Stories for April 2013

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Tuesday, April 30

Auxvasse man held on weapons charges

Michael W. Smith, 22, Auxvasse, is in Callaway County Jail after an armed intruder report and subsequent manhunt Saturday near Fulton.

Record number of unwanted drugs collected Saturday in Callaway county

A record amount of unwanted drugs were collected Saturday during the National Drug Take Back effort Saturday in Fulton and Auxvasse.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive seeks donations and volunteers

On Saturday, May 11 SERVE, Inc. and local post offices hope to see more than just letters and bills in the mail. In fact, they hope to see non-perishable food items.

Callaway 2 named best tasting water in Missouri

Following the Great American Water Taste Test’s final judging rounds April 24, Callaway 2 Water District can boast to serve the best tasting water in the state.

T-Birds advance to Fulton Tournament Championship

Sophomore pitcher Paul Zerr scored the winning run and pitched six innings in leading North Callaway to a 3-2 win over the Southern Boone Eagles in the semifinals of the 19th annual Fulton Tournament on Monday afternoon at the high school athletic complex.

Owls to play in AMC Tournament title game

Senior right fielder Justin Elmore drew a bases loaded walk, to bring home senior second baseman Jacob Harrison and vault No. 3 seeded William Woods to an 6-5 10-inning win over the top-seeded Missouri Baptist Spartans in the semifinals of the American Midwest Conference baseball tournament on Monday.

Monday, April 29

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Accident on 54 leaves two injured, one in serious condition

Westbound traffic on US-54 was brought to a halt Monday afternoon when an accident involving a motor grader left a motorist and his passenger injured.

Sunday, April 28

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McIntire calls for letters to troops

Last November and December, students from McIntire Elementary and their families wrote 2,152 letters and cards to soldiers deployed overseas in one week, and sent them out via the project Savannah’s Soliders.

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Cami Webb receives Teacher of the Year Award

Cami Webb, a fifth grade teacher at McIntire Elementary School had no idea she’d been nominated for, and won, the Fulton Public Schools Teacher of the Year award.

Tax credits return to food pantry

Thanks to SB 20, signed by Governor Nixon on March 29, the SERVE, Inc. food pantry is able to offer tax credits again.

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Youth poetry contest results announced

Even though Ashley Garrett passed away eight years ago, her spirit lives on through the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program-which provides various art-based programs for children.

Mexico shreds Hornets in 19-4 romp

There’s a big difference between the Fulton squad that won three in a row and the Hornets squad that left the field after Friday night’s North Central Missouri Conference game against the rival Mexico Bulldogs. A stark difference, in fact.

McCarty wins 1,600 at Don Dobson Invite

Also comes in second in 800

Senior Jenny McCarty won the girls’ 1,600 meters and took second in the 800 on Friday in Fulton’s annual Don Dobson Invitational at the high school athletic complex.

Owls use thrilling victory to advance in AMC baseball tourney

The William Woods University Owls advanced in the American Midwest Conference postseason baseball tournament after squeezing all it could out of a dramatic first-round win.

Friday, April 26

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Out with the old

The Loftis Co. LLC of Hallsville has started demolition on the building that housed the former Moser's grocery store at 2020 N. Bluff St. in Fulton. On Feb. 26, heavy snow on the roof of the building caused the center of the building to collapse.

Holts Summit to participate in Drug Take Back Day

The City of Holts Summit will be participating in another national Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holts Summit City Hall, 245 South Summit Drive.

Sizzling Owls set to open play in AMC tournament

Despite its No. 3 seed, the William Woods University Owls would appear to be the hottest team entering the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament.

Jays hand Bulldogs second straight loss

Jared Wood saw some discomfort, some intimidation in his South Callaway Bulldogs. Especially junior pitcher Smith Kemper, who took the mound for the Bulldogs in Thursday’s game against the Jefferson City Jays. “You could tell that when there was nobody on and he went off the stretch,” Wood said. “... They were a good-hitting team and they hit the ball well.” Kemper agreed. “A little bit, just because it’s been a week or a week and a half since I pitched, so I wasn’t comfortable coming out of the windup,” he said.

Westling, Thunderbirds lock up EMO golf championship

The North Callaway Thunderbirds golf team definitely made its mark in its first appearance in the Eastern Missouri Conference championships.

Thursday, April 25

Mo. House panel endorses revised bonding measure

The Missouri House Budget Committee has endorsed a proposed $1.2 billion state bonding proposal that could pay for projects on college campuses, state parks and state facilities.

New leadership society founded at WWU

Building leaders who make a better world-that's the mission of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), a leadership society introduced to William Woods University this academic year.

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CCHS meets spay and neuter goal

By Sandy Corbet’s reckoning, the Callaway County Humane Society spared 300 lives this month.

Community Conversation to focus on LGBT issues, bullying

The Cultural Competence Council at Fulton State Hospital want to engage you in challenging conversation about diversity.

William Woods’ Harrison chosen for distinguished NAIA award

William Woods University baseball player Jacob Harrison — a Fulton native — has been honored with the NAIA Dr. Leroy Walker Award.

Hornets tally run in eighth, edge Eldon in 2-1 victory

Sophomore right fielder Sam Christensen drove in the winning run on a two-out single in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday night as the Fulton Hornets clipped the Eldon Mustangs 2-1 at the high school athletic complex.

Wednesday, April 24

Portions of Callaway 2 Water District under voluntary boil advisory

Due to a leak in a water main, the Callaway 2 Water District has issued a voluntary boil advisory for portions of their service area.

KPA’s 23rd fly-in breakfast returns May 18

All aspiring pilots and those who wish to encourage them are clear to land 7 to 11 a.m. May 18 at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport for the return of their annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast.

Large, un-platted acres now huntable in Fulton

Landowners of 200 acres or more in Fulton are allowed to hunt and burn on their property following the passage of a bill at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

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Fair housing laws reviewed in forum at Fulton City Hall

A Fair Housing Forum sponsored by the Fulton Human Rights Commission attracted about 30 Fulton area housing and rental providers Tuesday at Fulton City Hall.

Callaway County drought-free following heavy precipitation

Though they don’t have full reassurance for this summer, farmers worried about last summer’s drought conditions persisting can breathe a humid sigh of relief.

Tuesday, April 23

Absconded sex offender gets 25 years

Sean Price, the Calwood man found guilty of two counts of first degree statutory sodomy was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday during a hearing in Boone County.

Activist disputes consultant’s views on utility regulatory reform

Chris Roepe, executive director of the Fair Energy Rate Action Fund, has challenged the Missouri utility analysis offered by Jim Moody, a state government consultant who was the featured speaker on April 11 at the annual Salute banquet meeting of the Fulton Area Development Corporation (FADC).

Riddle bill would ban webcam abortions

House votes 115-39 to send bill to Senate

The Missouri House has passed and sent on to the Senate legislation sponsored by Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, to protect the health of women who choose to use abortion-inducing drugs by outlawing so-called webcam abortions.

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Kemper Kids hosts Earth Day celebration

For the first time, Kemper Kids celebrated Earth Day with activities at William Woods University’s Kemper Arts Center with the help of the WWU Thriving Artist Group (TAG) and The Rosa Parks Center.

Red Cross chapter receives $25,000 State Farm donation

The Heart of Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross, which includes Callaway County, has received a $25,000 donation from State Farm Insurance.

New Bloomfield student wins Missouri Citizenship Award

Hayley Munford, a New Bloomfield high school senior, has won a statewide Missouri Outstanding Citizenship Award.

T-Birds hand Bulldogs first defeat of the season

North Callaway sophomore pitcher Paul Zerr threw a complete game and knocked in the go-ahead run in the T-Birds 6-4 victory over the South Callaway Bulldogs on Monday night. The win was North Callaway’s second in a row while it snapped the Bulldogs’ eight-game spurt.

Lady Owls split twinbill with No. 5 Williams Baptist

William Woods’ 13-game winning streak was halted in a 4-2 American Midwest Conference loss to the No. 5 Williams Baptist Lady Eagles at Firley Field on Monday. The Lady Owls bested the Lady Eagles in the day’s first game with 1-0 eight-inning triumph.

Monday, April 22

Westminster gifted with $1 million

In a surprise gesture from executives from The Coulter Foundation, established by Westminster alumnus Wallace H. Coulter, Westminster College received two $500,000 gifts, amounting to a donation total of $1 million.

Fulton teens attend Student Government Day

On Tuesday, six Fulton High School students got an idea of what it is like to work for the Missouri government in Jefferson City as a part of Rotary Student Government Day.

MoDOT plans to build new outer road

Proposal considered best way to make North Callaway High School entrance safer

To prevent future accidents at the intersection of U.S. 54 and County Road 148, which leads to North Callaway High School, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) presented a state-funded proposal to the North Callaway Board of Education regarding a safer way for students to get to school.

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Morels and Microbrews draws crowd

Live music, festival food, face painting and beer — all markers of an almost-summer festival.

Sunday, April 21

New principal hired at New Bloomfield

Jeremy Davidson has been hired for the next school year as the new middle and high school principal at the New Bloomfield R-3 School District.

National Day of Prayer set on May 2

The National Day of Prayer will beon May 2 this year.

Taste of Local Missouri to begin in Fulton

Fulton will host the opening of the Taste of Local Missouri Food Festivals on Saturday, May 11 for the program’s inaugural festival. The event will be located at the Veteran Park Amphitheatre off of State and Tenth streets, and will be free to the public. It will run from 3-7 p.m.

Callaway County drought-free following heavy precipitation

Farmers worried about persistent drought conditions similar to last summer can breathe a humid sigh of relief.

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Clean Sweep Saturday starts Clean ‘n Green Week

Fulton kicked off Clean ‘n Green Week when more than 500 volunteers participated Saturday in a citywide trash pickup dubbed this year as Clean Sweep Saturday.

Hornets handle Tolton in five innings

Winning is good, but sometimes it’s just nice to play. Just ask Josh King, a Fulton senior who spent the first 10 games of the baseball season on the bench after tearing three ligaments in his knee in a district football game at Boonville last fall.

Owls sweep No. 16 Lyon, stretch winning streak to 11 games

The William Woods University Owls baseball team continued to move the needle forward on its winning streak.

T-Birds bring end to four-game skid

The North Callaway Thunderbirds baseball team needed a gritty effort to halt its slide.

Friday, April 19

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Fulton High School students attend Rotary Student Government Day

On Tuesday, six Fulton High School students got an idea of what it is like to work for the Missouri government in Jefferson City as a part of Rotary Student Government Day.

Thursday, April 18

Callaway County 911 center director resigns

Michelle Kidwell is now serving as the interim director of the Callaway County Joint Communications Center in addition to her duties as director of Callaway County Emergency Management.

Fundraiser set Monday for Honor Flight

A fundraising documentary film, “Honor Flight: One Last Mission,” will be shown Monday to help finance the next Central Missouri Honor Flight for veterans to Washington D.C. on May 7.

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Planning for 4th of July parade underway

For an event planned in just six or seven weeks, last year’s inaugural Fourth of July parade in Fulton was a huge success, parade committee member David Beaver said.

Nominations sought for Lifesaver Awards

May 1 is the deadline for submitting nominations for a Lifesaver Award from the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter, which includes Callaway and 20 other Central Missouri counties.

KCA Track Club supports animal shelter initiative

Situated across from the Garret Animal Shelter, the Kingdom Christian Academy (KCA) gets a daily glimpse of the fundraising thermometer that signifies the progress toward their fundraising goal for the new animal shelter initiative.

Local teacher wins poetry award

Writing poetry and fiction has always been a major part of Justin Hamm's life, even when he is limited to writing long hand right before he goes to sleep.

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Ambassador hits Obama’s foreign policy

President Barack Obama has a weak foreign policy and has not responded to the murder of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, former United Nations Ambassador John R. Bolton charged Wednesday in Fulton.

No. 4 Lady Owls golf team wins third straight

BOONVILLE — The nationally-ranked William Woods University Lady Owls golf team extended its impressive streak.

Wednesday, April 17

Tebbetts Community Hall to host dinner for local fire victims

Emily Eikermann is no stranger to the Tebbetts community banding together over food.

Preservation Commission seeks sponsors for trail markers

The Fulton Historic Preservation Commission is looking for individuals, businesses or groups interested in sponsoring signs for the Stinson Creek Trail.

Fulton street renamed to honor Jack Marshall

Park Avenue becomes Jack Marshall Avenue

A public dedication ceremony Saturday in Fulton will officially rename Park Avenue in Fulton as Jack Marshall Avenue to honor the late Westminster College official.

Hornet golfers finish third at Moberly

MOBERLY — Fulton junior Kory Masek and senior Justin Vann both medalled Tuesday to guide the Hornets golf team to a third-place finish in the large-school division at the Moberly Invitational.

Smith finished Boston Marathon before explosions

During the 10-minute train ride from downtown Boston to nearby Dedham, Mass., Clint Smith received numerous texts from people back home in Fulton.

Tuesday, April 16

Three arrested, two sought in two drug raids Wednesday

A Mid-Missouri drug task force and local law enforcement officers Monday conducted two separate drug raids in Fulton and Williamsburg.

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Moore’s Mill mass grave location discovered

Local group plans to purchase monument commemorating site

After 150 years and multiple attempts at finding the elusive unmarked site, the mass grave that holds eight Confederate and 16 Union soldiers who died in the Battle of Moore’s Mill, the lost cemetery’s location has been uncovered.

Callaway County United Way announces 2013 fall campaign goal

The Callaway County United Way (CCUW) Board has set their 2013 fall campaign goal at $265,000-$4,000 more than last year, even though the campaign struggled to meet last year's goal.

Fulton man arrested for domestic assault, robbery

The Fulton Police Department arrested a man who allegedly forced his girlfriend to withdraw money from her bank account, authorities said.

Galbreath finds words to sum up Hall induction

Tony Galbreath wasn’t exactly sure what he would say in his Missouri Sports Hall of Fame induction speech. He didn’t know a few days before, or even a few hours prior. “No idea,” Galbreath said before Sunday’s ceremony at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. “I’ll just go with it and hope God is on my side when I do open my mouth.”

Hornets fall to Fatima, lose third in a row

Junior starting pitcher Joe Schlemeier drove in two runs, but took the loss on the mound in Fulton’s 5-2 loss to the Fatima Comets on Monday at the high school athletic complex.

Sunday, April 14

Safe Spaces to host local barbecue

Safe Spaces, a non-profit organization recently created by members of the Fulton community, is holding its first solo event on Thursday, April 18. The barbecue will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 719 Court Street, and is free charge for the public.

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New Bloomfield hires new police chief

Christopher Hammann of Fulton, a New Bloomfield police corporal, has been promoted to chief of police for the city of New Bloomfield.

Fulton Brick District plans events each Saturday this summer

To attract more people to downtown Fulton, events are planned each Saturday in the downtown Brick District, says Danielle Warren, chairman of the association’s Saturday events committee.

Nominations sought for Red Cross Lifesaver Awards

May 1 is the deadline for submitting nominations for a Lifesaver Award from the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter, which includes Callaway and 20 other Central Missouri counties.

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WWU choir performs spring concert

Despite cold weather outside, the First Impressions Show Choir of William Woods University warmed up Dulany Auditorium Friday evening during their spring concert featuring a variety of musical styles, including jazz, Broadway and pop.

Riddle conceal-and-carry legislation approved by Missouri House

Bill moves next to state Senate

A bill to strengthen state employees’ concealed carry rights sponsored by State Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, has been approved by the Missouri House with a bipartisan vote of 126-25 Thursday.

New walking group forming at YMCA

While teaching a few nutrition classes, Christine Breakfield, community health educator for the Callaway County Health Department, realized that there was a community interest in getting more physical activity. When she asked if people would be interested in forming a walking group, the response was overwhelmingly positive.

One READ taking votes for final book

For the past 11 years, the Daniel Boone Regional Library has sponsored the One READ program, a community-wide reading program that spans both the Columbia and Callaway County Public Libraries, as well as local bookstores and colleges.

Four WWU alumni to exhibit art work

William Woods University is hosting their first alumni show, opening Alumni Weekend on April 19. A dessert and champagne punch reception is scheduled for 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The show will run until May 17.

National Day of Prayer on May 2

The National Day of Prayer, a day of national observance, will take place on May 2 this year. In honor of this day, the Callaway Clergy will be hosting a prayer service at City Hall, located at 18 4th Street. The service will start at noon, and should last for approximately thirty minutes, and is open to any who wish to attend.

Local girl to compete in Miss Missouri Teen USA pageant

Kimber Summers doesn’t wear heels.

Galbreath rode NFL’s highs and lows

(Editor’s note: Fulton native Tony Galbreath — who started his football career with the Hornets, then starred at the University of Missouri and went on to a successful stint in the NFL — will be inducted today into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Jefferson City. Fulton Sun sports writer Josh Mosley recently sat down for a series of interviews with Galbreath, who lives in Fulton, to chronicle his career in a three-part series leading up to today’s induction. Today’s final part focuses on Galbreath’s NFL career and his retirement afterward.) On arguably the biggest day of his life, Tony Galbreath was playing basketball. Or cutting the grass. Actually, Galbreath doesn’t quite remember. The 24-hour news cycle wasn’t around back in 1976 or the wall-to-wall coverage of the NFL draft. Cameras weren’t in an athlete’s living room and sure-fire first-round picks weren’t flown to New York for the festivities. The pomp and primetime coverage just didn’t exist yet. Still, even if it had at the time, Tony probably wouldn’t have subscribed to it. Galbreath had talked to teams, visited with coaches. He’d done individual workouts — the NFL Combine as we know it was still six years away — and had been evaluated as much as possible. The Miami Dolphins intrigued Galbreath. There’d even been talk of the Dolphins snapping up Galbreath late in the first round, though that didn’t materialize. “I never sat around waiting,” Galbreath recalled. “If it happened, it happened, and if it didn’t, it didn’t.”

Bulldogs claim championship at Montgomery County

Senior pitcher Bradley Smart struck out nine in six innings to power South Callaway to a 5-0 win over Montgomery County in the title game of the Montgomery County Tournament on Saturday.

Saturday, April 13

Fulton woman hurt in U.S. 54 collision

An 85-year-old Fulton woman, Frances Dungan, was hospitalized Saturday morning after the car she was driving was hit in the side when she was attempting to cross U.S. 54 in Fulton.

Friday, April 12

Fulton schools simplify teacher salary schedule

The Fulton Board of Education agreed to reorganize their teacher’s salary schedule during their Wednesday meeting.

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SMR output in Callaway County could add $25 billion to economy

Production of small modular nuclear reactors at the Callaway Energy Center for sale around the world would add $25 billion to the state’s economy and create the biggest economic impact of any single project ever developed in Missouri, a government analyst said Thursday night in Fulton.

New Bloomfield farmers market opening soon

New Bloomfield’s annual farmers market, sponsored and run by the New Bloomfield Area Civic Association, will open for the year on Saturday, May 4. The market traditionally runs throughout the summer, and attracts visitors from across Callaway County.

Safe Spaces to host local barbecue

Safe Spaces, a non-profit organization recently created by members of the Fulton community, is holding its first solo event on Thursday, April 18. The barbecue will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 719 Court Street, and is free charge for the public.

Tax scam targets Missouri taxpayers

With the April 15 tax deadline on Monday, a new tax scam has emerged in Missouri, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service warns.

South Callaway board votes to implement $500,000 iPad initiative district-wide

At Wednesday’s meeting, the South Callaway School District agreed to a budgeted expenditure of nearly $500,000 to implement iPads in classrooms district-wide beginning with next school year.

College transition is ‘awakening’ for Galbreath

(Editor’s note: Fulton native Tony Galbreath — who started his football career with the Hornets, then starred at the University of Missouri and went on to a successful stint in the NFL — will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday in Jefferson City. Fulton Sun sports writer Josh Mosley recently sat down for a series of interviews with Galbreath, who lives in Fulton, to chronicle his career in a three-part series leading up to Sunday’s induction. Today’s first part focuses on Galbreath’s college career, beginning at a small junior college in Iowa before wrapping up at Missouri.) Bullets pierced the walls and floorboards. A light — later discovered to be a blazing cross — shone menacingly through the windows. Members of the Indian Hills Junior College football team, including Tony Galbreath, reacted. They dodged the bullets anyway they could. Some even hopped out the windows of the house they were staying in to save themselves. It was the Ku Klux Klan, which had just burned down the team’s original dormitory. This was all-new, frightening reality for Galbreath, but then again, Indian Hills wasn’t exactly where he thought he’d be starting his collegiate career. It was 1972 and Tony’s road to college football — and eventually the National Football League — took a detour to the tiny rural town of Centerville, located in southeastern Iowa.

Thursday, April 11

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Fulton Farmers Market relocating to 5th Street on Saturdays

The Fulton Farmers Market will be moving once again.

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Sheriff’s office arrests man who hired hitman to kill wife

A Fulton man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to hire someone to kill his then-estranged wife, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said.

Kids Health Day Celebrated at the Callaway County YMCA This Friday

Every year the Callaway County YMCA dedicates a day to celebrating children's health as a part of Kids Health Day. This year’s event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the YMCA.

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New book focuses on dining with Churchill

Even busy statesmen have to eat.

South Callaway track takes second in SMC

LINN — The South Callaway girls’ and boys’ track and field teams, paced by junior Taylor Howard and sophomore Mason Shoemaker, respectively, both took second place at the Show-Me Conference championships Tuesday.

For Galbreath, football was never ‘hard work’

Tony Galbreath devoted 20 years of his life to football.

Wednesday, April 10

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New Fulton dental clinic to open in May

The Community Health Center of Central Missouri plans to begin providing full dental services in early May at a new dental clinic in Fulton.

Medical clinic planned in September

A new medical clinic providing family physician and pediatric care will open in Fulton this September.

Auxvasse fire leaves family of four homeless

The North Callaway Fire Protection District responded to a fire call 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Wilkerson trailer park off of County Road 262.

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Council approves Amazing Race-themed fundraiser 5K, investigates additional parking rentals

After the re-elected city officials swore back into office and councilman Richard Vaughn was designated deputy mayor, the Fulton City Council approved a unique 5K fundraiser through town to be hosted by a Westminster College sorority April 14 at the regular council meeting Tuesday.

Women’s touring film festival features at Westminster

A fundraising film festival designed to showcase women filmmakers and the issues they portray will be coming to Westminster College Sunday.

Owls take pair from Lindenwood

William Woods University junior shortstop Stephen Kohler’s two-out single drove home the decisive run to top off a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Owls clipped Lindenwood-Bellville 6-5 on Tuesday afternoon. William Woods completed a sweep of the non-conference doubleheader at Owls Field after accumulating 15 hits and taking advantage of four errors by the Lynx in a 16-7 romp in the first game. The Owls extended their winning streak to five games while raising their season record to 17-14.

Murphy throws one-hit shutout to spark T-Birds

North Callaway senior starter Justin Murphy tossed a one-hitter and struck out 12 on Tuesday night as the Thunderbirds toppled Eastern Missouri Conference rival Montgomery County 4-0.

Tuesday, April 9

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Kiwanis Pancake Day to Raise Funds for Local Youth

Following Kiwanis tradition, the Fulton Kiwanis Club is hosting a pancake day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 19 in McKee Dining Hall at the Missouri School for the Deaf.

Victims' Rights Ceremony to be held April 25

In recognition of the National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Fulton is hosting its very own victims' rights ceremony.

Winery hosts second annual tasting fundraiser for Our House

Many in Fulton might be looking to unwind a bit after work on Tax Day, and for the second year in a row, they can now do so for a good cause.

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Nuclear refueling adds 800 temporary jobs to economy

Refueling of the nuclear reactor that starts this week at the Callaway Energy Center has added more than 800 supplemental workers to the economy in Callaway County and Central Missouri.

Sex offender turns self in

A Calwood man convicted of sex offenses who failed to appear at his sentencing hearing in March has turned himself in Monday, authorities said.

Blue Jays place second at Grinnell Invitational

Westminster let an early lead get away falling 7-2 to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans in the championship game of the Grinnell College Invitational on Sunday.

Bulldogs shutout Tuscumbia in Show-Me play

Sophomore Troy Hentges pitched five innings of relief to guide South Callaway to a 7-0 Show-Me Conference win over the Tuscumbia Lions on Monday.

Sunday, April 7

The Ferris family hopes to find cure for Alzheimer’s

When the Ferris family found out their mother had Alzheimer's disease, they knew they had to do something — so they created the Ferris Wheels of Hope.

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Churchill Museum wins humanities award

County historical society also honored by group

The National Churchill Museum in Fulton and the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society will receive the 2013 Missouri Humanities Award for Exemplary Community Achievement in the Humanities in Missouri.

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Fulton woman wins $50,000 lottery prize

When Jana Peyla of Fulton told her husband Tony she had won $50,000 playing a Missouri Lottery scratchers game, he didn’t believe her.

New phone scam hits Fulton area

A telephone scam seeking personal information from someone posing as a Microsoft Windows computer technician has hit the Fulton area, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Hornets scramble for first win

Horstmeier drives in game-winner as Fulton rallies past Hannibal 7-6

It could have been a lineout, it could have been a groundout. However the Fulton Hornets recorded the final out of their first win, the manner didn’t matter to junior Tyler Echelmeier.

Owls sweep AMC twinbill against Park

The William Woods University Owls baseball team paired a late rally with a hitting rampage in sweeping an American Midwest Conference doubleheader with Park University on Friday.

Thunderbirds, Ladybirds dominate titles at MSD Invite

North Callaway made it a matching pair of titles. Seniors Zac Eads and Ryan Pezold, junior David Jones and sophomore Steven Coleman each won events Thursday to help carry the Thunderbirds to the boys’ team championship at the 26th-annual Missouri School for the Deaf Invitational. Meanwhile, juniors Baylie Borman, Jaida Gray and Maddie Sorell also posted first-place finishes and the Ladybirds followed suit by securing the girls’ team title.

Hornets golf team edges rival Mexico in NCMC dual win

The Fulton Hornets golf team continues to whittle strokes. Senior Justin Vann provided a 2-over par 38 to claim medalist honors and the Hornets fought past rival Mexico by four strokes — 174-178 — in a North Central Missouri Conference dual at Tanglewood Golf Course on Friday.

Friday, April 5

Holts Summit home damaged by fire

Volunteer firemen from the Holts Summit Fire Protection District battled a Wednesday evening residential fire at 110 Dogwood St. in Holts Summit.

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NoCal, SoCal earn perfect scores in highway patrol bus inspections

Fulton, N.B. only miss by one bus

All four Callaway County public school district bus fleets scored near or above “excellent” marks in the 2013 Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual school bus inspections, which occurred March and April this year.

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HSCBA to host fundraising auction April 20

Charles Pardon is working double duty April 20.

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Churchill Museum wins humanities award

Callaway County exhibit praised by state group

The National Churchill Museum in Fulton will receive the 2013 Missouri Humanities Award for Exemplary Community Achievement in the Humanities in Missouri.

Nuclear plant to shut down next week

Output to resume after refueling

The Callaway Energy Center owned by Ameren Missouri will shut down the nuclear reactor at the facility next week to start the plant’s normal refueling process.

Water District No. 2 is finalist in statewide water taste contest

Callaway County Public Water Supply District No. 2 is a finalist in a statewide water taste competition known as the Great American Water Taste Test.

Bulldogs’ Kemper, Horstman combine to baffle Southern Boone

South Callaway junior starter Smith Kemper and sophomore reliever Luke Horstman combined on a one-hitter Thursday night as the Bulldogs stifled Southern Boone 4-1.

Latham, T-Birds snag 'elusive' Callaway Cup

Fueled by senior medalist Kyle Latham’s 5-over par 41, the North Callaway Thunderbirds eased to the team title of the annual Callaway Cup on Thursday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

Thursday, April 4

Holts Summit man arrested for child pornography

A multijurisdictional cyber crimes investigation put a Holts Summit man behind bars on suspicion of child pornography Tuesday.

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Ameren Missouri provides few details about accident at Callaway nuclear plant

Ameren Missouri officials clamped down on information Wednesday about an accident Tuesday evening at the Callaway nuclear plant located about 10 miles southeast of Fulton but other sources have revealed a few more details about the incident.

Consultant to discuss impact of SMRs in Callaway County

Jim Moody, a former state budget director and now government consultant, will be the featured speaker April 11 at the annual Fulton Area Development Corporation (FADC) Salute Banquet.

Wanted: Hunters, sellers and buyers for The Morels And Microbrew Festival

Callaway County's Brick District has put out a wanted ad for hunters, sellers and buyers of morels and microbrew for the Morels and Microbrew Festival to be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 20 on Court Street.

Culver-Stockton’s slam trips Owls in 6-2 loss

CANTON — Gene Nanney’s grand slam with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a 2-2 tie and sent Culver-Stockton College to a 6-2 win over the William Woods University Owls on Wednesday night.

Kee brothers spur T-Birds’ attack in blitz of Silex

SILEX — Senior catcher Jake Kee and his brother, junior third baseman Chance Kee, both had two hits and drove in two runs apiece Wednesday night as the North Callaway Thunderbirds slammed Silex 12-2 in an EMO matchup.

Wednesday, April 3

Two fresh faces join South Callaway school board

The upcoming South Callaway R-II School District Board of Education will have two freshman board members serving three-year terms following Tuesday’s elections.

Lake Mykee approves $1.5 million in sewer bonds

By a vote of 101 to 14, Lake Mykee voters Tuesday approved issuing up to $1.5 million in revenue bonds to upgrade the town’s sewer system.

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Flag sale to benefit Fire Fighters’ Museum

Firefighters and their supporters from around the state will have an opportunity to purchase a flag to be flown on Memorial Day at the Fire Fighters’ Memorial in Kingdom City.

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Shiverdecker retains Fulton council seat with 69 percent of vote

In a 33-vote lead, Rick Shiverdecker held on to his seat as Ward 4 city councilman of Fulton, securing another two-year term.

Cockrum, Hinrichs elected to New Bloomfield school board

Shawn Cockrum and Susie Hinrichs were elected Tuesday to three-year terms as members of the Board of Education at the New Bloomfield R-III School District.

Smart, Bulldogs blow past Calvary Lutheran

South Callaway senior starter Bradley Smart tossed a one-hitter Tuesday night and the defending Class 2 state champion Bulldogs used an 11-hit attack to flatten Calvary Lutheran 11-0 in five innings.

Tuesday, April 2

Three injured Tuesday at Callaway nuclear plant

Three employees at the Callaway Energy Center were injured Tuesday evening while working in the switch yard area of the plant.

Callaway County election results

Here are unofficial results from the April 2, 2013, election in Callaway County.

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Fulton Police detective speaks to WWU students

William Woods University students learned more about a potential career in law enforcement Thursday night from Lt. Andre Cook, chief of detectives at the Fulton Police Department.

Runaway Fulton girl returns

A runaway 14-year-old Fulton girl, Amjina Michelle Davis, is back in Fulton after a relative brought the girl to her aunt’s residence in Columbia.

Fulton man sentenced again for state bank robbing spree

John David Farnell, 61, Fulton, was sentenced Monday in federal Western District Court in Jefferson City to five years and 10 months in federal prison without parole for a bank robbing spree four years ago throughout Missouri.