Area News

The Democrat-Leader stops publication after 144 years

Today is the last issue of the Democrat Leader. After 144 years we will stop publishing the Democrat Leader, with today being the last issue.  The decision to stop publishing a twice weekly newspaper in Howard County was not taken lightly.  It was a hard decision to make for historical and sentimental reasons.  However, it…

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New deadline for City Wide Yard Sale ads

Proving as always that one person’s trash is another’s treasure, Fayette area residents again are expected to turn out in force for the annual citywide yard and garage sale coming up on Saturday, July 22. This year’s event again is being sponsored jointly by the Fayette newspapers and the Fayette Rotary Club. Participating individuals and…

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Fayette Area Community Theatre presents ‘Godspell Jr!’

Come join the cast of Fayette Area Community Theater’s production Godspell Jr! This upbeat show is perfect for the entire family and has a running time of approximately one hour.  The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. …

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Festival cake judges named

As in past years, the 2017 Fayette Festival of the Arts will include a Cake Contest and Auction, with proceeds to the Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. Serving as contest judges this year are Amanda Brand, left, owner of Paisley Bowtique and Floral Design, and Kaylee Kemery, the store’s marketing director. The festival is set for…

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Revolutionary War Soldier Honored in Ceremony at Armstrong

There was a unique event in the Armstrong Community, just in time for the Independence Day holiday weekend.  Approximately 50 people attended a Grave Marking Ceremony for a Revolutionary War Soldier, and member of one of the founding families of Armstrong, by the Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (MOSSAR) Color Guard.…

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CMU’s Morrison Observatory Ready For Summer Guests

With an upcoming total solar eclipse sparking excitement across the country, there’s no better time to visit, learn, and view the immensity of the night skies at Central Methodist University’s historic Morrison Observatory. The last two weekends of July, the Observatory will be open to the general public. Free guided sessions will take place from…

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Fayette city wide yard sales July 22

Fayette area residents are expected to turn out for the annual citywide yard and garage sale Saturday, July 22.  This year’s event is sponsored jointly by the Fayette newspapers and Fayette Rotary Club. As in past years, itemization of sale sites will be included on the reverse side of a Fayette city map and may…

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Fayette City pool closed for summer

The Fayette City pool is closed for the rest of the summer. Fayette City Administrator Robin Triplett told the newspaper that the water pump and motor went out Thursday. The parts will take at least two to four weeks to ship to Fayette. The Board of Alderman decided to close the pool for the rest…

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Dates set for Santa Fe Trails Days

New Franklin City Council entertained two guests and a new city employee at their meeting Monday, July 10. Barbara Maupin approached the council requesting approval for preparations for the annual Santa Fe Trail Days celebration.  The typical streets will be closed for the event September 15 and 16.  The council gave approval and added the…

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10th Annual Fun and Fabulous 4th and Fireworks

Fourth of July spirit was seen all over Fayette and Howard County on Tuesday.  In Fayette, the City Park was the place to be. Grand Marshals Tony and Lisa Cook were excellent choices to lead the parade.  The Cooks are two of the most community minded and involved residents of Fayette.  Serving selflessly and tirelessly…

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