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Young entrepreneur puts skills to work for students

Hanna Taylor’s competitive streak wouldn’t let her give up when a judge dismissed her aspiring business as a “nice hobby.”

Parks and Recreation sponsoring Fulton Flash competitive running team

George Yates loves running, which is to be expected as the head cross country coach at Fulton High School. Now, he’s going to help bring that love to some of Fulton’s youth. Yates will be a consultant for the Fulton Flash, a new competitive running club being offered through Fulton Parks and Recreation.

North Callaway School Board to put bond issue before voters in November

Patrons asked to approve up to $6 million for district improvements

The North Callaway School Board unanimously approved to put a bond issue on the November ballot during Thursday night's regular meeting.

Judge acquits New Bloomfield woman of trespassing at Columbia clinic

Kathy Forck was not guilty of trespassing on Planned Parenthood’s Columbia clinic property, Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler ruled Thursday.

May signs letter to join Owls' baseball team

Pitcher-infielder Drew May recently inked a letter of intent to join the William Woods baseball team for the 2015 season. May — a St. Louis native — was a two-year letterman at (O’Fallon) Christian High School, where he led his team to back-to-back district titles, a sectional championship and a runner-up finish in Class 3 this past spring.

Multiple William Woods teams receive NAIA academic award

Nine William Woods University athletic teams recently earned NAIA Scholar-Team recognition. To be selected, a team must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale as defined by the respective institution. The team GPA includes all eligible varsity athletes. The following William Woods teams were honored: baseball, men’s soccer, softball, volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s soccer.

William Woods wins third straight AMC President’s Cup

The William Woods University athletic department recently claimed the American Midwest Conference President’s Cup for the third year in a row. The trophy is given to the conference’s all-sports champion. William Woods totaled 557.5 points out of a possible 660 to wrap up the honor. Park University finished second with 492.5 points, while Columbia College (470), Missouri Baptist University (420) and Freed-Hardeman University (375.5) rounded out the top five.

Rudroff to play in Missouri Lions All-Star Game on Saturday

South Callaway graduate Garner Rudroff will play the final game of his high school football career in the 38th-annual Missouri Lions All-Star Game on Saturday night in Warrensburg. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. at the University of Central Missouri’s Walton Stadium/Vernon Kennedy Field.

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Callaway United Way announces honorary chairpersons

The Callaway County United Way has announced that Cliff and Lois Nevins will serve as Honorary Campaign Chairpersons for the Fall 2014 annual campaign.

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‘Service before self’

Friends say Mike Beahon ‘epitomized’ the Rotary motto

“He lived the (Rotary) motto of ‘Service above self.’” Some version of that description of Mike Beahon has been uttered multiple times since the local community leader — and longtime Rotarian — passed away Sunday.

South Callaway School Board mulls tobacco, alcohol and drug policy

The South Callaway School Board discussed options for a new drug, alcohol and tobacco policy at its meeting Wednesday night. Students participating in athletics and other extra curricular activities are currently withheld from games or activities based on calendar days, but the board is assessing how to move forward with a penalization based on percentage.

Fulton police arrest man for possible cocaine, meth

A Fulton man was arrested for drug possession and a Fayette man was taken into custody at the same residence Wednesday for illegally possessing a gun.

Fulton police arrest man for Carver Park armed robbery

Fulton police arrested a man today they believe is responsible for an armed robbery earlier this week at Carver Park.

Callaway sheriff's deputies arrest Mexico men for warrants, drug possession

Two men from Mexico are facing charges after being pulled over by Callaway County Sheriff’s Office at around 2:35 a.m. today.

Fulton man arrested after leading police on vehicle, foot pursuits

A Fulton man was arrested around 2 a.m. today after allegedly leading Fulton police on a short pursuit, which involved the suspect crashing his vehicle into a trailer.