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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.

Callaway Colleges

Owls, Lady Owls golf teams march to WWU Spring Invite titles

The William Woods University men’s and women’s golf teams logged their third and fourth straight wins, respectively, when they swept the championships at their own Spring Invitational on Tuesday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

North Callaway ag advisor resigns

The North Callaway R-I Board of Education has accepted the resignation of high school agriculture teacher and FFA advisor Curtis Bowling, effective at the end of this school year.

Fulton adjusts splash pad plan with new features, circulating water

Original design would have overburdened waterworks, stressed creek

After realizing the original plan would be bad for Stinson Creek waterworks’ budget, the city of Fulton opted to change the upcoming splash pad at Memorial Park to run on circulated, filtered water rather than directly from the lines.

Exception leaves room for candidate with record in Auxvasse

A subsection in the state law governing elections has left the door open for Jerry Wilkerson to run as a write-in candidate for the open North Ward position on the Auxvasse Board of Aldermen, despite his felony record.

Lockwood, Houghton face off again in 2014 District 43 race

Ed Lockwood, Democratic candidate for Missouri’s 43rd district, and Houghton both sought out Missouri’s 43rd District, which covers all of Audrain County and northern and eastern portions of Callaway County, in 2012.

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New Bloomfield School Board candidates state objectives in forum

The four candidates for New Bloomfield Board of Education were given an opportunity to answer five questions during a forum Tuesday sponsored by the New Bloomfield Parent-Teacher Association.

Callaway Preps

T-Birds whip Wellsville 12-2 in EMO opener

Freshman right fielder Wyatt Branson was a perfect 2-for-2 with five driven in as North Callaway pulled away from Wellsville Tigers 12-2 in five innings to take its Eastern Missouri Conference opener on Tuesday. Thunderbirds senior starter Tanner Murphy allowed two runs on three of the Tigers’ four total hits in the top of the first inning. North Callaway (2-1, 0-1) saw its first two batters retired in the bottom of the inning before senior shorstop Chance Kee and junior center fielder Brandon Hagedorn strung together back-to-back singles. Branson drove both them in with a two-run single to tie the game at 2-all. Branson scored when junior catcher Michael Early reached base on an error at third base and junior first baseman Paul Zerr tallied the final North Callaway run of the frame on a single by junior third baseman Trevor Crisp.

Callaway Colleges

Owls offense keys league win over Park

The Owls pounded out 15 hits as a team in easily dispatching the Pirates 12-4 in American Midwest Conference play at home on Tuesday afternoon. Park logged one run in the top of the first off of William Woods senior starter Bubba Bradshaw, but the Owls erased that deficit three at-bats into their half of the first. Senior shortstop Sam Moon was hit by a pitch to lead off the game then moved to second when junior center fielder Cody Stewart reached base via a bunt single. Moon and Stewart scored on a triple to center field by senior first baseman Matt Thomas to go on top by a run. Thomas would score on redshirt junior designated hitter Dustin Kremer’s two-out single to right to make it a 3-1 Owls’ advantage.

Landlords pack Fulton City Hall to oppose proposed liability ordinance

A proposed Fulton ordinance that would make landlords jointly liable for their renters’ utility bills drew ire from about 30 rental owners and property managers, who packed the Utility Board’s Monday meeting so full it flooded into the more spacious council chambers.

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Callaway group reflects on social progress during Celia Commemoration

Since the hanging of Celia — a southern Callaway County slave — in 1855, community members pondered how much social advancement has taken place in 159 years during the annual Celia Commemoration on Saturday.

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CMCA awards MSD with Community Partner of the Year award

In recognition of their work together on a student photography project designed to shed light on social issues, Central Missouri Community Action has awarded the Missouri School for the Deaf with its annual Community Partner of the Year award.

Callaway Colleges

Lady Blue Jays drop 2-of-3 in SLIAC series to Greenville

Greenville blitzed Westminster for 10 runs in the second inning to down the Lady Blue Jays 14-2 in five innings of the second game of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Saturday. Westminster fell in the day’s first game 6-1. The Lady Blue Jays (7-7, 4-2) got a scoreless bottom of the first inning from freshman starter Alyson Hahn, but Greenville pitcher Becca Oldham roped a two-run homer to right field. The Lady Panthers (13-5, 6-0) tacked on eight more that frame and totaling six of their 10 hits.

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