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South Callaway Middle School, district work to ‘vertically align’ curriculum

Principal Gary Bonsall said he was overall pleased with the scores. While the school saw growth in several areas including seventh grade English/language arts, Bonsall described English/language arts as the school’s weakest area. He added that the school and district will be taking steps to improve curriculum.

Accused Fulton killer in court for probation violations

Scottie Willet was in Boone County Court on separate charges Monday

The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old Fulton boy was in Boone County Court on separate charges Monday.

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Annual pink-out football game raises money for SuperSam Heroes foundation

The South Callaway versus North Callaway football game on Sept. 26 was the annual pink-out game. This year’s funds were donated to SuperSam Heroes foundation. Click for photos of the balloon release that was held during halftime.

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South Callaway FFA members bring farm animals to school, educate fellow students

South Callaway FFA educated students in the district. They brought various farm animals to school on Friday, Sept. 26 and answered students’ questions.

Commission awaits legal opinion before forming committee in relation to hog farm

A committee that could create an ordinance in relation to a proposed Kingdom City hog farm is still in the works, according to Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann.

Westminster student investment account hits half million

Westminster College’s Blue Blazers student investment group hit a milestone recently. According to a press release from the school, a decision by the Blue Blazers Investment Committee to invest in Alibaba, along with other recent investments have elevated its stock portfolio to $500,000.

William Woods to welcome family first weekend of October

William Woods University will welcome family and friends for its annual Fall Family Weekend Oct. 3-5.

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Kingdom of Callaway County Historical Society prepares for cemetery tour

Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society will hold a cemetery tour in Hillcrest Cemetery in Fulton on Sunday, Sept. 28. Click for photos of the historical society preparing for the tour.

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Helen Stephens’ biographer shares insight to the Olympian’s life

Sharon Kinney Hanson, author of “The Life of Helen Stephens: The Fulton Flash,” walked into the William Woods University’s library auditorium Thursday night hoping to inspire the students and community members with the story of the two-time Olympic gold winner.

Fulton PD arrest man for marijuana, cocaine; held for failure to pay child support

A call about harassment led to an arrest and drug charges for a Fulton man wanted for failing to pay child support.

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Revolutionary War veteran Pvt. Samuel W. Rhodes to be honored with memorial marker

The Christopher Casey Chapter of the Missouri Society, Sons of the American Revolutionary War will honor Revolutionary War veteran Pvt. Samuel W. Rhodes with a ceremony 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

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New Bloomfield Middle, High School sees increases in MAP scores

Principal: Middle and High School to focus on reading this school year

For all grade levels and subjects except one, New Bloomfield Middle School and High School saw increases in the percent of students scoring proficient or better on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests from 2013-14. Read more about the school's test results.

North Callaway schools to host bond issue meetings

The Keep Improving District Schools (K.I.D.S.) Committee and the North Callaway School Board will host a series of informational meetings about the district’s proposed $6 million bond initiative to appear before voters on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Annual asphalt overlay project underway

The city of Fulton’s asphalt overlay project is currently underway and will wrap up at the end of October, according to City Administrator Bill Johnson.

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Walmart gives back to Bartley teachers for giving in the classroom

In recognition of the fact that teachers give so much to their students, Fulton Walmart associates selected the staff of Bartley Elementary School as recipients of this year’s Teacher Rewards program.