Stories for October 2012


Wednesday, October 31

Green rejects Ferguson appeal

Ferguson is serving 40 years for killing Kent Heitholt in Columbia, 11 years ago tonight.

CCSO to add patrols to Kingdom City Nov. 2

In an effort to add police presence and cut down on issues such as panhandling, trespassing and speeding, the Kingdom City Board of Trustees has worked out a trial partnership with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office to have the latter organization do patrols through the village starting Nov. 2.

Zerr, Brady seek office of county treasurer

Two candidates in Tuesday’s general election want to succeed Callaway County Treasurer Marsha Chism, who is retiring at the end of her term this year after serving in the office for the last 28 years.

Nine injured in Callaway County accidents

Nine people were injured in recent Callaway County accidents.

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New leadership programs connect black Westminster students with community

Two new leadership programs at Westminster College aim to plug in African American students at Westminster College with mentors in the Callaway community.

Bulldogs, T-Birds set for rematch in semifinals

The South Callaway Bulldogs and North Callaway Thunderbirds normally tussle over a travelling trophy as the prized possession when they clash in their annual Callaway Cup football rivalry.

Five Hornets make all-NCMC football team

Senior Randall Cole earned unanimous first-team, all-North Central Missouri Conference honors on both sides of the ball, one of five Fulton players to earn postseason league honors.

Tuesday, October 30

Supplier summit set today on Callaway nuclear project

Callaway County businesses and other state and national firms interested in providing services relating to construction of a small modular nuclear reactor at the Callaway Energy Center have been invited to attend a supplier summit meeting today.

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Demolition starts on part of Harbison-Walker plant

Demolition has started on part of the sprawling Harbison-Walker plant at 1301 Westminster Ave. in Fulton.

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Student leads drive to supply much-needed peanut butter to Buddy Packs

One Bartley 5th grader’s ambition will furnish the Buddy Pack program with a food supply that’s been in dire need since February.

Fulton’s season ends with 4-1 district loss to MMA

Missouri Military Academy senior forward Jesus Gonzalez netted a hat trick against the No. 2 seeded Fulton Hornets as the third-seeded Colonels prevailed in the semifinals of the Class 1, District 7 tournament at the high school athletic complex on Monday.

Monday, October 29

Farm Bureau fundraiser continuing without speaker

Hurricane disrupts dinner speaker's travel plans.

Sunday, October 28

Candidates compete for county commission

Two candidates who have never served in the office before are competing for Callaway County eastern district commissioner.

CCSO arrests two for farm equipment theft

Two Callaway men were arrested Friday while attempting to steal a set of front end loader arms off County Road 116.

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Fulton man completes hand-made wall six years in making

Eddie Kronk is well-known for his long tenure as a roofer and construction worker in Fulton, but rocks were never his favorite building material.

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Pumpkins in the Park to return Tuesday

Fulton’s jack-o-lantern sculptors will have a chance to showcase their art when the Parks and Recreation Department host their 2nd annual Pumpkins in the Park event Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Memorial Park.

T-Birds’ running game hums in district victory

If you have a rich tradition of running the football like the North Callaway Thunderbirds during head coach Mike Emmons’ tenure, there is no reason to fiddle with the formula.

Lady Hornets’ season comes to a close in sectional loss

Too many unforced errors were the dagger for the Fulton Lady Hornets’ volleyball season.

Callaway, Pirates end Hornets’ season

There was no secret, no subtext, no bones about what the Fulton Hornets would see from the Boonville Pirates and who they’d see it from in their Class 3, District 6 opener. Kelsey Callaway running. A lot.

Bulldogs resist distractions, reach District 6 semifinals

The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs were never in any particular trouble in Friday night’s Class 2, District 6 opener against the Lutheran (St. Peters) Cougars.

Friday, October 26

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Fulton skaters to host contest to help repair skate park

Some local skateboarders and DJs’ have turned their concerns for the condition of the Fulton Skate Park has turned into a day-long event aimed at improving the park and bridging generations.

FFD gets live-saving technology now at both stations

Thanks to the Fulton Professional Firefighters’ third annual golf tournament, the Fulton Fire Department now has a life-saving piece of technology primed and ready at both stations in town.

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Mo. 94 from Jeff City to Portland now reminds travelers of vet sacrifice

AMVETS Post 153 vice commander Bob Spencer saw years of hard work and dedication come to fruition Thursday as the sign declaring a section of State Road 94 as “AMVETS Memorial Highway” was unveiled.

Rulo: Bulldogs can’t be ‘looking ahead’ vs. Cougars

MOKANE — South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo can envision the state’s new playoff system creating the possibility of a wild scramble capable of producing all sorts of entertaining scenarios.

Callaway, Pirates sink Hornets

BOONVILLE — It was all Kelsey Callaway, all the time and all she wrote for the Fulton Hornets’ football season.

T-Birds race into district semifinals

KINGDOM CITY — North Callaway wingbacks Vance Allen and Justin Menard combined for 208 yards rushing and four touchdowns Thursday night, and the surging Thunderbirds opened Class 2, District 6 play by easily handling Hermann 34-14.

Lady Hornets have something to prove in fourth straight trip to state playoffs

Megan Youse didn’t realize she had made a deal until after the fact.

Thursday, October 25

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Spence criticizes Nixon at stop in Hatton

Republican Dave Spence brought his campaign for Missouri governor to Callaway County Wednesday with a stop at the Hatton Community Hall and charged Gov. Jay Nixon is a tool of trial lawyers and unions that have contributed $5 million to the Democratic governor’s campaign.

Barnes named president of The Callaway Bank

The Callaway Bank is seeing a shuffle in leadership.

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South Callaway runners, Mokane Lions host haunted fundraiser

The South Callaway cross country team and the Mokane Lion’s Club are hoping to scare up a little cash this Halloween.

Red Cross offers baby-sitting class

The Heart of Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross is offering area youth who want to earn extra money through baby-sitting an opportunity to get a little training first.

Deer hunters can donate venison to charity

Deer hunters have been invited to donate processed venison to various Central Missouri charities when the deer firearms season opens on Nov. 10.

T-Birds follow familiar route into district play

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds football team has a reasonably-fresh frame of reference to draw from as it sets out down the path of the state’s new playoff system.

Wildcat scheme turns Hornets into different offensive animal

There’s a lot one can point out when looking at the Fulton Hornets’ recent surge. Timely defense, ball security and an overall decrease in crucial mistakes are just a few reasons.

Hornets soccer team blanks Mexico in regular-season finale

MEXICO — Junior forward Trevor Neal, senior midfielder Ben Kucera and sophomore forward Austin Wilson each scored unassisted goals Tuesday night in the Fulton Hornets’ 4-0 NCMC victory over rival Mexico.

Wednesday, October 24

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County seeks to establish enhanced enterprise zone

The Callaway County Commission took the first official step toward declaring a portion of the county as an Enhanced Enterprise Zone.

Riddle, Murray disagree on nuclear plant proposal

Incumbent House Rep. Jeanie Riddle, a Mokane Republican, and Democrat Pam Murray of Holts Summit both support adding another nuclear reactor at the Callaway Energy Center but they disagree on how to do it.

Auxvasse plans burning, revamped business license ordinances

Though both were tabled until a later meeting to finalize some details, the Auxvasse City Council is close to passing ordinances to create new regulations on burning and revamp existing business license ordinances.

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Kander, Koster hold meet and greet in Fulton

Missouri’s incumbent Attorney General Chris Koster and Secretary of State candidate Jason Kander stopped at Sir Winston’s banquet room in Fulton on a campaign tour of the state.

Lady Hornets add fourth-straight district title

Four straight victories led to a fourth straight district championship.   The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team swept both the Boonville Lady Pirates and the Kirksville Lady Tigers to earn the Class 3, District 9 championship at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, October 23

Unopposed Kritzer weighs in on Commission issues

Taxes, planning and zoning laws and road improvements have all been popular topics for the Commissioner’s office, and though unopposed in the coming elections, Donald “Doc” Kritzer still has plenty to say this election season on pending issues for the office of Western District Commissioner.

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Schools, businesses, churches all hold Halloween events

Though they will be in a different spot and doing different activities from years past, Fulton’s children will still don their costumes and take to the street for food, fun and of course, candy.

Holts Summit to vote Nov. 6 to extend half-cent sales tax

On Nov. 6 Holts Summit voters will decide whether to renew a one-half of 1 percent sales tax earmarked for capital improvements. The money could be used only to provide new construction, street or sewer improvements, or for vehicle or property purchases.

Fulton man arrested following attempted burglary

A Fulton man caught in the act of burglarizing a home now faces burglary and narcotics charges.

FPD arrest Jeff City men when traffic stop reveals drugs, money

The Fulton Police Department arrested two Jefferson City men Saturday when a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine.

Fulton bests Mexico to open Class 3, District 9 play

The Fulton Lady Hornets, the host and No. 3 seed in the Class 3, District 9 tournament held court in their first round match with the sixth-seeded Mexico Lady Bulldogs.

Monday, October 22

Dedication set Thursday on Route 94

Highway renamed to honor veterans

State officials and local veterans will gather at 10 a.m. Thursday to designate a portion of Route 94 in Callaway County as AMVETS Memorial Highway.

Sunday, October 21

13 spans completed in Callaway County

A total of 13 bridges in Callaway County were repaired or replaced as part of MoDOT’s Safe and Sound Bridge Program.

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Judo club to open in Auxvasse

Beginning in November, residents in Auxvasse and the surrounding areas will have an opportunity to learn the “gentle way” of judo, the Japanese martial art of throws, takedowns and grappling.

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Annual Pike golf tourney to benefit Scleroderma Foundation

In honor of one brother’s sister who succumbed to the disease, the Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) fraternity at William Woods University will donate half of the proceeds from its annual golf tournament 10:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Tanglewood Golf Course to the National Scleroderma Foundation.

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Voice of the Callaway County Fair

Bill Hudson honored for 30 years of announcing

People who have been regulars at the Callaway County Fair any time in the last three decades have heard a very familiar voice.

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State bridges rebuilt in Callaway County

Rebuilding this year of the last three bridges in Callaway County included in the Safe and Sound Bridge Improvement Program marked the end of MoDOT’s program in Central Missouri.

T-Birds' passing game burns Comets

The North Callaway Thunderbirds roll into district play with another reason to cause distress for opposing defenses. Senior quarterback Jacob Haubner passed for a season-high 241 yards and threw touchdown passes to three different receivers Friday night, and surging North Callaway topped off the regular season with a 42-15 manhandling of Marionville.

Lady Bulldogs take third at Bowling Green

The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs medalled a trio of runners and placed third out of seven teams at the Bowling Green Invitational at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Friday.

No. 10 Bulldogs stand up to Wildcats' challenge

There was no impassioned diatribe, no panic when the state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs went to halftime tied with the Montgomery County Wildcats. South Callaway has rarely trailed this season, but found itself down 7-0 in Friday night’s regular-season finale after Montgomery County senior tailback Nick Martin slipped through a gap in the middle of the line and sped 66 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter.

Hornets able to cash in with victory over Tigers

“We didn’t want to just win that one big game (Mexico) and then not win anything else,” Kelley said. “Winning conference games back-to-back is always special and our conference is one of the toughest in the state.”

Friday, October 19

Airline considers leaving Columbia airport

Delta Airlines is considering leaving Mid-Missouri as Columbia considers approving a minimum revenue guarantee agreement with American Airlines.

New Bloomfield school board ponders more district income

Tax levies compared In Central Missouri

David Tramel, New Bloomfield R-3 School District superintendent, Thursday night asked individual board members to meet with him to help find additional sources of income for the district.

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SERVE receives new 20-passenger bus

$48,707 bus added to 10 other vehicles

SERVE, Inc.’s has a new $48,707 20-passenger bus that has been added to its fleet of nine buses and one van to provide rides to Callaway County residents.

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Extra heaters, canvas windows to keep Post Office patrons warm

After several months of reconstruction, the Post Office Bar and Grill in downtown Fulton unveiled in August a new revamped split-deck patio, complete with a full bar, restrooms and three TVs.

$350.000 hospital expansion starts

A $350,000 Callaway Community Hospital renovation project will improve the hospital’s emergency services and shift the main entrance from the north side to the south side of the hospital.

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Kingdom Christian Academy to establish high school for fall ‘13

Callaway’s Christian-school 8th graders will now have an option to continue their education into high school.

Bulldogs should see more of a test from Wildcats

South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo can feel the tone of the season shifting dramatically, and he hopes his state-ranked Bulldogs are honed in on that sense.

Lady Hornets volleyball team ends regular season with win

Head coach Megan Youse felt her Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team might have been a bit more focused on the senior night festivities than it was on its opponent, the rival Mexico Lady Bulldogs. You wouldn’t be able to tell by the final score, though.

Hornets hope to build off first victory

For North Callaway Thunderbirds head football coach Mike Emmons and his assistants, multi-tasking comes with the territory. Emmons and his staff have been busily prepping for tonight’s home opponent, Marionville, in the regular-season finale (kickoff at 7). Meanwhile, North Callaway’s boss and his coaches are also peeking ahead to possible matchups for the onset of district play next week under the state’s new playoff configuration. Emmons, though, doesn’t want the surging Thunderbirds (6-2) to cast a glance beyond their task tonight against the Comets (2-6). It will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

Charging T-Birds look to stay on run

For North Callaway Thunderbirds head football coach Mike Emmons and his assistants, multi-tasking comes with the territory. Emmons and his staff have been busily prepping for tonight’s home

Thursday, October 18

Ambulance board to consider 2013 budget

The Callaway County Ambulance Board received a first draft of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget during Tuesday night’s regular meeting.

South Callaway Fire to see increase in water rate

The South Callaway Fire Protection District will see a big jump in its next water bill.

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Historic school brings in anniversary in need of repairs

The etching above the door still reads “George Washington Carver Grade School,” though if you peel apart the overgrown brush in front of the wood sign in the yard, you will see the building’s most recent title: “George Washington Carver Library, Museum and Memorial.”

Dental clinic plans to open Feb. 1 in Fulton

Feb. 1 has been set as the target date to open a satellite dental clinic in Fulton operated by the Community Health Center of Central Missouri.

Commission to hire consultant to evaluate county’s 911 center

Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said the county commission is in the process of hiring a consultant to evaluate the county’s 911 emergency radio dispatching center.

Lady Hornets’ McCarty triumphs at Mexico Autumn Classic

MEXICO — Fulton senior cross country runner Jenny McCarty logged her second first-place finish in three days here, prevailing this time in the Mexico Autumn Classic.

Wednesday, October 17

Expansion by Holts Summit food wholesaler and distributor to create 43 new jobs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced today that a company that wholesales and distributes food products and deli equipment to supermarkets and convenience stores is expanding its operations in mid-Missouri. Pro Food Systems Inc., which primarily markets and distributes Champs Chicken products, plans to invest $6 million to construct a new headquarters facility in an expansion that is expected to create 43 new jobs.

SERVE seeks supporters for Adopt A Family

Still accepting applications from families

SERVE, Inc. is once again asking Callaway County area residents for help in making the holidays a little merrier for local families who need help making Christmas happen.

United Way names Ray recipient of Kevin Ryan award

Each year the Callaway County United Way honors a local supporter with the Kevin Ryan Memorial Award.

Stinson historic trail markers to feature modern twist

QR codes allow walkers to scan with phones for more info

At the Historic Preservation Commission’s monthly meeting Tuesday, a mockup design for the planned historical markers along the Stinson Trail showcased a feature that was anything but historic.

Public Administrator candidates both tout experience

Incumbent Democrat Karen Digh Allen and challenging Republican Kitty Zeugin hope to fill one of the lesser-known county positions that will appear on the ballot Nov. 6.

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Martin blasts Koster in campaign stop in Fulton

Ed Martin, Republican candidate for Missouri attorney general, campaigned in Fulton Tuesday and charged Atty. Gen. Chris Koster, his Democratic opponent, is corrupt.

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N.B. Foundation awards $10,732 in classroom equipment grants

Twelve New Bloomfield R-3 School District teachers Tuesday morning received 11 classroom equipment grants totaling $10,731.90 from the New Bloomfield Education Foundation.

Lady Hornets volleyball team trips Wright City

Senior setter Melissa Hoerber pitched in a team-high 23 assists and four serving aces in the Fulton Lady Hornets’ straight-set win over Wright City on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, October 16

Lake Mykee annexation to Holts Summit proposed

A Lake Mykee resident Monday night informed the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen he plans to lead a petition effort asking for a vote on the issue of involuntary annexation by Holts Summit of Lake Mykee.

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Three people hurt in two accidents

Three Callaway County residents were injured in two recent vehicle accidents.

South Callaway Fire sees conflict at board meeting

Communication issues led to conflict at the South Callaway Fire Protection District’s board meeting Monday night.

McCarty takes home top prize at NCMC championships

Fulton senior Jenny McCarty’s time of 19 minutes, 55.88 seconds earned her a conference championship at the North Central Missouri Conference championships at Green Estates Course on Saturday.

Sunday, October 14

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Survivors help CARDV ‘Light the Night’

Walk aims to spread awareness, honor clients

Carol Charlton walked for herself and her children. Chassity Nevels walked for herself and her sister. Darlene Waybright walked for herself and her clients.

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Civil War group to add more historic markers

After completing its goal of placing interpretive panels at seven Civil War sites in Callaway County, the Kingdom of Callaway Civil War Heritage has launched a plan for five new projects.

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Jaycees offer Mud Run Races Saturday

On Saturday the Fulton Jaycees will offer Mud Run Races at the third annual Fall Festival at the Callaway County Fairgrounds.

New state trooper named to serve Callaway County

David L. Fouch, a graduate of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy, has received his first patrol assignment as a trooper in Callaway County.

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NAPA store has new owner, plans move to new location

As the new owner and general manager of NAPA Auto Parts, 213 E. 5th St. in Fulton, Robert Wheeler plans to expand and move the store to a new Fulton location later this month.

Lady Bulldogs’ season ends in Class 2 quarterfinals

South Callaway Lady Bulldogs head coach Dave Odneal had just one thought in his head when he saw a fourth-inning blast from Palmyra senior catcher Alexis Van Nostrand sail down the left field line. “I was wishing it foul, but it looked like it went just fair over the foul pole,” Odneal said. “It was close. She hit it pretty close.”

Haubner, T-Birds snag EMO title behind quick-strike offense

The North Callaway Thunderbirds put their offense into hyper drive, pulling away for a perfect dash to the Eastern Missouri Conference championship.

No. 9 Bulldogs blister Trailblazers on homecoming

The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t allow their attention to be diverted. Sophomore Cory Hanger ran back a punt for a touchdown and junior Garner Rudroff and sophomore Mason Shoemaker both returned interceptions for scores Friday night, and South Callaway put an emphatic stamp on homecoming by flattening Father Tolton 55-14.

Hornets overpower Bulldogs for first win, regain 54 sign

Wide receiver Josh King was the first one there. Running backs Thomas Harrison and Jeff Allison weren’t far behind. In fact, Fulton’s six other seniors weren’t lagging either, especially considering the object they were pursuing.

Saturday, October 13

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Auxvasse Presbyterian Church marks 125 years

Members of the congregation of the Auxvasse City Presbyterian Church are celebrating a landmark on Sunday as the parish celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Friday, October 12

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New Bloomfield water tower needs repairs

$54,000 required for 6-year-old tank

After the city of New Bloomfield’s 6-year-old water tower was drained, cleaned and inspected, the city’s Board of Aldermen Thursday night heard a maintenance firm representative tell them the tower is starting to deteriorate.

Sparks in the Fall continues to offer safe, family fun

Organizers of Heartland Church’s annual Sparks in the Fall event are hoping area residents will come out to the Callaway County Fairgrounds Saturday for an evening of family fun.

Assessor candidates discuss technology, staff

As Dan Roe and Jody Paschal run for Callaway County assessor, the position responsible for placing value on Callaway’s personal property accounts and land parcels, the candidates make it a battle of technology, time-honored experience and fresh ideas.

South Callaway to take part in “cutting edge” school collaboration project

In her address to the South Callaway Board of Education in their regular meeting Thursday, district superintendent Mary Lynn Battles said the school board would take part in a “cutting edge” collaborative project in conjunction with the Show-Me Conference and the Heart of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center.

T-Birds covet EMO title of their own

It’s hard to fathom when North Callaway Thunderbirds head football coach Mike Emmons mentions the scarcity. In his 22-plus seasons at North Callaway, Emmons has directed the Thunderbirds to nine appearances in the state playoffs. Incrediby, North Callaway owns just one conference title exclusively — from the 1999 season in the Eastern Missouri Conference — during Emmons’ long tenure.

Bartley powers Lady Bulldogs’ Class 2 sectional win

South Callaway softball coach Dave Odneal says his team’s season has been quite a ride so far. And a victory in the state playoffs made sure the Lady Bulldogs’ campaign will continue.

Hobbled Hornets ready for 54 Bowl battle with Bulldogs

Sam Christensen attempted two passes for the Fulton Hornets in last week’s 47-21 North Central Missouri Conference loss at the Boonville Pirates. And there’s surely one throw the sophomore quarterback would like back.

Rulo sympathizes with Trailblazers’ growing pains

South Callaway Bulldogs head football coach Tim Rulo can appreciate what Chad Masters, his Father Tolton counterpart, is enduring as he tries to establish a foothold with the Trailblazers.

Thursday, October 11

Fulton School Board reviews student performance

Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull held the floor for a good portion of Wednesday night’s Fulton School Board meeting as she went over the district’s annual Student Performance Report.

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CC gets facelift, returns to Steedman

After years of being closed, Steedman’s CC Store has returned as CC Pit Stop, once again offering residents here a more local place for food, groceries and supplies.

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Fall Muster to feature speech on Union evacuation of Missouri counties

The Elijah Gates Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will host their annual Confederate Fall Muster beginning 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Callaway Electric Cooperative.

Lady Bulldogs reach Class 2 quarterfinals

FESTUS — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs are moving on in the state softball playoffs.

Wednesday, October 10

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Paul Wilson among 3 nominated for high court vacancy

Former Cole County Circuit Judge Paul Wilson is one of three nominees to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

Sheriff’s office identifies suspect in New Bloomfield bank robbery

Subject believed to be 'on the run'

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is on the hunt for a Jefferson City man they believe to be responsible for the robbery of Bank Star One in New Bloomfield on Saturday.

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Ambulance, sheriff closer to success with vehicle tracking system

After months of working through a series of roadblocks, representatives with the Callaway County Ambulance District and the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office say GeoComm is closer than ever to working out a solution to making the AVL (automated vehicle location) system work for their respective agencies.

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The Brooklyn way

Pizzeria brings taste of New York to Fulton

“Welcome to Brooklyn, How Sweet it Is.” Thus proclaims a photo of a road sign hanging in the entrance of Brooklyn Pizza in downtown Fulton, and for owner Brian Atkins, the restaurant truly is the sweet achievement of a lifelong dream.

Auxvasse decreases property tax rate

In a public hearing before their regular city council meeting Tuesday, the City of Auxvasse has set its tax rate for the upcoming year.

Hoerber sparks Lady Hornets volleyball team in win

ELDON — Fulton Lady Hornets head volleyball coach Megan Youse said her team has a habit of lagging in the second game when it thinks it has the opposition on the ropes.

Tuesday, October 9

New Fulton business offers solution for crammed schedules

Everyone has that one task or chore they just don’t have the time, the energy or the will to get done, be it picking up the dry-cleaning, taking the dog for a walk or raking that monster pile of leaves.

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Fulton woman jailed after assault, robbery

Pamela Lynn Carter, 57, Fulton, has been charged with abducting another Fulton woman, robbing, beating and leaving her in a ditch along a rural Callaway County road.

Westminster ranks high in another rating

Named state’s best liberal arts college

Just after Westminster College of Fulton was ranked as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, a new rating by Washington Monthly ranks Westminster as the top liberal arts college in Missouri.

Craft Bazaar to help cash-strapped CCHS

A fall craft bazaar held Oct. 13 at the Fulton VFW will benefit the Callaway County Humane Society.

Lady Bulldogs beat Belle 14-1 for district title

The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs used a big third-inning to catapult themselves into the Class 2 state softball tournament. South Callaway — the No. 1 seed in the Class 2, District 9 tournament — disposed of the second-seeded Belle Lady Tigers 14-1 in five innings to claim the district title Monday night.

Sunday, October 7

T-Birds extend streak, rough up Indians

KINGDOM CITY — For the second straight week, the North Callaway Thunderbirds discarded their opponent in fast fashion.

No. 9 Bulldogs’ running game batters Wildcats

CUBA — The South Callaway Bulldogs’ running game was not deterred, or slowed, by some mud.

Hornets can’t cash in on momentum

BOONVILLE — There were some welcome firsts for the Fulton Hornets on Friday night against the Boonville Pirates.

Lady Bulldogs escape, to play for district title

LINN — Junior third baseman Karli Leeper’s RBI double in the 12th inning lifted the top-seeded South Callaway Lady Bulldogs to a dramatic 5-4 win over No. 4 Cuba in the Class 2, District 9 semifinals Thursday night.

Fulton Colleges Board to celebrate 50th year of financing scholarships

On Tuesday the Fulton Colleges Board of Associates, an organization that provides scholarships to Callaway County students, will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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Through staff volunteerism, Wiley House granted reprieve

Wiley House, a building that provides emergency overnight shelter for the county’s homeless adults, will not be closing after all.

Kingdom Projects trivia night to bring “Taste of Italy” to Fulton

Trivia buffs, general know-it-alls and charitable souls will have a chance to join forces Nov. 10 for a worthy cause.

Saturday, October 6

Fulton police find woman beaten

The Fulton Police Department is looking for information on the assault of a Fulton woman Saturday morning.

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New Bloomfield bank robbed Saturday

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred at approximately 9:18 a.m. Saturday at Bank Star 1 in New Bloomfield.

Friday, October 5

FPD responds to armed robbery at Holiday Inn Express

At approximately 1:48 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5 the Fulton Police Department responded to Holiday Inn Express, 2205 Cardinal Drive, in response to an armed robbery report.

Deputies arrest two with felony warrants

Callaway County Sheriff deputies took two men to jail Wednesday who had outstanding felony warrants for their arrest on previous charges.

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County sheriff’s candidates describe experience, go head to head in forum

The two candidates for Callaway County sheriff, incumbent Democrat Dennis Crane and Republican challenger Steve Anderson, met in a sheriff’s candidate forum hosted by the Callaway County Crime Stoppers and the Fulton Sun Thursday in City Hall.

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7th Holts Summit Harvest Fest to return with contests, games and events

Family fun will abound at the Holts Summit Community Betterment Association’s 7th annual Holts Summit Harvest Festival, but families with a strong resemblance stand to win prizes.

Four Fulton firms now pay United Way’s overhead costs

Because of an unusual local arrangement, anyone who contributes to the Callaway County United Way can now be assured that 100 percent of the public’s donations will go directly toward people in need.

No. 9 Bulldogs work long, load up on ‘quality reps’

MOKANE — South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo’s practices are tightly-scripted, detail-heavy marathons that normally approach three hours — sometimes longer — and are lean on leisure time.

Errors sabotage No. 3 seed Ladybirds in district semifinal loss

WRIGHT CITY — By the time the first inning ended, the North Callaway Ladybirds had allowed six unearned runs to No. 2 seed Warrenton. And it was all that was needed to end No. 3 seed North Callaway’s season in a 6-0 loss in the Class 3, District 7 semifinals Thursday night.

Hornets could go long way with short passing game

Not much worked for the Fulton Hornets in their 42-0 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Hannibal Pirates last week. Not much at all.

Thunderbirds working to ‘get a grip’ on Indians’ offense

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ defense is trying to minimize the guesswork when it comes to deconstructing Van-Far’s voluminous offensive sets and the Indians’ quarterback tandem.

Thursday, October 4

Fulton man jailed on burglary charge

Paroled from another theft

Isaac D. Butler, 26, Fulton, was arrested by Fulton Police Tuesday afternoon and charged with an Aug. 8 burglary in Fulton.

One dead in Millersburg fire Tuesday night

At around 10:39 p.m. Tuesday, the Millersburg Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire off of County Road 239 that claimed one life.

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Fulton DREAM project enters strategic plan phase

A public meeting of about 30 people Wednesday in Beks Restaurant kicked off the official beginnings of the DREAM project’s strategic plan phase.

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Big top coming to Auxvasse

Circus to put on benefit show for community hall

A popular circus act that helps in fundraising efforts for local communities has returned to Callaway.

Math professors contend Tebbetts is United States population center

The unincorporated town of Tebbetts in Callaway County got some publicity this week when two mathematics professors in Michigan revealed their calculations show the community is now the population center of the lower 48 states.

South Callaway joining EMO as football member in ’14-15

MOKANE — When it comes to a conference affiliation, the South Callaway Bulldogs football team has a home to call its own again.

Ladybirds scuffle but still reach district semifinals

WRIGHT CITY — The North Callaway Ladybirds weathered a close call in reaching the semifinals of the Class 3, District 7 Tournament.

Wednesday, October 3

United Way garners $5K as Harris named ‘Community Hero’

After giving four years of his time to the Callaway County United Way, Glenn Harris now can say he also helped bring $5,000 to the organization just by being himself.

Fulton sees increase in new businesses

Community leaders are hoping a recent business growth spurt is a positive sign for the city’s future.

Fulton woman endured Nazi slave labor camp

Funeral set Friday in Fulton

Fulton residents who knew her feisty nature were saddened when Anna Price of Fulton, a survivor of Nazi slave labor camps during World War II, died Monday at age 86.

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Holts Summit investigating rash of air conditioning thefts

Investigators with the Holts Summit Police Department are asking for the public’s help in solving a string of air conditioning component thefts that have plagued the city over the past few months.

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Pink pride

Paramedic Shannon Thompson and EMT Shawn Harmon pose in front of an ambulance their pink breast cancer awareness month shirts at the Fulton EMS station Tuesday. For the month of October, Callaway County Ambulance District employees are able to wear pink shirts they bought, with proceeds going towards breast cancer research. The district raised $850 to donate.

Lady Wildcats send two golfers to Class 1 sectional play

Sophomores Brooke Kelley and Ashley Kelley qualified for sectional play during the Class 1, District 2 golf tournament at Dogwood Hills Golf Course on Tuesday.

Ladybirds flourishing with two-coach approach

Baumgartner, Thomsen guide North Callaway into district play tonight

Appointed as co-head coaches of the North Callaway Ladybirds softball team, Brandi Thomsen and Sarah Baumgartner gathered their returning players over the summer to discuss what was what.

Tuesday, October 2

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Candidates connect with constituents at second chamber forum

About 45 Callaway voters crammed into the Holts Summit Civic Center Monday night for the sequel to the Kingdom of Callaway County Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum in Fulton last week.

Center of the country? Try Tebbetts, profs say

A pair of Michigan math professors have concluded that a small town in Missouri’s Callaway County is the population center of the lower 48 U.S. states, no matter what the Census Bureau says.

Motions filed in Plunkett’s murder case

Defense asks judge to suppress statement

Callaway County Public Defender Jason Carver Monday filed a series of motions asking the Callaway County Circuit Court to throw out statements made to investigators and several subpoenas issued by the Callaway County prosecuting attorney in the first-degree murder case against Sandra Plunkett of Holts Summit.

Two Auxvasse teens arrested on drug and burglary charges

One was out on bond for previous charges

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Auxvasse teens on burglary and drug paraphernalia charges after an investigative traffic stop Sept. 24.

169 pounds of unwanted drugs collected

Effort included Fulton, Auxvasse

Callaway County residents turned in 169 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs during collection efforts Saturday in Fulton and Auxvasse.

Assessor hopes is office will have full staff soon

Goal is 10 employees

Callaway County Assessor Dan Roe said Monday he soon hopes his staff can be back up to the 10 employees it had when he took office.

North Callaway gets big inning, downs Mexico 9-1

The North Callaway Ladybirds used a nine-run bottom of the fifth inning to finish off the Mexico Lady Bulldogs and their regular season in style with a win on Monday night.