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Stockhorst, Freese, Polson win commissioner primaries

Republican Jeff Stockhorst was elected Eastern District Commissioner for Howard County during Tuesday’s Primary Election. Stockhorst took 57.86 percent of the vote with 357 ballots cast in his …

City council hears from Advanced Disposal, debates food truck ordinance, COVID-19 resolution

Citizens in the city’s Northwest Ward have a new representative on the City Council. Former Fayette Advertiser publisher Pat Roll was nominated and approved for the seat at the council’s …
Central Methodist University

Waggoner named 2020 Perry Fellow recipient


Dr. Dori Waggoner, ’92, says she was surprised to learn that she had been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Carolyn and Tad Perry Fellow Award at Central Methodist University. The fine arts …
New Franklin City Council

New Franklin to seek tax hike for police dept.

Voters in New Franklin will decide whether or not to approve a property tax increase to help fund the police department. All six members of the New Franklin City Council on Monday gave unanimous …

Victim injured when hit with car, beaten by two men

A man says he was intentionally struck by a car and beaten by two men on the night of August 5 in Fayette. The victim, who was not identified by police, told officers that he was walking on Linn …
Top Sports Stories

Tyler Perkins had a lot of great performances and great seasons in a New Franklin uniform. On the basketball court, the two-time CAC all-conference guard was a part of three straight 20-win …

It was a perfect night for softball when the Lady River Rats and Outlaws met in Boonville on Tuesday. It was sunny and 75 degrees for the first pitch, cooling off as the sun set in left field behind …
The coronavirus pandemic has created a challenging offseason for cross country and track & field programs everywhere. At Central Methodist, first-time head coach Kenny Anderson will be leading …
The 30th annual Sand Green Classic at the Fayette Golf Course saw a record number of participants on Saturday.   The tournament filled all 32 available spots for two-person teams, up from 22 …
Letters
Clarification on request for inquest transcript

To the Editor: This is in response to the article that was in the Fayette Advertiser on Wed., Aug. 5th concerning the Howard County Coroner, Frank Flaspohler, and the Glasgow School District. I …

Facts, Opinions, and Medicaid Expansion

To the Editor: Readers of the July 29th Fayette Advertiser were presented opinions published as facts in “County Clerk predicts 65% voter turnout” content related to Constitutional …

Local News
Stockhorst, Freese, Polson win commissioner primary races
Republican Jeff Stockhorst was elected Eastern District Commissioner for Howard County during Tuesday’s Primary Election. Stockhorst …
Court sides with Glasgow school district in open records case against Howard County Coroner
Circuit 14 Presiding Judge Scott Hayes on Wednesday, July 29, ruled in favor of the Glasgow R-II School District in a lawsuit that …
Advanced Disposal will no longer pick up weekly recycling
Advanced Disposal, the company with which the City of Fayette is contracted for waste disposal, will no longer pick up recycling. The …
Central enacts six-point plan to safeguard student health

Central Methodist University is just days away from students moving in for the fall semester, and the safety measures implemented on …
City draws closer to sewer, sidewalk projects
The replacement of many sewers and the construction of a new sidewalk are drawing nearer to fruition, according to Scott Vogler from …
Britton earns Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award
Captain Robert Britton was nominated for and received the Federal Aviation Administration's most prestigious award, The …
No citywide garage sale in 2020
There will be no citywide garage sale in Fayette, as promoted by the Fayette Advertiser this year. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, …
New FHS band director hits the ground marching
Fayette’s newest band director has been busy so far this summer. Jennifer Rubin has already hosted freshman boot camp and summer …
County Clerk predicts 65% voter turnout
A high turnout is expected for the Tuesday, August 4 primary election. Howard County Clerk Shelly Howell predicts a 65% voter turnout, …
Obituaries
Phyllis Cross
 1943 – 2020
Former Fayette resident, Phyllis Cross passed away August 4, 2020 at her home in Jefferson City, Mo. She was 77 years of …
Mrs. Doris Jean White

Mrs. Doris Jean White, age 87, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Bluffs surrounded by her …
Norma Jean Brooks
Norma Jean Brooks, 58, of Armstrong, Mo. went home to be with her Lord on July 25, 2020. She passed away peacefully at Boone Hospital …
Alexander Terrell

Alexander Terrell of Jefferson City, Mo. died July 19, 2020 in Sullivan, Mo. He was 24 years of age. Alexander Paul Terrell was …
Tresa Hoffman Biesemeyer

Tresa Lynn Hoffman Biesemeyer, 65, of Moberly, Mo. passed away July 22, 2020 at Boone Hospital …
Harry (Bunk) Lewis Jr.

Harry “Bunk” Lewis, Jr., 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Glasgow, Mo. on the morning of July 21, 2020. Harry Elzey …