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Sen. Rowden touts lower prison population in presentation at CMU

Missouri Senator Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, told a crowd of Central Methodist students Thursday night that the state has turned its prison population around in the past three years, with more than … more

FHS Pink Out February 14

Funds raised will benefit Sarah Henderson, Ellis Fischel Fayette High School will once again hold its Pink Out event during Friday night home basketball games. This year’s Pink Out will be … more

EO will end recycling service after 10 years

Upheaval in recycling industry leaves program in the red Last day to drop off recycling Feb. 12 Endless Options in Fayette will end its recycling program at the end of February. EO’s Chief … more

Trisha Clark announces bid for County Coroner

A former medicolegal death investigator announced her plan to run for Howard County Coroner during the next general election in November. Trisha Clark made the announcement via a campaign page on the … more

Judge hears arguments in trial of civil suit against Howard County Coroner

Flaspohler testifies for nearly four hours  Judge Hayes will decide if coroner knowingly violated the Mo. Sunshine Law A lawsuit by the Glasgow R-II School District against Howard County … more

Kevin Oeth enters race for Mayor

A second person will run for Mayor of Fayette. Kevin Oeth filed paperwork on Tuesday.A native of Marshall, Mo., Oeth lived throughout Mid-Missouri before finally settling down in Fayette four years … more

Polson announces candidacy for county commission

Glasgow Chief of Police Charlie Polson announced Monday his candidacy for Western District Commissioner for Howard County. Howard McMillan, who currently holds the seat, will not run for … more

Fayette Main Street hires executive director

Fayette Main Street’s board of directors has announced the hiring of a full-time executive director for the organization, Mike Dimond.A 1980 graduate of Fayette High School, Dimond is a Fayette … more

McCutcheon files for re-election

Howard County Assessor, Woody McCutcheon has announced that he will file for re-election in the upcoming August primary and November general elections this year.He is a life long resident of Howard … more

New Franklin to be without Police Dept.

New Franklin Police Chief Mike Wise formally submitted his resignation at the city council’s regular meeting on January 13. Wise is the only officer on staff. He said he is leaving in order to … more

Fayette Police Chief enters race for Sheriff

Fayette Chief of Police Jeff Oswald announced Monday his intention to run for Howard County Sheriff. Oswald is a 19-year veteran with the Fayette Police Department and has for the last nine years … more

Alderwoman Ford announces run for Mayor of Fayette

East ward alderwoman Stephanie Ford announced her candidacy for Mayor of Fayette at the city council’s regular meeting Jan. 7. She has served on the city council since 2015 and was uncontested in … more

Utility office now offers e-billing

While the City of Fayette’s new website has still not been launched, utility customers can now sign up for e-billing. The website was to go live in October and offer utility customers the service … more

City council set sights on vacant houses

Board approves ordinance for low-speed vehiclesIn the first formal meeting of the new year, the Fayette Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance for low-speed vehicles, discussed options for the fire … more

Homicide suspect arrested after manhunt, admits to shooting victim in the head

Police initially concluded suspect had left town. Later tracked him through his mobile phone to a house in FayetteThe man who eluded law enforcement in Fayette for more than 24 hours is now facing a … more

Fayette Music Boosters to host trivia night fundraiser

The Fayette Music Boosters will host its annual Trivia Night on Saturday, Jan. 18. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the competition beginning at 7 p.m. at Fayette High School.Teams of up to eight people … more

Assessor mails out personal property forms

The Howard County Assessor’s office has mailed out forms to property owners for listing their personal property which is subject to assessment for the 2020 assessment year.By March 1, 2020, every … more

Group opposing change to four-day school week to meet Monday

A group calling itself “People For The 5 Day School Week” will host an open meeting at 7 p.m. Monday night in the Commercial Trust Co. Community Room. A news release from the group invites … more

Howard County Regional Water Plant to be producing water by end of December

 BY KIM THOMPSON STAFF WRITER The smell of fresh concrete and bleach met 25-30 people who  came together on Thursday at the Howard County Regional Water Plant to celebrate the recent … more
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