Area News

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

A magical season ended with Central Methodist raising the trophy they’ve dreamed of all season. For the first time in the history of Central Methodist University, a team has won a national championship, as the men’s soccer team defeated Missouri Valley in penalty kicks to capture the title on Saturday night.

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Fayette City Park Sparkles

Friends of the Historic Fayette Memorial Pool welcomed Santa and area visitors to their inaugural “Sparkle in the Park” on Saturday. The historic swimming pool, right, was decked inside and out for Christmas. Santa was available to hear Christmas wishes and his elves served treats. All around the city park area organizations set light displays…

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Candidate filing opens Tuesday

It may be only four weeks since the November election, but the filing period for municipal and school board April elections opens next week. The filing period begins Tuesday, Dec. 11. The last day to file is Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

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Fayette BOE mulls 4-day school week

The Fayette R-III Board of education is moving forward with its consideration of a four-day school week. Board members discussed the possibility of this change at their monthly meeting last Tuesday, November 20. The board also anticipates the placement of another initiative for a tax levy increase on the ballot for the April 2019 election.

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New Dollar General store will be larger

The Dollar General store in Fayette is getting a makeover and a new location. It is hard not to notice the activity taking place on South Church Street/Highway 240 across from C&R Supermarket. This will be the location of the “new and improved” Dollar General, scheduled to open in the first part of 2019.

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Snow Day

Howard County residents spent much of Monday morning digging themselves out of the snow after a blizzard blanked the midwest with snow. Fayette received around four inches of the white stuff.

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