Stories for September 2012


Sunday, September 30

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McBride-Brown celebrates 35 years with library

Sherry McBride-Brown’s first job after graduating high school was at the Callaway County Public Library.

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Well Read

New owners to make book store their own

When she saw the story about a cat and a book store for sale in Fulton, Danielle Warren knew it was exactly what she had been looking for.

Judges set procedure for appointing attorneys

Private lawyers to help ease work of defenders

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit judges, defense attorneys and prosecutors met Friday to hammer out the procedure for appointing private attorneys to help reduce the caseloads of public defenders.

Brick district gets new yogurt shop

Shoppers in Fulton’s downtown brick district will now have a new place to stop for a tasty break.

Fundraiser set to benefit Amvets highway markers

A fundraising dinner to benefit the effort to mark State Road 94 as AMVETS Memorial Highway will be on Sunday, Oct. 7, in Mokane.

Traffic to be disrupted to repair buckled roads

Traffic along U.S. 54 and Route H inside Fulton will be disrupted slightly for the next two weeks during pavement repairs by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Pirates pound Hornets up front in NCMC shutout

Pat Kelley couldn’t say for sure if the Hannibal Pirates represented the best group of offensive and defensive linemen his Fulton Hornets have seen this season. But the head coach is positive about one thing as it pertains to the Pirates’ respective lines. “Well, they whooped us the most,” Kelley said. “I don’t know how to word that, but we were dominated more (Friday night) than we have been all year, and that’s a tribute to (Hannibal).” The Pirates shoved the Hornets around on both sides of the ball up front, shutting out Fulton 42-0 in North Central Missouri Conference play Friday night at Robert E. Fisher Jr. Stadium.

Lady Hornets volleyball team overpowers Mount Vernon

The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team cruised to a straight-set win over Mt. Vernon at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Fulton took the match 25-14 and 25-19 to improve to 10-5-1 on the season. Senior setter Melissa Hoerber had a game-high 20 assists to direct the Lady Hornets, while senior outside hitter Rachelle Miller registered 11 kills and four aces. Junior outside hitter Tori Brandt and senior libero Allie Pierce both finished with 10 digs.

No. 9 Bulldogs bounce back, trample Titans

The South Callaway Bulldogs were able to dodge the possible snare. Senior quarterback Jason Kimminau threw a pair of touchdown passes and also ran for a score, and South Callaway’s defense did its share by tallying its first shutout of the season as the state-ranked Bulldogs toppled Confluence Prep Academy 46-0 on Friday night. South Callaway — playing Confluence for the first time — rebounded from its first loss of the season last week to undefeated, Class 1-ranked Tipton 28-18. The Bulldogs (5-1) are ranked No. 9 in Class 2.

T-Birds remain on roll, crush Wildcats

The North Callaway Thunderbirds extended their month-long charge, this time laying waste to the Wright City Wildcats. North Callaway received production in every phase Friday night while obliterating Wright City 55-21 in an Eastern Missouri Conference blowout. The Thunderbirds scored on each of their six first-half possessions, their defense forced four turnovers — scoring on one — and special teams added a touchdown. Coasting into halftime with an authoritative 48-0 advantage, then turning the game over to its backups, North Callaway picked up its fourth straight victory while improving to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the EMO. During the streak, the Thunderbirds have outscored their opponents by a commanding 152-37 margin.

Friday, September 28

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Shelter to shut its doors

Board hopes to find financial solution, reopen

The porch light of Wiley House at 831 Jefferson shone bright Thursday night, promising those who had nowhere else to go that here was shelter and safety for the night.

CARDV to ‘Light The Night’ for domestic violence awareness

In 2011, the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence assisted 1,044 victims of domestic and sexual assault in Callaway County. Starting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 on the MSD track, CARDV officials are asking area residents to walk 1,044 miles in tribute to those individuals as part of their Light The Night awareness event.

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Fulton’s last downtown shoe store to close

Gidley’s last day set for Oct. 27

After 42 years in business in downtown Fulton, Gidley’s Shoe Store, 521 Court St., plans to close on Oct. 27, owner Jody Paschal said Thursday.

Local Ducks Unlimited chapter to host casino fundraiser

Ducks Unlimited of Callaway County will be hosting a Casino Night fundraiser Oct. 13 in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fulton.

Visiting professor to speak on Reagan-Thatcher years

Dr. James Cooper will speak on the Reagan-Thatcher years during the 1980s when he delivers the annual Fulbright-Robertson Lecture Tuesday evening at Westminster College in Fulton.

Surging T-Birds have to ‘keep getting better’

KINGDOM CITY — As the North Callaway Thunderbirds mount momentum, head coach Mike Emmons has an urgent reminder for his squad — don’t relax.

Bulldogs work to hit offensive stride

MOKANE — As the sun plunged behind a line of trees on the west edge of their practice field, the South Callaway Bulldogs’ offense was in fast-forward mode.

Lady Hornets take NCMC match against Boonville in straight sets

The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team rebounded from Tuesday night’s loss at Hannibal with a straight-set, North Central Missouri Conference win over Boonville at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium on Thursday night.

Banged-up Hornets brace for clash against Pirates

Thursday’s practice for the Fulton Hornets was heavier on players in street clothes than head coach Pat Kelley might like. The three injured Hornets loom larger when considering tonight’s opponent — the undefeated state-ranked Hannibal Pirates.

Thursday, September 27

Fulton man sentenced for 2011 bank robbery

A central Missouri man who wished a pair of bank employees “a nice day” following a holdup has been sentenced to slightly more than 12 years in prison.

FDIC director to discuss plan to restructure banks

Thomas M. Hoenig, director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), will discuss his plan to restructure America’s banking system during an IBM lecture Monday at Westminster College in Fulton.

County reaches tentative contract with Ameren

Agreement provides emergency services

The Callaway County Commission Tuesday reached a verbal agreement on Ameren Missouri’s share of operating costs of the Callaway County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

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City foresees less financial strain following EPA meeting

The City of Fulton recently received some good — and potentially cost-saving — news from the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Natural Resources.

Fulton man arrested on stolen property and drug charges

Jess Garrett Murrell, 18, Fulton, was arrested by Fulton Police Tuesday morning on stolen property and drug charges.

Council faces budget cuts for “tight year”

Final budget reading slated for Nov. 13

Fulton’s city budget was the main topic of discussion at Oct. 25’s city council meeting. Mayor LeRoy Benton said the 2013 budget was in for a “tight year.”

Lady Owls golf team comes in second at NAIA National Preview

LINCOLN, Neb. — The William Woods University Lady Owls golf team, led by two individual finishers in the top five, took second overall Tuesday at the Doane College Invitational/NAIA National Preview.

Wednesday, September 26

Crossroads cowboys to bring SERVE to Williamsburg

Crossroads Cowboy Church is partnering with the SERVE Food Pantry to make their services more accessible for area residents.

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Auxvasse police push neighborhood watch as solution to budget

Auxvasse police chief Kevin Suedmeyer said the city’s police department’s budget would likely be in the red by November, but he’s got a possible solution to keep the city safe.

Second Westminster campus won’t drain resources at Fulton campus

Establishing a second campus of Westminster College in Mesa, Ariz., won’t drain funds away from the Fulton campus of the college.

Absentee ballots now available for election Deadline to request the ballots 5 p.m. Oct. 31

Voters may now request or pick up absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 general election.

Community meeting offers chance to give feedback on plans for Brick District

Fulton area residents are invited once again to give their input into plans for downtown revitalization as planners with the DREAM initiative prepares to develop their final recommendations.

Lady Bulldogs slip past Iberia in eight innings

South Callaway sophomore catcher Anna Bartley’s eighth-inning double was the difference in the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-2 win over Iberia on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, September 25

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Cattle auction sales stay steady, bounce back despite drought

Latest showers helped, auctioneers say

Despite record temperatures and week after week without any significant rainfall, the cattle auction industry in Callaway has avoided flat-lining — though the rains and cooler temperatures in the past few weeks have certainly helped.

Callaway citizens hear county candidates

Forum attended by 50 residents

About 50 Callaway County residents attended a public forum were six county Republican and Democratic candidates squared off in a public forum Monday night in Fulton.

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1 in 6 Missourians slip into poverty

Poverty increases, income falls in state

With state and national elections just around the corner, one of the questions frequently asked is: Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

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Good times, graffiti await kids at Auxvasse art festival

The 6th annual Ashley Garret Memorial Children’s Art Festival in Auxvasse will offer some less-than-traditional fare this year.

Craighead helps own cause in Lady Wildcats win over Ladybirds

New Bloomfield junior pitcher Bethany Craighead scored the game-winning run in the fifth and pitched the Lady Wildcats to 5-3 victory with a complete-game effort against North Callaway on Monday. Craighead allowed three earned runs on six hits, two walks, she hit a batter and struck out four.

Sunday, September 23

Area judges meet to discuss appointing private attorneys

Associate circuit judges in the 13th Judicial Circuit in Fulton and Columbia met Friday with presiding Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler to discuss pending appointment of private attorneys to help ease the workload of public defenders.

Murray campaign focuses on education, backed by school administrators

Pam Murray, candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives’ 49th District that covers Callaway County, has been endorsed by the Missouri School Administrators Political Action Committee (MSAPAC), a group made up of school administrators from various groups throughout the state.

Chapter seeks site of Civil War mass grave

Confederates may be buried near Calwood

Where are the dead buried from the Callaway County’s largest battle during the Civil War?

Drug take back day set in Callaway County

Callaway County residents with outdated and unwanted drugs will have an opportunity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to dispose of them properly by bringing them to either of two locations in the county.

United Way sweepstakes returns as fall campaign kicks off

The Callaway County United Way has announced their second annual Live United Sweepstakes. The program offers an opportunity for every donor to their campaign to win one of many prizes, including computers, gift cards and utility credits.

Fulton Police to open doors of new station

After months of renovations, the Fulton Police Department finally has taken up residence in its new home located at the intersection of Business 54 South and Churchill Road.

Maupin, Owls blow past Hornets

Head coach Pat Kelley saw a sullen, beat-up Fulton Hornets team when he gathered his players during halftime of Friday night’s game against the Marshall Owls. But Kelley also saw the same Hornet squad he’d seen at the intermission of Fulton’s previous four games this season: a team that was very much in the game after less-than-ideal, first-half performances.

Peoples’ big second-half plays sink Bulldogs

For the South Callaway Bulldogs, another close call against the Tipton Cardinals meant little consolation. In Friday night’s showdown between state-ranked, undefeated teams, Tipton wriggled out of an early jam in overcoming a 12-0 first-quarter deficit by answering with 14 points in the second quarter to take a narrow lead into halftime.

Allen’s outburst fuels Thunderbirds’ third straight win

The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ 27-7 Eastern Missouri Conference win over neighboring rival Montgomery County had Vance Allen’s imprint all over it.

Hornets topple Mexico behind early goals

Fulton fowards Zach Thomas and Kevin Wallace connected on a pair of goals in the opening minutes of the Hornets’ 3-1 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Mexico Bulldogs on Saturday at the high school athletic complex.

Saturday, September 22

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Summit Lake Winery to close after foreclosure

Summit Lake Winery in Holts Summit is scheduled to close its doors at the end of business on Sunday night after foreclosure proceedings changed ownership of the property.

Friday, September 21

Callaway Relay prepares to kick off for 2013

‘Major changes’ planned for event

The 2013 Relay For Life of Callaway County may be nine months away, but the individuals who participate in the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser already are thinking of ways to make it the best one yet.

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Modern day pioneers

Three develop sustainable village, education center in Callaway

Fulton, Auxvasse, Millersburg, Mokane, New Bloomfield. These are all cities, towns and villages that people see in Callaway County when they look at the map.

County to offer health screenings for employees

Callaway County is offering a special service for its employees today.

$3.1 million available in federal grant money

A total of $3.1 million in federal tax money is available to Central Missouri nonprofit and government agencies through a Transportation Enhancement Program administered by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Thunderbirds’ defense looks to continue disruptive ways

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ defense continues to cause commotion.

Two-out rally in seventh launches Lady Hornets past Hannibal

Freshman third baseman Baileigh Horstmeier’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored sophomore shortstop Dacrie Depping to lift the Fulton Lady Hornets’ to a 2-1 North Central Missouri Conference win over Hannibal at the high school athletic complex on Thursday night.

Hornets seek to strengthen second-half performances

The Fulton Hornets beat the Marshall Owls 10-8 on Sept. 16, 2011.

State-ranked Bulldogs, Cardinals set for perfect tilt

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs and Tipton Cardinals both come hurtling into tonight’s showdown between state-ranked, undefeated teams for a second straight year.

Thursday, September 20

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Crane receives G.W. Law Award

In a ceremony during the Fulton Rotary Club’s meeting Wednesday at the Fulton Country Club, Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane was named the recipient of the 2012 G.W. Law Award.

Symposium centers on applying spirituality

The second day of the Westminster Symposium dawned as sunny and bright as the first, students grappling with their notebooks, phones, and sunglasses as they tried (and in my case, failed) to juggle all of their belongs without the use of a bag. The extra security measure, while pragmatic, made it difficult to take notes, since everything had to be balanced on your lap.

Fulton church uses Westminster Symposium as inspiration

Every fall and spring, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church hosts a series of study sessions described by Rev. Marshall Crossnoe as its adult Christian education program.

Jeanie Riddle receives Conservative group award

State Rep. Jeanie Riddle was recently named a recipient of the American Conservative Union’s 2012 ACU Conservative Award. The group cited her 100 percent voting record on legislation advancing conservative principals in the past year.

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Kingdom City Post Office faces changes

There are changes ahead for the Kingdom City Post Office.

Nolting, Lady Bulldogs log Show-Me win

MOKANE — Senior pitcher Michaela Nolting threw a two-hitter and struck out nine Wednesday night, steering the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs to a 3-0 Show-Me Conference victory over the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats.

Wednesday, September 19

Kroger recalls spinach sold at Gerbes over Listeria risk

Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states due to possible Listeria contamination. The recall includes Gerbes stores in Mid-Missouri.

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Cain named C.S. Lewis professor of religious studies

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” —C. S. Lewis

Westminster Symposium stirs students

Alternatively bright and bleary-eyed students filing into Champ Auditorium officially marked the beginning of this year's Westminster Symposium on Tuesday. The auditorium, fuller than it had been for the past two symposia, hummed with anticipation while we students wondered about this year's controversial topic, Religious Experience in a Global Society.

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Westminster starts symposium on ‘timeless and timely’ topic of religion

Westminster College professor of religious studies Cliff Cain started off the 2012 Westminster Symposium Tuesday morning with an apology to his mother for talking about what she always said was a taboo subject: Religion.

Judge ponders appointing private attorneys

Lawyers to help public defenders

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Presiding Judge Gary Oxenhandler called an on-the-record meeting Tuesday of public defenders, prosecutors and private attorneys to discuss his pending appointment of private attorneys to represent indigent persons accused of crimes.

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Town and Country draws crowd, celebrates legacy

The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce’s annual Town and Country event is about bringing together members of the county from all walks of life.

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Fulton girl swims with dolphins, lives dream

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.”

Coil, Ladybirds rough up Wright City in EMO win

AUXVASSE — Junior catcher Kelsey Coil had a double and drove in three runs to help fuel a 13-hit rampage Tuesday night as the North Callaway Ladybirds walloped Wright City 11-1 in an Eastern Missouri Conference romp.

Tuesday, September 18

Callaway chamber to host candidate forums

Crimestoppers, newspaper to put focus on sheriff candidates

Callaway County residents will have the opportunity to meet — and question — their local candidates in a series of upcoming election forums.

Westminster climbs 11 spots in liberal arts college ratings

Westminster College in Fulton has moved up 11 spots in the 2013 rankings of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

Local attorneys may be appointed as defense lawyers for some crimes

Caseloads too high for public defenders

To help ease an excessive workload of local public defenders, Callaway County attorneys may be asked to provide free representation to indigent persons accused of minor crimes.

Sheriff’s Office updates website to answer questions, connect with citizens

In an effort to reach out to the county’s citizens, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office has extended a new technological arm.

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Back in School

(From left) Bill Sadler, class of 1967, Joe Roberts, class of ‘67, Debbie Butcher, Janet Erwin, class of ‘67 and Larry Sims, class of ‘67, head down a familiar set of stairs during an alumni tour of Fulton Middle School led by student council members Lizzie Russell and Alicia Donze (second and third from the right). The tours of the middle school, which used to be the high school, were a part of Fulton’s homecoming weekend.

Fulton downs Mexico in straight sets for NCMC win

The Lady Hornets volleyball team dispatched the rival-Mexico Lady Bulldogs in North Central Missouri Conference action on Monday night. Fulton (7-4-1, 2-1 NCMC) won by scores of 25-13 and 25-17.

McCarty wins first at Fulton Invitational

Senior Jenny McCarty finished first of 114 runners at the 27th annual Fulton Invitational on Saturday. McCarty finished in a time of 19 minutes, 35.58 seconds to beat out 114 other varsity runners.

Monday, September 17

JC man wanted in Callaway Co. burglary

At approximately 1:30 a.m., Saturday, deputies with the Callaway County Sheriff Office arrived at 3573 County Road 4006 to attempt to locate Aaron Thoenen on a probation violation warrant.

Sunday, September 16

New partnership helps Fulton PAT educate parents

Fulton’s Parents As Teachers program has a new service to offer its patrons thanks to cooperation with First Chance for Children, a nonprofit organization based out of Columbia.

Fulton woman arrested for threatening child, boyfriend with knife

A Fulton woman is in custody after threatening to harm her children and boyfriend early Saturday morning.

Vegas comes to Auxvasse

School PTO Carnival to raise funds for playground, library

A slice of Auxvasse will be the brightest city on Earth for the evening Sept. 22.

Local volunteer helps those impacted by Hurricane Isaac

Shirley Kunkle has been responding to national disasters as a Red Cross volunteer since 2005, providing her expertise as a mental health professional to help victims of natural disaster cope with what they are going through.

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Hornet homecoming

Fulton High School held its homecoming celebrations over the weekend, including the annual parade and the football game against Moberly Friday night and a number of alumni events throughout the weekend, including tours of Fulton Middle School Saturday morning. For more photos from Fulton's homecoming parade, see the Sunday edition of The Fulton Sun.

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3rd Mexican restaurant opens in Fulton

El Patron Mexican Restaurant is now open at 823 Business 54 South in Fulton.

No. 9 Bulldogs’ defense badgers Bobcats in win

South Callaway Bulldogs head coach Tim Rulo says that his defensive line and linebackers have a new face this season. And right now, he likes what he is seeing on that face.

T-Birds’ defense bottles Bobcats

North Callaway rolls in return to EMO

The North Callaway Thunderbirds football team marched back into the Eastern Missouri Conference behind a masterful defensive display.

Hornets hold themselves back in loss to Spartans

For three weeks, the Fulton Hornets were a team held back by their own hold-ups. Horribly-timed mistakes marred the Hornets in their trio of losses to open the season. But at halftime of Friday night’s homecoming game against the Moberly Spartans, it seemed as if the Spartans — not the Hornets — would be done in by their own miscues.

Friday, September 14

Fulton WWII vet named veterans home Vet of the Month

Gene Hardin of Fulton has been named the Mexico Veterans Home Veteran of the Month.

Westminster Symposium begins Tuesday

Speakers will discuss influence of religion

Each year Westminster College dismisses classes for two days and brings the entire campus together to hear nationally-known speakers discuss vital national issues at the annual Westminster Symposium.

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United Way increases Fall 2012 campaign goal, to host kickoff Sept. 28

In an effort to keep ahead of a struggling economy and federal budget cuts, the Callaway County United Way has announced their Fall 2012 campaign goal is $261,000, up $1,000 from years past.

Flexbone familiar, No. 9 Bulldogs see more foes run same offense

If the flexbone spread option offense is becoming trendier, the South Callaway Bulldogs football team has been in vogue for some time.

Hornets look to reduce mistakes vs. Spartans

It’s Thursday afternoon and Fulton head football coach Pat Kelley is reminded of the on-field snafus that have plagued the Hornets the previous two weeks. “The last three weeks, really,” Kelley said with a chuckle. “Let’s just leave it that.”

Gray’s shutout steers Ladybirds past Bowling Green

Junior starter Jaida Gray was practically flawless, throwing a complete-game two-hitter in the North Callaway Ladybirds’ 4-0 Eastern Missouri Conference win over Bowling Green on Thursday night.

T-Birds make return to EMO vs. Bobcats

North Callaway head football coach Mike Emmons was content with the Thunderbirds’ previous conference affiliation, so he’s happy that they’re back in that familiar locale.

Thursday, September 13

Council to up support for development

The Fulton City Council approved an increase in the amount of funding it provides for the Fulton Area Development Corporation during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

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Fulton couple installs solar panels, first to use net metering

Judy McKinnon has been interested in solar energy ever since her days as an environmental studies major back in the early 1980s.

WWU moves up in college rankings

Fulton university now rated 88th

William Woods University is gaining in the rankings of universities in the Midwest, moving up to 88th in this year’s 29th edition of college rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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New Bloomfield Smokebusters to host fundraiser 5k, dodgeball tourney

The New Bloomfield Smokebusters, a group of National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) students dedicated to promoting tobacco abstinence and a smoke-free campus, are planning their second annual “Kick Butts 5K” fundraiser Oct. 13 in Fulton, and a “Dodge Tobacco” dodgeball tournament Nov. 17 in the school gymnasium.

South Callaway to receive grant to train in improving student achievement

South Callaway superintendent Mary Lynn Battles had news to share with the board of education during their Wednesday meeting that meant additional funding for South Callaway Elementary School to prepare educators to improve lower-income students’ performance.

Area minister to the deaf nets program on KNLJ

A member of the Dignan family has found a new platform for his voice in mid-Missouri.

Three people hurt in one-vehicle crash

Three Kingdom City residents were injured Monday when a pickup truck driven by Corey J. Henry, 37, Kingdom City, ran off the road about four miles northeast of Auxvasse in Callaway County and hit a tree.

Owls’ Taylor claims share of title at Wichita State tournament

WICHITA, Kan. — William Woods University sophomore Julian Taylor shot a 5-under par 66 in Tuesday’s third and final round to share the individual title at Wichita State University’s Diet Pepsi Shocker Invitational.

Wednesday, September 12

Lawmakers override Nixon's 'religious freedom' veto

Votes are second successful override in the last two years.

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Gray Ghost panel honors historic, current law enforcement

During the Kingdom of Callaway Civil war Heritage’s ceremony for the installation of the final Gray Ghost Trail panel in Callaway County, 1870s county sheriff George W. Law only held half of the spotlight.

Trio of teens arrested for Auxvasse burglaries

5 cases resolved, more arrests pending

A combined investigation between the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Auxvasse Police Department has lead to the arrest and charge of three teenagers here for burglary, stealing and receiving stolen property.

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Akin blasts McCaskill as Obama supporter

Congressman Todd Akin brought his Republican campaign for the U.S. Senate to Westminster College Tuesday and told students why he wants to defeat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

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A buddy to Buddy Packs

Aiden Petterson accepts a check on behalf of The Food Bank...

Lady Hornets volleyball team trips Kirksville

The Fulton Lady Hornets volleyball team bested Kirksville in straight sets during the Fulton Invitational on Saturday. Three days later, it was the same result.

Tuesday, September 11

County Clerk decides to keep expanded precinct at Guthrie

Callaway County Clerk Denise Hubbard said Monday she has decided not to reverse her earlier decision merging the Round Prairie and Guthrie voting precincts at Guthrie.

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BMX dreams

Brandon Price, 14, enjoys the cooler weather following last weekend's storms as he shows off his BMX moves at Veterans Park Monday.

Jacie Coari trial to pull jury from Warren County

In her pretrial conference Monday, county prosecutor Chris Wilson and Jacie Coari’s defense attorney agreed to pull the jury for her upcoming trial from Warren County. Both prosecutors and defense agreed to a tentative trial range of June or July 2013.

Blue Jays blitzed by Eagles 49-7

One week after cruising to a 44-0 win against Rockford College to open the season, the Westminster Blue Jays were on the other side of a one-sided affair. The Blue Jays opened the home and Upper Midwest Athletic Conference portion of the schedule with a 49-7 loss the Northwestern (Minn.) Eagles at Priest Field on Saturday.

Nolting keys Lady Bulldogs past New Haven

Senior pitcher Michaela Nolting threw six shutout innings, helping to guide South Callaway to a 13-0 win over New Haven on Monday night. Nolting allowed five hits struck out nine while walking none. Nolting helped her own cause at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three RBI. Junior shortstop Bailey Ward was 3-for-4 with an RBI, junior first baseman Abby Bartley went 2-for-3 with three RBI and junior catcher Karli Leeper went 2-for-3 from the plate.

Monday, September 10

Auxvasse on boil order until results show all-clear

The City of Auxvasse has issued a boil order for all water residents until lab sample results show the water is safe for consumption.

Proposition B

[Proposed by Initiative Petition]

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Proposition E

[Proposed by the 96th General Assembly (Second Regular Session) SB 464]

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Constitutional Amendment 3

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to:

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Sunday, September 9

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Speaker tells DAR history of art, culture preservation

The Daughters of the American Revolution are traditionally considered promoters of patriotism and history, but the Charity Stille Langstaff chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution received a history lesson Saturday on the importance the group has held for art and culture in Missouri.

SCHS to host country western fundraiser to buy new sound equipment

South Callaway High School’s theatre department is teaming up with an area entertainment company, Cruise King Entertainment, to put on a show and improve the school’s auditorium.

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Rotary chili cookoff to feature restaurants, benefit charity

It’s almost impossible to predict the weather for the first week of fall in mid-Missouri, but Sept. 29 calls for a ‘chili’ forecast in Fulton.

Faith Maternity Care to mark decade of service

Without the help of Faith Maternity Care, 23-year-old Sky says she and her 2-month-old son would be homeless and on their own.

Confrontation ends in arrest for Williamsburg man

A local man is in custody after a disturbance call ended in a brief confrontation with law enforcement Thursday morning.

Hornets soccer team takes second at Hannibal Tournament

The Fulton Hornets soccer team’s four-game winning streak was snapped in a 6-4 loss to the Southern Boone Eagles in the championship of the Hannibal Tournament on Saturday.

T-Birds take control in third quarter, gain first win

Momentum had one foot on the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ sideline and the other with the Fulton Hornets headed into the second half.

No. 10 Bulldogs start quick after long trip, bury Tigers

The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs weren’t fazed by a three-hour-plus bus ride to the northeast corner of the state and a matchup against an unfamiliar foe.

Friday, September 7

Fulton colleges compete in blood donation contest

Westminster College and William Woods University are competing for a traveling Red Cross blood donation trophy.

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Local law hero to share focus of Gray Ghost panel

Many Callaway County residents recognize the name George W. Law because of the former sheriff’s death in the line of duty when he was attacked by a mob while transporting a prisoner.

Emergency dispatching costs may decline for most next year

Callaway County charges to most local governments for providing emergency radio dispatching services is likely to decrease next year.

State income tax collections fall, sales taxes gain

Nixon borrows $100 million again

If state revenue is any indication, Missourians aren’t making as much money but are spending more, and that is affecting the current state budget.

Schedule changes send No. 10 Bulldogs far from home

With fresh opponents on the 2012 schedule a product of its independent status, the South Callaway Bulldogs football team will be getting accustomed to some marathon bus trips.

Thomas’ hat trick pushes Hornets past Marshall

The Fulton Hornets soccer team’s offense has hummed the past two games and senior midfielder Zach Thomas has been a big reason why.

Hornets, T-Birds battle to break into win column

Two weeks ago, the North Callaway Thunderbirds and Fulton Hornets couldn’t have entered the 2012 season on more opposite sides of the spectrum.

Tigers make noise as they enter SEC

From the talk around here the last several months, it might seem like Missouri has never played a “big” football game before. The Tigers have played their share of top-10 teams in the past, but Missouri’s game against Georgia on Saturday night has a different feel to it.

Proposition A

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Thursday, September 6

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CCSO investigates cemetery vandalism

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three men who vandalized an area cemetery last week.

Former Auxvasse alderman gets 12 years

Former Auxvasse Alderman George E. (Trey) Baumgartner, 31, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Callaway County Circuit Court and was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison on a variety of drug, burglary and forgery charges.

Fulton native to serve as new face for Crane’s Store

A biology major at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Kristen Cassidy never really had aspirations to be a model, but when she saw that Crane’s Country Store was looking for someone to star in its next advertising campaign, she thought, why not?

Democrats plan Sept. 16 rally

Callaway County Democrats have a rally scheduled Sept. 16 at the Meadow Lake Acres Country Club with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill as the featured speaker.

New controller hired by Westminster College

Worked previously at Missouri State

Beth Schmidt, a certified public accountant from Springfield, Mo., is the new controller in the business office of Westminster College in Fulton.

Child injured when run over by vehicle

A Fulton child was taken to University Hospital in Columbia Saturday afternoon after he ran behind a vehicle and was struck.

South Callaway shutout at home by Southern Boone

The Lady Bulldogs were held to just five hits in a 4-0 loss to the Southern Boone Lady Eagles on Wednesday. The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 3-3 on the season.

Horstmeier’s summer on diamond is productive

Surrounded by 60 or so other baseball players at the USSSA All-American Games in Kissimmee, Fla., Dalton Horstmeier couldn’t help but be a little humbled.

Wednesday, September 5

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Honorary Chairpersons named for United Way fundraising effort

Charlie and Jo James of Fulton have been named as Honorary Chairpersons for the fall Callaway County United Way fundraising campaign.

Road re-opening event set Friday

Upgrade provided to help add 30 jobs

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday will mark the re-opening and upgrade of Callaway County Road 256 near the OCCI Inc. plant west of Fulton.

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McCaskill focuses on youth with statewide listening tour

Sen. Claire McCaskill’s “On Our Campus, On Our Side” listening tour stopped in at Westminster College in Fulton Tuesday evening, where the senator spoke with a group of about 50 students and members of the community on federal student loans and grants.

County humane society can’t take new animals until December

Cites lack of funding, too few fosters

For the last week, callers to the Callaway County Humane Society (CCHS) have been greeted with less than pleasant news.

Fulton blanks Boonville, picks up first win of the year

It took the Hornets boys’ soccer team a while to get going Tuesday against the Boonville Pirates. But the offense came alive soon enough.

Tuesday, September 4

Fulton man on Honor Flight served in WW II, Korean War

As a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Gale L. Fuller, 85, of Fulton had been asked a few years ago to participate in the Honor Flight program. He had declined because he had already seen the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Honor Flight to Washington set today

Five Callaway County veterans are among the 68 veterans traveling together today on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to tour the World War II Memorial and other memorials dedicated to military service.

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New Bloomfield set to celebrate veterans, community Sept. 16

A tribute to veterans, small children parading in costumes, live music and food sales to benefit local civic groups; New Bloomfield’s annual Celebrate America has everything one would expect from a community event.

McCaskill to visit with students today at Westminster

As part of her statewide campaign tour through Missouri, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill will be in Fulton today at Westminster College to discuss the federal student loan program with college students.

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A living history

Fulton man documents ancestors’ ties with Callaway County, Civil War

With commemorative Gray Ghosts Trail panels, heritage events and Sons and Daughters of Confederacy camps, Callaway County has a strong Civil War heritage.

Sunday, September 2

Callaway deputies bust underage drinking party sequel

Callaway County deputies arrested four people early today as they broke up an underage drinking party at a Lake Mykee home for the second weekend in a row.

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Fulton to tear down old shoe factory

The City of Fulton has received a Community Development Block Grant to tear down the old International Shoe Factory.

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New coffee shop to offer Fulton a taste of something different

Fulton’s newest eatery, Café Créme, is offering local residents something to satisfy both their caffeine cravings and their sweet tooth.

Two arrested on Callaway warrants

Two Callaway County men are in custody after arrests on felony warrants early Saturday morning.

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Stephens Community Center nears completion of renovation project

When the Stephens community has their annual fundraiser barbecue Sept. 15, they will gather in a building significantly improved from the small, leaky, drafty community center that once served the town.

Field-position difficulties haunt Hornets in loss to Tigers

Lee led all players with 24 carries and 77 yards on the ground with a much improved Fulton run blocking effort says Kelley.

Plassmeyer, Blue Jays pick apart Rockford 40-0 in opener

Westminster College sophomore quarterback Joe Plassmeyer dissected Rockford College for 390 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Jays’ 40-0 victory in Saturday’s season opener.

No. 9 Bulldogs depend on run game in romp

The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs compensated for the mud with a motley running attack.

Cardinals, Peoples bolt past struggling T-Birds

The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs compensated for the mud with a motley running attack. With weather conditions deteriorating due to the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, five different players ran for touchdowns and South Callaway gained 254 yards on the ground Friday night as the Bulldogs marked their home opener by crushing Crystal City 42-10. It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools.