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William Woods University receives $2.7 million estate gift from alumna

Janice Gartshore left her alma mater money for endowed scholarships

William Woods University learned several weeks ago that alumna Janice Gartshore left the school a $2.7 million gift. Gartshore died in 2011 at the age of 78. The funds are designated for endowed scholarships for business and law students.

New Bloomfield R-III School District considers bond issue for spring ballot

District forms committee to examine potential facility repairs

The New Bloomfield R-III School District has formed a committee to prioritize a list of potential facility repairs in the district. The New Bloomfield Board of Education will then decide if it wants to bundle those repairs and put a no-tax-increase bond issue on the spring ballot.

Lady Hornets blanked by Tolton Catholic to open season

The Lady Hornets just couldn’t find cracks in the opposing defense in a 6-0 season-opening loss to the Lady Blazers on Monday.


North Callaway junior second baseman Madison Ausfahl’s eighth-inning single drove in the decisive tally to vault the Ladybirds to a 2-1 season-opening win over the Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs on Monday evening.

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New Bloomfield police officer Michael Tufts dies

New Bloomfield police officer Micheal Tufts, 25, died about 11 p.m. Saturday after being in a coma as the result of a 2012 drunk driving accident.

Callaway County Fair under new leadership

After vote of ‘no confidence,’ Fulton Jaycees elect not to renew lease with fair board; club to takeover organizing event

The Fulton Jaycees has announced it will be taking over planning of the county fair next year.

Timeline announced for new Fulton State Hospital

Local leaders were given a peek into what's coming for the new Fulton State Hospital at a meeting Thursday.

OUR OPINION: Transparency needed in contaminated power plant water issue

We don’t anticipate three-eyed fish in Stinson Creek or glasses of water in our homes that can double as nightlights. But we do have some concerns and could put our minds at ease with a bit more transparency.

Holts Summit residence destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed a Holts Summit residence early Saturday, but no one was hurt.

Wilson's five goals fuel Hornets in opening win

Senior forward Austin Wilson erupted for five goals as the Fulton Hornets soccer team dispatched Warrenton 6-2 in their season opener Friday night at the high school athletic complex.

Bulldogs use running game to trip T-Birds

The North Callaway Thunderbirds were sapped by the Mexico Bulldogs’ relentless running attack, ruining Kevin O’Neal’s debut as head coach.

Indians jump on early miscue, stifle Hornets

Less than three minutes into the season and the Fulton Hornets had stood up to their first test.

No. 4 Bulldogs manhandle Midgets in opener

Hanger, Shoemaker combine for five TDs, defensive unit responds with stout effort

It was easy for South Callaway head coach Tim Rulo to admit that there were still plenty of wrinkles to smooth out after his Bulldogs administered a 49-point demolition.

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No. 4 Bulldogs pound Putnam County in opener

See scores from South Callaway's game against Putnam County and others from tonight's matchups.

McIntire Elementary School staff takes on ALS ice bucket challenge

The Fulton Fire Department hosed down the McIntire Elementary School staff as part of the ALS ice bucket challenge. Click to see photos and to learn more about the ALS ice bucket challenge.

New Bloomfield Board of Education sets tax levy

The New Bloomfield R-III Board of Education set the tax levy to $4.3903 at its regular meeting Thursday night. Of that $4.3903 total, $3.0451 is for the operating tax levy and $1.3452 is for the debt service levy.

North Callaway sets ballot language for $6M bond issue

The North Callaway School Board unanimously approved ballot language during its regular meeting Thursday night for the $6 million bond issue the district is putting before voters on Nov. 4. The bond issue needs a four-sevenths (57.14 percent) majority to pass.

New Bloomfield man in federal custody for drug charges

Jeremy Traxler — a man who was arrested in New Bloomfield on drug-related charges on Aug. 11 — is in federal custody and awaiting trial. Traxler was arrested after the MUSTANG Drug Task Force and Callaway County Sheriff’s Office served a narcotics-related search warrant for a residence in New Bloomfield. Officers located a small, portable safe in a bedroom of the home that contained methamphetamine. Traxler had a key that opened the safe on a clip along his waistline.

Athleticism on display for Fulton

Hornets to kick off season at School of the Osage

There’s one word Fulton Hornets head coach Pat Kelley kept coming back to when describing his 2014 squad. Athletic.

O'Neal feeling right at home at North Callaway

Alumnus takes over as head coach

KINGDOM CITY — Kevin O’Neal played and coached under Mike Emmons, and his objective was to become Emmons’ successor when the opportunity presented itself.

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