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New Franklin swears in three new council members

The New Franklin City Council has three new council members. Sworn in at a special meeting held on Wednesday, April 20 were Seth Hallowell in Ward 1, James Painter in Ward 2, and Marybeth Sokolski in … more

New Franklin school board swears in two new members

Two new members of the New Franklin R-I Board Education were sworn in to office at the board’s most recent meeting on Monday, April 19. Alan Marshall and Kirk Wilmsmeyer emerged as the winners … more

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives in Fayette, Glasgow

The American Red Cross is reminding the public that the need for blood remains high. Healthy individuals are encouraged to make a blood donation appointments. But what about those who’ve … more

Holman art joins permanent collection

The Central Methodist University family lost one of its most recognizable and beloved alumni this winter when Martha (Rogers) Holman ’47 passed away on January 5. But a part of her own … more

29.5% of county residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Nearly a third of Howard County’s 10,001 residents have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and almost a quarter have completed the vaccination process. According to the Show-Me … more

Fayette woman arrested after infant found dead

A Fayette woman was arrested Sunday by Columbia police in connection to the death of an infant. Jennifer Johnson, 44, is currently being held in the Boone County Jail on suspicion of second-degree … more

Former Central band director honored for bandstand’s 50th

Janet Jacobs (left), and Margaret Montemurro unveil the newest plaque at the Howard County Bandstand on Saturday. The plaque honors the late Dr. Paul Montemurro, former Central Methodist band director. … more

Fayette Area Community Trust accepting grant applications

The Fayette Area Community Trust is currently accepting applications for grants to be awarded at the upcoming meeting of the Fayette Area Community Trust Advisory Board. Any tax-exempt, … more

Deadline for Fayette pool pass applications is April 30

The City of Fayette is accepting applications for free passes to the Fayette Swimming Pool for the summer.  Each year the city, along with organizations and individuals, sponsors pool passes … more

Splash park could open as soon as August 2

Fayette is one step closer to having a splash park. The ad hoc committee in charge of making the proposed water recreation site a reality in the Fayette city park met with members of SWT Design, … more

Juneteenth to add fireworks to celebration

The St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fayette is preparing to host its 21st annual Juneteenth celebration. Tim Jackman, the event’s longtime organizer, said this year’s celebration will … more

Arrested after leading officers on high-speed chase

A Franklin man is in the Howard County Jail after leading officers on a high-speed chase through two counties in what appears to be a stolen car. Brad Alan Marcum, 45, was arrested in the early … more

Fayette to pursue public safety tax

The City of Fayette expects to pursue the issuance of a new public safety tax to support Fayette police and fire departments. The city council has been discussing the matter for some time, and at its … more

Most voters stayed home on Election Day

The New Franklin School district will have two new faces on its Board of Education as a result of the April 6 municipal and school board elections. Newcomers Alan Marshall and Kirk Wilmsmeyer … more

New Franklin nearing contract with Sheriff’s Department

The City of New Franklin is expected to enter into an agreement to pay the Howard County Sheriff’s Department for dedicated law enforcement coverage. The move would allow the city to eliminate … more

Celebrating 50 years of music

Music lovers will flock to Fayette on Saturday, April 17, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the bandstand. A staple on the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn, it was built in 1971 with … more

Slow day at the polls

Voting was underway for municipal and school board elections as this newspaper went to press Tuesday morning. Only 12 ballots had been cast at the Howard County Courthouse by 8:15 a.m. A low turnout … more

Fayette Book Club invites public to presentation by Civil War history author

The Fayette Book Club will host author D. L. Rogers to discuss her work, “Elizabeth’s War: Missouri 1863,” at a meeting on Tuesday, April 20. The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. in … more

Optimist Club BBQ fundraiser this Sunday

Good people will be making good food to support good causes in Fayette this weekend. The Fayette Optimist Club on Sunday, April 11, will host its annual pork steak dinner in the parking lot of the … more

FACT to host virtual Fayette’s Got Talent

The Fayette Area Community Theatre (FACT) will host Fayette’s Got Talent on Saturday, April 17, and Saturday, April 24. Both events are virtual and will run from 10 a.m. to 6 … more
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