Friday, September 30
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of Adam E. Keith, 20, of Auxvasse.
After a listeria outbreak in other areas, Callaway County is considering restaurant inspection changes allowing the county to raise certain inspection fees and to close restaurants with dangerous food preparation violations.
Three local girls had to jump over a lot of hurdles to get where they are today.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — The Board of Aldermen Thursday night approved a reduction of 8.7 cents per $100 assessed valuation in the New Bloomfield city property tax bond payment fund.
For three quarters against the Moberly Spartans last week, Fulton head coach Pat Kelley saw his team play with focus. He saw the Hornets’ defense play tough against a multi-faceted Moberly offense and go into halftime down 14-0.
New Bloomfield has fielded a girls’ golf team for the past four seasons and now they have a little hardware to show off.
MOKANE — Take a look at the South Callaway team that prepared to play at Orchard Farm in 2010. Now take a look at the current team that is readying itself to play Orchard Farm this season.
KINGDOM CITY — There are a lot of things the North Callaway football team can take away from last week’s loss to state ranked Tipton.
Callaway and Audrain county officials continue to make progress in the investigation into a string of burglaries and automobile thefts in both counties.
Thursday, September 29
Westminster College officials had good news for students planning to attend the school next fall: The institution will not increase its tuition until 2013.
The Fulton City Council approved a bid Tuesday to replace thousands of feet of sanitary sewer lines, sewer lines and manholes located throughout the city.
The North Callaway Homecoming Parade proceeds through downtown Auxvasse Wednesday afternoon.
Callaway County has received a $3,982 grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.
Wednesday, September 28
Bill Owen of Fulton volunteers Saturday to stir the apple butter cooked by Charles Fisher of Fulton, right, in an old copper kettle.
Although it hosted its first trial five weeks ago, the new “Christopher S. Bond United States Courthouse” formally was dedicated and opened for business Tuesday.
Parking during heavy snow was one of the council’s main considerations when discussing creating a snow policy for the city.
MOKANE — Lady Bulldogs sophomore pitcher Abby Bartley helped her own cause with a one-out triple in the bottom of the seventh inning to get the 1-0 home win over Iberia on Tuesday
Missouri Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro has not decided if she will seek a Missouri waiver of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2002.
Julie Wiecken has been hired by the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for the newly created position of full-time community market manager for Callaway County and three other Central Missouri counties.
Those who want to take a peek at the clothing their ancestors wore will soon have the opportunity.
Tuesday, September 27
More than 100 items to be auctioned online will be displayed Friday at the Fulton Walmart parking lot during the annual Kickoff and Radiothon to benefit the Callaway County United Way.
Two incentives have been added this year to encourage Callaway County students to collect pennies to help the Callaway County United Way achieve its annual $260,000 fund-raising goal.
George B. Forsythe, president of Westminster College in Fulton, received The Missourian Award during a Sept. 17 ceremony in Jefferson City.
When it comes time to extradite the Mexico couple accused of murdering a father and daughter near Auxvasse, Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane expects his office will be making the trip.
Actions may speak louder than words, but North Callaway schools are teaching how using the correct words can lead to better actions.
MOBERLY — Moberly tallied the game’s only run in the first inning Monday night as the Lady Spartans blanked the Fulton Lady Hornets 1-0 in a North Central Missouri Conference game.
GREENVILLE, Ill. — Westminster College sophomore quarterback Scott Rodgers was the major reason for the Blue Jays ending their four-game losing streak to Greenville College.
Monday, September 26
The city of Fulton has changed its policy on household and private property connections to the city’s sewerage system.
MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs maxed out on the minimum, taking the final football title in the Mid-Missouri Conference as their parting gift.
The Fulton Hornets won the turnover battle and were the least-penalized team Friday night against the Moberly Spartans.
BLUE SPRINGS — It was tough going all day for the Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team at the Blue Springs South Invitational.
KINGDOM CITY — Almost. Nearly. Just about. Means absolutely nothing in the win-loss column.
Neighbors in Auxvasse and Mexico, Mo., were shocked and dismayed to learn this weekend that a husband and wife who lived in Mexico, Mo., have been charged with murdering an Auxvasse man and his daughter on Sept. 2.
A tax increase has been proposed, in part to fill a void created because the state continually diverts money intended for that purpose.
Friday, September 23
An analysis of the response to Joplin’s tornado warning reads like a variation of Aesop’s Fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”
Two arrest warrants were granted Friday morning in connection with a Sept. 2 double homicide near Auxvasse.
Looking for wedding ideas? A new event promises to help brides and grooms with the hubbub of wedding planning by bringing vendors together in one location for them to peruse.
KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ self-esteem is in much better shape, elevated by their first win of the season.
Fulton junior first baseman Anastacia Galbreath had three hits, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs Thursday night in the Lady Hornets’ 16-6 NCMC rout of visiting Hannibal.
Not much is going wrong right now for the undefeated Westminster College football team right now.
Swingin’ for SERVE on Saturday will not only be the organization’s first large-scale fundraiser, it also will be SERVE Executive Director Lisa Brown’s good-bye.
Thursday, September 22
After a Wednesday public hearing on county child-care policies, the Callaway County Commission took no action on developing a child-care policy.
Colorful Civil War re-enactors clad in Civil War uniforms of the North and South will participate Sept. 30 in a 150th anniversary observance of the forming of the Kingdom of Callaway.
AUXVASSE — Almost three weeks after her body was discovered in the remains of her father’s home, Amanda Wieberg has been officially identified as the second victim in a double homicide that occurred near Auxvasse on Sept. 2.
The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs cross country team was superb in the swan song for the Mid-Missouri Conference.
The William Woods University women’s and men’s golf squads made it a clean sweep of the team titles at their own WWU Fall Invitational.
It’s usually not a good thing to watch a dorm go up in flames.
Wednesday, September 21
The potential exists for Missouri’s special legislative session to become an extraordinary waste of lawmakers’ time and taxpayers’ money.
Callaway County farmers affected by the heavy rains and flooding this spring and summer now will have the ability to seek government assistance in recovering from those losses.
Keeping in mind employee health and patient safety, the Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors agreed to the creation of a new policy that would require all district employees to receive the flu vaccination.
HATTON — It’s almost time once again for this small, rural community to transform into a booming crafts festival.
Having gone to a third-set tiebreaker twice before, Fulton Lady Hornets head volleyball coach Megan Youse usually has a set speech she likes to give her players heading into the decisive game.
The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs put themselves in position to claim part of the Mid-Missouri Conference softball championship.
A confrontation looms today between Callaway County Clerk Denise Hubbard and members of the Callaway County Commission. They disagree on a personnel policy of allowing mothers to bring their newborn children to work.
The state Board of Education continued Callaway County’s New Bloomfield R-3 School District’s “accredited” status at Tuesday’s day-long board meeting in Jefferson City.
Tuesday, September 20
Two Callaway County employees of the Family Resource Center in Fulton will lose their jobs next month because of state funding cutbacks.
For several years, the Callaway County Ambulance District, Fulton Fire Department and North Callaway Fire Protection District have hosted a series of Safe Kids child safety seat checks in Fulton, encouraging area residents to make sure their children are properly secured when traveling.
Loretta J. Thompson, 42, Fulton, was killed and seven others were injured in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon.
The Westminster College community of faculty, staff and students as well as the general public will gather to learn about the global topic “My Digital Life @ the Speed of Light” today and Wednesday.
From sun up to sun down, a live radio broadcast will be on the air, drawing attention to this year’s United Way kick-off event.
Lady Hornets junior Jenny McCarty’s finishing time of 21 minutes and seven seconds earned her a medal and a seventh place finish in the varsity girls’ division at the 26th annual Fulton Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, September 19
With income dropping rapidly and facing fiscal insolvency, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed another round of cutbacks but most of them won’t directly affect the Fulton Post Office.
The U.S. Postal Service will have two public hearings Thursday evening in Callaway County on possible closure of post offices at Tebbetts and Steedman.
During her program update to the Fulton School Board on Sept. 14, Director of Food Services Rhonda Fletcher informed members that the district continues to see an increase in the number of students participating in the government-funded free and reduced lunch program.
As the campus community continues to mourn the death of one of its students, Westminster College’s new chaplain is preparing to start her new position — which will include counseling staff and students affected by the tragedy.
Although there were no developments to report Saturday afternoon, Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said there continues to be progress made in investigations into the recent homicides of Michael and Amanda Wieberg in Auxvasse and Deborah Bates in Millersburg.
NEW BLOOMFIELD—Enrollment at the New Bloomfield R-3 School District is expected to remain steady or drop slightly, an administration study reveals.
New Bloomfield celebrated the city’s 175th anniversary on Saturday.
The Blue Jays racked up 472 yards of total offense and notched points in every quarter in a 54-0 throttling of Martin Luther in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play on Saturday.
Sunday, September 18
Company: Refigerant leaks inside equipment room
Ameren Missouri officials declared an “Alert” at the Callaway Nuclear Plant near Fulton, Mo, at 10:56 a.m. Sunday and exited the Alert at 5:37 p.m.
HALLSVILLE — Junior quarterback Jake Haubner helped the North Callaway Thunderbirds energize what had been a flat offense in recent weeks.
Friday, September 16
The Callaway County Commission Thursday afternoon approved repaving of three miles of County Road 345 west of Auxvasse.
As the district’s ever-tightening budget continues to be a concern — particularly for the 2012 and 2013 school years — the Fulton School Board is contemplating a move that might make financial planning for those years a bit easier.
The South Callaway R-2 Board of Education Wednesday night restored next year’s graduation night to Friday night after earlier moving it to Sunday afternoon.
The annual Central Missouri household recycling collection of old tires and electronic waste will be on Saturday in Fulton.
HATTON — More options will now be available to North Callaway students who would like to graduate early.
There were good things to take from the tape of the Fulton Hornets’ loss to the Hannibal Pirates last week. That may sound insane to some.
The South Callaway Bulldogs’ defense is gaining its share of notoriety, and head coach Tim Rulo’s billfold is taking the hit.
KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ pale offense isn’t seeing red, and that’s a problem.
Westminster College students, led by members of the International Club, spent Thursday morning and afternoon writing prayers and folding them into origami cranes as symbols of hope for the family of classmate Ruslans Petrovskis who died early Thursday morning.
Thursday, September 15
Karon’s Classic Diner suffered hundreds of dollars in damages when the business was broken into sometime between its closing at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and when employees arrived at 5 a.m. Wednesday to prepare to open for the day.
Pfc. Chris Crespin didn’t even make it out to his wife’s table. She spotted him from across the room, jumped out of her chair and ran into his arms.
Several law enforcement officers joined Rotary Club members Wednesday in honoring the 2011 recipient of the George W. Law Award.
Thirteen Callaway County residents who had prizes worth more than $1,000 won a total of $18,655 playing Missouri Lottery games during August.
Those who love to tell a good story will have the opportunity to mingle among other writers this Saturday.
ST. LOUIS — The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team remained undefeated in American Midwest Conference play with a 25-7, 25-7 and 25-9 romp over Harris-Stowe State University on Tuesday night.
KINGDOM CITY — More stolen property was recovered in connection with a string of home burglaries in Callaway and Audrain counties as a second warrant was served near Kingdom City Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 14
AUXVASSE — Two residents here were taken into custody Tuesday for their potential connection to a string of recent home burglaries in Audrain and Callaway counties.
CALWOOD — Those attending this year’s Town and Country Dinner got a real whiff of the feed business — literally.
The board of directors of Callaway County Special Services has decided to contract with a professional firm to operate Timbrook House, a residential care facility for developmentally disabled clients in New Bloomfield.
The Fulton Hornets soccer team got outshot 8-2 in the first half and spent, by the count of head coach Brad Oestreich, about 70 percent of that period on defense.
AUXVASSE — The North Callaway Ladybirds preyed on five Southern Boone errors Tuesday night in handing the Lady Eagles their first loss of the season, 3-1 in a Mid-Missouri Conference matchup.
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to take over as the trail grows cold in the investigation into the murder of Deborah A. Bates, 54, at her home Thursday.
Tuesday, September 13
Damage to a home in Holts Summit was considered minimal after a fire early Tuesday morning.
The Millersburg Fire Protection District board of directors Monday night imposed a .65 cent increase in the district’s tax rate levy.
Preventing teen substance abuse is why Youth On Up was started.
Though it has been 10 years since the events on 9/11 shook the country, several events took place around Callaway that showed the community’s patriotic spirit remains.
The Lady Bulldogs made quick work of New Haven, winning 20-0 in three innings at home on Monday night.
MOUNT PLEASANT, IOWA — Sophomore midfielder J.P. Parra continued his torrid scoring streak with a hat trick in a 5-0 Owls win on the road against Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday.
Neighbors report they rarely saw 56-year-old Deborah A. Bates of the Millersburg area who was found murdered at a home near Millersburg Thursday.
Monday, September 12
To most Callaway County residents, 9-11 is a national tragedy that happened somewhere else, to someone else
One of Callaway County’s connections with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., is the Firefighters Memorial statue in Kingdom City.
Charles E. Williams of Fulton was on duty at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when an airliner hijacked by terrorists slammed into the nearby Pentagon building.
Edward Lee Cooke, 59, of Fulton pleaded guilty Friday in United States District Court in Jefferson City to robbing a bank almost three months ago in Weaubleau, Mo.
KINGDOM CITY — South Callaway’s swift and sassy defense, sparked by Ben Seitz, allowed the state-ranked Bulldogs to start a streak in the Callaway Cup rivalry with the North Callaway Thunderbirds.
WARRENSBURG — Fulton junior Jenny McCarty medalled with a 10th-place time of 16 minutes, 53.85 seconds to pace the Lady Hornets cross country team at the University of Central Missouri Mule Run on Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS — Westminster sophomore quarterback Scott Rodgers threw for a career-high 285 yards and five touchdowns in guiding the Blue Jays to a 36-26 road win over Northwestern College on Saturday.
Maj. Gen. Byron S. Bagby, Ret., who grew up in Fulton, has a personal reason to remember the 10th anniversary of 9-11 when New York and Washington, D.C. were attacked by terrorists.
Friday, September 9
Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane confirmed Friday that there has been another homicide in Callaway County. Crane said the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad has been activated to assist with the investigation into the murder of Deborah A. Bates, 54, at her residence on the 1600 block of County Road 340 in Millersburg. This is the third homicide in the county in the past week.
Fulton is currently working on installing a “smarter” meter system for its residents.
AUXVASSE — For children’s book author and illustrator Deborah Zemke, there is joy to be found in putting words and pictures together to tell a story.
There were few members of the Elijah Gates Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans who were as enthusiastic as the late James O. Harrison.
South Callaway Bulldogs head football coach Tim Rulo doesn’t expect the North Callaway Thunderbirds to remain in this rut for long.
When the Fulton Hornets football team reconvened on Labor Day for practices, it took an interesting approach when breaking down the game tape from last week’s loss to the Boonville Pirates.
“It could be that the good Lord likes a little pickin’ too.”
Thursday, September 8
Stephen Randall Vaughan, 50, Jefferson City, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and driving while his license was revoked after a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon on Route O just southeast of Fulton.
It’s not every day a person has their portrait done using corn stalks.
WELLSVILLE — The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats picked up their fourth win of the season with an 11-1, five-inning triumph over Wellsville on Tuesday night. Senior starter Mikayla Litty went the distance, giving up one earned run on three hits, two walks and two strikeouts.
Students in the South Callaway R-2 School District will be riding the bus much longer this fall because migrating swallows nested on the Auxvasse Creek Bridge on Missouri 94 just east of Mokane this spring.
For Bob Stone, the Ford Model T wasn’t just the car that brought driving to the masses in the early 1900s.
Wednesday, September 7
For the first time in 10 years, Westminster College will have a homecoming parade on Oct. 17 in Fulton.
AUXVASSE — The city will be buzzing two weekends in a row with special events for the community.
Senior forward Jake Pierce tallied two goals and assisted on two others Tuesday night, directing the Fulton Hornets soccer team to a 7-0 blistering of Boonville in its North Central Missouri Conference opener.
Two Westminster College Blue Jays collected the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference’s first offensive and defensive weekly football honors announced Tuesday.
AUXVASSE — Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said the male victim in the double homicide and fire Friday was positively identified via dental records Tuesday afternoon.
Sunday, September 4
Leaders with Our House are hoping a fundraiser that has been successful for other o
One of the main goals of the Fulton branch of the NAACP and its companion organization, Youth Life Improvement, is to encourage young black Callawegians to better themselves through continued education.
A lower estimate of the amount of money available for state scholarships has not helped students wanting to attend college but it has drastically reduced problems of college administrators.
So far in 2011, the state has paid the medical director at Fulton State Hospital $321,000 — more than the highest-paid state employee earned all last year.
Saturday, September 3
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is changing its policies on overtime, which were criticized in a state audit and have allowed some DMH physicians to make more than double their base salaries.
CALIFORNIA — North Callaway head football coach Mike Emmons might have been kind in measuring his Thunderbirds’ troubling regression.
JEFFERSON CITY — Junior Jenny McCarty directed the Fulton Lady Hornets cross country team with a 17th-place individual finish in the large-school division at Saturday’s season-opening Jim Marshall Invitational.
Sophomore forward Joao Paulo Parra is off to an impressive start in the early stages of the 2011 season.
Officials investigating a homicide and structure fire here early Friday morning announced Saturday that a second body had been found in the debris of the residence on County Road 1027.
It’s easy to look at the box score from Fulton’s home opener against the Boonville Pirates and think that the Hornets gave the game away.
Garner Rudroff is the latest ingredient to spice up the South Callaway Bulldogs’ dynamic, diverse running game.
On Thursday, Westminster College head football coach John Welty referred to his senior wide receiver Carl Givens as a guy who can score any time he touches the ball.
Friday, September 2
Mother pleads guilty to negligence in infant son’s drowning
Rachel Sweet will spend most of the next decade in prison.
Students and community members will gather at William Woods University Tuesday for a 10th Anniversary Remembrance Service of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001.
Sixth-grade science students at South Callaway Middle School are learning what real “tweeting” is about.
No shortages of flu shots are expected this year and immunization clinics are scheduled this month at the Callaway County Health Department.
A traffic stop along Interstate 70 led to a drug arrest in Callaway County Wednesday.
Cuts in funding for Access Missouri and Bright Flight scholarship programs will cause hardships for many students attending college this fall, a representative of Missouri independent colleges said Thursday.
COLUMBIA — According to Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel, the success of the University of Missouri football program in recent years has much to do with the availability of the Mizzou Athletic Training Complex and the hours his players are able to spend there.
Fulton High School students rehearse for the play “War at Home” Thursday at the school.
KINGDOM CITY — The manner in which a team loses is of little significance. It always gnaws regardless of the circumstances.
Fulton Hornets senior quarterback Jake Matthews spent most of the second half of last week’s opener at the School of the Osage trying to get some sort of a good feeling back in his throwing shoulder.
MOKANE — South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo took some time to enjoy recalling the Bulldogs’ first-ever Mid-Missouri Conference championship as part of their breakthrough 2010 season.
BOWLING GREEN — The North Callaway Ladybirds softball team halted a three-game losing skid with a 9-6 non-conference victory over Bowling Green on Thursday night.
Thursday, September 1
The Nixon Administration has cut state scholarships to Missouri students under the Access Missouri and Bright Flight programs.
With the help of the Fulton Police Department, Fulton Animal Control rescued 30 cats and three dogs that were running loose inside a residence in the 800 block of Middle Street in Fulton Wednesday morning.
Community pulls together to aid Sydney’s family
Sydney Nelson, like many 10-year-old girls, is crazy about horses, likes spending time with her dogs and says that recess is her favorite subject in school.
PARIS — Senior Shannon Crumpton came in second individually with an 85 on Wednesday, guiding the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats golf team to a first-place finish at the Paris Tournament.
Sophomore forward Joao Paulo Parro scored two goals and assisted on another Tuesday night, directing the William Woods University men’s soccer team to a 5-1 romp over Avila University in the season opener at Firley Field.
Along with occasional tornado, fire and earthquake drills, South Callaway School District also performs a nuclear radiation drill.