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Sentenced to 7 Years for Child Molestation

A Franklin man was sentenced to seven years in prison for first degree child molestation. Russell Lee Sampo, 41, was handed the sentence by Judge Scott Hayes in Howard County court Wednesday of last … more

Fayette R-III School Board Forms Financing Committee

The Fayette R-III School Board of Education formed a new financing committee last Wednesday evening at its regular meeting. Board president Gary Gose suggested the establishment of the committee for … more

New Franklin Schools Set Tax Rate in Meeting on First Day of School

Prior to its regular meeting, the New Franklin School Board held its annual tax-rate hearing last Wednesday. Superintendent Brian Cordel reported the assessed valuation for the district has grown by … more

CMU Sets Record Enrollment

While many Missouri colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment, Central Methodist University has been busy setting an enrollment record. Central Methodist opened classes Monday with a new … more

Samantha Nelson Crowned Missouri State Fair Queen

Attending the Missouri State Fair for the past 18 years and seeing the Fair queens smiling with their sashes and tiaras, Samantha Nelson now has her own. After receiving the title of Howard County … more

Closed for the Season

It’s August, and the Fayette City Swimming Pool has closed for the season, only two days early. The pool, which has drawn controversy in recent years, opened Memorial Day weekend. more

15th Annual Fair On The Square Chance to meet new and returning CMU students

Another school year is about to commence and with it comes the 15th annual Central Methodist University Fair on the Square, set for 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27. more

New Franklin Reviews New Policy and Citizen Concerns

Meeting in regular session, Monday evening, the city of New Franklin had a light agenda consisting primarily of regular business, an addition to the employee policy manual, and constituent concerns … more

New Faces at the Fayette School District

There are nine new members of the Fayette R-III School District for the 2018-2019 school year. Front row from left: Robyn Eschenbrenner, Agricultural Education; Glenda Beardmore, High School Spanish; … more

Back to School

The arrival of August brings with it a reminder that schools will begin fall semesters soon. The annual start of school information for the Fayette R-III district appears on pages 5 and 6 of this … more

From the Editor

The upcoming August 7 election falls on a Tuesday, the day of the week this newspaper usually goes to press. Because of this, the Fayette Advertiser will print a day later, on Wednesday. This will … more

2018 Election Series

As part of its election series, The Fayette Advertiser is providing candidate profiles of contested races that voters will decide on August 7. Below are profiles of the Howard County Clerk … more

Muse Pleads Not Guilty, Requests Bond Reduction

A Fayette man facing multiple felonies for sexual involvement with at least one child less than 12 years of age, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Zachary Quentin Muse also waived formal arraignment … more

FACT Wine Walk Saturday

The Third Annual Fayette Area Community Theater (FACT) Wine and Spirits Walk will take place Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Fayette square. A total of 10 Missouri vintners and distillers will be on … more

Harper Expects Turnout of 40 Percent Tuesday

Results to be criedHoward County Clerk Kathyrne Harper told this newspaper that she expects about 40 percent of registered voters in Howard County will make it to the polls for the August 7 primary … more

Popular Fayette Restaurant Reopens Under New Ownership

Popular downtown Fayette restaurant Miknan’s Main Street Pub reopened last Wednesday to a busy and eager lunch crowd under new ownership. Leremie Shaffer and his wife, Elizabeth (Beth), purchased … more

Glasgow Woman Faces Charges For Exploiting Father

A Glasgow woman has been charged for the alleged financial exploitation of her elderly father. Lindsay Michelle Forbes, 41, faces a Class B felony charge in Saline County for financial exploitation … more

Fayette City Council Faced Busy Agenda Last Week

It was standing room only at the regular Fayette City council meeting on Tuesday, July 17. Guests were in attendance for the Festival of the Arts Proclamation, Historic Preservation Commission, … more

Annual Festival on Tap For Aug. 4

Final preparations are being put in place for the 10th annual Fayette Festival of the Arts coming up Saturday, Aug. 4, with a full schedule of performances and activities running from 9 a.m. to … more

Courts Side with City Against Suit by Ambulance District

The Missouri Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a lawsuit brought by the Howard County Ambulance District against the City of Fayette. The decision effectively upholds a ruling from … more
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