Thursday, February 28
Tracking weather-related closings and announcements for Friday, March 1, 2013 on our website.
The complicated new Missouri 10th Senatorial District, which includes Callaway County, will have another candidate in 2014.
In the highway snow slush battle early Wednesday between Benjamin Kramer’s compact car and an 18-wheeled transport truck, Kramer lost.
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office has released a description and surveillance footage of who they believe has been passing a series of fake $100 bills in Callaway and mid-Missouri this week.
Developed SERVE’s transportation system for 34 years
Patti Jo Peevy, the first and only program director for SERVE, Inc.’s Callaway County Transportation (CALTRAN) Program, will be retiring from that position at the end of March after 34 years.
After Tuesday’s winter storm cut off a hefty chunk of its customers, the Callaway County Electric Cooperative had power restored to all of its customers Wednesday afternoon.
Having easily handled Harris-Stowe State University, the William Woods University Lady Owls now get another shot at payback against Lyon College.
Tracking school closings and other weather-related cancellations and announcements for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, on our website.
Wednesday, February 27
After more than five decades of learning, living and giving in Callaway County, New Bloomfield resident Dave West now is being honored for his contributions to the community he has adopted as home.
Tracking school closings and other weather-related cancellations and announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, on our website.
A building that once held Moser’s Discount Foods now holds broken ceiling panels, glass, snow and other debris after the roof collapsed at the former Bluff Street grocery Tuesday.
Approximately 6,300 Callaway Electric Cooperative customers were left without power for a prolonged period of time following a wet, heavy snowfall Tuesday.
City street and power crews battled the effects of an overnight snowstorm in Fulton Tuesday that clogged streets and caused scattered electric power failures.
Plaza Tire Service, which operates a store at 100 W. 4th St. in Fulton, has purchased five Ewers Tire stores in Central Missouri.
The William Woods University Lady Owls basketball team opens play in the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament when it hosts a quarterfinal matchup against Harris-Stowe State University at 7 tonight at Anderson Arena.
Tuesday, February 26
Winter Storm Warning downgraded but more snow possible
Local road crews are taking a breather from battling the latest winter storm. Heading into Tuesday's evening rush hour, officials with Jefferson City and Cole County said their main road crews were sent home after getting main roads cleared and most of the side streets and smaller roads open.
Jefferson City, Columbia, California, Fulton, Ashland, Mokane, Blair Oaks, Eugene and Russellville public schools, Helias, Lincoln University and University of Missouri are among institutions closed Tuesday.
Numerous utility lines are being reported down due to the heavy snow that’s coming through mid-Missouri.
For the first time in nearly 70 years, Richard W. “Dick” Coil is going to have some time off.
As weather services began broadcasting an additional three to four inches of snow for Callaway County, Fulton City Engineer Greg Hayes said that street crews have wasted little time to prepare. As weather services began broadcasting an additional three to four inches of snow for Callaway County, Fulton City Engineer Greg Hayes said that street crews have wasted little time to prepare. The rain and snow meteorologists predicted fro Monday night and Tuesday follow several inches that fell across Missouri Thursday, causing Gov. Jay Nixon to declare a state of Missouri. Hayes said that one of Fulton’s two 12-man crews were on call tonight, ready to come in and begin plowing the roads when they became slick. Though some crews were still clearing roads in Fulton Monday, the city opted not to do any more major plowing as it would push snow further into peoples’ driveways. “A lot of folks can barely get out of their driveways as it is,” said Hayes. “We’re not going to push any more, it would just block everybody in.”
An American bald eagle was spotted Sunday morning feeding on an animal carcass near Calwood in Callaway County.
United Security Bank in Auxvasse warns customers and business-owners of reported counterfeit $100 bills that have circulated there and in Mexico and Vandalia Monday.
The Fulton State Hospital is likely to add seven or eight new jobs this year in the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services (SORTS) program,
Senior guard Stephanie Hughes and freshman guard Sloane Totta each tallied 16 points and eight rebounds for the No. 5 Lady Hornets to the No. 4 Moberly Lady Spartans in the first round of the Class 4, District 8 tournament on Monday afternoon.
Sparked by junior guard Leigh Ann Lutz’s 27 points, top-seeded Westminster got by the No. 2 Webster Lady Gorloks 71-55 to secure the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title on Sunday at Westminster Gymnasium. With the victory, the Lady Blue Jays earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament and will play at Simpson (Iowa) College in first-round play at 8 p.m. on Friday.
Monday, February 25
Another major winter storm is making its way into Missouri, bringing heavy snowfall and strong winds across much of the state on Monday night through Tuesday.
Sunday, February 24
Dry weather is expected to continue Sunday before another storm system threatens Mid-Missouri on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
Walking into the Auxvasse Community Hall Saturday morning, you’d hardly know it was the all-you-can-eat pancake day of Loafer’s Week at all.
Whether you love cajun shrimp, drinks, games or guns, you’ll have a chance to support Ducks Unlimited March 9.
2013 Kingdom Supper President Vicki Backer McDaniel didn’t have to look far when contemplating whom she should select as the Guest of Honor for this year’s event. She went to the first person who came to mind: Her brother-in-law, Kyle Cave.
Senior guard Hannah Kloster registered a team-high 24 points, pacing the No. 1 seed Lady Blue Jays in a 77-70 victory over the No. 4 Spalding Lady Golden Eagles in the semifinals of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday at Westminster Gymnasium. Westminster (16-10) will play the No. 2 Webster Lady Gorloks for the SLIAC Tournament title today at 2 p.m.
Friday, February 22
Lincoln Univ., Jefferson City public, Columbia public, Helias, California, Camdenton, Eugene, Russellville, Ashland, Fulton, Mokane and New Bloomfield are among schools closed Friday.
The biggest winter storm to hit mid-Missouri in two years has left Fulton and surrounding areas a veritable ghost town by Thursday afternoon.
Junior guard Blake Burgess came off the bench to provide a team-high 14 points as William Woods grabbed an 82-66 American Midwest Conference win over the Missouri Baptist Spartans on Wednesday night.
Thursday, February 21
Winter Storm Warning in effect until midnight
PERIODS OF SNOW AND SLEET CAN BE EXPECTED THURSDAY EVENING... TAPERING OFF TO FREEZING DRIZZLE.
Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early this morning,
Thursday's area school closings include Lincoln Univ., Jefferson City public, Helias, Blair Oaks, Eugene, Russellville, California, Fulton, New Bloomfield, Ashland, Mokane, Eldon and more.
But state ranks 48th in nation
The number of Missouri students earning advanced college credits while still in high school has more than doubled during the last decade but Missouri continues to lag far behind most other states, state records released Wednesday reveal.
Local church serves community with food pantry
When the New Beginnings Church of Christ was formed about six years ago, its congregation wasted little time getting to work feeding the hungry, first starting with free meals for area youth once a week.
High school achievement needed to enter college is measured by the American College Test (ACT), which is designed to assess academic readiness for college.
The Callaway County Ambulance District’s shift supervisors and board members both enjoyed good news at their regular meeting Tuesday.
The winter storm that was expected to hit mid-Missouri today has forced the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to push back the schedule for its women’s postseason tournament.
KINGDOM CITY — North Callaway junior guard Jaida Gray broke out for a career-high 26 points and the No. 2 seed Ladybirds advanced to the Class 3, District 6 championship with a 59-40 semifinal win over No. 3 O’Fallon Christian on Wednesday night.
Wednesday, February 20
For the first time, students from Fulton and 16 other Central Missouri high schools will compete in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District 2 competition Friday at William Woods University.
New Bloomfield Police Chief John Hatfield has resigned, effective at the end of the month.
Burglars hit three businesses in Tebbetts and a residence near Holts Summit during the weekend.
A Holts Summit home is a total loss after a fire started in the attic early Tuesday morning, Holts Summit Fire Protection District officials said.
The Westminster Lady Blue Jays will enter the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with some style and some momentum. The Lady Blue Jays had three players in double figures and weren’t challenged much at all in a 78-49 win over the Principia Lady Panthers at Westminster Gym on Tuesday night.
Tuesday, February 19
Cadaver dogs are searching the smoldering remains of a Kansas City restaurant that burned to the ground following a gas explosion and massive blaze, a fire official says.
Ten people were injured when two vehicles, including a van carrying teenagers to a district basketball tournament, collided on Tuesday in Callaway County.
Three people were injured in three recent area vehicle accidents.
No. 2 seed North Callaway scored the game’s first 15 points, easily dispatching the No. 7 Winfield Lady Warriors in the first round of the Class 3, District 6 tournament on Monday night.
Fulton senior, junior capture state titles; Hornets take second in Class 2
Cody Pae and Paul Books both procured memberships into some small, very exclusive clubs. In doing so, Pae and Books were the primary influences in helping the Fulton Hornets acquire some exalted status as a whole at the 83rd MSHSAA Wrestling Championships.
Sunday, February 17
Black History Month was observed by William Woods University Friday night at Dulany Auditorium in Fulton with performances by the Lincoln University Dance Troupe and Mid-Missouri Artful Expressions.
Through a partnership with consulting and tuition management groups, Kingdom Christian Academy has begun offering needs-based financial aid to assist families interested in having their students attend the school.
Pae, Books, McClure all go for state titles at 132,195,106 pounds
Cody Pae showed his selfless side while needing precious little time to put his overmatched opponents in quick predicaments.
The Owls and Lady Owls both locked up a second-straight American Midwest Conference Indoor Championships on Friday at the Missouri Collegiate Classic.
Saturday, February 16
A new dental clinic plans to open in Fulton in about two months.
Friday, February 15
The New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen voted Thursday night to hire a firm to provide a customized city website.
During the regular meeting of the South Callaway Board of Education Wednesday, Superintendent Mary Lynn Battles said that the pilot program for their student iPad initiative has been a success.
Four Callaway County schools are participating in the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program.
When True Manufacturing forklift operator Michael Newcom of Fulton was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer, his coworkers wasted no time organizing an event to help him and his family.
This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Program, sponsored by the Fulton NAACP Branch and Youth Life Improvement Association, will focus on “Women Who Dared to Dream.”
Bush Elementary School students enjoyed a break from class Thursday to learn about black history through listening.
South Callaway junior guard Taylor Howard led the way with 20 points, including 16 in the second half, to guide the Lady Bulldogs to a 53-43 win over the North Callaway on Thursday night.
COLUMBIA — Fulton head coach Eric Hudson wanted his squad to “place and score like a team that brought 10 kids” to the 83rd MSHSAA Wrestling Championships.
Thursday, February 14
Brian Gilmore of Williamsburg is used to putting his strength to good use.
First time group has met here in several years
The Callaway and Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Association, an affiliate of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, will be meeting for the first time in years 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Callaway Livestock Center.
Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation and it’s local affiliate, Kingdom of Callaway Civil War Heritage, have announced they will conduct an archeological survey on the core area of the Battle of Moore’s Mill.
KIRKSVILLE — Fulton outscored Kirksville 10-6 in overtime Tuesday night and the Hornets halted a six-game losing streak with a 57-53 North Central Missouri Conference victory over the Tigers.
Cody Pae and Drew Benner both have enjoyed the prized view from the top of the podium. The Fulton seniors are hoping to climb there, simultaneously, one final time.
Wednesday, February 13
Japan’s stagnation could be U.S.’s fate
The purchase every month by the Federal Reserve Bank of $85 billion in mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries risks plunging the United States into long-term economic stagnation lasting a decade or more, warns Third District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, a former bank and insurance executive.
City seeks input on possibility of pink carts for trash or recycling
The Fulton Fire Department issued an invitation Tuesday night to Fulton City Council members to spend a few hours in their shoes.
Callaway County Farm Bureau members have joined 112 other county Farm Bureau organizations in Missouri to celebrate “Thank a Farmer Week” from Feb. 10-16.
Though nothing is set in stone, the possibility of rate increases to the city’s water and sewer rates has remained a point of contention for the city aldermen here.
The Fulton High School Class of 2013 has been counting down the days until graduation ceremonies begin in May, but now they have a new date to look forward to.
After a shaky first half, the North Callaway Thunderbirds corrected their shooting aim over the final 16 minutes.
Fulton head coach TJ Quick sees the change in her team. Fulton was blown out at Kirksville 71-31 on Dec. 14. The Lady Hornets entered that game with just a single win in their first six games. Tuesday night, Fulton — having won four straight and seven of its last nine — took the court at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium against that same Kirksville squad, now ranked No. 10 in Class 4.
The Fulton High School Wall of Fame will expand by a pair when Dara Digh-Lowe (Class of 1989) and David Sanderson (Class of 1991) are inducted Friday night.
Tuesday, February 12
The Jefferson City man charged with abusing a 4-year-old boy by throwing him into a freezing shower last week was caught. Devin Benke, 26, was transferred Tuesday to the Cole County Jail.
$290,000 sidewalk set on West Simon Blvd.
The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen Monday gave final approval to an ordinance accepting a $290,000 federal grant to build a sidewalk and a crosswalk with electric signals along West Simon Boulevard in Holts Summit.
Event now to encompass Earth Day
Every April, local residents spend a Saturday morning cleaning up the streets of Fulton one piece of trash at a time.
Maldives political activist Shauna Aminath, a 2008 Westminster College graduate, was released Saturday from an arrest early last week after she participated in another anti-government demonstration in the Maldives.
The Callaway County Public Library soon will be able to replace its microfilm machine thanks to a Technology Mini Grant from The Secretary of State’s Office.
Education tax credits accepted on Thursday
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has announced it is now accepting 2012 income tax returns from taxpayers who are taking depreciation and amortization deductions using Form 4562. The IRS resumed accepting these returns on Sunday this week.
A Monsanto grant program has allowed an Auxvasse couple to give back to their alma mater.
ST. CHARLES — The Fulton Hornets’ presence at the state wrestling championships later this week will be abundantly apparent.
Sophomore guard Sydni Bedsworth scored a game-high 14 points, including a trio of 3-pointers as New Bloomfield finished off its regular season with a 50-29 win over the Community R-6 Lady Trojans on Monday night.
Monday, February 11
Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world's 1 billion Catholics.
Sunday, February 10
‘Do you think you could get better here?’
Although Fulton State Hospital has a reputation for being the most dangerous place to work in the state of Missouri, at its heart it is a hospital whose mission is healing people.
Historian Philip White, author of “Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance” will be at Well Read book store on March 2 to discuss his tome, which addresses the most famous day in Fulton’s history.
Callaway’s chili chefs will have another chance to answer the call to help their neighbors Feb. 23.
Bank Star One hit at New Bloomfield
Terry Alice Coleman, 40, Holts Summit, Thursday became the second person arrested for robbing Bank Star One in New Bloomfield on Oct. 6, 2012. Coleman’s husband, Gary Leland Coleman, 49, was arrested Jan. 12 in San Antonio, Texas, where he had fled after the New Bloomfield bank robbery.
The state income tax deadline for many Missouri farmers has been extended from March 1 to April 15.
SULPHUR, Okla. — Senior guard Kijuan Monroe generated half of Missouri School for the Deaf’s output, delivering a game-high 17 points Friday night in the Eagles’ 34-20 semifinal win over New Mexico at the 24th-annual Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Tournament.
Friday, February 8
On Thursday morning students in Amy Hare’s Fourth Grade at Bush Elementary School in Fulton were learning to identify the names of all 50 states.
An international project designed to let young people voice their advocacy for community improvement is coming to Callaway.
A crowd of about 30 city and county figures and citizens gathered in the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening to meet their new state senator.
Central Missouri hunters have until Feb. 28 to apply for an opportunity to participate in Missouri Conservation Department managed turkey hunts during the spring turkey season.
MONTGOMERY CITY — Freshman guard Sloane Totta tallied a game-high 16 points and the Fulton Lady Hornets continued their upward trend by easily disposing of Montgomery County 54-19 on Thursday night.
Thursday, February 7
Just ahead of the 67th anniversary of Churchill’s fabled “Sinews of Peace” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, the National Churchill Museum is hosting a lecture that promises to shed some light on a lesser-known aspect of the leader’s life.
Postmasters in Fulton and Holts Summit have been reassigned to new temporary post office jobs in Central Missouri.
Uncertain how plan will affect local staff
Local postal service officers are not sure how the United States Postal Service announcement on Wednesday of ending Saturday delivery in August will affect their staff.
The Callaway Livestock Center is used to holding livestock auctions on a weekly basis, but it will play host to a different kind of live auction Feb. 28.
Senior guard Kenna Cornelson scored 12 of her team-high 16 points in the second half and the Westminster College Lady Blue Jays remained on a roll with their 58-52 SLIAC home victory over Greenville (Ill.) College on Wednesday night.
Wednesday, February 6
The Westminster College community is concerned about the recent arrest of Shauna Aminath, a 2008 Westminster graduate who was demonstrating recently against the Maldives government, Westminster President Barney Forsythe said Tuesday.
It is a day of indulgence for some, but Mardi Gras has become a way for one Callaway church to bring the Millersburg community together and raise some money for its ministries.
Missouri and eight other states will participate in a statewide earthquake preparation drill at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
A frustrated Ryan Shaw leaned against the wall. Shaw is 20 games into his first season as the Fulton Hornets’ head basketball coach and he has to ask a question of his team that shouldn’t be required this late in a campaign. “We’ve got to work on what makes them click and what makes them get going,” Shaw said.
MONTGOMERY CITY — Jerad Jordan put up a game-high 23 points and Montgomery County sent the North Callaway Thunderbirds to their third straight loss in a 56-49 Eastern Missouri Conference setback Tuesday night.
Tuesday, February 5
SERVE dares Callaway to help swell food bank shelves, coffers
SERVE’s food pantry gives away approximately one ton of food a day.
A Holts Summit man pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to the June 2012 death of a 9-month-old boy at a Holts Summit mobile home.
SNAP fears Howard may have worked in Callaway County
Gerald James Howard, 67, a priest who may have worked as a counselor in Callaway County during the 1980s, remains in Cooper County Jail after a judge rejected a motion to dismiss charges against him.
For the 53rd year in a row, members of the Auxvasse and surrounding communities will have a chance to catch up over games and food while supporting the community center and local churches and groups here.
Junior forward Maddie Sorell’s double-double guided the Ladybirds, helping them cruise to a 43-19 Eastern Missouri Conference win over the Montgomery County Lady Wildcats on Monday night.
Sunday, February 3
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office warns citizens of a scam coming to light in the county.
Larry and Leslie Cox started making wine as a hobby — it was something fun they could do together.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service won’t accept some tax forms this year until the end of February and some as late as March. This change also will delay income tax refunds for many people.
Only chance to hear Mid-Missouri views
A Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) forum to gather the views of Callaway County and other Mid-Missouri residents will be Tuesday evening in Columbia.
Westminster’s Harrod-C.S. Lewis Professor of Religious Studies Cliff Cain is set to give the first of a new series of lectures on religion and C.S. Lewis since the position was created in September.
The business behind the painted window signs telling Fultonians to look for “something big” has finally arrived.
Five Westminster College players scored in double figures Saturday as the surging Lady Blue Jays edged out the Eureka (Ill.) College 79-76 in SLIAC play at Iba Court.
The Fulton Hornets were manhandled last Tuesday night. Yes, Fulton was playing state-ranked Mexico, but losing 90-41 — at home and to a rival — is far from ideal. So when asked which hurt more — falling in the manner the Hornets did against Mexico or dropping a game they led by double digits against the Boonville Pirates — head coach Ryan Shaw didn’t hesitate.
Fulton head coach TJ Quick is encouraged that her Lady Hornets are starting to embrace alternating roles as a critical component in their development.
Friday, February 1
For six years, Jolie Justus represented her Kansas City neighbors in the Missouri Senate. Thanks to redistricting, the District 10 senator now represents Callaway, Audrain, Lincoln, Monroe, Montgomery and Warren counties in the state legislature.
The men of Callaway County are invited to have a positive impact on children’s lives March 5.
At 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Offender Jeffery Sapp, confined at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center, was pronounced deceased at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital.
Senior forward Jacob Haubner totaled a team-high 15 points — No. 4 seed North Callaway’s only double-digit scoring effort — in the Thunderbirds’ 53-43 loss to top-seeded Fatima in the semifinals of the Southern Boone Classic on Thursday night.