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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Lee Schweighauser 1943-2019

Fayette resident, Lee Schweighauser, 76, passed away March 15, 2019, at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. Louis Lee Schweighauser was born February 23, 1943, in St. Louis, MO, the son of Louis and Ollie (Turner) Schweighauser. Lee graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1961. After high school, Lee attended Central Missouri State University (UCM)…

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James Fick 1937-2019

James Fick, 81, passed away March 17, 2019, at Ashbury Heights care facility in Fayette, MO. James Paulson Fick was born June 10, 1937, in Newton, KS, the son of James and Grace (Paulson) Fick. He graduated from Armstrong High School and attended Wichita State University in Kansas. Jim worked as a lineman for Howard…

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Mark Edward Lester 1965-2019

Mark Edward Lester, 53, of Slater, Missouri passed away March 14, 2019, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Mark was born December 22, 1965, in Laudon County, Tennessee, a son of Jerome and Rose Wiicox Lester. He was a self-employed carpenter operating his business, The Remodel Genie, and loved wood working. Survivors include his father,…

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Eula B. (Brandl) Holst 1929-2019

Eula Brandl Holst, age 89, passed away March 16, 2019 at Tipton Oak Manor nursing home.   She was born August 4, 1929 in Reynolds County, Mo to Earnest and Nora (Barton) Shipp. She married Oliver Brandl October 10, 1946 and he preceded her in death on December 31, 1989. She married David Holst November…

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William Dale Peterson, Sr. 1947-2019

William Dale Peterson, Sr., 71, of New Franklin, passed away March 17, 2019 at Pinnacle Hospital in Boonville. Mr. Peterson was born in Campbell, Missouri on August 17, 1947 a son of Edward and Florence Mae Whorton Peterson. He married Sharon Mills on March 22, 1969 in St. Charles.  Sharon survives at their home. William…

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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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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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