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Over 70 participated in first ever Turkey Trot

Approximately 70 runners participated in the first Fayette Turkey Trot, which was a fundraiser for Main Street, Inc., including at least five pooches. 

Hilgedick retires after 33 years with the City of Fayette

Marvin Hilgedick officially retired on Wednesday, November 24, after 33 years serving as a lineman for the City of Fayette. Co-workers, friends, and elected officials attended a reception that was …

Jennings Premium Meats to close retail portion of popular butcher shop

Jennings Premium Meats in New Franklin will cease its retail operations at the end of January, 2022, to focus on wholesale processing. The announcement was made by owner Jason Jennings on the …

Christmas parade, Kids Market, craft fair on Sat.

The annual Christmas parade in downtown Fayette begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Presented by Fayette Main Street, this year’s event will be a lighted Christmas parade that will cruise …

City’s East Ward seat is vacant again

The Fayette City Council is again short by one representative. East Ward Alderwoman Kylie Tillman reportedly is no longer on the council after moving to a new residence outside that ward. She was not …
Top Sports Stories

Behind two 20-point performances from junior Daryna Bachkarova and senior Arleighshya McElroy, the No. 11 Central Methodist women’s basketball team cruised past Midland University 96-74 in a …

With a 1-1 showing over the weekend at “The Show” tournament in Kingsport Tennessee, the CMU men have started the 2021-22 campaign at 8-1. Prior to the loss on Saturday, Central was …
Voted on by area coaches, the prestigious  KRES All-Star team was announced Monday with Fayette and Harrisburg well represented. No Missouri All-Star team named for the 2021 season would be …
The No. 1 Central Methodist men’s soccer team will look to win its third national title in the last four seasons, as the Eagles are set to compete in the 63rd annual NAIA Men’s Soccer …
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
City Hall holiday hours
The City of Fayette will observe two extra days in December as holidays. City Hall will already be closed and city personnel will not …
Rotary honors FHS Students of the Month
The Fayette Rotary Club honored four Fayette High School students at their regular meeting on September 20. Senior Emma Chew, junior …
“Boy” coming to Little Theatre stage
The next show coming to the Little Theatre stage for the 2021-22 season is Anna Ziegler’s “Boy,” directed for the …
Daly Elementary, FACT awarded more than $100k in VU grants
The Daly Elementary School PTSA and the Fayette Area Community Theatre are together benefitting from more than $100,000 in donations …
Health dept. booster clinic Monday
The Howard County Health Department will host a vaccine clinic on Monday, November 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will be held at …
New Franklin BOE votes to up para pay
The New Franklin Board of Education voted unanimously to increase the wage schedule for the district’s paraprofessionals at its …
Winter commencement Dec. 4
The Central Methodist University winter commencement ceremony on December 4 will mark the end of a long and challenging journey for …
Named to All-State Choir
On Saturday November 6, Fayette senior Gracie Doolin was selected for the 2022 Missouri All-State Choir as a first alternate soprano. …
Obituaries
Vaughn Alexander Thompson
Vaughn Alexander Thompson, 63, of Warrensburg, MO passed away November 20, 2021 at Western Missouri Medical Center in …
Nora D. Dockins
Nora D. Dockins, 90, of New Franklin, Missouri passed away at her home on November 21, 2021.   She was born in Boonesboro, …
Robert Franklin Mann
Robert Franklin Mann, 83, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at his home.  He was born on December 28, …
Lorene Jennings
Fayette resident, Lorene Jennings, 89, passed away at Aspire Senior Living in Fayette, MO on November 17, 2021. Lorene was born in …
Paul Thomas(PT/Tom) Crews
Paul Thomas Crews (PT/Tom), passed peacefully at his home in Enumclaw on the morning of November 1, 2021, at age 84.   He was …
Thomas Benoist Riley
Thomas Benoist Riley, 85, of Howard County passed away on November 12, 2021 surrounded by his wife and children. Tom was born and …