Fulton Sun Local News


Commission names Broeker MoDOT's interim director

Roberta Broeker, the state Transportation Department’s chief financial officer for the last 10 years, will be MoDOT’s interim director when Dave Nichols retires as director on May 1.

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Putting out the fire

Fulton, Callaway County firefighters participate in free, hands-on hose training

Engine House Training, a firefighting training company, emphasized the importance of proper hose techniques to Fulton firefighters and those from across Callaway County and the state during a day-long training session on Tuesday.

Fulton Board of Education Policy Committee reviews public comment policy

The Fulton Board of Education Policy Committee, which consists of three school board members, met Tuesday evening to go over 18 points of discussion, which included public participation at board meetings.

Bill seeks extra marshal in Fulton

Callaway County needs another marshal at the courthouse.

Lawmakers pass bill to help agriculture industry

A bill aimed at helping Missouri’s dairy and cattle farmers is once again heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk — this time without a contentious provision to shift state regulation of farmed deer that led to a veto last year.

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Fulton Public Schools Foundation holds first gala

Speakers honor Fulton teachers

After seeing the turnout at its first Gala Celebration Saturday, the Fulton Public Schools Foundation (FPSF) plans to host the event again in the future. Executive Director FPSF Diane Burre Ludwig said having an opportunity like the gala each year to thank donors and keep them updated on the school district is important.

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Gnome finds home in Callaway County

Henry Bellagnome travels to county businesses in effort to promote commerce, increase tourism

A gnome has made his home in Callaway County and is visiting local businesses in an effort to boost tourism.

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Fulton Public Schools self reports federal law violations over ‘Claim It’

Fulton Public Schools has self-reported federal law violations administrators believed were committed with an activity titled, “Claim It” that recently took place during a Fulton Middle School physical education class.

Callaway County deputies arrest woman wanted for unlawful credit card use

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman wanted for unlawful use of a credit card in Illinois, according to a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Fulton Public Schools to self-report federal law violations regarding 'Claim It' activity

Letter to parents states actions district is taking to address controversy, including providing additional counseling

In a letter to parents of Fulton Middle School students, Fulton Public Schools (FPS) Superintendent Jacque Cowherd states eight actions which the district is taking to address concerns over a recent classroom activity that upset students and their parents.

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Fulton Public Schools lists state learning standards for 'Claim It' activity

Fulton Public Schools Superintendent Jacque Cowherd has identified the 11 Missouri Learning Standards physical education teachers were attempting to align to through a classroom activity called “Claim It,” which has outraged parents and upset students.

Jake Gastler in court April 7 in Callaway County

Auxvasse man accused of beating neighbor to death, sending neighbor’s father to hospital goes to trial

The jury trial for an Auxvasse-area man, Jake Gastler, charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault, is set for April 7 at the Callaway County Courthouse.

3 North Callaway School Board candidates compete for 2 seats

The residents of the the North Callaway County R-1 School District will be electing the new school board members on April 7. The possible choices are incumbent Scott Starkey and newcomers John Wortmann and Amy Reinhard.

Cause of death for Holts Summit man determined to be drowning, high alcohol content

The Boone/Callaway Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death for a Holts Summit man found dead in a lake on Feb. 10 as “drowning with contributing cause of high alcohol content,” Lt. Clay Chism with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said.

Fulton man arrested following car chase Friday night

Deputies pursue vehicle after responding to shots fired call

A Fulton man was arrested Friday night following a car chase, according to a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office press release.