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Splash park will break ground this month

A major donation for the planned splash park in Fayette was delivered on Monday. A check for $150,000 was handed over from the estate of the late Lucile Thurman.  The splash park, which has … more

New Franklin City Council appoints new alderperson, discusses trash contract

The New Franklin City Council gave unanimous approval to the appointment of Leslie Lyon to represent the city’s second ward, with minimal discussion, at its regular monthly meeting on Monday … more

Health Dept. urges residents to follow CDC quarantine rules

The Howard County Public Health Department reminds residents that it is important to stay at home while waiting for test results for possible infection with the SARS COVID-19 virus. It is also … more

Pedestrian hit by car in serious condition

A Fayette man is in serious condition after he was struck by a car Friday morning.  According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, David N. Moore, 67, was walking against traffic … more

Kids’ Market returns Saturday on the square

The Kids’ Market will return to downtown for a special event this Saturday. It will coincide with Central Methodist University’s Family Day. Young businesspersons from around Howard … more

Brush cutting to impact travel on Route 40

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing one lane of U.S. Route 40 in Howard County for roadside maintenance.  MoDOT crews will be cutting brush along the roadway between … more

An old song gets new life in compilation album

An old song by Earl Turner, Jr. is getting new life from a record company in Germany. Turner, a Fayette native and longtime Las Vegas entertainer, said that about a year and a half ago he was … more

Harrisburg crowns Homecoming royalty

Jace Carr and Natalie Canote were crowned King and Queen of the Harrisburg Homecoming celebration during halftime of the football game Friday night. This year’s Homecoming theme was Pixar. … more

Citizen input sought for downtown revitalization plan

The Historic Downtown Fayette Commercial Community Improvement District (Fayette CID), the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission, and and PGAV Planners are seeking citizen input regarding the … more

Named to Dean’s List

JoLynn Scott of Glasgow has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's summer 2021 Dean’s List. Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade … more

McCutcheon sworn in for fourth term

Howard County Assessor Woody McCutcheon was officially sworn into office for his fourth term on Wednesday morning, September 1. McCutcheon was first elected in 2009 and has run unopposed ever … more

Howard among 21 counties approved for FEMA assistance after flooding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Thursday, September 2, approved Missouri’s request for a major disaster declaration. A total of 21 counties, including those of Howard, Cooper, … more

Optimists name Dougherty Volunteer of the Year

The Fayette Optimist Club on Friday honored Liz Dougherty as the Volunteer of the Year for her work spearheading the Kids Market this summer.  The award was presented at the club’s … more

Santa Fe Trail Days to celebrate 200 years

New Franklin will hold its annual Santa Fe Trail Days celebration on September 17 and 18. This is a special year, as it is the bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail, as well as of Missouri. This … more

CMU’s Morrison Observatory to open on Thursdays

Central Missouri residents are invited to view the universe at any of several guided sessions on Thursday evenings at the historic Morrison Observatory operated by Central Methodist University in … more

Yard waste pickup will begin Sept. 24

Yard waste collection in Fayette will resume on Friday, September, 24, and continue on the last Friday of every month. An employee of the City of Fayette will make pickups. This new arrangement … more

Sidewalk construction project underway on S. Church Street

The second of two major projects by the City of Fayette is now underway. A new sidewalk is under construction from downtown heading south along Church Street to where C&R Market and Dollar … more

New pastor at Moniteau Chapel

Moniteau Chapel on State Route W, has a new pastor, Scott Davis. He joined the community there about four months ago.  Davis, who lives in Moberly, has a bachelor’s degree from Central … more

Free concert by Heartland Heritage Community Band Saturday, Sept. 18 on courthouse lawn

The Heartland Heritage Community Band of St. Louis, joined by area musicians, is bringing live music to Fayette audiences next Saturday.  A concert will be presented at 6 p.m. on September 18 … more

Officers apprehend wanted Glasgow man

A Glasgow man was apprehended on August 31 after eluding law enforcement since March 17. Joseph Christopher Woodruff, Jr., 22, was arrested by Howard County Sheriff’s deputies and is being held … more
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