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Celebrating 200 years of the Santa Fe Trail

Large crowds were on hand in New Franklin over the weekend for the annual Santa Fe Trail Days. This year marked the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail, which began in Franklin, Missouri.  more

Council expected to adopt new parking rules around downtown

The Fayette city council last week gave approval to a suggestion by City Marshal David Ford to do away with three-hour parking ordinances. The affected streets will see new overnight parking … more

Pedestrian struck by car dies from injuries

A pedestrian who was struck by a car died on Thursday as a result of his injuries. David N. Moore, 67, of Fayette, was hit while walking in the roadway near where Lucky and Vine Streets intersect on … more

False alarm causes lockdown of Fayette school district

The Fayette school district went on lockdown for a brief period on Friday afternoon in response to a purported threat on social media. Central Methodist University, Fayette City Hall, and local banks … more

NF School Board reports low COVID enrollment impact

During the regular meeting of The New Franklin Board of Education on September 15, Superintendent Brian Cordel reported that the impact of the COVID-19 virus on enrollment for the fall semester has … more

Reminder: 10-digit dialing for local calls required by Oct. 24

By October 24, 2021, all local calls in four Missouri area codes, including 660, must dial the entire 10-digit number when making phone calls. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered that … more

Fayette Christian Church welcomes new minister

Fayette First Christian Church (DOC) is excited to announce the calling of Rev. Kerry Kesey as the new minister for their congregation. She began her ministry with First Christian Church in July … more

Elementary school hires additional 4th grade teacher

Daly Elementary School in Fayette will add a third teacher and classroom to meet the needs of a large fourth-grade class. During its regular meeting on Wednesday, September 15, the Board of Education … more

Big BAM preps for upcoming Katy Trail trek

The next edition of Missouri Life Magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) is just three weeks away, with more than 100 cyclists already registered and plenty of room for more to join the … more

Howard Co. family honored at State Fair

Danny and Paige Kircher and family of New Franklin were among the families honored during the 62nd-annual Missouri Farm Family Day August 16 at the Missouri State Fair. The Kircher family was … more

MU Extension course for women farmers

The University of Missouri Extension is offering a virtual course for women interested in learning how to strengthen their farming operation and network with other women in the … more

Public meeting on nuclear plant exercise

A public meeting will be held Thursday, September 23,  to discuss the evaluation results of a graded exercise at the Callaway Energy Center located near Reform, Missouri. Members of the … more

Weekend bridge work to impact I-70 traffic near Columbia

Ongoing rehabilitation of the Perche Creek bridges along Interstate 70 in Boone County will impact eastbound traffic this weekend.  Contractors working for the Missouri Department of … more

Fireside Bakes and Brews finds permanent home in Fayette

A young Fayette business is expanding in a big way. Fireside Bakes and Brews, a mobile coffee trailer, is opening a brick-and-mortar location on Church Street in Fayette. Owners Nichole and Ryan … more

Splash park will break ground this month

A major donation for the planned splash park in Fayette was delivered on Monday. A check for $150,000 was handed over from the estate of the late Lucile Thurman.  The splash park, which has … more

New Franklin City Council appoints new alderperson, discusses trash contract

The New Franklin City Council gave unanimous approval to the appointment of Leslie Lyon to represent the city’s second ward, with minimal discussion, at its regular monthly meeting on Monday … more

Health Dept. urges residents to follow CDC quarantine rules

The Howard County Public Health Department reminds residents that it is important to stay at home while waiting for test results for possible infection with the SARS COVID-19 virus. It is also … more

Pedestrian hit by car in serious condition

A Fayette man is in serious condition after he was struck by a car Friday morning.  According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, David N. Moore, 67, was walking against traffic … more

Kids’ Market returns Saturday on the square

The Kids’ Market will return to downtown for a special event this Saturday. It will coincide with Central Methodist University’s Family Day. Young businesspersons from around Howard … more

Library Lines

Now that September has arrived, we will soon be feeling the chill of autumn in the air and watching as the leaves begin to turn colors. September also brings the beginning of school and usually the … more
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