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Ambulance board takes closer look at call statistics

Changes in call volume and statistics has been a frequent topic of discussion for the Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors over the past year.

Utility bill 'dead on arrival' after landlord complaints

Council opts to pursue business practice changes before making landlords liable for renter bills

After three landlords spoke out against a proposed, tentative ordinance that would make them liable for their tenants' utility bills during the comment period of Tuesday's City Council meeting, Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton told the council it likely wouldn't even have to turn the measure down.

Callaway Colleges

Blue Jays fluster Fontbonne in SLIAC win

Sophomore designated hitter Ryan Loethen singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the sixth inning and the Westminster College Blue Jays went on to a 7-2 SLIAC victory over the Fontbonne University Griffins on Tuesday afternoon. The win was the fourth straight for Westminster, which is now 15-8 on the season and 9-6 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Callaway Preps

Hornets suffer 5-4 NCMC loss after Boonville scores late run

Boonville center fielder Jacob Francis singled home what proved to be the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, lifting the Pirates to a 5-4 NCMC win over the Hornets on Tuesday night. The Hornets (8-4, 4-3 North Central Missouri Conference) — who fell to Boonville 7-4 in Fulton on March 26 — suffered their second straight loss after winning six in a row.

Fulton woman begins petition for audit of city utilities, grant usage

Fulton financial department holds several rewards for bookkeeping transparency

Citing dissatisfaction with her utility bills and the process of questioning them, a Fulton woman has filed to begin a petition audit with the Missouri State Auditor’s Office of the city of Fulton’s utilities finances and state and federal grant usage.

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FFA plant sale pushes up despite snow

FFA Advisor James Rinck, left, helps Teresa and Tim Kucera pick out new additions to their garden during the Fulton FFA’s plant sale Monday.

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Designer picked for new Fulton State Hospital

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that the state has selected design firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to plan and design a new Fulton State Hospital.

Callaway Colleges

Owls split AMC doubleheader with No. 3 Missouri Baptist

William Woods committed five errors and allowed five unearned runs in dropping the nightcap of an American Midwest Conference doubleheader against the No. 3 Spartans on Saturday at Backer Sports Complex. The Owls (27-9, 14-7) dropped the second game 10-3, but rallied to topple Missouri Baptist 8-6 in the day’s first game.

Callaway Preps

Bulldogs bump off T-Birds for Montgomery County title

South Callaway junior center fielder Cory Hanger led off the game with a home run and the Bulldogs set the tone with a four-run top of the first inning in cruising to a 12-2, six-inning win over North Callaway in the Montgomery County Tournament championship game on Saturday evening. “When you score early, it’s a lot easier to play loose,” Bulldogs head coach Heath Lepper. “We’re finally starting to play well together. … The players are starting to figure out what their roles are individually and they’re having fun.”

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On target for fun

Event takes local foster, adopted children to the great outdoors

Adopted and foster children made long-lasting memories as they experienced the great outdoors Saturday.

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William Woods University students help hungry children in Callaway County

William Woods University Greek Life students made pact to feed the hungry through joint philanthropic efforts of sororities and fraternities.

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Fundraising efforts continue for “Super Sam,” local boy with cancer

Upcoming barbecue at William Woods University will help pay off medical bills for the five-year-old.

Callaway Colleges

Owls benefit from balk to clip No. 3 Mo. Baptist

Junior right fielder Nick Spagnola scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a balk with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning as the William Woods University Owls tripped third-ranked Missouri Baptist University in a 4-3 AMC victory Friday night. The two teams finished up their series with a doubleheader Saturday at Backer Sports Complex. Results were not available at press time. William Woods (26-8, 14-6 American Midwest Conference) fashioned its win Friday night after Missouri Baptist tied the game with three runs in the top of the seventh. Senior left fielder Zach Nicols started the Owls’ half of the inning with a single and was replaced by senior pinch-runner Damon Adrian.

Callaway Preps

Defensive hiccups halt Hornets' winning streak at six

Fulton committed four of its season-high five errors during a five-run second inning as the Hornets’ six-game winning streak came to a halt in a 6-3 NCMC loss to the Hannibal Pirates on Friday night. Fulton slipped to 8-3 on the season and 4-2 in the North Central Missouri Conference despite out-hitting Hannibal 7-2.

Coleman wins 110, 300 hurdles, T-Birds finish third at MSD Invite

Gray triumphs in 400 as Ladybirds take fifth place

The North Callaway Thunderbirds — sparked by junior Steven Coleman’s victories in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles — took third place at the 27th-annual Missouri School for the Deaf Invitational on Thursday. With senior Nick Jones bolting to wins in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump, the host MSD Eagles finished seventh.