Tuesday, November 30
For Principal Joe Gulino and the students and faculty at St. Peter Catholic School, the loss of electricity for a little more than an hour ended up being “no biggie.”
Those who want to add a little appreciation of history to their holiday experience this season can join in on a tour of Fulton Victorian homes.
It was an ad in The Fulton Sun that drew Bartley first grade teacher Kathleen Wilson to a project for her classroom — filling boxes for soldiers. Debo Funeral Home provided the boxes, and will pay for the shipping when the boxes are returned and filled for military personnel overseas.
The Blue Jays were not able to put together consecutive wins, losing 74-60 to Augsburg in the first game of the Snyder Classic on Friday evening. Westminster shot 49 percent from the field against Augsburg (3-0).
Three Christmas parades will kick off the holiday season this weekend in Callaway County.
Now that Cyber Monday has passed, may we suggest Try-On Tuesday, Customer Service Saturday or Capital Improvements Sunday?
Monday, November 29
Missouri’s Capitol lost power at 11:08 a.m. Monday
A wide variety of crafts will be available for possible holiday gifts during the seventh annual New Bloomfield Schools Craft Show on Saturday.
Ameren Missouri is making an effort to recruit military veterans in Callaway County with technical skills needed at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant and also for other jobs available in the company.
During the weekend, Sportsmen Against Hunger began to distribute donated venison to food charities in Callaway County and throughout Central Missouri.
For more than five years, the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce has been holding a silent auction to raise funds its operation.
Regardless of the fact that it’s been almost 70 years since he enlisted to serve during World War II, George Warden can still clearly recall dates, places and circumstances during his three and half years in the army.
Sunday, November 28
To Harold: Maybe you have not heard out where you live, but capitalism has fallen on hard times. We do not practice it much in this country these days. Well, not in the power centers of America. We have a new thing now. It is “too big to fail.”
Friday, November 26
What else would the local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation choose to donate to SERVE but turkeys?
There’s nothing Emma Trent enjoys more than tying on her skates and rolling around the rink.
It was a dandy dozen for both the South Callaway Bulldogs and North Callaway Thunderbirds.
For “25 years and four months” her smiling face has been the first thing customers see when they walk into the Fulton Wal-Mart.
To many, Thanksgiving is about being grateful for what you have and sharing with those that don’t. Wednesday afternoon, the members of Saint James United Methodist Church in Fulton put that theory to practice as they invited Westminster College students still in town to a holiday dinner.
Wednesday, November 24
The Fulton City Council approved several resolutions and ordinances Tuesday night that will allow for improvements to city operations, including a new temperature control system at city hall and the latest attempt to solve overflow issues at one of the city’s lift stations.
Holts Summit man was killed in a fiery, single-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning in Jefferson City.
With the help of a $300,000 grant, the YMCA of Callaway County Friday opened an new fitness center annex on the campus of Fulton State Hospital.
Every day is a day of thanksgiving for Dona McKinney.
Brandon Ward logged a team-high seven points Monday night as the South Callaway Middle School seventh-grade Bulldogs reached the .500 mark with a 30-24 win over Columbia Catholic.
Prospects for a second nuclear reactor at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant may not be as quick or as certain as Gov. Jay Nixon indicated in last week’s surprise press conference on the steps of the Governor’s Mansion.
With implementation of the indoor smoking ban looming, Fresh Air Fulton once again is offering its free smoking cessation program, this time in conjunction with the Callaway County Health Department.
Tuesday, November 23
When Soup Kitchen president Anne Erbschloe recently learned that Callaway County’s homeless have no resources for food over the weekends she was appalled, and immediately took steps to rectify the situation.
Fifth grade students at McIntire Elementary School were full of questions for their guest speaker on Monday.
The Board of Aldermen Monday night approved a $2.1 million city budget for 2011 that carries a 3 percent pay raise for all city employees.
The Blue Jays got their first win of the season with a 63-53 over Hendrix College in the second game of the Greenville College Classic on Saturday. The win moved the Blue Jays to 1-1 on the season.
Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, said Monday she is delighted Missouri’s utilities have banded together to help seek a site permit for a second reactor at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant.
Monday, November 22
North Callaway Assistant Superintendent Sandy Haskins had good news for the school board Thursday night when she gave her update on the district's Adequate Yearly Progress status.
The Soup Kitchen once again will host its annual Thanksgiving meal Thursday, this year at Finally Tammy's in Fulton.
Joshua Maylee appeared in Callaway County Court on Friday via video-conference from Boone County for a counsel status hearing.
Four people are behind bars after a search warrant at a Kingdom City residence uncovered a possible meth lab.
Area customers recently helped a Fulton Casey’s General Store beat out other Casey’s stores across the Midwest for the most money earned for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Lady Blue Jays prevailed by a score of 65-60 to get the team’s first-ever win over Hendrix College on Saturday afternoon. Westminster was competing in the Greenville Classic, beating Hendrix (1-2) for the first time in 13 all-time meetings dating back to the 1993-1994 season.
Callaway schools are excited for the possibility of growth that would come with the expansion of the power plant.
Fulton business leaders have been working through the DREAM project to begin a revitalization of downtown, but the addition of a second reactor at the Ameren UE Callaway Power Plant could help that process along.
Stuffed animals and baby bibs have invaded the National Churchill Museum this month.
Sunday, November 21
Public colleges and universities share a symbiotic relationship with state government. Gov. Jay Nixon alluded to that relationship last week when he predicted leaner higher education allocations, but encouraged institutions to forgo tuition hikes and seek greater efficiencies.
Saturday, November 20
The latest change in filing for Jefferson City offices resulted in fewer candidates.
Friday, November 19
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon today announced an agreement with key energy companies across the state to begin the process to construct a second nuclear power plant in Missouri, while protecting the interests of consumers.
Ninth District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer Thursday voted to support a proposal to terminate taxpayer funding of National Public Radio (NPR).
The New Bloomfield R-3 School Board Thursday night decided to seek proposals from private firms to operate the school's food service program.
When proposed to do a Fun Run during her junior year in high school, Cheryl Held thought nothing of it.
The Fulton Hornets and Lady Hornets varsity basketball teams will conduct scrimmages starting at 7:15 tonight as part of a “Meet the Hornets” event at the high school’s Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Students at South Callaway Middle School learned about science and physics in relation to space exploration on Thursday.
WILLIAMSBURG — North Callaway Schools’ annual audit report was not as positive for fiscal year 2010 as it has been for the previous few years.
The Fulton School Board approved qualifications during a special meeting Thursday for a contractor to perform the lighting upgrade project.
Thursday, November 18
More than six years after his son, Ryan Ferguson, was arrested for the slaying of Columbia Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt, Bill Ferguson continues to believe his son is innocent and fights to prove it.
To try and get motorists to buckle up, certain law enforcement agencies across the state are taking part in a “Click it or Ticket” mobilization today.
Missouri’s net payroll fell by 2,900 jobs in October and the state’s unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a point to 9.4 percent during the month.
After staying in business for 68 years, Taylor’s Jewelry, 518 Court St., is closing its doors.
As holiday shoppers eagerly anticipate Black Friday sales next week, organizers of SERVE’s Adopt-a-Family are hoping they might take advantage of some of those deals for the benefit of the children enrolled in the program.
Wednesday, November 17
Members of the Fulton Traffic Commission decided Tuesday to recommend the city place caution signs near the new fire station under construction on Tennyson Road.
The fate of a plaque honoring World War I veterans that used to hang on Liberty Bridge was the main topic of Tuesday’s Historic Preservation Commission meeting.
As other governing bodies in the area struggle to prepare budgets for fiscal year 2011, Callaway County Ambulance District Director Charles Anderson had good news for his board of directors Tuesday night.
The world really does seem like a stage to Moriah Turick who spends much of her free time on it.
Completion of the roundabout in Fulton will be delayed, a state highway official said Tuesday.
With the indoor smoking ban to go into effect on Saturday, Dec. 4, the City of Fulton is working to notify local business owners about how the new law will impact them and how it will be implemented.
Westminster College Lady Blue Jays head coach Tracey Braden sensed a bit of hesitance in her players when she asked them to embrace the notion of a press defense.
The William Woods University Owls shot a lackluster 30 percent Tuesday night in tumbling to 0-6 after a 64-42 loss to Central Methodist University at Anderson Arena.
Tuesday, November 16
No citizens appeared at a Board of Aldermen public hearing Monday night on a $7 million revenue bond proposal to build a new sewage treatment system.
Ninth District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, says it is possible the lame duck session of Congress may approve an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.
Last year, the Koelling Family Chiropractic offices decided to raise money for the Callaway County United Way. They were able to raise $750.
In 1927, Fulton downtown businesses began hosting a Christmas program. Businesses kept their windows covered until a set time, when all the businesses revealed their lighted windows at once.
The Blue Jays dropped their season-finale to Upper Midwest Athletic Conference opponent St. Scholastica 34-28 at Priest Field on Saturday. Westminster (5-5, 3-3 UMAC) were outgained 345-321 by the visiting Saints (7-3, 5-2 UMAC) as they were unable to end the season on a three-game winning streak.
Hunters who happened to have a deer in their vehicle and be driving on Highway 54 near the Route F overpass in Fulton were pulled over during a “spot check” on Sunday.
Monday, November 15
Fulton Police Friday arrested James J. Dooley, 49, on a Class B felony charge of driving while intoxicated-chronic offender.
About a dozen Fulton area elementary school students used their imaginations to create brief radio scripts Saturday morning at the Churchill Museum in Fulton.
When last seen running off Faurot Field, the Missouri Tigers were basking in the glow of a historic 36-27 victory over the then-BCS No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners.
A job action effort by a union wanting to organize employees of Glov-Con Construction Co. of Fulton have been picketing part of the time during working hours at the construction site for the new Fulton Fire Station on Tennyson Road.
Friday, November 12
A two-year process for Missouri Girl’s Town is over, with positive results.
Cheers echoed the gym at South Callaway High School Wednesday evening. The cheers were not for the South Callaway basketball team, but for 137 students who received gold medals at the 10th annual Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards.
In the time of World War II, people sat by their radios to get the latest news, hear entertaining radio shows and listen to music. As television became more popularity and a necessity in many homes, the popularity of the radio shrank.
A North Callaway school bus ended up on its side after an 8:15 a.m. crash on Wednesday.
Lt. Col. Hadley Turner told more than 100 Fulton area residents Tuesday night that his success as a command officer in combat was possible only because of the training he received growing up in Fulton.
Wanting to voice concerns over possible “open enrollment” legislative action, South Callaway School District board members hope to soon hold a meeting between state legislators and educators, superintendents and board members from across Callaway County.
The No. 16 William Woods University Lady Owls shot 52 percent in the second half Wednesday night to pull away for a 72-49 manhandling of Missouri Valley College at Anderson Arena.
Days after a 28-23 loss at Martin Luther on Oct. 16, and with his team reeling from a lack of consistency on the field, Westminster College head coach John Welty implemented a new emotional barometer for the Blue Jays.
In his first speech after the first major loss of his political career, U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton made no bones about it: “I can’t deny that I wish the outcome of my particular election had turned out differently.”
As one Callaway County superintendent raised concerns this week at the possibility this could be the year open enrollment legislation successfully passes through the state legislature, other local educators voiced their opinions as to how that would affect Missouri schools.
As it has been for the past two years, when Fulton Public Schools Superintendent Jacque Cowherd presented the school board with financial projections through 2013 during Wednesday night’s meeting, the picture was not pretty.
Thursday, November 11
A Fulton man was arrested early Wednesday morning after police believe he stole a vehicle from the owner’s residence.
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a thief who stole 2,500 feet of heavy gage copper wire.
The William Woods University men’s soccer team completed its season with a 3-0 loss to Park University in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament Tuesday.
About 50 Missouri teachers Tuesday toured the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant and learned not only how the plant generates electricity but also how to inform their students about many jobs available at the plant.
As Americans take time today to honor those who have served our country in the armed forces, a local institution is asking Callaway County residents with loved ones who are veterans to help create a tribute to that service.
“I just wanted a way to honor our veterans that are still serving and who have served.”
Wednesday, November 10
Authorities in central Missouri say three people were hurt when a pickup truck clipped a school bus on Interstate 70, flipping the bus on its side.
Although average gas prices across Missouri are lower than the national average, Missouri prices per gallon have actually gone up more than the national average in the past week.
The William Woods University women’s soccer team’s season came to an end Monday night in a 3-0 loss to No. 17 McKendree University in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.
Twenty years ago, they were involved with President Ronald Reagan’s dedication of Edwina Sandys’ “Breakthrough” sculpture on the Westminster College campus, marking the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall the year before.
Tuesday, November 9
Two decades after it was placed on the Westminster College campus, Edwina Sandys’ “Breakthrough” sculpture continues to serve as a centerpiece for discussion on freedom and democracy.
Workers began laying concrete in the circle of the roundabout this week.
The appointment of Associate Circuit Judge Christine Carpenter of Columbia as Circuit Judge by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon means the 13th Judicial Circuit, which includes Boone and Callaway counties, no longer has a full circuit judge from Callaway County.
The Beta House Philanthropy week works with major national organizations like the Salvation Army, American Cancer Society and others, but this year, a new group will be in the mix of beneficiaries from the Westminster Greek organization — Fulton residents.
For the first time, the Callaway County YMCA will open a second YMCA location in Fulton. The new facility will be on the campus of Fulton State Hospital.
It’s not difficult to discover where Scott Kronk’s heart is for anyone who visits his home on William Woods Avenue.
This had been a season of venturing into new territory for the No. 6 ranked South Callaway Bulldogs.
The Blue Jays won back-to-back games for the first time this season with a 39-7 victory at MacMurray College on Saturday afternoon in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play.
Monday, November 8
South Callaway head coach Tim Rulo believes that making a deep playoff run means pulling out all of the stops.
Fulton sophomore Jenny McCarty keeps moving up at the state cross country championships.
The William Woods University Lady Owls soccer team used two first-half goals to beat Hannibal-LaGrange 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament at Firley Field on Friday.
Authorities this week transferred Josh Maylee from the Callaway County Jail to Boone County’s Jail.
Exhibits featuring watercolor art by Mary Randolph of Fulton and American outsider folk art by Jesse Howard, the famed “sign painter” from Fulton, will open Tuesday at William Woods University.
Sunday, November 7
Cole County deputies arrested a Callaway County man wanted on several charges stemming from an August foot chase near Holts Summit.
“We’re people too.” That is the message Callaway County’s homeless population wants to share with their more fortunate neighbors. They want to be acknowledged as being people who are just as valuable as everyone else.
Friday, November 5
Police Friday morning identified a dead homeless man found Thursday in Fulton as John Alexander, 44, who was from the Fulton area.
After participating in the 1990 dedication of the “Breakthrough” Berlin Wall sculpture at Westminster College, former U.S. Attorney Gen. John Ashcroft will return to Fulton Tuesday for the 20th anniversary celebration of the sculpture.
Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, has been elected as the Missouri House majority assistant floor leader.
Thursday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond received a fond farewell as the champion of biotechnology from some of the people who know the most about the subject.
The first time Marcile Hickman worked an election was 70 years ago. She was only 19, not even legally eligible to be an election judge, since back then the voting age was still 21.
This is the 92nd annual recognition of Veteran’s Day and two local veterans' organizations are planning their annual dinner for the holiday.
Having just ended a three-game losing streak with a 27-9 win over Northwestern (Minn.) College in Minneapolis, the Westminster College Blue Jays let out a collective sigh that was equal parts joy and relief.
The No. 16 William Woods University Lady Owls, after watching a 12-point halftime lead vanish, rallied for a 64-61 victory over Benedictine (Kan.) College in Wednesday night’s season opener at Anderson Arena.
The Fulton Police Department worked Thursday to identify the body of a homeless man found in a vacant lot near 101 E. Tenth St.
Although City of Fulton officials were proceeding Wednesday with plans to place an ordinance based on the smoking ban approved by city residents on Tuesday on the budget for the next city council meeting, information uncovered Thursday morning proved those plans unnecessary.
Thursday, November 4
Statewide voter turnout neared 50 percent during the off-year election, and some counties reached as high as 61 percent, but County Clerk Linda Love said Callaway County was average for this type of election.
When Dennis L. Crane’s home number and caller ID showed up on an automated phone call to the Rocktree Apartments Wednesday morning, the manager was concerned if it was actually from Sheriff Crane.
Although all the contested races in Callaway County went to Republicans, the three uncontested circuit judge positions remained with Democrats—one of those offices going to Associate Circuit Judge Carol England.
Republican Ed Martin is demanding an investigation of possible voter fraud after narrowly losing the election for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District to Democratic incumbent Rep. Russ Carnahan.
The South Callaway Bulldogs made it look rather easy in obtaining their first-ever playoff win.
William Woods University’s Jenny Mueller logged her 100th career victory as a head coach in the Lady Owls’ 25-22, 25-23, 24-26, 22-25 and 15-13 AMC win over Park University on Tuesday night.
Six forced turnovers and a second-half shutout.
Although she was unopposed in Tuesday’s general election, Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, campaigned hard and garnered 98.42 percent of the vote in her 20th District of the Missouri House, which includes Fulton and the southern part of Callaway County.
After 20 years in the courtroom as the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney, Bob Sterner soon will learn what it’s like on the other side of the bench.
Now that Fulton voters have given the okay to a ban on smoking inside city businesses, the Fulton City Council is set to enact an ordinance to help with enforcement of that ban.
Wednesday, November 3
A torrent of Republican votes Tuesday wrested control from Democrats of the Callaway County Commission and all other contested county offices.
With the defeat of her opponent in Tuesday’s election, Judy Groner said she is ready to get started in her role as the new Callaway County Circuit Clerk.
Republican Christine Kleindienst Tuesday won the race for Callaway County recorder, topping Democrat Gabe Craighead by a vote of 7,755 to 5,645, a margin of 58 percent to 42 percent.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds are no stranger to their next opponent, the Bowling Green Bobcats. The catch being that they usually meet during the regular season.
The South Callaway Bulldogs can exhale, knowing that they don’t face staggering odds as the overwhelming underdog.
In a Callaway County general election marked by victories for his party, Republican Christopher Wilson achieved a solid victory of Democratic opponent Leah Williamson Baker, taking 64 percent of the vote.
Tuesday, November 2
Patrons of Fulton businesses soon will be breathing smoke-free air after Fresh Air Fulton’s question to prohibit smoking in enclosed places of employment — including restaurants and bars — won a close race Tuesday with 53.85 percent of the vote.
One year after questioning school officials regarding how discipline issues were affecting student performance, parent Rich Garwood returned to the New Bloomfield School Board to ask what progress has been made in the time since.
Tuesday night’s Fulton City Council meeting was business as usual, including updates on current projects such as GPS tracking units in city vehicles, the new fire station and demolition of the old power plant.
The Blue Jays turned around a recent trend of falling behind early in games by taking the lead and keeping it in a 27-9 victory over the Northwestern College Eagles at the Dome Day game on Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs and T-Birds cross country teams competed in the Class 2, District 7 championships on Saturday.
Sometimes you just run into a team that turns out to be better. That was the case on Saturday evening for the Fulton Hornets volleyball team.
Only Missouri’s two largest cities have an “earnings tax,” a 1 percent additional tax on the income of people who live in, or work in, St. Louis and Kansas City.
An accident shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday left two Fulton residents seriously injured.
Tea Party Patriots from around Central Missouri gathered Monday night in Fulton for an election eve prayer meeting.
Monday, November 1
Facing three counts of first-degree murder, a Holts Summit man appeared Friday afternoon in a Callaway County courtroom, a day after he was captured in what authorities had called a statewide manhunt.
Missourians go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to approve or reject Proposition B, a controversial initiative measure imposing new restrictions on Missouri dog breeders.
Heavy traffic on a U.S. 54 off ramp has prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to erect all-way stop signs in Holts Summit at the intersection of the U.S. 54 eastbound ramp at Route AA and Route OO.
Helmet in hand and walking with a slight limp out of the locker room Friday night, Fulton senior running back Jordan Kelley sported a pair of red, teary eyes and a contradicting smile on his face.
With experience and a home-court advantage, the possibility of the Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team coming out exhibiting any sort of nerves might seem odd. But that’s exactly what happened.
Warrensburg came up with the match’s only goal in the 13th minute of the first half Thursday night to shut out the Fulton Hornets soccer team 1-0.