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Chill out at the Freeze Off this Saturday

Final preparations are under way for the ninth annual Great Fayette Freeze Off which happens Saturday morning and afternoon in and around the historic Howard County Courthouse. Much of the activity … more

Benchmark day for Fayette newspapers

Editors with service spanning nearly 60 years join to cut the Chamber of Commerce ribbon Saturday as the Fayette papers officially opened at its new location at 203. N. Main. Editor Jim Steele … more

The price of inattention

A young driver on Tuesday afternoon rear-ended a Fayette R-III school bus on Highway 5/240 (Cleveland Avenue). No injuries were reported among the 28 students aboard. At about 3:15 p.m., driver Sally … more

Fowler honored as Fayette s Business Leader of the Year

Richard Fowler, left, displays the plaque designating him Fayette's 2008 'Business Leader of the Year.' Making the presentation on behalf of the Fayette Rotary Club is Jim Steele. Richard Fowler, … more

O Neal sentenced to 55 years

Charles O'Neal Rural Glasgow resident Charles O'Neal was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 55 years in the Department of Corrections by Circuit Judge Scott Hayes in the Howard County Courthouse. … more

Boonville Katy bridge saved at last

Gov. Jay Nixon announced today that the State of Missouri has reached an agreement-in-principle with Union Pacific Railroad that will preserve the historic MKT railroad lift bridge over the Missouri … more

CMU Concert Band to perform spring concert Sunday at Linn Memorial UMC

The Central Methodist University Concert Band, under the direction of Skip Vandelicht, will hold its spring concert this Sunday in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the CMU campus.The concert, … more

Boonville photographer to be featured at Boonslick Historical meeting

The Boonslick Historical Society  will meet for a spring meeting Friday, 7 p.m., in Turner Hall in Boonville.The meeting will feature an illustrated lecture about James C. Macurdy, Boonville … more

Lincoln School Monument dedication set for Saturday

A dedication ceremony for the Fayette Lincoln School Monument is scheduled for next Saturday, Sept. 4, beginning at 11 a.m. Ceremonies will take place at the site of the former Lincoln School on East … more

Area news briefs

Pre-election rally to be Nov. 1 at St. Joseph Church HallThe Howard County Democratic Women invite Democrats to a pre-election rally and carry-in dinner on Monday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m.in St. Joseph … more

Area news briefs

Benefit for Santa Fe Trail Memorial Marker A benefit concert for the Santa Fe Trail Memorial Marker in New Franklin will be held at the Flamingo Ballroom at the Isle of Capri Ballroom in Boonville. … more

Grace ‘n’ Glory students earn honors at regional competition

Hunter Haggett, Patrick Elsey and Lauren Beaman represented Grace ‘N’ Glory Christian Academy at the ACE Regional Convention held in Springfield, Mo. Patrick Elsey earned 2nd place in … more

Some State Fair winners

Check out this small sample of indoor projects at the Howard County Fair. These and many more at going to the State Fair. Make sure to go by and see all the 4-H and FFA projects and show your … more

Area news briefs

‘Healthy Aging Open House’ set for Sept. 17 at HCHHH Howard County Home Health and Hospice will host “Healthy Aging Open House” on Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, at the HCHHH … more

Howard County Clerk participates in election in country of Georgia

By Kim Thompson Staff Writer As Howard County Clerk, Kathyrne Harper’s chief responsibility is overseeing elections. During her tenure as county clerk, she has overseen 13 elections. It was her … more

Five brush fires break out on Sunday evening; burn ban in effect

Because of dry conditions and gusting winds yesterday, five fires broke out in the counties of Howard, Randolph  and Chariton prompting fire officials to declare burn bans. At about 7 p.m., … more

Fayette School Board members receive update on Daly/Clark facility improvements

By Pat Roll Publisher Meeting in regular session Tuesday night the Fayette R-III Board of Education approved continuing with the current heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system at … more

New officers on Fayette Senior Center Board

At the July 2 meeting of the Fayette Senior Center Board, officers were elected. They are Phyllis Linhart, secretary; Bill Shay, president; Ray Exner, vice president; Eva Ridenour, treasurer; Lola … more

Historic Boone’s Lick Road interpretive panel to be placed at Old Franklin

Dedication of a historic marker recognizing the 19th-century Boone’s Lick Road between St. Charles and Old Franklin in Howard County will take place at 11 a.m., Nov. 8, at the Katy Trail State … more

Special Christmas services scheduled

Several area churches are hosting special Christmas services open to all. First Christian Church will host two Christmas Eve worship services: 5:30, family friendly; 8 p.m., traditional. Boonesboro … more
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