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Fayette receives top marks on school bus inspections

Once again the Fayette R-III School District came away with a perfect score on the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s school bus inspection report, which was released Tuesday, Aug. 12. All 10 of … more

Fayette Main St. lists 
historic county jail

The old Howard County Jail is once again for sale. Fayette Main Street, Inc., which currently owns the stately and unique abode, placed the circa 1875 jail and sheriff’s quarters on the market … more

Commercial Trust CEO Harbison announces retirement

After more than 44 years of service to the bank and its customers, Commercial Trust Chief Executive Officer Mark Harbison will retire on December 31, 2020. Harbison will turn over his duties as CEO … more

Commercial Trust customers donate school supplies

Two tubs full of school supplies were delivered to Daly Elementary School in Fayette on Monday afternoon. The supplies were donated by bank customers and collected by Commercial Trust Company. … more

Remember 2020 as Year of the Hero

The year 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic.  My hope is that it will also be remembered as the year of the hero.  We’ve witnessed heroes in action … more

Stockhorst, Freese, Polson win commissioner primaries

Republican Jeff Stockhorst was elected Eastern District Commissioner for Howard County during Tuesday’s Primary Election. Stockhorst took 57.86 percent of the vote with 357 ballots cast in his … more

City council hears from Advanced Disposal, debates food truck ordinance, COVID-19 resolution

Citizens in the city’s Northwest Ward have a new representative on the City Council. Former Fayette Advertiser publisher Pat Roll was nominated and approved for the seat at the council’s … more

Waggoner named 2020 Perry Fellow recipient


Dr. Dori Waggoner, ’92, says she was surprised to learn that she had been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Carolyn and Tad Perry Fellow Award at Central Methodist University. The fine arts … more

New Franklin to seek tax hike for police dept.

Voters in New Franklin will decide whether or not to approve a property tax increase to help fund the police department. All six members of the New Franklin City Council on Monday gave unanimous … more

Victim injured when hit with car, beaten by two men

A man says he was intentionally struck by a car and beaten by two men on the night of August 5 in Fayette. The victim, who was not identified by police, told officers that he was walking on Linn … more

Stockhorst, Freese, Polson win commissioner primary races

Republican Jeff Stockhorst was elected Eastern District Commissioner for Howard County during Tuesday’s Primary Election. Stockhorst took 57.86 percent of the vote with 357 ballots cast in his … more

Court sides with Glasgow school district in open records case against Howard County Coroner

Circuit 14 Presiding Judge Scott Hayes on Wednesday, July 29, ruled in favor of the Glasgow R-II School District in a lawsuit that claimed Howard County Coroner Frank Flaspohler knowingly violated … more

Advanced Disposal will no longer pick up weekly recycling

Advanced Disposal, the company with which the City of Fayette is contracted for waste disposal, will no longer pick up recycling. The change was announced at the rescheduled meeting of the Fayette … more

Central enacts six-point plan to safeguard student health


Central Methodist University is just days away from students moving in for the fall semester, and the safety measures implemented on campus may be among the most comprehensive nationwide. At the … more

City draws closer to sewer, sidewalk projects

The replacement of many sewers and the construction of a new sidewalk are drawing nearer to fruition, according to Scott Vogler from MECO Engineering, the city’s engineering firm. Vogler … more

Britton earns Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Captain Robert Britton was nominated for and received the Federal Aviation Administration's most prestigious award, The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and the Blue Ribbon file of his … more

No citywide garage sale in 2020

There will be no citywide garage sale in Fayette, as promoted by the Fayette Advertiser this year. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, along with the possibility of litigation should anyone attending … more

New FHS band director hits the ground marching

Fayette’s newest band director has been busy so far this summer. Jennifer Rubin has already hosted freshman boot camp and summer band camp with a strong focus on continuing the band’s … more

County Clerk predicts 65% voter turnout

A high turnout is expected for the Tuesday, August 4 primary election. Howard County Clerk Shelly Howell predicts a 65% voter turnout, largely based on races for the Eastern and Western District … more

2020 would have marked 100th anniversary of CMU Homecoming


This year would have possibly marked the 100th anniversary of Central Methodist’s first Homecoming. Records indicate that the first-ever Homecoming for the college was in 1920, but a tradition … more
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