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Still no action on demand for yard waste pickup

The issue of yard waste collection was again put before the city council at its regular meeting on July 13. The city recently entered into an agreement with a new trash collection company, RTS Waste … more

City moves forward on tree trimming

Local students named to CMU Dean’s List

Central Methodist University provost Dr. Rita Gulstad announced recently the students included on the Spring 2021 Dean's List. Nearly 1,000 students across all campuses and online learning met the … more

CMU art gallery hosting deaccession sale

The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art at Central Methodist University is hosting its first-ever deaccession sale next week, July 30, 31, and August 1. The gallery is selling some of its collection … more

New Franklin Mayor Resigns

The Mayor of New Franklin has resigned. Newt Arbogast announced at the regular meeting of the city council on Monday, July 12, that he will step down effective July 30. Ward 2 Alderman and Mayor Pro … more

Courthouse sustains water damage during abnormally wet spring

A forensic engineer flew a drone over The Howard County Courthouse in downtown Fayette last week to examine water damage that occurred in May. Water entered the northwest tower of the 137-year-old … more

Peacemakers block included in Missouri Quilt

The Peacemakers Quilting Group will host a quilt show on July 31, at Paul H. Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Central Methodist University, which will show off a special piece … more

CID to develop comprehensive plan for downtown revitalization

A comprehensive plan for downtown Fayette is in the works. The Historic Downtown Fayette Commercial Community Improvement District (Fayette CID) will be working closely with PGAV Planners of St. … more

Roanoke’s 59th annual band concert

A long-standing Howard County tradition will continue on Saturday, July 24. The 59th Annual Roanoke Band Concert begin at 7 p.m. from the historic Roanoke Band Stand. While listening to a variety of … more

New pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church

United Methodist Church has a new pastor, Rev. Susan McCollegan, as of July 1. Rev. Karen Jones, who served UMC from 2016 to 2021, retired June 30. McCollegan has spent 38 years as an educator in … more

Two facing weapons, assault charges after 2020 family quarrel

Two people are in jail facing charges of domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon following a family quarrel that occurred more than a year ago. Timothy Lancaster, 49, Heather Dawn Clark, 24, … more

City to address electrical outages

Fayette utility customers have endured several electrical outages over the last several weeks. All but one of the roughly half-dozen outages during the month of June have been attributed to the … more

Guys & Dolls JR debuts Friday on square

Fayette Main Street will present Guys and Dolls JR. this weekend on the east side of the Howard County Courthouse. The show runs for two nights: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with a possible makeup … more

Fayette Main St. awards first downtown facade grant

Fayette Main Street, Inc., last week awarded the owners of a downtown building the first grant of its facade improvement program. Mary and Jerry Reichel received a check for $2,000 on Thursday to … more

City passes fiscal year 2021-22 budget

The Fayette Board of Aldermen passed the city’s fiscal year 2021-22 budget during a special meeting held on Tuesday, June 29. By law, Missouri cities must pass new budgets before July 1. The … more
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