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Harold Myers to receive Quilt of Valor

On June 5, 1958, Harold reported for basic training at the NTC Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois. Following basic, he was sent to Memphis, Tennessee, to receive further training as an … more

Memorial Day service Sunday at the courthouse

The Howard County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Legion White-Bell Post 273 will once again host a Memorial Day service on the south side of the courthouse … more

Miknan’s to close down after this week

Miknan’s Main Street Pub in downtown Fayette will close its doors Friday. Owners Leremie and Elizabeth Shaffer made the announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page on Saturday. … more

DAR rewards Kindergartners

Daly Elementary School Kindergarten students received American flags and certificates for reciting The Pledge of Allegiance to a member of the Howard County Chapter of the Daughters of the American … more

New playground equipment at DC Rogers Lake

Workers were busy Monday afternoon installing a new playground set beside the shelter house at D. C. Rogers Lake.   The new playground cost around $20,000, including a bedding mulch that … more

Harrisburg time chest sealed until 2071

The Harrisburg Lions Club is once again preserving the present for the benefit of future generations. On Saturday, the club sealed a new time chest that will remain closed until 2071. Club … more

Fayette coffee shop expanding to Glasgow

Fayette’s beloved coffee shop, Fireside Bakes and Brews, plans to open a second location this summer in downtown Glasgow. The new site will be on 2nd Street next to the Glasgow Senior Center. … more

CMU confers 231 diplomas at Fayette campus

A total of 231 Central Methodist seniors received their college diplomas before a packed crowd in Puckett Field House on Saturday afternoon.   Longtime professor James “Tiger” … more

Central Methodist names Sheehan Executive VP

Central Methodist University alumnus and vice president for advancement and alumni relations, Bill Sheehan, was named executive vice president last week, adding to his list of accomplishments at his … more

Bridge to Rocheport reopens

The Highway 240 spur leading from Highway 40 in southeast Howard County into the town of Rocheport re-opened last Monday. The road was closed in January so that the 60-year-old bridge over Moniteau … more

Fayette Area Schools Reunion scheduled for Aug. 5

This year’s Fayette Area Schools Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 5, in conjunction with the Fayette Festival of the Arts. A dinner will be served at Fayette High School Commons at 6:30 … more

Local farmers donate fresh beef to Fayette, New Franklin schools

The Fayette and New Franklin school districts are “beefing” it up again through the MO Beef Kids program.   Each school received 400 pounds of hamburger, equaling approximately 2,800 … more

Public input requested in rezoning hearings May 24

The City of Fayette will hold public hearings regarding requests to rezone areas on Louisiana Court in the southeast section of town and another area around Watts Avenue and Hackberry Street. The … more

Graduation season for high school seniors

The end of May marks a time of celebration as seniors from our area high schools and colleges walk across the stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas.   Central Methodist graduated … more

Fayette pool to open Memorial Day weekend, faulty pump shuts down troubled splash park

The Fayette swimming pool is scheduled to open on time during Memorial Day weekend later this month. The splash park at the Fayette City Park opened on Friday, May 12, but was closed the following … more

Weiker named 2023 Distinguished Citizen of the Year

Virginia Weiker was named 2023’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the Fayette Board of Education Wednesday night. Mrs. Weiker died in January, and the award was accepted by her daughters, … more

Commercial Trusts donates $19k for new softball scoreboard

The Fayette High School softball field will have an upgraded scoreboard next season, thanks to Commercial Trust Co. The renowned local bank, headquartered in Fayette with a second branch in … more

Fayette named Tree City USA

Fayette was named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.   Fayette achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the … more

MAEDC marks Economic Development Week

Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) marks the week of May 8 to May 12, 2023, as the next Economic Development Week. During this week, communities across North America will celebrate … more
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