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Fulton City Council holds off on resolution supporting Nixon's vetoes

The Fulton City Council tabled a resolution Tuesday night showing support of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of sales tax-related bills that could potentially cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars based on two different estimates.

Ninth-annual Toy Run brings Christmas cheer in July

SERVE Inc. will bring some Christmas cheer in July in hopes of making a happier holiday for some residents in December. The ninth-annual Toy Run to support the organization’s Adopt-A-Family Programs will take place this Saturday. The event — which features motorcyclists and other vehicles riding through town with Christmas gift donations — will take advantage of the more agreeable summer climate and hopefully bring out even more support, said SERVE volunteer Barb DeVille. “We run into so much conflict with bad weather waiting till November; it’s bad weather, it’s cold and people don’t like going out in it,” DeVill said. “(July) is nice weather, the bikers love getting out in this weather so we thought we’d just do Christmas in July.”

Callaway Bank offering business loans high school entrepreneurs

One week ago, a local FFA member walked into The Callaway Bank seeking an $85 loan to put toward starting his own agricultural business.

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Fulton crews clean up 25 gallons of gas spilled at Break Time

Fulton firefighters and city of Fulton employees cleaned up about 25 gallons of gasoline, flushing 10,000 gallons of water through the storm water drainage system after a spill Tuesday morning at Break Time at Fourth Street and Westminster Avenue.

Kingdom City Post Office robbery suspect in federal custody

A suspect in the Kingdom City Post Office robbery is in federal custody.

Callaway County Fair scheduled for July 29-August 2

The 37th Annual Kingdom of Callaway County Fair is set to take place from Tuesday, July 29 to Saturday, August 2. A new company will be providing festivities this year.

Cantone enjoying job as new archivist-curator for National Churchill Museum

Interest in World War II and British history brought Amy Cantone to the National Churchill Museum when she had a week off from her job as a curatorial assistant at the Missouri State Museum last summer. Now, she gets to work at the Churchill Museum every day as an archivist-curator. “I’m excited to be around all of it,” Cantone said on Monday. “I love to open boxes and go through all of these photographs. Everything has a story to go with it, and I want to learn it.”

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Area man raises funds for nephew’s medical bills via festive motorcycle ride

When Jamie Cox decided to help pay for his nephew’s medical bills, he didn’t know he’d be dressing for the occasion.

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Construction of new road near North Callaway in Kingdom City continues behind schedule

The construction of a new road near North Callaway High School icontinues, but MoDOT employees say it is behind schedule.

FPD arrests two in attempted robbery

FPD was investigating suspicious activity at about 1:53 a.m. Sunday morning when they discovered the suspects allegedly trying to commit burglary with a knife. Officers halted the process and arrested the duo. Michael A. Arnold, 28, and Ash C.M. Short, both of Ohio, were charged with first-degree attempted robbery and are being held at Callaway County Jail. Arnold is being held on $25,000 bond while Short’s bond is $15,000. Further information, including the site of the crime, can’t be released at this time according to FPD Detective Dall Hedges. An investigation is ongoing.

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‘Frogs and Hogs’ gives back to area veterans

The ninth annual Frogs and Hogs festival kicked off Friday as motorcycle enthusiasts poured into Mokane and cooks tested their skills in the “Wing Ding” cookoff.

Fulton CrossFit using “community workouts” to spread word

Sun pours in through the windows and rock music bounces off the walls of an empty Fulton CrossFit on Saturday morning. Soon, though, the voices of individuals and families looking for a vigorous workout join the guitar riffs, drum beats and sunshine that’s already present. At the front of the room is Kara Bustrum, co-owner of the gym with her husband, Alex, who is home sick this morning. The Bustrums opened Fulton CrossFit earlier this month and plan to offer these free community workouts 1-2 times a month. It’s a way of getting the word out about their operation, but it also serves to give the uninitiated a sample of what they can expect from a CrossFit workout. “It’s bringing something that’ll help people live well, which is what we’re all about,” Bustrum said.

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Fulton native learns behind the scenes at Santa Fe Opera

Summer break has meant a lot of hard work for one Fulton native this year. Mark Jacobsen, a 2010 graduate of Fulton High School, has spent the past several months working as a technical apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera.

2 primaries will decide 3rd District party candidates

Six people want to represent Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District beginning next January.

3rd Congressional District Democrats see issues differently

Jefferson City Democrat Velma Steinman said she wants to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives “because I feel that our nation’s and state’s veterans need a strong voice in Washington, D.C. — Washington is broke and needs to be fixed.