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McIntire Elementary School staff takes on ALS ice bucket challenge

The Fulton Fire Department hosed down the McIntire Elementary School staff as part of the ALS ice bucket challenge. Click to see photos and to learn more about the ALS ice bucket challenge.

New Bloomfield Board of Education sets tax levy

The New Bloomfield R-III Board of Education set the tax levy to $4.3903 at its regular meeting Thursday night. Of that $4.3903 total, $3.0451 is for the operating tax levy and $1.3452 is for the debt service levy.

North Callaway sets ballot language for $6M bond issue

The North Callaway School Board unanimously approved ballot language during its regular meeting Thursday night for the $6 million bond issue the district is putting before voters on Nov. 4. The bond issue needs a four-sevenths (57.14 percent) majority to pass.

New Bloomfield man in federal custody for drug charges

Jeremy Traxler — a man who was arrested in New Bloomfield on drug-related charges on Aug. 11 — is in federal custody and awaiting trial. Traxler was arrested after the MUSTANG Drug Task Force and Callaway County Sheriff’s Office served a narcotics-related search warrant for a residence in New Bloomfield. Officers located a small, portable safe in a bedroom of the home that contained methamphetamine. Traxler had a key that opened the safe on a clip along his waistline.

Athleticism on display for Fulton

Hornets to kick off season at School of the Osage

There’s one word Fulton Hornets head coach Pat Kelley kept coming back to when describing his 2014 squad. Athletic.

O'Neal feeling right at home at North Callaway

Alumnus takes over as head coach

KINGDOM CITY — Kevin O’Neal played and coached under Mike Emmons, and his objective was to become Emmons’ successor when the opportunity presented itself.

Bulldogs look to continue recent success

South Callaway has four straight 10-win seasons

MOKANE — Prospects, both internal and external, have progressively trended upward for the South Callaway Bulldogs in each of Tim Rulo’s six seasons as head coach.

Outer road near NCHS in Kingdom City nears completion

Construction of a new outer road along U.S. Highway 54 between Kingdom City and North Callaway High School continues to run behind schedule.

Debate continues regarding funding of new communication system for county fire departments

Fire departments request county commission to kick in more of $240,000 price tag for simulcast communication system

Everyone gathered in the conference room at the Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday night agreed on one thing: the Callaway County fire departments’ radio communication system is in need of an upgrade.

N. Callaway School Board to set language for bond issue

The North Callaway School Board is slated to approve final ballot language for the district’s proposed $6 million bond issue during its school board meeting at 7 tonight in the high school media center.

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Westminster College students serve Fulton community during freshman orientation week

Westminster’s 225 freshman helped throughout the Fulton community that day as part of freshman orientation week. About 33 Westminster students planted flowers, added mulch around trees and pulled weeds in the Brick District...

Callaway ambulance board reverses tax reduction

Another taxing jurisdiction joins list encouraging legislature to uphold governor's tax-cut vetoes; board president does not agree

The Callaway County Ambulance District’s board unanimously reversed a prior voluntary reduction of the district’s property tax rate in order to increase the available property tax. The board then to set the tax levy at .0089 for 2014.

Fulton winery hosts fundraiser for cell phone chargers at hospitals

Serenity Valley Winery and Cherie’s Cake Boutique are teaming up for the second time to host a fundraiser for hospital phone chargers.

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Westminster College President Forsythe accepts ALS ‘ice bucket challenge’

Westminster’s men’s soccer team dumped the bucket of ice over Forsythe’s head as part of the ALS “ice bucket challenge” on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The ALS Association uses the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness of ALS and to encourage donations. Click to see a photo of Forsythe taking part in the challenge and to see who he challenged to take part.

Callaway County Humane Society hosts pub crawl fundraiser Aug. 28

A benefit for the Callaway County Humane Society will take place Thursday, Aug. 28, in Fulton.

New Bloomfield R-III School District introduces new teachers, staff

New Bloomfield R-III District introduces new teachers and staff. Students start school on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Click to learn more about new teachers and staff in the district.

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7th Street bridge opens in time for Westminster College, McIntire Elementary classes

The Seventh Street bridge is open in time for the start of classes at Westminster College and McIntire Elementary. After about three months of construction work, the bridge opened on Aug. 15 — in time for Westminster College’s move-in day the next day. Fulton City Engineer Greg Hayes said while the bridge is open for traffic, there is still work that needs to be done.

Bulldogs debut upgraded facility, new FieldTurf at jamboree

South Callaway opens season at home Friday night against Putnam County

The South Callaway Bulldogs’ four-team jamboree scrimmages were upstaged by the snazzy new surface they were played on.

Car chase in Fulton Sunday morning ends in arrest near Portland

An attempted traffic stop turned into a car chase Sunday morning. The driver was arrested and charged with driving while revoked, three counts of child endangerment, resisting arrest and multiple traffic violations, according to a Fulton Police Department press release.

Callaway County United Way adds board members

The Callaway County United Way has announced the addition of five new board members.


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