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County using ARPA funds on infrastructure

The Howard County Commission recently approved the expenditure of roughly $582,000 of the county’s $1.2 million remaining ARPA funds for infrastructure improvements to the courthouse, the jail, … more

Opposition to parallel parking voiced at public forum

Around 60 people made their voices heard regarding proposed changes to downtown parking during a public forum hosted by the City of Fayette at the courthouse on Thursday evening. While a few ideas … more

Shrum, Friebe elected to school board

Two new taxes and a school bond issue were approved by voters in last week’s municipal and school board elections. Also, two candidates emerged as winner of a three-way race for the Fayette … more


Sky gazers in Howard County were treated to a near-total solar eclipse Monday afternoon. Approximately 94% of the sun became obscured by the moon, casting about an eerie light and causing a … more

Free-range chickens lay millions of eggs in Howard County

Sheldon Mast was running about 20 minutes late for my appointment to visit his farm. He had a good reason. As part of his job, he was picking up 1,264 eggs that his hens laid on his barn floor … more

Pridgeon receives Alumni Achievement Award

Fayette resident Sean Pridgeon has been conferred the Alumni Achievement Award from the Missouri Nursing Alumni Organization.   Pridgeon holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and … more

Award-winning organist to perform silent movie theater music

California theater organist Walt Strony will perform a silent film accompaniment and other theater organ favorites at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Fayette First Christian Church. The organ … more

Street patching underway from gas pipeline project

Fayette’s streets and sidewalks will soon be patched where they were torn out for the installation of new gas pipelines over the last three years.   Moon Construction, of Tipton, Mo., … more

Two Fayette band students sign with UCM

Two Fayette High School band members have inked their commitments to further their musical endeavors at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg next fall. Senior horn player Patricia Blake … more

FHS principal will return to New Franklin

Fayette High School principal Ross Dobson announced last week he will leave after the current academic year to be the new middle and high school principal in New Franklin starting in the fall. A … more

Mayor signs Arbor Day proclamation

Optimists to host meeting for those interested in membership

The Fayette Optimist Club needs more members. The organization spends countless hours making life better for the youth of Fayette. Last year, the club spent more than $27,000 in support of youth … more

CMU awards Eagle Select, Pre-Med Scholars

Taking place on February 24, the inaugural Central Scholars Competition at Central Methodist University brought the best and brightest future Eagles to campus to compete for the prestigious Eagle … more

Fayette Rotary honors longtime members during club anniversary

The Fayette Rotary Club celebrated the 87th anniversary of the club’s first meeting during its regular meeting on August 20 in the Assembly Hall at Central Methodist University. As part of the … more

Gallery curator to lead discussion about artistic process

Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art curator Tyler Pierson will deliver a talk about his artistic process on Sunday, April 7, on the campus of Central Methodist University. The lecture will take place … more

Optimists donate to Buddy Pack Program

The Fayette Optimist Club made a donation in the amount of $250 to the Fayette Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry’s Buddy Pack Program. The check was presented on March 1. The Buddy Packs … more

Catholic services Holy Week

  Holy Thursday Mass is at St. Mary in Glasgow at 7 p.m. Good Friday services at St. Mary in Glasgow at 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph, Fayette at 7:30 p.m. Holy Saturday Mass at St. Mary in … more

Linn Memorial, St. Paul team up for Holy Week services

Linn Memorial and St. Paul United Methodist Churches   are joining together for Holy Week services this week. All services will be held at Linn Memorial at 409 Church Street. On Wednesday, … more

Voters to decide on two tax proposals, school bond issue

Voters will decide the fate of two tax proposals and a school bond issue in the upcoming municipal and school board elections on Tuesday, April 2. Howard County voters are asked to pass a new … more

Fayette Area Community Trust now accepting grant applications

Applications are now being accepting for grants to be awarded by the Fayette Area Community Trust Advisory Board. Any tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization in the Fayette area may apply. … more
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