Saturday, August 31
Son dead, father in critical condition
A local man is in custody on charges of murder and assault in connection with an attack on a father and son early Saturday.
Friday, August 30
Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
After a successful inaugural event last year, Fulton Out of the Darkness walk coordinator Melody Seiger is looking forward to a bigger and better things in 2013.
The eighth annual Westminster College Symposium will focus on the role of sports in culture and international relations.
Callaway officials advise to stay cool during heat wave
With a heat index creeping over 100 degrees today, Callaway County residents are encouraged to stay cool and hydrated.
Alignment and assignment. It’s not just alliteration or a nice rhyming play on words. It is, but there’s more to it for Fulton head football coach Pat Kelley. It’s what his Hornets are going to need to do in their 2013 season opener against the School of the Osage Indians.
Trevor Neal probably couldn’t have imagined a better birthday gift for himself. Fulton’s senior midfielder celebrated his 18th birthday by scoring three goals, including a pair in the second half to help rally the Hornets to a 4-3 win over Warrenton in Thursday night’s season opener.
With two outs and the the potential tying run at second base in the top of the seventh inning, was North Callaway junior pitcher Danielle Cassidy nervous? Not at all, in fact “I got mad,” Cassidy said with a laugh. “It’s a game, you don’t know how it’s going to go, so you just have to work harder.”
Player turnover and the accompanying level of uncertainty — and anxiety — that comes with ushering in new starters is an issue that all coaches have to contend with each year. As the 2013 high school football season launches tonight, South Callaway Bulldogs head coach Tim Rulo and North Callaway Thunderbirds counterpart Mike Emmons will both trot out first-time starters at the most high-profile position on offense.
Thursday, August 29
Opinion agrees with governor, is at odds with supporters
Attorney General Chris Koster said today that putting the Legislature's tax-cut bill into law could result in Missourians getting tax refunds for three previous years' returns.
Because of the excessive heat, the kickoff times for Friday night’s 2013 high school football season openers in Callaway County have been moved back an hour.
The Callaway County Commission is scheduled to open bids Wednesday on a new 5,280 square-foot maintenance building for county’s Road and Bridge Department.
Last week was not a good one for 19 Fulton area residents who failed to appear in court to answer traffic or criminal charges.
Most property still unclaimed
The sally port at the Fulton Police Department looked more like a rummage sale Wednesday as it was filled nearly wall to wall with stolen property officers recovered last Friday.
MOKANE — South Callaway senior third baseman Karli Leeper just missed hitting for the cycle — driving in three runs and scoring three times — and the Lady Bulldogs easily subdued Van-Far 15-0 in Wednesday night’s season opener.
Wednesday, August 28
Marsha Millard always spends a late September Friday in the Fulton Walmart parking lot.
Jack Powell, 88, has been growing vegetables and flowers in his backyard garden in Fulton for the past 30 years.
Two Callaway County men were sentenced to prison terms this week in a federal court in Jefferson City after pleading guilty to participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy.
Authorities seek owners of goods found
Fulton Police have recovered a large amount of stolen property and are urging the public to report any stolen property to them.
William Woods University will be debt free on Sept. 1.
Second event to be held at Old Auxvasse Cemetery
Local history buffs will get a chance to meet with Callawegians long gone at the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society and Museum’s second annual Cemetery Tour on Sept. 18.
Tuesday, August 27
A man who pleaded guilty a year ago to defrauding $1.2 million from a local bank, and a total of $1.75 million to others, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court.
Officers seize drugs, cash
A Fulton woman and a Mexico, Mo., man were arrested Sunday morning during a narcotics raid on a Fulton residence by the MUSTANG Drug Task Force.
Fulton man reaches out to world through radio
He served Fulton and Callaway County as an optometrist for 40 years, but the two broadcast towers he’s erected in his backyard mean Dick White’s neighbors probably know him best as a radio man.
Tim Rulo exhaled and expressed a sentiment most likely shared by every high school football coach in the state of Missouri. Rulo — heading into his fifth season at South Callaway — was understandably relieved that his Bulldogs emerged without any injuries from Saturday night’s preseason jamboree scrimmages against host Hallsville, Southern Boone and Father Tolton.
Monday, August 26
The body found floating in the Missouri River Saturday morning at Jefferson City has been identified as a Cole County man.
Two skulls found along a stream near Callaway County Road 4038 east of Jefferson City on Aug. 18 have been identified tentatively as those of Native American Indians.
Sunday, August 25
Callaway superintendents weigh in on results, expect more analysis next week
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has publicly released MAP test results for the 2013 school year.
This year Missouri school districts are evaluated under different standards adopted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
William H. Council, 55, Williamsburg, was arrested Friday by Callaway County Sheriff’s deputies on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest.
There was a little bit of both good and bad. That’s really all that a jamboree can offer and that’s exactly what the Fulton Hornets got in scrimmages against the Boonville Pirates and Holden Eagles on Friday night at Gene Reagan Field.
Saturday, August 24
A total of 63 old tractors rumbled through the back roads of Callaway County along the Missouri River Saturday during the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society’s eighth annual Vintage Tractor Drive.
Friday, August 23
New Callaway County Assessor Jody Paschal, right, is sworn into office by County Clerk Denise Hubbard on Thursday afternoon at the Callaway County Courthouse.
To continue looking at city preservation ordinance at next meeting
According to Historic Preservation Commission member David McDaniel, Fulton’s current preservation ordinance lacks teeth.
Daniel Boone Regional Library’s One Read program typically offers a variety of opportunities for community involvement and discussion, and this year is no different.
Thursday, August 22
Fulton-based victim support organization for domestic violence, rape hires new head
Right now, Erica Nanney is embracing the idea of new beginnings.
No changes were made Wednesday night when the South Callaway R-II Board of Education set the district’s property tax rate at $2.75 per $100 assessed valuation — the same rate as last year.
Sgt. Shannon Jeffries of the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office, who coordinates the Central Missouri MUSTANG narcotics task force, got a surprise when he and Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane attended an annual statewide law enforcement meeting last Thursday in Springfield.
Callaway couple’s ranch a landing pad for thrill seekers
Thrill seekers of Mid-Missouri, unite — the next big thrill is just around the corner in Callaway County.
For the seventh year in a row, the air at the Fulton State Hospital lawn will soon be filled with the smell of tangy barbecue and the sound of twangy music.
Local rural home buyers may have a second chance at obtaining a grant toward covering down payments and closing costs on new homes.
Wednesday, August 21
Following a water main break Wednesday morning east of Fulton, the Callaway 2 Water District has issued a voluntary boil advisory for 48 hours.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $609,942 contract to a St. Louis company for the reclamation of approximately 35 acres of abandoned coal mine land near Millersburg. Pangea Group won the contract to reclaim surface-mined lands that were left unreclaimed before the 1950s.
Police, deputy play shooter role
Shots echoed through the hallways of New Bloomfield High School on Tuesday during a simulated attack on the school by two heavily armed intruders.
For the first time in six years, Callaway County Ambulance District approves levy; cites declining revenue
The Callaway County Ambulance Board voted Tuesday night not to set the district’s property tax at zero for the first time since 2007.
The Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence serves an average of 50-60 women a month in Callaway County, providing services ranging from counseling and court advocacy to emergency intervention assistance.
Goes on to nationals in September
Jaiden Galbreath is now the newest and youngest in a long line of pullers.
Tuesday, August 20
The Fulton Colleges Fund Drive kicked off Monday afternoon with an after-hours reception for volunteers, donors and local officials.
The 2013 Kingdom of Callaway County Fair is in the books, but the Fulton Jaycees didn’t have too much time to rest after the oftentimes hectic event before organizing a different kind of circus.
No changes were made when the Callaway County Commission met Monday to set the county’s tax rate for next year.
Monday, August 19
Outage caused by dislodged vent louver
The Callaway Energy Center resumed generating electricity Monday after a 23-day outage caused by an electrical fault in the plant’s main power line.
Sunday, August 18
The Fulton VFW has expanded its menu — and service.
Top officials in local school districts agree HB 253 would be ‘devastating’ to budgets, could mean local tax hike for some
The Fulton School Board approved a resolution to support Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 253 during its regular meeting Wednesday night.
Event also known as ‘Mokane World’s Fair’
Members of the Mokane Lions Club and others are gearing up for the 64th annual Mokane Fall Festival on Labor Day weekend that some call “Mokane World’s Fair.”
Although they are all familiar faces, North Callaway R-I Schools have several new administrators leading the district into the new school year.
Quilting group asks community to help sew stockings for local charities
The Jefferson City-based Missouri River Quilt Guild is used to giving back to the community. Many of the group’s 120 members contribute to the guild’s various ongoing service projects, such as making quilts for Habitat For Humanity or lap blankets for elderly veterans going on the Honor Flight or receiving care in the VA Hospital.
Friday, August 16
In a large ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-dubbed Mesa Center for Higher Education in Mesa, Ariz., that was also attended virtually by a handful of college officials in Fulton via streaming video feed, Westminster College President Barney Forsythe officially opened Westminster College’s second campus Thursday.
Fulton homeless shelter uses fundraiser to keep operating
Our House: Caring for Callaway’s Homeless has seen a steady increase in need for its services over the past several months.
Tablemates Julianna Hoover and Noah Whetstine get to know one another as they color before lessons begin on their first day of kindergarten. For all Fulton students, Thursday marked the first day of the 2013-2014 school year. But for the class of 2026, it was the first day of their academic careers.
The Fulton Fire Department responded at about 2 p.m. Thursday to a car fire at the corner of East 9th and Vine streets.
The New Bloomfield R-3 School District will receive an estimated $37,000 more in property tax revenue generated by this year’s $1.2 million increase in assessed valuation in the district and tax rate, Superintendent David Tramel said Thursday.
Thursday, August 15
Though the Callaway Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) for their work in natural disaster preparedness, but those aren’t the only problems they want you to be ready for.
Hunter: Doing away with valedictorian, salutatorian ‘a step backward’
At its March 7 meeting, the Fulton School Board did away with class ranking and having a valedictorian and salutatorian, switching instead to the cum laude honors system.
Colleges fund to seek support from Callaway residents
A couple dozen Callaway County students will be starting at William Woods University and Westminster College next week, thanks in part to financial aid provided through the Fulton Colleges Fund.
Larry Curtis, chief of the Millersburg Fire Protection District, said Wednesday he is pleased the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to lower the speed limit along state highways inside the city limits of Millersburg.
Wednesday, August 14
Donates toys for children in lieu of birthday presents
Jennifer Books knows most girls her daughter’s age want lots of presents for their 10th birthdays.
Forgetting to turn on the lights of a truck while driving it in Fulton shortly after midnight resulted in the arrest Tuesday of Brandon Lee Mallicoat, 17, Fulton.
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, R-Eureka, came to Fulton Tuesday to urge Central Missourians to ask legislators to support an override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a state tax cut designed to create jobs and spur the state’s economy.
With the Tough Mudder obstacle race series coming to nearby Shamrock Sept. 14-15, Auxvasse is set to see a lot of traffic — and, potentially, dollars — flowing through the community that weekend.
Should bond issue pass in April, city would have more time to upgrade
On the wings of good news involving a compromise on the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandated improvements to the wastewater treatment facility, the Fulton City Council gave the go-ahead to get started on the process at Tuesday’s meeting.
With students set to start back to school Thursday, the Fulton Police Department once again is reminding area drivers to be more alert as they drive around town — particularly near schools.
Howard G. Paul, 76, Tebbetts, was injured when his pickup truck ran off the road Monday night and crashed about three miles east of Mokane, resulting in his arrest for driving while intoxicated.
Tuesday, August 13
Seven streets in Holts Summit are scheduled to have asphalt overlays later this month.
From left: Christian Moore, Abby Schmidt and Megan Schmidt play with toys during the T-Bird Preschool open house Monday.
A 12-week physical fitness exercise program designed for older adults will be offered in Fulton during September and November.
Jeffrey S. Adams, 41, Fulton, had moderate injuries Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Millersburg.
The Fulton City Council will meet tonight, beginning with a work session at at 6:30 p.m., followed by a public hearing and its regular meeting at 7:30.
Monday, August 12
The city of Fulton has postponed their annual Big Bubble Blowout at the City Hall fountain until 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 13, due to severe weather.
Sunday, August 11
More than 700 students will be going back to school this week with a backpack full of supplies.
The numbers are in, and it appears the board’s strategy to return the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair to its old-fashioned roots was successful.
A car chase early Saturday morning led to the arrest of three Callaway County residents, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said.
Tigers on the Prowl sculptures serve as fundraiser for area charities
A streak of colorful tigers has been seen around Columbia recently, and one was painted by Fulton artist Scott Kronk.
Chapter ranked in nation’s Top 10
The South Callaway High School FFA Chapter is one of 10 chapters in the nation chosen as a finalist for the 2013 National Chapter Model of Excellence Award.
The capital murder trial of Ryan Coari, accused of a Sept. 1, 2011, double homicide of two rural Auxvasse residents, has been moved from Callaway County to Boone County.
Friday, August 9
Registration deadline Aug. 28 for course
The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce is looking for 12 emerging business leaders in Callaway County.
SWD fly is new threat to berries, other fruit
A tiny fruit fly about a tenth of an inch long, known as the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), poses an immediate and serious threat to this year’s fruit crops in Missouri and to homeowners who grow strawberries, grapes and other fruits.
Local youth make strong showing in Sedalia
The Missouri State Fair started Thursday, and Callaway County visitors to Sedalia will find plenty of familiar faces in attendance as a number of area youth participate in various 4-H and FFA contests.
The Westminster College Blue Jays football team was picked to finish fourth in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference this season in the 2013 preseason coaches’ poll released Thursday.
Thursday, August 8
Roads closed by continued high water from recent rains.
Entries have chance to win new car in benefit golf tournament
Participants in the Holts Summit Mayor’s Cup golf tournament at Railwood Golf Course on Aug. 16 will have an opportunity to win a new Ford Fusion.
Grant supplements reduced federal aid for local transportation service
With support for OATS bus services in Callaway and other Mid-Missouri counties decreasing because of federal budget cuts, the bus service applied for and has received a $50,000 contribution from the Walmart Foundation to aid help low income and disabled people ride to work.
Fulton High School math teacher Lyn Dacey paints the hallway outside her classroom gold Wednesday afternoon in preparation of school starting next week. “They’re always talking about Hornet Spirit,” Dacey said of the decision to redecorate. “I’m going to paint a black chevron pattern on it, so it’ll have a little bit of MU Tiger too. It will add a little pizzazz to the hallway.” Find more information on going back to school, pick up a copy of the Aug. 8 edition of the Fulton Sun.
Large turnout expected for SERVE back-to-school fair, supplies still needed to help meet demand
More than 500 children already are pre-registered for SERVE’s Back to School Fair on Saturday, and event organizer Julie Roark said she expects to see hundreds more show up to receive school supplies for the coming year.
A Fulton man was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault following an investigation Monday.
Wednesday, August 7
High water also closes I-44
Road closed at Westphalia, south of Vienna.
Company hopes to have work complete by March
Work has begun on expansion plans for Danuser Machine Company in Fulton.
Millersburg Christian Church to host bluegrass worship service
As the other seven musicians tune their instruments or debate which song should start off practice, Juanita Heider has made up her mind.
The Callaway County Commission is working with a group of about 50 Hunters Creek Subdivision residents northwest of Holts Summit who want to create a Neighborhood Improvement District in order to bring the subdivision’s road up to county standards.
A Millersburg area grandmother and her two grandchildren who spent the night lost in a wooded area near her home were found Tuesday after a large-scale nighttime search for them that included about 35 Central Missouri public safety officers.
Tuesday, August 6
A small fire at the Walmart Supercenter in Fulton Sunday afternoon was extinguished quickly by Fulton firemen.
Family event includes dinner, games, auction
Central Missourians are invited to go “Hog Wild at the Square” Saturday night in New Bloomfield.
The Holts Summit Fire Protection District is staying tuned in to dispatch, thanks to a state grant.
Tomatoes, peppers bolster food pantry stores
SERVE, Inc.’s food pantry is ripe for the picking, thanks to the donation of four new raised beds to the charity’s garden.
Sunday, August 4
Fulton kindergarten teacher Whitney Eastwood turned a recent family vacation into an opportunity to continue making an impact on children.
Free Cardinals T-shirts to donors
As an incentive to donate blood, free St. Louis Cardinals T-shirts will be given away during a Red Cross blood drive Tuesday at Fulton State Hospital.
New access route planned to U.S. 54
A public hearing by the Missouri Department of Transportation is set on Tuesday, Aug. 20, on a plan to improve highway safety by constructing a new 1.3 mile access road to North Callaway High School.
MSD students, chaperone escape crash with minor injuries
About 1:15 p.m. Friday a charter bus carrying more than a dozen students from Fulton-based Missouri School for the Deaf fell onto its side in the ditch at the on ramp to I-70 at the Danville interchange near Montgomery City — about 22 miles east of Kingdom City.
Youngsters provided several free attractions
Although crowds were sparse during morning hours, many fairgoers said they liked the old-fashioned fair format that the Callaway County Fair Board tried this year.
Friday, August 2
Seventeen passengers and its driver received minor injuries Friday when a charter bus carrying Missouri School for the Deaf students overturned near the eastern Missouri community of Danville, officials said.
Animal-lovers in Fulton will soon be teeing off to help raise money for the city’s animal shelter yet again.
Fundraiser slated for Aug. 23 in Fulton
The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter is hosting its Masters of Disaster Golf Classic on Aug. 23 at Tanglewood Golf Course.
With almost half of Callaway County students eligible for the free-and-reduced-priced lunch program, organizers of the Callaway Buddy Pack program — which sends food home with those children — are looking for help from area residents to meet that need.
Annual baby contest brings droves to bandstand at Callaway Fair
Thursday may not have been one of the busiest days at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair, but it is definitely in the running for the cutest.
Thursday, August 1
Pleasant temperatures under an overcast sky greeted visitors to the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair Wednesday evening.
RR Donnelley, Jefferson City’s 12th largest employer, told its employees this morning that the Jefferson City operations will be shut down.
Back-to-school events held as part of national clinic week
Uninsured and underinsured children in Callaway County will have a chance to go back to school this year with a better bill of health.
Six graduate from CMCA leadership class with new resources, higher hopes
As an intimate group of friends and family enjoyed dinner while waiting for graduation ceremonies to start Wednesday at the Callaway Electric Co-op, decorative table pieces were adorned with plaques that read “What is your passion?”
A head-on collision on Route O northwest of the Callaway Energy Center Tuesday afternoon caused serious injuries to Ashtyn P. Golet, 18, Portland.
William Woods University has received a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation to help meet the goals of the school’s Imagine Campaign.