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Soul Food Dinner serves up smiles

SERVING UP DELICIOUS SOUL FOOD. The annual Soul Food Dinner took place on Saturday to the delight of dozens of hungry customers. Troy and Shelia Chapman of Swanny’s Kitchen served up a generous … more

Business Notes

One business has closed and another opened over the past week. On Friday, The Boricua’s South Street Family Restaurant on South Church Street closed their doors. Owner Manny Martinez said … more

South HoCo Cork & More Wine Walk returns Saturday

The South Howard County Historical Society will host its annual Cork and More Wine Walk this weekend to downtown New Franklin. The event runs form 3 to 6 p.m. and features wine, beer, spirits, music, … more

Annual CMU Fleer Lecture March 27

The 2024 Fleer Lecture at Central Methodist University will take place at 7 p.m. on March 27, with Dr. Tao Jiang speaking on “Zhuangzi and the Tragedy of Personal Freedom in Chinese … more

2024 dairy returns expected to rise

Prices paid in 2024 for dairy products should be similar to 2023, while net returns may be better, according to University of Missouri Extension economist Scott Brown. Brown told attendees at … more

MFA donates to Main St.

Fayette Main Street, Inc., received a grant in the amount of $2,000 from the MFA Oil Foundation. The funds will be used for crowd control barricades for downtown events,   specifically the … more

Fayette R-III purchases new 77-passenger bus

The Fayette school district on Thursday took possession of a new 77-passenger school bus. The district’s Board of Education in December approved the purchase of the 2025 Blue Bird Vision … more

City mulls adult entertainment ordinance, sets date for downtown parking forum

Fayette city council members heard citizen support of a newly proposed ordinance regarding adult entertainment businesses and set a date for a public forum to discuss downtown parking plans during … more

Fayette Bicentennial Time Capsules buried in courthouse lawn

The Fayette Bicentennial Committee buried two time capsules on the east side of the Howard County Courthouse lawn on Sunday, February 25. They will remain there until Fayette celebrates its 250th … more

FBI arrests New Franklin couple for attempted robbery of Exchange Bank

A New Franklin couple has been indicted by a federal grand jury for attempted bank robbery and illegally possessing firearms. Jacob Lowell Hessing, 25, and his wife, Tristen Nicole Hessing, 25, … more

Fayette bands deliver ‘exemplary’ performances at CMU Music Fest

A beloved tradition on the campus of Central Methodist University, this year’s Music Festival once again brought dozens of high schools and middle schools to Fayette to show off their band and … more

Music Boosters Dessert Auction rakes in $26,500

BAND AND CHOIR ENTHUSIASTS once again turned out for the annual Fayette Music Boosters Dessert Auction Saturday night at the high school. The event brought in $26,500 for Fayette school district … more

City renews membership with county economic development

The Fayette Board of Aldermen last week voted to renew the city’s $15,000 annual commitment to the Howard County Economic Development Council (HCEDC). The city council tabled the matter … more

Commercial Trust Financial Services opens new office in Salisbury

Commercial Trust Financial Services, a local financial services firm, is opening a new office in Chariton County at 501 East Highway 24, Salisbury, MO 65281.   Commercial Trust Financial … more

Award-winning documentary filmmaker to deliver Geist-Yancey Lecture

The second annual Geist-Yancey Lecture on the arts will take place on the Central Methodist University campus on March 6, with filmmaker Nathan Truesdell slated as the featured speaker. … more

CMU Music Fest is Friday, let us be good hosts

From the Editor : Middle and high school students and their families will descend upon Fayette this Friday for the Annual Central Methodist University Music Festival. While many locals find … more

AWE to host school board forum March 19

The Association of Women for Education (AWE) will host a forum for school board candidates on Tuesday, March 19.   Three candidates have field for two open seats on the Fayette school … more

Sheriff Oswald to seek second term

Howard County Sheriff Jeff Oswald announced that he will seek a second term. A Republican, he was elected in November 2020, defeating two-term Democratic incumbent Mike Neal. Before he was … more

Two running for seat on city’s Southwest Ward

Two candidates have filed for election to the City of Fayette’s Southwest Ward city council seat.   Southwest Ward incumbent Bekki Galloway declined to seek a second term. As has … more

CMU Theatre Dept. surprises Rohlfing with scholarship honor

The Central Methodist University theatre department, part of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts, has announced the naming of its grand prize full-tuition scholarship, the Terri Rohlfing Theatre … more
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