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MSD’s Goodwin claims boys’ high title at District 1 meet

Eagles senior Benson Goodwin collected a district championship in the high jump at the Class 1, District 1 championships on Saturday at Festus High School.

Bulldogs win team title, Lady Bulldogs claime second at District 3 track meet

A trio of individual wins and just as many relay victories catapulted the South Callaway Bulldogs to a second straight district track crown.

Fulton tumbles to Richland in District 7 tennis action

Freshman Haydon Windsor got the lone win for the No. 5 seeded Hornets, who wrapped up their team season with a 5-1 Class 1, District 7 loss to the Rebels on Monday.

Wiler fans 10 as New Bloomfield tops Calvary Lutheran

The Wildcats logged at least one run in each of the first four innings in downing the Lions 6-3 in non-conference play on Monday.

Late push helps Fulton get past South Callaway

Sophomore second baseman Josh Quick singled in a pair of runs, part of a three-run sixth inning for the Hornets in their 5-3, non-conference victory over the Bulldogs on Monday.

Fulton’s Oestreich places 52nd at sectional event

Hornets junior Gage Oestreich tallied a 33-over-par 104, placing 52nd at the Class 3, Sectional 2 championships on Monday at Quail Creek Golf Course.

South Callaway’s Taylor advances to Class 2 state meet

Bulldogs junior Logan Taylor came in just under the wire of qualifying for the Class 2 boys’ championship with his performance at the Sectional 2 championships on Monday at Kirksville Country Club.

Wildcats' Withers ties for seventh at Sectional 1 championships

New Bloomfield sophomore Gannon Withers will enter the Class 1 boys’ golf championships armed with a top-10 sectional showing.

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William Woods, Westminster graduates soar into future

More than 500 students graduated from William Woods University and Westminster College on Saturday.

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Westminster names Akande as new president

National search brings St. Louis business school dean to Fulton

Westminster College selected Benjamin Akande as its next president, effective July 1. Akande arrives to Westminster after 15 years at Webster University in St. Louis, where he served as dean of the university’s George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology. Learn more about the college's new president.

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NRC starts review of 4-county drill at Callaway Energy Center

The results of an emergency preparedness exercise Tuesday at the Callaway Nuclear Plant and in Reform will be posted by mid-August to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)’s website.

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Fulton, Socket add free Wi-Fi to Memorial Park

Visitors to Fulton’s Memorial Park, near the roundabout, are now able to connect to Wi-Fi while at the park — free of charge.

License office ‘pay-to-play’ in jeopardy

Senate debates issue day after judge rules it’s illegal

Missouri lawmakers apparently are reaching the same conclusion as Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green: Awarding Revenue department fee offices based on a promise to pay the state a portion of the office income is illegal.

Westminster bows to Greenville to open SLIAC tourney

The No. 2 seed Blue Jays couldn’t summon another rally in a wild 10-7 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference quarterfinal loss to the top-seeded Panthers on Thursday at Robert E. Smith Field.

North Callaway squads both take fourth at EMO championships

Senior Steven Coleman was selected the conference’s male hurdler and sprinter of the year in directing the Thunderbirds to a fourth-place finish tie at the Eastern Missouri Conference championships Tuesday night.

Brazil helps T-Birds stop slide, take seventh at Fulton Tournament

Sophomore left fielder almost hits for cycle, powers North Callaway past Hallsville 11-6

Sophomore Alex Brazil made the most of his late addition to the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ lineup on Thursday.

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Rock-A-Thon raises money for Children’s Miracle Network

Audrey Langworthy of Auxvasse sat in a rocking chair outside of the Callaway County Courthouse from 7 a.m.- 7p.m. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network, of which Langworthy is an ambassador.

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Fulton Fire training comes closer to reality

Firefighters train inside home to simulate life-like emergencies

In a training exercise earlier this week, four Fulton firefighters fought their way into a smoke-filled house and crawled on the floor, searching for a fellow firefighter who simulated he had fallen in the line of duty. A hose line guided their way to safety in the “firefighter mayday” situation.

2 Holts Summit residents arrested for child sexual abuse offenses

A Holts Summit man and woman were arrested May 6 for multiple counts of child sexual abuse and related offenses, according to a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office press release.

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Work begins on property of future New Bloomfield Dollar General

Work has begun on the New Bloomfield property that will be home to a Dollar General this fall. Click for photos.

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