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Ebbesmeyer, Alexander crowned FHS Prom Royalty

Seniors Jonathan Ebbesmeyer and Virginia Claire Alexander were crowned King and Queen of the Fayette High School prom on Saturday night. The promenade dance was held at Linn Memorial Methodist Church … more

Area schools announce 2021 graduation plans

The beginning of May conjures thoughts of Mother’s Day, spring weather, colorful flowers, and for youngsters, the end of school. Unlike this time a year ago, the month of May will be filled … more

Fayette senior center to re-open May 10

The Fayette Senior Center is preparing to re-open to indoor patronage for the first time since shutting down for the COVID-19 pandemic on March 16, 2020. The center will open Monday, May 10, with a … more

Macon senior wins Eagle Select Scholarship

The prestigious Central Methodist University Eagle Select Scholarship was presented Thursday at Macon High School, leaving an impressive young Jasmine Stewart shocked, tearful, and overjoyed. The … more

Glasgow FFA earns Gold Emblem

The Missouri FFA Association awarded Glasgow FFA Chapter a Gold Emblem, a Top Chapter Award. Glasgow placed 36th out of 351 chapters. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter … more

CMU Alumni Band Concert June 12

Central Methodist University will be hosting one of its first alumni events on campus since the start of the pandemic this summer, as an Alumni Band concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on June … more

New Franklin contracts with Sheriff for city law enforcement coverage

The City of New Franklin has entered into a contract with the Howard County Sheriff’s Department to provide police coverage for the city starting May 1. The contract was signed at a special … more

Fayette City Council makes controversial decision to eliminate police offer position

A decision made by an abridged Fayette City Council last week has one Alderwoman crying foul. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 20, the council agreed to eliminate the funding for a … more

Donations will pay for permanent restroom at Ricketts

A new permanent bathroom will be installed at Ricketts Lake in Fayette. The Fayette Board of Alderman approved the expenditure of $17,500 of donated funds for the project. Ann Schnell, on behalf … more

City to end hazardous waste collection

The City of Fayette will end its hazardous waste collection program. Previously the city received grant money to cover the costs. But the grant is no longer in effect and the cost to the city is … more

Vandelicht re-elected President, Hudson VP of Fayette school board

Skip Vandelicht and Matt Hudson were re-elected as President and Vice-President, respectively, of the Fayette R-III Board of Education at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 20. This will … more

New Franklin swears in three new council members

The New Franklin City Council has three new council members. Sworn in at a special meeting held on Wednesday, April 20 were Seth Hallowell in Ward 1, James Painter in Ward 2, and Marybeth Sokolski in … more

New Franklin school board swears in two new members

Two new members of the New Franklin R-I Board Education were sworn in to office at the board’s most recent meeting on Monday, April 19. Alan Marshall and Kirk Wilmsmeyer emerged as the winners … more

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives in Fayette, Glasgow

The American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains high. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointments. But what about those who’ve … more

Holman art joins permanent collection

The Central Methodist University family lost one of its most recognizable and beloved alumni this winter when Martha (Rogers) Holman ’47 passed away on January 5. But a part of her own … more

29.5% of county residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Nearly a third of Howard County’s 10,001 residents have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and almost a quarter have completed the vaccination process. According to the Show-Me … more

Fayette woman arrested after infant found dead

A Fayette woman was arrested Sunday by Columbia police in connection to the death of an infant. Jennifer Johnson, 44, is currently being held in the Boone County Jail on suspicion of second-degree … more

Former Central band director honored for bandstand’s 50th

Janet Jacobs (left), and Margaret Montemurro unveil the newest plaque at the Howard County Bandstand on Saturday. The plaque honors the late Dr. Paul Montemurro, former Central Methodist band director. … more

Fayette Area Community Trust accepting grant applications

The Fayette Area Community Trust is currently accepting applications for grants to be awarded at the upcoming meeting of the Fayette Area Community Trust Advisory Board. Any tax-exempt, … more

Deadline for Fayette pool pass applications is April 30

The City of Fayette is accepting applications for free passes to the Fayette Swimming Pool for the summer.  Each year the city, along with organizations and individuals, sponsors pool passes … more
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