Area News

Fayette Main St. to hire executive director

Fayette Main Street took a major step forward with the news that the group will hire an executive director. The creation of the position is made possible by a $10,000 grant from Missouri Main Street Connection that is contingent on additional monetary pledges totalling at least $20,000 each year for the next two years.

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Search on for man accused of posing as police officer

Fayette police are searching for a man who allegedly impersonated a police officer Friday night. He reportedly pulled over a vehicle on Highway 5 near where it intersects with Lucky Street. He used a siren and a spotlight, but did not identify himself as law enforcement, nor did he ask for a driver’s license or…

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New Franklin swears in new mayor

The Council Chamber in New Franklin was packed with a full house Monday evening, April 8, in anticipation of the council meeting, swearing in of new officials, and retirement of a long-time city employee. The meeting, however, was canceled, due to lack of a quorum. 

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An evening of theater

On Monday, April 15, students from the Creative Arts and Children’s Literature classes at CMU will present an evening of Theater. Central students will perform puppet shows and Kamishibai stories, a form of Japanese street theater and storytelling using illustrated cards.

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Fayette City Council approves support for new Main Street director

Kyle Elliott with the Fayette Main Street organization shared with the Fayette Board of Aldermen plans to hire a full-time Main Street Director during the council’s regular meeting April 2. The Fayette organization has been awarded a grant from Missouri Main Street and USDA of up to $10,000 each year for the next two years.…

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School tax levy increase passes by landslide

Voters elected two new members to the Fayette R-III Board of Education and overwhelmingly approved a tax hike to fund the school district in the April 2 municipal elections. New Franklin voted in a new mayor and city collector. Glasgow voters re-elected its longtime mayor, added two persons to the school board and elected two…

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Flood waters cover Stump Island in Glasgow

Weekend precipitation caused Missouri River levels to rise further above flood stage. Levels at Glasgow crested at 32.63 feet Sunday, which caused additional flooding at Stump Island State Park (above). Major flood stage in Glasgow is 32 feet with moderate flood stage listed at 27 feet. The river level reached 39.5 feet during the historic…

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