Area News

Mat Freese enters race for Western District Commissioner

Another candidate has entered the race for Western District Commissioner for Howard County. Mat Freese, of Boonsboro, will run as a Republican. He will face off against current Glasgow Police Chief Charlie Polson, who declared his candidacy as a Democrat in January. Current Western District Commissioner Howard McMillan will not seek re-election. Mat was raised…

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CMU Music Fest February 28

More than 50 middle and high schools will soon send their best musicians and vocalists to Central Methodist University to participate in the 2020 Music Festival. The competitive event will take place February 28 at various sites across the Fayette campus, including the Inman Student and Community Center, Puckett Field House, Swinney Conservatory, Classic Hall,…

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Pink Out!

The Henderson family was selected as this year’s recipient of some of the funds raised during the annual Fayette High School Pink Out event on Friday. Sarah Henderson (second from right) is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She and her husband, David, (second from left) are flanked by her twin boys, Zach (left) and Josh…

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New Franklin faces water rate increase

By Mackenzie Pierce Student Reporter   The New Franklin City Council had its monthly meeting on February 10. There is no new update on the proposed tax increase that will appear in front of voters April 7. All details were settled in January’s meeting. The annual Cork & More Wine Walk sponsored by the South…

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Ambulance district finished 2019 in the black

The Howard County Ambulance District Board reviewed revenues and expenditures from 2019 at its regular meeting on February 13. While the district reported a profit, it still needs to raise revenues in order to maintain a schedule to purchase a new ambulance every three years. The district turned  a profit of approximately $84,000. However, it…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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