Stories for September 2013


Sunday, September 29

Woman gives Callaway seniors a voice in Jeff City

Judy Baumgartner enjoys giving her fellow seniors a voice. As Callaway County’s representative to the Silver Haired Legislature, Baumgartner — a Holts Summit resident — is in a position to do just that.

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Fulton, state hospital install monument at Seaman Field

Ballfield continues to serve residents, hospital

At a sunny, breezy 83 degrees in Fulton, Friday afternoon was the perfect day for America’s pastime, but dozens of Fulton State Hospital employees and city officials weren’t at Seaman Field to play ball.

Blue Jays soccer team begins SLIAC play with OT victory

Freshman midfielder Drew Cook’s goal in the 3rd minute of overtime was the difference in the Westminster College Blue Jays soccer team’s 1-0 victory over Principia College in Saturday’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener.

No. 4 Bulldogs ‘check that box off’ with first-ever win over Cardinals

The South Callaway Bulldogs had never known anything different in their meetings with the Tipton Cardinals, always coming out on the wrong side of the column. Tim Rulo has been involved in nine of those matchups, six in his present capacity as South Callaway’s head football coach and the other three as an assistant. Many of the former contests were decisively one-sided as Tipton — a perennial Class 1 power — roughed up the Bulldogs. But the encounters with Tipton in recent years have become eagerly anticipated showdowns as South Callaway’s success has flourished under Rulo.

Lee emerges, helps Hornets regroup and blister Owls

Senior breaks out for three touchdowns as Fulton gets back on track after first loss

Kegan Lee received a pretty simple message during practice. “Coach told me all week to take what they give you,” Lee said. “So I took it.” Fulton’s senior running back certainly did, scoring his first three touchdowns of the season, intercepting a pass on defense and rushing for a team-high 108 yards in the Hornets’ 56-28 North Central Missouri Conference mauling of Marshall on Friday night at Robert E. Fisher Jr. Stadium.

Wildcats trip T-Birds

The North Callaway Thunderbirds continue to get in their own way, now stuck in a three-game losing streak. North Callaway wasted five trips inside Montgomery County’s 30-yard line and gave up scores to the unbeaten Wildcats on a fumble return and a crippling fourth-down pass Friday night in the Thunderbirds’ 34-14 Eastern Missouri Conference loss.

Saturday, September 28

Missouri high school football for Sept. 28, 2013

Here are high school football matchups from around Missouri for Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

Friday, September 27

Missouri high school football for Sept. 27, 2013

Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

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Fulton’s Wiley House sees increase in bednights

Average visits up three people per night for July, August

Callaway County’s emergency homeless shelter saw record numbers of visitors this past summer.

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White Cane Day to return to Fulton Oct. 4

Annual Lions Club event helps local people who have vision impairments

Twice a year, shoppers at the Fulton C&R Market, Moser’s Discount Foods and Walmart see people with signs and cups asking for donations at the entrance.

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Creative kids converge

Auxvasse program to host annual children’s art festival Saturday

Area children are invited to Domann Park in Auxvasse Saturday for the seventh annual Ashley Garrett Memorial Children’s Art Festival. The theme for this year’s event is “Fantasy Land.”

Dementia support group to show video for caretakers

Richard White said he “learned the hard way” how stressful it can be to be a caretaker.

Rulo: Cardinals’ matchup still has ‘luster’

South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo doesn’t share the sentiment that the Bulldogs’ normally anticipated showdown with the Tipton Cardinals has lost its prestige.

Thunderbirds seeking ‘steady mix’ on offense

The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ offensive way, at least for a week, was off-kilter. North Callaway will aim to restore some order to that side of the ball tonight — and halt a two-game losing streak in the process — when the Thunderbirds travel to neighboring rival Montgomery County for an Eastern Missouri Conference clash. Kickoff is at 7.

Lady Hornets’ Lungstrum, Baysinger blank Hannibal

Fulton senior pitcher Autumn Lungstrum and junior Brooke Baysinger combined for a one-hit shutout as the Lady Hornets downed the Hannibal Lady Pirates 4-0 in North Central Missouri Conference play on Thursday night. Lungstrum pitched four innings, struck out three, allowed one hit and walked one in collecting the win. Baysinger threw the final three innings, not yielding a hit, striking out six and walking two in ending Fulton’s three-game losing streak.

Hornets look to take out first-loss anger on Owls

Fulton Hornets head football coach Pat Kelley was pretty blunt about the mood of his team following last week’s 43-7 thumping at the hands of the state-ranked Moberly Spartans. “Our locker room was not a good place to be Friday night after the game and I talked to them about, ‘Do you want that again?’” Kelley said Wednesday afternoon. “It’s one game and it showed we still have some work to do. “I asked them if on Aug. 12 (the start of fall practice) if I said we’d be 3-1 after four games, what would they have said, and I think everyone in the locker room would have taken that.”

Thursday, September 26

Fulton man injured seriously when vehicle runs off highway

Charles R. Garriott, 61, Fulton, was injured seriously Wednesday when his vehicle went out of control on U.S. 54 in Fulton and plunged down an embankment.

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Fulton family honored at State Fair

The Humphreys family was one of 108 families honored during the Missouri State Fair's 55th Annual Farm Family Day on Aug. 12. Members of the family include father Carson, mother Katie, and sons Curtis, Colin, Keegan and Crosby.

Fulton woman to aid in Colorado relief efforts

A Fulton woman is on her way to assist in flood relief efforts.

Fulton middle, high schools work to improve

At first glance with the new MSIP 5 accreditation standards, Fulton Middle School and Fulton High School have a lot of work to do.

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Families brush up on “Everyday Math” at Bush

In an effort to help parents better understand the Everyday Math program, Bush Elementary held Family Math Night Wednesday.

Gray dazzles again, Ladybirds rough up Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY CITY — North Callaway senior starter Jaida Gray had her second commanding outing in as many days, throwing a one-hitter and striking out 13 on Wednesday night as the Ladybirds overpowered Montgomery County 10-0.

Wednesday, September 25

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JC man sentenced in drug deal gone bad murder

Khiry Summers was sentenced to 23 years in prison, Wednesday, after a jury in July found him guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

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Town and Country dinner pays tribute to farmers market, Kingdom Feed

A small crowd of Callaway County farmers and business owners gathered at the county fairgrounds Tuesday night for the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce’s annual Town and Country Dinner.

Fulton schools use performance data to create goals for 2013-14

Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull spent a good portion of the Sept. 11 Fulton School Board meeting presenting and explaining student performance data for each of the district’s schools.

Farmers advised to check land status

Restrictions placed on erodible farmland, Callaway agency director says

Callaway County and other Central Missouri farmers were warned Tuesday their federal farm program benefits could be lost if they grade or work land on their farm that the federal government believes “is highly erodible or is considered a wetland.”

McCaskill threatens to oppose phone subsidy

Pushes effort to end abuses of program

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has resumed her campaign against abuse of the telephone tax that funds free or reduced price cell phones and cell-phone service to low-income people.

Fulton council considers 2014 budget

Will continue discussion at work session, tentative retreat

The Fulton City Council discussed the proposed city budget for 2014 during its regular meeting Tuesday.

Hobbled Hornets tumble to Kirksville in 4-1 NCMC loss

Down four key contributors, Fulton Hornets head soccer coach Brad Oestreich knew his team would need to combat almost certain fatigue with heady play. It was there at times and not at others, and when the mental hiccups affected the Hornets, the Kirksville Tigers hurt them. “When you get tired in soccer, you have to play smarter,” Oestreich said. “When those mental lapses happened in the back, Kirksville capitalized.”

Gray, Coil ignite unbeaten Ladybirds’ romp over Wright City

North Callaway senior starter Jaida Gray tossed a two-hitter and senior designated player Kelsey Coil had three hits and knocked in five runs Tuesday night, fueling the unbeaten Ladybirds’ 12-2 EMO blitz of Wright City.

Tuesday, September 24

MSD to host renowned chef for Deaf Awareness Week

The Missouri School for the Deaf is cooking up something special for the community for international Deaf Awareness Week.

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Callaway County farmer credits influence of 4-H Clubs

As a resident of Callaway County, Rodney Garnett of Holts Summit has learned a thing or two about people who live in the county.

United Way radio-a-thon to kick off fundraising year

The Callaway County United Way will be holding their annual, all-day radio-a-thon on Friday, Sept. 27 to kick off their fundraising year.

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New daycare center opens in north Fulton

Tina Rich had been a longtime fixture in other daycares in Fulton, but after 11 years she decided it was time to branch out on her own.

Lady Hornets down Mexico to halt losing skid

Senior opposite hitter Kendall Love served three aces and put away four kills in Fulton’s 25-23, 25-21 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Mexico Lady Bulldogs on Monday at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Senior middle hitter Ashley Wallace had five kills and junior outside hitter Rylea Troesser finished with 11 digs for Fulton (3-6-2, 1-1 NCMC).

Ladybirds down Lady Hornets in 11, remain unbeaten

North Callaway junior right fielder Kaysey Huddleston scored the game-winning run on senior left fielder Makenlea Jones’ two-out bunt single in the bottom of the 11th inning to push the Ladybirds past the Fulton Lady Hornets 1-0 on Monday night.

Owls defeat Mid-Continent to open AMC play

Aided by two first-half goals, the Owls secured a 3-1 win in their American Midwest Conference opener on Sunday afternoon. Senior midfielder Joao Paulo Parra put William Woods on the board with 9 minutes, 25 second gone in the first half. Mid-Continent scored on its own goal in the 35th minute to up the Owl lead to 2-0. Mid-Continent’s Erick Torres cut the Owl lead in half at 2-1 in the 60th minute. William Woods’ defense would hold Mid-Continent to just one shot on goal for the rest of the game and got its final goal with just 50 seconds left when Parra assisted on senior midfielder Kyle Matthews’ tally.

Sunday, September 22

Oct. 12 fashion show, other events to aid Churchill Museum

The Mid-Missouri Friends of the National Churchill Museum will host a luncheon and fashion show at 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at the Fulton Country Club.

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Fulton Heritage Trust to match half of donations to restore downtown theater

After years of lackluster financial support, the historic downtown Fulton theater has a vow of support rallying toward restoration.

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School gym named after Joe Crane

After 55 years, the gymnasium at the Hatton-McCredie Elementary School finally has a name: Crane’s Gym.

Offense has off night, Hornets suffer first loss to No. 6 Spartans

The Fulton Hornets offense drove into Moberly territory six times Friday night. Fulton came away without scoring on each of those series. “(Moberly) is an awful good football team and they’re ranked in Class 4 for a reason,” Hornets head coach Pat Kelley said.

T-Birds can’t keep pace with Bobcats

The North Callaway Thunderbirds were trapped in the constant mode of chasing the Bowling Green Bobcats, never quite catching them. North Callaway spotted Bowling Green a 14-0 lead in Friday night’s Eastern Missouri Conference opener, but made it a game at halftime by closing within nine points. The Thunderbirds, though, became stuck in a back-and-forth exchange, swapping scores with the Bobcats in the second half and eventually dropped a 49-34 outcome.

No. 4 Bulldogs ‘handle test’ against Bearcats

The state-ranked South Callaway Bulldogs’ 25-point margin of victory doesn’t reveal the stern challenge they received from the Hermann Bearcats. South Callaway got its offense going in the second half, with junior quarterback Troy Hentges throwing two touchdown passes and also running for a score, and the Bulldogs’ defense was sturdy again in a 31-6 homecoming win over Hermann on Friday night.

Friday, September 20

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Missouri high school football for Sept. 20, 2013

Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

North Callaway fares well with new formula

After first celebrating students who performed well and improved on the 2013 MAP test, the North Callaway R-I School Board heard a favorable annual performance report from Assistant Superintendent Nicky Kemp during its regular meeting Thursday night at Hatton-McCredie Elementary School.

New Bloomfield R-3 School District to pay for first ACT test if student attends prep class

The New Bloomfield Board of Education on Thursday night approved a plan to pay for the first American College Test (ACT) examination taken by a New Bloomfield High School student if the student attends two free weekend test preparatory sessions two weeks before taking the test.

Auxvasse poker run to benefit local women injured in car accident

Earlier this year, two area women went for a drive that changed their lives.

Fulton man wins state top logger competition

He hit center target in tree felling event

Josh Stevens, who operates a forestry management business in Fulton, has earned bragging rights as the state’s top professional logger.

Brinker’s RBI hit in seventh lifts Ladybirds

North Callaway junior center fielder Elaine Brinker smacked a one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score junior right fielder Kaysey Huddleston, sending the Ladybirds to a 1-0 Eastern Missouri Conference win over Bowling Green on Thursday.

No. 4 ’Dogs seek some separation in standings

The South Callaway Bulldogs would like to create some wiggle room. Three games into the season, South Callaway — ranked No. 4 in Class 2 — has situated itself as the early front-runner in the District 6 standings. However, the top four teams are separated by a scant two points.

Hornets need ‘levelheaded’ approach

Start NCMC play vs. state-ranked Spartans in showdown between unbeaten teams

You stay anywhere long enough and you’ll see just about everything. That’s the case for Fulton Hornets head football coach Pat Kelley. “I’ve done this 17 years now at the same place, so I’ve been here for the good, the bad and the ugly,” Kelley said. “So we have to stay levelheaded about it.” Right now, Kelley and the Hornets are in the midst of the good.

T-Birds’ defense aims for ‘higher level of intensity’ against Bobcats

The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ defense — rocked by Fulton’s high-powered attack — has to be wary of another opponent capable of rattling off points at a similar clip. North Callaway was tagged for 477 yards of total offense by the Hornets last week in a 54-14 loss at Fulton. The Thunderbirds (1-2) return home tonight to start Eastern Missouri Conference play against an undefeated Bowling Green Bobcats team that is averaging 51 points per game. Kickoff is at 7.

Thursday, September 19

Local, state officials to participate in nuclear incident exercise

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of local and state radiological emergency preparedness and response plans in support of the Callaway Energy Center on Sept. 24 that includes officials from Callaway, Gasconade, Osage and Montgomery counties.

Sports journalist opens second day of symposium addressing sports

There’s more to sports history than meets the eye. Over the years, what really happened has been watered down to a palatable amount of information, as opposed to the complex series of events that really happened.

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Roberto Clemente Jr. carries on father’s legacy

The Hancock Symposium closed with a session from Roberto Clemente Jr., the son of famous baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente.

Wednesday, September 18

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Starr leads book talk on “The Ruins of Us”

Adds personal experience living in Middle East

In a One Read book discussion held at Well Read Tuesday evening, many present expressed surprise or confusion at some of the Saudi Arabian customs depicted in Keija Parssinen’s “The Ruins of Us.”

Opening speaker wows Symposium crowd

Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat, opened this year’s symposium at Westminster College with jokes, wisdom and an understanding of sports and their connection to everyday life.

Hornets soccer team pushes Helias in narrow 3-2 loss

The Fulton Hornets soccer team netted a pair of second-half goals against Helias — the first scoring it has allowed this season — but came up short in a 3-2 loss to the Crusaders on Tuesday night.

High school sports carry pros and cons

Kevin Garner, assistant executive director of the Missouri State High School Activities Association, realizes that there are two sides to sports — the good and the bad. During his presentation Tuesday at the Hancock Symposium at Westminster College, Hancock said that while many of the pros outweigh the cons, people have to look at both sides of the issue.

Tuesday, September 17

Callaway Chamber offers health care reform seminar

For people still confused on some of the technical points behind the Affordable Care Act, due to go into effect on Oct. 1, the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce is holding an informational meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 24.

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Veterans honored at Celebrate America Sunday in New Bloomfield

About 30 U.S. military veterans were honored Sunday during the Celebrate America event in New Bloomfield.

YMCA to offer free fitness classes this weekend

To improve health through physical activity, the YMCA of Callaway County is offering free group exercise classes on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Fulton man arrested after one-car accident

Timothy L. Lynn, 36, Fulton, was arrested after he was involved in a one-car accident during the weekend.

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One Read kicks off with author discussion at William Woods

Parssinen discusses culture in Saudi Arabia with students

Columbia-based author Keija Parssinen knows what it’s like to not quite fit in.

Washington homer puts Fulton past Boonville

Comeback victories are becoming the norm for the Fulton softball team. Senior shortstop Madison Washington belted a 3-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to vault the Lady Hornets over the Boonville Lady Pirates 5-4 in North Central Missouri Conference play on Monday night.

Lady Owls repeat as Illinois Wesleyan Invitational champions

William Woods shot a two-round total of 624, good for a 48-over--par and the team title at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on Sunday at the Illinois State Golf Course.

Monday, September 16

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Navy Yard death toll now at 12; police looking for second possible gunmen (VIDEO)

Investigators: No motive established for shooting rampage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Navy officials say at least six people have died in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

Sunday, September 15

Fulton Sun wins Missouri Press Association awards

The Fulton Sun staff brought home several awards from the Missouri Press Association’s annual convention last weekend, held in Kansas City this year.

‘Magical’ event occurred on Honor Flight No. 24

South Korean youth expresses his feelings

The Adorable Legs Contest on Sunday at the New Bloomfield Celebrate America event will benefit the Honor Flight program that provides free trips by Central Missouri World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. to tour war memorial sites.

Callaway County Christian Choir to perform in concerts

Music is a universal language.

New Bloomfield aldermen buy state building

The city of New Bloomfield has purchased the former highway maintenance facilities site in New Bloomfield used previously by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Sons of Confederate Veterans hold 10th Fall Muster Oct. 12

To host speaker on controversial Order No. 11

For 10 years, the Elijah Gates Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans have been mustering up history buffs in Callaway County.

No. 4 Bulldogs throttle Tigers in beatdown

Pardon the South Callaway Bulldogs for what was perceived as excessive revelry. With the outcome long having been determined, backup sophomore quarterback Ethan Livengood scooted 25 yards for a touchdown in Friday night’s matchup against the Scotland County Tigers with 2 minutes, 13 seconds left in the game. In the aftermath of Livengood’s score, South Callaway was flagged for being too demonstrative with its celebration. When his squad prevails in such an imposing fashion, Bulldogs head coach Tim Rulo isn’t necessarily going to mind such penalties.

Lady Eagles volleyball team moves to 2-0

Freshman outside hitter Elizabeth Harrison tallied 14 service points Saturday to help steer the Missouri School for the Deaf Lady Eagles volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-20, 16-25, 25-14 home victory over the Arkansas School for the Deaf.

Hornets shift gears, speed past T-Birds

With just 53 seconds left in the first quarter, the offensive strategy of the North Callaway Thunderbirds and head coach Mike Emmons was working like a charm. Emmons’ plan was simple — use long, sustained drives to neutralize the high-powered playmaking of the Fulton Hornets’ offense. “Our best defense against their very potent offense was to keep our offense on the field and keep the clock running…,” Emmons said.

Defense spurs Westminster in victory

The second-half adjustment for the Westminster College Blue Jays was a simple one, according to head coach John Welty. “We went from a four-man front back down to our three-man front,” Welty said. “We went to our three-man front and we just shut them down. “Physically, we knew we were better than them. We were physically better than them and they knew it, and it just took us some time to figure out what to do and how to line up defensively. Once we started going, they couldn’t stop our perimeter rush, they couldn’t stop our inside rush.”

Saturday, September 14

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Thousands gather in Callaway County for St. Louis Tough Mudder challenges

The only winner Saturday in the St. Louis Tough Mudder event near Shamrock in Callaway County was the Wounded Warrior Project.

Friday, September 13

Missouri high school football for Sept. 13, 2013

Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

New Bloomfield completes street projects, work financed by 2012 bonds

A contractor payment authorized Thursday night by the New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen completed action on a $365,000 street improvement project this summer in the city.

Brick District to host Harvest Festival

Event to replace Halloween activity, serve as fundraiser for Callaway County Humane Society

The Brick District Association and the Callaway County Humane Society are hosting a Harvest Festival in downtown Fulton Oct. 26.

Brick District board mulls improvements

Leaders of the Brick District Association are contemplating some infrastructure changes they hope will make the downtown shopping area more appealing to visitors.

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A lesson about 9/11

McIntire third graders form an American flag with help from some Fulton firefighters.

Callaway prepares for Tough Mudder race

Muddy obstacle race to bring thousands to northeast Callaway

The Tough Mudder race, an endurance obstacle course that holds events throughout the world, will be in Shamrock in Callaway County on Saturday and Sunday.

Hornet playmakers present rigorous test for T-Bird defense

Fulton head coach Pat Kelley will point at his team’s underwhelming statistics and win-loss record from the last three years as obvious signs of “growing pains.” Freshmen, sophomores and the otherwise inexperienced saw playing time and endured their share of bumpy patches. The results: a three-year mark of 5-26 for the Hornets.

No. 4 Bulldogs prepare to face improving Tigers

South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo can see a visible change in the Scotland County Tigers. One year removed from being punished by South Callaway in a 43-point drubbing, Scotland County (1-1) will make the long trek this time from the northeast corner of the state when it visits Mokane tonight to clash with the state-ranked Bulldogs (2-0). Kickoff is at 7.

Lady Hornets tennis team powers past Palmyra in 6-3 victory

The Fulton Lady Hornets team team swept through doubles action and took three-of-six singles matches to best Palmyra 6-3 on Thursday night at the high school athletic complex.

Thursday, September 12

Celebrate America set Sunday in New Bloomfield

With the Gallery of 100 Flags flying nearby, New Bloomfield area residents will gather Sunday for their sixth annual Celebrate America event.

Fulton board focuses on student achievement

The Fulton School Board heard a lot about student achievement Wednesday night. Most of that discussion stemmed from Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull’s 2012-13 Student Performance Report.

South Callaway schools to toughen tobacco use rules

Admin. to review drop in avg. ACT scores

The South Callaway Board of Education agreed Wednesday night to toughen smoking regulations next year on school property.

Holts Summit Church to host free Family Fun Day

The Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Holts Summit has few child attendees, but it still wants to show children a good time during its annual Family Fun Day, which will take place 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

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Auxvasse chief receives GW Law Award

Annual award given to exemplary law enforcement by Fulton Rotary

Auxvasse Police Chief Kevin Suedmeyer is the recipient of the Fulton Rotary Club’s 2013 G.W. Law Award.

Kelley sisters medal at Osage Invitational

Lady Wildcats golf team finishes fifth

OSAGE BEACH — New Bloomfield junior sisters Ashley and Brooke Kelley each medalled on Wednesday as the Lady Wildcats golf team took fifth place at the School of the Osage Invitational at Dogwood Hills Golf Club.

Wednesday, September 11

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Veto Session Roundup: Lawmakers fail to override gun rights bill veto; sponsor withdraws sex offender registry bill

Twenty-nine bills vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon still have a chance of becoming law in Missouri.

Auxvasse council hears from citizens

Tuesday night’s city council meeting was spent primarily on hearing complaints from local residents regarding issues with bills and neighbors.

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Cox brothers use sweet treat to help community

The brothers behind Larry’s Country Kettle Korn are known for their hot, sweet-but-salty offerings — their booth is a staple at many area fairs and festivals, including the Mokane Fair, the Fulton Street Fair and the Hatton Craft Festival.

DREAM Project completes Strategic Plan

Fulton’s five-year-long DREAM has reached its conclusion.

Westminster moves up in liberal arts rankings

Westminster College is ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as one of the two Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Missouri and one of the top 150 liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Fulton man hit, killed by vehicle

Driver arrested for DWI at Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

A fundraiser is being held to benefit the family of a Fulton man who died after a co-worker allegedly hit him with a truck.

CMCA seeks senior volunteers for Foster Grandparent Program

“Foster grandparents” would tutor at-risk students

Central Missouri Community Action volunteer coordinator Katie Wolfe is calling all grandparents.

Lady Hornets pull off dramatic win over Moberly

Baysinger drives in Depping with winning run in bottom of ninth

The Fulton Lady Hornets softball team worked itself into two holes and worked its way out of both. Fulton junior pitcher Brooke Baysinger’s sacrifice fly to score junior second baseman Dacrie Depping in the bottom of the ninth inning was the game winner in the Lady Hornets’ 7-6 North Central Missouri Conference win over Moberly on Tuesday night at the high school athletic complex.

Tuesday, September 10

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Ashland teen fatally shot himself

Police were trying to question him about text threat against school

Monday at approximately 10:30 p.m., Ashland Police received a report of a threat against Southern Boone County High School in Ashland.

Library to Go coming soon to Holts Summit

A Library to Go will be established soon for Callaway County residents at the new Holts Summit City Hall.

Tax credits available for OATS donations

Tax credits are available to taxpayers who donate $500 or more to OATS, Inc., a transportation service provided to rural Missouri residents in need.

Farm program signup deadlines loom

Darrell Campbell, Callaway County executive director of the Farm Service Agency, said Monday Callaway County farmers should be aware of two agriculture program signup deadlines this month.

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Bluegrass & BBQ battles rain, still draws crowd

Annual fundraiser generates $4,500 for hospital foundation

A morning downpour seemed to spell the demise of the seventh annual Bluegrass & BBQ on Sept. 8, since the event is usually held on the lawn of the Fulton State Hospital.

Lady Hornets pummel Lady Pirates

The Lady Hornets came up with 12 hits and ended their two-game losing streak with a 15-1 five-inning win over the Hannibal Lady Pirates in North Central Missouri Conference play on Monday night at the high school athletic complex.

Monday, September 9

Body found near Millersburg

Sheriff: Injuries appear to be self-inflicted

A woman’s body was found at the Little Dixie Wildlife Conservation Area near Millersburg late Monday afternoon.

Sunday, September 8

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Group forms to save Oakley Chapel

Historic black church served Tebbetts area for 135 years

More than a century of community history is crumbling, and a group of about 25 concerned community members met Saturday in the Tebbetts Community Hall to help repair it.

Holts Summit to award bids on city street overlay projects

Bids on street overlay projects are expected to be awarded Monday by the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen.

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Callaway legislators undecided about tax cut veto override

Veto session to start noon Wednesday

Both Callaway County state representatives don’t want to predict the outcome of the veto session of the Missouri General Assembly convening at noon on Wednesday and they have not reached decisions on the tax cut bill.

Branson brothers pair up on T-Birds’ winning TD in OT

North Callaway picks up first victory

Cole Branson will probably have selective recall about this one. North Callaway’s junior quarterback endured a brutal second half against Tipton in the Thunderbirds’ home opener Friday night, throwing four interceptions inside the Cardinals’ 10-yard line — including a pair that were picked in the end zone. Somehow, North Callaway was able to erase a 13-point deficit — energized by senior Anthony Moses’ kickoff return for a touchdown near the end of the third quarter — and pushed the game into overtime.

Howard, two other Lady Bulldogs medal at Jefferson City race

The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs cross country team had a trio of senior medalists, headlined by Taylor Howard, who finished in 15th place in 23 minutes, 11.40 seconds at the Jim Marshall Invitational on Saturday.

No. 4 'Dogs race past Hornets

It’s difficult to find fault when your offense is averaging 38.5 points through two games and your defense has basically posted a pair of shutouts. South Callaway junior quarterback Troy Hentges heaved a pair of long touchdown passes and also ran for two scores, and the Bulldogs’ defense allowed a scant 73 total yards Friday night in a 46-6 dismantling of Crystal City.

Hornets survive missteps, resist Tigers in shootout

Fulton accumulates 476 yards of total offense, improves to 2-0

A 65-yard touchdown pass negated by an unnecessary block downfield. Sure, it was a bummer for the man on the receiving end, Fulton senior wideout Dalton Horstmeier. “I can’t lie, I was pretty disappointed,” Horstmeier said with a smirk. “But it was stats, individual stats, and it’s a team sport and we won, so that’s all that matters.”

Friday, September 6

Missouri high school football for Sept. 6, 2013

Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Fulton man arrested after high-speed chases in Jefferson City, Cole County

Speeds reached 130 mph in pursuit of motorcycle

Shane W. Vandelicht, 22, Fulton, is facing multiple charges after a high-speed chase by Cole County authorities Tuesday night.

Sons of Confederate Veterans select marker for Moore's Mill burial

At its monthly meeting Wednesday, the Elijah Gates Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans chose a design for the grave marker 24 Civil War veterans would have for the first time in more than a century.

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Hit the bricks

Flanked by Chamber Ambassadors, Court Street business owners and Fulton city officials, Smockingbirds owner Virginia McCoskrie snips the ribbon at a Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce event Thursday heralding the official kickoff of the Brick District.

Taste of Callaway set Sunday at Westminster

The Taste of Callaway will return Sunday afternoon for Westminster College students.

Hornets apply lessons learned vs. Tigers

Pat Kelley drilled his linebackers during Tuesday’s practice and asked them one question. “What kind of team are we?” the Fulton Hornets head football coach asked. “Inside out,” they responded. Kelley asked them a few more times, getting the same answer a little louder each time.

T-Birds seeking to inject some life into offense in home opener

It’s troublesome enough that North Callaway’s offense was dogged by what head coach Mike Emmons described as “drive-killers.” Compounding those issues, Emmons and his Thunderbirds are hoping they won’t be too adversely impacted by injuries to some integral offensive components as they head into their home opener.

No. 4 ’Dogs work toward ‘tightening up’ tonight

South Callaway head football coach Tim Rulo always scrutinizes the broader context. The state-ranked Bulldogs eased to a dominating 31-0 triumph over visiting North Callaway in last week’s season opener, eventually gaining control in the second half of the annual Callaway Cup game. Still, Rulo and his coaching staff have myriad questions — not surprising at this early stage — about all phases as South Callaway prepares for its first road game tonight at Crystal City. Kickoff is at 7.

Cassidy throws perfect game, keeps Ladybirds spotless

Danielle Cassidy was perfect and, in the process, kept the North Callaway Ladybirds perfect as well. The junior pitcher threw five flawless innings and struck out eight batters to help North Callaway coast to a 10-0 victory over the Silex Lady Owls in Eastern Missouri Conference play Thursday night.

Thursday, September 5

North Callaway puts superintendent on notice for DWI

Letter goes in Bryan Thomsen’s file that another incident will result in termination

North Callaway R-I Schools Superintendent Bryan Thomsen has a letter in his file that states he will be fired if he is convicted of driving while intoxicated again.

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Car show to benefit Auxvasse parks

Trophies to be awarded to top three in each class

The third annual Auxvasse Car Show is set for Sept. 21 and will feature a few changes — including the addition of several new classes.

Lady Wildcats golf team places third at Paris

PARIS — New Bloomfield junior twin sisters Ashley and Brooke Kelley medalled with respective fifth- and sixth-place finishes Wednesday, directing the Lady Wildcats golf team to a third-place showing at the Paris Tournament.

Wednesday, September 4

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Danuser celebrates Fulton expansion

Three generations of manufacturing company family members participate in groundbreaking ceremony

A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday celebrated a $3.73 million expansion of Danuser Machine Company, Inc. in Fulton.

Fulton man held on series of felony charges

Dustin James Maupin, 32, of 6615 County Road 401, Fulton, is in Boone County Jail facing a series of felony criminal charges after a Labor Day weekend spree.

United Way premiers community grant programs

To disburse small grants throughout year to groups, individuals making positive impact on Callaway County

When allocating money for partner agencies last year, the Callaway County United Way encountered a problem any nonprofit would envy: it had excess funds.

Chamber event to put focus on area agribusinesses

The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce is keeping things “Country Casual” for this year’s Town & Country Dinner.

Lady Hornets ride singles victories to 6-3 win over Battle

The Fulton Lady Hornets tennis team triumphed in four of six singles matches Tuesday night to turn back the Battle Lady Spartans 6-3. Notching singles victories for Fulton (2-0) were a quartet of seniors — Grace Hegemann at No. 3, Rachel Kucera at No. 4, Danyiell Lee at No. 5, and Jessica Popkey at No. 6.

Bartley, Lady Bulldogs shutout Lady Hornets

Senior works out of jam, preserves 4-0 win

South Callaway softball coach David Odneal wants senior pitcher Abby Bartley to remember three definitive words when she’s on the mound. I’m. In. Charge. She was, indeed, against the Fulton Lady Hornets.

Tuesday, September 3

North Callaway School Board meets in closed session

Days after news broke that North Callaway Superintendent Bryan Thomsen had pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, the district’s school board held a special executive session Tuesday night.

Suspect admits assaulting Auxvasse murder victim, father

Jake Ollie Gastler, 22, of Auxvasse has admitted to Callaway County law enforcement officers he assaulted two of his neighbors during a Saturday night incident at their home, court documents reveal.

Library to Go coming to Holts Summit

A Library to Go will be established soon for Callaway County residents at the new Holts Summit City Hall.

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Starting out

Local leaders share their first jobs

We all had to start somewhere. In light of Labor Day, the Fulton Sun sought out some well-known figures in the community — people who have reached the peak or near the top of their career fields — to find out how it all began. We asked, “What was very your first job?”

New Bloomfield splits at Hallsville Tournament

The Lady Wildcats capped off their stay at the Hallsville Tournament with a 4-2 win over the Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs on Saturday.

Monday, September 2

N. Callaway superintendent guilty of DWI

Bryan Thomsen: ‘I want to apologize’ for drunken driving arrest last year

North Callaway R-I Superintendent Bryan Thomsen pleaded guilty in Linn County court earlier this summer to charges of driving while intoxicated in 2012.

Sunday, September 1

Hornets race out to big advantage, then have to rally

Dean runs for game-winner with 5:18 left

Chris Tilson had to excuse himself.

No. 6 Bulldogs finally break through

QB Hentges runs for three TDs in first start, triggers romp over T-Birds

MOKANE — South Callaway head coach Tim Rulo’s thoughts were on a barrier, and how to bust it down.

South Callaway’s Howard, Peneston take top honors at Callaway meet

South Callaway seniors Taylor Howard and Tristan Peneston swept first place in both the girls’ and boys’ divisions Saturday as Fulton hosted a four-team Callaway County cross country meet that also involved North Callaway and New Bloomfield.

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Groundbreaking, open house Saturday for fire station addition at Reform

The South Callaway Fire Protection District has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for 5 p.m. and an open house 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday for a $360,000 expansion of Fire Station No. 5 at Reform.

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Hot time in Mokane tonight

Fall festival draws crowd despite temperature, ‘Worlds Fair’ wraps up with fiddle contest today

The sun was blazing and the heat index soared over 100, but that didn’t stop area residents from heading out to the 64th annual Mokane Fair sponsored by the Mokane Lions Club this weekend.

VFW auxiliaries to sponsor two essay programs

Written, spoken essay contests could earn Callaway students scholarships, savings bond

Optimistic young patriots in Callaway County stand to secure their academic future with two annual essay contests sponsored by the VFW.