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Senior receiver Kaden Polson signs with Mo. Valley

Fayette High School receiver Kaden Polson committed to play football at the next level. On Friday, the senior made it official when he signed with the Missouri Valley Vikings next season. Polson …

Fayette senior DT Robert Saunders to play in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl

Fayette defensive tackle Robert Saunders will play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl on Monday. Saunders, a senior, was chosen after giving strong performance before college coaches in a football …

New Franklin mulls law enforcement contract with Sheriff’s Department

The City of New Franklin is considering the elimination of its police department. It would instead rely on the Howard County Sheriff’s Department, which in turn, would have a dedicated officer …

Appointments available for DES preschool screenings

Daly Elementary School is now scheduling appointments for preschool screenings. Parents of students entering preschool for the 2021-2022 school year should contact Lisa Gebhardt at the elementary …

County tax revenues in December up slightly

Revenues in Howard County collected in December 2020, totaled $7,401,125, up slightly from the same month in 2019, according to county collector Jinger Felten. That total does not include a payment …
Top Sports Stories

The Fayette Falcons remain undefeated at home following a high-energy win, 86-67, over Southwest Livingston on Wednesday night. Fayette leaped right out of the gate on a 3-pointer and layup by …

Leading by five after two quarters of action, the Fayette Lady Falcon basketball team outscored Southwestern Livingston 28-7 in the second half to win 47-21 in Wednesday’s non-conference matchup …
It is a rare treat to watch a high school basketball player who has scored 1,000 points in his career. Even more rare is the opportunity to watch two players square off against each other after they …
The sixth-seeded Fayette girls couldn’t shake of the rust fast enough to hold of third-seeded Bunceton/Prairie Home in the opening round of the New Franklin Tournament on Monday.  The …
Letters
An open letter to Josh Hawley and Vicky Hartzler

An open letter to Josh Hawley and Vicky Hartzler What, I wonder, did you think was going to happen? Donald Trump claims the election was fraudulent… that in reality he won the …

Thanks to Main St. for great Christmas

Thanks to Fayette Main Street Association and all the businesses and volunteers who were a part of Fayette’s Christmas Celebration. • Christmas Holiday House  • Christmas …

Local News
Fayette Mayor contracts COVID-19
Fayette Mayor Kevin Oeth confirmed that he has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Test results for Oeth and his wife, Barbie, came back …
Addison Lab welcomes new chief operating officer
Addison Biological Laboratory in Fayette named Dr. Erik R. Martinez as its new chief operating officer. He began his role at the …
Ambulance Dist. receives high-tech, reusable masks
The Howard County Ambulance Service responded to 24 calls related to COVID-19 during the final two months of 2020. The frequency has …
Martha Holman passes away at 95
Fayette lost one of its most beloved citizens last week. Martha Rogers Holman passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the age of …
Waggoner named MAEDC Board Chairman
The Board of Directors of the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation elected new officers and welcomed two new members to the …
Personal property tax form mailed out
Howard County Assessor Woody McCutcheon has mailed out personal property forms to tax payers for the 2021 assessment year. By March …
MU Extension Council nominees announced
Citizens of voting age in Howard County will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of Missouri …
New county officials sworn in
Four new, and one re-elected, Howard County officials were sworn into office on Dec. 31. Sheriff Jeff Oswald, Coroner Trisha Clark, …
Candidates slow to file for city, school board elections
With less than two weeks remaining in the filing period for the April 6 municipal and school board elections, very few have filed for …
Obituaries
Richard Wayne McGary, Jr.
Richard Wayne McGary, Jr, age 59, of Wilton, Iowa, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and …
Irene Crowley

Irene Crowley passed away at The Lodge in Fayette, January 18, 2021.  She was 95 years of age. Irene Elizabeth Crowley was …
Delores Marie Harvey
Delores Smothers Harvey, 95, formerly of New Franklin and Boonville, passed away January 20, 2021, at Katy Manor in Pilot …
Chad Sanders
Chad Sanders, 46, was welcomed home by Jesus on January 20, 2021, after passing at his home in rural Glasgow, Missouri. He was …
James (Jimmy) W. Brundage
Mr. James W. Brundage, 89, of Nunnelly Tennessee, formally a resident of Fayette Missouri, died Saturday morning, January 2, 2021, at …
Jerry Wayne Watson
Jerry Wayne Watson passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Riverview Nursing Home. Jerry was born on April 13, 1937 in Moberly, …