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Friday, September 30

Suspicious death under investigation

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death of Adam E. Keith, 20, of Auxvasse.

County ponders food inspection changes

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.

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Young riders meet goal to compete nationally

Three local girls had to jump over a lot of hurdles to get where they are today.

New Bloomfield cuts bond issue tax rate by 8.7 cents

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.

Fulton wants four full quarters against Kirksville

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.

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Lady Wildcats medal three to win Class 1 District 3 title

New Bloomfield has fielded a girls’ golf team for the past four seasons and now they have a little hardware to show off.

No. 9 Bulldogs to take on Orchard Farm

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.

T-Birds try to bounce back in homecoming affair with Hermann

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.

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More arrests pending in burglary ring

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 to freeze tuition for 2012-13

Westminster College officials had good news for students planning to attend the school next fall: The institution will not increase its tuition until 2013.

Sewer lines to be replaced in Fulton

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.

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Thunderbirds on parade

The North Callaway Homecoming Parade proceeds through downtown Auxvasse Wednesday afternoon.

County to get almost $4K for emergency food, shelter

Callaway County has received a $3,982 grant from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program.

Wednesday, September 28

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Apple butter ministering

Bill Owen of Fulton volunteers Saturday to stir the apple butter cooked by Charles Fisher of Fulton, right, in an old copper kettle.

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New federal courthouse open for business in JC

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.

City deliberates on snow-removal policy

Parking during heavy snow was one of the council’s main considerations when discussing creating a snow policy for the city.

South Callaway rallies late in home victory over Iberia

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

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Mo. undecided about seeking NCLB waiver

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.

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New Red Cross employee for Callaway office

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.

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Gala, fashion show to draw funds for church

Those who want to take a peek at the clothing their ancestors wore will soon have the opportunity.

Tuesday, September 27

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UW starts $260,000 campaign Friday

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.

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New incentives for student Penny Drive

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.

Westminster College president receives Missourian Award

George B. Forsythe, president of Westminster College in Fulton, received The Missourian Award during a Sept. 17 ceremony in Jefferson City.

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Crime surge amounts to increasing costs for Callaway

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.

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NoCal elementary schools give new behavioral approach A+

Actions may speak louder than words, but North Callaway schools are teaching how using the correct words can lead to better actions.

Moberly blanks Lady Hornets 1-0

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.

Rodgers’ career day helps keep Blue Jays undefeated

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

Fulton revises policies on sewer connections

The city of Fulton has changed its policy on household and private property connections to the city’s sewerage system.

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Less actually more for No. 9 Bulldogs in MMC title win

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs maxed out on the minimum, taking the final football title in the Mid-Missouri Conference as their parting gift.

Hornets sputter again, lose big to Spartans

The Fulton Hornets won the turnover battle and were the least-penalized team Friday night against the Moberly Spartans.

Lady Hornets volleyball team shut out at Blue Springs South Invitational

BLUE SPRINGS — It was tough going all day for the Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team at the Blue Springs South Invitational.

Thunderbirds put up battle, finally bow to No. 3 Cardinals

KINGDOM CITY — Almost. Nearly. Just about. Means absolutely nothing in the win-loss column.

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Murder suspects’ neighbors shocked

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.

Our Opinion: Proposed tax hike returns, but diversion continues

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

Our Opinion: Common sense preferable to complications

An analysis of the response to Joplin’s tornado warning reads like a variation of Aesop’s Fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.”

Warrants granted in connection with double homicide

Two arrest warrants were granted Friday morning in connection with a Sept. 2 double homicide near Auxvasse.

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Outdoor wedding show to put area vendors on display

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.

T-Birds brace for test vs. No. 3 Cardinals

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ self-esteem is in much better shape, elevated by their first win of the season.

Galbreath, Lady Hornets demolish Hannibal

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.

Special teams one of few holes in Blue Jays’ undefeated start

Not much is going wrong right now for the undefeated Westminster College football team right now.

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SERVE director to leave, take job with state

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

Commission reaches no decision on county child care

After a Wednesday public hearing on county child-care policies, the Callaway County Commission took no action on developing a child-care policy.

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Celebration for 150th anniversary of creation of ‘Kingdom of Callaway’ set for Sept. 30

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.

Identity of second victim confirmed in double homicide

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.

Lady Bulldogs claim last MMC cross country title

The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs cross country team was superb in the swan song for the Mid-Missouri Conference.

Lady Owls, Owls golf teams dominate own WWU Fall Invitational

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.

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Fulton firefighters burn mock dorm to illustrate fire safety

It’s usually not a good thing to watch a dorm go up in flames.

Wednesday, September 21

Our Opinion: An extraordinary and pitiful possibility

The potential exists for Missouri’s special legislative session to become an extraordinary waste of lawmakers’ time and taxpayers’ money.

County included in disaster area from August floods

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.

EMS to make flu shot mandatory for workers

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.

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Hatton festival to bring ‘country atmosphere’ full of crafts, food

HATTON — It’s almost time once again for this small, rural community to transform into a booming crafts festival.

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Lady Hornets slip in third set, fall short vs. Fatima

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.

Lady Bulldogs claim share of MMC title

The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs put themselves in position to claim part of the Mid-Missouri Conference softball championship.

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Employee child care policies clash at Callaway Courthouse

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.

New Bloomfield schools get ‘accredited’ rating

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

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CMCA forced to cut staff, services

Two Callaway County employees of the Family Resource Center in Fulton will lose their jobs next month because of state funding cutbacks.

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Callaway EMS, fire make child safety priority

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.

Fulton woman killed in head-on collision

Loretta J. Thompson, 42, Fulton, was killed and seven others were injured in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon.

Technology experts to speak at symposium

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.

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CCUW sets goal, plans campaign kick-off

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.

Fulton’s McCarthy places 7th at Fulton Invitational meet

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

New round of Postal Service cuts proposed

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.

Hearings set on post office closings in Callaway County

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.

FPS sees increase in free, reduced lunch

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.

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New Westminster chaplain to start Monday

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.

Callaway sheriff’s office continues progress in homicide, burglary cases

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.

Enrollment to remain steady at New Bloomfield schools

NEW BLOOMFIELD—Enrollment at the New Bloomfield R-3 School District is expected to remain steady or drop slightly, an administration study reveals.

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New Bloomfield turns 175

New Bloomfield celebrated the city’s 175th anniversary on Saturday.

Westminster football team blasts Martin Luther

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

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Ameren ends emergency status at Callaway Nuclear Plant

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.

Haubner, T-Birds liven up offense to get first win

HALLSVILLE — Junior quarterback Jake Haubner helped the North Callaway Thunderbirds energize what had been a flat offense in recent weeks.

Friday, September 16

County to pave CR 345 between Hatton, Auxvasse

The Callaway County Commission Thursday afternoon approved repaving of three miles of County Road 345 west of Auxvasse.

Fulton schools consider early notification incentive

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.

South Callaway restores graduation to Friday night

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.

Tire, electronic recycling collection set Saturday

The annual Central Missouri household recycling collection of old tires and electronic waste will be on Saturday in Fulton.

NoCal amends graduation policy

HATTON — More options will now be available to North Callaway students who would like to graduate early.

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Hornets have reason for optimism, pursue first win tonight vs. Owls

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.

No. 9 Bulldogs build masterful defense

The South Callaway Bulldogs’ defense is gaining its share of notoriety, and head coach Tim Rulo’s billfold is taking the hit.

T-Birds try to rectify offensive troubles, obtain first victory

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ pale offense isn’t seeing red, and that’s a problem.

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Westminster College deals with loss of student

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

Break-in at Karon’s Diner

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.

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Army private surprises wife with early homecoming

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.

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Rotary recognizes Deputy Karhoff with award

Several law enforcement officers joined Rotary Club members Wednesday in honoring the 2011 recipient of the George W. Law Award.

13 county residents win $18,655 playing Lottery

Thirteen Callaway County residents who had prizes worth more than $1,000 won a total of $18,655 playing Missouri Lottery games during August.

Mid-Mo Writing Expo comes to Fulton

Those who love to tell a good story will have the opportunity to mingle among other writers this Saturday.

Lady Owls volleyball team easily handles Harris-Stowe in AMC win

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.

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Second warrant served on Callaway, Audrain burglaries

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 pair arrested in recent Callaway, Audrain burglaries

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.

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Locals learn feed business at Town & Country

CALWOOD — Those attending this year’s Town and Country Dinner got a real whiff of the feed business — literally.

Timbrook House operations to be contracted

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.

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Late Jefferson City goals sink Hornets

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.

Ladybirds dump first loss on error-prone Southern Boone

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.

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Major Case Squad disbanded for Millersburg murder

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

Fire at home across from Holts Summit Fire Station

Damage to a home in Holts Summit was considered minimal after a fire early Tuesday morning.

Millersburg fire district hikes property tax rate

The Millersburg Fire Protection District board of directors Monday night imposed a .65 cent increase in the district’s tax rate levy.

YOU plans picnic for area teens

Preventing teen substance abuse is why Youth On Up was started.

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Callaway County commemorates events of 9/11

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.

South Callaway blasts New Haven in three-inning win

The Lady Bulldogs made quick work of New Haven, winning 20-0 in three innings at home on Monday night.

William Woods’ Parra nets three, leads team to shutout victory

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.

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Homicide victim still mystery to neighbors

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

Local man helped to counsel 9/11 victims’ families

To most Callaway County residents, 9-11 is a national tragedy that happened somewhere else, to someone else

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Statue at Kingdom City memorial shares connection with New York

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.

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Fulton vet provided security at president’s hospital during 9/11

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.

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Fulton man pleads guilty to bank robbery

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.

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Seitz, No. 9 Bulldogs’ defense dog T-Birds

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.

Lady Hornets’ McCarty medals at Central Missouri Mule Run

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.

Blue Jays football team wins road, UMAC opener

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.

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Fulton general recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon

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

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Officials identify victim in Millersburg homicide

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.

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City tests new smart grid system

Fulton is currently working on installing a “smarter” meter system for its residents.

Literacy program to feature children’s author, illustrator

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.

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Elijah Gates fall muster to honor late Civil War enthusiast

There were few members of the Elijah Gates Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans who were as enthusiastic as the late James O. Harrison.

No. 9 Bulldogs won’t overlook winless T-Birds

South Callaway Bulldogs head football coach Tim Rulo doesn’t expect the North Callaway Thunderbirds to remain in this rut for long.

Hornets have ‘everything to gain’ against Pirates

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.

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Longtime Fulton radio celebrity passes away

“It could be that the good Lord likes a little pickin’ too.”

Thursday, September 8

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Man arrested after rollover accident in Callaway

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.

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Corn maze theme surprises ‘Grandma Shryock’

It’s not every day a person has their portrait done using corn stalks.

Lady Wildcats take it to Wellsville in five-inning win

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.

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Birds disrupt Hwy 94 bridge work

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.

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Model T club cruising back roads through Mid-Missouri

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

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Westminster to bring back homecoming parade

For the first time in 10 years, Westminster College will have a homecoming parade on Oct. 17 in Fulton.

Auxvasse schedules two upcoming weekend events

AUXVASSE — The city will be buzzing two weekends in a row with special events for the community.

Pierce, Hornets pummel Boonville, roll to 7-0 victory in NCMC opener

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.

Blue Jays’ Givens, Bromberg gather up UMAC football honors

Two Westminster College Blue Jays collected the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference’s first offensive and defensive weekly football honors announced Tuesday.

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Male victim ID’d in Auxvasse double homicide and fire

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

Our House to host trivia night fundraiser

Leaders with Our House are hoping a fundraiser that has been successful for other o

Fulton NAACP hands out record number of scholarships

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.

Lower scholarship estimates decrease impact this year

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.

FSH medical director paid more than twice listed salary

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

DMH addresses overtime payments to doctors

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.

Pintos pick apart punchless T-Birds

CALIFORNIA — North Callaway head football coach Mike Emmons might have been kind in measuring his Thunderbirds’ troubling regression.

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Lady Hornets’ McCarty places 17th in opener

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.

Parra remains hot, Owls soccer team prevails in AMC opener

Sophomore forward Joao Paulo Parra is off to an impressive start in the early stages of the 2011 season.

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Second body found at scene of Auxvasse fire

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.

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Pirates run Hornets ragged in romp

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.

No. 9 Bulldogs ride Rudroff’s performance

Garner Rudroff is the latest ingredient to spice up the South Callaway Bulldogs’ dynamic, diverse running game.

Givens makes Blue Jays go in opening win

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

Sweet sentenced to 10 years

Mother pleads guilty to negligence in infant son’s drowning

Rachel Sweet will spend most of the next decade in prison.

WWU to observe 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks on U.S.

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.

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Bluebird project makes learning science take flight

Sixth-grade science students at South Callaway Middle School are learning what real “tweeting” is about.

County flu shot clinics to begin this month

No shortages of flu shots are expected this year and immunization clinics are scheduled this month at the Callaway County Health Department.

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Arizona man arrested in Callaway on drug charges

A traffic stop along Interstate 70 led to a drug arrest in Callaway County Wednesday.

Scholarship cuts to cause hardships for many students

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.

Special Olympics training campus planned in Columbia

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.

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‘War at Home’ cast

Fulton High School students rehearse for the play “War at Home” Thursday at the school.

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Thunderbirds try to get on track against Pintos

KINGDOM CITY — The manner in which a team loses is of little significance. It always gnaws regardless of the circumstances.

Hornets open at home with backup QB

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.

Bulldogs set to open MMC title defense

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.

Ladybirds bring stop to three-game slide with Bowling Green victory

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

Many state scholarships cut to minimums

The Nixon Administration has cut state scholarships to Missouri students under the Access Missouri and Bright Flight programs.

33 animals rescued from Fulton hoarder

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.

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Local girl survives ATV accident

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.

Lady Wildcats golf team takes Paris title

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.

Parro helps power Owls soccer team to opening win over Avila

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.

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South Callaway schools practice radiation drill

Along with occasional tornado, fire and earthquake drills, South Callaway School District also performs a nuclear radiation drill.