Stories for March 2011


Thursday, March 31

Our Opinion: Adrian's Island tunnel plan sidetracked

You may want to postpone packing the basket for a picnic on Adrian’s Island.

Prediction: Early site permit debate to begin this session

Supporters Wednesday predicted that lawmakers this session will debate a plan allowing a utility company to seek an early site permit from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and have consumers pay the application costs — if the company wins that permit.

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Auxvasse seeks to improve safety at new crosswalk

When fifth-grader Crystal Johnson, 10, approaches the crosswalk at the intersection of Ann Street and Route E, she stops, looks both ways, then darts across.

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Fulton school board candidates face teacher questions

Candidates for the Fulton School Board gathered at the high school Wednesday afternoon to answer questions and concerns from the Fulton Certified Teachers’ Association.

Wednesday, March 30

Aldermen sidetrack resolution endorsing nuclear plan

After hearing a legislative update by a Ameren Missouri representative, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen Monday night sidetracked a resolution endorsing legislation clearing the way for an early site permit for a second nuclear reactor at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant.

Why nuclear resolution was sidetracked in Holts Summit

Members of the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen say they approve of nuclear power and construction of a second reactor at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant.

Hornets starting to show life at plate, flatten Eldon

Four innings and clinging to a two-run lead against the visiting Eldon Mustangs, things had gotten just a little too tight for Fulton Hornets head coach Darren Masek.

Lady Hornets soccer team tops Fatima, goes to 4-0

Fulton junior forward Lola Weiss and sophomore midfielder Adrienne Ebersole each scored goals and senior goalkeeper Liz Foreman recorded her fourth shutout as the Lady Hornets soccer team blanked Fatima 2-0 on Tuesday night.

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SoCal, NoCal earn perfect scores on bus safety

Two Callaway County school districts earned 100 percent ratings during recent Missouri State Highway Patrol bus inspections, while another received an initial 97 percent pass and the fourth continues to improve.

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New school in Callaway discussed at Holts Summit Candidate Forum

Candidates for the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen and the Jefferson City School Board discussed building a second high school in Callaway County during a Candidate Forum Tuesday night in Holts Summit.

Tuesday, March 29

Holts Summit voters to decide $7 million bond proposal

On April 5 Holts Summit voters will vote on a proposed $7 million sewer bond issue to improve the city’s sewerage system.

One contest for NB alderman

One election contest has developed for Ward 2 of the New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen in the April 5 election.

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HS candidates run unopposed

All of the candidates for the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen are unopposed in the April 5 election.

Lady Hornets shut out Marshall at home to remain undefeated

Fulton sophomore stopper Anna Finke assisted on three of four scores in Fulton’s 4-0 North Central Missouri Conference over Marshall on Monday night. The win improved the Hornets to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in league play.

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Students rewarded with limo ride

“Whoa!” — was the first word out of the mouths of five kindergarten boys when they first saw the black, Hummer limousine parked in front of the school.

Monday, March 28

Auxvasse election includes mayor, 3 alderman seats

There are six candidates on the ballot for the City of Auxvasse. Not all of positions in this year’s election are contested, however.

Holts Summit candidate forum set Tuesday

A candidate forum for contests involving the Holts Summit area will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mid America Bank in Holts Summit.

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Bedsworth leads three Wildcats on media all-district basketball team

New Bloomfield senior guard Aaron Bedsworth — who helped spark the Wildcats’ surprising run to a fourth-place finish in Class 2 — was a first-team pick on the area media’s 2010-11 all-district boys’ and girls’ basketball teams.

Lechner wins three events at Hermann

South Callaway senior Bryan Lechner won both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, as well as the long jump, to steer the Bulldogs to a third-place finish at the season-opening Hermann quad meet Thursday.

Lady Blue Jays’ Backes chosen honorable-mention All-American

Westminster College junior guard Rachel Backes has been named an honorable-mention selection on the 2010-11 DIII News All-American women’s basketball team.

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Chaplain helps mental health clients ‘find their voice’

Those who knew Helen Logan well were not surprised when she first felt the call, 15 years ago, to join the ministry.

OUR OPINION: Lawmakers on pace at session’s midpoint

With lawmakers returning today from spring break, perhaps a recalcitrant spring will return as well.

Saturday, March 26

Winter Weather Advisory lifted for Mid-Missouri

UPDATE: The Winter Weather Advisory has been lifted for Central Missouri.

Friday, March 25

Meth lab found in Fulton during MUSTANG drug raid

A meth lab was found in Fulton and three local men were arrested in two separate law enforcement raids Thursday night in Fulton.

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Hospital CEO resigns

After serving only three months in the position of chief executive officer of Callaway Community Hospital, Mark Caton resigned on Monday.

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Write-in to give ward a ‘louder voice’

Fulton native April Teel is the last candidate to toss her hat into the ring as a write-in for the open Ward 4 council seat on April 5.

North Callaway renews contracts with food, insurance providers

After looking into portion sizes and discussing different options with the district’s food service provider, North Callaway School District Superintendent Bryan Thomsen recommended the board renew its contract with the provider.

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Optimistic seniors

March students of the month, all seniors, from each of the schools in Callaway County receive recognition from the Optimist Club.

Fritz turns in stellar first start, Hornets top Wildcats

Things didn’t go quite according to plan for Fulton baseball coach Darren Masek.

Hornets tennis team collects first victory

The Fulton Hornets tennis team swept singles play in posting its first win of the season Thursday night, 8-1 over visiting Columbia Independent.

Thursday, March 24

Our Opinion: Responsible pet owners contribute to community

Spring temperatures invite us outdoors — to walk, ride bicycles and work in our yards. Those activities also bring encounters with unfamiliar dogs.

Loose dogs threaten mail delivery

U.S. Postal Service letter carriers are reluctant to go into some areas of Fulton because they fear big dogs that sometimes run loose, Fulton Postmaster Roger Bounds said Tuesday.

4 seek seats on NoCal school board

Three school board seats are up for election in North Callaway, and four candidates are running for a spot on the board.

NB receives 12 applications for superintendent

Twelve applications for superintendent have been received, the New Bloomfield R-3 Board of Education learned Tuesday night.

United Way adds new fundraiser in effort to meet yearly goal

Callaway United Way officials are hoping a new event aimed at area youth will help boost lagging efforts to meet this year’s fundraising goals.

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Miller Chrysler moves to new Fulton location

The new car dealership of Miller Chrysler-Dodge-Ram-Jeep has moved to a new location in Fulton at 809 South Westminster Ave.

Thunderbirds baseball team buries Wellsville

Junior shortstop Zach Lavy hit a two-run home run and sophomore third baseman Vance Allen drove in four runs Wednesday night as the North Callaway Thunderbirds walloped Wellsville 24-4.

Lady Owls’ Baker makes All-American team

William Woods University senior forward Rachel Baker on Wednesday was named a third-team selection on the 2010-11 NAIA All-American Division I women’s basketball team.

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Spring is in the air

Warm temperatures this week have caused some plants to bloom like this tree at the residence of 203 W. Seventh St. Wednesday reached highs in the mid-60s.

Wednesday, March 23

Council discusses animal control ordinance, owner responsibility

With the second incident of a dog biting a human being this month having occurred over the weekend, the Fulton City Council Tuesday night discussed the effectiveness of the city’s current animal control ordinance.

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City predicts good participation for Pride Day

The 11th annual Fulton Pride Day, a city-wide clean-up, is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9, and the registration deadline is this Friday. There is no cost for registration or participation.

Auxvasse appoints park committee

After a long period of having its city park committee suspended, Auxvasse will soon have a park board to meet regularly again.

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Pirates punish Hornets, spoil Masek’s debut

After years as an assistant under Darrell Davis, Fulton baseball coach Darren Masek finally got his chance to lead the club in Tuesday night’s season opener against the Boonville Pirates.

Weiss, McCarty help spark Lady Hornets’ runaway win

Junior forward Lola Weiss and sophomore midfielder Jenny McCarty both produced three goals Tuesday night, helping power the Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team to a commanding 10-0 win over visiting Montgomery County.

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Kehoe: Politics threaten bills preserving nuclear option

A consortium of public and private utilities in Missouri is vital to Missouri’s energy future and it may become a model to be emulated throughout the nation, Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, said Monday in Fulton.

Tuesday, March 22

Our Opinion: Spring often heralds onset of severe storms

As much as we would prefer to revel in blissful 70-degree temperatures, we all are acutely aware spring in Missouri is synonymous with severe storms.

NRC conducts special probe in Callaway

A United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspection team conducted a special inspection Monday of the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant after concerns were raised about lubrication of an auxiliary feedwater pump.

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Two Fulton homes sustain damage from kitchen fires

Two separate fires recently left damaged kitchens in their wake.

Lawmakers urge continued need for nuke plant site permit

State Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, lives closer to the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant than any other Missouri lawmaker.

Lady Hornets open 2011 with a win under unusual circumstances

The Fulton Lady Hornets soccer team thought that Monday’s season opener would be played in the friendly confines of its own home pitch.

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Six seek 3 positions on NB school board

Six candidates are seeking three positions as members of the New Bloomfield R-3 Board of Education in the April 5 election.

Monday, March 21

Our Opinion: CBO injects reality into rosy budget scenario

Budgets projections, by definition, are inexact, which is why budget craftsmen must be objective and realistic. When President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed budget earlier this year, we criticized him for failed leadership in addressing the burgeoning federal debt.

Fulton City Council features only two contested races in April 5 election

There are five Fulton City Council seats up for grabs on April 5, but only two of those positions are contested.

Budget cuts top list of concerns for South Callaway board candidates

All six candidates running for a seat on the South Callaway Board of Education agreed that the most pressing issue facing the district next school year is the budget.

Former deputy indicted on drug, stealing charges

A former Cole County Sheriff’s Department deputy, who worked with the MUSTANG Drug Task Force, now is facing drug charges himself.

No. 21 Lady Owls bow out after Sweet 16 loss

The William Woods University Lady Owls’ Sweet 16 matchup against Westminster (Utah.) College will not be remembered for its offensive artistry.

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Wildcats succumb to Tigers, more shooting hardships

One team was expected to be playing for a state championship. The other team wasn’t even expected to get a whiff of a district title.

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Elderly woman dies in house fire southeast of Fulton

The body of Cristine Witt, 84, of Fulton was found in the debris of her home that burned to the ground early Friday morning.

Sunday, March 20

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Youngster attacked by dog in Fulton

A young Fulton boy was attacked by a dog on a leash in the front yard of a Fulton home Saturday morning.

Friday, March 18

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New city prosecutor looks forward to serving community

Casey Clevenger, the sole candidate for Fulton prosecuting attorney on April 5, may be new to the position, but she brings plenty of experience to the table, as well as a genuine interest in the community.

Wildcats wilt under Pirates’ defensive pressure

The New Bloomfield Wildcats were pinched, and it had nothing to do with the fact that it was St. Patrick’s Day and their team colors are orange and black.

No. 21 Lady Owls finally find first-round breakthrough

The William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team is no longer flummoxed by the first round.

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NRC disavows MSNBC study showing Callaway Nuclear Plant earthquake risk

An study showing the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant faces the least risk from damage from an earthquake of all 104 U.S. nuclear plants has been disavowed by the U.S., Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Nixon to name legislative redistricting panels

Gov. Jay Nixon is to appoint commissioners Friday to redraw Missouri's state House and Senate districts based on the 2010 census.

Mo. sheriff seeks victims of unsolicited texts

An eastern Missouri sheriff's office wants to hear from anyone who might have received unsolicited and sexually explicit text messages on a cell phone.

Thursday, March 17

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Downtown bar to close after 38 years of serving drinks

Mike Gilbert, 69, of Callaway County is throwing in the towel after 38 years in business at Mike & Laura’s.

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Former Fulton attorney living in Japan stays alert on Fukushima events

Monitoring the situation currently unfolding at the Fukushima nuclear plant is Mark Tracy’s primary focus since Japan was struck by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left the country reeling.

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106th Kingdom of Callaway Supper carries on tradition

Ron and Melody Craighead of Fulton sat down to take part in the 106th Kingdom of Callaway Supper Tuesday night, an event the couple said they’ve come to see as “tradition.”

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Callaway commissioner’s remarks vex CAMPO board

Frustrations surfaced Wednesday afternoon when the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board met to discuss public criticism of CAMPO by a fellow board member.

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Clark, Wildcats pull together special first year

Here’s how New Bloomfield senior forward Daniel Berry remembers his first encounter with head coach Tyler Clark last summer.

Wildcats’ Final Four appearance more than matter of luck

Daniel Berry is not going to mess with the mojo.

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Mayoral race features council veterans

The Fulton mayoral race features the return of two city government veterans.

Wednesday, March 16

Our Opinion: Set deadline on surtax muddle

The time has come to call the question on the surtax muddle. Calling the question is a parliamentary procedure that seeks to end discussion and debate, followed by a decision.

Supporters, opponents disagree on how Japan incident affects U.S.

Supporters and opponents of nuclear power disagree on how the nuclear plant incidents in Japan will affect the nuclear industry in Missouri and throughout the nation.

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Kehoe still pursuing nuclear plant proposal

Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, who represents Callaway County in the Missouri Senate, said Tuesday the nuclear power incident in Japan hasn’t stopped his efforts to secure passage of legislation leading to a second nuclear reactor at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant.

Holts Summit aldermen discuss annexation of two subdivisions

Some residents of Golden Pond Subdivision and Hunter’s Run Subdivision northwest of here have asked the city to consider annexing both subdivisions into the city.

CCAD board approves hardship policy

The Callaway County Ambulance District’s Board of Directors approved a policy Tuesday night that may help some patients be able to better afford services.

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No. 21 Lady Owls seek end to first-round futility

There were blurry eyes and bowed heads as the William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team walked off the court nine days ago.

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107th Kingdom Supper president announced

Mike Boulware was named the next president of the Kingdom of Callaway Supper after events wrapped up Tuesday evening from the 106th annual Kingdom Supper.

Tuesday, March 15

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FADC banquet to put focus on nuclear power

With the recent tragedy in Japan, the question of nuclear power has once again come front and center in the public eye.

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Wildcats continue wild road in quarterfinal upset

The New Bloomfield Wildcats are still giant killers, and the giants just keep getting bigger and bigger.

Owls baseball team win all four against Williams Baptist

After taking the first two games in the series on Friday, the Owls baseball team completed the four game sweep of Williams Baptist on Saturday afternoon in American Midwest Conference road action.

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Nuclear plant incidents in Japan may boost support for nuclear bill

The cascading troubles at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear complex in Japan were set in motion when last Friday’s quake and tsunami knocked out power, crippling the cooling systems needed to keep nuclear fuel from going into full meltdown.

Monday, March 14

Clip shows preview of Ron Lutz presentation

A short video is now available to catch a preview of the presentation that will be seen at the Kingdom of Callaway Supper.

Principal: ‘Pleasure’ to work at NB

Suzanne Lackman, the New Bloomfield high school principal who has submitted her resignation at the end of the current school year in June, says she enjoyed her time as principal at the school.

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Re-enactors offer visitors a taste of Civil War history

Visitors to the Callaway County Public Library’s Friends Room Saturday afternoon were taken back in time as the Kingdom of Callaway Civil War Heritage and Elijah Gates Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans hosted a special children’s program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

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Fulton Walmart undergoes remodel

Shoppers to the Fulton Walmart may have noticed some recent rearranging and renovating going on in the store.

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Racing car design promotes DIPG cancer awareness

When people hear about diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, do they know what it is? Kristina Maddox wants them to know.

South Callaway cuts teacher tuition reimbursement

Board members unanimously voted to cut the South Callaway School District’s tuition reimbursement program for teachers wanting to further their education.

Owls softball gets sweep in Gulf Shores

The Owls opened up play in the Gulf Coast Invitational with a pair of wins on Friday afternoon.

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Local youth explain tradition of Lent

As the Lenten season kicked off this week with its traditions of personal sacrifice and introspective observation, a number of students at St. Peter School in Fulton took the opportunity to share their take on the 40-day lead-in to Easter.

School closings, announcements for Monday, March 14, 2011

Here is a list of school closings and weather-related announcements for Monday, March 14, 2011.

Sunday, March 13

Our Opinion: Evaluate before drawing cold remedies into meth battle

Sufferers of the common cold should not be drawn into the crossfire in the battle against meth.

Friday, March 11

New rules will lead to school lunch increase

Some new federal guidelines regarding school lunch prices set to take effect in the next few years could have a big impact on area families.

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Destination Imagination team readies for tournament

Seventh-grader Terrell Owens excitedly gets out a small power tool Thursday to make some minor adjustments to his wooden structure.

Contest offers chance to boost help to SERVE

Area residents once again have the opportunity to make their donations count for more as SERVE, Inc. participates in the 14th Annual Feinstein Challenge, which gives away $1 million each year to fight hunger.

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Wildcats buy into Clark’s defensive ways

The New Bloomfield Wildcats have finally taken on first-year head coach Tyler Clark’s defensive personality.

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Beautification projects planned on HS highway ramps

Denise Oxley of Holts Summit had filled her yard with decorative plants and was looking around for a challenge when it hit her.

Thursday, March 10

Our Opinion: Budgeting process meets law of diminishing returns

If there is truth in the adage that one must spend money to make money, the ensuing question is: How much?

Resignations follow low student test scores

With student achievement tests falling short of some goals set by the state, two key administrators at the New Bloomfield R-3 School District have submitted written resignations to the board.

Three county residents hurt in two one-vehicle accidents

Three Callaway County residents were injured in separate one-vehicle accidents.

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Civil War sesquicentennial to be observed Saturday

The 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War will be observed Saturday with an event for children at the Callaway County Public Library.

Wildcats stay on surprising run in stunning style

By design, the play that put New Bloomfield over the Canton Tigers in Wednesday night’s Class 2 sectional worked just the way Wildcats head coach Tyler Clark envisioned it.

No. 21 Lady Owls receive at-large bid to NAIA tourney

No matter how the invitation came, the William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team is back in the NAIA Division I national tournament.

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Senate panel considers nuclear plant measure

Missouri needs to build another nuclear power plant to secure a low-cost power source for years to come, freshman state Sen. Mike Kehoe told a Senate committee late Wednesday afternoon, at the start of a more than five-hour hearing.

Wednesday, March 9

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Statewide tornado drill set Thursday

Missouri students and others throughout the state will participate in a statewide tornado drill on Thursday and perhaps learn how to avoid a panic that hit the city last Friday during a real tornado warning.

How to protect yourself when a tornado arrives

The National Weather Service has some recommendations on what to do when a tornado is spotted nearby:

Animal ordinance receives another look

Opinions were split at Tuesday night’s council meeting over the subject of keeping animals inside the city.

Auction to aid Holts Summit civic group

The annual auction to benefit the Holts Summit Community Betterment Association will be Saturday morning at the Holts Summit Lions Club building on East Hillcrest Drive.

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Council revisits recycling

The bulk of Tuesday night’s Fulton City Council meeting was business as usual — including a rehash of the state of the city’s recycling program during the work session — but the comments from visitors portion included an out-of-the-ordinary and heartfelt “Thank you” for services rendered by the city.

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Wildcats not withering from lack of respect

Just a day before his team’s Class 2 sectional playoff game against the Canton Tigers, New Bloomfield Wildcats head basketball coach Tyler Clark had a few parting words for his players.

Tuesday, March 8

New Bloomfield schools lose two more administrators

A month and a half after parting ways with former superintendent Chris Small, the school district here now also will be losing two other key administrators at the end of the school year.

Pit bull terriers that attacked Fulton postman euthanized

Two pit bull dogs that attacked and severely injured a Fulton postman last Tuesday were euthanized at 1:15 p.m. Monday by a veterinarian.

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Two men arrested for DWI

Two Callaway County men were arrested during the weekend for driving while intoxicated.

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Churchill Weekend puts focus on relationship between US, Britain

Sixty-five years ago, Winston Churchill exhorted his audience to recognize the need for the United States, Great Britain and their allies to form a united front to work for peace and “establish conditions of freedom and democracy” around the world with his “Sinews of Peace” speech at Westminster College.

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Smiling nurse named employee of year at CCH

One thing Callaway Community Hospital staff can’t help noticing about Jennifer Salmons is her smile.

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Surprise New Bloomfield team wins the district title

The New Bloomfield Wildcats entered Class 2 District 5 play with with a less than stellar 8-16 record and no winning streak of more than two games for the entire season. But after Saturday, both of those situations improved greatly.

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Lady Owls fall in AMC tournament title game

Three was a big number for the William Woods Owls women’s basketball team heading into Monday night’s American Midwest Conference tournament final against the No. 1 seed Columbia College Cougars.

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Inn shares history with Westminster, celebrates 15 years

As Westminster College celebrated the 65th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s visit last weekend, another anniversary is also being celebrated this week, although somewhat quieter.

Monday, March 7

2 dogs put down after attack on Mo. postal worker

Worker attacked last week

Our Opinion: Are taxpayer liable for elk?

Are taxpayers liable for damages caused by a species reintroduced by the state?

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Utility customers to receive personalized energy report

All Callaway County customers of Ameren Missouri will receive personalized energy usage reports in their mail next week.

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Andrews ignites Lady Owls’ rally

She wanted no part of her. The “she” in this scenario was Missouri Baptist University senior guard Kylee Grant, with the “her” being William Woods junior guard Sharron Andrews.

Lady Owls softball team logs victories

The William Woods University Lady Owls softball team relied on some pop at the plate and marked performances on the mound.

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Scouting for SERVE

Callaway County Cub and Boy Scouts spent their Saturday collecting food for neighbors in need as part of their annual Scouting for Food drive.

Our Opinion: Education bill’s mixed bag needs examination

Teaching should be treated much like any other profession. Consequently, the job security provided by academic tenure should be eliminated.

Friday, March 4

Holts Summit man suspected in double killing

SALEM, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri sheriff says charges are pending against a suspect in the deaths of a husband and wife earlier this week.

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Professor unsure about next Libyan government

Assma Sawani, an accounting professor at Westminster College in Fulton, isn’t sure what type of government will emerge in embattled Libya, the homeland of her entire family.

Y auction to benefit local members

Each year, the YMCA of Callaway County’s scholarship program enables families and children throughout the county to benefit from its health and wellness programs.

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FSH employees honored for community service

Employees of Fulton State Hospital are accustomed to providing service to others.

$18.5 million waiting for 20,300 Missourians

If about 20,300 Missourians fail to file an amended tax return in the next 45 days they may not receive their share of an estimated $18.5 million waiting for them at the Internal Revenue Service.

Williamsburg man receives 15 years for meth conspiracy

A Williamsburg man was sentenced in federal court Thursday for his role in a conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine.

No. 5 seed New Bloomfield upsets Louisiana to reach district title game

The Louisiana Bulldogs, district champions a year ago, seemed to have everything on their side headed into Thursday night’s Class 2 District 5 match-up against New Bloomfield.

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Vet volunteers time at prison to help inmate dog trainers

Veterinarian Mar Doering holds a doggie treat tightly in her fist just in front of Daisy’s nose.

Thursday, March 3

Our Opinion: Don't be fooled: Scams come in new guises

Consider how much more inventive and productive our society would be if the people who create and carry out scams turned their talents to honest endeavors.

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City wants to destroy two pit bull terriers that attacked postman

A Fulton official said Wednesday he will ask the owner of two pit bull terriers to allow the city to destroy both dogs that attacked a Fulton postman Tuesday.

Locals speak up against Ameren rate increase

Because of the poor economy, it’s not a good time to let Ameren Missouri raise its rates.

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Supper committee announces awardees

Well-known retired Fulton DJ Ron Lutz will be honored at the upcoming Kingdom of Callaway Supper.

Red Cross to provide special CPR sessions

The Callaway County Unit of the American Red Cross is sponsoring 24 Hours of Adult CPR Training, an event aimed at preparing community members to respond to emergency situations.

Bulldogs land spot in District 9 semifinals

South Callaway was clearly flustered by St. James’ choking defensive pressure, as 30 turnovers will attest, but the Bulldogs were emboldened by a fast start.

No. 21 Lady Owls easily make AMC semifinals

The No. 21 William Woods University Lady Owls had little difficulty in taking the next step in the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.

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Third nuclear plant bill surfaces

A southeast Missouri senator Tuesday tossed a third bill into the debate over a potential construction of another Callaway County nuclear reactor.

Wednesday, March 2

Our Opinion: Patriots honored for supporting National Guard and Reserve

We always are delighted when the Missouri National Guard presents a Patriot Award to a Mid-Missouri employer.

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Postman bit in face by two pit bulls

Two pit bull terrier dogs attacked a Fulton postman Tuesday afternoon and inflicted serious bite wounds to his face.

Realignment caused only four layoffs at FSH

When the realignment of staff in the Missouri Department of Mental Health is completed on April 15, Fulton State Hospital will have only four layoffs, Marty Martin-Foreman, the hospital’s chief operating officer said Tuesday.

Wildcats reach District 5 semis

Senior guard Aaron Bedsworth tallied a game-high 21 points Tuesday night to help steer the No. 5 seed New Bloomfield Wildcats to a 55-49 victory over No. 4 Paris in the first round of the Class 2, District 5 Tournament.

Tuesday, March 1

Our Opinion: Outlook for incremental growth

Recent indicators predict incremental growth in Central Missouri.

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Crimestoppers produces suspects in HS Lottery tickets theft

The Holts Summit Police Department has developed several leads but so far has not made an arrest in connection with the theft of numerous Missouri Lottery tickets in January from the Kwik Run Convenience Store in Holts Summit.

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Former U.S. ambassador to appear at Churchill Museum

Former U.S. Ambassador Thomas D. Boyatt has been stationed in various locations across the globe, and this week his designation as a Wilson Fellow takes him to Fulton.

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Bar offers free shuttle service

The Fulton Post Office Bar & Grill, 100 W. 5th St., is now offering a free shuttle service to and from the bar during in the evening until closing.

Holts Summit aldermen approve hike in sewer service fees starting April 1

Monthly city sewer service fee increases starting April 1 were given final approval Monday night by the Board of Aldermen.

Wesminster men fall in SLIAC tournament final

The Blue Jays closed the 2011 season on a sour note, surrendering an eight-point second half lead in losing to Webster University 64-47 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletics Conference tournament final on Saturday.

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Unwanted pond forms SE of roundabout

An unwanted pond has formed because of faulty drainage at the southeast corner of the new Fulton roundabout at the intersection of Business 54, Route O and 2nd Street.