Area News

Unofficial Results From Tuesday’s Primary

The Howard County Health Ordinance that has divided much of Howard County during the last month was soundly upheld during Tuesday’s primary election. The measure, passed by commissioners in 2017 to thwart a concentrated hog feeding operation, commonly known as a CAFO, was placed on the ballot as an advisory vote. County voters supported the…

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Water Main Break in Fayette Shuts Down Service Wed.

A water main break shut down the water supply for much, if not all, of the city of Fayette Wednesday morning. A crew from Smoyer Trenching and Cable out of Kirksville, hit the 10-inch water main at the corner of Church and Cravens Streets around 9 a.m. A workman for the company said the water…

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Back to School

The arrival of August brings with it a reminder that schools will begin fall semesters soon. The annual start of school information for the Fayette R-III district appears on pages 5 and 6 of this newspaper. School supplies, upcoming school and athletic schedules as well as district personnel are all listed on these pages.

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From the Editor

The upcoming August 7 election falls on a Tuesday, the day of the week this newspaper usually goes to press. Because of this, the Fayette Advertiser will print a day later, on Wednesday. This will allow us to cover the election in a more timely fashion. The newspaper will hit newsstands Wednesday afternoon instead of…

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2018 Election Series

As part of its election series, The Fayette Advertiser is providing candidate profiles of contested races that voters will decide on August 7. Below are profiles of the Howard County Clerk Candidates. Shelly Howell, Howard County Circuit Court Clerk has tossed her hat in the ring to replace Kathyrn Harper as Howard County Clerk. A…

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Muse Pleads Not Guilty, Requests Bond Reduction

A Fayette man facing multiple felonies for sexual involvement with at least one child less than 12 years of age, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Zachary Quentin Muse also waived formal arraignment in front of Judge James Cooksey in Howard County court. According to Missouri CaseNet, Muse appeared…

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FACT Wine Walk Saturday

The Third Annual Fayette Area Community Theater (FACT) Wine and Spirits Walk will take place Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Fayette square. A total of 10 Missouri vintners and distillers will be on hand in local businesses to provide sample tastings of various wine and spirits. Tickets are still on sale and…

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Harper Expects Turnout of 40 Percent Tuesday

Results to be cried Howard County Clerk Kathyrne Harper told this newspaper that she expects about 40 percent of registered voters in Howard County will make it to the polls for the August 7 primary election on Tuesday. She cites Proposition A as the main driver for the turnout, which is slightly higher than usual.…

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Popular Fayette Restaurant Reopens Under New Ownership

Popular downtown Fayette restaurant Miknan’s Main Street Pub reopened last Wednesday to a busy and eager lunch crowd under new ownership. Leremie Shaffer and his wife, Elizabeth (Beth), purchased the eatery from founders Mike and Nancy DeLeon. The DeLeons, after whom the business is named (Mike and Nancy combine to make Miknan’s), opened in 2012…

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Glasgow Woman Faces Charges For Exploiting Father

A Glasgow woman has been charged for the alleged financial exploitation of her elderly father. Lindsay Michelle Forbes, 41, faces a Class B felony charge in Saline County for financial exploitation of an elderly person between a range of $1,000 and $49,999. Forbes is accused of allegedly making purchases for herself in excess of $27,000…

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