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Howard County records first COVID-19 death

Howard County has recorded its first death attributed to COVID-19. The Howard County Public Health Department made the announcement late Friday afternoon Sept. 4. The health department also announced … more

City Council will re-inspect Ruether buildings

The Fayette City Council voted to take further action with regard to four buildings on the west side of the downtown courthouse square. The council voted to accept a bid from Klingner & … more

Aldermen approve purchase of new Fayette police truck

The Fayette City Council gave unanimous approval to allow Chief of Police Jeff Oswald to purchase a new police truck.  Mr. Oswald presented to the council a pair of bids to replace the … more

Graduates to return for Sunday’s Commencement

Central Methodist University’s spring and summer 2020 graduates will finally be able to walk across the stage to receive their degrees at an outdoor commencement event on Sunday, September … more

Fayette City Council vote to purchase laptops, iPads with CARES Act funds

The City of Fayette will utilize money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to purchase iPads and laptop computers for city personnel and members of the Board of … more

Replacement of Rt. EE bridge in SE Howard County
underway

The Missouri Department of Transportation advises motorists that construction began Tuesday on a new Route EE bridge over Prairie Creek near the Boone County line. The current bridge is in poor … more

CMU enrollment
continues to climb

Central Methodist University is celebrating record enrollment metrics for the third consecutive year. University officials say that preliminary reports show that four CMU enrollment records have been … more

FHS student tests positive for COVID-19

The Fayette School District confirmed on Monday that a high school student has tested positive for COVID-19. A letter to parents from Kelly Beeler, the district’s nurse, and Superintendent Jill … more

Fayette sees higher enrollment this year

Enrollment for the Fayette School District is up from last year by nearly 60 students. The district has 658 students enrolled for the 2020-21 school year, up from 616 a year ago. Daly Elementary … more

School board sets tax rate, approves bus bid

The tax rate for the Fayette R-III school will remain unchanged from that of a year ago. The Board of Education approved the applied tax rate of $4.9962 per $100 of assessed valuation at its regular … more

Snoddy’s Store to reopen with new owners

A Mid-Missouri institution is on the verge of re-opening. Snoddy’s Store in Old Franklin is under new ownership. Sylvia and Richard Durbin, of New Franklin, hope to open the store in a matter … more

County coroner appeals lawsuit ruling

Howard County Coroner Frank Flaspohler is appealing a ruling from Circuit 14 Judge Scott Hayes that he was in violation of the state’s Sunshine Law when he denied access of a transcript to the … more

Voters approve CID sales tax

Voters approved a 1-cent sales tax to fund the Historic Downtown Fayette Commercial Community Improvement District (CID) in downtown Fayette. The election was held on Aug. 25. Out of 13 ballots … more

County will release CARES Act funds for local businesses

The Howard County Commission on Monday announced that $1,000 has been made available for each business in the county. The money comes from the more than $1 million the county received from the … more

Harrisburg nurse enters medical invention into design contest

Sheila Ray, a  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist from Harrisburg, hopes that by winning an international design contest, her new patented invention may be produced and put into practice in … more

Former Glasgow employee Atwood fined $500, restitution

The former Glasgow City Administrator and Police Chief, Kevin Atwood, will pay a $500 fine plus court costs in addition to restitution as part of his sentence for receiving stolen property. He … more

Murder suspect pleads guilty

The man accused in the Dec. 30, 2019 shooting death in Fayette pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday morning, August 19, in Howard County court. Alfredo Demario Hicks, Jr., 22, now faces … more

Fayette R-III welcomes new, returning faculty and staff

The Fayette school district is welcoming new teachers to this year as well as a few familiar faces. New to the district are Regan Russell (1st grade), Michelle Stout (4th grade), Martha Myer (FHS … more

City council passes COVID-19 resolution

The Fayette City Council passed a somewhat controversial resolution asserting the city’s stance with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The vote came during the council’s … more

City sets sights on abandoned properties

The City of Fayette is taking a closer look at abandoned and unsafe properties throughout town. The issue is not a new one for the city, which has for some time been working to remedy problem … more
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