Stories for April 2011

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Friday, April 29

Our Opinion: Respect and prepare for natural phenomena

Missouri’s celebration of Earth Day today offers an ideal opportunity to emphasize respect for natural phenomena.

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Community members hold rally for Workers Memorial Day

Members of the community and surrounding areas gathered in Veterans Park Thursday for Workers Memorial Day to sound off on issues regarding workers’ rights.

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Walmart grand re-opening set today

After 10 weeks of remodeling, the Fulton Walmart Supercenter at 1701 N. Bluff St. will celebrate a grand re-opening to be unveiled at 8 a.m. today.

Cundiff-Kee partnership spark No. 10 Thunderbirds

A good catcher is perhaps the warmest of security blankets for a pitcher. For North Callaway senior right-hander Grant Cundiff, that catcher is senior Zak Kee.

Hornets stay on streak, pocket fifth straight win

Senior designated hitter Ben Menke blasted a grand slam and senior right fielder Nick Christensen added a two-run shot Thursday night as the surging Fulton Hornets humbled Hallsville 12-3.

Lincoln topples Owls in regular-season finale

The William Woods University Owls committed six errors and managed just six hits in bowing to the NCAA Division II Lincoln University 16-6 in Wednesday night’s regular-season finale at Owls Field.

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Westminster honors Fulton general

Maj. Gen. Byron S. Bagby, who grew up in Fulton and is a 1978 graduate of Westminster College, has received the 2011 Westminster Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award.

Thursday, April 28

Our Opinion: Be aware, open-minded about autism

Autism spectrum disorders, as its name implies, is multi-faceted.

Overweight trucks can move crops, animals

To help deal with the need to move grain away from flooded areas in Missouri, load limits on trucks have been increased 10 percent on some roads.

Auxvasse seeks grant to supply water services

In order to save cost to the city, Auxvasse is seeking a federal grant to assist with providing water services.

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Ladybirds take title at inaugural Pinto Invitational

Aisha Lindsey broke a 13-year-old school record by taking first place in the 100 meters Tuesday, helping steer the North Callaway girls’ track and field team to the championship at the first-ever California Pinto Invitational.

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Prairie Fork lends itself to Earth Day education

Fourth-grader Sofia Hansert races across the wet grass at Prairie Fork Conservation Area pushing an old tire.

Wednesday, April 27

Gov. Nixon criticized for stance on employment reform bill

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce Tuesday criticized Gov. Jay Nixon’s stand on legislation designed to reform state employment laws.

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Nickelson flirts with no-hitter as Hornets flatten Spartans

Through 4 1/3 innings, Fulton junior starter Jake Nickelson toed the rubber and pursued perfection like every pitcher sets out to do but doesn’t ever talk about for superstition’s sake.

T-Birds’ Latham collects MMC medalist honors

Kyle Latham has undergone quite a transformation on the golf course in a year’s time.

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Callaway agencies plan for disaster aftermath

About 50 representatives of local government agencies and volunteer organizations met Tuesday in Fulton to discuss how to coordinate social services after a major natural disaster.

Tuesday, April 26

Flood warnings issued for Callaway County

A flood warning in Callaway County has been issued by the National Weather service for this week along the Missouri River and possible flash flooding in other rivers and creeks throughout much of Central Missouri.

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New Bloomfield superintendent to start in July

As a marathon runner, David Tramel loves a challenge.

HS to add motorcycle to police fleet

A motorcycle will be joining the fleet of police vehicles in Holts Summit.

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Fulton teen competes for spot in American Miss pageant

Not shying away from the spotlight, but rather finding opportunities to head straight for it, is how Bethany Schneider rolls.

William Woods splits home weekend doubleheader

The Owls six game winning streak came to an end with a loss to Park University in the back half of a home-ending doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.

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Poker face

Fritz Nowlin of Brick City Customs in Mexico brought his red Harley Davidson motorcycle to participate in a poker run Saturday afternoon at the Fulton VFW.

Monday, April 25

William Woods records tumble at Central Missouri Relays

WARRENSBURG — William Woods University sophomore Anthony Stockton broke his own school record in the men’s shot put with a third-place finish at the University of Central Missouri Relays on Friday.

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Fulton theater project to recall 9/11

The only thing Fulton High School sophomore Cynthia Fague remembers about Sept. 11, 2001, is that lunch recess was cut short that day.

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Maylee bound over on triple homicide charges

Facing triple homicide charges, Joshua Maylee of Holts Summit was bound over Friday for a May 2 arraignment in Callaway County Circuit Court.

Saturday, April 23

Our Opinion: Senators move to modernize domestic violence laws

Missouri senators deserve to be commended for unanimous passage of a practical, updated domestic violence law.

Friday, April 22

Our Opinion: Striving for a practical compromise on Prop. B

If the energy, letters and money spent on Proposition B is any indication, animal welfare issues obviously spark passion and emotion.

NoCal school district votes to hire custodial company

After much discussion and debate over whether to contract out North Callaway School District’s custodial and maintenance services, the board voted to do so.

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$1 million country estate donated to WWU as presidential residence

A 15-acre country estate valued at $1 million has been donated to William Woods University to be used as a presidential residence while the current home of President Jahnae H. Barnett is converted into an alumni and visitors’ center.

No. 10 Wildcats trample Tuscumbia in 20-1 romp

Through eight games, the New Bloomfield Wildcats have been consistent with one thing: loud and productive bats.

Schulte, Lady Owls stage comeback, gain AMC split

Junior pitcher Kelsey Schulte gave the William Woods University Lady Owls a prod at the plate.

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New Bloomfield schools hires new superintendent

The New Bloomfield R-3 School District Board of Education Thursday night voted to offer the district superintendent’s job to Paul David Tramel of Canton.

Thursday, April 21

Deaf awareness, fundraiser draws in community

Students, faculty and members of the community will be lacing up their running shoes to take part in the first Missouri School for the Deaf Parents’ Organization 5K Run/Walk.

CCAD adds new positions

The Callaway County Ambulance District is adding two new positions in order to ensure its employees are better prepared to provide patient care.

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Hornets smother Kirksville behind big fourth inning

Senior third baseman Joel Matthews and junior left fielder Jake Abbott both had two-run singles to fuel a six-run fourth inning Wednesday night, helping direct the Fulton Hornets to a 7-0 NCMC victory over Kirksville.

Holts Summit hunts funds for radar-equipped speed limit sign

Local municipalities in the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) are on the hunt for public funds and may find them in what is becoming a common source.

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Schools foundation seeks 50 supporters

The Fulton Public Schools Foundation is on the hunt for local supporters of public education.

Our Opinion: Let conversation on nuclear plant continue

A procedural move blocking legislation on financing a new nuclear plant is indicative of a larger problem — opposing factions remain too far apart. And the disparity over financing may indicate a larger disagreement on the future of nuclear power.

Wednesday, April 20

Our Opinion: Dual emphasis will challenge new leaders

New representation can bring fresh ideas and approaches to existing issues and initiatives.

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Fulton teacher wins Golden Apple

“She is always kind and nice. She loves giving not getting.”

So. Callaway hit with hail

Most of Fulton escaped a hail storm that battered much of Callaway County early Tuesday morning but a tornado watch and a hazardous weather warning was issued Tuesday afternoon and night for the Mid-Missouri counties of Callaway, Audrain, Boone, Cole, Camden, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, and Osage.

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Local man deploys today to Afghanistan

SPC Jarryd Lapp of Fulton will be deployed today for Afghanistan as a member of a U.S. Army Reserves cargo handling unit.

Hornets golf team takes seventh place at Moberly Invite

The Fulton Hornets golf team shot a combined score of 330 to finish seventh out of nine large-school teams in the Moberly Invitational on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, April 19

Owls sweep back-to-back AMC doubleheaders

The Owls swept back-to-back double headers against American Midwest Conference opponent McKendree on Sunday and Monday. The victories improved William Woods to 28-13 on the season and 13-5 in AMC play.

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Hornets open up new field with a win over Fatima

The Hornets won their second straight game as they opened up their new baseball stadium with a 4-3 win over the Fatima Comets on Monday afternoon. Former Hornets head coach Darrell Davis threw out the ceremonial first pitch and served as honorary coach for Fulton.

Accident leads to drug arrest in Callaway

Three Fulton residents were injured in a one-car accident Sunday in Callaway County and the driver was arrested on four felony drug charges.

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New barber shop opens in Fulton

The Downtown Barber Shop opened for business for the first time Monday morning at 7 West Fifth St. in downtown Fulton.

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Civil War marker dedicated at Westminster

City begins four-year observance of sesquicentennial

The City of Fulton Saturday started its four-year commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial with the dedication of a Civil War historic panel on the campus of Westminster College.

Sunday, April 17

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Area apple grower continues providing hand-picked harvest

Leemer Cernohlavck believes in a product he can take a bite out of. The 73-year-old Millersburg man has been in the apple business since first planting his orchard in the fall of 1988.

Fulton residents to see no changes in trash service

The Fulton landfill may stop accepting trash on April 29, but it will be business as usual for municipal trash customers starting May 2. The destination for their solid waste will change, but despite concerns, everything else — pickup days, rates, etc. — will remain the same.

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NB youth dance their way to Native American powwows

Three New Bloomfield teens have chosen to dance to the beat of a different drum — a Native American one. Ethan Viet and Joe and Mikel Thompson all participate in Native American-style powwow dancing around the state. They are a part of Venturing, which is a youth development program within the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are ages 13 to 21. Their local club, Venture Crew 3428, focuses on powwow dancing and includes members from Mexico, Columbia, Jefferson City and California.

Four traffic signals to be changed in Fulton

First roundabouts, now flashing yellow left turn yield arrow lights. Motorists soon will experience flashing yellow left turn yield arrow lights at four state road intersections in Fulton.

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Lady Hornets return to form, win division at Moberly tourney

The Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team made the necessary repairs to rise out of its temporary rut.

Hornets to play inaugural game on new baseball field Monday

Six weeks in and the Fulton Hornets baseball team will finally have a true home game.

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Wounded Marine returns to 'support' of home

When it was clear he would not be returning to active duty after being shot while out on patrol in Afghanistan, Marine and Callaway native Tyler Huffman knew exactly where he wanted to be: Home.

Friday, April 15

FPS seek options to feed youth over summer break

With only six weeks left in the 2010-11 school year, and the knowledge that more and more area families are signing up for assistance through SERVE, Inc. — 52 new households in March alone — Fulton Public Schools are looking for a way to make sure area youth don’t go hungry during the upcoming three-month summer vacation.

Council OKs Smart Grid bid

Eighteen months after receiving a Department of Energy grant to install a smart grid system to read its utility meters, the City of Fulton has awarded a bid to install that system.

Three bids received Thursday for New Bloomfield trash service

Three bids to provide weekly trash service to New Bloomfield residents were opened Thursday night by the Board of Aldermen.

SoCal grants one-step pay hikes averaging $700

A one-step salary schedule pay increase averaging about $700 per employee has been approved by the South Callaway R-2 Board of Education.

Hornets stop three-game slide with crazy comeback victory

What at first appeared unlikely transformed into a wild win for the Fulton Hornets baseball team.

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T-Birds battle back, ride late surge past Hallsville

Through nine games, the North Callaway Thunderbirds hadn’t been challenged much. A 3-1 win at Blair Oaks and a 7-6, come-from-behind victory at Fulton had been more the exception than the rule in North Callaway’s unprecedented 9-0 start to the season.

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Deaf dachshund’s story fetches fame

Seeing Sparky, a 1-year-old deaf dachshund, nosing his way around the Missouri School for the Deaf campus or snuggling in the arms of a student has become a common site at the school.

Thursday, April 14

Patrol probe reveals pedestrian victim was walking to work

A Fulton man who was killed at 4:23 a.m. Sunday morning was walking to work along U.S. 54 in the dark when he was hit by a car, an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol reveals.

Our Opinion: Derailed by the lure of federal dollars

The temptation to chase tax dollars with tax dollars provides a quintessential example of why government is going broke.

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Schroer arrested in Fulton

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Department arrested fugitive Travis M. Schroer, 29, Fulton, Wednesday night after he eluded a manhunt Tuesday evening and Wednesday in Callaway County.

FPS cut freshman sports in favor of seventh grade

After swearing in newly-elected members Linda Davis, Kevin Habjan and Scott King, the Fulton School Board took action on several issues during Wednesday night’s regular meeting — most notably voting to eliminate ninth-grade athletics and to increase food service prices.

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Coucil swears in new officers, settles water tower issue

The Fulton City Council welcomed two new members and reached a resolution on an ongoing debate regarding bringing the Keen Water Tower back into service during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

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Museum rings in royal wedding with celebration

Some members of the Callaway County community will join their neighbors “across the pond” in celebrating Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s big day.

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Mexico trips Lady Hornets soccer team

The Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team has suddenly hit a little snag.

Lady Owls swept by No. 24 Columbia College in AMC twinbill

The William Woods University Lady Owls softball team slipped back to the .500 mark after dropping an AMC doubleheader to visiting rival Columbia College on Wednesday.

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Ten still at large in Callaway County after narcotics roundup

Ten people still are wanted on narcotics charges after the execution of a large-scale arrest warrant roundup conducted by the MUSTANG and East Central drug task forces Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, April 13

Parole violator escapes from Callaway manhunt

A manhunt with helicopters and canines Tuesday evening failed to track down a man Callaway County authorities were seeking on probation violations after a short pursuit earlier in the evening.

Our Opinion: Burdensom issues raised by Fair Tax

Although the theory of a Fair Tax is appealing, the practical application raises concerns.

County to update EOC radio systems

The Callaway County Commission continues to improve radio communications at the Callaway County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Man injured Tuesday in construction zone accident on U.S. 63

A man was injured Tuesday morning during a highway construction zone accident and three people were hurt in two other accidents Monday afternoon in Callaway County.

CARDV expands services, sees more demand

The Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence has seen some big changes over the past year, including a significant increase in the number of clients served and a new counseling center.

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Hornets’ offense remains halted in Boonville loss

Generally speaking, there’s no such thing as a good bug. Bugs are usually meant to be squashed or disposed of and never seen again.

Anderson steers Hornets golf team to quad win

Junior JoeRyan Anderson shot a 6-over par 41 to claim medalist honors Tuesday, directing the Fulton Hornets golf team to a quadrangular win at Montgomery County Golf Club.

Auxvasse reorganizes board, discusses repairing Walnut Street

Swearing in newly elected officials and reorganizing the board was one of the main items covered during Tuesday night’s Auxvasse Board of Alderman meeting.

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In the spirit

Fulton High School seniors rehearse for their upcoming play, “Blithe Spirit.”

Tuesday, April 12

Our Opinion: Test your local knowledge of the Civil War

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Jefferson City’s role in the war is outlined in the Civil War Passport.

Fulton man arrested on DWI, drug charges

Timothy P. Brauner, 19, Fulton, is in Callaway County Jail after he was arrested by Fulton Police Sunday for illegal drug possession and driving while intoxicated by drugs.

NoCal district looks to privatize more services

Making each dollar in the district stretch has become a priority for North Callaway school board members.

Fulton man killed walking along U.S. 54

A Fulton man was killed at 4:23 a.m. Sunday when he was hit by a vehicle while he was walking in the roadway along U.S. 54 near County Road 220 in Callaway County.

State to offer sales tax holiday on some Energy Star appliances

Anyone thinking about buying an energy-efficient appliance, furnace or air conditioner might want to postpone the purchase a few days to qualify for a state sales tax exemption.

HS aldermen publicly support ‘expansion of a second nuclear plant in Callaway’

What could have turned into a lengthy discussion about a proposed resolution was cut short by quick thinking at the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen meeting Monday.

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New Churchill sculpture will point the way to the museum

“A shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Allied victory. ... From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.”

Monday, April 11

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Man jailed on sixth DWI charge

Michael R. Adams, 39, Fulton, is back in Callaway County Jail on a felony chronic offender charge of driving while intoxicated and driving while revoked.

CMCA fears future funding losses

Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) administrators are wondering if some programs administered by their agency will survive pending federal budget cuts.

Student’s parents file suit against SoCal school district

Parents of a South Callaway School District student are suing the district for allegedly violating the child’s rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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Hornets run into trouble vs. Pirates

Continuing the offensive efficiency from their two NCMC wins last week, the Fulton Hornets managed to put 12 runners on base in Friday night’s conference game against the Hannibal Pirates.

Lady Hornets maintain perfect mark

As a prelude to its looming showdown at Moberly, the Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team badgered another opponent into shooting blanks.

Lavy, T-Birds extend unprecedented start

The North Callaway Thunderbirds are sizzling like never before.

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Pit bull bite breeds debate

Recent incidents involving man’s best friend not being so friendly have resulted in Fulton asking some tough questions when it comes to canines.

Sunday, April 10

Our Opinion: Missouri posts advance in e-government

Access e-government via the state’s website and, ironically enough, up pops the latest about e-government.

Friday, April 8

Our Opinion: Imagine the possibilities; explore the opportunities

For the young child, the world presents a dazzling array of possibilities and opportunities.

Time's up: shutdown looms without agreement

A deadline looming, Congress' top Democrat accused Republicans on Friday of risking a government shutdown because they want to make it harder "for women to get cancer screenings."

Limited local impact expected if government shuts down

Although most Callaway County residents have only infrequent contact with federal services, some might be affected if the federal government shuts down this weekend because of a lack of a budget agreement.

Former Greenpeace director tells Mo. commerce group nuclear power is safe

Nuclear power as an energy source is going to grow in the future, Patrick Moore told Missourians attending the state Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s “Energy Future” conference Thursday.

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Lady Hornets keep shutout streak intact

For 480 minutes of play, the Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team had managed to keep opponents off the scoreboard.

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Fritz, Hornets claim second straight win, upend Mexico 7-3

Ryan Fritz was a force to be reckoned with both on the mound and at the plate.

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Fulton continues work to bury electric lines

Fulton Electric Department crews are working along Market Street this year as part of the city’s plan to remove downtown utility poles and move electrical and communication lines underground.

HSPD seeks man claiming to be police officer

The Holts Summit Police Department is looking for help in identifying a person who is portraying himself as a police officer.

Thursday, April 7

Our Opinion: Every tax dollar also counts

“Every Dollar Counts” served as a campaign slogan for Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

Senators soon could be debating nuclear bill

Missouri senators soon could be debating Ameren Missouri’s proposal to have ratepayers pay the costs of seeking an early site permit for a possible second nuclear power plant in Callaway County.

Callaway could see changes in prosecution of child support cases

The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office receives an average of 100 referrals for child support cases each year.

Fulton to consider including recycling in annual clean-up day

Saturday morning, hundreds of bright orange shirts will be seen scattered throughout the city as volunteers participate in the 11th annual Fulton Pride Day.

College students throw concert to benefit UW

Enjoying music for a good cause is what a group of Westminster College students hope to provide to those who come to their charity concert Saturday.

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Fulton grad sketches way into designing clothing line

Starting with simple designs, Fulton native Myles Branch created his very own clothing line that is now being sold in some California stores.

Lady Hornets’ Hamilton, Davis both win twice at Helias dual

Junior Corri Hamilton and senior Meghan Davis both won two events Tuesday to guide the Fulton Lady Hornets track and field team in a 99-45 dual loss at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

Watson, Owls stay on surge, trip No. 13 Union in 8-5 victory

Senior center fielder L.J. Watson had two hits, including a solo home run, and drove in two runs as William Woods University downed No. 13 Union (Tenn.) University 8-5 on Wednesday at Owls Field.

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Shaping superheroes

Shaping superheroes

Wednesday, April 6

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Hornets rebound, knock off Moberly for first NCMC win

The Fulton Hornets lost two games last week in two different, but equally disappointing, fashions.

Fulton school board to see change in leadership

When the Fulton School Board is reformed during its April 13 meeting, it will contain two new faces. In a close battle between six candidates for three open seats, newcomers Linda Davis and Kevin Habjan and incumbent Scott King came out ahead of incumbent Clint Smith and candidates Kathy Brandon and David (Rob) Hunter.

Siegel wins re-election to Board of Aldermen in New Bloomfield

In the New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen election Tuesday, incumbent Ward 2 Alderwoman Martha S. Siegel won re-election.

Holts Summit voters approve $7 million sewer bond issue

By a vote of 147 to 35, Holts Summit voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $7 million revenue bond issue to rebuild the city’s sewerage system.

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Experience wins in Fulton municipal races

Benton returns to lead council

With four incumbents returning as well as a former council member as the new mayor, there will be plenty of experience on the Fulton City Council for the next year. Ward 1 Councilman Wayne Chailland — the only incumbent to face an official opponent — defeated write-in Michael Harrison with 83.55 percent of the vote to join Ward 2 Council Members Mary Rehklau and Lowe Cannell and Ward 3 Alderman Richard Vaughn in returning for another term. Former council member LeRoy Benton won the mayor’s seat with 57.92 percent of the vote. In Ward 4, newcomer Rick Shiverdecker also had a commanding lead over write-in candidates Charles E. Williams Jr. and April Teel with 70.54 percent of the vote.

New Bloomfield voters elect two new school board members

Two new members and one incumbent were elected Tuesday to the New Bloomfield R-3 Board of Education.

Two elected to Kingdom City Board of Trustees

Betty Redmon and Michelle Lew Miller were elected Tuesday to the Kingdom City Board of Trustees.

Incumbents return to SoCal school board, Laughlin takes open seat

With six people running for only three available seats on the South Callaway Board of Education, there were bound to be some disappointments after Tuesday’s election.

Shyrock, incumbents elected to NoCal school board

The North Callaway Board of Education members will welcome one new face to their table after Tuesday’s election — Mike Shryock.

Baumgartner, Walker win contested Auxvasse seats

Not having any opposition in Tuesday’s election, Kevin Phares will once again serve the two-year mayor term. Other familiar faces will return to serve the City of Auxvasse as well.

Tuesday, April 5

Man accused of throwing meth lab at deputy

A southeast Missouri man is accused of throwing a shake-and-bake meth lab at a deputy, causing a fire that torched a trailer.

Tax Freedom Day hits this week in Missouri

Government agencies can relax. At the end of the day on Monday, Missourians had earned enough money to pay all of their federal, state and local taxes for this year.

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Fulton man arrested for meth

A Fulton man was taken into custody on March 31 after the Fulton Police Department and the MUSTANG Task Force executed a narcotics warrant at his residence.

PSC: ‘We can’t deny utility rate increases because of the economy’

Is there a “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” disconnect between the Missouri Public Service Commission and the public?

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Hatton welder celebrates 40 years in business

Forty years ago, Bennie Young decided to start his own welding business, and no other place but Hatton would suit.

2 Callaway residents injured in weekend mishaps

Two Callaway County residents were injured in separate one-car accidents during the weekend.

North Callaway improves to 6-0 despite committing five errors

The Thunderbirds followed up a comeback win over Fulton on Friday with a 3-1 win at Blair Oaks on Saturday morning. Senior pitcher Collin Brinker got the win after getting the save against Fulton as he moved to 2-0 on the season.

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Traffic lane reopens on Mo. River bridge

One of three eastbound U.S. 54-63 Missouri River bridge lanes from Cole County to Callaway County reopened to traffic during the weekend.

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Our Opinion: Exercise your voice – vote

News Tribune editorial

Twelve percent may be a great interest rate, but it’s a pitiful voter turnout. Cole County Clerk Marvin Register, the county’s chief election authority, predicts a meager 12 percent of voters will cast ballots in Tuesday’s election.

Monday, April 4

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Fulton hires new high school principal

The Fulton School Board Friday named a new leader for the high school.

Poll reveals support for 2nd reactor

A new statewide poll shows that despite the earthquake and tsunami nuclear plant incidents in Japan, Missourians are still solidly in favor of nuclear power and support construction of another reactor at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant.

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Thirsty Hog Saloon opens two miles south of Fulton

The Thirsty Hog Saloon, a bar and restaurant, has opened about 2 miles south of Fulton on Old Highway 54, an access road next to U.S. 54.

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T-Birds erase six-run deficit, jolt Hornets 7-6

In the three times that Fulton and North Callaway played each other in the 2010 baseball season, the Hornets swept the contests by a combined score of 20-4.

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Ladybirds, T-Birds sweep MSD titles

Junior Aisha Lindsey won both the 100 meters and long jump to help direct the North Callaway Ladybirds to a convincing championship victory at the 24th-annual MSD Invitational on Friday.

Lady Hornets soccer team stays perfect

Kati Wallace is about as delighted as a coach can be with her Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team’s impressive start.

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AmeriCorps team partners with MDC for prairie preservation

Armed with chainsaws and herbicide, an 11-member AmeriCorps team takes on a stubborn, invasive plant species that is threatening the prairie at Whetstone Creek Conservation Area just north of Williamsburg.

Sunday, April 3

Our Opinion: Don’t trash progress – vote ‘no’ on Proposition A

Jefferson City’s trash and recycling contract is reasonably priced, practical and progressive. Proposition A on Tuesday’s ballot would not be a change for the better and we urge residents to vote “no.”

Friday, April 1

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Callaway ranked as 74th healthiest Missouri county

Callaway County ranks as the 74th healthiest county among 114 Missouri counties in a new survey by Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH).

New Jeff City school proposals to be unveiled Monday in Holts Summit

Holts Summit and other Callaway County residents in the Jefferson City School District have been invited to a special forum Monday night for a discussion of potential new Jefferson City High School expansion options.

Fulton Moser’s Supermarket wins major merchandising award

Moser’s Supermarket in Fulton has won the Excellence in Merchandising Award for having the most outstanding grocery department in 2010 in competition with more than 2,000 supermarkets serviced by Associated Wholesale Grocers of Kansas City.

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King’s Row releases newest CD

The hard rock band, King’s Row, from Fulton, recently released its third major CD “Unbroken.”

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Horse expertise takes local youth to state competition

Two Callaway seventh-graders are at the top of their game when it comes to horse sense.

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Fritz, Christensen combine for no-hitter, but Hornets fall

The Fulton Hornets’ top half of the third inning in the field read like the numerical equivalent of a boulder collecting moss on its way down the hill.

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Thunderbirds trample Montgomery County 13-3

Junior shortstop Zach Lavy and senior first baseman Paul Risher drove in three runs apiece Thursday night to spark the North Callaway Thunderbirds to a 13-3 romp over Montgomery County.

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Board candidates seek to improve Fulton schools

With a continued decrease in state and national funding predicted for the next several years, six local residents are competing to step up to the challenge of leading Fulton Public Schools.