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CMU fall enrollment up 4.5%

Classes started Monday at Central Methodist University with an increase in new student enrollment. CMU reports 473 new students on Monday, six more than last year. “This is the fourth … more

Fayette school district sees major increase in fund balance thanks to ESSER Funds

Members of the Fayette School board gave unanimous approval to Superintendent Jill Wiseman’s recommendation of continuing with a property tax rate of $4.9962 per $100 of assessed valuation. The … more

Franklin man faces two counts of child molestation

A Franklin man is in the Howard County Jail charged with one count each of second-degree molestation of a child under 12 years of age, a Class B felony, and third-degree molestation of a child under … more

NF school board adopts 10-day paid leave for teachers who contract COVID-19, reaffirm bus mask policy

Members of the New Franklin Board of Education approved a special 10-day paid leave allowance for teachers if they test positive for the COVID-19 virus this fall semester. The measure was passed … more

Missouri Secretary of State visits Howard County Public Library

Missouri Secretary of State John R. “Jay” Ashcroft came to Fayette August 17 for a visit with Howard County Public Library Director Chris Kloeppel, as part of a two-day tour of libraries … more

Arrow Rock Historic Site commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail Sept. 1

Arrow Rock State Historic Site invites the public to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. The Santa Fe Trail went through Arrow Rock, and … more

Central named Apple Distinguished School

There is a summertime celebration taking place at Central Methodist University today. Officials have learned that CMU has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for its unique … more

Fayette teen injured in I-70 crash

A Fayette teenager was injured in a crash on Interstate 70 in Boone County on Friday, August 20. According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the 16-year-old juvenile, whose name … more

The game has changed. The prize for winning? Life.

By Sonya Addison, MD COVID-19 used to be a disease of the elderly and high-risk groups. The delta variant is much more contagious, and just as dangerous. Our local hospitals are again nearly full. … more

Water, rust damage contents of Harrisburg time capsule

Excitement turned into disappointment Sunday evening in Harrisburg when members of the Lions Club unearthed a 50-year-old time capsule. The plan was to remove the capsule, but wait until the … more

Schools announce policies for in-person classes

The start of the 2021-22 school year is quickly approaching and local school districts are announcing their policies regarding COVID-19 online. The Harrisburg, New Franklin, Fayette, Higbee, and … more

Howard County COVID-19 cases on the rise

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is on the rise worldwide, and Missouri has seen rates of infection and hospitalization rise significantly in recent weeks, according to data published on the … more

NF city council approves property tax rate, elects Baslee mayor pro tem

The New Franklin City Council approved Ward 3 Alderman Todd Baslee as the new mayor pro tem during a meeting on Wednesday, August 11. The meeting was rescheduled from two days prior when a quorum … more

Fair on the Square to bring students, community together

Central Methodist University and Fayette Main Street, Inc., are partnering to present Fair on the Square from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 30. Nikole Walker, Coordinator of Student Life at CMU, … more

Harrisburg Augustfest celebrates 150 years

Harrisburg will hold its 150th annual Lion’s Club-sponsored town celebration, formerly Septemberfest, now Augustfest, this Friday through Sunday morning, with a selection of events and … more

CMU will require masks indoors for the fall semester

Central Methodist University staff and students will be required to wear masks while indoors on any campus property for the fall 2021 semester. This applies to everyone on campus, regardless of … more

Group purchases troubled downtown buildings

A group of investors has purchased nearly a block of troubled downtown buildings. SPAC No. 1, LLC is the new owner of four buildings on the west side of the downtown courthouse square that have been … more

Petrichor Store announces closure due to sale of building

The Petrichor Store in downtown Fayette will close down as a result of the sale of the building in which it is housed. Owner Robert Anderson made the announcement on Thursday on the business’s … more

Cancer claims life of Fayette Alderman Marc Wells

Fayette Alderman Marcus Wells passed away on Friday, August 6, from cancer. He was 59. Wells was in his second term on the city council, representing the Northwest ward. He was elected to the … more

Lyceum Theatre 60th season opens with The Little Mermaid

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre officially opens the curtain on its 60th season tonight with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The theatre’s entire season was postponed in 2020 due to the … more
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