Area News

MAEDC names new president

Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDC), to which the City of Fayette contributes annually, announced Michael Bugalski as President. Bugalski has been Interim President since January 1 and before that served as the organization’s Vice President. Bugalski’s first day as President was March 16.

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Givens Rd. water tower remains out of service as city works to drop TTHM levels

The City of Fayette is continuing its work to bring amounts of trihalomethanes (THMs) in the city’s tap water down to the levels dictated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Levels here for more than a year have exceeded the maximum of 80 parts per million as mandated by DNR.

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Health department warns of dangers associated with flood waters

As many northwest Missouri communities face rivers and creeks at or above flood stage, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) reminds Missourians of the serious health and safety risks posed by floodwater.

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Missouri River above flood stage

Flooding of the Missouri River at Stump Island State Park (above) near Glasgow is considered moderate, with more water potentially on the way. Crests reached nearly 30 feet over the past weekend. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), heaving flooding will occur there when the water levels advance past 32 feet.

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New Franklin waives fee for new home for Conestoga wagon

Aldermen voted to waive the building permit fee for a non-profit organization during the New Franklin City Council meeting, Monday, March 11. The South Howard County Historical Society is working on plans to build a see-through structure near the caboose at the Katy Trail. The building will house the historic Conestoga wagon. Roll-up doors will…

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Fayette man extradited from California on child sex charges

A Fayette man was extradited back to Missouri from California after a warrant was issued for his arrest in February. James Everett Heath, Jr., 65, faces felony charges for sexual involvement with a child below the age of 14.

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Area Sports

Falcons open season with walk-off

Fayette senior Cameron Stornello hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Fayette Falcons (1-0) a 9-8 win over the New Franklin Bulldogs (0-1) on in the season opener March 18 at Estes Field in Fayette.

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Fayette track and field returns with greater numbers

The Fayette track and field Falcons and Lady Falcons return for another season, and they are bringing even greater numbers in 2019. 

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CMU women take first place at CMU Open

The Central Methodist women’s track and field team kicked off the outdoor season with the CMU Open. It was held at Hairston Track on March 16. 

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CMU men’s track and field place second at CMU Open

The Central Methodist men’s track and field team placed second overall at the CMU Open, held on March 16 at Hairston Track. 

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Central Methodist University and Toni Harris make football history

BY MIKE URSERY SPORTS EDITOR During the week leading up to Super Bowl LIII, the world was introduced to a young woman determined to break barriers in a sport that has historically been dominated by men. Less than a month later, that same woman made history by becoming the first to accept a football scholarship…

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Early shooting woes lead to New Franklin loss to Skyline in Class 2 sectional game

Early shooting woes resulted in the New Franklin Bulldogs losing 63-54 to the Skyline Tigers in the Class 2 MSHSAA state basketball playoffs sectional round, bringing an end to their season.

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