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Prosecutor reduces first-degree murder charge to involuntary manslaughter in shooting death of CMU student

UPDATED 1/11/23 Howard County Prosecutor Deborah Riekhof on Thursday filed a second amended complaint against Kundarrius Kinte Taylor, the 23-year-old Memphis, Tennessee, man accused of shooting … more

County officials take oaths of office

Outgoing Howard County Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds, Charlie Charlie Joe Flaspohler, welcomed a new county official into the courthouse on Friday, with the swearing-in of his … more

Council approves 3% pot tax for ballot

Retail sales of cannabis and related paraphernalia made inside the boundaries of the city of Fayette will be charged an additional 3% tax if voters approve of a new ordinance passed by a 5-0 vote by … more

All downtown intersections to become 4-way stops

All four intersections around the downtown Fayette square will soon be four-way stops. The change comes after a decision made by the Fayette Board of Aldermen during its regular meeting on Tuesday, … more

Few challenge school board incumbents

The filing period for the April 4 school board elections officially closed on December 27, with one contested race in Harrisburg for the Board of Education. Districts in Fayette, New Franklin, … more

Three file for four Fayette city council seats

Only three of four open seats to be included on the April 4 ballot have been filed for by candidates for the Fayette Board of Alderman. Incumbent Stephanie Ford, along with Bekki Galloway and Peggy … more

Assessor mails out personal property forms

The Howard County Assessor’s office began mailing forms this week to property owners for listing personal property, which is subject to assessment for 2023. Every owner or holder of personal … more

Route 240 spur leading to Rocheport closed for bridge replacement

The Highway 240 spur, which connects U.S. 40 to Rocheport in south Howard County, closed this week so that the Missouri Department of Transportation can replace a bridge over Moniteau Creek. MoDOT … more

Fayette BOE to pursue $3.4M bond issue for capital improvements

The Fayette school district’s Board of Education last week gave unanimous approval to pursue a bond issue for capital improvements and passed the ballot language that will appear before voters … more

Dimond announces resignation as Main Street Executive Director

Mike Dimond announced he will resign as Executive Director of Fayette Main Street, Inc., effective Saturday, December 31, after nearly three years on the job. Mr. Dimond was hired by Fayette Main … more

Over 100 hot meals served during annual Community Christmas Dinner

More than 100 people received hot meals at the 2022 Fayette Community Christmas Dinner on Sunday afternoon. The annual dinner was served in the basement of the First Christian Church in Fayette on … more

Paisley closes store in business restructuring

Paisley BowTique, a flower and gift shop located on South Church Street, a block from the downtown Fayette square, closed its doors this week. Owner Amanda Brand made the announcement on the … more

Hackman named 2022 Perry Fellow

Professor Sally Hackman believes that one of the most important aspects of teaching is to show the students how passionate you are about what you do. And for Hackman, the 2022 winner of the Carolyn … more

Commercial Trust Co. donates $32k for new football scoreboard

Commercial Trust Co. in Fayette made a donation in the amount of $32,000 to the Fayette school district for the purchase of a new football scoreboard. The bank presented the check during halftime of … more

FHS Pink Out raises $2k for Beeler family

Proceeds from the Pink Out event at Fayette High School totaled $2,350. The funds will be donated to Paul Beeler, a Fayette resident and businessman who is battling cancer. The school held the … more

Higher electric rates for Fayette residents, businesses begin in January

The Fayette city council on Tuesday voted 4-0 to approve an ordinance raising electric rates by 10% for residential customers and 2% for commercial customers. The new rates will go into effect on … more

City likely to again seek public safety sales tax

The City of Fayette will likely try again to pass a public safety tax that will be used to augment the budgets of the Fayette police and fire departments. If approved by the city council, the measure … more

Church to serve annual Christmas meal

The First Christian Church in Fayette will hold its annual Christmas meal again this year. The Fayette Area Community Christmas Dinner will be served on Christmas Day from 4 until 6 p.m. in the … more

Thank you Howard County

Letter to the Editor: Howard County residents have once again demonstrated their generosity by their contributions to the Christmas Holiday House project.  On Dec. 10, gifts were distributed … more

Area churches to hold Christmas services

With the holiday season in full swing, many local parishioners are wondering where they can attend Christmas worship services this season. The following is a list of churches that have announced … more
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