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Keyword: COVID-19
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Central Methodist back this fall with COVID-19 testing

With counsel from a team of medical professionals from across the country, Central Methodist University President Roger Drake has announced the campus will be open this fall for resident … more

Coronavirus concerns shutter city pool this summer

The Fayette City Pool will not open this year. The decision was made by the Fayette Board of Aldermen during its regular meeting Tuesday, May 5. At first, the city hoped to open the pool after … more

Fayette schools open next week for materials pickup

Due to the erratic and unpredicted end to the 2019-2020 school year, many students still have personal materials at school and school materials at home that need to be returned. Next week the Fayette … more

CMU Pres. highly confident students will return in fall

There is a significant likelihood that Central Methodist University students will return to campus for the fall 2020 semester, according to CMU President Roger Drake.  Drake said on Friday … more

The Attic, EO to reopen May 4

The Attic, a resale store on the south side of the downtown square in Fayette, plans to reopen Monday, May 4 as the state relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. The announcement came Monday from Deb … more

Local law enforcement gets leg up from community

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, local law enforcement departments are among many first responders short of personal protective equipment (PPE). Here in Howard County, … more

City Council grants Mayor extra powers in times of emergency

The Fayette Board of Aldermen during its regular meeting April 7, adopted a new ordinance that grants emergency powers to the city’s mayor in times of emergency, such as the current coronavirus … more

Coronavirus: The Good News

Illness, death, school closures, unemployment, stay-at-home, social distancing, toilet paper shortage…the scary, gloomy news is all we hear. I’m going to focus on some of the good news … more

Fayette schools adapt as Gov. Parson extends closure

With the announcement Thursday from Gov. Missouri Governor Mike Parson that all public and charter schools in the state will remain closed throughout the remainder of the academic year, Fayette is … more

CMU postpones May graduations

While Central Methodist University has no cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), university leaders have announced that the May graduation ceremony has been postponed. Central, in consultation with student … more

Fayette R-III extends shutdown through April 24

The Fayette R-III Board of Education on Wednesday, April 1, voted unanimously to extend the school closure through April 24. The district hopes to resume classes April 27. New Franklin and Glasgow … more

Central Methodist donates unused PPE

Central Methodist University’s nursing program has taken a big step to support Howard County in the face of Coronavirus (COVID-19). CMU has donated nearly $2,000 worth of personal protective … more

Restaurants struggle during COVID-19

“If the phone’s ringing, we’re cooking,” said Leremie Shafer during what would be a normally busy lunch rush on Monday. Leremie and his wife, Beth, own Miknan’s Main … more

Mo. judges still hear some cases amid pandemic

Despite shelter-in-place orders in several jurisdictions throughout the state, Missouri courts are open and continue to hear a selection of cases. Howard County Associate Judge Mason Gebhardt in a … more

Coronavirus Testing

COVID-19 information is consuming most of our attention these days. It is spreading – both the virus and the fear.  We are seeing an uptick in cases for two reasons. The first is that … more

Fayette City Council discusses measures to combat COVID-19

The Fayette City Council is doing its part to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. During its regular meeting Tuesday night bottles of hand sanitizer were laid out on the meeting … more

County Commission Declares State of Emergency

The Howard County Courthouse will close to the public beginning today (Wednesday). The county commission signed a resolution Monday declaring a state of emergency for Howard … more

Fayette schools keep focus on students during pandemic

Statewide closures of schools due to COVID-19 haven’t stopped the Fayette R-III School District from meeting the needs of its students. Kids were scheduled to return to school on Tuesday, March … more

Fayette City Council discusses concerns over coronavirus

The Fayette City Council is doing its part to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. During its regular meeting Tuesday night bottles of hand sanitizer were laid out on the meeting … more

Fayette schools shut down until April 1

Fayette R-III public schools are closed throughout the month of March due to concerns over COVID-19. It hopes to resume classes Wednesday, April 1. The initial announcement on Monday from the … more
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