Sunday, September 29
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Here are high school football matchups from around Missouri for Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
Friday, September 27
Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
Average visits up three people per night for July, August
Callaway County’s emergency homeless shelter saw record numbers of visitors this past summer.
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.
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.”
Richard White said he “learned the hard way” how stressful it can be to be a caretaker.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A Fulton woman is on her way to assist in flood relief efforts.
At first glance with the new MSIP 5 accreditation standards, Fulton Middle School and Fulton High School have a lot of work to do.
In an effort to help parents better understand the Everyday Math program, Bush Elementary held Family Math Night Wednesday.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Will continue discussion at work session, tentative retreat
The Fulton City Council discussed the proposed city budget for 2014 during its regular meeting Tuesday.
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.”
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
The Missouri School for the Deaf is cooking up something special for the community for international Deaf Awareness Week.
As a resident of Callaway County, Rodney Garnett of Holts Summit has learned a thing or two about people who live in the county.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
After years of lackluster financial support, the historic downtown Fulton theater has a vow of support rallying toward restoration.
After 55 years, the gymnasium at the Hatton-McCredie Elementary School finally has a name: Crane’s Gym.
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.
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.
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
Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.
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.
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.
Earlier this year, two area women went for a drive that changed their lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Hancock Symposium closed with a session from Roberto Clemente Jr., the son of famous baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente.
Wednesday, September 18
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
About 30 U.S. military veterans were honored Sunday during the Celebrate America event in New Bloomfield.
To improve health through physical activity, the YMCA of Callaway County is offering free group exercise classes on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Timothy L. Lynn, 36, Fulton, was arrested after he was involved in a one-car accident during the weekend.
Parssinen discusses culture in Saudi Arabia with students
Columbia-based author Keija Parssinen knows what it’s like to not quite fit in.
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.
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
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
The Fulton Sun staff brought home several awards from the Missouri Press Association’s annual convention last weekend, held in Kansas City this year.
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.
Music is a universal language.
The city of New Bloomfield has purchased the former highway maintenance facilities site in New Bloomfield used previously by the Missouri Department of Transportation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The only winner Saturday in the St. Louis Tough Mudder event near Shamrock in Callaway County was the Wounded Warrior Project.
Friday, September 13
Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
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.
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.
Leaders of the Brick District Association are contemplating some infrastructure changes they hope will make the downtown shopping area more appealing to visitors.
McIntire third graders form an American flag with help from some Fulton firefighters.
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.
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.
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.
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
With the Gallery of 100 Flags flying nearby, New Bloomfield area residents will gather Sunday for their sixth annual Celebrate America event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Tuesday night’s city council meeting was spent primarily on hearing complaints from local residents regarding issues with bills and neighbors.
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.
Fulton’s five-year-long DREAM has reached its conclusion.
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.
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.
“Foster grandparents” would tutor at-risk students
Central Missouri Community Action volunteer coordinator Katie Wolfe is calling all grandparents.
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
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.
A Library to Go will be established soon for Callaway County residents at the new Holts Summit City Hall.
Tax credits are available to taxpayers who donate $500 or more to OATS, Inc., a transportation service provided to rural Missouri residents in need.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Bids on street overlay projects are expected to be awarded Monday by the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Here are high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
The Taste of Callaway will return Sunday afternoon for Westminster College students.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce is keeping things “Country Casual” for this year’s Town & Country Dinner.
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.
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
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.
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.
A Library to Go will be established soon for Callaway County residents at the new Holts Summit City Hall.
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?”
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
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
Dean runs for game-winner with 5:18 left
Chris Tilson had to excuse himself.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.