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Top Stories

Restaurants struggle during COVID-19

“If the phone’s ringing, we’re cooking,” said Leremie Shafer during what would be a normally busy lunch rush on Monday. Leremie and his wife, Beth, own Miknan’s Main …

County emergency management in good hands

Howard County has three fire departments, four law enforcement agencies, a county health department, and city and county governments. It’s up to two men to streamline communications between …

Council gives OK for ADA playground to be installed at city park

New playground equipment initially designated to be placed at Ricketts-Graham Lake will find a home at the Fayette City Park. The playground universal design playground equipment, purchased by the …

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

A Fayette man suffered serious injuries when he wrecked his motorcycle Monday afternoon.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Larry Koenig, 57, was northbound on Highway 5, …

Coronavirus Stress: Help with Coping

COVID-19 is everywhere. Not just the disease, but news and information. We are pummeled by it daily though our social media, the news, and even our daily conversations. Our lives have been uprooted. …
Top Sports Stories

Senior Spotlight

Parents: Dusty and Mindy Huddleston Sibling: Sabrina Pets: Five dogs: Rocky, Diesel, Harley, Apache, and Arrow. Three cats: Phoebe, Layla, and Spooky. How are you spending time with school …

Senior Spotlight

Parents: Kristin and Kurt Himmelmann Siblings: Miles and Addi Pets: One dog (Cleo) and four cats. How are you spending time with school closed? We’re somehow still doing schoolwork. …

Senior Spotlight

Parents: Jessica and Billy Quint Siblings: Hannah and Thaddeus Pets: Sugar: a West Highland Terrier, and Furst: a German Drahthaar. How are you spending time with school closed? I am doing a …
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
Mo. judges still hear some cases amid pandemic
Despite shelter-in-place orders in several jurisdictions throughout the state, Missouri courts are open and continue to hear a …
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 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 …
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 …
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; …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sports
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …