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Ash Wednesday starts Lenten season

The religious event kicks off the Lenten season, a six week period in preparation for Easter Sunday on April 5. Click to see photos from Ash Wednesday mass at St. Peter Catholic Church in Fulton.

Ambulance district elects not to pursue patient demographic discovery contract

After extended discussion at its January meeting, the Callaway County Ambulance Board decided Tuesday night not to pursue a contract for patient demographic discovery services as a way to help increase the district’s collection rate on old patient debt.

Callaway County Jail to receive new sprinklers, meals

Work is underway this week at the Callaway County Jail to update the facility’s sprinkler system.

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Auxvasse to celebrate 55th Loafer’s Week

Every February, area residents come together to share a meal, some laughs and maybe a card game or two.

JC schools running snow routes

JCPS will again be running snow routes in Callaway County after school dismissal today and again tomorrow morning.

New Bloomfield board of aldermen amend budget, increase net surplus for 2015

At the regular meeting of the New Bloomfield Board of Alderman Thursday, Feb. 12, the board voted to amend the 2015 budget, increasing the total revenue for the year.

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Snow-covered Fulton

Mid-Missouri saw its first big snowfall Feb. 16. Click to see photos of snow-covered Fulton from that day.

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Callaway HiSET prep courses see first student pass test, prepare for next session

After 15 years of trying, a Fulton woman puts her education first

The Callaway County HiSET prep program saw its first student pass the High School Equivalency Test in December. The program, still in its infancy, is having orientations this month and next for its next session of preparation classes.

Appeal questions DNR permit to hog operator

Hearing raises concerns over if application requirements were met for proposed Callaway County hog farm

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri state commissioner will decide if the Missouri Department of Natural Resources properly issued an operating permit for a proposed 10,000-hog facility in Kingdom City. The topic was debated Monday during a hearing presided over by Commissioner Karen A. Winn, who must return a decision in March.

Callaway County economic organizations may combine forces

FACC, FADC, SMIC explore merger for better business development

For the past month, Callaway County’s three business-driven organizations have held discussions about re-forming as one entity. Representatives from the Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC), Fulton Area Development Corporation (FADC) and Show Me Innovation Center (SMIC) are exploring ways in which they can work together. Matt Gowin, president of the FACC, said the idea for collaboration and combination of forces has been in the rumor mill for years, but it’s been taken more seriously recently.

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Rotary International dedicates clean water project in memory of Mike Beahon

Overwhelmed — that’s how Kelly Keller and Mary Ann Beahon described feeling after hearing that a Rotary International clean water project was dedicated and renamed in honor of the late Mike Beahon, Kelly’s father and Mary Ann’s husband.

Patron requests public comment time at Fulton school board meetings

Wednesday night’s Fulton School Board meeting included a request from a local patron that the board allow time for public comments as a regular part of its meeting agendas.

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South Callaway seventh graders dream up their vision for America

Middle school students present self-developed political parties

Gun control. Abortion. Taxes. Same-sex marriage. Health care. Seventh grade students in the South Callaway R-II School District tackled those national topics and more for the past month as they developed their own political parties for a project-based learning presentation.

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Schulz on stage

Fulton High School's Rising Stars Thespian Troupe presents Snoopy! The Musical

The Peanuts comic strips come to life on the Fulton High School stage as its thespian troupe, Rising Stars, showcases its production of Snoopy! The Musical.

Fulton School Board hears reports on district programs, finances

The Fulton School Board heard a number of reports during Wednesday night’s regular meeting on topics ranging from attendance to the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.