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OUR OPINION: Don’t let ‘cry wolf’ syndrome bite you later

We live in tornado alley, but sometimes it can feel like we’re on the side street next to the alley. The sirens sound, the TV meteorologists tell us to take cover, then nothing happens.

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Millersburg preschool community unites, celebrates milestone

As kind words and praise continued for Sherri Griffin, founder of Millersburg Preschool, on Saturday during the preschool’s 30th anniversary celebration, she couldn’t hold back the tears.

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Peter Kinder touts support of Right-to-Work during Westminster College visit

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder put forth a bleak picture of Missouri's economy if Right-to-Work legislation doesn't pass during a recent visit to Westminster College. A Democratic representative will present opposition on the subject at the college Monday.

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Senate to consider project list, includes Fulton State Hospital

Missouri senators Thursday morning approved the idea of selling bonds to pay for building renovation and maintenance projects around the state, including Fulton State Hospital plan.

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Holts Summit Mayor unopposed, shares insights if re-elected

With Holts Summit resident Aaron Hazelton dropping out of the mayoral race, Lucas Fitzpatrick, current Holts Summit mayor, will be unopposed for the seat. Fitzpatrick shared why he decided to run again and what he hopes to accomplish if re-elected.

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New Bloomfield students become baristas with coffeehouse business

There’s a new business brewing at New Bloomfield High School.

Local suicide survivors support group to begin in May

Three local women will begin a support group in May for those who’ve lost loved ones to suicide.

Health Department to celebrate National Public Health Week with events

The Callaway County Health Department is sponsoring events to celebrate National Public Health Week, which starts Monday. All events throughout the week are free and open to the public.

Callaway Colleges

Lady Owls move win streak to eight games

The dominance of the William Woods University Lady Owls pitching staff continued, even if its scoreless stretch was stopped. Senior MacKenzie Bowden threw a perfect game in sparking William Woods to a 12-0, five-inning blitz of Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University in the opener of Saturday’s American Midwest Conference doubleheader at Backer Sports Complex. Bowden (14-7) struck out 12 on 71 pitches in her outing as she remained a perfect 5-0 in AMC starts with a 0.00 earned-run average

Callaway Preps

Dews directs Hornets to fifth-place finish at Fayette Relays

Fulton freshman Brandon Dews took second place in both the boys’ 800 and 1,600 meters Friday night, helping steer the Hornets to a fifth-place team finish at the Fayette Relays.

Respite Night

Callaway Special Services partners with Easter Seals to give parents of children with autism a break

Callaway County Special Services and Easter Seals Midwest of Central Missouri want to give local parents of children with autism a night off.

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First Baptist Easter Pageant returns after three-year hiatus

For the first time in three years, First Baptist Church will bring Easter alive on stage.

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Early spring storms bring flood of water to Callaway

Callaway County was pummeled with rain Thursday, resulting in lots of water but only two major road closures as city and county crews worked to keep roads passable.

Jefferson City man suspected in Holts Summit robbery

A Jefferson City man is in Callaway County Jail after allegedly robbing a Holts Summit smoke shop.

Weather could cause delay in school dismissal

Two county roads closed due to flooding

After a notification was sent out by North Callaway R-I Schools informing parents that school buses will be held this afternoon if there is severe weather during regular dismissal time, The Fulton Sun contacted other area districts to learn their plans.

Missouri Senate passes $600M bonding plan

A potential $600 million bonding plan for state buildings has passed the Missouri Senate.

Fulton resolution would accept credit, debit card payment for utility bills

If a resolution is approved at the next City Council meeting April 15, Fulton ratepayers will soon have another way to settle their utility bills.

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College students learn lessons in law

The Western District Court of Appeals was in Fulton for the second time this school year to hear cases and offer a learning opportunity to local college students.

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Evolution of Dance creator, inspirational speaker shares three life lessons

Dancing is more than what inspirational comedian Judson Laipply is known for, it represents a metaphor he tries to live by and encourages others to live by.

South Callaway track teams roll at Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE — Senior Garner Rudroff and juniors Mason Shoemaker and Terry Miles each won two events Monday to steer the South Callaway Bulldogs to the boys’ team title at the Russellville Open.

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