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Daly Elementary will transition to online learning through November

Daly Elementary School in Fayette will transition to online learning starting Tuesday, which will last through the end of November. The decision was announced Sunday in an email to parents. Classes … more

Independent recording studio sets up shop in Fayette

Fayette has landed on the music scene. Better Man Records officially opens shop on Friday. The professional music studio is the creation of Preston Ary and David Adkisson, two friends who decided to … more

Fayette R-III moves to Yellow level after positive case at DES

The Fayette school district will move to Yellow level after a staff member at Daly Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. A letter to parents from District Superintendent Jill Wiseman and … more

Oswald elected HoCo Sheriff

Howard County will have a new sheriff starting in January. Current Fayette Chief of Police Jeff Oswald successfully defeated two-term incumbent Mike Neal for the county’s highest law … more

Clark wins coroner’s race

Trisha Clark successfully unseated longtime incumbent Frank Flaspohler for Howard County Coroner in Tuesday’s election, finishing with 54.58% of the vote. Mr. Flaspohler has served as the … more

Howard County goes red

For the first time in history, the Howard County Commission is entirely Republican. Newly elected GOP commissioners for the Eastern and Western districts are replacing longtime Democrats Richard … more

New Franklin aldermen deny building permit for storage units

New Franklin aldermen on Monday took no action on a request by Larry Kempf to build additional storage units in New Franklin. The inaction is in effect a refusal to allow the permit. Kempf, who … more

NF City Council considers water, sewer rate hikes

Members of the New Franklin City Council are considering raising water and sewer rates following a presentation of a rate study by Liz Groves. Two options for each water and sewer increases were … more

Alexander donates prize to historic Fayette pool

Local farmer Barbara Alexander recently directed a $2,500 Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to Friends of Historic Fayette Memorial Pool. The group, Friends of Historic Fayette … more

City finally sells industrial building

The City of Fayette has sold the industrial building in the J.T. Golden Industrial Park on the south side of town. Ausama and Mohamed Elrai, owners of Tubruck Investments LLC, purchased the building … more

Quarantine numbers force New Franklin schools online

New Franklin public schools have shut down in-person classes due to a large population of students and teachers on quarantine for the coronavirus. A letter to parents from Superintendent Brian Cordel … more

Thurman leaves $150,000 to library


The Howard County Public Library in Fayette is the recipient of a $150,000 gift from the estate of the late Lucile Thurman. The check was presented Thursday to the library by Frank R. Flaspohler, … more

Advertiser welcomes Oeth as new Sports Editor

The Fayette Advertiser has a new Sports Editor starting this week. Kevin Oeth took over the sports desk on Monday from Jeff Yoder. Our readers are undoubtedly familiar with Mr. Oeth, who also … more

Charged with statutory rape of child under 14

A New Franklin man is in the Howard County jail on charges involving sexual intercourse with a child less than 14-years of age that allegedly took place in February 2018. Lance S. Johnson, 51, is … more

Fayette city council approves water rate hike

The Fayette City Council on Tuesday gave unanimous approval to increase water usage rates for all customers, and base rates for customers outside Fayette. The council at its previous meeting on … more

City sets Nov. 17 hearing for owner of downtown buildings


The Fayette City Council during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, discussed the latest engineering report concerning four deteriorating buildings on the west side of the downtown square. The … more

Fayette schools approve incentives for subs

The Fayette R-III Board of Education on Wednesday last week approved a plan to reimburse substitute teachers for training fees following a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) … more

The Children Of Our Community Deserve A Good Halloween

The time is upon us. I’m writing, of course, of the time-honored celebration of Halloween. In this time of COVID-19, what is Fayette doing for its children? I don’t mean the City, in … more

Broadus named Public Health Administrator

Howard County has new leadership for its Public Health Department. Marsha Broadus was named Administrator last week. She takes over for Michelle Reynolds who served as interim administrator following … more

Lack of quality housing, downtown buildings holding Fayette back

Quality housing and refurbished downtown buildings are necessary if Fayette is to once again become a prosperous city, according to Missouri Main Street Connection. Members of the group spoke before … more
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