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Top Stories

Fayette, New Franklin schools reject city’s request to return fine money

Both Fayette and New Franklin school districts have categorically rejected appeals from the City of Fayette to return tens of thousands of dollars in fine money seized by the state that will be …
Fayette R-III School Board

Fayette school board mulls holding summer school amid pandemic

Whether or not the Fayette school district will host summer school this year was a major point of discussion during the Board of Education’s regular meeting Wednesday, May 20. Board members …
Fayette Main Street

Fayette Main Street launches new mobile app

Fayette Main Street, Inc., knows how important it is to help visitors find the businesses and services they need. That’s why the organization has launched a new mobile app that will guide users …

Circuit 14 courts look to reopen June 1 except for jury trials

Courtrooms in Howard and Randolph counties will begin working through a dense backlog of cases in the coming weeks, according to Associate Circuit Judge Mason Gebhardt. During a presentation to …

Armstrong man killed in head-on crash

A 30-year-old Armstrong man was killed in a head-on collision Monday night.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Ethan A. Fuemmeler was southbound on Highway 5, two miles south of …
Top Sports Stories

Devin Clark signs with Central Christian Saints

Higbee basketball fans will have an easy time following Devin Clark’s college basketball career next year. The Tiger senior plans to continue her academic and athletic career at Central …

Riders return to HLR Motorsports Park for opening night races

Engines were roaring again at HLR Motorsports park on Saturday night near Huntsville. Socialdistancing was encouraged by the venue as riders took to the track for the first race of the …

Spring Sports: What would have happened?

This coming Friday, May 22, was supposed to be the first day of the state track meet at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City. The following Monday, June 1st, would have seen the opening games of the …
COVID-19 Cancellations

Cancellations due to Coronavirus

The Fayette Advertiser will keep an ongoing list of closures and cancellations due to COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus. To keep this information up to date, we ask that our readers please …
Local News
Injured in one-vehicle rollover
A Fayette man was transported to the hospital following a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning. Antonio S. Jones, 38, suffered moderate …
City council discusses hunting at DC Rogers
Duck hunters may be allowed to hunt at DC Rogers Lake again. During its regular meeting on May 19, the Fayette city council heard from …
Fayette school district prepares for decline in future state funding amid pandemic
The Fayette school district will likely face some degree of financial uncertainty over the next two years due to drop-offs in revenue …
‘Miss Jane’ named Distinguished Citizen of the Year
The Fayette R-III Board of Education has selected Jane Weiland as the school district’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year for …
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 …
Four vie for three seats on Fayette school board
The Fayette R-III Board of Education has three seats up for grabs in the June 2 municipal election. Two incumbents, Larry Anderson and …
County prepared for safe elections
Howard County is prepared to hold safe elections June 2 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. County Clerk Shelly Howell received a supply of …
John, Kunze honored by Rotary Club
Bryan Kunze and Bill John, Howard County Emergency Management co-directors, were selected as recipients of the Fayette Rotary …
Skin Cancer: Your Risk is Higher Than You Think
Summer is coming! School is out (officially this time). The sun is warm and inviting, but it isn’t your friend. I still want you …
Sports
Central Methodist athletes adjust to challenges with offseason training
This has been far from a typical offseason for the coaches and athletes of Central Methodist University. While the winter athletes …
Senior Spotlight
Future plans: Attend Linn State Tech and major in Nuclear Technology-Reactor Operations
Gipson to continue baseball career at NCMC
While Dustin Gipson was unable to play his final season of high school baseball, the Harrisburg senior isn’t done playing yet. …
Gibson signs with William Woods
After carrying much of the scoring load for Higbee basketball over the past two seasons, William Gibson is moving on to the next …
District champs and missed chances
If you were growing up in Fayette, New Franklin, or Harrisburg during the 2004-05 winter season, you might have thought that skilled …
Spielbauer returns to coaching
The next head coach of the Fayette varsity girls basketball team will be former collegiate head coach and athletic director Brian …
Senior Spotlight
Future plans:  After graduation, I plan to attend MACC for two years and earn my Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree, and then …
Senior Spotlight
Future plans: My plan after high school is to attend MACC for a career in business management.
Elmore picked up by Giants after draft
Central Methodist senior Malcolm Elmore is going to get a shot at playing in the NFL. The Eagle defensive back was picked up by the …