David Holst 1923-2018

David Holst 1923-2018 Former Fayette resident, David Holst, passed away January 7, 2019 at the The Bluffs in Columbia, MO.  He was 95 years of age. David Oran Holst was born in Morgan County, MO, June 15, 1923, the son of Harley Emmett and Nellie (Conner) Holst.  David graduated from Glasgow High School in 1941. …

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Richard (DIck) Lugeanbeal 1929-2018

Richard (DIck) Lugeanbeal 1929-2018 Richard (Dick) Lugeanbeal, age 89, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away on November 29, 2018 following a brief illness. Richard was born July 3, 1929 in East Peoria, IL, to Edward Allen Lugeanbeal and Julia Josephine (nee Bennet) Lugeanbeal.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952 serving until 1954 when…

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ARFF MO update

It has been a difficult year in some respects for ARFF MO Pit Bull Rescue.  I was diagnosed with leukemia in August of 2017 and given a 20 percent chance of survival from Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital in Columbia. I had a bone marrow transplant at Barnes Hospital in January of 2018, and my cancer…

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Jacob Christopher Rogers 1996-2018

Jacob Christopher Rogers 1996-2018 Jacob Christopher Rodgers, 22, of Fayette passed away at his home on January 11, 2019.  Jacob was born in Moberly, MO on January 26, 1996.  He had been employed with Wulff-Rodgers Construction and the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics.  Jacob was a member of LIUNA Laborers’ Union and he enjoyed…

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Community Events

Ongoing Events • The Ashby-Hodge Gallery in Classic Hall opens the winter show: Bingham and Benton and Their Friends plus Recent Acquisitions. January 27 to April 11.  Sun. Tues. Wed. Thurs.  1:30-4:30 p.m.   •  Helping Hands of Howard County reminds everyone to bring cans for recycling to Merchants & Farmers Bank, Pat Hilgedick’s home,…

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Four-day school week forums draw opposition from parents, community

Parents and members of the Fayette and Armstrong communities last week voiced their concerns and questions during a pair of forums on the proposed four-day school week for the Fayette school district. District Superintendent Dr. Tamara Kimball presented the plan to a standing-room only crowd of more than 70 people in the high school library…

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Major snowstorm causes damage, power outages

Howard County experienced a heavier-than-typical snow over the weekend, as did most of Missouri. While it made for picturesque views, the heavy, wet snow wreaked havoc on tree limbs and power lines. Many Fayette and Howard County residents were without electrical service for good portions of the weekend.

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Felony drug charges for pair arrested Jan. 9

Two persons are facing felony drug charges after they were arrested Wednesday, January 9. Damon Thompson, 38, and Rodnese Jones, 29, both of Fayette, were taken into custody by the East Centra Drug Task Force at their residence at a trailer court on Mulberry street when officers found what they suspected as methamphetamine and marijuana.

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