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Veteran reminds Auxvasse Elementary students why Memorial Day is celebrated

In honor of Memorial Day, Colonel Charles E. McGee answered students questions at Auxvasse Elementary School Thursday afternoon. Click for photos from his visit.

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New Bloomfield school board hears updates on bond issue projects

The New Bloomfield R-III School Board approved an architectural contract with Porter, Berendzen & Associates, out of Columbia, at its regular meeting Thursday. The architecture firm will work with the district as it completes projects outlined in its recently approved bond issue.

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Fulton pool preps for opening day

Oestreich Swimming Pool opens Saturday, May 23

The pool opens for the season on Saturday, May 23. Click for more information and to see photos of the staff prepping the pool for opening day.

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Second annual ‘Callaway Plein Air’ event to kick off next week

Art House is hosting the second annual “Callaway Plein Air” event, during which artists will paint at public events May 28-30. Click to read more about opportunities to catch the artists in action.

Pro-pot group sues MUSTANG drug task force

An association that believes marijuana prohibition is a failed policy in Missouri has sued the MUSTANG Drug Task force saying it has failed to obey state laws regarding open public meetings and records.

Holts Summit man dies in accident, police make arrest

A Jefferson City man faces several charges in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash Tuesday night in Maries County.

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Tee-ball time in Holts Summit

Youngsters were swinging away Tuesday night at Howard Field during little league baseball games. The Holts Summit Optimist Club sponsors the league.

JC man arrested after fatal crash in Maries Co.

A Jefferson City man is facing several charges in connection with a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday night in Maries County.

Donation cuts price in half for Westminster STEM Academy

A donation to the Westminster STEM Academy will allow a number of high school students to attend the summer program at a discounted rate.

Callaway County Ambulance District to receive new cardiac monitors

The Callaway County Ambulance Board voted on Tuesday to approve the purchase of eight new cardiac monitors — totaling more than $125,000.

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Family reflects on son’s ‘incredible year’

New Bloomfield student with Down syndrome graduates

After multiple years attempting to find an education institution that was a good fit for their son with Down syndrome, Cindy and Jon Kampeter found it. They reflect on their son, Chris, and the "incredible year" he had at New Bloomfield High School.

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City of Fulton unveils new Grabb Animal Shelter to public

For months, construction noises sounded from the site at 60 West Industrial Drive as workers from the city of Fulton and volunteers built what was once a dream — a new animal shelter. On Friday, the dream was realized as Mayor LeRoy Benton and donors to the animal shelter, Fulton residents Sam Grabb and Sue Lippincott, cut a gold ribbon to officially open the shelter.

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South Callaway High School graduates 63 Bulldogs

There were 63 seniors who graduated, 33 of which earned scholarships for their higher education endeavors. Of the graduates, 23 were National Honor Society members and the top six students received a gold medal to signify their academic achievements. Tyler Adams, valedictorian, and Madelyn Gordon, salutatorian, spoke during the ceremony. One student, Zachary Barton, has joined the U.S. Marines.

South Callaway recognizes long-time employees, retiring personnel

Instructional coaches present end of year report to school board

The South Callaway R-II School District recognized long-time employees and retiring personnel at its school board meeting Wednesday night. And, a group of the district’s instructional coaches gave a presentation to the board of education.

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Holts Summit girl continues recovery from lawn mower accident

A 4-year-old Holts Summit girl was in better spirits Thursday, her father said, while recovering from injuries suffered in a lawn mower accident. Faith Rowell was at a family member’s home Tuesday when she ran outside and was accidentally run over by a riding lawn mower.

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