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County unemployment rate sits at 2.1%

The unemployment rate in Howard County dropped to 2.1% through November 2021, the second-lowest rate in the past five years, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figure was up slightly … more

Fayette girls pull upset in New Franklin Tourney opener

The Fayette Lady Falcons pulled off a strong upset Monday night in the opening round of the 93rd Annual New Franklin Tournament. Sixth-seeded Fayette brought down third-seeded Sweet Springs … more

Winter weather ushers in new year

The new year was ushered in with a strong dose of winter weather. After experiencing record high temperatures in December, 2021, perhaps Mother Nature decided a reset was in order. Temperatures … more

Vacant buildings to be made into parking lot

Two deteriorated buildings are about to be demolished in an effort to create more parking in downtown Fayette. The vacant brick structure on Morrison Street that formerly housed a bakery and … more

Vacancies remain as filing period expires

The City of Fayette will have a limited government following the April 5 municipal election. Nobody filed for open seats on the East and Southwest wards, and a seat on the Northwest Ward will be … more

Only two area school board races will appear on ballot

Only two of five school board races will be on the April 5 ballot. New Franklin and Harrisburg both have three candidates for two open seats. Fayette, Glasgow, and Higbee each have two candidates for … more

Acquisition paves way for possible Exchange Bank expansion

Exchange Bank of Missouri in Fayette has acquired a neighboring set of buildings, which is expected be torn down to provide more parking. On Monday, December 27, the bank officially closed on the … more

Howard County Farm Bureau leaders attend annual meeting

Missouri Farm Bureau members returned to their traditional annual meeting December 5 through 7 at the Lake of the Ozarks. The organization’s 107th meeting, themed “Planted With … more

American Legion fundraiser has new menu

The White-Bell American Legion fundraiser event next week includes some new menu items. They have added eggs and sausage to their biscuits-gravy and pancakes breakfast slated for next … more

Bagbys sell Home Oil to Hilderbrand brothers

An iconic Fayette institution is changing hands. For more than 57 years the Bagbys have been pumping gas, washing windows, checking oil, and keeping cars on the road from their service station in … more

FHS to present ‘Matilda’ musical at Little Theatre next week

Fayette’s streets will be filled with the smell of rebellion when Fayette High School presents Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical JR” on January 7 and 8. Based on the … more

Community Christmas Dinner

Almost 75 meals were delivered, carried out, or enjoyed dining in at the annual Community Christmas Dinner this year, held at the Braun Home office on Cleveland Ave. The annual event is made possible … more

Fayette Main St. facade program helps fund downtown beautification and improvements

A business and a historic building in downtown Fayette have benefited from funds provided by Fayette Main Street, Inc. Checks were presented on Wednesday, December 22, to Chris Ocker with Edward … more

Private pesticide applicator training date set for January

The private pesticide applicator license issued by the Missouri Deptartment of Agriculture is required for producers who wish to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides. Agricultural producers … more

Named to dean’s list

Columbia College recently announced its dean’s list for the fall 2021 semester.  Several students from this area were named, including Kathryn Flaspohler and Dani Hainen of Fayette, … more

Doolin named superintendent of Fayette schools next academic year

Brent Doolin has been named the new superintendent of the Fayette school district starting next year. He was hired by the district’s Board of Education during its regular meeting on Wednesday, … more

New Franklin taps Dorson as new superintendent

At the December 15 New Franklin R-1 District School Board meeting, Benji Dorson was hired as the new superintendent for the 2022-23 school year.  Mr. Dorson is currently the New Franklin High … more

Fayette schools adjust covid-19 plan after Cole Co. court ruling

The Fayette Board of Education last week approved a change to the district’s Safe Return to and Continuity of Services Plan. The change essentially collapsed the Yellow Level of the plan due to … 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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