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CMU Choir Christmas Concert Sunday

The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University will soon begin its holiday programs with Sunday’s choir concert, A Service of Lessons and Carols. Led by Dr. Patrick Dill, …

Downtown Fayette will light up Saturday night

Downtown Fayette is the place to be on Saturday, with an all-day kickoff of the Christmas season. Entertainment for the whole family is scheduled throughout the day, culminating with the annual …

Asbury named MAEDC President

Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC) announces the appointment of Randy Asbury to become the organization’s president effective December 1. Asbury has been in the role of …

City council votes to raise electric rates

The Fayette city council voted unanimously to raise residential electric rates by 10% and commercial rates by 3% at its latest regular meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The city will now hold two …

Report completed on Spring St. bridge

The city has finally received an engineering report on the Spring Street bridge, which has been closed since April. Erosion discovered near a new sewer pipe had compromised the integrity of the …
Top Sports Stories

Controversial call strips New Franklin of chance to play for tournament title

An inexplicable “jump ball” call with three seconds left on the clock in Wednesday night’s boys’ semifinal game may have cost fourth-seeded New Franklin a chance at playing …

Falcons open season with tournament upset over Slater

The Fayette boys, seeded sixth in this week’s Glasgow Tournament, upset third-seeded Slater 57-55 with a dramatic finish Tuesday night in the opening round. It was Fayette’s first game of …

First half carries New Franklin girls over Westran

A strong first half propelled the New Franklin girls to a 48-35 win over Westran in the opening round of the Glasgow Tournament on Tuesday. New Franklin, seeded second, will move on to face …

Lady Falcons run past La Plata in Glasgow Tournament opener

The Fayette girls opened the season with a win over the La Plata Bulldogs, 53-44, Monday night in the opening round of the Glasgow Tournament.  The win was Fayette’s first of the season …
Letters

Time to Sparkle in the Park

The Friends of Historic Fayette Memorial Pool would like to invite you to the Sparkle in the Fayette City Park. We are very excited to have added more displays this year!! We hope you will take the …

Shop Locally this Holiday Season

To the Editor: Fayette, Missouri—a thriving community that’s somewhat isolated from many of the stressors and challenges of urban America. With an appreciation for our rich and colorful …

Local News
2nd Annual Turkey Trot kicks off Small Business Saturday
THE SECOND ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K drew around 20 runners and walkers to downtown Fayette on Saturday morning. The event was sponsored by Fayette Main Street, Inc., Gracelyn Flaspohler (far right in …
DAR donates Welcome Home blankets for Veterans
The Howard County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met at the First Baptist Church on November 17. The program was given by Michelle Vogt, the Fundraising and Development …
Library Lines - November 2022
November Greetings from the Howard County Public Library! When we think about giving thanks during this time of year, we are definitely thankful for all that our library has to offer! We are having a …
Howard is now a Purple Heart County
Howard County is officially a Purple Heart County, one of 82 across Missouri to hold the designation. A dedication was held in the Howard County courthouse on Tuesday, November 15. Fayette …
Parisi to Become MVC President
The campus community at Central Methodist University is sending off one of its finest leaders to assume the presidency of Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri.   Dr. Joseph Parisi, …
Turkey Trot kicks off Small Business Saturday on the square
Several downtown businesses are getting into the holiday spirit this year, with plans and events scheduled for Small Business Saturday on November 26. First observed in the United States on …
Property tax statements in the mail
Howard County Collector Jinger Felten has mailed the 2022 Howard County Real Estate and Personal Property tax statements along with any delinquent tax due. Tax payments may be paid in person at the …
Holiday Home tours December 3, 4
The popular Holiday Homes Tour in Fayette returns on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4. Three homes are on this year’s tour, which runs from 1 until 5 p.m. both days. Houses open for …
Obituaries
Wayne Lavon Hill
Wayne Lavon Hill, 83, of New Franklin passed away at his home on November 29, 2022 lovingly cared for by his family. Wayne was born in Brookfield, Missouri on July 20, 1939 a son of the late …
Ralph Henry Wilmsmeyer
Ralph Henry Wilmsmeyer, 79, of New Franklin, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Visitation for Ralph will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. …
James “Cracker” Wells
James Wells, age 76, passed away suddenly at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri, on November 22, 2022. James Elliott Wells, affectionately known as “Cracker,” was born on …
Carl McDonald
Fayette resident Carl McDonald, age 60, passed away suddenly on November 14, 2022. Carl Ray McDonald was born November 27, 1961, in Poynor, Ripley County, Missouri. He was a son to the late Walter …
Helen Jackman
Helen Mae Jackman, 95, of Fayette, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the University of Missouri Hospital.  She was born April 2, 1927, in Armstrong, Missouri, to Awood …
Maureen Rae King Graham
Maureen Rae King Graham (MoMo), 90, passed away on October 30, 2022, at The Lodge in Fayette, Missouri.  Maureen was born to Virginia Alice Forbes King and Harold Leroy King on April 21, …