Stories for December 2010


Friday, December 31

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Republicans assume control of 5 Callaway offices

With the start of the new year on Saturday, five new Republicans and three unopposed Democrats will take office in Callaway County.

Hospital officials address concerns

With some new faces and restructuring taking place at Callaway Community Hospital, hospital officials have addressed concerns about the future of the hospital.

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Callaway Community Hospital appoints new CEO, COO

One of Mark Caton’s goals as new chief executive officer at Callaway Community Hospital is to hear input from the community.

Thursday, December 30

Our Opinion: Transform resolutions into reality

With a new year rapidly approaching and pressure to make resolutions steadily building, may we offer a suggestion — relax.

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Scout remodels church to earn Eagle status

Ralls Easterling always wanted to follow in his older brother Schuiler’s footsteps and become an Eagle Scout. Just recently he got his wish.

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Fulton, London firemen lay wreaths at churches in memory of WW II blitz

After church bells pealed at the same time in London and Fulton, two Fulton firemen Wednesday afternoon laid a wreath at the entrance to the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton.

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Blitz survivors recall bombings near London

Wednesday’s ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the London blitz bombing had special meaning to three British residents attending the event in Fulton.

YMCA offers version of ‘Biggest Loser’ for the new year

With New Year’s approaching, people are ready to make their resolutions for 2011. Three of the most popular resolutions are losing weight, stopping smoking and exercising more.

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JC woman charged in 2 bank robberies

The search for the suspect from Tuesday evening’s bank robbery here came to an end Wednesday morning on the side of U.S. Highway 50 West.

Wednesday, December 29

Our Opinion: Start the New Year right; don't drive drunk

During the New Year’s holiday weekend, all available Missouri Highway Patrol officers will be on the roadways.

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Downtown sees increase in holiday shopping

Some downtown businesses saw an increase in Christmas sales this year.

Pealing church bells today to recall U.S-British link during World War II

The sound of pealing church bells shortly after noon today will symbolize a historic link between Fulton and London.

Mayor: Auxvasse in need of police vehicle

The City of Auxvasse will be looking into purchasing a patrol car for the police department, Mayor Kevin Phares announced during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

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Hawthorn Bank West teller threatened in holdup

A robber escaped with an undetermined amount of money from Hawthorn Bank West on Tuesday, marking the second local bank robbery in eight days.

Tuesday, December 28

States get bonuses for boosting enrollment for uninsured children in Medicaid

Missouri left out

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today awarded $206 million to 15 states for making significant progress in enrolling uninsured children in Medicaid. This year’s bonuses are more than double the $75 million awarded to ten states last year.

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Fire causes damage to duplex

A fire broke out Monday at a Fulton duplex after oil got too hot on the stove and ignited.

1st major snow causes no major problems

The first major snow of the season roared in on Christmas Eve but did relatively little damage in Callaway County.

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Fulton mom delivers surprise Christmas baby

Natasha Weigel had the Christmas surprise of her life this year — a baby.

Lodging tax increase on Feb. ballot

With a vote by residents here whether to increase the city’s lodging tax four cents for every dollar spent at local hotels less than a month away, one side of the issue is beginning to build up some steam.

Monday, December 27

OUR OPINION: Students stumble over military entrance exams

A new study has found that nearly one quarter of students who attempt to enlist in the U.S. Army fail its entrance exam. The results, as expected, are troubling for both educator and military leaders.

Councilman arrested on felony bad check charge

Fulton Councilman Steven L. Moore, 51, has been arrested again — this time on a Class C felony charge of writing a bad check for more than $500.

No holiday for those who keep us safe

While most people are nestled with care at home during the holidays, local public safety officials are hard at work, making sure area residents and visitors are safe during the holiday.

City unveils new Web site

Fulton officials are hoping a recent upgrade to the city’s Web site will make it more informative and easier for residents to navigate.

Mexico man killed on I-70

A Mexico man is dead after an accident on Interstate 70 Wednesday night.

Taxpayers to pay Maylee’s defense

After questioning his financial status, Associate Circuit Judge Carol England decided to appoint a public defender for triple homicide suspect Joshua Maylee.

Callaway ADA’s could soon see pay drop

For the last 10 years, Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Sterner has worked to supplement the pay for his assistant prosecuting attorneys using a fund with a fee collected for hot checks.

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Area children Christmas shop in style

What a better way to start the Christmas season than taking a ride in an emergency vehicle, sirens blazing, to Wal-Mart to spend a $100 gift card?

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Carbon monoxide: A stealthy killer

Carbon monoxide can slip into your home undetected and steal your life.

Sunday, December 26

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Fulton couple provides family for international students

There are many definitions of family. For participants in Westminster College’s foster program, that definition goes beyond blood relations and friends to includes forging lasting, solid bonds with strangers from a strange land.

Friday, December 24

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Area children get to Christmas shop in style

What a better way to start the Christmas season than taking a ride in an emergency vehicle, sirens blazing, to Wal-Mart to spend a $100 gift card?

Mexico man killed on I-70

A Mexico man is dead after an accident on Interstate 70 Wednesday night.

Callaway ADA's could soon see pay drop

For the last 10 years, Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Sterner has worked to supplement the pay for his assistant prosecuting attorneys using a fund with a fee collected for hot checks. Now, that fund is starting to dry up with less check writing and more people using debit cards for transactions.

Taxpayers to pay Maylee's defense

After questioning his financial status, Associate Circuit Judge Carol England decided to appoint a public defender for triple homicide suspect Joshua Maylee.

True spirit of Christmas

John Cummings embodies the spirit of Christmas.

Thursday, December 23

Triple homicide defendant assigned public defender

An Associate Circuit judge appointed a public defender for triple homicide suspect Joshua Maylee during a status hearing today.

City to recycle trees for fish

One man’s trash is a fish’s new home?

CMCA seeks low-income representative for board

Wanted: A voice for low-income families and individuals in Callaway County.

Five members of Fulton Kids Wrestling Club take first at Moberly tourney

Five members of the Fulton Parks and Rec Kids Wrestling Club were victorious in the weight classes of their respective age divisions at the Moberly Youth Wrestling Club Tournament last weekend.

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Concerned Citizens continue weekly walk in service of community

No matter what Bruce Williamson and Pam and Dave Phelps are doing on Sunday afternoon, they drop everything to make sure they gather at the mailbox of Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Church.

Our Opinion: Census figures bring political ramifications

Politics and demographics will reflect substantial changes as a result of the 2010 Census figures.

Wednesday, December 22

Mo. Supreme Court to consider utility merger

The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether state utility regulators properly handled the 2008 acquisition of Aquila Inc.

Mo. loses congressional seat, drops from 9 to 8

Missouri’s loss of one congressional seat will give the state its smallest delegation since the 1850 census and provide Republicans who control the state Legislature with an opportunity to redraw districts to solidify their party’s power if they so choose.

County tax revenue may permit pay raise for employees

Despite the continued economic downturn, county tax revenue is gaining slightly in Callaway County, and it may be possible to grant some county employee salary increases, Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer said Tuesday.

Mustangs shred Hornets’ winning streak

Tuesday night’s game between the Fulton Hornets and the visiting Eldon Mustangs may best be served as a cautionary tale.

Lady Hornets’ fourth-quarter rally falls short in Eldon loss

The Fulton Lady Hornets were unable to close out a fourth-quarter comeback in Tuesday night’s 49-42 loss to Eldon at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

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Fulton faculty, parents, students show support for Arms

The theme of a special session of the Fulton School Board Tuesday night — held before an executive session rumored to concern Fulton High School principal Teri Arms — seemed to be one of support for the administrator.

Tuesday, December 21

Census: Mo. loses House district

Census: Mo. loses House district; 8 seats in Congress state’s lowest mark since 1850 count

Fulton firm receives low-interest loan from state program

AAA Waste Management of Fulton has received a $144,000 low-interest state loan to purchase new equipment and hire another employee.

Callaway tax offices to remain open Dec. 31

With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays coming on a Saturday this year, many government offices will be closed on the previous Friday.

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Fulton sisters honor mother with cookbook

Two Fulton sisters who honored their mother by creating a cookbook with her prized recipes were busy Saturday signing autographed copies at a book-signing event at the Gift Shop in Fulton.

City shows support for second reactor

In response to renewed talks of adding a second reactor to Ameren’s Callaway Nuclear Plant, the City of Fulton decided to pave the way for measures to support the addition.

Two injured in weekend accidents

Two people were injured in separate single-vehicle accidents over the weekend in Callaway County.

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Christmas comes early for Fulton Broncos fan

Christmas came early Saturday morning for the Petterson family in Fulton.

North Callaway gets important road victory over Van-Far

The T-Birds had four players in double figures in their most balanced offensive output of the season, led by senior forward Andrew Attebery’s 13 points and eight rebounds.

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Petition circulates to repeal smoking ordinance

It’s been less than a month since Fulton’s smoking ban took effect, and some residents are looking for ways to repeal the controversial new law.

Monday, December 20

OUR OPINION: The future of education in Missouri

A new report on the future of education in Missouri may not break new ground, but does offer some concepts that deserve consideration as we move forward.

Man held on charges of killing wife at McDonald's

A Jefferson City man is being held by authorities Saturday after fatally shooting his wife in a restaurant Friday night.

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New county snow clearing policy tested with recent snow, ice storms

The new Callaway County snow and ice removal policy received its first tests a few days after it was launched.

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Hornets’ resolve results in fourth straight victory

There’s a rule when the Fulton Hornets basketball team practices — no ball can hit the wall.

Hornet wrestlers flawless in first round at Spartan Duals

The state-ranked and undefeated Fulton Hornets wrestling team didn’t allow some injuries to deter and distract.

Fulton businesses hurt during construction

Businesses along Business 54 say they were affected by the detour through the area because of construction of the roundabout.

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Traffic now flowing on Fulton’s roundabout

It’s finally open. Traffic started to flow on Fulton’s first roundabout Friday afternoon.

Friday, December 17

New Bloomfield schools outsource budget prep

The School Board Thursday night decided to hire a consultant to prepare next year’s district budget.

Attorney General drops embezzelment lawsuit against HS woman

Because she’s repaid the stolen money, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said Thursday he’s dropping his civil lawsuit against a Holts Summit woman and her husband.

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Callaway man tapped to join DESE office of special education

Stephen Barr has been named as Missouri’s newest assistant commissioner in the state Elementary and Secondary Education department’s Office of Special Education.

North Callaway discusses additional parking at ball field

North Callaway is looking into costs for providing additional parking near its baseball field in Auxvasse.

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Area accidents kill two, injure several others

A Fulton woman and her father are dead after a car accident on Highway 54 Wednesday night.

Thursday, December 16

Fulton woman killed in accident north of city

Fulton Police Department investigated a fatal traffic crash on U.S. 54 westbound near the north Fulton city limits.

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Holts Summit man accused in robbery arrested

A Holts Summit man was arrested late Tuesday night, accused of robbing a Holts Summit convenience store on Saturday.

Status of New Bloomfield superintendent uncertain

Leroy Wade, president of the New Bloomfield Board of Education, said he expects personnel issues relating to New Bloomfield Superintendent Chris Small to be cleared up before Small’s contract with the district expires in June of 2012.

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Daisies meet adopted soldier

Earning patches is a big part of being a Girl Scout. That begins early with Daisy Troops — the youngest scouts, usually aged in preschool or kindergarten — so Fulton troop leader Phyllis Garnett went online to find a patch her Daisies might be interested in doing.

New Bloomfield Elementary gives to Callaway Hills shelter

When the New Bloomfield Elementary Student Council members decided they wanted to help an organization this year by holding a fundraiser, they decided to look locally.

Hornet wrestlers bury Owls

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team — fueled by pinfall wins in seven weight classes — remained unbeaten Wednesday night after throttling Marshall 71-6 at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

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Portland receives donation

Fundraising efforts for building the new Community Center here got a boost Wednesday when Ameren Missouri donated $1,000 toward its construction.

Wednesday, December 15

Our Opinion: Improvements, attention focus on dangerous highway

U.S. 54 from south of Jefferson City to the Cole County line continues to defy safety efforts.

Fulton names new PA

Fulton council members approved Casey Clevenger Tuesday night to be interim city prosecuting attorney beginning Jan. 1.

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‘Celia’ author to appear at event

On the 155th anniversary of the death of Celia, a slave who was executed at the Callaway County Courthouse in 1855, there will be a commemoration event to draw awareness to racism, sexism and domestic violence problems.

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Police department warns residents against newest cell phone scam

Texts were circulating around mid-Missouri on Tuesday, informing people they needed to contact Central Bank Trust about their account. The texts were scams, according to the Fulton Police Department.

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Bulldogs find way to hold on for MMC win over T-Birds

Four days removed from what he described as a heartbreaking, last-second loss at New Bloomfield, South Callaway Bulldogs head coach Tony Brandt wasn’t taking his team’s small fourth-quarter lead for granted Tuesday night.

Porter, Hornets pick up third straight victory

Senior guard Anthony Porter delivered a team-high 20 points Tuesday night to help steer the Fulton Hornets to their third straight victory, 58-52 over the California Pintos.

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Fulton pastor to retire after 32 years at Southside Baptist Church

When Dr. Ronald E. Baker became the pastor of the Southside Baptist Church in Fulton in 1978, he told friends he thought he might stay as pastor for four years at the most.

Holts Summit man charged with armed robbery

Callaway County sheriff's deputies say a Holts Summit man has been arrested on suspicion that he held up a convenience store on Saturday.

Tuesday, December 14

Photos, articles on fatal accidents not ‘tasteless’

Although we appreciate feedback from our readers and try very hard to help with concerns that come up, on Monday a reader called The Fulton Sun with a complaint that I believe was unfounded.

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Meters may be shorting Holts Summit sewer collections

The Board of Aldermen learned Monday night the city might be losing 10 percent or more of sewer tax revenue because of faulty meters used by Callaway County Water District No. 1.

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Nursing home residents befriend SoCal fourth graders

Ten-year-olds Daniel Donald and Gabe Williamson patiently explain the game of Sorry to nursing home resident Margaret Wood, asking her which token she would prefer to move on her turn.

HS police seek info on Break Time robbery

Police Chief Kyle McIntyre is hoping someone has information about the man who robbed the Break Time Convenience store Saturday night.

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Lady Birds take down rival Lady Bulldogs in foul heavy MMC opener

The Lady Birds had three players in double figures in Monday night's 55-32 Mid-Missouri Conference victory over the rival Lady Bulldogs.

Monday, December 13

Man originally sentenced in Callaway County set to be executed in January

The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an execution date for a man convicted of conspiring with his friend's married girlfriend to kill her husband in 1994. Richard Clay was originally found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to a punishment of death on Sept. 12, 1995, by the Circuit Court for Callaway County.

County outlines snow removal policy

With winter weather upon Mid-Missouri, the Callaway County Road and Bridge Department announced their snow removal and ice control policy.

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Cold can’t put freeze on fun at HS parade

Saturday was a cold day here, and a festive one, too.

WWU graduates told to work with others to succeed in life

Graduates participating in the largest December commencement in the history of William Woods University were challenged Friday night to work with others in order to succeed in life.

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Fulton holds off Marshall at home

Fulton boys basketball coach Marques Baldwin will take a win.

Last second jump shot lifts New Bloomfield over South Callaway

Senior guard Kolby O’Dowd might not have been the first choice, but he proved to be a fine alternative.

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Griffith Christmas trains back on display

There were few things the late Frank “Pooley” Griffith enjoyed more than his train collection, and sharing it with others.

Tractor driver arrested for pushing cars around

Fulton man hospitalized after trying to block access

An Auxvasse man was arrested Sunday evening on assault and property damage charges after allegedly using a tractor to push parked cars at a Callaway County business.

Sunday, December 12

OUR OPINION: Film industry previews coming attractions for lawmakers

Consider the motion picture industry’s plea to preserve its tax credits a preview of coming attractions.

Friday, December 10

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Westminster students share bounty with Soup Kitchen

Two years after a trip to a Bread for the World conference in Washington, D.C. inspired the creation of the Westminster Poverty Initiative, a group of students are taking the first steps toward making a difference in the local community.

Schools receive clean audit

Fulton Public Schools’ fiscal year 2010 audit report revealed good news for the Fulton School Board on Wednesday night.

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Heimericks chosen to attend National 4-H Congress

At 8, Katelynn Heimericks joined the cake decorating group of her local 4-H club to spend time with her grandma, 10 years later she was chosen as one of only 30 Missouri 4-H delegates to go to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga.

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Lady Hornets take out Marshall in OT

Fulton Lady Hornets head coach Jenny Preiss has seen the early-season struggle of her junior guard Rachel Washington firsthand.

Lady Wildcats hold off Vienna, reach title game at Jamestown

Senior guard Elizabeth Clark hit two clinching free throws with 6 seconds to play Thursday night as the No. 3 seed New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats fended off No. 2 Vienna 58-55 at the Jamestown Tournament.

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HS girl killed in car vs. pickup collision

An accident at a U.S. 54 grade crossing with a history of serious injuries claimed the life of a Holts Summit girl Wednesday evening.

Thursday, December 9

HS sewer fee hike hearing set on Jan. 10

The Board of Aldermen will have a public hearing Jan. 10 on proposed sewer user fee increases to offset sewer treatment service charges imposed by Jefferson City and the addition of new sewerage system lift stations in Holts Summit.

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Local restaurant to launch new bar

Fulton area residents now have a new option when deciding where to go for the night.

SCal continues talk of open enrollment

Open enrollment was again a topic of concern to board members Wednesday night during the South Callaway Board of Education meeting.

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Sheriff's dept. faces challenges

As the third largest county in the state, Callaway County is an anomaly. It is filled with sporadic farmland, the most concentrated of which is in the northern part of the county, while the southern half is filled with people.

Forfeits fuel Hornet wrestlers in NCMC opener

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team managed to stay perfect despite the distraction of so many open weight classes.

Wednesday, December 8

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Legislation filed to pave way for second Callaway reactor

Legislation authorizing the first step for a second reactor at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant was introduced Monday by Sen.-elect Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City.

Chamber hosting trip to French Riviera

The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce is taking a trip to the French Riviera, and they want residents from Callaway County to go with them.

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Auxvasse students travel to capital, learn leadership skills

Hard work paid off for three seventh-grade students at Auxvasse Elementary School.

Lady Owls jump three spots, share No. 13 in NAIA Top 25

The William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team moved up three places and is tied with Southern Polytechnic State (Ga.) University for No. 13 in the NAIA Division I Coaches’ Top 25 poll released Monday.

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Bulldogs have easy time, demolish Wildcats 60-34

Late in the second quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Montgomery County Wildcats, South Callaway senior guard Bryan Lechner picked off an errant pass and saw his chance.

Wiler directs Lady Wildcats to first victory of season

Junior forward Chelsea Wiler posted a triple-double Tuesday night to help send the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats to their first win of the season, 56-30 over Prairie Home in the first round of the Jamestown Tournament.

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Roundabout should be open by holidays

Mayor seeks ideas for center island

If things continue to run on schedule, Fulton drivers could be navigating their way through the new roundabout as soon as next week.

Tuesday, December 7

OUR OPINION: Jail prisoners liable for medical costs

A county jail is not an inn, a restaurant or a health clinic. During incarceration, a jail is required to shelter and feed prisoners. But it is not obligated to pay medical expenses.

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Owner of Fulton railroad spur wants to restore freight service

The owner of the short-line railroad between Mexico and Fulton says he plans to reopen the line if he finds enough interest for rail shipping in the Fulton area.

Downtown traffic lights may be fixed this week

After months of issues, city officials say there may finally be a solution this week to problems with the traffic lights at the intersections of Fifth and Market streets and Sixth and Market Streets.

Mokane scheduled to raise sewer rates, again

The city council here discussed the recent decision to raise the community’s sewer and water rates during a brief meeting Monday night.

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No one hurt in Sunday electrical fire

No one was home when an electrical fire Sunday night caused about $50,000 in damages to the Fulton residence of Nick Miller at 521 S. Westminster Ave.

Burglary risk rises near holidays

It’s a crime of opportunity, and one not always predictable. And, according to the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department, it is rare that a burglar knows who they are stealing from.

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Lady Hornets take home opener against Boonville

The Hornets opened up their home schedule with a 50-38 win over the North Central Missouri Conference opponent Boonville Pirates on Monday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Monday, December 6

Police chief again outlines enforcement of indoor smoking ban

Fulton Director of Administration Bill Johnson has said a number of times over the past few weeks that the city is not going to be overzealous in enforcement of the new indoor smoking ban in Fulton.

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Fire damages Fulton residence

The Fulton Fire Department was dispatched for a residential structure fire at 521 S. Westminster Ave. at 8:45 pm. Sunday.

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Native of South Africa pursues degree at WWU

When William Woods junior Jessica Bargate speaks, people have a hard time placing where she is from.

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Natural gas leak causes street closures Friday morning

Both the Fulton Fire and Gas Departments responded to a natural gas leak Friday morning, closing off the area around the broken gas line to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

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Parade continues despite cold weather

Hundreds of Fulton and Callaway County residents braved low temperatures and icy winds Saturday afternoon to watch the annual Fulton Jaycees Christmas Parade, led by Grand Marshall Joe Crane.

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Lady Hornets tumble in fifth-place game

Kayla Oetterer put up a game-high 15 points Friday night to maneuver No. 8 seed New Haven past the No. 7 Fulton Lady Hornets 46-30 in the fifth-place game of the Montgomery County Invitational Tournament.

Brandt, Bulldogs top Callaway all-district football picks

Led by senior Will Brandt — a two-way, first-team pick — the South Callaway Bulldogs placed six players on the 2010 Class 2 all-district football team announced this past week.

T-Birds overcome turnover troubles, turn back Wildcats

There was one number that North Callaway Thunderbirds basketball coach Tim Turlington just couldn’t get past.

William Woods AD York to retire in June 2011

William Woods University athletic director Larry York will retire June 30, 2011, school president Jahnae H. Barnett announced Thursday. York has served as the school’s AD since January 2000.

Saturday, December 4

Boone County jury convicts man of harassing judge

A Boone County jury has found a 56-year-old Hartsburg man guilty of charges related to harassing a Boone County judge.

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Fulton smoking ban takes effect today

A discussion session intended to answer questions from local business owners regarding the new indoor smoking ban which takes effect today in Fulton provided a few surprises Thursday.

Friday, December 3

Fulton students learn perils of steroid use

It’s not news that steroids are dangerous.

Christmas event organized to help cancer survivors

Several area dancers and singers are banding together Sunday for one purpose — to raise funds in the fight against cancer.

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Author talks to local kids about writing

Students at Bush Elementary School got a treat on Thursday. They learned about poems and types of poems from Missouri author Judy Young.

Cold temperatures mean home winterization

With cold temperatures arriving in Mid-Missouri, homes can be susceptible to damage from freezing pipes.

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Hornets win Baldwin’s debut, move on to championship

A halftime lead of seven points had been whittled down to one.

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Smoking Q&A reveals more restraints

A discussion session intended to answer questions from local business owners regarding the new indoor smoking ban in Fulton provided a few surprises for those in attendance Thursday afternoon.

Hornets wrestling team records dual victories

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team’s collective concentration may have strayed at times, but it was still able to pick up a pair of dual victories.

Thursday, December 2

Patrol to begin crackdown to arrest intoxicated drivers

Missouri State Highway Patrol officers in Callaway County will be working additional hours next week in a special enforcement effort to find motorists who are driving while intoxicated.

Electronic waste recycling set Saturday at FHS

Central Missouri residents will have an opportunity to recycle electronic waste items Saturday at Fulton High School.

Lady Hornets pick up first victory

The Fulton Lady Hornets were proactive in response to head coach Jenny Preiss’ pep talk.

No. 18 Bobcats drop Owls to 1-8 on season

Jared Howerton hit a game-high 23 points Tuesday night to steer nationally-ranked College of the Ozarks to an 84-68 victory over the William Woods University Owls at Anderson Arena.

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Fire erupts in Ovid Bell Press

Employees were able to return to work at The Ovid Bell Press Wednesday not long after they evacuated the building due to a fire.

Wednesday, December 1

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State Treasurer Zweifel proud of work done over two years

The office of State Treasurer is critical during times of economic crisis, so when Clint Zweifel was elected two years ago, he was ready to hit the ground running.

Zweifel begins discussion on mental health in Missouri

Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel thinks Missouri has a serious problem with helping our mentally ill.

Callaway Singers to present Christmas Concert

The Callaway Singers will present their annual Christmas Concert Dec. 9 in Fulton with guest conductor David Rice.

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Hornets wrestling team coasts to opening victory

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team got its 2010-11 season off to a strong start Tuesday night, easily conquering Fatima 60-11 at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

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Baldwin moves from assistant to become Hornets’ head man

Coaching basketball was never the long-term goal for Marques Baldwin.

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Fire spreads through ductwork at The Ovid Bell Press

Firefighters were called to The Ovid Bell Press, 1201 Bluff St., at around 8 a.m. today to put out a fire that started in the northeast section of the building.

City to host no-smoking discussion

In response to queries from local businesses, the City of Fulton is hosting a no-smoking discussion Tuesday to help residents and business owners better understand how the new law will be implemented.

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Cub Scouts to honor veterans with float

August Cross painstakingly punched a snowflake boarder on a small piece of green construction paper Tuesday night, making sure to get the spacing just right before moving on to twining two sparkly pipe cleaners together to make a hook. The 8-year-old member of Cub Scout Pack 255 in Mokane wanted to make sure the backdrop for one of his favorite people was perfect before hanging it on the tree for his troop’s float for the Fulton Jaycees Christmas Parade on Saturday.