Friday, April 29
Missouri’s celebration of Earth Day today offers an ideal opportunity to emphasize respect for natural phenomena.
Members of the community and surrounding areas gathered in Veterans Park Thursday for Workers Memorial Day to sound off on issues regarding workers’ rights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Autism spectrum disorders, as its name implies, is multi-faceted.
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.
In order to save cost to the city, Auxvasse is seeking a federal grant to assist with providing water services.
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.
Fourth-grader Sofia Hansert races across the wet grass at Prairie Fork Conservation Area pushing an old tire.
Wednesday, April 27
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce Tuesday criticized Gov. Jay Nixon’s stand on legislation designed to reform state employment laws.
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.
Kyle Latham has undergone quite a transformation on the golf course in a year’s time.
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
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.
As a marathon runner, David Tramel loves a challenge.
A motorcycle will be joining the fleet of police vehicles in Holts Summit.
Not shying away from the spotlight, but rather finding opportunities to head straight for it, is how Bethany Schneider rolls.
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.
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
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.
The only thing Fulton High School sophomore Cynthia Fague remembers about Sept. 11, 2001, is that lunch recess was cut short that day.
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
Missouri senators deserve to be commended for unanimous passage of a practical, updated domestic violence law.
Friday, April 22
If the energy, letters and money spent on Proposition B is any indication, animal welfare issues obviously spark passion and emotion.
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.
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.
Through eight games, the New Bloomfield Wildcats have been consistent with one thing: loud and productive bats.
Junior pitcher Kelsey Schulte gave the William Woods University Lady Owls a prod at the plate.
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
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.
The Callaway County Ambulance District is adding two new positions in order to ensure its employees are better prepared to provide patient care.
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.
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.
The Fulton Public Schools Foundation is on the hunt for local supporters of public education.
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
New representation can bring fresh ideas and approaches to existing issues and initiatives.
“She is always kind and nice. She loves giving not getting.”
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.
SPC Jarryd Lapp of Fulton will be deployed today for Afghanistan as a member of a U.S. Army Reserves cargo handling unit.
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
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.
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.
Three Fulton residents were injured in a one-car accident Sunday in Callaway County and the driver was arrested on four felony drug charges.
The Downtown Barber Shop opened for business for the first time Monday morning at 7 West Fifth St. in downtown Fulton.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team made the necessary repairs to rise out of its temporary rut.
Six weeks in and the Fulton Hornets baseball team will finally have a true home game.
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
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.
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 to provide weekly trash service to New Bloomfield residents were opened Thursday night by the Board of Aldermen.
A one-step salary schedule pay increase averaging about $700 per employee has been approved by the South Callaway R-2 Board of Education.
What at first appeared unlikely transformed into a wild win for the Fulton Hornets baseball team.
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.
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
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.
The temptation to chase tax dollars with tax dollars provides a quintessential example of why government is going broke.
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.
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.
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.
Some members of the Callaway County community will join their neighbors “across the pond” in celebrating Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s big day.
The Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team has suddenly hit a little snag.
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.
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
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.
Although the theory of a Fair Tax is appealing, the practical application raises concerns.
The Callaway County Commission continues to improve radio communications at the Callaway County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fulton High School seniors rehearse for their upcoming play, “Blithe Spirit.”
Tuesday, April 12
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.
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.
Making each dollar in the district stretch has become a priority for North Callaway school board members.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) administrators are wondering if some programs administered by their agency will survive pending federal budget cuts.
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.
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.
As a prelude to its looming showdown at Moberly, the Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team badgered another opponent into shooting blanks.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds are sizzling like never before.
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
Access e-government via the state’s website and, ironically enough, up pops the latest about e-government.
Friday, April 8
For the young child, the world presents a dazzling array of possibilities and opportunities.
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."
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.
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.
For 480 minutes of play, the Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team had managed to keep opponents off the scoreboard.
Ryan Fritz was a force to be reckoned with both on the mound and at the plate.
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.
The Holts Summit Police Department is looking for help in identifying a person who is portraying himself as a police officer.
Thursday, April 7
“Every Dollar Counts” served as a campaign slogan for Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
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.
The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office receives an average of 100 referrals for child support cases each year.
Saturday morning, hundreds of bright orange shirts will be seen scattered throughout the city as volunteers participate in the 11th annual Fulton Pride Day.
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.
Starting with simple designs, Fulton native Myles Branch created his very own clothing line that is now being sold in some California stores.
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 6
The Fulton Hornets lost two games last week in two different, but equally disappointing, fashions.
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.
In the New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen election Tuesday, incumbent Ward 2 Alderwoman Martha S. Siegel won re-election.
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.
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.
Two new members and one incumbent were elected Tuesday to the New Bloomfield R-3 Board of Education.
Betty Redmon and Michelle Lew Miller were elected Tuesday to the Kingdom City Board of Trustees.
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.
The North Callaway Board of Education members will welcome one new face to their table after Tuesday’s election — Mike Shryock.
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
A southeast Missouri man is accused of throwing a shake-and-bake meth lab at a deputy, causing a fire that torched a trailer.
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.
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.
Is there a “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” disconnect between the Missouri Public Service Commission and the public?
Forty years ago, Bennie Young decided to start his own welding business, and no other place but Hatton would suit.
Two Callaway County residents were injured in separate one-car accidents during the weekend.
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.
One of three eastbound U.S. 54-63 Missouri River bridge lanes from Cole County to Callaway County reopened to traffic during the weekend.
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
The Fulton School Board Friday named a new leader for the high school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kati Wallace is about as delighted as a coach can be with her Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team’s impressive start.
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
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
Callaway County ranks as the 74th healthiest county among 114 Missouri counties in a new survey by Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH).
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.
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.
The hard rock band, King’s Row, from Fulton, recently released its third major CD “Unbroken.”
Two Callaway seventh-graders are at the top of their game when it comes to horse sense.
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.
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.
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.