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FHS seniors intern with local businesses

Three Fayette High School seniors are earning class credit off-campus while learning what it means to be members of the workforce. Olivia Gebhardt has a Human Service Internship with local … more

Fayette FFA adopts soldiers for holidays

The Fayette FFA program has adopted a pair of mid-Missouri soldiers for the holiday season. Air Force Staff Sgt. Gregory Hilsenbeck, from Jamestown, and Airman Tanner J. Myer from Eldon, will receive … more

Couple charged with drug trafficking, child endangerment

A Fayette couple is in the Howard County Jail facing charges for drug trafficking and child endangerment. Darell Greenfield, 24, and Kassandra Finn, 29, were arrested by members of the East Central … more

Righting a Wrong


Over the years, baseball fans have celebrated what my old friend, attorney John Whiteside, refers to as the “principle of moments.” This involves those moments when all things come … more

Fayette schools will offer Monday, after-school programs

The Fayette school district will begin Monday and after-school programs starting in January. Called the “Falcon Club,” the program is made possible by the School Age Community (SAC) … more

City to save $400k on USDA bond refinancing

The City of Fayette will save $410,108.39 by refinancing its waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds. Joey McLiney of McLiney and Company, delivered the good news to the Fayette City Council at … more

County Industrial Park renewed as Mo. Certified Site

The Howard County Industrial Park has been renewed as a Missouri Certified Site for the second time, a designation that provides strong economic potential for the county. Originally certified on … more

New helipad ready for MU Staff for Life

A new helipad has been built on the southeast edge of town. A project of the Fayette Volunteer Firemen, the 50-square-feet concrete pad was constructed on the property of the Howard County Road and … more

NF City council grants business permission to build storage units near monument

The New Franklin Board of Aldermen unanimously granted a zoning variance and permission to obtain a building permit to Larry Kempf so that he may add an additional building to his storage unit … more

Majority of county CARES Act funds spent

Approximately $800,000 of more than $1.1 million received by Howard County in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding has been spent, according to the Howard County … more

Jail reopens after outbreak forced shutdown

The Howard County Jail reopened Friday, Dec. 11, and all inmates housed elsewhere were returned. The jail was forced to close down on Nov. 28 after all of its jailers, along with Sheriff Mike Neal … more

Community Christmas Dinner will be pick up or delivery only

The annual Community Christmas dinner will look a little different this year. Rather than a dine-in event on Christmas Day, meals will only be available for pick up or delivery. Diners may pick up … more

Music Boosters will host annual trivia night on Jan. 16

The Fayette Music Boosters will host their annual trivia night on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Fayette High School gym. The cost is $100 for a team of eight. In … more

Area churches make changes to Christmas services

 With the holiday season in full swing, many local parishioners are wondering where they can attend Christmas worship services during this outbreak of Covid. Many churches across the nation have … more

Bakery, adjoining buildings will go on the auction block

Three buildings on South Main Street will go up for auction on the courthouse steps next month. A Sheriff’s Sale will commence at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021, for 112, 114, and 116 South … more

Get in the spirit with Christmas light scavenger hunt

Families tired of being stuck inside during the age of COVID-19 now have an excuse to get out of the house. A scavenger hunt has been devised which focuses on local Christmas … more

City deems downtown buildings ‘unsafe’

Two buildings that make up about half a block on the west side of Fayette’s downtown square have been condemned by the city. The decision came following a hearing held by the city’s Board … more

Optimists to host crucial Blood Drive Dec. 23

The Fayette Optimist Club will host a blood drive at the St. Joseph Catholic Church from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23.  December may be the season of giving – but it’s … more

No new cases as Fayette schools resume in-person classes


The Fayette school district will remain at Yellow Level until the winter break. The last day of classes is Tuesday, Dec. 23. The district returned to in-person classes on Dec. 1 after … more

Health dept. revises quarantine guidelines

The Howard County Public Health Department its revised its quarantine guidelines for those considered direct contacts of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. The Center for Disease … more
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