Saturday, June 30
A large crowd of bargain book shoppers jammed the Friends Room Saturday at the Callaway County Public Library in Fulton to select books to buy for summer reading.
Fulton school superintendent supports change
Callaway County public schools and other schools throughout Missouri no longer will be required to meet tough education standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Friday, June 29
Dry conditions force cancellation
The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society’s seventh annual Callaway Vintage Tractor Drive is set for Aug. 25, this year covering an approximately 30-mile route in the Readsville and Portland areas.
A North Callaway Fire Protection District firefighter sustained second and third-degree burns while responding to a tractor fire off State Road YY near Williamsburg June 23.
Two Holts Summit residents are free on $65,500 bond each after they were arrested Wednesday night during a drug raid resulting in the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and other drugs valued at almost $39,000.
Fire Department acts based on fire hazard
Because of current hot and dry conditions, a citywide burn ban for Fulton has been ordered by the Fulton Fire Department.
Thursday, June 28
The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Family, friends: When in need, ‘call Ben’
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” —Matthew 5:16 Whether rebuilding the neighbor’s porch, assisting a disabled parishioner in and out of church, putting out a fire in someone’s home, helping with Sunday School or representing his neighbors on the city council, according to those who knew and loved him, the late Ben Phillips’ light shone very brightly indeed.
Pest arrived 3 weeks early
Most people aren’t aware that Japanese beetles are now in Callaway County but they are all around us, says James Jarman, agronomy specialist at the Callaway County MU Extension Center.
Family members have established a bank account to help the City of Fulton electric lineman who was injured on the job last week.
When the Fulton Sun reported Tif’s had closed its Fulton location to move to St. Louis in May, property owner David McDaniel predicted the 5th Street bar would not stand vacant very long.
Senior citizens living with mental health issues in Callaway County will soon be able to take advantage of new inpatient services through Callaway Community Hospital June 30.
SERVE, Inc. donated more than $8,000 in school supplies to needy children and families last summer, but this year the group has even more ambitious plans.
Wednesday, June 27
Yes, it is as legitimate as any written and spoken language.
At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Fulton Director of Administration Bill Johnson had a lot to say about the upcoming sewer plant project mandated by the EPA.
Signed Shelby Mustang tour stops in Jefferson City; proceeds will benefit Tyler Huffman
A 2012 Shelby Mustang GT-500 unlike any other was in Jefferson City for a brief visit on Tuesday.
Tickets are now on sale for the 7 p.m. performance of Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band on July 27 at Apple Creek Farm, 620 Murphy Ford Road in Centertown.
Fulton residents young and old who need help beating the heat can find it, with the help of a few local agencies.
Tuesday, June 26
Four men and women from Fulton and Russellville were arrested June 23-24 after a Stephens citizen came home to find them leaving with his farm equipment.
Discussions about establishing rail service along the short line railroad between Mexico and Fulton resumed Monday morning at Fulton City Hall.
Thanks to a boost from the Fulton Street Fair, the Fulton Country Club’s annual 4th of July fireworks display is going to be bigger and better than ever this year.
The North Callaway R-I School Board approved a Fiscal Year 2013 Budget on June 21 that not only leaves the district with a positive balance, but also allows its teachers to see a little bit of financial benefit.
After three months of construction, the Fulton McDonald’s once again will open its doors to the public Thursday morning.
The Fulton VFW men’s auxiliary will give away small American flags for spectators to wave during the first annual Independence Day parade through downtown Fulton on Wednesday, July 4.
Fulton’s 5-through-9-year-olds will have a chance this July to learn about history and become published artists, thanks to a new day camp with the National Churchill Museum.
Sunday, June 24
A New Bloomfield father and son were taken to the Callaway County Jail early Saturday on matching counts of resisting arrest and assault of a law enforcement officer after deputies served a warrant for the father’s arrest.
Event organizers: ‘Next year will be better’
On Thursday, Fulton resident Tony Lander was in the hospital, receiving chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer.
Fulton native Cindy Bennett and her husband, Josh, always knew they wanted to be parents, but since their 2008 marriage, they have been unable to conceive.
Friday, June 22
A woman and a man from Holts Summit were arraigned Friday in Fulton on felony child endangerment and illegal drug use charges after the woman’s infant child was found dead on Wednesday, the day after both admitted using meth.
Charges were filed Thursday against the mother of a 9-month-old boy found dead in a Holts Summit mobile home Wednesday and her boyfriend.
Callaway County’s Early Head Start program is not to be affected by the sweeping budget cuts announced by Missouri Senate earlier this month, according to Mernell King, early childhood programs director with Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA).
The Missouri Board of Education has endorsed a 425 percent cigarette tax increase as a way to raise more money for education.
A City of Fulton employee is hospitalized in Columbia after being injured on the job Thursday morning.
A Mokane woman who received a suspicious call from someone claiming to be with Medicare Thursday is hoping other area seniors will heed her warning to beware such contact.
Planning committee intends to survey patrons
Now in its sixteenth year, North Callaway High School Principal Carol Green said the district’s alternative school program continues to have a positive impact for students.
State aid $70,000 higher than budgeted by school
The R-3 School District’s annual budget remains on track and met all goals for the fiscal year ending June 30, Superintendent David Tramel told members of the New Bloomfield Board of Education Thursday night.
To continue to raise funds for their upcoming American Foundation for Suicide Prevention walk in October, a local group will be hosting a bowling tournament and raffle at Fulton Bowling Center.
The Naught-Naught Insurance Agency at 710 Market St. in Fulton is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Thursday, June 21
On Wednesday at 11:07 a.m., a 911 call was received from 964 South Summit Drive, lot 10.
Corn at crucial tasseling stage
With corn crops at a crucial stage, Callaway County farmers are hoping for a good soaking rain soon.
Nearly a month after giving Geo-Comm a deadline to make its AVL (automated vehicle location) system work in Callaway County, local officials say they are finished with trying to find solutions.
Before the text message, before cell phones allowed you to send text messages, there were ham radios.
After months of financial updates from Superintendent Jacque Cowherd, the Fulton School Board approved its Fiscal Year 2013 Budget during a special budget meeting Wednesday night.
A Houston, Texas, man was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for helping to hide a Cole County girl in July 2008 from authorities, after he and the girl’s mother took the child in an attempt to deny her father his custodial rights.
William Woods University’s Julian Taylor and J.D. Nash were named Tuesday as selections to the Golf Coaches’ Association of America/PING All-America team at the NAIA level.
Wednesday, June 20
Missouri is one of six states selected to participate in a new national education initiative to better prepare students for today’s jobs.
Veterans groups sponsoring event
It’s official. Fulton will have a parade on Independence Day to celebrate the birthday of the United States of America.
About 60 people gathered at Bachelor Creek Cattle Company Tuesday evening to hear from 11 local office incumbents and candidates as part of the Friend to Friend-hosted candidate forum.
Fulton State Hospital has heard the appraised price for the old stone barn and the approximately 12 acres on which it stands, according to Historic Preservation Commission president Dale Lewis at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
Ryan Shaw stopped the practice. Shaw — the new Fulton High School boys’ basketball coach — halted the proceedings, but not because his players did anything wrong. On the contrary, after his team used a screen, made a crisp pass and finished at the rim, Shaw thought it would be a good way to end Tuesday’s pick-up game at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Tuesday, June 19
PBS program creates better behaved students
Four Callaway County schools are among 267 Missouri public schools honored Monday for exemplary progress in implementing the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program backed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Before the heavy rain closed Saturday night’s portion of the Street Fair four hours early, this year was on target for record-breaking numbers, according to Street Fair committee member Melissa Siegel.
Prior to the evening storms Saturday, something else rolled through downtown Fulton. Civil War veterans, a Break Time hot dog, classic cars and even a giant game of Angry Birds were just some of the sights fairgoers saw as part of this year’s Fulton Street Fair William Woods University Grand Parade.
Callaway County has a Miss Callaway, Junior Miss Callaway and — for the first time — a Mini Miss Callaway County.
Alan Mansager wants his message heard.
Portland woman faces drug charges
During the weekend, Fulton Police arrested a Fulton man on drug and weapon charges. His accomplice, a Portland woman, faces drug charges.
Sunday, June 17
Even with the 2012 Relay For Life of Callaway County only a week away, event chairperson Linda Boshers said it is not too late for area residents to get involved in the fight against cancer.
The VFW presented plaques to three local businesses in recognition of their continued support of the Buddy Poppy program, a time-honored program that supports veterans and their families, Friday afternoon.
Sellers ‘fetch good prices’, buyers pleased
This year’s mule auction was a big success, with buyers and sellers coming from far and wide. Overall, more than 20 mules and some fencing found new owners.
From the ice cream social kickoff Friday afternoon to the annual parade Saturday afternoon, Fultonians of all ages came out in droves to enjoy the 2012 Street Fair.
The Callaway Bank’s “mule” dominated the competition at this year’s Callaway Cup Mule Derby, marking their first win in several years.
Sixteen Westminster College student-athletes — representing the spring sports of baseball, softball, tennis and track and field — recently received academic all-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference status.
A consumer group spelled out the problem in great detail more than two years ago
More than two years after a 69-page petition from the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) spelled out the problem, federal safety regulators are expanding their probe into gas-tank fires involving Jeeps, blamed for at least 270 fatalities.
Having a credit card with no foreign transaction fees can be a big help
When traveling from one country to another, a credit card often makes it easier to navigate. Whatever the currency, plastic makes it nearly universal. It can also save you money.
Saturday, June 16
It's a smartphone, tablet and laptop, all in one ... sort of
If you think about it, many people don't just have one electronic device nowadays. Between their laptop, mobile device, and smartphone, many people are walking, breathing, gadget conventions.
Global economic concerns have a silver lining for motorists
The price of gasoline continued to drift lower for another week, with the average price three cents a gallon less than it was a week ago.
Part of a growing number of schemes that target mobile devices
Unsolicited texts are annoying enough. Those that say you're won a gift card from Walmart or Costco are even worse – they're scams.
Aging expert advises to talk frankly about nursing home, end-of-life issues
Next to talking to your child about sex, probably the next most dreaded conversation is telling an aging parent you think they should move into a nursing home.
Health Care One LLC agrees to settlement with FTC
It's bad enough having no health insurance, it's even worse to fall for a scheme that takes your money and returns nothing.
Friday, June 15
Closing your bank account doesn't mean you can escape fees
Once upon a time, if you received a check as payment you could take it to the bank on which the check was drawn and receive your money. It was a pretty straightforward transaction. But these days banks are looking for new sources of fee income and one place they've identified is non-customers.
Universal Music Group plotting an industry takeover?
What's interesting about the music business is that on the outside looking in, it appears there are many record labels around the world. Everyday a new a record company pops up, naming itself such and such records, or whatever catchy name its owners can think of.
Just a few months after first announcing plans for a fundraising campaign to build a new animal shelter, Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton says the planning committee already is halfway toward its $250,000 goal.
Fulton’s Jimmy Colbertson is an old pro as far as musical acts at the Street Fair go. When he and his band, Deep Water, take the stage tonight it’ll be his third time drumming at the annual festival.
The South Callaway Board of Education saw an early example of some standardized test questions third through 12th graders might be taking by the 2014-15 school year under the recently-developed Common Core State Standards during their regular meeting June 13.
Robert Seelinger, current professor of classics with Westminster College in Fulton, has been named the school’s new Mesa, Ariz. dean, scheduled to open in fall of 2013.
Are cable companies conspiring to shut out competitors like Netflix, Hulu?
The Justice Department is said to be investigating whether Comcast, Time Warner and other cable companies have conspired to squash competition from the likes of Netflix and Hulu.
Consumers like low fares, but good customer service too
Overall, the level of customer satisfaction with air travel took a dip in the latest J.D.Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study.
Most of it came in savings at the gas pump
The U.S. Labor Department reports the Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of what consumers pay for goods and services, tumbled in May, but the savings came mainly in one area – the gas pump.
But there are still fewer foreclosures than a year ago
There are two ways to look at the current state of foreclosures. On one hand, activity spiked between April and May, but is down on a year-over-year basis.
Thursday, June 14
Con artists can't spend all their time on the beach -- they have to work too
White sand beaches, plentiful sun, reggae music…and international phone scams?
Consumer Advocates Group claimed it could help financially-troubled homeowners
A federal court has shut down a company that sold "forensic audits" that would supposedly help troubled homeowners avoid foreclosure.
World Health Organization now says there is conclusive proof
For the last 24 years the World Health Organization (WHO) has believed diesel exhaust to be a "probable" source of cancer. Now the agency has removed the world "probable" from the statement.
A Licking man was sentenced in federal court Thursday for setting a series of arson fires at truck stops across six states, including fires at Kingdom City.
School nurses are known for tending to children’s illnesses, but to the shock of Debbie Clubb and Anne Erbschloe, many nurses in Callaway schools have been struggling to tend to children’s feet.
Fulton Public Schools faculty will receive a pay raise for the 2012-13 school year.
After months of worry about falling short of their funding commitments for 2012, officials with the Callaway County United Way have announced that they have reached their campaign goal of $260,000.
In May of 2011, a sculpture of Winston Churchill making his famed “Iron Curtain” speech was unveiled and dedicated in front of the National Winston Churchill Memorial and Library Sculpture Plaza on the campus of Westminster College. One year later, the commemorative piece, titled “Iron Curtain”, is being honored.
You can be anything you dream yourself to be. That was the message of Dreams and Goals, Wednesday afternoon, the latest entry in the Callaway County Public Library’s summer reading program.
Wednesday, June 13
A Fulton man died early Wednesday at a Columbia hospital following a two-vehicle collision in Boone County on Tuesday night.
Kelley Blue Book says some may be better values than others
What happens when an automaker decides to discontinue a model? Chances are the manufacturer and dealer will be willing to make deals to clear out their inventories.
Version of Sweepstakes Scam is using conterfeit Aflac checks
Aflac, an insurance company perhaps best known for its duck advertising mascot, is warning consumers its name has misappropriated by scammers.
Fed report suggests collapse of housing market to blame
The U.S. Federal Reserve has released a report that sheds light on the precarious financial state of the American family and may help explain why the economic recovery has been slow to take hold.
Researchers say it's an overlooked risk factor, especially for older adults
We generally think that high blood pressure and being overweight are the main contributors to stroke risk. But researchers at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) say they have found another – too little sleep.
Two local men are in custody after a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office burglary investigation led deputies to their doors.
The Camaro for the Callaway Arts Council’s raffle to help restore the downtown Fulton Theater rolls off the transport truck Tuesday near 10th and Court Street. The car will eventually be placed on display in the south side of the theater until the raffle drawing.
Last month, the Fulton City Council approved a proposal from the Brick District Committee to change parking ordinances in downtown’s Brick District Overlay Area.
Typically, educators and parents expect hearing students to achieve grade level academic knowledge and skills.
The City Council here passed an ordinance to regulate the use of public water at their city council meeting Tuesday evening.
Six Callaway County baseball players — including three from Class 2 state champion South Callaway — have been named to their respective 2012 all-state teams by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Tuesday, June 12
Steedman resident takes shots at intruders
A Steedman farmer who had been the victim of theft several times could face charges after firing on intruders on his property Tuesday morning. Two of the intruders were arrested on charges of stealing and trespassing, while a third is still at large.
Biggest savings on buns -- 62%
What's the difference between an advertised brand and a store brand? Sometimes it's just the label.
Version of Sweepstakes Scam is using conterfeit Aflac checks
Aflac, an insurance company perhaps best known for its duck advertising mascot, is warning consumers its name has misappropriated by scammers.
Consumers are fed up with higher utility bills and especially with the increased use of fees and surcharges by utility companies, a report compiled by AARP finds.
The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society has come up with an unusual new way to raise money. In September, the organization will host tours of Pioneer Cemetery — the oldest in Fulton.
The Missouri Department of Mental Health has released a behavioral health profile for Callaway County in 2012, revealing Callaway youth reporting higher alcohol use, binge drinking, prescription and over-the-counter drug use than their peers elsewhere in the state.
On June 29, visitors to the Winston Churchill Memorial and Museum will take a step back in time as the museum hosts a Classic Car Cruise-In to celebrate the grand opening of its newest exhibit, Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation, which will be open through Aug. 11.
Debbie La Rue wanted to assist in adding some fun to the upcoming Fulton Street Fair.
Monday, June 11
It's harder these days to stay a step ahead of the hackers
In the wake of the LinkedIn password hack, a lot of computer users are changing their passwords. But instead of changing it from “yourname1234” to “yourname4321,” why not select something a little harder to crack?
Pest control company compiles list of 15 most-infested U.S. cities
The folks at Terminix Pest Control have scoured the country and issued a list of U.S. cities with the most bedbug infestation.
Sunday, June 10
Though she’s only lived in Fulton for five years, Stephanie “Frog” Stambaugh has been gardening for most of her life.
A Fulton veteran is looking to establish a new, patriotic tradition this summer.
When people think of fast cars and movie theaters, legends like Steve McQueen and James Dean usually spring to mind. However, the two have come together to raise funds for Fulton’s downtown theater restoration project.
Friday, June 8
The Fulton Police Department issued a warning to area business owners Friday regarding the circulation of counterfeit $50 bills.
At approximately 9:18 p.m. Thursday night, a trooper with the Missouri Highway Patrol observed a vehicle parked on the shoulder of U.S. 54 near Mo. Rt. BB in Callaway County.
Disabled woman with four children loses all household possessions
The Southside Baptist Church in Fulton is collecting clothing and household items for Linda Douglas, a disabled Callaway County woman with four children whose home north of Fulton at 6717 County Road 116 was destroyed by fire Thursday night.
Restricting your daily calories to a healthy total will not just help you keep the pounds off. It just might help you live longer.
Internet habits get more attention but mobile usage presents equal risks
Many of us who were born before the technological boom of the Internet era had limited access to information.
A study of 91 patients at a university medical center suggests that a troubled early parent-child relationship in combination with a severe life event in the past year may be associated with immune responses...
Fees are rising and so are the number of disclosure pages
Consumer banking seems to be a lot more complicated than it once was.
Anyone 18 or under qualifies for free meal
A $15,000 private foundation grant to the YMCA of Callaway County will permit three more sites for free sack lunches in Fulton this summer to anyone age 18 or under.
Ethan Lomas walks one of Bob Barnett’s auction mules across Court Street Thursday afternoon to get them used to the area in time for the Street Fair Mule Auction at the June 15.
Disease affects mainly children
Hand-foot-mouth disease, a common virus affecting mostly young children, hit its peak in Callaway County about a month ago, Callaway County Health Director Sharon Lynch said Thursday.
A Callaway County group devoted to helping build a sense of community among area residents is hosting a forum intended to introduce that community to its candidates for public office.
Having secured financial support from local sponsors to brighten up Fulton’s downtown area with hanging flower baskets, Ward 4 Councilman Steve Moore now is looking for in-kind support to help maintain the beautification project.
In addition to teaching kindergartners at McIntire Elementary, Sandee Poss is now also a shaved ice entrepreneur.
Thursday, June 7
U.S. refineries step up their output, increasing supplies
Motorists continued to get a break at the gas pump this week as retail prices retreated another five cents a gallon nationwide.
Could this be a cheaper way to kick the habit?
Reluctant smokers spend millions each year on smoking cessation programs and products, but maybe all that's needed is a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, along with a healthy dose of willpower.
There, they said it. “Sale.”
With their trademark ruffled crinoline skirts and white clogging shoes, the Mulekicker Cloggers have become a staple at area fairs and festivals.
Two young men from southern Callaway County were charged Wednesday with vandalizing four mailboxes Sunday along County Road 419 near Hams Prairie in Callaway County.
“Prayers of Hope,” a benefit auction for a mid-Missouri woman fighting renal failure after the birth of her daughter last year, will take place July 14 at Butch Gentry’s Country Palace, 6257 County Rd. 262 in Auxvasse. Fulton native Katey Gipson, currently living in Mexico, Mo., was in and out of the hospital for weeks at a time with kidney failure brought on by thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, (TTP,) a rare blood-coagulation system disorder.
A rainy April has left enough green foliage in Fulton to get through one of the driest Mays in local history, but area officials worry that if we don’t get some rain soon, that streak will dry up.
Columbia Police are investigating the death Friday of former Fulton man, Derrick Lamont Berry, 28, of Columbia.
Wednesday, June 6
Mid-Mo. rock group bridges the generation gap, plays through summer at Hot Summer Nights
Project Hysteria hope to get a similar reaction as the Jefferson City-based band decides a setlist to go with in their newest and latest gig during Hot Summer Nights in June, July and August, kicking off the evening from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Luby’s Stage on Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark.
Many teenagers suffer from emotional issues, and many parents can't tell if it's due to clinical depression or normal teen growing pains.
There's no doubt that prepaid debit cards are growing in popularity among U.S. consumers, particularly those who don't have traditional bank accounts.
Stockholm-based Autoliv Inc. has agreed to plead guilty for its role in a conspiracy...
FDA Solutions claimed it could slice debt by 40 to 60%
The Federal Trade Commission has put a stop to the allegedly deceptive practices...
With New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposing a ban on the sales of large sodas and other sugar-based drinks, the national debate on healthy verse non-healthy beverages is at an all-time high
With New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposing a ban on the sales of large sodas and other sugar-based drinks, the national debate on healthy verse non-healthy beverages is at an all-time high.
In the summer of 1961, Keen Ford owner Don Keeney received a visit from a friend that changed his life.
Fulton kids who have always dreamed of competing for Olympic gold will have their chance to do so while they rub shoulders with true Olympians, thanks to the city’s Parks and Recreation department and The YMCA of Callaway County.
The strong financial condition of The Callaway Bank was not affected by two bank frauds totaling $3.9 million that occurred four years ago, Bruce Harris, president of Callaway Bank, said Tuesday.
Every year the Callaway Cup mule derby draws a big crowd of spectators for the first night of the Fulton Street Fair.
Jada Bennington closed out her career with the William Woods University women’s golf team by becoming the second-ever first-team Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American selection for the Owls, it was announced Monday.
Tuesday, June 5
Sure, you're happy. But are you happier than you were a few years ago?
Are you happy? If you're a bit less chipper than you were a year or two ago, don't feel bad...
The folks at Disney want children to eat healthier while watching their programming.
Some people work on their cars and trucks themselves. Others take them to an auto service center.
Court documents shed light on insurers' huge but questionable savings
Large insurance companies routinely "lowball" personal injury claims to squeeze consumers and generate large profits, according to a report released by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA).
American military men and women are still being victimized by predatory lending despite legislation that was supposed to put a halt to the most harmful practices.
Same bank was victim last year in cattle fraud
Aaron Matthew Payne, 39, of O’Fallon, the owner of three Columbia auto dealerships, pleaded guilty in federal court in Jefferson City Monday to defrauding Callaway Bank of $1.2 million.
With the 2012 Fulton Street Fair just around the corner, event organizers have revealed the identities of six Callawegians they feel best represent their generation to serve as grand marshals for the William Woods University Grand Parade on Saturday, June 16.
Gas prices in Fulton have dropped about 50 cents a gallon this spring and may be going down again soon if prices follow previous trends in Central Missouri.
Eight of Callaway’s fairest young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Callaway County during the Fulton Street Fair June 15-16.
Monday, June 4
To resign effective Aug. 1
Despite their name, carpenter bees are not handy with a hammer.
Quick, how many pounds of air are supposed to be in the tires on your car?
Sunday, June 3
A house from a time when the part of town near the country club was just the country, and that has been home for several important figures in the Fulton community over the past century, will soon be completely renovated.
After several years of trying, Fulton Street Fair Entertainment Co-chair Rick Nickelson finally has been able to get Kansas City jazz standout Ida McBeth to come to Fulton to perform.
Thanks to the efforts of their citizens, two Callaway County communities have been named as Missouri Garden Cities.
Almost two years after the old Portland Community Center was destroyed by fire, a new Community Center will be dedicated June 9.
The Fulton Police Department made two arrests for drunk driving late Thursday night.
Following a solid 36-19 season for the William Woods University baseball team, junior Jacob Harrison and sophomore Matt Thomas were also recognized for success in the classroom this week, earning selection to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American teams.
Jared Wood had his eye on the high school baseball scene in the mid-Missouri area for quite some time. Then the chance to be a part of it was presented in the form of the head coaching job at South Callaway.
Friday, June 1
Suspect taken into custody for attempted purse snatching
A Columbia man wanted in connection with a shooting in Columbia over Memorial Day is in the Callaway County Jail after leading Fulton Police on a vehicle and foot chase Friday morning. Demetriess Devon Walker, 20, was arrested after getting caught fleeing the scene of an attempted purse snatching at the Fulton Wal-Mart.
With 330 farmers leaving the business each week in America due to urbanization, new farming and building practices, and the inability to keep up with major agribusinesses, Missouri Preservation named the state’s 35,000 historic barns and homesteads as some of the historic buildings at the greatest risk of deterioration in their 2012 list of Missouri’s most endangered historic places.
Visitors to the Fulton Street Fair on June 15 will have an opportunity to step back into history and experience a real mule auction on the west side of the Callaway County Courthouse.
Westminster College and William Woods University are among 16 private liberal arts colleges and universities in Missouri to receive scholarship grants from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation of St. Louis.
SPRINGFIELD — Jared Wood needed more.