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Fayette City Council discusses measures to combat COVID-19

The Fayette City Council is doing its part to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. During its regular meeting Tuesday night bottles of hand sanitizer were laid out on the meeting …

County Commission Declares State of Emergency

The Howard County Courthouse will close to the public beginning today (Wednesday). The county commission signed a resolution Monday declaring a state of emergency for Howard …

New Franklin school board discusses Buddy Packs distribution amid COVID-19 pandemic

The March 18 New Franklin school board meeting went as planned despite school not being in session. The open session lasted two hours; however, not many things were decided. The coronavirus …

Fayette schools keep focus on students during pandemic

Statewide closures of schools due to COVID-19 haven’t stopped the Fayette R-III School District from meeting the needs of its students. Kids were scheduled to return to school on Tuesday, March …

CMU has smooth transition moving classes online

Some colleges had monumental work to switch their classes online. At Central Methodist University, it was more like a pivot. In 2017, Central Methodist University’s Board of Trustees and …
Top Sports Stories

Conrow, Hubbard, Carmack and Clark on all-district first team

Abbey Conrow was rewarded for a productive senior season with a spot on the media’s Central Missouri All-District Class 2 first team. Conrow averaged over 20 points per game along with 5.6 …

Bishop, Perkins, Schleeter and Gibson earn first team all-district honors

New Franklin put a pair of seniors on the media’s Central Missouri All-District Class 2 first team after finishing the season with a record of 27-2. Gavin Bishop and Tyler Perkins led the …

Spring season update from the MSHSAA

The MSHSAA staff is continuing to prepare for Spring championships, the organization confirmed in an update on Tuesday. Fans should be prepared for championships that will “have a very …
COVID-19 Cancellations

Cancellations due to Coronavirus

The Fayette Advertiser will keep an ongoing list of closures and cancellations due to COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus. To keep this information up to date, we ask that our readers please …
Local News
Wells offers unique home workout class
While Fayette residents are spending more time at home with schools closing and restaurants moving to take-out and delivery, Mackenzie …
Coronavirus Testing
COVID-19 information is consuming most of our attention these days. It is spreading – both the virus and the fear.  We are …
Fayette City Council discusses concerns over coronavirus
The Fayette City Council is doing its part to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. During its regular meeting Tuesday …
April 7 municipal elections postponed to June 2
Missouri’s April 7 municipal elections have been postponed until June 2. Executive order 20-03 was announced Wednesday morning from …
Fayette schools shut down until April 1
Fayette R-III public schools are closed throughout the month of March due to concerns over COVID-19. It hopes to resume classes …
CMU moves all classes online after Spring Break
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, senior leadership at CMU has taken the step to transition entirely to online coursework …
County Clerk reminds voters of absentee deadlines
Howard County Clerk Shelly Howell reminds voters that they can cast absentee ballots for the upcoming April 7 election. The deadline …
Circuit 14 courts will continue most cases through April 15
Presiding Circuit 14 Judge Scott Hayes announced Monday that all pending jury trials and most court cases and dockets scheduled from …
Howard County Dems choose Biden, GOP sticks with Trump
Joe Biden was the overwhelming favorite chosen by Howard County Democrats during Tuesday’s statewide Presidential Preference …
Sports
Strong field events should lead Falcons in 2020
Whenever students return to school in Fayette, the Falcons will return to the track. The MSHSAA decided on Monday, March 16 that …
NAIA considers removing limits on student-athlete compensation
The NAIA is considering legislation that would remove restrictions on student-athletes earning money...
Yellowjacket runners sign with CMU
The Central Methodist track & field team will add two more Yellowjackets to its roster next year as Dawson Yung and Zy’Shonne Cowans …
Reardon reaches 800 wins with CMU softball
The CMU softball team’s 11-1 win over Faulkner University on March 8 will go down in the Central Methodist history books for a …
Krista Monnig will continue softball career with CMU
Krista Monnig will continue her academic and athletic pursuits at Central Methodist University in the fall. The Glasgow senior signed …
Fayette Baseball Preview
The Fayette baseball team finished last season with seven straight losses after starting the season 6-3. The four returning Falcon …
MSHSAA decides not to cancel spring sports championships
The MSHSAA announced on Monday that it would not be canceling any spring sports championships at this time. “If we are able …
Central Methodist suspends spring sports
A nation of professional and collegiate sports came to a sudden stop last week. Play was suspended in the NBA, the NCAA, and also at …
Conrow stays home, signs with CMU
The Central Methodist women’s basketball program wanted to keep Abbey Conrow in Fayette. Early in her recruitment, things weren’t …