Virgil ‘Bud’ Williams

Virgil “Bud” Williams, 90 of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, Mo.  Bud was born Sept. 16, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., to parents Harry and Elzada V. (Vaughn) Williams. Bud was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He loved baseball and The St. Louis Cardinals was…

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Guy Stevenson

Guy Stevenson, 89, of Vulcan, Mo., passed away January 4, 2019, at Parkland Medical Center in Farmington, MO. He was born on December 16, 1929, in Vulcan, Mo., to Thomas and Marie (Charlton) Stevenson. Guy was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He married Patricia Patterson on April 29, 1950. He…

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Randal D. Thompson

Randal D. Thompson, 60, of Lowndes, Mo., passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019, at Greenville Nursing Center, Greenville, Mo. He was born in St. Louis, MO, June 28, 1958, to parents Leon and Marion (Hewitt) Thompson. Randal was wonderful person and a great father, grandfather and brother. He was very intelligent and stubborn. He was…

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Michael Gus Rudnicki

Michael Gus Rudnicki, 66, of Festus, Mo., passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, at his residence. He was born is St. Louis City, St. Louis, Mo., on November 9, 1952 to the late Gus Rudnicki and Carrie Moore. Michael was united in marriage to Kimberly McAllister in Piedmont, Mo., on November 12, 2011 and were…

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Auditor Finds $160,000 Missing in Greenville

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Greenville Tuesday, Nov. 27, which found more than $160,000 missing from city funds. The audit was initiated as a part of a law enforcement investigation, which resulted in criminal charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office this summer. Greenville is located in Wayne…

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Piedmont Man Victim of Home Invasion

During the early morning hours of Christmas Eve, Alton Clark of Piedmont awoke to find his house being burglarized. Several items were taken from the Clark house. Piedmont Police Chief Richard Sanders said that his department has suspects in the case but no arrests have been made. Clark, a retired Highway Patrolman, was home alone…

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Many Working to Improve Piedmont Economy

It takes a village to rear a child. That same adage could be applied to improving a community’s economy.  Two representatives from University Extension presented details from a study at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Piedmont City Hall. During that meeting, it became apparent that not only the City of Piedmont and Piedmont Area…

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Study Shows Retirees Migrating to Area

The City of Piedmont recently partnered with University of Missouri Extension to have a demographic study conducted on the area. Results from the retail analysis study were presented Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 18, at a public meeting at city hall. Two Extension personnel presented data at the meeting. Pat Curry, based in Columbia, is an analyst,…

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Food Manufacturing Could Bring Additional $25 Billion to Missouri

By Eric Bohl A new study soon to be released by the University of Missouri and agriculture industry partners including Missouri Farm Bureau finds that Missouri has the capability to grow the impact of its food and agriculture industry by over $25 billion in the next eight years. Dean Chris Daubert of the University of…

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Winter Storm Expected!

Missouri’s weather forecast is predicting heavy snowfall, ice, rain, or a mix of these conditions. Some areas could see six inches or more of snow. Regardless of whether rain, ice, or snow falls, driving conditions will be affected. The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges everyone to pay attention to changing weather conditions and make smart…

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