Wednesday, August 31
Four Fulton teenagers have been arrested in connection with a string of more than 18 thefts from motor vehicles as well as two home burglaries since Aug. 8.
Missouri business and labor leaders Tuesday urged a united effort to gain approval of a bipartisan Made in Missouri Jobs Package in next week’s special session of the legislature.
The Fulton Lady Hornets tennis team has already tripled last season’s win total a little more than a week into the 2011 campaign. Fulton ousted Columbia Independent by a score of 8-1 at home on Tuesday night.
There may not have been many changes on the marquee at the Fulton Theater recently, but the interior of the building is another story.
Tuesday, August 30
Missouri business and labor leaders will join a conference call today to discuss the importance of approving jobs legislation during next month’s special session of the Missouri General Assembly.
Four people were injured in two Callaway County accidents on Sunday.
Town and Country Dinner participants will visit Calwood this year to take a peek into a piece of the agricultural world.
CENTRALIA — Fulton’s quest for a third consecutive state playoff appearance has gotten off to a good start.
While she described it as “definitely a learning experience,” Patty Miller, executive director of the YMCA of Callaway County, said the first summer of the organization's new community garden project definitely has been a good one.
Monday, August 29
Patience, self-control, courage, caring, cooperation. These are all things the young girls participating in the Spirit Riders say they have learned from the program.
The Fulton Police Department is looking to expand its ability to document its officers’ work.
A Fulton man was taken into custody Friday morning after he was caught stealing at a city-owned facility.
A Fulton man was apprehended early Friday morning after leading law enforcement on a short vehicular chase.
OSAGE BEACH — Fulton Hornets head football coach Pat Kelley probably could have done without seeing Jared Edwards on Friday night.
FAYETTE — The South Callaway Bulldogs still feel the need to establish their credentials.
KINGDOM CITY — Ryan Kliethermes made a mad dash toward the end zone with time slipping away, the last symbol of North Callaway’s inability to restrict the Eldon Mustangs’ running game.
CHILLICOTHE — One game in and 2004 Fulton High School graduate and current Hornets soccer coach Brad Oestreich has his first career victory.
Central Missourians will gather in Fulton Sept. 11 to tap their toes to five bluegrass bands while savoring barbecue on the lawn of Fulton State Hospital.
Sunday, August 28
Jefferson City public works officials have been looking at what effects closing Missouri 179 would have on local traffic.
Friday, August 26
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge has blocked a law from taking effect Sunday that would have prohibited teachers from using social networking sites such as Facebook to carry on private conversations with students.
The Callaway County recorder of deeds is warning citizens to be wary of any letters offering copies of property deeds at an excessive price.
Four months after launching its Founding50 campaign, the Fulton Public Schools Foundation has achieved its goal of raising $50,000 to establish a permanent endowment.
Those who love to snap photos will have a chance to put their skills to good use.
Westminster College recently welcomed a new class of 330 students with the traditional New Student Columns Ceremony followed by the traditional President’s Convocation in Champ Auditorium.
Fulton Hornets head football coach Pat Kelley saw two big things out of his defense in last week’s jamboree scrimmages at Blair Oaks.
The Fulton High School cheerleading squad practices its routine Thursday at the school.
Now that the model is in place, the 2011 South Callaway Bulldogs football team’s task is to determine how to follow suit.
KINGDOM CITY — For North Callaway Thunderbirds head football coach Mike Emmons, there is never a concession to what lies beyond.
Officials are searching for a woman reported to have entered the Missouri River at the Carl Noren Access in north Jefferson City. She reportedly was swept away around 1:55 a.m.
Thursday, August 25
With the popularity of the SERVE Inc. and YMCA of Callaway County-sponsored community gardens, the City of Fulton is hoping to capitalize on that interest to spur activity at the new city park on Tennyson.
From a documentary about segregated hospitals in Kansas City and a presentation on medical experimentation in the Third Reich during World War II to a flash fiction contest and a series of “Ragtime Sundays” radio broadcasts, this year’s One Read program has something for everyone.
The Callaway County Commission Wednesday set the county tax rates to produce the same amount of money as last year’s tax rates.
Four people were injured in two separate accidents Tuesday in Callaway County.
MEXICO — Ashtin Withers shot a 49 to share medalist honors Tuesday as the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats golf team launched its season with a 14-stroke dual victory over Mexico.
Wednesday, August 24
The agenda for Missouri’s not-so-special legislative session is expanding.
North Callaway students interested in taking some classes that are a little different than their regular courses will now have the chance.
The North Callaway Board of Education approved almost a 3.5 cent tax rate increase recently.
How long does it take for the federal government to spend stimulus grant money authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that was designed to provide immediate stimulus to the economy?
Despite the economic downturn, 960 students enrolled for the fall semester at the Fulton campus of William Woods University, including 310 freshmen and transfer students.
Animal control has been a topic of discussion among Fulton residents and city leaders for months following a string of dog attacks earlier this spring.
All North Callaway sophomore starter Jaida Gray wanted to do was help her own cause.
MEXICO — The Fulton Lady Hornets tennis team, paced by senior Jessica Klutts, swept singles play Tuesday night in starting its season with a 9-3 North Central Missouri Conference victory over rival Mexico.
Tuesday, August 23
The trial for a teenager accused of killing a 9 year-old neighbor in October 2009 has been delayed again, and won’t be held until next year.
The Fulton Police Department is encouraging Fulton residents to be careful about what they leave in their vehicles — and lock their doors — after a recent rash of thefts.
Starting Saturday, mail delivery times in the New Bloomfield area will be affected by a switch in mail sorting procedures.
Two people were arrested in separate chase incidents by law enforcement officers after recent vehicle pursuits in Callaway County.
Lisa K. Brown, 40, New Bloomfield, was injured in a head-on collision near New Bloomfield Friday afternoon.
Thanks to the Internet, information on just about any subject one can think of is only the click of a mouse away these days.
Roots for the Millersburg Christian Church go as far back as 1836.
The Fulton Lady Hornets had some good innings in Monday afternoon’s season opener against the Boonville Pirates at FHS Field.
If a vehicle is towed in Holts Summit, the owner will now have to pay a $25 processing fee.
Monday, August 22
Kareem Alhusaini, 19, had to pass through three border crossings to reach the airport in Amman, Jordan, and then fly more than 6,000 miles to arrive at his destination — Westminster College in Fulton.
An old downtown building housing the New Bloomfield Masonic Lodge collapsed here shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Missouri State Teachers Association Friday filed suit in Cole County Circuit Court claiming a new Missouri law will violate free speech rights of teachers.
Members of the Victory Fellowship Church on Route NN spent Friday cleaning up damage left behind after the building was vandalized sometime Thursday night or Friday morning.
Willie Leonberger, the North Callaway bus driver charged with involuntary manslaughter after running over a 6-year-old student in January, was scheduled to appear before Associate Circuit Judge Carol England Friday.
Fiddling has been a source of entertainment in Callaway County for generations, and if participation in last year’s Jake Hockemeyer Memorial Old Time Fiddler’s Contest is any indication, it will continue to be for at least one more to come.
WARDSVILLE — Jake Matthews probably didn’t expect to be Fulton’s starting quarterback heading into the 2010 season. But due to an unexpected departure by then-returning starter Lucas McCray, that is exactly the position Matthews found himself in.
The Westminster College men’s and women’s soccer teams both have been picked to finish fifth in their respective 2011 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ polls released last week.
Sunday, August 21
Welcome to the brave, new reality of “cognitive computing,” a technological trend to develop a computer that behaves like a human brain.
Friday, August 19
It’s not often that filmmakers choose to feature Fulton in their movies.
Before 6 p.m. Thursday, the New Bloomfield Masonic Temple on Redwood Drive collapsed.
Prior planning is the key to successful and comfortable retirement, more than 100 Callaway County older adults learned Thursday.
With a squeegee in his right hand and an applicator in his left, Ben Appleton can clean a window in a matter of seconds.
The R-3 School District Board of Education Thursday night raised the district’s debt service tax levy 20 cents from $1.14 to $1.34 per $100 assessed valuation.
KINGDOM CITY — Board members got the ball rolling on some new projects for the district at the North Callaway Board of Education meeting Thursday evening.
The Battle of Wilson’s Creek (or the Battle of Oak Hill, as the southerners called it) on Aug. 10, 1861, was the first major engagement of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River — a five-hour battle that resulted in the death of Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, one of the Union’s first heroes in that bloody civil conflict.
Thursday, August 18
Joplin High School students resumed classes Wednesday, but they didn’t return to the building they attended last year. It’s gone.
All Callaway County school superintendents support the state’s goal of Missouri schools ranking in the top 10 in the nation by 2020.
Singing is Carissa Biele’s passion.
PORTLAND — On Aug. 13, 2010, the town lost both its most popular gathering space and a chunk of its history when the Portland Community Building burned to the ground.
Amber Cox will break new ground in her return to William Woods University.
Lawyers still gathering information for murder trial
Alyssa Bustamante’s murder trial is scheduled to be under way four weeks from now.
Cities and representatives within the region are debating how to spend $185,000.
Wednesday, August 17
A developer of a biodiesel production plant in Fulton said Tuesday he is interested in a new $510 million federal program providing aid to biofuel plants.
The Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors approved a change from the district’s current debit card system to a purchase card system designed for government agencies during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The Fulton Historic Preservation Commission is looking into dotting the Stinson Trail with historic markers.
As students throughout Fulton head back to school today, Fulton Police Chief Steve Myers reminds area drivers — and students— to be careful when traveling to and near schools.
Tuesday, August 16
Archery enthusiasts now have a place within city limits to work on their aim.
The Mokane Masonic Lodge No. 612, Ancient and Free Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M.) celebrated its 100th anniversary celebration with a dinner Saturday night at the lodge.
Organizers of a new fundraiser for SERVE, Inc. are hoping a night of wining and dining speakeasy style will help convince area residents to contribute to what they consider a vital cause.
A fire reported at 1:30 a.m. Sunday destroyed the home of Joe and Ericka Stewart south of Fulton at the intersection of State Road H and County Road 305 in Callaway County.
The political battle over the United States’ debt situation will “continue to play out over the next several months,” U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer told Jefferson City Downtown Rotary Club members Monday.
Monday, August 15
A Louisiana man is accused of decapitating and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son...
James Pennell doesn’t need to be reminded that he was hit by a car two years ago. Four surgeries in 24 months does enough to jog his memory of that.
Samuel D. Blinkey of Fulton was injured Friday afternoon in a four-vehicle, chain-reaction rear end collision on Business 54 near Bartley Elementary School.
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 72 announced Friday it has reached a tentative agreement with the state of Missouri on a proposal that would give Missouri state workers a 2 percent wage increase in the 2013 fiscal year.
An Indiana specialty tank contractor started work Friday to raise and renovate Fulton’s half-million-gallon south water tower.
Mixed emotions are synonymous with the first day of a new school year. For students, the anticipation of reconnecting with friends is mixed with trepidation about impending course work and tests.
Sunday, August 14
Those enjoying a balanced meal at the Holts Summit soup kitchen may not notice a few changes behind the scenes.
Friday, August 12
Two Fulton residents were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after a search of their residence yielded a large amount of drugs.
In response to questions from teachers, Fulton School Superintendent Jacque Cowherd has sent guidance suggestions to teachers about a new state law relating to electronic communications between teachers and students.
Once again, two Fulton chefs will use their culinary skills to compete in CARDV’s Chef Challenge.
When Sheila Shoemaker received a letter in the mail Wednesday informing her that her children would no longer be able to ride the bus to Bartley Elementary School because their home on Ashton Circle is too close, she came to the sobering realization that the transportation she had relied upon for 10 years has fallen victim to Fulton Public Schools’ shrinking transportation budget.
Thursday, August 11
Fulton area residents soon will have another transportation option after the city council approved an application for Fulton Checker Cab Tuesday night.
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office will share $152,305 in federal stimulus spending from the U.S. Justice Department with six other Central Missouri counties to fight online predators who attempt to entice children and deal in child pornography.
For the ninth consecutive year, the South Callaway R-2 School District Board of Education agreed unanimously Wednesday night to keep the district’s tax levy at $2.75 per $100 assessed valuation.
The children’s literature arena can be a tough field to crack with many other aspiring authors to compete with.
“I hope I can give today,” Edith Craighead says as she awaits her turn into the area where American Red Cross personnel question potential donors.
Despite low enrollment, Fulton Public Schools officials say the 2011 summer school session was a successful one.
Wednesday, August 10
Politics reign while people suffer.
Months of research, planning and debate came to an end Tuesday night when the Fulton City Council voted down a bill containing changes to the city’s animal control ordinance.
True to event coordinator Brenda McCray’s prediction, the return of the fiddling contest drew a small crowd to the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair Saturday night.
A new property maintenance ordinance was unanimously passed by the Auxvasse Board of Aldermen at its Tuesday meeting.
The Women, Infant and Children (WIC) supplemental food program has been renewed for another year in Callaway County, Sharon Lynch, director of the Callaway County Health Department said Tuesday.
Students should be wary of how they use social network sites on the Internet, a state cyber safety expert warned Tuesday.
A $268 million federal taxpayer grant will provide new Amtrak trains soon to serve Central Missourians using the Amtrak Missouri River Runner.
Tuesday, August 9
Ameren Missouri, which owns and operates the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant, is considering the option of building an array of smaller and less costly nuclear power reactors instead of one large 1,600 megawatt nuclear reactor.
Though the heat was severe for the first half of the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair, temperatures dipped some by the second half, giving a reprieve to fairgoers and exhibitors.
To meet a neglected need, a foot-care clinic offering toenail clipping and related services is now offered once a month at the Callaway County Health Department, 4950 County Road 304 in Fulton.
The city of Holts Summit was given a clean bill of financial health during its Board of Aldermen meeting Monday.
Monday, August 8
Fulton Walmart customers, some with full carts, had to evacuate the store Monday evening after an electrical fire ignited in a meat display case.
Callaway County residents receiving a phone call this week asking them how long it would take to evacuate their home should not panic.
Central Missourians have been asked to nominate someone they know who will be honored as a hometown hero.
A number of Callaway County Sheriff’s Office employees are keeping a close eye on their credit after their personal information was stolen as part of an Internet hacking scheme that affected 75 law enforcement agencies across the country.
He’s never won, but that’s not why Michael Palmer participates in barbecue contests anyway.
Fulton High School fall athletic practices begin Monday.
Friday, August 5
The best way to draw area residents out to the Fiddlers Contest at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair Saturday night likely would be to borrow a page from the greeting card industry.
Some artists prefer paper.
Students at the New Bloomfield R-3 School District had higher state assessment test scores than last year overall but failed to reach test scores attained by other area schools, preliminary state test results reveal.
Two people were injured Thursday in Callaway County when a vehicle overturned on Route O.
Allison Simms gives her steer, Frosty, a smooch after showing him in the lightweight steer division Wednesday at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair.
Two months and two loads of donations after the Joplin tornado hit, the Together for Joplin coalition is now working on its next project.
The last push against the Germans in the summer and fall of 1918 found Capt. Harry Truman placed in command of an “ornery” artillery battery, which had taken pride in driving off its previous commanders.
Thursday, August 4
Any euphoria — or at least satisfaction — about averting default has been short-lived.
Baker children begin beef showing at early age
In the Baker family, even though the 2-year-old mark hasn’t been reached yet, that’s no reason not to be out showing a calf.
The city of New Bloomfield is gearing up for a celebration on Sept. 17 to observe the 175th anniversary of the founding of the city in 1836.
The Energy Doctor Sky Stream 3.7 fan sits across from the livestock areas at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair sort of like a big tease.
Wednesday, August 3
All three Callaway County congressional representatives voted for the compromise U.S. Budget Control Act of 2011 that cut $2 trillion from the federal budget and averted a debt default by raising the debt limit.
Joshua W. Maylee of Holts Summit will go on trial for his life on Oct. 12, 2012, in Boone County, a judge ruled Monday in Columbia.
More than 80 cured, country hams lined tables inside the 4-H home arts building Tuesday, creating a poignant aroma for all who came near.
A full service taxi cab service could be on its way to town sooner rather than later, if everything goes Randall Taylor’s way.
The Callaway County Ambulance Service has gained state certification for emergency medical service provided to children.
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for Megan Montgomery since she was crowned Miss Callaway County at the Fulton Street Fair in June.
Amelia Schweiss, 2, of Fulton, gives one of her family’s sheep a hug on Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 2
The total number of votes on the historic debt-limit bill was 430. One vote was more memorable than any of the others.
Fire Sunday night destroyed a vacant mobile home in the Callaway Estates about three miles north of Readsville.
By his own admission, Shane Davis is not the most athletic guy in the world. His dad tried getting him into baseball and basketball, but neither one stuck.
Five-year-old Dawn Cook enjoyed her adventure Sunday evening after she wandered away from her grandmother’s yard in a densely wooded area about three miles south of Calwood.
Monday, August 1
Saturday was the third day that young volunteers helped prepare the fairgrounds for the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair, which runs Monday through Saturday this week.
Summer barbecues are all about enjoying good weather and good food with good friends.
A community action program to provide start-up loans to needy Central Missourians who want to start their own business is now offered by Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA).
Two sisters, two baby boys, born on the same day, is it too much?
There are plenty of places to eat in Callaway County. But Bill Nigus envisioned something more than just another place to go and grab a bite.
Ethan Atterberry’s blue Mustang stock car sits on a truck at Callaway Raceways ready for a Friday night race. On the southeastern portion of the grounds, opposite Atterberry, Jake Griffin’s two rides — a late model and an A-modified ride both in black paint with green trim — rest next to him, getting tuned for Griffin’s runs later in the night.
As Kingdom of Callaway County Fair attendees traipse around the fairgrounds this week eating corn dogs, riding the Tilt-a-Whirl, watching bull rides and walking through the red barn to see the decorated cakes and prize vegetables, few of them will give any thought to the time that goes into making sure everything is ready to go.
Despite being a bit of a nomad for much of her life, Pamela Murray values community.