Area News

Fayette Music Boosters host carnival Saturday

The Fayette Music Boosters will resurrect an old tradition on Saturday night. The group will host a carnival at Fayette High School from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Four-day school week forums draw opposition from parents, community

Parents and members of the Fayette and Armstrong communities last week voiced their concerns and questions during a pair of forums on the proposed four-day school week for the Fayette school district. District Superintendent Dr. Tamara Kimball presented the plan to a standing-room only crowd of more than 70 people in the high school library…

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Major snowstorm causes damage, power outages

Howard County experienced a heavier-than-typical snow over the weekend, as did most of Missouri. While it made for picturesque views, the heavy, wet snow wreaked havoc on tree limbs and power lines. Many Fayette and Howard County residents were without electrical service for good portions of the weekend.

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Felony drug charges for pair arrested Jan. 9

Two persons are facing felony drug charges after they were arrested Wednesday, January 9. Damon Thompson, 38, and Rodnese Jones, 29, both of Fayette, were taken into custody by the East Centra Drug Task Force at their residence at a trailer court on Mulberry street when officers found what they suspected as methamphetamine and marijuana.

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Three file for Fayette R-III Board of Education

Three people have thrown their respective hats into the ring to run for two openings on the Fayette R-III Board of Education during the April 2 election. Incumbent Eric McSwain, Chester Bias and Amber Overfelt have all filled the necessary paperwork, as of Tuesday morning when this newspaper went to press.

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Howard County officials sworn in

Howard County government elected officials took office last Monday, December 31, following a swearing-in ceremony. The county has a new Presiding Commissioner and, for the first time in a decade, a new County Clerk.

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Area Sports

Falcons get back on track with win at Knox County

The Fayette Falcons (10-4, 2-1 Lewis and Clark) went on the road after a 79-49 loss to the Slater Wildcats at home.

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Lady Jackets right ship with win over New Franklin

The Glasgow Lady Yellowjackets and New Franklin Lady Bulldogs played as divisional rivals for the first time on Jan. 8, with the Lady Jackets winning 42-26.

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New Franklin offense struggles in loss at Glasgow

The 2018-19 high school basketball season has reached its midway point, and the Central Activities Conference race is beginning to take shape. 

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CMU men hold off Mount Mercy for home victory

Terrence Bush made six 3-pointers, and was 6-for-6 at the free throw line, to propel the Central Methodist Eagles over the Mount Mercy Mustangs on Jan. 14 at Puckett Field House. 

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Women’s Eagles rally in second half for win over Mount Mercy

The No. 23 Central Methodist women’s basketball Eagles (12-6, 8-4 Heart South) were staring at potentially their first home loss of the season at halftime. 

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Freshmen key in Bulldogs’ win over Class 3 Brookfield

Freshmen Tanner Lanes and Jace Carr were vital pieces in the Harrisburg Bulldogs’ 63-51 win over the Brookfield Bulldogs, played on Jan. 9 in Harrisburg. 

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