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Boonslick YMCA giving out free meals to local youths

The Boonslick Heartland YMCA on March 23 began providing grab-and-go meals to youths below the ages of 18 in Fayette and surrounding communities through September. Meals are distributed once a week … more

Few contested races expected to draw low voter turnout

An exceptionally low turnout is expected for the April 6 municipal and school board elections. Howard County Clerk Shelly Howell said she expects only around 10% of registered voters will mark … more

Valencia pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charge from February shooting

The Fayette man charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his 15-year-old son in February waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty in Howard County court on … more

Dr. Stroupe earns veterinary leadership award

Dr. Jessica Stroupe was awarded with the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association’s Ortu Stella Award in January for early career leadership. The award was presented by longtime Fayette … more

One of three people charged with child endangerment apprehended

One of three persons sought by law enforcement was apprehended by the Howard County Sheriff’s Department on Friday. Corey Minnis, 32, of Glasgow, is in custody at the Howard County Jail on a … more

CMU Fleer Lecture April 15 will be held on Zoom

Central Methodist University’s Fleer Lecture Series is making a comeback this spring, with the 2021 talk scheduled for April 15. After last year’s lecture was cancelled due to the … more

Fayette BOE votes to suspend mask mandate

The Fayette public school will suspend its district-wide mask mandate beginning on March 29. Following a lengthy discussion, the school board on Wednesday, March 17 voted unanimously to lift the … more

Police on the lookout for three charged with child endangerment

Area law enforcement is on the lookout for three people who fled before a search warrant could be executed. Corey Edward Minnis, 32, Joseph Christopher Woodruff, Jr., 22, and Jasmine R. Howell, 31, … more

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
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