Wednesday, November 30
A priest who works at Helias High School has been put on leave while authorities investigate information that was found on his school computer.
The Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors approved a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2012 during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
Out of all the clanging cymbals judges listened to before selecting winners, only a few Mid-Missouri high school bands came out sounding sweet.
Venison is nutritious and a healthy choice but should not be eaten before it is frozen, a nutrition specialist suggests.
Survelliance video footage led to the arrest of a Fulton man Tuesday in relation to a weekend burglary.
In a year with an already-strained budget, the Callaway County Jail now faces the prospect of providing care for a pregnant inmate.
Part 2 continues our discussion about interpreting.
Tuesday, November 29
A high chainlink fence topped by three strands of barbed wire erected around a water district tower near Millersburg has upset some residents living around the tower.
KINGDOM CITY — Dads will have a reason to spruce up and take out their special little ladies next weekend.
Modeled after a British tradition of the same name, the Festival of Lessons and Carols returns to Westminster College.
Fulton resident Charlie James was honored and all when he and his former teammates from the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals were inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.
Katie Winingear, of Fulton, shops for Christmas decorations Monday afternoon at Family Dollar.
Senior forward Chelsea Wiler led all players with 17 points while sophomore guard Shelby Bailey put in 16 points in a season-opening 90-15 win for the Lady Wildcats over Calvary Lutheran on Monday night.
VANDALIA — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs needed just one game to equal their entire win total from the 2010-11 season.
Sunday, November 27
Thanks in part to a large turnout at the Fulton Downtown Business Association’s annual Holiday Open House on Nov. 18, businesses along Court Street said the holiday shopping season already is off to a strong start locally.
After 15 years at the helm of Fulton Middle School, Principal Jeff Wright will be retiring from the district at the end of June.
William Woods University students, faculty and staff last week donated enough food to SERVE to make 570 meals for people in need.
County’s deer total is 4th largest in state
The 3,234 deer killed in Callaway County during the recent firearms hunt was the fourth highest county total in the state.
The Cedar Creek Ranger District in Callaway County, which is part of the Mark Twain National Forest, is becoming a popular area to hunt deer. It’s one reason for the high number of deer harvested in Callaway County.
Friday, November 25
The door was open to all free of charge this holiday.
Both Missouri U.S. senators and the area’s congressman are supporting an effort to keep the Portland Post Office open.
Some spend Thanksgiving on the clock rather than at the table
Though banks, schools and most government offices and businesses close for Thanksgiving, there are many workers who don’t get the luxury of taking off for Turkey Day.
ROLLA — NCAA Division II Missouri S&T placed four players in double figures and shot 57 percent in the second half Tuesday night as the Miners downed the William Woods University Owls 79-62 in an exhibition game.
Thursday, November 24
Cooking pot left unattended in apartment building
An unattended cooking pot left on top of a stove for Thanksgiving dinner caused about $35,000 in damages during a fire early Thursday morning at Westview Apartments in Fulton.
The mother of one of three American students arrested in Cairo says news of their pending release is the best Thanksgiving gift.
Wednesday, November 23
A Fulton man was arrested Tuesday on multiple counts of statutory rape and other charges.
The holidays are a time traditionally associated with family, and area nursing homes and assisted living facilities are making sure that tradition continues for their residents.
David and Beth McDaniel spent the better part of a year restoring their home at 826 Court St. to its original floor plan.
Marching bands, floats and spectators — it’s time for Christmas parades. Those who love to take in a traditional Christmas parade will have four options within the county — Fulton, New Bloomfield, Holts Summit and Auxvasse. See one or all, because each is scheduled for a different day in early December.
Number using online registration renewal grows yearly
Callaway County residents who don’t want to stand in line at the end of the month can renew their vehicle license plates online.
Tuesday, November 22
When John “Jack” Marshall received Westminster College’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2008, he said, “My life has revolved around Westminster for more than 50 years.”
Willie Leonberger, 78, Auxvasse, Monday pleaded guilty to involuntary second-degree manslaughter after he was accused last January of running over and killing a North Callaway School student with a school bus he was driving.
A Kingdom City woman driving a pickup the wrong way on U.S. 54 at 2:30 a.m. Sunday was involved in a head-on collision near Brazito in Cole County that killed an Eldon man.
The results are in. Out of 26 schools in Missouri that participated in the International Thespian Society’s Trick-or-Treat So Kids Can Eat event, Fulton High School came out on top.
Senior guard Robert Williams was perfect from the field in the first half and only missed three shots overall in the Owls 83-66 win over Central Bible College on Saturday afternoon.
Sunday, November 20
An Eldon man died in a two-vehicle collision early Sunday in Cole County.
Holiday shopping traditionally begins this week during Thanksgiving and it also marks the start of holiday trips to see relatives and friends.
KINGDOM CITY — In a fresh coat of paint, two bright, green Thunderbirds now appear on the water tower here.
Willie R. Leonberger, 78, Auxvasse, the school bus driver who ran over and killed a North Callaway student in January, Friday waived his preliminary hearing in Callaway County Associate Circuit Court.
Two area women were taken into custody Thursday night after a search warrant executed at a residence on Glover Street yielded drugs.
Herman Cain was the winner of a statewide presidential straw poll announced Saturday of all Missouri Tea Party members.
Saturday, November 19
CONWAY, Ark. — Junior guard Hannah Kloster came off the bench to deliver a game-high 18 points Saturday, directing the Westminster College Lady Blue Jays to a 70-55 win over host Hendrix College at the Hendrix Cliff Garrison Classic.
Deputy: Coach 'drunker than Cooter Brown'
University of Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel pleaded guilty Friday morning to a driving while intoxicated charge in Boone County Circuit Court.
Friday, November 18
Linemen from the city’s Electric Department were busy Thursday putting wreaths up on high and stretching garlands across light poles.
Two of Callaway County’s largest departments — health and road and bridge — are facing unusual budget needs for the 2012 budget year.
Each week, the Callaway Senior Center provides meals to approximately 60 local homebound seniors.
The North Callaway School District received a clean bill of health on its audit Thursday evening.
Sharing the bounty for the second year, St. James United Methodist Church is opening its doors to area students who can’t make it home for Thanksgiving.
During a liquor law compliance check conducted by the Fulton Police Department Wednesday evening, a clerk at The Market Liquor Store was written up for selling alcohol to a minor.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — The R-3 School District’s $6.1 million budget is on schedule to meet income and spending estimates, Superintendent David Tramel said Thursday.
Thursday, November 17
MU head football coach issues apology
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel will have a one year salary freeze and other bonuses.
Since the loss of her 11-month-old granddaughter on Nov. 7, 1999, Maryann Williamson has been fighting for the same thing for 12 years — justice.
Salvation Army bell-ringers are coming to Callaway.
A special event out at the big red barn on Shryocks Callaway Farms will offer local artisans a chance to showcase their wares and area shoppers a chance to cross some things off their holiday lists.
Atlas Phsyical Therapy and Sports Medicine will soon be moving into a new location with room for expansion.
The Westminster College men’s basketball team has been picked to win the 2011-12 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, according to the coaches’ preseason poll announced Wednesday.
The Fulton Police Department is seeking an assailant who attacked a woman outside the U.S. Post Office Wednesday morning and stole her purse.
Wednesday, November 16
On Veterans Day Fulton native Byron Bagby, a recently retired major general with the U.S. Army, asked local residents to take every opportunity to thank veterans when they meet them, not just once a year.
Although there was plenty of discussion generated by the questions posed during the Human Rights Commission’s community forum Tuesday night, there were few actual answers for the commission’s quest to discover its purpose.
Dressed in character, Jim Two Crows Wallen tells his audience of elementary school students, “Today, we’re going on an expedition.”
Frank Hennessy starts new piano store at age 78
At age 78, Frank Hennessy, a master piano tuner known throughout the Midwest, will launch a new business during a grand opening Friday and Saturday this week in Millersburg.
A group gathered for prayer outside the Jefferson City Planned Parenthood office Tuesday for the last time. After nine years of praying for a change of choice for clients and employees at the family planning office, the group began a eight-week prayer of thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 15
Pageant features final performance of local ‘Elvis’
Keeping with the tradition of Christmas pageants this time of year, a new pageant takes shape that will benefit SERVE, Inc.
Two new jail officers, cameras, locks requested
The Callaway County Commission is reviewing several budget requests to upgrade equipment and services at the Callaway County Jail, including two more corrections officers and upgrades to jail security cameras and locks.
George “Trey” Baumgartner, 30 — the former Auxvasse alderman, who resigned after being arrested on drug charges on Nov. 4 — is in trouble again.
Elaine Fennewald, of Jefferson City, says adopting a family each Christmas from SERVE, makes her holiday.
Deer crashes increase each November
With the opening of the firearms deer season Saturday, running deer caused two serious accidents, one fatal, during the weekend in Callaway County.
SPRINGFIELD — The Owls’ record now sits at 3-2 after splitting games against Baptist Bible College and Evangel University at the Evangel/BBC Classic over the weekend.
Monday, November 14
KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds were just the fourth team all season to score more than 10 points against the School of the Osage Indians. In fact, the three touchdowns the Indians gave up to North Callaway were the second-most they’d given up to any opponent.
Junior guard Ashlee Taylor banked in a 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play Friday night, helping lift the No. 23 William Woods University Lady Owls to a 65-62 victory over Culver-Stockton College at Anderson Arena.
Sunday, November 13
As Byron Bagby spoke to those gathered for the 93rd Annual Veteran’s Day Banquet hosted by American Legion Kingdom Post 210 and Fulton VFW Post 2657 Friday night, the recently-retired U.S. Army major general said he had two requests.
About 75 Callaway County residents attended a rededication ceremony in Memorial Park Friday of a plaque erected on the former Liberty Bridge in Fulton to honor World War I veterans.
The sights and sounds of Christmas will be in the air Friday night as the Fulton Downtown Business Association hosts its annual Holiday Open House.
Saturday, November 12
Here are high school football playoff scores from around Missouri for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
Friday, November 11
KINGDOM CITY — Smack-dab in the middle of their playoff run, the North Callaway Thunderbirds had their football banquet Wednesday night. Fun was had and recognition was given out.
Fulton native honored for his service
For the second year, Jefferson City High School’s Ambassador Club hosted Veterans’ Appreciation Night at Jefferson City High School, though the night was full of surprises.
After coming home from World War II, Orvillle W. (Buss) Maddox of Hams Prairie, a small Callaway County community south of Fulton, didn’t talk much about his wartime combat experiences.
After a whirlwind day packed with visits with other veterans, trips to multiple national memorials and monuments and a brief reunion with his brother, Fulton veteran Eddie Garriott said the best part of his recent Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. was the return to Columbia.
Leaders of the Soup Kitchen are inviting members of the Callaway community to join them for the organization’s 16th annual Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 24.
After checking the city budget, Mayor Terry Shaw Thursday night told the New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen he has decided to drop immediate plans to renovate the interior of city hall.
A former corrections officer at the Callaway County Jail charged with assault for using pepper spray on an inmate pleaded guilty to the charge Monday.
The William Woods University Owls took control with a 14-6 run early in the second half of Wednesday night’s 71-60 win over Central Methodist University at Anderson Arena.
Thursday, November 10
During a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, a plaque honoring World War I veterans, originally mounted on Liberty Bridge over Stinson Creek, will be rededicated at its new location in Fulton at Memorial Park.
It was appreciative audience members who convinced Josh Rivedal that he should make suicide prevention a part of his message.
MOKANE — The South Callaway R-2 Board of Education Wednesday night decided to increase the amount spent for the district’s staff Christmas dinner party from $2,500 to not more than $4,000.
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. — The fifth-seeded William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team reached the semifinals of the AMC postseason tournament by toppling No. 4 Williams Baptist College 25-15, 21-25, 30-28, 19-25 and 15-9 on Tuesday night.
The smell of pizza was in the air Wednesday evening at the Fulton Soup Kitchen thanks to the Little Caesars Love Kitchen.
Wednesday, November 9
George (Trey) Baumgartner resigned from his position as south ward alderman Tuesday.
A Tuesday morning accident involving a North Callaway School bus resulted in a Fulton woman and a student being transported to University Hospital in Columbia.
The Fulton City Council granted first-round approval to an ordinance amending the city’s animal control ordinance during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
One of Fulton’s most prominent sons will return home this weekend. Maj. Gen. Byron S. Bagby, who retired last month after more than 33 years of service with the U.S. Army, will serve as the guest speaker at the 93rd Annual Veterans Banquet hosted by American Legion Post 210 and VFW Post 2657 Friday.
The Callaway County Health Department has received $80,000 from the federal government to be used to develop a plan to improve health care in the county and perhaps create a health-service center for needy people.
About 10 Mokane residents who have unpaid water bills may soon have their water service disconnected, warns Mokane Mayor Tom Shackelford.
Prayer will be ongoing at the Missouri Capitol for 11 hours Friday.
For the second year in a row, the day after Thanksgiving is just another work day for Missouri government employees.
Josh Mosley, sports reporter, adds winter hats to The Fulton Sun warming tree Tuesday afternoon after area residents brought in donations. The Fulton Sun will accept donations of hats, gloves, scarves, mittens and socks for the tree until Dec. 16 when all the clothing will be donated to SERVE, Inc.
The Callaway County Collector’s office is giving county taxpayers the option of paying next year’s real estate taxes on an installment plan.
HANNIBAL — William Woods sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Abernathy saved five shots but that wasn’t enough in a 1-0 American Midwest Conference semifinal loss to Hannibal-LaGrange on Monday.
Tuesday, November 8
At about 7:30 a.m. today an accident involving a North Callaway School District bus was reported to the Fulton Police Department.
City officials here remain quiet after the arrest of an Auxvasse alderman on Friday.
A New Bloomfield volunteer firefighter plans to consult attorneys after receiving a traffic ticket Saturday evening while responding to a fire call.
The neon arch no longer shines over the Holts Summit McDonald’s restaurant.
KINGDOM CITY — It took a full four quarters and two overtime periods to settle a Class 3, District 6 championship game between the North Callaway Thunderbirds and the Southern Boone Eagles 12 days ago.
MOKANE — With mud shackling a pair of potent offenses, the Blair Oaks Falcons blindsided the state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs with a gimmick.
Senior running back Zain Gower’s 19-yard touchdown run with 10:05 to play broke a tie and capped off Westminster College’s fourth-quarter rally, sending the Blue Jays past Presentation (S.D.) College 17-10 in Saturday’s season finale at Priest Field.
FULTON — Attorneys for the prosecution and defense agreed Monday that Sandra Plunkett, 38, will be tried in Callaway County for the New Year’s Day murder of her husband at their home in Holts Summit.
Monday, November 7
For more than 65 years, Wilburn Rowden has been a veteran, a veteran who was injured defending his country.
Jay Lee Hager, 20, Auxvasse, is in Boone County Jail in Columbia after he fled from Boone County deputies Saturday and was arrested on eight criminal charges.
Callaway County Road and Bridge Department 2012 budget requests are about $600,000 above the department’s expected revenue, the Callaway County Commission learned Monday.
Sunday, November 6
An Auxvasse alderman, George E. (Trey) Baumgartner, 30, was arrested Friday on a charge of distribution of methamphetamine
Keith Colmer, chosen last week as one of the nation’s first commercial astronauts, is a son of a Margaret Colmer, who grew up in Fulton.
A Fulton woman has won $100,000 playing a Missouri Lottery scratchers game, and eight other Callaway County residents won $1,000 playing other scratchers games during October.
Notices of 2011 Callaway County real estate and property taxes will be mailed Monday, Callaway County Collector Pam J. Oestreich said Friday.
About 50 people participated in the New Bloomfield Smokebusters Kick Butts 5K Run/Walk Saturday along the Stinson Creek Trail in Fulton.
A survey of Court Street retailers Saturday revealed mixed reactions to recommendation by a city consultant to allow two-way traffic on the downtown street.
MOKANE — At least for public consumption, South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo doesn’t believe there are any benefits — psychological or otherwise — to derive from the 26-point beatdown.
KINGDOM CITY — Head football coach Mike Emmons has fielded successful teams in his time with the North Callaway Thunderbirds. He’s won in the past, but the kind of winning the Thunderbirds are doing right now strikes Emmons a little differently.
JEFFERSON CITY — Fulton junior Jenny McCarty came in 32nd in the Class 3 girls’ state cross country championships Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center.
Friday, November 4
The brick sign in front of the Fulton Post Office looks like a pile of rubble after a car crashed into in Thursday evening.
JEFFERSON CITY — Donning lab coats and medical gloves, seven Fulton High School students took turns testing newborn “blood” for sickle-cell disease.
An informal group of local motorcyclists will gather Sunday to distribute toys and food to benefit needy children during their fifth annual Callaway County Toy Run.
OSAGE BEACH — For the Fulton Hornets soccer team, it was the wrong time to come out on the wrong end of an identical outcome against the Helias Crusaders.
Opening Court Street to two-way traffic and erecting large, landscaped signs to mark entrances to the shopping district were two suggestions revealed Thursday night as part of a master plan to grow and beautify downtown Fulton.
Thursday, November 3
News Tribune editorial
Generosity comes in many forms.
Second-grader Keara Cottam scrounged around her home looking for change to donate to this year’s Callaway County United Way Penny Drive.
With freezing temperatures on the way, The Fulton Sun is seeking to make sure that all Callaway County children have the opportunity to bundle up against the cold.
The National Churchill Museum will be hosting its 28th annual Victorian Christmas fundraiser Nov. 10 through Dec. 31.
Formal charges were filed Wednesday in connection with a brief car chase that occurred Tuesday in Jefferson City.
MOKANE — The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs will have another go-around with the Blair Oaks Falcons.
KINGDOM CITY — There were almost as many onside kick recoveries as defensive stops in Wednesday night’s Class 3 regional playoff game between the North Callaway Thunderbirds and the Orchard Farm Eagles.
The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays volleyball team will have a fresh scouting report for its conference tournament opener this weekend.
Wednesday, November 2
The members of Fulton’s Human Rights Commission are on a mission: To determine the group’s purpose.
Lynn Gastineau, owner of Gastineau Log Homes of New Bloomfield, returned home from China Tuesday after signing a contract in Shanghai, China, to export precut oak log homes to China.
Looking for a way to connect to the community, Westminster College athletes will soon offer a new club especially for area children.
A small metal shed with no equipment in it was destroyed during a Monday afternoon fire along County Road 356 north of New Bloomfield.
There’s a noticeable difference between the North Callaway Thunderbirds football team that started the regular season winless and ended it as Class 3, District 6 champions.
The South Callaway Bulldogs’ defense has faced its fair share of spread offenses in recent weeks. Here comes another.
A warrant has been requested for a Jefferson City woman whom officials say admitted to stealing a car in Callaway County Tuesday morning following a brief pursuit by authorities in the capital.
MOUNTAIN GROVE — The Fulton Lady Hornets ended their season with a back-and-forth, three-set loss to Carl Junction in the Class 3 sectional playoffs on Saturday.
Tuesday, November 1
Biggest decrease in last 29 months
Callaway County’s recent trend of rising unemployment was reversed last month when the county’s jobless rate fell more than 1 percent.
Read a good book lately? If you have, members of the Daniel Boone Library’s One Read program want to hear from you.
Little did fifth-grader Nicholas Staats know when he sat down for his school’s assembly Friday morning that he was in for a surprise.
A tractor-trailer crash that occurred on Highway 54 in Fulton Friday has now become a fatal accident after the driver of one of the vehicles involved died of his injuries Monday afternoon.
OSAGE BEACH — The No. 1 seeded Hornets started Class 2, District 11 play off on a good note with a 3-1 win over No. 4 seeded School of the Osage on Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS — Westminster senior running back Zain Gower continued his late-season surge with 147 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue Jays’ 30-13 win over Crown College on Saturday at the annual Dome Day game.