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Fulton man arrested for second-degree arson

Mark Aungerer, according to a police department press release, was identified as the suspect in a Fulton house fire Monday. He was arrested and taken to the Callaway County Jail.

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Fulton School Board, parents look for ways to move forward following 'Claim It' controversy

It's been nearly a month since Fulton Middle School students participated in what Superintendent Jacque Cowherd has called an "inappropriate survey," in which students self-identified with sensitive topics regarding sexual orientation, religion, abuse and more. Following Wednesday's Fulton Public Schools Board of Education meeting in which parents expressed their concerns, entities continue to search for ways to prevent another "Claim It" situation and improve various aspects of the district.

Callaway County Commission approves voting machine purchase

County Clerk’s election services fund pays for portion of cost

The Callaway County Commission voted Friday to approve the purchase of 28 new voting machines from Elkins-Swyers, a Springfield-based company, contingent on the warranty.

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Barney Forsythe reflects on decade at Westminster College as retirement nears

Westminster College President Barney Forsythe describes his time as president as a highlight in his career. “I never anticipated being a college president. I’ve enjoyed being able to serve this school and this community. I’ve probably learned more than I’ve taught about it. That’s been the most rewarding and satisfying part of my 45-year career,” Forsythe said.

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STEM students face off at Missouri Science Olympiad

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) brought more than 500 middle school and high school students to Westminster College on Saturday for the Missouri Science Olympiad.

Auxvasse issues boil advisory for Monday

Starting Monday after 12 p.m., the city of Auxvasse will be under a water boil advisory, according to a press release from the city.

Fulton Police arrest man in stabbing incident

Fulton Police responded to 511 E. Eighth Street at 8:53 a.m. Friday after receiving a report that a woman had been stabbed.

Fulton Public Schools revamps physical education, health curriculum

Fulton Public Schools teachers are finishing up revisions to the K-12 physical education and health curriculum this year and will present their ideas to a committee, Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull told the school board during its Wednesday meeting.

New Bloomfield chooses architect for facility repairs

Voters approved $2 million no-tax increase bond issue this month to fund facility repairs

The New Bloomfield R-III School District Board of Education selected the architect who will assist the district with facility repairs, which will be funded by the bond issue voters approved earlier this month. The district decided to use an architect for the project after legal counsel advised the district against using a performance contractor.

More than 500 high schoolers will be in Fulton for STEM competition

More than 500 high students from Missouri will be in Fulton Saturday for the Missouri State Science Olympiad at Westminster College.

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South Callaway students present to school board on academic programs

South Callaway schools parents packed the Board of Education meeting Wednesday night to see their children present to the board about academic programs in their schools. Read more about their presentations.

Callaway County 911 outage still under investigation

Call center adds back up redundancies after phone system goes down Monday morning

Callaway County 911 Joint Communications is still investigating what caused its phone systems to go down Monday morning during a routine generator test. Furthermore, they are adding more redundancies and clarifying procedures in case a similar situation should happen again.

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Fulton Fire sharpens vehicle extrication skills

As a part of its annual training, Fulton firefighters have been practicing their vehicle extrication skills and learning tips and tricks to pull a passenger from a vehicle involved in an accident.

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MODOT engineers say Mokane Road safe

Since May 2014, Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) crews have been keeping a closer eye on a patch of Mokane Road.

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Fulton Public Schools parents voice concerns over ‘Claim It,’ district climate

Signs shot in the air as the Fulton Public Schools Board of Education meeting started Tuesday night inside the high school library. The signs, held by parents of Fulton Middle School students and some middle school students themselves, included statements found in the “Claim It” activity conducted during a physical education class in March.