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Falcons end historic season with district loss

An historic season for the Fayette Falcon softball team came to a halt Wednesday night as the Salisbury Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Falcons 7-5 in the first round of Class 2 District 3 …

Bartholomew, Asbury crowned Homecoming King and Queen

Tyler Bartholomew and Bella Asbury were crowned King and Queen of the 2021 Fayette High School Homecoming on Friday night. The coronation took place at halftime of Fayette’s 42-26 victory over …

FHS Marching Band wins street, field competitions at CMU Band Day

The Fayette High School Marching Band continues to add to its already overflowing trophy case. The band won two first-place trophies, two second-place trophies, and took home an award for outstanding …

CMU Band Day 2021

Area high schools came away with nearly a dozen trophies from the 56th annual Central Methodist University Band Day on Saturday.  The Clark Middle School band marched for its first time ever …

Fayette Area Common Fund seeking pledges

The Fayette Area Common Fund, a nonprofit fund dedicated to providing financial resources to local organizations that benefit the community, is seeking donations. Pledge cards are inserted inside …
Top Sports Stories

The Fayette Falcons met a formidable foe Friday night in Fayette but were able to take a 42-26 Homecoming  win against the No. 6 Harrisburg Bulldogs. With what seemed like most of the …

Fayette suffered only its second loss of the season, falling 5-0 at conference rival  Marceline on Thursday, October 7. Fayette entered the contest riding a 19-game winning streak with the …
The No. 11 Central Methodist volleyball team continued to roll in conference play after completing another sweep over William Penn University by scores of 25-22, 25-15, and 25-10 Friday at …
The No. 1 Central Methodist men's soccer team took down its second straight-ranked opponent, defeating No. 10 Baker University 4-1 Saturday night at Missouri Soccer Park in Boonville, …
Letters
Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The tragic death of David Moore inspired me to write what has been on my mind all summer.  Since I live in the country and do not want to walk along the highway, I come into …

Vulgar banner denigrates president

To the Editor: An ugly banner appeared in my neighborhood this past week-end. The people who are displaying it also fly a beautiful American flag on a tall standard, suggesting that they have …

Local News
Lanham recognized for 25 years of service with Fayette PD
As of Thursday, October 7, Fayette Police Officer Greg Lanham had been in uniform for a quarter-century. Now the Assistant Chief of …
St. Paul UMC celebrates 165 years of history this month
St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fayette will host a special service and events the weekend of October 23 and 24 to celebrate its …
DES teacher awarded grant from DAR
Daly Elementary Kindergarten teacher Amy Busker was awarded a grant by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) …
Optimist BBQ to benefit Will Beaman
The Fayette Optimist Club will hosts its 17th annual Fall BBQ on October 17. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to Will …
Next downtown revitalization meeting Oct. 18
The Historic Downtown Fayette Commercial Community Improvement District (Fayette CID), the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission, …
Fowler receives service award
The Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) annually presents its Distinguished Service Award to someone who …
Sage in CMU’s “Carousel”
The new season at The Little Theatre at Central Methodist University will kick off next month with a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, …
Hen workshop October 16
University of Missouri Extension, in collaboration with Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, will hold a Backyard Laying Hen …
Splash park breaks ground
The dream of building a new splash park for Fayette is becoming a reality. The committee tasked with developing and fundraising for …
Obituaries
John E. Stapleton
The family of John E. Stapleton would like to announce his death on October 14, 2021. He was born October 12, …
Linda S. Korte, RN
Linda Sue Korte, 80, of Fayette, passed away October 16, 2021 at Glasgow Gardens in Glasgow.   Linda was born on February 23, 1941 …
Iona “Dolly” Campbell
Fayette resident, Dolly Campbell, 96, passed away at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO on October 14, 2021. Iona Frances …
Marilyn Lorene Solomon
Marilyn Lorene Solomon of Fayette passed away October 11, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born February 12, 1934, in Fayette and was …
Patricia Ann Crowley
Fayette resident, Pat Crowley, 73, passed away suddenly on October 9, 2021. Patricia Ann Crowley was born in Kansas City, MO on …
Jon Christopher Gautier
Jon Christopher Gautier, 68, of New Franklin, passed away at his home on October 5, 2021. Jon was born in Boonville on January 4, …