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Callaway tractor pull a family affair

For some participants in the tractor and truck pull at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair, they were just doing what they know.

Fulton power supplier generates less power than city expected

City’s budget sees $198,700 shortfall from additional power purchases

One of Fulton’s power sources did not generate enough electricity for the city so far for 2014 — causing the city to purchase power from the open market. That purchase has given the city a $198,700 shortfall for the 2014 year, through June 27.

Fulton PD apprehend man wanted in questioning for homemade explosive

A man originally from Fulton, who was at large and considered armed and dangerous and wanted by other agencies, is in custody at the Fulton Police Department, as of 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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Fulton Utility Board replaces hail-damaged lights downtown

The Fulton Utility Board recommended the city, Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Brick District work together on a cost-share program to replace the white Christmas lights in downtown Fulton.

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Red Cross Pharmacy to build drive-thru, remodel; demolishes adjacent building on Court Street

The Red Cross Pharmacy in downtown Fulton is adding a drive-thru for the pharmacy and remodeling the interior of the building. To make room for the drive-thru, the pharmacy is demolishing the building adjacent to it.

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Off on the right foot

SERVE Inc.’s third annual Back-to-School Fair fills backpacks, prepares children for school

Hundreds of children and their families filled Callaway Christian Church on Saturday at SERVE, Inc.'s third annual Back-to-School Fair, collecting paper, pencils, notebooks, markers and other school supplies in preparation for the first day of school.

Smooth roads ahead for Fulton

City preps for bigger-than-usual overlay project; sewer lining work also to begin soon to alleviate inflow to wastewater plant

The City of Fulton’s annual asphalt overlay project will be a bigger job in 2014 than years past. City Engineer Greg Hayes said the street department sets aside $250,000 each year for the project, but this year $100,000 from the sewer and water departments each will be added to that figure.

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‘Passing it on’ at the New Bloomfield Farmers Market

Jim Cassels said he has always grown a garden. However, since his retirement in January, Cassels has added more produce to his garden. He sells the produce at the New Bloomfield Area Civic Association’s Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. His grandmother showed him how to grow food when he was a child.

Amendment 7 debate heats up

Both sides of sales tax for transportation taking issue to public

As the days until the Aug. 5 election become fewer, supporters and opponents of the proposed Constitutional Amendment 7 have become more vocal of their positions on television and radio.

Public Service Commission holds hearings this week to determine if Ameren Missouri earned too much money

If the Public Service Commission based its decisions only on public comments and testimony submitted in a case, the commission would order Ameren Missouri — the state’s largest regulated electricity provider — to reduce the rates customers pay after finding that Ameren earned more money than it should have, based on the “return on equity” (ROE) the PSC said the utility could earn in its most recent rate case.

WWU tabs Meier to head tennis teams

William Woods has officially named Lauren Meier as the head coach of its men’s and women’s tennis teams. The school originally fielded a women’s squad from 1976-1999 while this will be the inaugural season for the men’s team. “She played a major role in building two successful programs at Georgia Gwinnett and I believe she can do the same here at William Woods,” William Woods director of athletics Jason Vittone said.

Callaway Public Library to bring 'King Arthur' to kids

Local youth will be able to join the Knights of the Round Table in an upcoming production of “The Legend of King Arthur.”

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Mokane man enjoys sharing his tractor hobby

“Lookers welcome.” Those were Mokane resident Harold Lehman’s parting words after giving a tour of the collection of antique tractors that line his driveway.

Fulton man, federal law enforcement officer, to appear in court for assault case involving minor

A Fulton man who works as a federal law enforcement officer is scheduled to appear in court July 29 on an assault charge in an incident involving a minor.

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Interest in flowers, plants still budding decades later for Fulton green thumbs

Betty Hardin’s face illuminated as she walked by the hydrangeas, hibiscuses and other flowers in the horticulture exhibit of the Fulton Garden Club’s “Back to Gardening: Show Me” flower show, which marked its 28th year.

Holts Summit votes to support sales tax vetoes

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen passed a resolution at its July 14 meeting showing support of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of sales tax-related bills.

Third annual event to help students start school year ‘the right way’

Callaway County businesses and civic organizations plan to send area students to school with everything they need during SERVE Inc.’s third annual Back-to-School Fair on Saturday.

Fulton’s First Presbyterian named in lawsuit

A local church has been named one of the defendants in a lawsuit that also includes Jack Wayne Rogers, accusing Rogers of sexually assaulting the plaintiff when he was a child in 2000.

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Westminster professor sheds light on veterans benefits with new book

Westminster College history professor Mark Boulton teaches history so that — as the saying goes — the major political downfalls won’t repeat themselves. While working on his dissertation in the early 2000s, Boulton realized that politicians throughout America’s history have not taken that phrase as close to heart.

Auxvasse aldermen question feasibility of no kill shelter

Two local residents concerned about the number of animals running through the city have approached the board of aldermen about the possibility of starting up a volunteer-run, no-kill shelter.

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