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City council will likely turn down grant for Ricketts-Graham Lake improvements

The Fayette City Council is leaning toward the abandonment of a state grant to improve the walking trail around Ricketts-Graham Lake. At the council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, February 4, aldermen examined bids to pave the walking trail and parking lot, and install a new bathroom. The council also heard an update from Mayor Greg…

Courtwarming Royalty

Abbey Conrow and Grant Himmelmann were crowned Fayette High School’s Courtwarming Queen and King Friday night during halftime of the boys’ basketball game against Scotland County. Last year’s queen, Maddie Reed (left) presents a bouquet of roses to Conrow before crowning her with the traditional tiara. Courtwarming was originally to take place on January 24,…

DC Rogers, Peters Lake closed for impassable roads

The City of Fayette on Monday closed off access to DC Rogers Lake and Peters Lake because the roads are saturated and have become impassable. The closures are expected to last until at least Mid-March. City crews tried to lay fresh gravel on the roads, but their trucks sank into the mud, City Administrator Robin…

Sentenced to 7 years in prison

A Fulton man was sentenced to seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections on Wednesday in Howard County Circuit Court. Jerrod Morris, 48, pleaded guilty on January 8 to one charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, a Class D felony. Deborah Riekhof, prosecuting attorney for Howard County, asked Judge Scott Hayes to hand…

Fayette PD, Sheriff’s Dept. awarded equipment grants

The Howard County Sheriff’s Department and Fayette Police Department have been awarded more than $16,000 combined in equipment grants from the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced February 6 that the department has awarded 106 Missouri law enforcement agencies a total of more than $700,000 in grants to purchase essential equipment…

Sen. Rowden touts lower prison population in presentation at CMU

Missouri Senator Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, told a crowd of Central Methodist students Thursday night that the state has turned its prison population around in the past three years, with more than 40,000 incarcerated in 2017 and down to 27,000 now. Rowden, who was speaking as part of a new Pi Lambda Alpha criminal justice speaker…

FHS Pink Out February 14

Funds raised will benefit Sarah Henderson, Ellis Fischel Fayette High School will once again hold its Pink Out event during Friday night home basketball games. This year’s Pink Out will be February 14. The night will honor Sarah Henderson, of Fayette. She is currently fighting breast cancer. Her sons Zach and Josh are high school…

EO will end recycling service after 10 years

Upheaval in recycling industry leaves program in the red Last day to drop off recycling Feb. 12 Endless Options in Fayette will end its recycling program at the end of February. EO’s Chief Executive Officer Deb Miller made the announcement to the Fayette city council on January 21.  “We’re going to have to shut it…

Trisha Clark announces bid for County Coroner

A former medicolegal death investigator announced her plan to run for Howard County Coroner during the next general election in November. Trisha Clark made the announcement via a campaign page on the social media website, Facebook, on Sunday. She will run as an Independent. Originally from Mid-Missouri, she was graduated from Salisbury High School in…

Judge hears arguments in trial of civil suit against Howard County Coroner

Flaspohler testifies for nearly four hours  Judge Hayes will decide if coroner knowingly violated the Mo. Sunshine Law A lawsuit by the Glasgow R-II School District against Howard County Coroner Frank Flaspohler took a major step toward conclusion Thursday as the case went to trial before Judge Scott Hayes in Howard County court. Judge Hayes…

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