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Top stories

Braxton Rethwisch passes away at age 78

Monday morning, the Central Methodist and Fayette communities were struck with the news of the death of Braxton P. Rethwisch ’64, the university’s longtime admissions counselor and former …

Sheriff, jail staff contract COVID, inmates shipped to Cooper Co.

The Howard County Jail is empty. All 15 inmates have been transferred to the Cooper County Jail in Boonville amid an outbreak of COVID-19 at the jail and Sheriff’s Department. The department …

Fayette Christmas parade is Saturday

Downtown will play host to the annual Christmas parade on Saturday evening. “A Hometown Christmas,” presented by Fayette Main Street, will kick off at 5 p.m.  The event will …

Main Street re-lists old Howard County Jail

The old Howard County Jail has been listed for sale. The 1875 jail and sheriff’s quarters went up for sale in August, and within days was under contract with a buyer from Nashville, Ky. That …

MDC: deer harvest down from last year, late youth season higher

Preliminary data released Wednesday, Nov. 25 from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reveals that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 176,604 deer during the November portion of firearms …
Top Sports Stories

The new head coach of Fayette girls basketball has a new system, new players, and a passion to build. No stranger to Fayette, Brian Spielbauer, a former Central Methodist University athletic …

After not being able to practice with his team due to COVID-19 issues and being part of the officiating crew on Saturday in the MSHSAA Class 6 Football Championship game, you could maybe excuse head …
 Just wanted to take a little time to introduce myself. Since November 1, I have been working as the sports editor of The Fayette Advertiser. I am most honored to be in this position.  I …
Central Methodist University announced today the addition of men’s and women’s bowling as intercollegiate sports. CMU will join the competitive United States Bowling Congress. The …
Letters
Peace and Goodwill

To the Editor:   Thank you for the editorial about the loss of Halloween activities. This brought back memories for many of us. Years ago when our children were young, we moved into a …

Millions of seniors are suffering

To the Editor:   I need your help. My husband is a resident of a care facility and has been in total lock down for almost 8 months now. My problem is I’m planning a traditional …

Local News
Governor Parson Announces Launch of New COVID-19 Vaccine Website for Missourians
As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike …
Kylie Tillman appointed as East Ward Alderwoman
The Fayette City Council once again has six members. Kylie Tillman was sworn in Tuesday as East Ward Alderwoman. She takes the place …
Fayette school board adopts district-wide mask mandate
When Fayette students return to school on Dec. 1 they will all be wearing masks. The decision was made Wednesday, Nov. 18, by the …
Council appoints David Ford as new Police Chief
Fayette Police Lt. David Ford was named Fayette’s newest City Marshal. The appointment came during the regular meeting of the …
COVID-19: A medical problem, not a political problem
The novel coronavirus has been a fixture in our lives for 11 months. COVID-19 is dominating every aspect of our lives. Wash your …
Ambulance District seeking 1,000 survey responses
The Howard County Ambulance District is seeking public input. Luke Knoble, an EMT Basic for the district, has crafted a nine-question …
County real estate and property taxes due by Dec. 31
Howard County Collector Jinger Felten has mailed the 2020 Howard County real estate and personal property tax statements along with …
Filing for municipal, school board elections opens Dec. 15
Filing for candidates seeking municipal and school board positions opens Dec. 15. The filing deadline is the end of business on …
City to appoint new Chief of Police, East Ward Alderman
The City of Fayette must appoint a new City Marshall, more commonly known as Chief of Police. Jeff Oswald, the city’s current …
Obituaries
Services for Braxton P. Rethwisch
Asleep in Jesus Sunday, November 29, 2020. Beloved husband of Judith Rethwisch (nee Engel); loving father of Carter Rethwisch and …
Katie Harvey

Dosha Katherine “Katie” Harvey, 84, of Moberly passed away November 28, 2020, at Moberly Nursing and Rehab. Katie was born in …
Carol Antoinette Combs

Carol Antoinette Combs, 77, of Harrisburg, passed away November 24, 2020. Carol was born in St. Charles, Mo. on July 15, 1943, the …
Johnie Bishop
John Charles “Johnie” Bishop, 88, of California, Mo., passed away November 27, 2020, at the University of Missouri …
James Schwartze
Glasgow resident, James Schwartze, 71, passed away at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia on November 25, …
Jacqueline Anson
Fayette, Mo. resident, Dr. Jacqueline Anson, 57, passed away suddenly at her home on November 22, 2020. Jacqueline Marie Anson was …