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City posts notices on ‘dangerous buildings’

The City of Fayette took a small step forward in its effort to force the owner of nearly a block of deteriorated downtown buildings to improve his properties. On the Wednesday following the January … more

New Franklin mulls law enforcement contract with Sheriff’s Department

The City of New Franklin is considering the elimination of its police department. It would instead rely on the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, which in turn, would have a dedicated officer … more

Appointments available for DES preschool screenings

Daly Elementary School is now scheduling appointments for preschool screenings. Parents of students entering preschool for the 2021-2022 school year should contact Lisa Gebhardt at the elementary … more

County tax revenues in December up slightly

Revenues in Howard County collected in December 2020, totaled $7,401,125, up slightly from the same month in 2019, according to county collector Jinger Felten. That total does not include a payment … more

Fayette Mayor contracts COVID-19

Fayette Mayor Kevin Oeth confirmed that he has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Test results for Oeth and his wife, Barbie, came back positive on Thursday, January 14. They have been quarantined in … more

Addison Lab welcomes new chief operating officer

Addison Biological Laboratory in Fayette named Dr. Erik R. Martinez as its new chief operating officer. He began his role at the company’s headquarters in Fayette in early January. Dr. … more

Ambulance Dist. receives high-tech, reusable masks

The Howard County Ambulance Service responded to 24 calls related to COVID-19 during the final two months of 2020. The frequency has contributed to the difficulty in securing enough masks for … more

Martha Holman passes away at 95

Fayette lost one of its most beloved citizens last week. Martha Rogers Holman passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the age of 95. Martha was born in Jefferson City in 1925 but lived the … more

Waggoner named MAEDC Board Chairman

The Board of Directors of the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation elected new officers and welcomed two new members to the Board at the December 15 meeting. J.B Waggoner, Managing Partner … more

Personal property tax form mailed out

Howard County Assessor Woody McCutcheon has mailed out personal property forms to tax payers for the 2021 assessment year. By March 1, 2021, every owner or holder of personal property must report, … more

MU Extension Council nominees announced

Citizens of voting age in Howard County will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of Missouri Extension Council January 18th-25th. The elected and appointed members of … more

New county officials sworn in

Four new, and one re-elected, Howard County officials were sworn into office on Dec. 31. Sheriff Jeff Oswald, Coroner Trisha Clark, Public Administrator Lisa Asbury, and Commissioners Jeff Stockhorst … more

Candidates slow to file for city, school board elections

With less than two weeks remaining in the filing period for the April 6 municipal and school board elections, very few have filed for office. As of Tuesday morning, most seats remain open and none … more

Harbison retires after 44 years at 
Commercial Trust Co.

Mark Harbison has officially retired. After a career of more than 44 years at Commerical Trust Co. in Fayette, Harbison left his office for the last time on Dec. 31. Harbison, a St. Louis native, … more

3 charged after child ingests marijuana wax

Three people are facing charges after a child was placed on a ventilator as a result of allegedly ingesting a highly potent marijuana product in November. Charges were filed on Dec. 29, 2020, … more

Trash not out by 7 a.m. won’t be picked up

The City of Fayette advises all residents to place trash for pickup on the curb by 7 a.m. Advanced Disposal, the waste disposal company with which the city is contracted, has recently installed … more

Fayette firemen cancel annual Sweetheart Dance

For the first time in almost four decades, the Fayette Fire Department will not host its annual Sweetheart Dance. The event, held annually around Valentine’s Day, was scheduled for Feb. 6, … more

New Year’s ice storm causes power interruptions

Many residents in Fayette and Howard County were without power for all or portions of New Year’s Day after an early morning ice storm turned the area into a picturesque winter … more

Commission bids farewell to outgoing county officials

Friends and colleagues bid farewell to four Howard County officials in a ceremony Tuesday morning in the courthouse. Sheriff Mike Neal and Coroner Frank Flaspohler were each defeated in their bids … more

COVID-19 vaccines: what you need to know

By Sonya Addison, M.D.   Two coronavirus vaccines received emergency approval this month, and two more are in stage three clinical trials. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was approved … more
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