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Morels and Microbrews returns to Fulton on Saturday

Though last year’s rainy, cool spring made for slim pickings among morel hunters, the Brick District’s inaugural Morels and Microbrews festival drew large crowds downtown and was considered a hit.

Williamsburg woman receives lifetime achievement award from Conservation Federation

Pat Jones has loved spending time outdoors since childhood summers spent on a family farm in Eureka.

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Portland tree farmers receive statewide recognition for conservation efforts

Bill and Margie Haag honored as Tree Farmers of the Year from Missouri Department of Conservation

When Bill and Margie Haag purchased 185 acres in Portland, they wanted an open space to hunt and enjoy the outdoors. But one question let the Haags to a dedication to conservation.

Callaway Colleges

Owls sweep Mid-Continent, extend win streak to five

The Owls scored all their runs in the first three innings as the downed the Cougars 7-2 to secure a doubleheader and series sweep on Saturday. William Woods (32-9, 17-7 American Midwest Conference) prevailed 17-3 in the the day’s first game 17-3 while triumphing in the series opener 7-2 on Friday as its now won five game in a row.

Callaway County United Way announces Fall 2014 campaign goal

Group hopes to raise $280,000 to benefit local aid organizations

Coming off of two record-setting years, the Callaway County United Way has set its sights even higher for its Fall 2014 campaign goal.

Fulton, Callaway Humane Society group combine forces for canine events in May

Today is the last day to guarantee a T-shirt by registering for the city of Fulton’s annual Tails on the Trail dog run/walk, and this year’s event features a special treat for pets and owners alike.

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New hunter/jumper professor saddles up for William Woods University

Susie Ouderkirk’s path to William Woods University started on her Aunt Janet’s Kansas farm. Ouderkirk, William Woods’ new hunter/jumper professor, spent summers as a “little horse-crazy girl” at the age of five with her Aunt Janet whose farm came with an older male horse. Aunt Janet would hop Ouderkirk on the horse and told her to “go for it.”

Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints

A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri’s complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

Callaway Preps

Jensen hurls five-hit shutout, strikes out nine as Wildcats rip Belle

Sophomore starter Clay Jensen threw a five-hit shutout and struck out nine Thursday night, powering the New Bloomfield Wildcats to a 12-0, five-inning blitz of non-conference foe Belle. New Bloomfield (5-5) took control in the early going, erupting for seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Wildcats added a run in the third and tallied four more in the fourth as the game was called on the mercy rule. Jensen issued just one walk and needed only 62 pitches to complete the impressive victory.

Slow start shackles Hornets in NCMC loss to Moberly

If there’s one thing Fulton Hornets head coach Darren Masek is still trying to figure out with his team, it’s what causes its slow starts. With Fulton now three games into a losing skid — a streak that was preceded by six consecutive wins — Masek would like to figure out what the problem is now more than ever. “We just have to play baseball from the first inning to the last inning,” Masek said. “We’ve struggled this year getting off to real good starts; I don’t know why.”

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Repeat DWI offender drives wrong way in Callaway

An alleged repeat DWI offender was pulled over for driving the wrong way on U.S. Highway 54 between Auxvasse and Kingdom City early Thursday morning and arrested to driving while intoxicated, according to a press release from the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

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JCPD cancels advisory after girl found safe

8-year-old Eboni K. Coney-King has been located safe in the St. Louis area. An earlier Endangered Person Advisory for her has been canceled.

Callaway County to host use tax meeting, mulls placing it on the August ballot

As the Callaway County Commission contemplates placing a use tax on the August ballot — and encourages municipalities in the county to do the same — it is hosting a public information meeting to help educate local voters.

Fulton School Board hears about technology, budget

Over the past several years, technology has taken on increasingly larger role in the classroom.

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Fulton considers drawing from MoDOT grant in advance to fund Seventh Street Bridge

The Fulton City Council learned Tuesday that the Seventh Street bridge project would have a $100,000 higher price tag than originally intended, due to time restraints on both the project and area bridge workers.

Murphy stays unbeaten, T-Birds perfect in EMO

MONTGOMERY CITY — Senior starter Tanner Murphy remained unbeaten with his third win of the season and the North Calllaway Thunderbirds stayed perfect in the Eastern Missouri Conference with a 6-3 win over Montgomery County on Wednesday night.

S. Callaway boys, girls sweep SMC track titles

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs encountered little resistance in rolling to a sweep of the Show-Me Conference track and field championships.

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New members sworn in to ambulance board

With only two candidates for two open seats, the Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors did not hold an election April 8. Nonetheless, new board members Brian Schmidt and Clay Chism — who were sworn in answered some of the same questions posed to other local candidates.

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South Callaway grad, MMA fighter signs UFC contract

Alex White takes on Estevan Payan in short-notice televised bout April 19

Pretty much everyone who remembers Alex White from the time he attended South Callaway High School before graduating in 2007 described him the same way: a quiet kid who kept to himself.

Ambulance board takes closer look at call statistics

Changes in call volume and statistics has been a frequent topic of discussion for the Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors over the past year.

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