North Callaway R-I Schools are taking steps to ensure the safety of their students. Safety and Security Director Doug Kee and district building principals have been reviewing North Callaway’s safety policies over the past several months, and were present to share some of what they have been working on during Thursday night’s school board meeting at Williamsburg Elementary.
Westminster College students set off party favors and confetti flies in the air during the school’s pep rally to celebrate the men’s soccer team heading to the NCAA Division II Sweet 16. About 200 students attended the pep rally to cheer on the team on Thursday. Westminster’s president Barney Forsythe, men’s soccer head coach Andrew Bordelon and players spoke during the rally. The team will face Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa for sectionals of the NCAA Division III tournament on Saturday.
Reaching the Sweet 16 at two different schools, at two different levels, in two different positions hasn’t been all that different for Andrew Bordelon. As a player, Bordelon was part of a Drury University team that got there in the 2009 NCAA Division II tournament. Now, as a first-year head coach, Bordelon is at the helm of a Westminster men’s soccer team that is there for the first time in school history. Both achievements come down to confidence. “Personally — as a player — I went in extremely confident in my own abilities, but as a coach, I’m very confident in my players’ abilities and they’ve shown over these last 15 or 16 games what they can accomplish, what they can do and who they can play with,” Bordelon said Tuesday.
Annual Relay For Life fundraiser to help fight cancer
It might not be Boyd & Boyd, Inc. and Friends’ most time-honored Relay For Life fundraiser, but the Daddy-Daughter Date Night has quickly become one of its most anticipated.
State legislation from the 2013 session has changed how schools report child abuse and neglect, and requires any school personnel to make reports to the Children’s Division of Missouri Social Services through its hotline service.
Blue jeans of any wash, size and shape are welcome at McIntire Elementary School. The jeans will go to victims of the F-4 tornado that hit Washington, Ill. on Sunday after being used for the school’s aerial photo.
White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin has been put to death in Missouri. It was the state's first execution in nearly three years.
Inaugural humanitarian award to honor Fulton, Callaway women
This year’s Celia Commemoration won’t settle for honoring just one woman.
Fulton mother-daughter duo teach cake decorating tips at Sweet Temptations
Gayle Moore, 71, is a busy baker. She’s the grandmother of 10 and the great grandmother of 11, and she enjoys creating baked goods for each one of their birthdays. Every cake fits the birthday girl or boy’s personality, she said. She went as far as decorating a safari cake for one birthday, and Moore’s oven is often heated during the Christmas season.
Champs Chicken provider holds grand opening of new distribution center to local, state fanfare
A Holts Summit company on Tuesday celebrated a multi-million dollar expansion expected to add more than 40 jobs to the local economy.
The Westminster College Blue Jays will play the sixth-ranked Loras (Iowa) College Duhawks in the sectional round of the NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament at 5 p.m. Saturday in Dubuque, Iowa.
For the second year in a row, survivors of suicide will have a safe place to talk or listen about their experience.
Two central Missouri men were arrested recently after allegedly breaking into a farm near Millersburg, Callaway County Sheriff’s Office officials said.
Santa’s coming early this year — and he’ll be in close company with the Grinch. On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Callaway County United Way will be sponsoring “Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch,” which will be at the Callaway Senior Center 9-11 a.m.
The run this season for the Westminster men’s soccer team is taking a historic turn. Led by a goal in the 25th minute from junior midfielder Mitch Stewart, the Blue Jays dispatched the Gustavus Aldophus Golden Gusties 1-0 in the second round of the NCAA Division III men’s soccer tournament on Sunday at the Gustie Soccer Field. With the win, Westminster (13-8-1) advances to the Sectional round for the first time in school history and will play the No. 6 ranked Loras (Iowa) College Duhawks this weekend at a time and day to be determined. Loras (17-1-3) tied Luther 1-1 through two overtimes on Sunday before winning the game in penalty kicks.