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Lots of fun planned for Halloween

Youngsters and adults alike will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Halloween in Fayette this year. With perfect fall weather predicted, Trick-or-treaters will be out in force on Monday, … more

Blue Ash awarded Missouri State Champion Tree

A Blue Ash tree located on the grounds of Grace Fellowship Church in rural Howard County was named a State Champion Tree by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The award was presented … more

Candidates for Howard County Prosecuting Attorney

The 2022 midterm elections are less than a month away and voters in Howard County will decide who will be the county prosecuting attorney next year. Two-term Republican incumbent Deborah Riekhof will … more

BTC completes purchase of Merchants & Farmers Bank

BTC Bank officially closed on the purchase of Merchants & Farmers Bank on Monday. The acquisition was announced in August. Based in Bethany, Missouri, BTC bank now has 23 locations throughout … more

Residential electric rates could increase by 10%

Residents and businesses in Fayette could see an increase in the cost of electricity. The Fayette city council last week learned the results of an electric rate study at its regular meeting on … more

Full slate of events for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and a full slate of activities has been planned around Fayette. First up is the annual Halloween Parade presented by the Golden Study Club at 4 p.m. on Saturday, … more

Harvest Supper to feature music, fellowship

New entertainment has been announced for Sunday’s Fall Harvest Supper. The inaugural event will feature the music of the ShowMe Brass Band, an 11-piece ensemble based in Columbia. It will join … more

Falcon band sweeps So. Boone Marching Classic

The Fayette High School Falcon marching band swept all competition at the Southern Boone Marching Classic on Saturday in Ashland.   Fayette won first place in the street and field … more

BTC Bank donates $5k to Fayette band, boosters

Fayette’s newest financial institution, BTC Bank, which on Monday finalized its purchase of Merchants & Farmers Bank, made a $5,000 donation to the Fayette High School band and the music … more

Newell selected for DAR Good Citizens Award

Fayette High School senior Addison Newell is this year’s recipient of the Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizens Award . She is the daughter of Adrian Stumbaugh and Brian Newell. … more

Pledges, letters of support sought for pool renovation

The Fayette Board of Alderman gave unanimous approval to pledge $10,000 toward a project to renovate and upgrade the Fayette City Pool. The unanimous decision was voted for during the council’s … more

Library Lines - October 2022

Autumn Greetings from the Howard County Library! The changes that fall brings are everywhere around us. The leaves are beginning to change colors and the weather is definitely becoming cooler. … more

CMU crowns Homecoming King and Queen, Prince and Princess

Leah Starnes and Matt Barker were crowned Queen and King of the 2022 Central Methodist University Homecoming on Saturday. Alumni from around the world reunited in Fayette over the weekend. This … more

Referee thanks CMU trainers for saving his life

Mike McCrary doesn’t remember a thing about that warm, sunny afternoon in early September. He doesn’t remember taking the field, or officiating the Eagles’ soccer game. People … more

FAHA annual membership meeting Oct. 27

The Fayette Area Heritage Association will host its annual membership meeting on Thursday, October 27, at Emmet’s Kitchen & Tap   in downtown Fayette. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. … more

Highway Patrolman laid to rest

Missouri State Highway Patrolman Leif Alan Dezner was laid to rest in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Fayette on Thursday. Scores of officers from the patrol, along with area law enforcement officers from … more

City council votes to vacate land, discusses proposed public safety tax, hears of problems with splash park

Editors Note: This article was originally scheduled to appear in the October 5, 2022, edition of the Fayette Advertiser but was pulled due to space constraints. It will be published in full in the … more

MSHP trooper killed in freak accident

A Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper died Friday at his home just south of Fayette. Leif Alan Dezner, 26, was killed when a large portion of a tree he was cutting fell on him. He was found by … more

Christmas Holiday House ready to begin 21st season

The 2022 Christmas Holiday House gift distribution will be held on Saturday, December 10, at the First Baptist Church Education Building in Fayette. The Christmas Holiday House project … more

Central Methodist University Band Day 2022

57TH ANNUAL CENTRAL METHODIST UNIVERSITY BAND DAY RESULTS PARADE COMPETITION CLASS 1 1. Orrick 2. North Shelby 3. Glasgow 4. Sweet Springs 5. Chamois … more
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