Area News

‘Monday Morning Rain’ wins top prize at art festival

An estimated 3,000 people attended the 11th annual Fayette Festival of the Arts over the last weekend in Fayette, according to event organizer Glenn Ludke. The festival spanned from the historic Howard County Courthouse square to the campus of Central Methodist University.

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Extension offers free event on repairing flood-damaged fields

Many crop fields and pasturelands in Missouri were damaged by flood during the spring, said Heather Conrow, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock. “Many fields remain unplanted and underwater. Producers may see lasting effects of flood on their soil, crops and pastures.” 

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Mo. sales tax holiday starts Aug. 2

Missouri will again this year participate in the back-to-school sales tax holiday. By state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for…

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Fayette man in jail, charged with stealing a firearm

A Fayette man is currently in the Howard County Jail facing a felony charge for stealing a firearm. Connor P. Linneman, 24, was arrested by Fayette police at approximately 10 p.m. Friday night.

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Fayette city council hears rate hike concerns, votes to adopt zoning change amid busy agenda

Members of the City of Fayette Board of Aldermen heard from a pair of concerned citizens regarding proposed water and sewer rate increases prior to their regular meeting Tuesday, July 16. The council also approved a zoning change to allow a cannabis cultivation business to open shop, learned of plans to re-stripe downtown parking, and…

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Citywide garage sale August 10

The annual Fayette Citywide Garage Sale has been slated for August 10. To have your ad included with the publication list of sales, please send it to or personally bring it to the newspaper office. 

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Area Sports

Fall sports set to begin on August 12

The first games of the 2019-20 athletic year are still a little over a month away, but high school and middle school athletes will take to practice fields beginning August 12. 

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Harrisburg baseball given ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award

Harrisburg baseball has been awarded the American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2018-19 academic year. The Bulldogs finished the academic year with a 3.15 grade point average (GPA).

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Harris preparing for upcoming season

As the calendar nears the end of July, football players and coaches are shifting their attention toward a new season. That is certainly happening at Central Methodist University. Many football players are already in Fayette. The first official practice for the Eagles is scheduled for Aug. 6.  The upcoming football season is unlike any before…

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Athletic schedules will not be affected by change to school start

On July 12, Gov. Mike Parsons signed a bill into law that will not allow schools to set start dates that are more than 14 days before the first Monday in September, taking effect beginning with the 2020-21 school year. 

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Bulldogs advance to district title game for fourth straight year

The Harrisburg Bulldogs advanced to a district title game for the fourth straight year after defeating the Westran Hornets 5-0 on May 13 in the Class 2 District 14 semifinals. 

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Fayette sending 15 athletes to Jefferson City for state track and field championships

The Fayette track and field program sent 15 athletes to the Class 2 Sectional 2 meet on May 11. Those same 15 are heading to the state track and field championships this weekend. 

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