Friday, July 29
Callaway County residents are adapting to the recent heat wave when temperatures have climbed to near or above the century mark for many days during July.
Callaway County residents use a variety of ways to help cope with recent heat that has pushed indexes into the 110 range.
The musical selection’s at the Callaway County Fair will have a very local flavor when festivities kick off Aug. 1.
Four Fulton residents were arrested Thursday by Fulton Police on drug and underage alcohol charges.
When Gary Piattoni told one woman a family vase she had brought to the Antiques Appraisal was probably worth about $1,200, she was overjoyed.
Officials to use numbers to plan services
To most people, the Nature Valley granola bar wrapper lying crumpled in the grass would appear to be just another piece of litter.
Thursday, July 28
Will the future bring a 12-step program of recovery for smartphone addicts? Psychologists across the country are reporting a growing obsession among smartphone users, according to a recent Associate Press story.
A wide array of tasty treats including hot dogs, snow cones and shish kabobs are on the menu for this year’s fair — Aug. 1-6.
Though most artists dip their brush into paint before they begin, a special group of artists at the fair will be dipping their tails instead.
Despite objections from some members over undefined expenses, the Fulton City Council Tuesday night approved a resolution authorizing the city to enter an agreement with the YMCA of Callaway County for construction of a walking trail from the north side of the YMCA parking lot extending north to Hornet Drive.
A New Bloomfield man has won $106,500 playing a Missouri Lottery game and a Fulton waiter almost took home a Keno game ticket worth $18,530.
Two mechanized automated flagman devices were used by Missouri Department of Transportation maintenance crews Wednesday in Fulton.
Major attractions at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair, which runs Aug. 1 through Aug. 6, include truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies, mud race, and a rodeo.
Wednesday, July 27
Three news stories published Monday offered a grim reminder of the dangerous aspect of water sports.
Three Callaway County post offices at Portland, Tebbetts, and Steedman are on a nationwide list of 3,700 small post offices targeted for possible closing by the U.S. Postal Service.
Those who want to find out how much their old treasures are worth can do so Thursday at a special event the Fulton Presbyterian Manor is hosting.
A free seminar on developing strategies for aging and avoiding many pitfalls will be offered next month to Callaway County older adults.
The Fulton Traffic Commission may not have seen a need to lower the speed limit in the Southwind Lake Estates subdivision, but the city council Tuesday night elected to give the request further consideration.
In the three months since it opened, the satellite health clinic in Gashanda, Rwanda has seen approximately 400 patients per week. When its parent health center in Karama opens, it is expected to treat at least twice as many.
It’s back. For the first time since 2008, the Callaway County Fair Board is bringing back a longtime staple to its lineup: The rodeo.
On Monday and Tuesday the Fulton Police Department recovered several counterfeit bills from area businesses.
Tuesday, July 26
Two Fulton residents were injured seriously during weekend accidents in Callaway County.
To attract more blood donors this summer, volunteers who give blood to the American Red Cross through Sept. 5 will receive an opportunity to win a $250 gas card in a weekly drawing.
Betty Curtis is a firm believer in second chances.
After a brief debate about the true benefit of a tax credit and abatement program, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen on Monday approved an Enhanced Enterprise Zone within city limits.
Monday, July 25
We here at The Fulton Sun often receive phone calls, e-mails and letters from Callaway County residents wanting us to look into issues or answer questions about issues they consider to be a topic of concern.
A Fulton man with a history of drug charges was arrested Friday after a search warrant for his residence yielded marijuana.
The North Callaway Fire Protection district was called to a truck stop in Kingdom City late Thursday night in response to a potential hazardous waste spill.
Anyone who has questions or problems with Medicare can contact CLAIM for assistance in Missouri and Presbyterian Manors in Fulton has teamed up with the agency to help offer assistance with Medicare questions.
The Callaway Cruisers and the VFW gathered in the Dairy Queen parking lot on Saturday for the VFW Car Cruise to showcase some of the area’s rarest collectible cars.
Sunday, July 24
Officers excited to raise funds, race cars
Just minutes before the 30-plus juiced-up Crown Victorias and other old police vehicles lined up for a warm-up lap around the Lake Ozark Speedway, one law enforcement officer was fueling up himself to gear up for the Second Annual Battle of the Badges Race on Saturday in Eldon.
Saturday, July 23
Armed with power washers, brushes and leaf trimmers, the Mid-Missouri Mission Team — or 3MT for short — completed a variety of repair and refurbishing projects for local homeowners in Jefferson City throughout the past week, despite the relentless heat and drenching humidity.
Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled late Friday afternoon he can’t release Ryan Ferguson from prison on Ferguson’s claim the jury selection violated state law because a trial court can’t hear an issue already decided by a higher court.
Friday, July 22
For two nights in a row, the Fulton Fire Department sent out a full response to an alarm at Fulton Middle School. Fortunately, on both Tuesday and Wednesday night the alarm ended up being nothing, but school officials are working to make sure it does not happen again. “We’re still not sure why (it’s been going off),” Superintendent Jacque Cowherd said Thursday afternoon. “The technicians have been out here the past two days working at the pole barn — they think it’s some kind of cable glitch.”
With the thermometer near 100 degrees, drivers should be extra careful about leaving pets in enclosed cars, says Sandy Corbet, president of the Callaway County Humane Society.
The R-3 School Board of Education learned Thursday night a 20 cent hike in the New Bloomfield district's tax levy is necessary to fund current school bond issue payments.
If you ask her, Bonnie Dixon will tell you that quilting is just something she does, as is helping others.
No one was injured but there was an estimated $100,000 damages in an early morning interior fire Thursday at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house, 602 Westminster Ave.
Thursday, July 21
It took awhile before there were any signs of emotion from the steely engineers of that famous room that takes care of the astronauts from start to wheels-stop.
After eight years as manager of the Callaway County Red Cross office, Anne Johnson learned this week that her position has been eliminated by Red Cross officials effective on Sept. 2.
Back-to-school shoppers can save some extra cash if they take advantage of Missouri’s annual sales tax holiday on the weekend of Aug. 5-7.
Community partnership seeks to provide more financial assistance
Just a few months ago, Alphonsine was unable to support all eight of her children, nor was she able to put a roof over their heads.
Parents, students invited to event with state expert
Parents and students who want to learn more about how to use the Internet safely can attend a free presentation by a state expert on Aug. 9 at New Bloomfield High School.
Wednesday, July 20
Tuesday, Aug. 2, is Callaway Bank Night this year at the 33rd annual Kingdom of Callaway County Fair.
A Fulton-based motorcycle group calling themselves Ridin’ the Road to Recovery donated $3,388.08 in school supplies to school children of victims of the May 22 deadly tornado in Joplin.
Two new replacement bridges are under construction this summer by the Callaway County Road and Bridge Department. One new bridge is six miles east of Auxvasse on County Road 1011 and the other is two miles east of New Bloomfield on County Road 436.
Tonight is Fulton residents’ final opportunity to voice their opinions on the city’s proposed new animal control ordinance before it goes to the Fulton City Council for discussion and approval.
Mark Stevenson grew up in a small town in central Indiana. He knows the small-town type and appreciates the particular brand of strange that comes along with that.
Riding in WWII bomber offers taste of history
I can now say, proudly, I have flown in a World War II bomber. As part of the Wings of Freedom Tour on Monday, members of the media got to fly with a pair of WWII veterans in a Consolidated B-24J Liberator.
Tuesday, July 19
More than 200 patrons of the New Bloomfield R-3 school district jammed the district’s high school cafeteria Monday evening for an informal welcoming dinner to greet David Tramel, their new school superintendent.
The deal is done, and the Fulton Police Department now officially is preparing to make the move to the old Callaway Electric Cooperative building at 503 Truman Rd.
A Holts Summit man was charged Monday in connection with a high-speed chase through residential areas of Jefferson City on Sunday afternoon.
Wings of Freedom Tour comes to Jefferson City
Bob Buell has not been on a World War II B-24 plane since the war — until Monday.
Monday, July 18
Registration deadline is July 29
Approximately $8,000 worth of school supplies will be distributed by SERVE Inc. next month to students of needy Callaway County parents.
Two Fulton bartenders and one waiter have been arrested by Fulton Police for supplying alcohol to minors.
Vonnie Byars doesn’t like to photograph people. But animals are a different story.
Gilbert L. Love, 73, Auxvasse, was killed Thursday night while he and another man were putting gas into a vehicle on Interstate 70 near Columbia were struck by a car.
With the help of a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Auxvasse Fire Department was recently able to purchase some needed equipment.
Friday, July 15
Three Fulton men were arrested late Wednesday for drug charges.
“It’s really so easy that even your own husband can do this!” Michelle Waggoner told those who came to hear her secrets to saving big on groceries.
Kristie Frank, 58, Holts Summit, was injured in an accident Tuesday in Jefferson City and three Callaway County residents have been arrested by the patrol on multiple charges.
Funnel cakes, livestock shows, demolition derbies and tractor pulls — it’s that time of year again.
Thursday, July 14
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley formally launched a campaign for lieutenant governor Thursday while reporting a hefty campaign account containing more than $1 million.
A new 8-foot wide asphalt walking and biking trail will be constructed this summer between the YMCA of Callaway County and Fulton High School.
Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton and members of the Fulton City Council have learned that the city faces the prospect of greater federal and state regulations that can lead to increased sewer and water bills in Fulton’s future.
Sunday is the 150th anniversary of a Civil War encounter near Fulton known as Overton Run.
The last thing Zackery Oliver remembers before blacking out on Feb. 9 was seeing a school bus approach the passenger side of his 1996 Buick as it slid on ice.
Wednesday, July 13
Fulton developer Boyd Ware told the Fulton City Council Tuesday night he has secured tentative financing underwritten by the Mexican government for a new biodiesel plant in northwest Fulton and he hopes to start construction in perhaps six months.
Come voting time, women stand in line at the polls right alongside men to cast their ballots.
AUXVASSE — Combining ordinances for simplicity seemed to be the order of the day at the Auxvasse Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting Tuesday night.
The Callaway County United Way had been toying with the idea of an honorary campaign chair for some time. According to board president Cathi Harris, she and her colleagues were looking for a friendly face.
Jacob Burton, 8, of Fulton, splashes his two friends, (front) Jack Winterbower, 8, of Fulton, and (back) Darrin Neal, 11, of Fulton.
Bill Ferguson of Columbia told reporters Tuesday afternoon he was pleased with the arguments Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green had just heard — even though Green made no ruling to let Ferguson’s son, Ryan, out of prison.
Tuesday, July 12
The triple homicide trial of Joshua Maylee of Holts Summit has been shifted from Callaway County to Boone County.
Gary Bonsall will begin his eighth year at South Callaway School District as the new middle school principal.
A new pavilion with handicapped services and an enclosed meeting room is under construction by American Veterans Post 153 (Amvets) at 306 Broad St. in Mokane.
Despite bids coming in $14,000 more than expected, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen on Monday authorized a bid to begin work on a recycling drop-off area at the Greenway Park Civic Center.
Monday, July 11
Armed with her coupon binder, calculator and notepad, Joyce Lewellen hits the grocery store to shop for deals.
A 20-year-old Fulton man injured in an accident at Callaway Raceway Friday night was released from the hospital and is doing fine, according to racetrack owner Betty Atterberry.
Fourteen Fulton streets are scheduled to have an asphalt overlay applied during the next eight weeks.
Not much of anything gets done before 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Friday, July 8
A former corrections officer at the Callaway County Jail is facing a third-degree assault charge for using pepper spray on an inmate.
Dillan J. Pasley, 17, of 509 E. 7th St., is in Callaway County Jail facing felony burglary and felony illegal use of a weapon charges after his arrest Thursday by Fulton police when he returned to a burglarized home and threatened occupants with a knife.
New Missouri Department of Conservation regulations for the 2011-12 deer hunting season have been approved.
Charitable contributions might be the last thing one would think could come out of good-natured competition between two friends.
Doodling during tedious or exhaustive processes is not new. But discovering the 150-year-old pencil sketches in official government documents was curious.
Thursday, July 7
Pay up or be cut off. That’s the message the Mokane City Council and the Mokane Water Cooperative have sent to almost a dozen Mokane residents who have delinquent sewer and water bills.
About 300 New Bloomfield area residents are expected at the “Supper with the Super” on July 18 at the New Bloomfield High School Cafeteria.
Gina McLachlan has a passion for business.
The Callaway County Health Department at 4950 County Road 304 in Fulton is now open during the noon hour.
AUXVASSE — Taking the family out to the park to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air is one way to pass summer days.
After almost 40 years of service — and countless french fry, hamburger and milkshake orders — the McDonald’s at 303 South Business 54 will get a little facelift.
Wednesday, July 6
KINGDOM CITY — As the $2.5 million bond projects wrap up for North Callaway School District, the administration can determine how much funding is left over.
The exterior of the Holiday Inn Express hotel, 2205 Cardinal Drive in Fulton, is undergoing an extensive renovation.
A new ordinance that allows people to buy and set off fireworks inside Fulton’s city limits caused no problems during the Independence Day weekend for law enforcement and fire departments, city officials said Tuesday.
Sunday, July 3
It certainly isn’t every little girl’s dream.
Willie R. Leonberger, 77, of Auxvasse, did not appear in court Friday for his arraignment before Associate Circuit Judge Carol England. However, his attorney, Jerome S. Antel III, waived the arraignment on his behalf.
Saturday, July 2
Ridin’ the Road to Recovery, an informal group of motorcycle riders in the Fulton area, is organizing a July 16 benefit motorcycle ride from Fulton to Joplin to help buy school supplies for school children hit by a disastrous tornado on May 22.
Evelyn Thomas of New Bloomfield had a special reason for attending a Scholl family reunion of Daniel Boone descendants Saturday in New Bloomfield.
About 70 descendants of Joseph Scholl II and John Boone Scholl, Callaway County pioneers who were direct descendants of Daniel Boone, met in New Bloomfield Saturday for a family reunion.
Friday, July 1
The stories are well-documented about professional athletes — be it rookies or established players — who have squandered their substantial earnings on frivolous spending and dubious hangers-on.
A Callaway County flood watch task force meeting set for Thursday was canceled after predictions of the flood crest on the Missouri River continued to drop.
Organizers of the third annual Fulton Triathlon are hoping to draw more area residents to participate in a morning of healthy community fun on July 9.
After cutting 10 jobs and two programs last month, the New Bloomfield R-3 Board of Education Thursday night approved unanimously a $6.1 million budget for 2011-12 school year.
A flood of volunteers poured into Joplin after a tornado ripped through the city on May 22, including many who came to help the displaced animals.
A combination of continued high demand and the usual summer decrease in donations have left the SERVE Food Pantry’s shelves almost entirely bare.