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CMU enrollment
continues to climb

Central Methodist University is celebrating record enrollment metrics for the third consecutive year. University officials say that preliminary reports show that four CMU enrollment records have been … more

FHS student tests positive for COVID-19

The Fayette School District confirmed on Monday that a high school student has tested positive for COVID-19. A letter to parents from Kelly Beeler, the district’s nurse, and Superintendent Jill … more

Fayette sees higher enrollment this year

Enrollment for the Fayette School District is up from last year by nearly 60 students. The district has 658 students enrolled for the 2020-21 school year, up from 616 a year ago. Daly Elementary … more

School board sets tax rate, approves bus bid

The tax rate for the Fayette R-III school will remain unchanged from that of a year ago. The Board of Education approved the applied tax rate of $4.9962 per $100 of assessed valuation at its regular … more

Snoddy’s Store to reopen with new owners

A Mid-Missouri institution is on the verge of re-opening. Snoddy’s Store in Old Franklin is under new ownership. Sylvia and Richard Durbin, of New Franklin, hope to open the store in a matter … more

County coroner appeals lawsuit ruling

Howard County Coroner Frank Flaspohler is appealing a ruling from Circuit 14 Judge Scott Hayes that he was in violation of the state’s Sunshine Law when he denied access of a transcript to the … more

Voters approve CID sales tax

Voters approved a 1-cent sales tax to fund the Historic Downtown Fayette Commercial Community Improvement District (CID) in downtown Fayette. The election was held on Aug. 25. Out of 13 ballots … more

County will release CARES Act funds for local businesses

The Howard County Commission on Monday announced that $1,000 has been made available for each business in the county. The money comes from the more than $1 million the county received from the … more

Harrisburg nurse enters medical invention into design contest

Sheila Ray, a  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist from Harrisburg, hopes that by winning an international design contest, her new patented invention may be produced and put into practice in … more

Former Glasgow employee Atwood fined $500, restitution

The former Glasgow City Administrator and Police Chief, Kevin Atwood, will pay a $500 fine plus court costs in addition to restitution as part of his sentence for receiving stolen property. He … more

Murder suspect pleads guilty

The man accused in the Dec. 30, 2019 shooting death in Fayette pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday morning, August 19, in Howard County court. Alfredo Demario Hicks, Jr., 22, now faces … more

Fayette R-III welcomes new, returning faculty and staff

The Fayette school district is welcoming new teachers to this year as well as a few familiar faces. New to the district are Regan Russell (1st grade), Michelle Stout (4th grade), Martha Myer (FHS … more

City council passes COVID-19 resolution

The Fayette City Council passed a somewhat controversial resolution asserting the city’s stance with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The vote came during the council’s … more

City sets sights on abandoned properties

The City of Fayette is taking a closer look at abandoned and unsafe properties throughout town. The issue is not a new one for the city, which has for some time been working to remedy problem … more

City council seeks new dump truck, discusses CARES Act funds

The Fayette City Council unanimously authorized $50,000 for the city’s public works director, Danny Dougherty, to begin shopping for a used dump truck. The city has long been in need of a newer … more

Fire Dept. expects new ladder truck next month

The Fayette Fire Department could be just weeks away from adding a newer ladder truck to its arsenal. The department and the City of Fayette have been working toward the procurement of a ladder truck … more

Fayette Aldermen pass food truck ordinance

The Fayette City Council gave passage to an ordinance governing food trucks in Fayette at its regular meeting on Aug. 18. The ordinance has been in the works since June, in an effort to hold … more

Neighbors react to off-campus student housing

A former bed-and-breakfast, now housing Central Methodist University students, has become a point of contention for neighbors. The Megraw House Bed & Breakfast at the corner of Linn Avenue and … more

High-speed pursuit lands one man in jail

A former Fayette resident, now of Gilliam, is in custody at the Howard County Jail in Fayette after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase on August 13. Chavez Dechawn Kent, 20, faces a charge … more

Small pool of voters to decide fate of proposed CID sales tax

A select group of voters will have the opportunity to make a big decision for downtown Fayette. The Fayette city council in June gave unanimous approval to establish the Historic Downtown Fayette … more
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