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FHS graduation moves to CMU’s Puckett Field House

The Fayette High School graduation ceremony will be held at Puckett Field House on the campus of Central Methodist University. The event was originally scheduled for May 15, but was postponed to 2 … more

Howell outlines changes to absentee, mail-in voting rules

On June 4, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law SB 631 in an effort to safeguard the election process and protect Missouri voters during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  “Any … more

Diverse group stages peaceful protest

A Black Lives Matter protest in Fayette on Tuesday, June 2, drew a diverse crowd of more than a dozen people in Fayette to show local support of a growing movement to end police brutality and racism … more

Annual Juneteenth event modified due to COVID-19

Fayette’s annual Juneteenth celebration will have a different look this year. Instead of a weekend full of festivities on and around the downtown courthouse square, the Juneteenth Celebration … more

Daly Elementary cancels summer school amid COVID-19 concerns

Daly Elementary School in Fayette has canceled summer school plans for 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus. Principal Cheri Huster broke the news in an email to parents on Wednesday. Huster … more

Write-ins take the day in Glasgow

Write-in candidates drew voters to the polls in Glasgow on Tuesday, June 2. Glasgow recorded a 30.05-percent voter turnout, the highest in the county. Write-in candidate David Monnig defeated … more

New Franklin voters reject tax hike

Voters in New Franklin rejected the city’s hope for a property tax increase. Proposition 1 failed 70-57 during the Tuesday, June 2 election. The measure would have increased the city’s … more

Grant for pool feasibility study approved

The City of Fayette has been awarded a grant to help cover the costs of updating a feasibility study for the historic Fayette Memorial Swimming Pool. The 60/40 grant was actually received in … more

Public hearing for CID June 15

The City of Fayette will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 15 at City Hall regarding the proposed Community Improvement District (CID). A petition was signed by property owners inside … more

Council OKs Independence Day parade

Fayette will hold an Independence Day celebration once again this year, only with some changes. Due to the ongoing coronavirus, the festivities will be limited compared to years past. The Fayette … more

CMU Graduation to be held in September

The previously postponed May graduation for Central Methodist University is now set to take place in September. After discussing many options and reviewing feedback, university leadership … more

City could be eligible to receive funds from CARES Act

The City of Fayette may be eligible to receive a portion of the nearly $1.2 million granted to Howard County as part of the CARES Act. Nathan Nickolaus, the city’s attorney, ran down a list of … more

FHS Prom 2020 ‘Under The Sea’

The Fayette High School junior/senior prom is going on as planned. A group of parents have spearheaded an effort to ensure the teenage rite of passage remains in tact.  The event, which is … more

Voters elect Oeth new Mayor of Fayette

Fayette has a new mayor and two new school board members as a result of the June 2 election.  Originally scheduled for April 7, the elections were postponed statewide due to the ongoing … more

Sheriff Mike Neal announces bid for third term

Howard County Sheriff Mike Neal announced he will seek a third term as the county's highest-ranking law enforcement officer in the general election in November. He will face Republican candidate and … more

A patriotic ride on the campaign trail

Two area political hopefuls are giving new meaning to the phrase, “campaign trail.” Don Baragary, candidate for State Representative of Missouri’s 48th District, and Mat Freese, who … more

Food trucks offer a variety of options

A couple of new food options have rolled into Fayette this spring.  Wrap It Up and Fat Man’s Chicken & Fish Shack are offering a variety of menu items for lunch on Tuesdays and … more

Ashcroft awards reading challenge software grant to Howard County Library

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced on Monday that the Howard County Public Library has been awarded a Reading Challenge Software Grant of $495.  Reading Challenge Software … more

Fayette, New Franklin schools reject city’s request to return fine money

Both Fayette and New Franklin school districts have categorically rejected appeals from the City of Fayette to return tens of thousands of dollars in fine money seized by the state that will be … more

Fayette school board mulls holding summer school amid pandemic

Whether or not the Fayette school district will host summer school this year was a major point of discussion during the Board of Education’s regular meeting Wednesday, May 20. Board members … more
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