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New Bloomfield man charged with DWI, other violations

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department responded to an alleged drunk driver early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:08 a.m., a CCSD deputy observed a truck speeding and unable to stay on the right half of the roadway south of Fulton on Old Highway 54. The deputy caught up with the alleged driver, who had stopped his truck in the middle of the lane, exited and began to urinate in the middle of the road.

Pedestrian struck on Highway 54

A Callaway County resident was hit by a car on Highway 54 early Monday morning. At approximately 1:03 a.m., Fulton police responded to a report of a struck pedestrian on eastbound Highway 54, just north of County Road 114.

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Youth experience success in rabbit, poultry shows

Reflecting on the 2014 Callaway County Youth Expo rabbit show, Judge Ray Hall said the youth’s showmanship was the best he’s ever seen from top to bottom.

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All in the herd

Showing beef shared by generations of Callawegians

Teagan Engle’s grandmother showed cows as a youth. So did her grandfather, her aunt, and now Teagan herself at the Callaway Youth Expo on Friday night.

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Dirt doesn’t hurt

Local master gardeners cultivate youth into growers at Callaway Expo

Children and adults alike had a good time playing in the dirt at the Callaway Youth Expo on Friday afternoon.

Show Me Innovation pitches lease to city

The Show Me Innovation Center is moving closer to having a home after last Tuesday’s Fulton City Council meeting.

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100 years and counting

Lifelong Fultonian, World War II vet becomes centurion this month

World War II veteran Eugene White’s 100th birthday wish is more for time — time he would use doing something he credits for his long life.

Carpenter family teams up to tackle Fulton Triathlon

Heather Vodnansky’s family was cheering her on as she participated in the Fulton Triathlon last year. Vodnansky’s family decided to get in on the act themselves. Vodnansky teamed with her father, Bruce Carpenter, and her sister, Allison, while their mother — Marta — supported the trio from the sidelines at the sixth-annual Fulton Triathlon on Saturday morning on the campus of Fulton High School. The threesome — known as “Carpenters’ Rallytime” — finished in 40th place with a final result of 59 minutes, 40 seconds.

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Fulton man arrested for attempted burglary

Fulton Police arrested a man they believe attempted to burglarize a local auto repair shop Friday night.

Callaway officials prepare for the worst

Callaway County officials and emergency personnel met Thursday morning to practice what they would do if the Callaway Energy Center ever experienced a nuclear disaster.

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Goat, sheep shows draw participants from near and far

Sixty-five goats and sheep put their best hooves forward Thursday in the goat and sheep shows at the Callaway Youth Expo.

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Children test their strength in annual tractor pull

More than 40 area youth pulled weighted tractors for first, second and third place spots. Results listed here.

Callaway County Youth Swine Show Results

Breeding Swine December Cross Gilts Clayton Thompson, 1st, Reserve January Cross Gilts Emily Montgomery, 1st, Reserve, Grand Kent Shikles, 2nd Ally Troesser, 3rd February Cross Gilts Megan Montgomery, 1st Mark Hollenberg, 2nd March Cross Gilts Megan Montgomery, 1st January Berkshire Gilts Bailey Kemp, 1st, Reserve Layne Wortmann, 2nd Cooper Wortmann, 3rd February Berkshire Gilts Clayton Thompson, 1st, Supreme, Grand Belle Hoffman, 2nd March Berkshire Gilts Chania Hoffman, 1st December OPB Gilts Stephan Shafer, 1st, Grand January OPB Gilts Pacey Cope, 1st Curtis Humphreys, 2nd Baileigh Horstmeier, 3rd February OPB Gilts Taylor Cope, 1st, Reserve Emily Montgomery, 2nd Carley Allen, 3rd Market Swine Class Class1 Taylor Cope, 1st Ally Troesser, 2nd Mark Hollenberg, 3rd Class 2 Emily Montgomery, 1st Alyssa Reid, 2nd Courtney Kemp, 3rd Class 3 Alyssa Reid, 1st Courtney Kemp, 2nd Keaton Bruns, 3rd Class 4 Megan Montgomery, 1st, Grand Bailey Kemp, 2nd, Reserve Ally Troesser, 3rd Class 5 Curtis Humphreys, 1st Baileigh Horstmeier, 2nd Mason Baumhoer, 3rd Class 6 Baileigh Horstmeier, 1st Will Dunn, 2nd Macey Pry, 3rd Swine Showmanship Senior (Ages 16 & up) Bailey Kemp, 1st, Champion Emily Montgomery, 2nd, Reserve Cheyenne Wohlers, 3rd Intermediate (Ages 12-15) Ean Rohrbach, 1st Taylor Cope, 2nd, Champion Ally Troesser, 3rd, Reserve Junior (Ages 8-11) Makenna Allen, 1st Curtis Humphreys, 2nd, Grand Pacey Cope, 3rd, Reserve Pee Wee (Ages 7 and under) Merideth Allen, 1st Amelia Rohrbach, 2nd Dane Kemp, 3rd

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Callaway Youth Expo Fun Horse Show Results

Ride Buck 1. Shea Smith, (Pumpkin) 2. Robyn Robinson, (Poco) Through the Barrell (timed event) 1. Zeb Meffert, (Fancy), 25.68 seconds 2. Laine Smith, (Sweetie Pie), :28.8 3. Shea Smith, (Pumpkin), :28.98 Egg on Spoon 1. Laine Smith, (Sweetie Pie) 2. Shea Smith, (Pumpkin) 3. Colleen Meffert, (Trigger) • • • • • Some results were not ready by press time. See remaining Fun Horse Show results in Sunday’s edition of the Fulton Sun.

McDaniel, Fry power Fins in meet

Mackenzie McDaniel and Hillary Fry picked up blue ribbons in all of their events to spur the Fulton Fins swim team in Wednesday night’s home meet against Boonville and Sedalia at Oestreich Municipal Pool.

Governor signs Missouri building bond measure

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation authorizing additional bonding for state buildings. But Nixon's budget director says there are no plans to actually issue those bonds.

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Callaway youth share love for 4H in pageant

The 2014 Callaway County Youth Expo kicked off Wednesday morning featuring some of the best and brightest young Callawegians the annual pageant.

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Hog heaven: Callaway-area youth compete in swine show today

Theodore Roosevelt’s famous foreign policy to “speak softly and carry a big stick” might not be the motto for Callaway County youth. For those in the swine show today at the Callaway Youth Expo, it’s the opposite — speak loudly and carry a small stick.

Kingdom City trustees approve budget with surplus

The Trustees of the Village of Kingdom City approved a budget Tuesday night that Municipal Manager Curt Warfield said “looks better than ever.”

Kingdom Telephone uses to get fiber-optic internet through Columbia-based Bluebird Network

Kingdom Telephone customers will have the option of faster connection to the Internet. Bluebird Network — an internet service provider Kingdom Telephone has a financial stake in — completed the process of laying down 1,300 route miles of fiber optics to its existing network, 38.79 of which are in the area of Kingdom Telephone users.

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