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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.

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Retired judge returns to Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in new role

In the final days of his judgeship in the 13th Circuit Court, former prosecuting attorney Bob Sterner knew he wanted to continue working rather than retire outright.

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SERVE Spring Bling Fling Fundraiser starts Friday

The fundraiser will be from 5-7 p.m. today, Monday and Tuesday at The Clothes Cupboard in Fulton. All proceeds will benefit the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of SERVE, Inc., which assists residents throughout Callaway County.

Fulton City Council approves finance for warehouse

The Fulton City Council advanced the reading for an ordinance which will help fund a new warehouse facility.

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New Bloomfield Prop K.I.D.S. forum on bond issue attracts few new faces

Superintendent says engaging with community is imperative to educate voters

The New Bloomfield Proposition K.I.D.S. (Keep Improving District Schools) election committee saw mostly familiar faces at its forum Thursday night. Read more about the $2 million no-tax-increase bond issue which will be on April’s ballot.

New Bloomfield business program considers adding courses

The New Bloomfield R-III School District will most likely offer new classes in its Vocational Business Education program next school year, according to a recent school report.

Murder charge filed in fatal car crash

A Mokane woman has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in connection with a fatal car crash that occurred in August 2014.

Callaway-Montgomery Cattlemen’s Association accepting scholarship applications

Callaway-Montgomery Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Committee is accepting applications through April 10. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in each county and one $500 scholarship will be warded to a current post-secondary student that meets the guidelines. Read more about the guidelines and download the application.

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Art House class teaches wool blending, felting

Gail Barnickol of Jefferson City taught a class about wool felting on Wednesday at Art House. Click for photos from the class.

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