Wednesday, July 31
Governor threatens to cut funds to rebuild Biggs Forensic Center
Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday toured the Biggs Forensic Center in Fulton and declared he was freezing $11 million in planning money to rebuild the center.
Humane Society’s canine mayor fundraiser returns
The Callaway County Humane Society is on the hunt for a new top dog.
Proceeds from dinner will provide more opportunities for young scouts
One of Callaway County’s longest-running Cub Scout packs wants to feed the community something a little more substantial than popcorn.
Callaway fair’s mule show continues tradition
The board of the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair has made a concertive effort over the past several years to bring a more old-fashioned, family feel to the fair. Part of those efforts included the return several years ago of the mule show, which event organizer Hershel Linnenbringer said keeps an important piece of Callaway County culture going.
Tuesday, July 30
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says there would be no money for a new state mental health facility if lawmakers override his veto of tax cuts.
Blaze not near reactor
The brief Friday night fire at the Callaway Energy Center was caused by an electrical arc along the main power conduit from the power-generating turbine leading to electrical distribution power lines, a plant engineer said Monday.
Fulton Church of Christ to host reception for Audrey Lammers Sunday
For more than two-thirds of a century, Audrey Lammers of Fulton has been playing the organ for church services at Fulton United Church of Christ.
Owner receives minor burns
A home in the 100 block of Maple Street was damaged by a fire Sunday afternoon, causing serious damage to the building and minor burns to its occupant.
Sunday, July 28
Fulton school wins grant to build first fabrication lab in state
Thanks to a $250,000 grant from Internet services provider MOREnet, Fulton High School will be the first school in the state to have its own fabrication lab.
A Fulton man faces several charges after being apprehended during an attempted burglary early Saturday morning.
Callaway County’s top criminal investigator set to retire
After 30 years of chasing criminals, Lt. Tim Osburn, chief of detectives at the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office, has decided to retire on July 31.
Saturday, July 27
The Callaway Energy Center is temporarily out of service as part of safety protocols and procedures following a small fire Friday night, according to a press release from Ameren Misosuri electric company.
Friday, July 26
A 48-year-old man is dead following a fire in a former Kingdom City towing company last night.
Fulton school district seeks to be more proactive with attendance, could affect funding under new state law
With a new state law requiring every child to attend school 90 percent of the time, Fulton Public Schools administrators are taking a look at how they implement their attendance policies.
A dozen Callaway County Courthouse employees volunteered to receive training Thursday on how to use a new automated external defibrillator (AED) device during medical emergencies to help revive people whose heart has stopped beating.
Board hears complaints from 15 county residents
The Callaway County Board of Equalization this week wrapped up its hearings of people appealing county tax assessments on their property.
State Hospital hosts seminar on trauma, care for those who live with it
It’s been seven years since Fulton State Hospital partnered with the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care to improve the way it helps clients living with traumatic experience.
Thursday, July 25
Science teacher Robertson noted for ability to engage students in active learning
Fulton High School science teacher Carol Robertson has been named one of four state finalists in her subject area for the 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Brandon S. Vanstory, 28, Fulton, is in Callaway County Jail after he was arrested Tuesday by Fulton Police for burglarizing a local business.
Nominations for the annual Fulton Rotary Club’s law enforcement officer award are now being accepted.
Workmen began dismantling playground equipment in Fulton’s Veterans Park after much of the play area was deemed unsafe. The Fulton City Council voted Tuesday to immediately close the Kiddy Corral, or “orange park.”
Wednesday, July 24
Effective immediately, Veterans Park playground closes with multiple safety violations
In a 4-3 split, the Fulton City Council voted to immediately close a section of playground equipment with multiple safety violations.
Terri R. Marty of Fulton was re-appointed Tuesday by Gov. Jay Nixon to the State Committee for Social Workers.
The Callaway County Commission has teamed up with the State Public Defender’s Office to buy a new four by eight-foot sign erected in front of the County Office Building at 2800 Cardinal Drive in Fulton.
Route to pass through Cedar City, Tebbetts, flood plains
This year, one of the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society’s biggest fundraisers will also be commemorating a historic event.
Jerry Lee Bailey, 22, Fulton, has been arrested and charged with second-degree statutory rape.
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Tuesday, July 23
Another Callaway County resident has been arrested for threatening family members while brandishing a sword.
Work on sandblasting and painting of the Callaway County Water District No. 1 tower in Holts Summit is expected to be completed by Aug. 31.
Board lowers gate prices, offers events and bands for an “old fashioned” fair
After years of higher gate prices, new events, flashy musical guests and dwindling attendance, the 2013 Kingdom of Callaway County Fair hopes to make a return to old form and simpler times.
Avoids death penalty, receives four life-terms
Joshua W. Maylee, 26, Holts Summit, will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty Monday to three counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree assault for an attempted murder.
Credits would provide temporary rebates on bills for new businesses, resident employees
The Utility Board voted unanimously to request the Fulton City Council approve a utility credit incentive what would provide temporary savings on utility bills for new or existing businesses adding full-time jobs to the local economy, as well as their high-paid employees on residential bills.
Monday, July 22
Judge Kevin Crane ordered Maylee to serve four life sentences after a court appearance this morning.
Sunday, July 21
A fourth man has been arrested and a juvenile is in custody as part of a string of all-terrain vehicle thefts reported recently to the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office.
Hundreds come out for bike show, to support vets at annual festival
Heat and high water couldn’t keep motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts, frog leg connoisseurs and supporters of U.S. troops from turning out in droves for the eighth annual Frogs and Hogs Festival.
The National Churchill Museum hopes to expand its programming to include area schools and organizations, but it needs help.
Former North Callaway baseball standout will transfer, has three years of eligibility
Zach Lavy had signed a letter of intent. He’d talked to his coaches. He’d even turned away interest from mid-major college baseball programs like Southeast Missouri State and Bradley University. In his mind, Lavy would be returning to the Jefferson College Vikings for his sophomore season.
Friday, July 19
The New Bloomfield R-3 School District’s share of the $400 million in appropriated state spending withheld by Gov. Jay Nixon is about $50,000, the district’s Board of Education was told Thursday night.
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office arrested three adult teens this week, accusing them of stealing all-terrain vehicles.
After lower-than-expected turnouts at a series of recent clinics, the Callaway County Health Department will continue to offer the free pertussis vaccine over the next month, with hopes of carrying on past the start of the school year at the end of August.
No cattle fatalities in Callaway from fungus
Although there have been no ergot-related cattle deaths reported in Callaway County, experts with University of Missouri Extension are warning area farmers to keep an eye out for the fungus.
Longtime executive director moves up to CEO of statewide YMCA advocacy group, leave local organization in good shape
After seven years as the YMCA of Callaway County’s executive director, Patricia Miller has resigned after accepting a position as CEO of the Missouri State Alliance.
Thursday, July 18
In addition to building a new bridge over Middle River, Callaway County also is considering improvements along County Road 230 using all county funds.
Temperatures continue to soar in mid-Missouri, and some area residents need places to go to beat the heat.
New Bloomfield firm bids lowest on new bridge in southern part of county
A New Bloomfield firm was the low bidder on a new bridge to be built over Middle River about 12 miles south of Fulton along County Road 435.
Local chapter seeks to increase profile
“Play games. Eat some food. Have fun. Make new friends.”
Wednesday, July 17
Callaway County Humane Society to host ‘Great American Rubber Ducky Race’
Animal lovers are encouraged to flock to Stinson Creek on Saturday, Aug. 10 ,to catch the Callaway County Humane Society’s inaugural “Great American Rubber Ducky Race.”
With frequent reports of hackers gaining access to confidential data — including regional grocery chain Schnucks in recent months — the Callaway County Ambulance District is considering options to protect itself in case its systems were to be hacked.
Students dance for joy Tuesday in Central Christian Church’s sanctuary, which had been transformed into a royal courtyard for its vacation Bible school, “Kingdom Rock.” The biblical fun continues today and Thursday at the church, located just outside of Fulton.
Members of the Callaway County Board of Equalization will meet this week and possibly next week to hear tax assessment appeals from Callaway County property owners.
Tuesday, July 16
Extension group sponsors planting activity at youth expo
The Callaway County Master Gardeners had a prime opportunity to capture the interest of a new generation of horticulturists Friday afternoon.
Woman hurt in cycle wreck
Two people were injured in separate accidents in Callaway County during the weekend.
Extension group sponsor planting activity at youth expo
The Callaway County Master Gardeners had a prime opportunity to capture the interest of a new generation of horticulturists Friday afternoon.
Council members heard from department heads on various needs at retreat
With multiple departments making requests from a limited general fund, the Fulton City Council will be weighing several needs when considering next year’s budget at its July 23 meeting.
More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday at the Victory Fellowship Church near Fulton for Hopefest, an event to raise money to finance large donations of food and other aid to the impoverished Central American nation of Haiti.
Larry D. Threlkeld, 40, Auxvasse, is in Callaway County Jail after he was arrested Sunday by Fulton Police as a chronic offender of driving while intoxicated.
Sunday, July 14
Moving the 4-H and FFA competition away from the Callaway County Fair and holding the first Callaway Youth Expo at the Auxvasse Lions Club Park was a big success, organizers said Saturday on the last day of the event.
Six-year-old Gage Baker, son of Rhad and Leah Baker of Fulton, won top honors Saturday in the 4-H and FFA Breeding Beef Show at the Callaway Youth Expo in Auxvasse.
City Engineer keeps council informed at retreat
During its annual informational retreat Friday at the Fulton Police Department, the city council received an update on plans to construct a public works facility — which would include a new city warehouse — near Westminster Avenue and 13th Street.
Saturday, July 13
Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.
Friday, July 12
A Columbia woman admits that she conducted a mortgage fraud and embezzlement scheme that cost a Fulton business more than a half million dollars.
Changes in street resurfacing and stormwater construction projects were approved Thursday night by the Board of Aldermen.
Without his signature, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.
Marks the authority’s highest score
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development completed their recurring property management inspections of the Fulton Housing Authority on Wednesday, which resulted in the organization’s all-time highest score.
Activities continue today, tomorrow at Auxvasse Lions Club Park/Arena
The first Callaway Youth Expo was off to a strong start Thursday, with youth participating in events ranging from livestock shows to playing disaster victims.
Hank Stratman, Holts Summit, a retired U.S. Army major general, has been appointed as a member of the board of directors of the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter, which includes Callaway County and 20 other Central Missouri counties.
Thursday, July 11
An Auxvasse fugitive for about one year is back in state prison after he was arrested by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department.
Columbia-based cabs provide services after Ralph’s Taxi does not reapply for license
By the time Westminster College and William Woods University students return in the fall, they’ll be catching rides in a different cab.
Kyle Hopson of St. Louis celebrated his 20th birthday Wednesday by leading law enforcement officers on a wild chase through Callaway and Boone counties.
The New Bloomfield Area Historical Society will feature Civil War history at its annual fundraiser Sunday evening.
New twists mark old tradition
Though most of the big events won’t start until today, Callaway County’s inaugural Youth Expo kicked off Wednesday morning with a coronation.
Wednesday, July 10
City continues searching for source of problem; council approves new taxi service, plans retreat
After a short field trip to the sewer treatment plant and to the old rock barn the city recently purchased from the state, the Fulton City Council returned to chambers Tuesday night to find out the city once again is facing a fine for non-compliance at the city landfill, which currently is under closure.
Visitors to Callaway County — particularly those with an interest in Civil War history — have a new place to stay.
A resident concerned with the state of the sidewalk in front of her East Harrison Street home led the city council to discuss creating a new ordinance that would regulate sidewalk repairs made there.
A German-born central Missouri settler who went on to serve the state’s legislature during the Civil War, Gert Goebel had a unique perspective on The Show-Me State. Now, that perspective is widely available to English-speaking audiences for the first time.
Tuesday, July 9
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a large amount of nuclear-grade pipe from a Kingdom City business.
A 17-year-old boy accused of plotting a school shooting in northeast Missouri is no longer facing charges.
95-year-old was living tie to Civil War
Perhaps the last remaining man with living memory of a Civil War veteran, Isham C. Holland passed away in his home July 3.
To start construction on a new sewage treatment plant and expand its sewerage system connections, the city of Holts Summit plans to seek a low-interest loan through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources State Revolving Fund.
Sunday, July 7
Ron Baldwin of the Fulton Breakfast Optimist Club turns meat during the club's fundraiser Saturday on the Auto Zone parking lot in Fulton.
Holts Summit city officials are spending this week settling into spaces provided in a new City Hall building at 213 S. Summit Drive, just north of the previous City Hall at 245 S. Summit Drive.
Brice Koelling, right, is the lucky winner of a Chevrolet Camero pace car used in 2010 for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500.
Saturday, July 6
A Fulton child was taken to the hospital after a car accident Saturday.
Missouri River added to checkpoint efforts
Boaters beware. The Missouri State Highway Patrol this holiday weekend is cracking down in Central Missouri on people operating boats at the Lake of the Ozarks and along the Osage and Missouri rivers while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Firefighters from eight departments fought a blaze Friday evening at Doolittle Trailer Manufacturing in Holts Summit.
A two-year-old Holts Summit boy, Brennan P. Reynolds, died Friday evening after he was struck by a vehicle.
Friday, July 5
New $1.6 million, 1.3-mile street to improve safety, slated for completion fall 2014
Missouri Department of Transportation officials have unveiled a tentative plan to build a new 1.3-mile access road to the North Callaway High School near Kingdom City.
Inaugural event spotlights youth in rural, other activities
Organizers of Callaway County’s first Youth Expo hope to start with a bang next week at the Auxvasse Lions Club Park and Arena.
Thursday, July 4
Parade committee enthusiastic about parade’s present and future
When Fulton’s second-annual Independence Day Parade kicked off at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Fulton Country Club, Parade Committee co-chairs David Beaver and Tom Maupin already knew it was a big success.
Wednesday, July 3
Annual motorcycle parade and event sends food, aid to Haiti
For the second year in a row, Victory Fellowship Church in Fulton hopes to team with Global Compassion Ministries to send hope — and more than 20,000 meals — to Haiti.
City Hall to be closed from July 4 to July 8
The Holts Summit City Hall will close at 5 p.m. today and not reopen until Monday morning at 8 a.m. at a new location nearby at 213 S. Summit Drive.
With American Independence Day just around the corner, an American bald eagle decided to visit Fulton Monday evening in the backyard of Eric and Karen Truman.
Tuesday, July 2
Father, daughter slain in Auxvasse-area robbery in 2011
The capital murder trial of a Sept. 1, 2011, double homicide of two rural Auxvasse residents is not likely to start for another year, Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wilson said Monday.
The city of Mokane has seen an influx of mosquitos following river flooding, and might have to hold out until the Mokane AmVets’ annual Frogs and Hogs Festival for some relief.
David Jones, professor of psychology and associate dean of faculty at Westminster College, has been elected to the National Council of the Alpha Chi academic honorary society.
Team returns from annual Community Partnership project as second health clinic nears completion
For a group of nine volunteers representing Fulton, Callaway County and Humanity for Children, a trip to Fulton’s sister city took them halfway around the world.
Monday, July 1
The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce hosted a golf tournament fundraiser at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton on Friday. Photos and results appeared in the Sunday, June 30, edition of the Fulton Sun.