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Top stories

Worth the wait

Friday was a day six years in the making. The Fayette Fire Department finally has a new ladder truck. Fire Chief Chris Baylor drove the 2004 Sutphen truck from Columbia, where it was purchased from …

CMU Homecoming goes virtual

Central Methodist University will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first Homecoming with a virtual commemoration this year. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university opted not to …

FHS Homecoming next weekend

Fayette High School will host its traditional Homecoming this year, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will force a few changes to be made. There will be no class floats and junior high athletes and …

Missouri Life readers vote Advertiser ‘Best’

The Fayette Advertiser was voted Best Small-Town Newspaper in Missouri by readers of Missouri Life Magazine. We are very humbled and gracious to be deemed worthy of selection among a field of …

Newspaper will be mailed countywide Oct. 14

The October 14 edition Fayette Advertiser will be received by every household in Howard County, Harrisburg, and Higbee. Our annual county-wide edition is an excellent opportunity for businesses and …
Top Sports Stories

After a slow start, Harrisburg scored the first 28 points of the game in the second quarter on the way to a 42-8 win over Knox County on Friday. The Bulldogs averaged over eight yards per carry …

Ernie Boggs and Will Spilman combined for a no-hitter in Higbee’s 9-0 win over Clopton in the Higbee baseball tournament on Saturday. Boggs walked one batter and two reached base on error …
Last season’s matchup between Central Methodist and William Penn was decided by mother nature, as the teams tied 7-7 in a game ended early by thunderstorms. This season, the game was decided …
Tied 7-7, Clayton Wilmsmeyer led off the seventh inning with a double and Connor Wilmsmeyer delivered the 2-out go-ahead single in New Franklin’s 8-7 win over Sturgeon on Thursday. Runs were …
Letters
Bad Roads-NewTruck

To the Editor:  Fayette council approval to purchas a new truck for $25,000 for police. Jeff said road are so rouch that can’t drive cars on them but it is OK for us to drive on. So how …

Sparkle in the Fayette City Park 2020

Letter to the Editor: We are pleased to announce that Sparkle in the Park will be happening in 2020!! Lights will go on December 1st and stay on through December 31st. Most of the organizations …

Local News
Fayette school district seeking grant for Monday, after school programs

The Fayette school board gave unanimous approval for the district to apply for a grant that would make possible Monday and …
Students return to Fayette for CMU commencement
Central Methodist University held formal commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020 on Sunday afternoon. Normally the event takes …
CMS student marks Fayette school district’s third positive COVID-19 case
A student at Clark Middle School in Fayette has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an announcement from the …
Details remain murky in Franklin murder

A great deal of mystery continues to surround a murder that took place in Franklin on Sept. 7, but authorities aren’t releasing …
New Franklin water rates likely to increase
The City of New Franklin is not purchasing the amount of water from the Howard County Regional Water Commission (HCRWC) as stipulated …
New eagle statue a testament to Class of 2020

A new eagle statue was unveiled on the Campus of Central Methodist University following the Class of 2020’s graduation ceremony …
Local students cast in upcoming CMU play
The show will go on at Central Methodist University’s Little Theatre this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The first play of …
UPDATE: Suspect in Franklin has been apprehended
One woman is dead and a 44-year-old man is on the run following a homicide in Franklin on Monday. Police are searching for the …
UPDATE: Suspect in Franklin has been apprehended by law enforcement
One woman is dead and a 44-year-old man is on the run following a homicide in Franklin on Monday. Police are searching for the …
Obituaries
Dorothy “Dottie” Mitchell 1933 – 2020
Dorothy Jean Mitchell, aka Dottie or Mom Dot, of Lewellen, Nebraska transitioned to heaven Monday, September 14, 2020.  She was 87 …
Ann Christine Ipen Parks
Ann Christine Ipsen Parks, 89, died peacefully at her home in Keytesville on 09 September 2020 of natural causes. The daughter of …
William E. (Bill) Rudloff, Jr.
William E. “Bill” Rudloff Jr., 94, Jefferson City, died September 23.   Bill was born in St. Louis on Jan. 31, 1926 to William …
Daniel Richard (Dick) Omer

Daniel Richard “Dick” Omer, 82, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at Oak Tree Villas. Dick was born …
Carolyn Ann Sumpter

Carolyn Ann Sumpter, 69, of Franklin, Missouri passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the University Hospital in Columbia, …
Otto “Junior” Frevert
Otto Charles Frevert, Jr. was born May 21, 1923 in Fayette, Mo., a son to the late Otto Charles, Sr. and Iona (Heying) Frevert.  …