Thursday, January 31
Third District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, has joined two other Missouri congressmen who signed a letter to President Obama asking him to reconsider his gun control legislative package and not to act on his own without seeking approval of Congress.
According to president Kristen Winthrow, one of the goals of the International Justice Mission (IJM) at William Woods University is to increase awareness about human trafficking.
SERVE is asking Callawegians to share their favorite foods as a way to help some of their neighbors put food on the table.
When a victim of domestic violence gets the courage to leave, the last thing they think of as they prepare to make their escape is what they will use to brush their teeth the next morning.
Forbes magazine has honored Central Bancompany, which operates in Fulton as Central Bank, as one of America’s Best Banks.
ASHLAND — Obviously affected by some disheartening news, the North Callaway Ladybirds made a shocking, early exit from the Southern Boone Classic.
Wednesday, January 30
Since its opening, Well Read Books in downtown Fulton has had a special section highlighting local books and authors. The store now is shining the spotlight on Callaway artists as well.
Group sets rules for college athletics
Dr. George B. (Barney) Forsythe, Westminster College president, has been appointed as a member of the Presidents Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The Fulton VFW’s upcoming fundraiser is as American as apple pie — or a spicy bowl of chili.
An investigation following a burglary and vehicle theft in Mokane lead to the arrest of a Fulton woman Monday in which three stolen vehicles were recovered.
A bipartisan legislative effort to issue building bonds to construct a new Fulton State Hospital complex drew support Monday in Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address to the Missouri General Assembly.
It took the Fulton Hornets 6 minutes, 47 seconds to register their first field goal against the rival Mexico Bulldogs. The basket — a 3-pointer from sophomore forward Devin Gibson — cut the Hornets’ deficit to 21 points. To put it bluntly, it was one of those nights for Fulton.
North Callaway senior forward Zac Eads put up a game-high 20 points and the fourth-seeded Thunderbirds forced 17 turnovers in their 54-42 first-round win over No. 5 Linn on Tuesday night at the Southern Boone Classic.
Tuesday, January 29
About 75 Holts Summit residents gathered Monday night at the Civic Center to hear plans for a new $475,000 YMCA facility in Holts Summit.
Callaway County Salvation Army volunteer bell ringers collected $15,900 from Callaway County shoppers during last month’s Christmas season.
Starting Friday, smoking will be prohibited on all Callaway County Library property — including the parking lot and grass areas.
The South Callaway School Board has named a successor for Superintendent Mary Lynn Battles, who is set to retire at the end of June. District staff got a chance to meet their incumbent leader Monday afternoon when Kevin Hillman made the first of what he said will be many visits over the next few months.
Two Tuscumbia men were arrested Saturday after leading Callaway County deputies on a 40-mile chase through four towns at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.
After the Moberly Lady Spartans drubbed her team 50-29 last Friday night, Fulton Lady Hornets head coach T.J. Quick had, what she termed, as a heart-to-heart with her players. She wanted to see more resolve and fight in her team. The talk seemed to work.
Sunday, January 27
To develop highway spending priorities and to generate voter approval of a temporary one-cent sales tax increase to fund highway construction, the Missouri Transportation Department will host a series of 16 public “On The Move” forums around the state.
Why did nuclear grant bypass Callaway project?
Third District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer and five members of the Missouri delegation in Congress have signed a joint letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu demanding to know why the U.S. Department of Energy failed to fund an application from Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse to design and build small nuclear reactors at the Callaway Energy Center southeast of Fulton.
Callaway County Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer said Saturday he is disappointed in the action of the U.S. Department of Energy in its apparent decision to deny a grant to develop small modular nuclear reactors at the Callaway Energy Center southeast of Fulton.
Two Tuscumbia men are in Callaway County Jail after leading Callaway County deputies on a 40-mile chase through four towns at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.
For Larry Underwood, archeology is a hobby he wants to share.
Callaway Connector could be added to plan
The Missouri Department of Transportation has unveiled a 10-year plan to construct $7.9 billion in new highways financed by a temporary 1-cent increase in the state sales tax.
No. 20 William Woods couldn’t muster much of a defense against the No. 24 Columbia College Lady Cougars in the second half.
The Thunderbirds survived a shaky final minute to stop their three-game losing streak with Friday night’s slim 54-53 win over the Cardinals.
Saturday, January 26
First to fourth grade students had their eyes glued on their car as it flashed down the track Saturday during the Bartley Elementary School Cub Scout Pack 52 Pinewood Derby competition in Fulton.
Friday, January 25
The United Way is looking to make tax season and staying healthy a little less expensive for working Callaway families.
Missouri Highway Commission Chairman Rudy Farber Thursday proposed a plan to generate $7.9 billion in highway improvements during the next decade.
Prestigious group to perform Saturday at Tan-Tar-A
Four members of the Fulton High School band will perform this Saturday among 104 other top players across the state as part of Missouri’s top honor band.
The No. 20 William Woods University Lady Owls held Missouri Baptist University without a basket for almost 11 minutes in the second half Thursday night, ultimately coasting to a 69-43 AMC victory at Anderson Arena.
Thursday, January 24
Reports say a phone scam regarding the Mega Millions Jackpot is going around Callaway County.
When Melvin Aungerpr of New Bloomfield stopped at Merten’s Mini-Mart at 6603 State Road NN in Fulton a few days ago, he thought it would be fun to buy a scratchers lottery ticket.
In a surprise ceremony 1 p.m. Monday, SERVE, Inc. in Fulton received Central Missouri Community Action’s annual Community Partner of the Year Award, given to just one agency or group in CMCA’s eight-county region.
The Fulton Area Development Corporation (FADC) has decided to suspend its application for an Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) in Callaway County.
Prospects for construction of a new Fulton State Hospital and a new road from Fulton to the Callaway nuclear plant increased Wednesday with the announcement of a proposed huge state building bond issue and a highway bond plan.
ASHLAND — Junior guard Jaida Gray and junior forward Maddie Sorell combined for 43 points Wednesday night to spark the North Callaway Ladybirds to a 62-45 victory over Southern Boone.
Wednesday, January 23
Members of the Callaway County United Way's board of directors and representatives of the United Way's agencies give a display of thanks next to the completed goal chart Tuesday in front of the courthouse.
Tuesday night’s Fulton City Council meeting centered around business-as-usual, including a report from the Traffic Commission regarding parking on narrow streets and discussion of replacing two pieces of equipment.
No one was injured and Fulton firemen quickly extinguished a water heater fire reported at Fulton Nursing & Rehab, 1510 N. Bluff St., shortly before 10 p.m. Monday.
Nearly two years after a massive tornado devastated the southwest Missouri town of Joplin, there’s still plenty of work to be done.
Applications required to be entered by Feb. 8
Agriculture students in Callaway and other Missouri counties have about two weeks to complete their application for the 2013 Missouri Corn Scholarship Program.
Callaway County seniors and low-income individuals in need of help filing their 2012 taxes once again can find that assistance at the Callaway Senior Center.
It was a house divided when the city council here discussed the future of water and sewer rates to the city’s utility customers at Tuesday’s meeting.
Fulton Lady Hornets head coach TJ Quick had many things to say to her team during halftime of Tuesday night’s North Central Missouri Conference game against the Hannibal Lady Pirates at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The Fulton Hornets were staggered by a slow start. Dalton Powell put up a game-high 22 points and Hannibal led by as many as 25 in the first half before settling for a 59-44 North Central Missouri Conference victory over Fulton on Tuesday night.
Tuesday, January 22
Owner: ‘I want to meet the community’s need’
Starting today, Fulton shoppers once more will have a local shoe store. The grand opening of Divine Shoes and Accessories, located at 527 Court St., kicks off with a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. with donuts and coffee from Jamolee’s Donuts. There also will door prizes and coupons handed out throughout the day.
Michael Henry, inventory supervisor at the Fulton Dollar General Distribution Center, is this year’s winner of the firm’s Serving Others Award.
The temperature is supposed to be in the mid-20s this afternoon, but one thermometer in Fulton is going to burst.
Chapter was formed during World War I
For almost a century, the Red Cross has been serving Callaway County residents.
Not even switching conferences could get Missouri away from Frank Martin.
Junior guard Taylor Howard did the bulk of the scoring for the No. 6 seeded South Callaway Lady Bulldogs, logging a game-high 24 points in a losing effort to the No. 3 New Franklin Lady Bulldogs at the 29th Annual Sturgeon Invitational Tournament on Monday night.
Monday, January 21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting “America’s possibilities are limitless,” President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation’s economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.
Sunday, January 20
When Callaway Citizens for FairTax Co-Director Tom Suttles asked Fulton Area Development Corporation President Bruce Hackmann to give a presentation on the proposed Enhanced Enterprise Zone at the FairTax meeting Thursday, Hackmann knew he and those in attendance might have to “agree to disagree.”
Time is running out for Callaway County residents who are still receiving Social Security or other other federal benefits by paper checks.
“What we do speaks so loudly to our children that when we try to talk to them they can’t hear us.” —Gandhi That was one of several quotes used by Dr. Scott Poland as he hammered home his message to Fulton parents Friday night to stay present as a guiding force in their children’s lives.
The National Churchill Museum in Fulton has received a $2,483 state grant to preserve its library collections.
The Fulton Hornets made it interesting and tense late in Friday night’s game against the Helias Crusaders. But the Hornets’ late surge wasn’t enough in a 48-41 loss to the Crusaders.
Friday, January 18
The Board of Education at the New Bloomfield R-III School District voted Thursday night to refinance a $1.9 million general obligation bond at a lower interest rate, saving the district $495,325 in interest payments during the next 14 years.
A new federal farm microloan program for beginning and needy farmers has been launched with loans up to $35,000.
For the second year in a row, volunteers at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri’s Buddy Pack program will get a much-deserved break in their workload.
There will be the same familiar faces ringing bells at Christmastime and heading up board meetings, but those seeking assistance with their utility bills in Callaway will have one less stop to make.
In an open house presentation Thursday at Fulton City Hall, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff said that Ameren Missouri has given “reasonable assurance” that the effects of aging on non-safety-related structures, systems and components (SSCs) will be properly managed in the years leading to and during a 20-year renewal of the Callaway Energy Center.
The heavyweights exerted their influence for the state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team in its North Central Missouri Conference battle against rival Mexico.
A winter storm made its way across the Southeast on Thursday, dumping snow in states recovering from days of rain, playing a role in at least one fatality, and leaving thousands without power.
Thursday, January 17
The board of commissioners of the Fulton Housing Authority have announced Anne Johnson as the agency’s new executive director.
The City of Fulton will have an AED (automated external defibrillator) at City Hall now, thanks to the Callaway County Ambulance District.
Westminster College seniors Tilla Batisaresare and Gaurav Khanal take in the first of a series of paintings by John Spencer Churchill of his uncle Winston Churchill’s funeral procession. The paintings were donated to the museum by the Hall Foundation and are part of a new Hallmark Exhibit at the museum.
Security incident lasted two hours
As a security precaution, school front doors were locked for two hours on Wednesday morning at the South Callaway R-2 School District in Mokane.
After a meeting of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court en Banc Tuesday, Judge Jodie Capshaw Asel has been elected to serve as Presiding Judge for the circuit, with her term beginning Jan. 31.
No opposition faced by aldermen at New Bloomfield, Holts Summit
A four-way race has developed for two seats on the Board of Education at the New Bloomfield R-3 School District.
The William Woods University Owls sustained their best conference start in the program’s history with a prolific effort.
Wednesday, January 16
Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
MoDOT official thinks road can be redesigned
MoDOT’s planned Callaway County Connector road would require relocation of the Callaway County Fair, a member of the Callaway County Fair Board said Tuesday.
The Callaway County Ambulance Board approved a motion Tuesday night to continue its contract with GeoComm for its automated vehicle location system (AVL).
Fulton musician authors book on history of fiddling in Missouri
A longtime musician and proponent of the art of old-time fiddling, Fulton resident Howard Marshall has written a book on the history of his favorite pastime.
Michael Bainbridge, a Fulton fireman, has received the Fulton Professional Firefighters Firefighter of the Year Award.
Fulton firemen Tuesday afternoon extinguished a fire in the kitchen of a Fulton nursing home.
After the city council approved an ordinance to go forward with purchasing the historic rock barn at last week’s council meeting, the Fulton Historic Preservation Commission agreed to begin looking into ideas for the barn’s use.
When a play designed to end in an alley-oop layup manages to bank off the backboard for a 3-pointer, one usually takes that as a good sign for the rest of the game. Fulton Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw wasn’t convinced just yet, though. “I knew that (the shot) went in,” Shaw said with a chuckle. “I don’t know if it indicated if it would be a good game, but it was pretty entertaining.”
NEW BLOOMFIELD — Morgan Brandt scored a game-high 19 points and Fatima toppled New Bloomfield’s three-game winning streak with a 57-27 Show-Me Conference romp over the Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night.
Tuesday, January 15
Holts Summit plans to build new sewage treatment plant
To help solve its sewer compliance issues with the state, some Lake Mykee residents want to receive sewage services from Holts Summit or merge the city of Lake Mykee with Holts Summit, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen was told Monday night.
Callaway County residents will have an opportunity today to provide comments during a public hearing and open house on a planned new $32.8 million state road from U.S. 54 at Fulton to the Callaway nuclear power plant.
A Fulton man was arrested Friday night on driving, drug and assault on law enforcement charges following an incident in the Fastlane parking lot off of Route F.
Following a Monday meeting of Fulton’s noise committee made up of city and police officials, the city agreed to keep and enforce its noise ordinance as is and work with the Post Office Bar and Grill to establish compliant sound levels for their amplified music.
A man wanted in connection to an October bank robbery in New Bloomfield was arrested in San Antonio Saturday, the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said.
Dusten C. Scott, Fulton, was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly pointing a gun at another individual following a fight in front of the Post Office Bar and Grill.
North Callaway senior guard Justin Murphy scored a game-high 18 points, including six in the extra frame to help the Thunderbirds secure a 55-49 overtime Eastern Missouri Conference win over the Community R-6 Trojans on Monday night.
Monday, January 14
Three central Missouri bail bondsmen are accused of assaulting a fugitive they were trying to apprehend for failing to appear in court on several warrants.
A Jefferson City man believed to have robbed Bank Star One in New Bloomfield in October has been caught in San Antonio.
Sunday, January 13
Fulton residents who are feeling lucky will be able to bet the house to benefit the Catholic schoolhouse at St. Peter upcoming Casino Night fundraiser.
James L. Smith has joined Bank Star One as the bank’s new assistant vice president and operations manager in Fulton.
A public forum has been scheduled this month in Holts Summit to discuss a plan by the YMCA of Callaway County to build a new YMCA facility in Holts Summit next to the Civic Center.
A business owner, two volunteer organizers and one high school thespian troupe were honored at the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet Friday for “making a world of difference within our community.”
Freshman guard Sloane Totta’s 14 points led the Lady Hornets as they outlasted the Boonville Lady Pirates 43-40 in the third-place game of the California Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
Friday, January 11
Volunteering to help build a school in an impoverished area of the Dominican Republic changed the life of David Bartz of Holts Summit.
The National Churchill Museum has dug into its archives to put together a new exhibit culled from donations from Hallmark Cards founder Joyce Hall and The Hall Foundation.
Fulton Public Schools have successfully completed all the projects included in the district’s $7.3 million 2010 Bond Issue — and a few more besides.
Like much of the nation, Callaway County this week experienced an increase outbreak of the flu, a local health official said Thursday.
The North Callaway Ladybirds won’t get another shot at a state-ranked showdown against Hermann, which this time would have been with a tournament championship on the line.
Thursday, January 10
Jan. 30 is earliest date
Because Congress failed to act on fiscal cliff tax law revisions until early this month, the Internal Revenue Service has announced it won’t accept any federal income tax returns until Jan. 30 and an unspecified later time for more detailed tax returns.
Like many children his age, Fulton fifth grader Tristan Clay has big dreams.
In an effort to make the school buildings more efficient and secure, the South Callaway School Board is looking into replacing exterior doors and locks with a keyless automated locking system.
The first major goal of the Rwanda Community Partnership was to provide Fulton and Callaway County’s sister community of Kibungo with better access to medical care.
With the help of four local vets, careful budgeting and a successful Guardian Angel program, the Callaway County Humane Society will be kicking off its ‘Beat the Heat’ neuter and spay program for the county’s pet, stray and feral cat population.
During the current session of the Missouri General Assembly that opened Wednesday, Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, will continue to be a legislative leader and will be appointed as chairman of an important committee that considers all legislation introduced.
MOKANE — Kyle Ruediger and the New Haven Shamrocks were responsible for slowing the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ surge.
Wednesday, January 9
A new beer created by Billy Busch, a member of the family that founded the Anheuser Busch brewery in St. Louis, will debut next month in Central Missouri.
The Missouri Legislature convened its 2013 session Wednesday with the largest contingent of Republican lawmakers since the Civil War era pledging to cut taxes for residents and revamp the state’s business incentives to boost the economy.
No public hearings have been scheduled on a proposal to create an Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) that would include much of Fulton and about 20 percent of Callaway County, Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said Tuesday.
A Fulton woman and a Kingdom City man were injured in recent vehicle accidents.
Cost of project could increase ‘majorly’
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Fulton City Council tabled plans to advance its bond issue on the EPA-mandated sewer plant improvements following a meeting last week with officials that revealed the project’s price tag may be more than anticipated.
Citing nearly two years of unsuccessful attempts at getting the county’s emergency response Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system fully functioning, Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said his office was done with its deal with GeoComm at a meeting with GeoComm and county officials in the Callaway County Ambulance District Tuesday.
The state-ranked North Callaway Ladybirds didn’t need long to remove any possibility of suspense.
Tuesday, January 8
Callaway County will be able to enjoy a night of trivia, food, games and dance while benefiting cancer research Friday.
Six Westminster College students will spend the upcoming semester studying in a different kind of institution.
Ever since she was a little girl, Jennifer Benton loved writing stories and dreamt of growing up to be an author.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will have an open house on Jan. 17 in Fulton to discuss preliminary results of the agency’s review of a Ameren Missouri’s request to renew its nuclear reactor permit at the Callaway Energy Center.
Four years ago, law enforcement officers throughout Missouri were seeking an overweight man driving a white minivan who had robbed numerous banks throughout Missouri.
North Callaway senior guard Zac Eads scored a career-high 22 points, including the game-winning bucket as the fourth-seeded Thunderbirds bested the No. 5 Hermann Bearcats 62-61 in overtime.
Missouri coach Frank Haith knows a thing or two about playing in different conferences. When the Tigers open up their first season in the Southeastern Conference against Alabama at Mizzou Arena tonight, Haith will be coaching in his third league in three years.
Sunday, January 6
Fulton’s downtown patrons can now get a sober ride home in style.
An armed home invasion in Holts Summit Friday led to the arrest Saturday of four Jefferson City residents for robbery, burglary and armed criminal action.
Traffic will be disrupted the next two weeks on four state roads in Callaway County during culvert replacement work by the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Fulton Police arrested a Mexico, Mo., man for driving while intoxicated who was traveling in the wrong direction on U.S. 54 in Fulton early Saturday.
Junior guard Priscila Santos delivered a game-high 23 points Saturday afternoon to help fuel the No. 18 William Woods University Lady Owls to a 68-57 AMC victory over Harris-Stowe State University. William Woods — which took a 28-20 advantage into halftime at Anderson Arena — pushed its winning streak to seven games. The Lady Owls are now 11-1 overall and 2-0 in the American Midwest Conference.
KINGDOM CITY — South Callaway head coach Tony Brandt decided to tweak the defensive approach for the Bulldogs as they opened the second half against the rival North Callaway Thunderbirds on Friday night.
Saturday, January 5
Since the Civil War, Callaway County has been a part of Missouri’s Ninth Congressional District. But that district no longer exists and now slips into Missouri’s history.
The start of the 2013 session of Congress last Thursday marked the official end of the Ninth Congressional District and it created 400,000 new constituents for Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth.
Friday, January 4
Seven months after issuing an ultimatum to Geo-Comm regarding the functionality of its automated vehicle location system (AVL) in Callaway County, local officials say they are not quite ready to give up on the company despite having blown through several deadlines.
The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet meeting will begin 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 with a cocktail reception in Tucker Dining Hall at William Woods University. Dinner will be served at 6:30.
Chooses to have parents’ home painted
A local man who won a raffle fundraiser for the New Fulton Animal Shelter Initiative is choosing to make a gift of his prize.
KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Ladybirds had a full two weeks of vacation to think about their lost opportunity.
BOWLING GREEN — Ricky Dawson served up a stirring finish to stamp out the Fulton Hornets’ six-game slide.
Thursday, January 3
Goals to lose weight, eat better and live healthier are common themes for New Year’s resolutions, and the YMCA of Callaway County once again is offering a little incentive to help area residents make those resolutions stick.
Four men were injured seriously in two recent one-vehicle pickup truck accidents in Callaway County.
New road would connect U.S. 54 with nuclear plant
The Missouri Department of Transportation will have a public hearing on Jan. 15 in Fulton on a proposed new $32.8 million state road between the Ameren Missouri nuclear plant facility and U.S. 54.
Gardeners looking to add some variety to their gardens, make new green-thumbed friends and learn about indoor growing or seed saving techniques will soon have a chance to do so.
Wednesday, January 2
The Callaway Bank of Fulton has named Jeff Jones as senior vice president and chief communications officer.
Bullying has always been an issue in schools, but with the onset of social media, the problem has escalated in recent years.
Known for work in training dogs
Dr. Mar Doering, a Holts Summit veterinarian who also is regarded as an expert in training dogs with behavior problems, has been inducted into the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Honor Roll.
No. 18 William Woods ran its winning-streak to five games with a 66-57 victory over the AIB College of Business at the Cougars vs. Cancer Classic on Sunday at Columbia College.