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Friday, November 30

Ovid Bell sells to Walsworth Publishing

After nearly nine decades as a family-owned and run operation, Ovid Bell Press soon will fall under the umbrella of Walsworth Publishing.

Local voters to decide whether city finances sewer improvements through bonds or pay as you go

There is no getting around it. With the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Natural Resources mandating changes, the City of Fulton needs to make some major upgrades to its waste water treatment plant.

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Fulton Fire responds to blaze at skate park

The Fulton Fire Department responded to a call around 3:36 p.m. Thursday to a ramp at Fulton Skate Park that had caught fire.

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EEZ plan attracts large crowd at meeting

After hearing many voices of opposition raised at a public meeting Thursday afternoon, Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann vowed no action will be taken until next year on a proposed enhanced enterprise zone (EEZ) that covers about 20 percent of the county.

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Asian market brings taste of east to Midwest

Fulton shoppers now have more exotic fish, snacks, seasonings and soups available to put on their grocery lists.

Hornets work overtime, make way to title game

In just his second game at the helm and with four minutes of extra basketball in front of his team, Fulton head coach Ryan Shaw hoped percentages would be in the Hornets’ favor. “In overtime I think I saw a statistic in college basketball that the team that scores first wins about 70 percent of the time, because, then, they (opponent) are still fighting to come back,” Shaw said.

Shooting troubles trip Lady Blue Jays in loss to Missouri S&T

The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays shot just 29 percent as a team — with no players reaching double figures — in Thursday night’s 59-41 loss to NCAA Division II Missouri S&T.

Thursday, November 29

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Huddle House to close Friday

Local fans of the breakfast scrambles and Chop House burgers at Huddle House only have two days left to enjoy their favorite meals before the local franchise closes its doors.

Tebbetts dinners continue to support community building

There are very few local residents to be found in their homes here on the final Friday of each month.

Teacher, former Fulton resident accused of having relationship with underage student

A Fulton native has been arrested and charged in a child molestation case in Independence.

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County asked to buy more creek gravel, less crushed limestone from area quarries

John Klick, who operates a creek gravel plant about five miles south of Fulton on County Road 403, has a suggestion on how the county can save money: Buy more creek gravel from him.

Doctor at CCH denies man ER screening, patient says

A Fulton man with a heart condition charges that a doctor at Callaway Community Hospital violated federal law by denying him treatment in the hospital’s emergency room last week.

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‘Freak accident’ sends woman to hospital with serious injuries

A Fulton woman was air-lifted to University Hospital in Columbia Wednesday following an accident where a metal object fell off of a truck and crashed through her windshield, the Fulton Police Department said.

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Fulton Sun, The Callaway Bank connect kids with Santa

Children in Callaway County will have a direct line to Santa Claus once again this year, by way of the Fulton Sun and The Callaway Bank.

Wednesday, November 28

Internet outage affects CenturyLink customers

CenturyLink customers in Mid-Missouri and parts of six states were without Internet and voicemail service Wednesday night after a widespread outage. Services were resuming early Thursday morning.

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Woman in serious condition following accident off Wood St.

A woman was transported by helicopter Wednesday to the hospital following a serious accident where a foreign object broke through the driver’s side windshield, Fulton Police Department officials say.

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City to consider purchase of rock barn, property from state

Heritage Trust to contribute half of cost

The Fulton City Council approved a motion Tuesday night to consider purchasing the old rock barn and 12 acres at Fulton State Hospital.

Budget squeeze strikes county road department

Falling state gas tax collections and rising maintenance costs have combined to cause a budget squeeze in the Callaway County Road and Bridge Department.

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Parade weekend approaches with new twist for Fulton, New Bloomfield

When the Fulton Jaycee’s and New Bloomfield Christmas parades take to Callaway’s streets this weekend, both will feature a unique twist aimed at getting the community more involved.

Auxvasse considers move to wireless water meters

The bulk of discussion at Auxvasse’s city council meeting Tuesday centered around a presentation from Schulte Supply, a company from which the City of Auxvasse is considering purchasing wireless upgrades to the meter reading system.

Hornets open season with victory in Shaw’s debut

Junior forward Dalton Horstmeier knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 15 points in the Fulton Hornets’ 59-51 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night in the first round of the Montgomery County Tournament.

Tuesday, November 27

Memorial tree, home tour return to benefit Portland Community Center

In honor of past loved ones, and to support the Portland Community Center, the new center’s Memorial Tree and Christmas House Tour of the former St. Mark’s Episcopal School for Boys both return from last year.

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Dogs stolen from Garrett Animal Shelter

Staff at Garrett Animal Shelter, Fulton’s city-run animal control center, reported two dogs stolen from its outdoor pen Monday.

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Local merchants like Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday in Fulton was highly successful for some and average or above average for others, local retail merchants report.

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Veterans groups contribute to Missouri Veterans Home

Three area Veterans of Foreign Wars posts teamed up to raise money to help buy a handicapped-accessible bus for the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo.

Blue Jays get past Eagles, stay perfect

The Blue Jays continued their undefeated start, notching a 65-57 win over the Edgewood Eagles on Saturday night at Westminster Gymnasium. Westminster featured a trio of double digit scorers to up their record to 4-0 for the season.

Sunday, November 25

Callaway tops Central Missouri deer hunt

The 3,308 deer shot in Callaway County was the highest deer harvest in Central Missouri during the 11-day firearms deer season ending Nov. 20.

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Drought, age forces closure of local Christmas tree farm

For 23 years Coe’s Tree Farm south of Fulton was a holiday tradition to many Callaway County families.

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Victorian Home tour to recognize Civil War heritage

The Fulton Heritage Trust’s annual Victorian Christmas has a slightly more specific focus this year.

Two people injured in Callaway County accidents

In separate Callaway County accidents, a Fulton woman sustained serious injuries after she fell asleep while driving Friday afternoon north of Fulton and a Columbia man was thrown from his motorcycle when it struck a vehicle in the rear during dense fog.

Blue Jays coast to easy victory

The Westminster College Blue Jays produced the game’s first nine points and rolled from there Friday night, breezing to a 90-54 home victory over Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Saturday, November 24

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Fulton Soup Kitchen serves Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday

Anne Erbschloe of the Fulton Soup Kitchen dishes up a big helping of free food for a Thanksgiving dinner for the needy.

Friday, November 23

LU names presidential finalists

Mid-Missourians will get a chance next week to meet the three finalists for Lincoln University’s vacant president’s job. The three finalists were identified Friday as: Bernard Franklin, an NCAA officer in Indianapolis; Rosalind Fuse-Hall, a director of Title III programs; and Kevin Rome, a vice chancellor at North Carolina Central University.

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Thanksgiving dinner in New Bloomfield draws community together

Whether they were there for the first time or the sixth year in a row, as a volunteer or simply to partake of the food, those gathered for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at New Bloomfield United Methodist Church Thursday all agreed that the best part of the annual event was the ability to enjoy good food with good friends.

Ameren to seek new federal SMR funding

After losing the major federal energy grant to help build a small modular nuclear reactor at the Callaway Energy Center, Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri plan to compete for another round of federal SMR grants.

Fired employee sues Fulton schools

Lawsuit alleges teacher dismissed after she called police

A longtime Fulton Public Schools employee sued the district in federal court Tuesday, saying she was fired in September for calling police about a student possibly having a gun at Fulton High School.

County businesses urge shoppers to buy local

With the myriad deals offered by big retailers on everything from electronics to the latest popular toys on Black Friday, some Callaway County business owners are hoping area residents will send some of their hard-earned dollars their way.

Callaway’s 2nd Salvation Army kettle campaign kicks off today

Sleigh bells won’t be the only ones jingling on the holiday weekends after today.

Central Methodist hands No. 23 Lady Owls first loss of season

FAYETTE — Despite limiting Central Methodist University to 33-percent shooting, the No. 23 William Woods University Lady Owls suffered their first loss of the season in being edged by the Lady Eagles 61-60 on Tuesday night.

Wednesday, November 21

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Williamsburg Elementary to mark 50 years

Educators and students both past and present are invited to Williamsburg Elementary School on Nov. 29 as the school marks 50 years of educating area children.

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Building eyed for Holts Summit City Hall is former bank

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen on Monday night took the first official step to purchase a former bank building to be used as the new City Hall.

Tuesday, November 20

Holts Summit to buy building to use as new City Hall

Police to use all of current City Hall

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen Monday night introduced an ordinance to purchase a building next door to the City Hall for $310,000.

Our House to benefit from Beks fundraiser dinner

Beks Restaurant in downtown Fulton will host a special fundraiser holiday dinner and silent auction Dec. 9 to benefit Our House: Caring for Callaway’s Homeless.

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Gidley’s wood horse finds new stable in Historical Society

The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society has saved what might be Callaway’s oldest horse from being put out to pasture.

Ladybirds convincing in season-opening win over Tolton

Junior forward Maddie Sorell led the Ladybirds with a team-high 18 points for North Callaway in a season-opening 48-18 victory over Father Tolton Catholic on Monday night.

Sunday, November 18

Opposition develops to planned enterprise zone

Opposition has developed to a proposal by the Fulton Area Development Corporation to designate about 20 percent of Callaway County as an Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ).

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Court St. UMC remembers past, looks to future with 60th Christmas Bazaar

Longtime visitors to the Court Street United Methodist Church’s 60th annual Christmas Bazaar, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, will have a lot to reminisce about.

North Callaway Schools receive positive audit

Although he cited a couple of areas of concern, North Callaway R-I Schools’ auditor described the district’s audit as one of the best he gives.

Callaway man charged in death of Randolph Co. child

A man from Callaway County has been charged with domestic assault and child abuse following the death of an 18-month-old Randolph County child last week.

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Holiday cheer

Hundreds of Callaway County parents and children got their first taste of the holiday season Friday night at the annual Downtown Holiday Open House in Fulton. Hosted by the Brick District Retail Association, the event featured the traditional window decorating contest, wagon rides, the candy cane house, extended shopping hours at downtown businesses and a visit from Santa.

Fulton police make arrest in Busy Corner robbery

Thanks to video surveillance images, the Fulton Police Department was able to make an arrest Friday in relation to a Nov. 10 robbery at Busy Corner Cafe.

Taylor, No. 23 Lady Owls fight past Evangel

SPRINGFIELD — Senior guard Ashlee Taylor delivered 16 points Friday night and the No. 23 William Woods University Lady Owls remained unbeaten by battling past Evangel University 60-54.

Friday, November 16

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New Bloomfield schools to refinance additional bonds

Board refunded other bonds earlier

The New Bloomfield R-3 School District plans to refinance some more bonds next month, the district’s board of education was told Thursday night.

NoCal remains steady in MAP performance

Haskins warns steady won’t be enough in future

WILLIAMSBURG — North Callaway R-I Schools Assistant Superintendent Sandy Haskins gave a presentation on the district’s MAP data during Thursday night’s school board meeting that had a dual message: North Callaway’s performance on the annual assessment tests remains level, but as the state changes the criteria by which it judges schools, that consistency may not be a good thing.

Westminster takes top ranks in student diversity

A national report of comprehensive statistics states that Westminster College takes first in Missouri and fifth nationwide as the liberal arts college with the most internationally diverse campus by percentage.

Bank program encourages area customers to shop local

A plan by Callaway Bank to encourage more Fulton area residents to shop at local businesses is working, says Debbie LaRue of Callaway Bank.

Three Hornets earn all-District 7 soccer recognition

Three members of the Fulton Hornets soccer team were recently named to the Class 1, all-District 7 squad.

Thursday, November 15

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New barber shop opens in downtown Fulton

James Pittman of Fulton has opened a new business, JP’s Barber Shop, at 612 Court St. in downtown Fulton.

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Accused priest may have worked in Fulton as counselor in 1980s

A priest on trial in Boonville on charges of molesting children may have worked as a counselor in Fulton during the 1980s, said Judy Jones of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). She's asking anyone in Callaway County who might have known of any sexual abuse by Gerald James Howard, the accused priest and counselor, to notify the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office or Fulton Police.

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Fulton approves refunding bonds, examines attendance and grad policies

The Fulton School District Board of Education's meeting Wednesday saved the district money and further examined how to deal with the district's lagging graduation rate.

Holiday craft bazaar to benefit FSH employees, New Bloomfield seniors

The Fulton State Hospital’s Employee Relations Committee is sponsoring a holiday craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the FSH Main Canteen that will help the committee provide events for staff, as well as New Bloomfield seniors’ Project Graduation.

No. 23 Lady Owls stay unbeaten, trip No. 20 Avila

Junior guard Priscila Santos put up a game-high 14 points Tuesday night as the No. 23 William Woods University Lady Owls raced past No. 20 Avila University 63-49 at Anderson Arena.

Wednesday, November 14

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Open house to serve as start of holiday shopping season

Carols, candy canes and Christmas decorations will be in abundance in downtown Fulton Friday night for the annual Holiday Open House.

Fulton to apply for $12.9M in state revolving funds for waste water improvements

The City of Fulton is applying to the Missouri Department of Natural Resource’s State Revolving Fund today for nearly $13 million to put toward improvements at the city’s waste water treatment plant.

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Callaway EOC adopts soldiers, families for holidays

The Callaway County Emergency Operations Center hopes to make the holidays a little cheerier for soldiers overseas and a family closer to home.

Luetkemeyer faces big changes in his district starting on Jan. 3

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, who represents Callaway County in Congress, is facing some major changes in the areas he will serve starting on Jan. 3.

Auxvasse adds addendum in water project contract

An addendum approved by the Auxvasse Council at their meeting Tuesday to the contract with the city’s engineers, Allstate Consultants, clarifies a payment schedule with Allstate and should place Auxvasse’s water system improvements project higher on grant lists.

Fulton plans scrimmages Thursday night

The Fulton High School and Fulton Middle School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will preview the upcoming 2012-13 season with a series of scrimmages Thursday night at the high school’s Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Tuesday, November 13

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New Fulton Sub Shop to open Wednesday

The Fulton Sub Shop, 1213 South Business 54, will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday.

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Marine’s dream home becomes reality

Matthew Huffman, 3, will have fun times ahead playing on a donated playset in the backyard of the Grey Creek Valley subdivision home built by this community for his father, wounded Marine Tyler Huffman, formerly of Fulton.

Tax statements mailed

Callaway County Collector Pam J. Oestreich said Monday county real estate and property tax bills have been mailed.

SoCal schools to implement iPad test run

The South Callaway R-II School Board granted approval Monday night for the purchase of iPads for a test run of a plan to eventually provide one for each student in the district.

Fulton police investigate robbery

An employee of a local eatery was injured in an armed robbery late Saturday.

Decker, Owls drop third-straight game

Senior guard Logan Decker poured in a team-high 16 points for a second-straight game, but once again, the total came in defeat. The Owls fell to Mount Mercy University 82-75 in the finale of the Bosch Financial Shootout on Saturday.

Sunday, November 11

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Fulton man earns $50K in Missouri lottery

If John Cox, 67, isn’t the wealthiest cook in Callaway, he’s certainly the happiest.

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A show of honor

On display year round in The Callaway Bank's upper offices, these service flags were brought down into the bank's lobby in observance of Veterans Day to honor those employees who served their country.

Child advocate organization seeks to expand into Callaway

An organization dedicated to standing up for children is looking to expand into Callaway and recruit volunteers to its cause.

The Callaway Bank receives grant to help new rural homebuyers

First-time home buyers in Fulton and rural Callaway struggling to find something in their price range might get a little help from The Callaway Bank thanks to a recent grant.

Area players earn all-state, all-region softball nods

The North Callaway Ladybirds and the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs each had a player earn all-state and all-region softball honors. In the Missouri Fastpitch Coaches Association Class 3 all-state team, Ladybirds junior shortstop Jaida Gray garnered a second team selection as an infielder. Gray was also a first-team all-region honoree in the infield while sophomore Danielle Cassidy grabbed a second team nod as a pitcher. South Callaway junior third baseman Karli Leeper was the lone Lady Bulldog to earn all-state recognition as she was named a Class 2 second-team selection. Leeper added a first-team all-region honor to her postseason haul and she was joined by her teammate, senior pitcher Michaela Nolting. Junior second baseman Bailey Ward was named second team all-region as an infielder while junior Abby Bartley earned similar recognition as a utility/designated player.

Friday, November 9

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Fulton Police seize $450,000 in drugs from airplane

Aircraft had landed late at night in Fulton

A Fulton Police investigation led to two major drug arrests Friday when $450,000 worth of marijuana was seized from an airplane that had landed shortly after midnight at Hensley Memorial Airport in Fulton.

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Ambulance district gifts New Bloomfield schools with AED

When New Bloomfield R-III Schools’ nurse approached the Callaway County Ambulance District for suggestions on finding a grant to help fund the purchase of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), she got something even better: The ambulance district donated one to the district.

Fulton offers utility customers chance to help others stay warm

As cold weather settles in and thermostats go up, officials with the City of Fulton are hoping local utility customers will find it in themselves to donate a dollar or two so that others can turn their heat up as well.

Fulton woman arrested for stealing mail, checks

A Fulton woman is in the Cole County Jail on a $100,000 bond after being charged with stealing mail and checks from residences in Jefferson City.

‘Surprised’ Roe to finish out 2013 assessing period

Democrat Dan Roe was the only incumbent seeking re-election to lose a county level position in the general election when Jody Paschal won about 56 percent of the vote, but what makes Roe’s situation even more unique is that he will continue as Callaway’s assessor for another 10 months.

Consultant evaluates county 911 call center

Police, firemen also questioned

Zim Schwartze, former director of the Columbia/Boone County Office of Emergency Management, has been hired as a consultant to evaluate the Callaway County 911 call center, Callaway County Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer said Thursday.

Southside to honor vets with plaque at service Sunday

For the veterans of Southside Baptist Church’s congregation, the Veterans Day services Sunday will give them an opportunity to become part of the church itself.

Champion T-Birds land 12 players on all-EMO team

It was a definite dozen for the North Callaway Thunderbirds.

Thursday, November 8

Lewis to retire from chamber

After 24 years of service to area businesses through the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce, executive director Nancy Lewis will be leaving at the end of the year.

Sales tax allows Holts Summit to maintain its infrastructure

Approval by Holts Summit voters of a measure extending the city’s one-half cent capital improvements sales tax means the city will be able to maintain its infrastructure, Holts Summit City Administrator Brian Crane said Wednesday.

CCSO arrest one, seek other after traffic stop reveals drugs

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Holts Summit man and search for a Cole County woman following a traffic stop Wednesday.

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Fulton Marine vet to receive Purple Hearts 44 years overdue

When Dennis Byler was wounded for the third time 9 1/2 months into his tour of Vietnam — this time from grenade shrapnel during Operation Swift — the Marine Corporal was sent to Japan to serve the remainder of his 13-month service overseas.

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Unannounced hazardous materials drill conducted Wednesday at Fulton hospital

Without notice, about 100 unmarked black vehicles assembled shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning in a back lot of the Fulton State Hospital just off Route O near Fulton.

Callaway County voters back most Republican candidates

Callaway County voters gave solid support to Republican candidates for state and federal office in all contests except for attorney general.

Lady Owls volleyball team makes AMC semis

The William Woods University Lady Owls volleyball team — bolstered by a pair of double-double performances — is back in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament for a second straight year.

Wednesday, November 7

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Riddle to continue to represent Callaway

In a strong victory over challenger Pam Murray, Jeanie Riddle will be the first representative for the new 49th District of the Missouri House of Representatives.

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Kleindienst wins contest for county commissioner

Republican Randall L. Kleindienst is the newly elected Eastern District Callaway County Commissioner, defeating Democrat Bryant Liddle, 4,865 to 3,263, a landslide margin of 60 percent to 40 percent.

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Dennis Crane to return as sheriff

Callaway County voters Tuesday proved they feel confident in leadership at the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.

Zerr wins treasurer by 3,000 vote margin

Republican Debbie Zerr was elected Tuesday as the new Callaway County treasurer, defeating Democrat Timothy C. Brady, 10,302 to 7,115, a margin of 59 percent to 41 percent.

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Digh Allen edges out Zeugin in Public Administrator race

In a close race, incumbent Karen Digh Allen defeated challenging Republican Kitty Zeugin by a margin of just over 400 votes for the county’s Public Administrator seat.

SoCal 4th grader’s essay to appear in Time Kids Magazine

For 10-year-old Kendall Dillon and many 4th graders like her, the electoral college was one of the more boring topics to discuss in the weeks leading up to the election.

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Paschal defeats Roe to become Assessor

Republican challenger and local businessman Jody Paschal has taken Callaway County’s Assessor seat, according to the unofficial final summary reports released from the Callaway County Clerk’s office Tuesday night.

Youths bag 345 deer in Callaway

Fifth highest total in state

Youngsters participating in the special youth deer hunt last weekend resulted in the harvest of 345 deer in Callaway County, the fifth highest county number of deer taken in the two-day youth hunt.

Owls soccer team falls in AMC semis

The William Woods University men’s soccer team’s season came to an end after a 3-0 loss to Hannibal-LaGrange University on Tuesday afternoon in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.

Tuesday, November 6

County voter turnout predicted at 65%

Callaway County Clerk Denise Hubbard predicts more than 18,000 Callaway County residents will vote in today’s general election.

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Veterans dinner to feature Air Force nurse

With a “long line of nurses” in the family, it was not much of a surprise when Fulton native Tammy Kritzer decided, after graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor of arts in sociology, to return to school and pursue her bachelors of science in nursing from St. Louis University.

New Bloomfield man continues to provide Thanksgiving

For seven years, Tom Levin has made sure area residents and visitors have a place to go to find a good meal and a friendly smile on Thanksgiving Day.

State fall turkey harvest up 20%

This year’s fall firearms turkey season confirmed that wild turkeys are increasing in Missouri.

Bulldogs season ends with loss to Falcons

The South Callaway Bulldogs were edged out by less than a touchdown by the Blair Oaks Falcons for a district championship in 2011. This time around, the Bulldogs wouldn’t get so close.

William Woods season ends with AMC semifinal loss

The fourth-seeded William Woods Lady Owls were torched by Park University forward Dana Hemmingsen’s hat trick in a 5-0 loss in the American Midwest Conference tournament semifinals on Monday. The loss to No. 1 seed Park ends William Woods’ season at 10-8-1.

Sunday, November 4

Appeals Court case involves Cole County Circuit Court

One of the three Missouri Court of Appeals cases to be heard on Thursday at Westminster College in Fulton involves the office of Cole County Circuit Clerk. The office is appealing a court decision blocking an administrative decision to dismiss an employee.

Soup Kitchen to host Thanksgiving on Nov. 24 at new location

The location is new, the day is new, even the menu is new, but the caring behind the Soup Kitchen’s annual free Thanksgiving Dinner is still the same.

Jaycee’s Christmas Parade to help food pantry

Much like the theme of their annual Christmas parade coming up Dec. 1, the Fulton Jaycee's hope to make a “Miracle on Court Street.”

Fulton Sun to host warming tree again

Last year, Callaway County residents helped the Fulton Sun gather hundreds of hats, scarves, gloves and mittens to donate to SERVE, Inc.

Appeals Court session set at Westminster

Interested Callaway County residents and college students have been invited to attend a Thursday morning court session of the Missouri Court of Appeals at Westminster College in Fulton.

McCarty takes fourth in Class 3

Fulton senior Jenny McCarty capped off her high school career with a fourth-place finish at the Class 3 girls’ state cross country championships Saturday at Oak Hills Golf Center.

Bulldogs, Falcons to tangle for title

South Callaway has made headway in its recent football history against Blair Oaks, but Bulldogs head coach Tim Rulo still sees the Falcons as the standard-bearer.

Saturday, November 3

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Central Missourians compete at Fulton in Special Olympics tournament

A total of 338 Central Missourians competed Saturday in a Special Olympics bowling tournament at the Fulton Bowling Center.

Friday, November 2

State offices to be closed on Black Friday

Citing a stronger state budget outlook because of the continued improving Missouri economy, Gov. Jay Nixon today issued an executive order closing state offices on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.

Still no decision on funding for Mo. nuke reactor

Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse still want to build a first-of-its kind mini nuclear reactor next to Ameren’s mid-Missouri plant in Callaway County.

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Cake Creations to rebrand as Mints ‘n More following move downtown

When Cake Creations’ owner, Lanette Kielbasa, decided to take advantage of the downtown revitalization loan incentive program, she saw it as more than an opportunity to move into a new building.

Victory Fellowship Church volunteers to package food destined for Haiti

Volunteers from the community are invited to help Victory Fellowship Church package 20,000 meals to send to impoverished communities in Haiti.

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Hunter/jumping clinic set this weekend

Callaway County residents interested in hunter/jumping horsemanship will have an opportunity to observe horses and riders performing this weekend in Fulton.

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Raffle to boost animal shelter fund

Paintings offered to raffle winner

The Callaway Betterment Foundation’s building fund for construction of a new animal shelter in Fulton has reached $156,000, or about 63 percent of its $250,000 goal, according to Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton.

McCarty hopes last chance ends in state title

What started as something to keep her in shape for the spring soccer season is now Jenny McCarty’s main focus. For McCarty, a Class 3 state cross country championship is the objective.

Thursday, November 1

Crane, Anderson both cite experience as primary qualification for sheriff

Asked what makes them the best man for the job, both candidates for Callaway County Sheriff gave the same answer: Their experience.

Ramp Up to build ramp for Hams Prairie woman

After suffering a stroke, Margie Adrian’s life changed about a year ago.

Computer glitch to delay county tax bills

Computer problems will delay mailing of Callaway County real estate and property tax bills this year.

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Tricks and treats at the Halloween Festival

Cameron Love pulls a prize out of a treasure chest after drawing a lucky key. This year, the Downtown Assocation's Halloween Festival moved further up Court Street from years past, and included food, games and support from businesses, churches and organizations county-wide.

Two arrested for scrap metal theft at Mokane

A Jefferson City man and a Holts Summit woman are in Callaway County Jail after they were arrested for theft of scrap metal from a Mokane area farm.

McElroy, Burgess help steer Owls to season-opening romp

The William Woods University Owls — receiving double-double efforts from senior forward Roy McElroy and junior guard Blake Burgess — opened the 2012-13 season by coasting past St. Louis Christian College 72-49 on Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.

Bulldogs break out in second half, trip T-Birds

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs would miss on a fourth-and-8 pass from junior quarterback Jason Kimminau to junior tailback Garner Rudroff in the end zone to start the second half.