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Syferd wins County Clerk race by three votes

Teresa Syferd will be the next Howard County Circuit 14 Clerk Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds. In a close race between Mrs. Syferd and Angie Nelson, only three votes separated the two Republicans …

Flaspohler enters race for county prosecutor

Fayette attorney Frank Robert Flaspohler will run for Howard County Prosecuting Attorney as an Independent. He will take on Republican incumbent Deborah Riekhof in the general election on November …

Higbee fair to celebrate town’s sesquicentennial

The town of Higbee will celebrate 150 years of history at the 2022 Higbee Fall Fair next weekend. From Thursday, August 18, through Saturday, August 20, fairgoers can enjoy a slew of events, …

Fayette Citywide Garage Sales Saturday, August 13

1. Greg and Shirley Stidham  Friday and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 500 Park Road. Some of everything - furniture, pictures, girl’s clothing and toys, women’s and men’s …
Fayette Main Street

Fayette Main St. awards State Farm facade improvement grant

Fayette Main Street, Inc., on Monday presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to Landon Ball, agent and owner of State Farm Insurance on North Main Street. The money was from the organizations …
Top Sports Stories

The Central Methodist softball team garnered 14 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes for the 2021-22 academic year, which was announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association last week. In …

An athlete from St. Peters, Missouri, with ties to Fayette, is burning up the tennis courts across the state as well as the track. On Friday, July 29, Aristen Malone, aged 12, won the Show-Me State …
Central Methodist University last week was named a Champions of Character Five-Star institution for the 2021-22 year by the NAIA.  Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to …
After a decade of leading the Central Methodist Competitive Cheer program, Head Coach Terin Fuemmeler has announced her resignation. “During my tenure of 10 years at CMU, I have had the …
Letters
The time to support local news is now

Congress has an opportunity to pass legislation that benefits all local citizens, businesses and even protects our democracy. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act, LJSA for short, should be …

Fayette Ministerial Alliance Benevolence Fund

To the Editor: The Fayette Ministerial Alliance exists for the purpose of giving benevolent care to the communities of Fayette and Armstrong. The year 2022 has been both a productive and …

Local News
Fishing tournament fundraiser a success
A fishing tournament and a fish fry benefitting Solo’s Dream Catcher last weekend raised around $7,800 for the pet welfare …
Minor injuries in motorcycle crash
A 19-year-old Boonville man suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle accident in rural Howard County on Sunday.  According to a …
CMU awards five Gulstad Scholarships
Five students from Missouri community colleges have been named Gulstad Achievement Scholarship recipients from Central Methodist …
Syferd wins Circuit Clerk race after Nelson conceeds
Teresa Syferd will be the next Howard County Circuit 14 Clerk and Recorder of Deeds. In a close race between Mrs. Syferd and Angie …
Too close to call: Race for Howard County Circuit Clerk to face recount
The race for Howard County Circuit 14 Clerk and Recorder of Deeds is too close to call, and a recount is imminent following the August …
Merchants & Farmers Bank agrees to buyout by BTC Bank
Merchants and Farmers Bank, based in Salisbury with a branch in Fayette, will be sold to BTC Bank of Bethany, Missouri. Merchants & …
Owners of Eagle Landing Apartments to construct second building
The owners of Eagle Landing Apartments on the corner of East Davis and Louisiana Ct. in Fayette are planning to build a second …
Quilt show inspired awe
“Incredible,” “awesome,” “amazing,” and just plain “wow” were just some of the …
Glasgow student earns degree from MSU
Brynna Hosmer of Glasgow graduated from Missouri State University in the spring with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. The …
Obituaries
Earl Howard Ray, Jr.
Earl Howard Ray, Jr., 97, of Harrisburg, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, …
Wayne Turner
Wayne Turner, 84, of Boonville, Missouri, passed away at his home on August 5, 2022. Wayne was born on November 6, 1937, in Pilot …
Dennis Nation
Fayette resident, Dennis Nation, age 63, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on August 4, …
Dale L. Allenbaugh
Dale L. Allenbaugh of Aubrey, Texas, passed away July 28, 2022, at the age of 71.  He was born on June 17, 1951, to Elbert Merle …
Mary Ellen (Lang) Jennings
Mary Ellen Jennings, 75, of Boonville, passed away July 27, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at Landmark Hospital in …
Louise Kathryn Johnson Kneuvean
Longtime Glasgow resident, Louise Kneuvean, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater, Missouri. Louise was …