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County school districts announce fall semester reopening plans

It may be the middle of summer break, but the administrations for Howard County schools have been preparing plans for opening back up in the fall. The county emergency management office gave schools … more

Possible deal could provide
thousands to schools from CARES Act funds

Schools in Howard County are expected to receive tens of thousands of dollars from money given to Howard County as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In May, the … more

Wallace to retire from health department this week

The Howard County Health Department will soon be under new leadership. Current Administrator Sheila Wallace, RN, will leave her post on Friday. Wallace has been with the health department here … more

Howard Electric meeting will be drive-thru only

Howard Electric Cooperative in Fayette is making a drastic change to its annual meeting, which is slated for Saturday, August 8. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be drive-thru … more

Kunze named Fayette City Clerk

The Fayette City Council officially hired Tara Kunze as the new City Clerk during closed session of its special meeting Thursday evening. Kunze, who began working for the city in February 2019. … more

Deadline to apply for primary absentee ballots is July 22

The last day, by statute, to mail out an absentee ballot for the upcoming August primary election is next Wednesday, July 22.   Howard County Clerk Shelly Howell asks anyone who intends … more

Bridge replacement nearly complete

Howard County road and bridge crews are expected to complete the construction of a new bridge on County Road 320 this week. Work started in April. The total project cost is $378,639.07, of which 80 … more

Gov. Parson signs bill to increase in coroner training following 2011 incident in Howard County

Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Monday signed into law HB 2046, a part of which deals with increasing training standards for coroners in the state. Section 58.035 establishes the Coroner Standards … more

Thurman estate donates $150k toward splash park

The City of Fayette will receive $175,000 from the estate of the late Lucile Thurman, the majority of which is earmarked for a new splash park. The gift was announced at the June 30 special meeting … more

City council passes 2020-2021 budget at special meeting

The Fayette Board of Aldermen gave unanimous approval in the adoption of the city’s fiscal year budget Tuesday evening, June 30. The new fiscal year 2020-21 began the following day, July 1. The … more

Fayette High School graduates 33

Fayette High School gave a final farewell to the Class of 2020 following a senior year that could be called nothing, if not unconventional. The ceremony, originally scheduled for May 15, was … more

Longtime State Farm agent Pat Phillips to retire

For the first time in more than three decades, Fayette will have a new State Farm Insurance agent on the Fayette square. Pat Phillips will retire at the end of the day June 30, and Landon Ball will … more

New liquor store to open on Morrison St.

Fayette is getting a new liquor store. Ma’s Discount Hooch is in the final stages of preparation on West Morrison St., across from the Fayette Post Office. Although an official opening day has … more

Downtown CID established

The Fayette city council on Tuesday, June 23, gave unanimous approval to establish a Community Improvement District (CID) in downtown Fayette. The mechanism in which the CID will be funded will now … more

Full slate of 
festivities planned on 
July 4

Independence Day is Saturday, so government offices will close Friday. Banks in Fayette will be open Friday and closed Saturday. The weekend will kick off with the Independence Day Volleyball … more

Hilgedick Electric celebrates 60 years

Don Hilgedick, local business icon, will mark 60 years in business this month. Don owns Hilgedick Electric Service, which he opened here in Fayette on July 1, 1960. The business has been serving … more

Fayette alumni committee awards five scholarships

The Fayette Alumni Scholarship Committee awarded scholarships to five graduating seniors Friday morning.  Eligible recipients for the scholarship must be the son or daughter of a Fayette … more

Plenty of places to buy fireworks locally

Residents of Howard County looking to celebrate the Fourth of July with grand aerial explosions or just a little sparkle and smoke can find a wide variety of options at four shops along Routes 5 and … more

Two dead after crashing stolen car on Rt. J

Two people were found dead in a car that had been reported stolen in rural Howard County Sunday afternoon. The Howard County Sheriff’s Department received a report that a 2013 Chevrolet … more
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