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Demos Speak Out at Recent Public Forum

By Kim Thompson Democrat-Leader Correspondent State Democratic Party candidates spared no punches at a public forum sponsored by Howard County Progressives March 26, in Fayette. Wes Shoemyer, Jim … more

Held in Pot Sting

Roanoke concert ice cream social to continue

(Jim Steele staff photos) There was reason to celebrate last Saturday as musicians and attendees gathered for the 100th anniversary concert of the 1906 Roanoke Bandstand. The word was that a long … more

Statements mailed taxes due by year s end

Two of life's certainties are said to be death and taxes, and for Howard County property owners the latter of the two is at hand. County Collector Sharon Himmelberg reports that she is today mailing … more

Group named to begin quest for ferry service

Glasgow businessman Jason Monnig has been named to head a special task force to lay the ground work for securing ferry service during closure of the Missouri River Highway 240 bridge later this year. … more

Dunk the preacher

FAYETTE First Baptist Pastor David Stephenson may have given a new twist to the theological concept of total immersion Saturday. The dunking stand (with him as the dunkee) was part of the church's … more

New Franklin viaduct closing date pushed back

The Missouri Department of Transportation announces the closing of the concrete viaduct (known as the Katy Trail Bridge) on Route 5 in New Franklin has been rescheduled to Feb. 22.Although the … more

Area news briefs

FHS student selected for arts academyBeth Frink has been selected to participate in the Missouri Fine Arts Academy to be held at Missouri State University in Springfield for two weeks in June.A panel … more

New business in town

Fayette resident Paige Leaton stands outside a new store that is being termed “Unique Boutique” on the south side of the Fayette square at Morrison and Main.It is the site most recently occupied … more

Timber rattler found in Howard County

Sheila and Larry Leaton found this timber rattlesnake on their property located between Fayette and the Highway 5 and 3 intersection last weekend (Aug. 18 or 19). Sheila spied the snake in a pile of … more

Inmans named grand marshals

David and Marianne Inman will lead the Central Methodist University Homecoming Parade Saturday as Grand Marshals. Marianne and David Inman came to Fayette in 1995 when Marianne was named president of … more

Rotary presents grant for Buddy Pack program

The Fayette Rotary club donated $2,000 to the Fayette Ministerial Alliance’s Buddy Pack program Wednesday. Fayette Rotary donated $1,000 and $1,000 was a matching grant from Rotary District … more

Area news briefs

Fayette native promoted in health industry Paula Just, daughter of Paul and Milly Haggard of Fayette, was recently promoted within Health First, a Florida-based health system that employs more than … more

Rotary names students of the month

February Rotary students of the month posed with Fayette High School guidance counselor Tiffany Swanson (far left) and Rotary Club President Chuck Thompson (far right). Pictured are Patricia Ray, … more

Falcon Fest recognizes outstanding character

Pride was the character trait emphasized during the month of April at Daly Elementary School. Several students were recognized for exhibiting outstanding pride at a Falcon Fest assembly held April … more

Area news briefs

Ice cream socials set for July 26 and 27 Two traditional ice cream socials will take place July 26 and 27. The Roanoke Band Association invites families and friends to the Roanoke Band Concert and … more

New Franklin city council hears request for storage sheds near Santa Fe Trail Monument

By Kim Thompson Staff Writer Through their attorney Brad Wooldridge, Larry and Sherri Kempf, owners of New Franklin Storage, addressed the New Franklin City Council on Monday expressing their desire … more

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CMCA to celebrate 50th year Central Missouri Community Action invites the public to help observe 50 years of community action in Howard County on Jan. 12, at Howard County Head Start, 103 Furr St., … more

Singing Valentines

Fayette High School students Hailey Sage, Annelise Miner, Quinn Frerking, Ryan Linhart and Chance Roberts sing “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” (made famous by Elvis Presley) … more

State legislature passes law that limits growth of basic school funding

By Kim Thompson Staff Writer The state legislature has voted to limit the amount that the basic funding for public schools should increase every two years. Before passage of Senate Bill 586 — … more
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