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Fulton schools staff, administration discuss goals, improvements for next school year

The Fulton Schools Board of Education discussed improvement programs for the district at its Jan. 14 regular meeting. Learn more about what ideas they shared.

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Learning all about the local library

Bush Elementary second graders tour the Callaway County Public Library

Bush Elementary second grade students in Kathy Moore's class learned the ins and outs of the Callaway County Public Library on Wednesday during a tour. Children's librarian Jeralyn Hahn taught the children how books are classified, how to search for books and what resources the library offers. Click to view photos of the second graders' field trip.

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Majority at PSC hearing oppose Ameren rate increase plan

Power of the public

A few Mid-Missourians supported Ameren Missouri and its operations, but most of the 13 people who testified Wednesday night at a public hearing urged the five-member Public Service Commission to reject the utility’s latest rate increase request.

Ladybirds surprise top-seeded Harrisburg in 63-57 semifinal win

North Callaway wins fifth straight, will play for South Callaway title on Saturday night

MOKANE — The North Callaway Ladybirds’ surge now features a high-profile victim.

Boonville downs Lady Hornets again, this time in California semifinals

CALIFORNIA — Senior center Morgan Edwards’ game-high 26 points fueled the state-ranked, top-seeded Boonville Lady Pirates’ 64-51 semifinal win over the No. 4 Fulton Lady Hornets on Wednesday night at the 21st-annual California Tournament.

Mitchell, Hornets rally to reach California semifinals

CALIFORNIA — Junior guard Kalin Mitchell knocked down two free throws with 1.1 seconds to play as the No. 2 seed Fulton Hornets rallied past No. 7 seed Boonville in the final minute for a 76-73 win late Tuesday night in the first round of the 81st-annual California Tournament.

Nichols, Wildcats make semifinals at South Callaway

MOKANE — Junior guard Grant Nichols connected for a team-high 18 points as New Bloomfield triumphed over Montgomery County 63-59 in a clash between Wildcats in first-round play Tuesday night at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

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Civil War group gets new home in Auxvasse

Commander Noel Crowson recently purchased the building at 107 Main Street in Auxvasse and is leasing the first floor to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Read more about their plans for the space.

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Life in medicine result of military experience for World War II veteran

As Gale Fuller’s 18th birthday approached in 1945, World War II raged on after Allied and Axis forces clashed in the historic Battle of the Bulge. He enlisted for the Navy with his father by his side. The war wouldn’t last much longer after Fuller’s birthday, but his military involvement provided him with abundant opportunities.

Missouri adopts minimum scores for new standardized test

The Missouri State Board of Education this week moved forward with plans to test schoolchildren using national Common Core educational standards, approving a new minimum standardized test score that will be used to determine students' proficiency.

New Fulton animal shelter pushes forward

City officials update council on sewer projects, warehouse facility

The new Fulton animal shelter has made recent progress, Protective Planning and Services Director Les Hudson reported to the Fulton City Council Tuesday night at its regularly scheduled meeting.

No. 1 Hornets wrestling team trips Kirksville

The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team, logging 30 points from five forfeit victories, remained undefeated by easing to a 59-15 NCMC win over the Kirksville Tigers on Tuesday night.

South Callaway girls fade down stretch of loss to Hermann

The No. 6 seed Lady Bulldogs were outscored by the No. 3 Lady Bearcats 18-10 in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s 44-40 first-round loss at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

Bulldogs thrash Thunderbirds, cruise into semifinals

Will play New Bloomfield on Thursday night

The North Callaway Thunderbirds nearly erased a 21-point third-quarter deficit and came close to handing the South Callaway Bulldogs their first loss of the season on Jan. 5.

Opponents of potential Kingdom City hog facility file for new motion-to-stay hearing

Friends of Responsible Agriculture (FORAG), a local concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) opposition group, filed for a new motion-to-stay hearing that if granted, could put plans and construction for a 10,000-hog facility in Kingdom City on hold until there is a resolution from an appeal the group recently filed.