summer school this year was a major point of discussion during the Board of Education’s regular meeting Wednesday, May 20. Board members … more

Fayette Main Street launches new mobile app

Fayette Main Street, Inc., knows how important it is to help visitors find the businesses and services they need. That’s why the organization has launched a new mobile app that will guide users … more

Circuit 14 courts look to reopen June 1 except for jury trials

Courtrooms in Howard and Randolph counties will begin working through a dense backlog of cases in the coming weeks, according to Associate Circuit Judge Mason Gebhardt. During a presentation to … more

Armstrong man killed in head-on crash

A 30-year-old Armstrong man was killed in a head-on collision Monday night.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ethan A. Fuemmeler was southbound on Highway 5, two miles south of … more

City council discusses hunting at DC Rogers

Duck hunters may be allowed to hunt at DC Rogers Lake again. During its regular meeting on May 19, the Fayette city council heard from parks director Benji Conrow who suggested the city revert back … more

Fayette school district prepares for decline in future state funding amid pandemic

The Fayette school district will likely face some degree of financial uncertainty over the next two years due to drop-offs in revenue caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Like all schools in … more

‘Miss Jane’ named Distinguished Citizen of the Year

The Fayette R-III Board of Education has selected Jane Weiland as the school district’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year for 2020. Weiland, well known throughout Fayette, has been a … more

Central Methodist back this fall with COVID-19 testing

With counsel from a team of medical professionals from across the country, Central Methodist University President Roger Drake has announced the campus will be open this fall for resident … more

Four vie for three seats on Fayette school board

The Fayette R-III Board of Education has three seats up for grabs in the June 2 municipal election. Two incumbents, Larry Anderson and Shauna Young, will face off against newcomers Sarah Wies and … more

County prepared for safe elections

Howard County is prepared to hold safe elections June 2 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. County Clerk Shelly Howell received a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) personally delivered by … more

John, Kunze honored by Rotary Club

Bryan Kunze and Bill John, Howard County Emergency Management co-directors, were selected as recipients of the Fayette Rotary Club’s annual Business and Professional Leadership Award last … more

Skin Cancer: Your Risk is Higher Than You Think

Summer is coming! School is out (officially this time). The sun is warm and inviting, but it isn’t your friend. I still want you to get outside and get fresh air and sun, but I want you to do … more

Two area men charged for alleged assault in April

Two Howard County men are facing felony assault charges after it was alleged they ran a vehicle off the road and assaulted the driver and one occupant in early April. Denver Nation-Copeland, 22 of … more

Sheriff seeks public’s help in storage unit break-ins

Howard County Sheriff Mike Neal is asking the public for any information about break-ins at two storage units in Fayette. Several units at The Best Little Storehouse in Town, located on Highway 5 … more

Three Fayette teachers tender resignations

Three Fayette school district teachers and two coaches have tendered their resignations over the past two months. Band director Alex Kirby, high school English teacher Mary Ann Hudson, and high … more
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