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N. Callaway School Board to set language for bond issue

The North Callaway School Board is slated to approve final ballot language for the district’s proposed $6 million bond issue during its school board meeting at 7 tonight in the high school media center.

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Westminster College students serve Fulton community during freshman orientation week

Westminster’s 225 freshman helped throughout the Fulton community that day as part of freshman orientation week. About 33 Westminster students planted flowers, added mulch around trees and pulled weeds in the Brick District...

Callaway ambulance board reverses tax reduction

Another taxing jurisdiction joins list encouraging legislature to uphold governor's tax-cut vetoes; board president does not agree

The Callaway County Ambulance District’s board unanimously reversed a prior voluntary reduction of the district’s property tax rate in order to increase the available property tax. The board then to set the tax levy at .0089 for 2014.

Fulton winery hosts fundraiser for cell phone chargers at hospitals

Serenity Valley Winery and Cherie’s Cake Boutique are teaming up for the second time to host a fundraiser for hospital phone chargers.

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Westminster College President Forsythe accepts ALS ‘ice bucket challenge’

Westminster’s men’s soccer team dumped the bucket of ice over Forsythe’s head as part of the ALS “ice bucket challenge” on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The ALS Association uses the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness of ALS and to encourage donations. Click to see a photo of Forsythe taking part in the challenge and to see who he challenged to take part.

Callaway County Humane Society hosts pub crawl fundraiser Aug. 28

A benefit for the Callaway County Humane Society will take place Thursday, Aug. 28, in Fulton.

New Bloomfield R-III School District introduces new teachers, staff

New Bloomfield R-III District introduces new teachers and staff. Students start school on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Click to learn more about new teachers and staff in the district.

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7th Street bridge opens in time for Westminster College, McIntire Elementary classes

The Seventh Street bridge is open in time for the start of classes at Westminster College and McIntire Elementary. After about three months of construction work, the bridge opened on Aug. 15 — in time for Westminster College’s move-in day the next day. Fulton City Engineer Greg Hayes said while the bridge is open for traffic, there is still work that needs to be done.

Car chase in Fulton Sunday morning ends in arrest near Portland

An attempted traffic stop turned into a car chase Sunday morning. The driver was arrested and charged with driving while revoked, three counts of child endangerment, resisting arrest and multiple traffic violations, according to a Fulton Police Department press release.

Callaway County United Way adds board members

The Callaway County United Way has announced the addition of five new board members.

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Fulton woman’s pie places 2nd at Missouri State Fair

Fulton resident Erin Rinehart’s blueberry-raspberry pie was awarded second place in the fruit pie division of the Missouri State Fair’s First Lady’s Pie Contest last week. Her husband pushed her to enter the contest.

Artists announced for Music on Main in Auxvasse

Organizers of Music on Main have announced the lineup for the concert.

Inmate at Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center dies

An inmate at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center died Thursday.

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Special training prepares Callaway schools for active shooters

Inside Room 206 on the second floor of Missouri School for the Deaf’s Wheeler Hall, Sgt. Shannon Jeffries gave teachers, cooks, residential advisers, administrators and other MSD employees instruction on how to fight an active shooter.

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Callaway man named to Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame

Rodney Garnett has been connected to agriculture-based organization since childhood

After a nearly-lifelong connection to the youth organization, Rodney Garnett of Holts Summit was inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 9.

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