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City will split electricity cost spike with customers

City of Fayette utility customers will see an extra surcharge over the next 12 months in order to help pay for electricity used during a period of low temperatures across the nation that sharply … more

Two vaccination clinics this week in Fayette

Two COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held at the Central Methodist University Recreation Center this week by the Howard County Public Health Department. The first will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. … more

City council agrees to fund pool feasibility study

The Fayette City Council gave unanimous approval last week to pay 40% of the cost to update a 21-year old feasibility study on the Fayette City Pool. The contract between the city and STRATA … more

CID board reviews conflict policy, works on budget

With tax money already flowing into Fayette’s new Community Improvement District, (CID), the newly appointed CID Board is focusing on ethics and avoiding possible conflicts of interest. The … more

City to receive $495k in federal COVID-19 stimulus

The City of Fayette will receive $495,280.61 as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act which was signed into law by President Joe Biden on Thursday, March 11. The $1.9 trillion bill, touted by … more

MoDOT closes section of Rt. 3

The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed off a portion of Missouri Route 3 near where it intersects with US Route 24 in Randolph County because the road could slide away due to the … more

Judge dismisses suit against Fayette school board

A lawsuit brought by Paul Lehmann, of rural Fayette, against the Fayette R-III Board of Education that claimed the district’s four-day school week is unconstitutional was dismissed with … more

Making history

The Higbee boys basketball team continues to make its mark in the history books. The team won its first-ever district title against Community on February, 25. On Friday the Tigers took down Green … more

MDC will treat lilypads at city lakes at no cost to city

The City of Fayette has found a solution to treating its lilypad problem at city lakes. The excessive vegetation growth hampers recreational activities such as fishing and boating and is quickly … more

Electric Dept. at center of discussion about sinking fund removals 


A prominent Fayette business owner who formerly served as both alderman and mayor disagrees with the city’s consideration to remove a series of sinking funds. J. B. Waggoner advocated against … more

City enters into amended contract with water district

The City of Fayette has a new contract in place with the Howard County Regional Water District. City Administrator Tyler Griffith announced to the city council during its regular meeting on March 2 … more

Father charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of teenage son

A Fayette man was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, a Class C felony, in the shooting death of his 15-year-old son in February. Eddie Valencia, 51, was arrested Monday and is … more

Community holds public vigil in wake of recent tragedies

The Howard County community came together in solidarity Friday night with a candlelight vigil in support of fellow citizens who have undergone extreme tragedies in recent weeks. The gathering drew … more

Valencia No. 3 t-shirts sales to benefit athletic boosters

The parents of the Fayette High School boys basketball team are selling special T-shirts honoring fallen teammate Cash Valencia. All proceeds will benefit the Fayette Athletic Booster, upon the … more

Administrator advocates for city in meeting with state legislators

Fayette City Administrator Tyler Griffith spent two days at the State Capitol in Jefferson City last month, where he met with local legislators and was introduced to the Missouri House. The event, … more

Central Methodist plans in-person commencement May 8

Central Methodist University announced last week that it will host two in-person graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 8 at Davis Field. Times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each ceremony is limited to 130 … more

Fayette teen dies in tragic firearm accident

A Fayette teenager is dead following what is believed to be an accidental shooting at his home Saturday night. Kevin Cash Valencia, 15, was killed after he was struck by a bullet from a gun allegedly … more

Schleeter, Alexander crowned Courtwarming Royalty

Fayette High School seniors Kyle Schleeter and Virginia Claire Alexander were crowned King and Queen of the annual Fayette Courtwarming on Friday night. The ceremony came at halftime of the boys' … more

Another house fire leaves family homeless

A rural Armstrong family lost everything when their house caught fire Thursday afternoon. Justin Cross and his two sons left the home to help a woman in Armstrong clear her driveway. On the way home, … more

Fayette school board keeps mask mandate, for now

The Fayette R-III Board of Education will keep the school district’s mask mandate in place, at least for now. At their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 17, board members heard … more
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