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Auxvasse selects contractor for water improvement project

Auxvasse Board of Aldermen chose Hutchins Telecom LLC as the contractor for the city’s water improvement project. All five bidders listed the project’s cost more than the $1.99 million the city had budgeted for water improvement.

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Use-tax measures fail, Hubbard maintains seat as county clerk

Incumbent Denise Hubbard will remain the Callaway County clerk for another term. Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said the local use tax measure failure was due to a lack of education. Fulton's use tax measure also goes down. Chris Wilson, the county's prosecuting attorney, won't have to worry about his position switching to part time. Also, see how Callaway County voted on the statewide amendments and congressional races.

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August 2014 Primary Election

Click here for updates on the prosecuting attorney ballot measure and use tax measures for Callaway County and the City of Fulton as well as the county clerk's race between incumbent Denise Hubbard and Kathy Potter.

Fulton group becomes official American Foundation for Suicide Prevention chapter

Four years ago, Melody Seiger and a group of coworkers from Fulton State Hospital attended the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness walk in St. Louis. They organized a walk in Fulton the following year and made it their goal to gain AFSP chapter status in five years. Now, three years later, they have it.

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Callaway Nuclear Plant reports high chemical levels in on-site water, doesn’t pose threat to drinking water

Ameren Missouri reported elevated levels of tritium and Cobalt-60 in water tested near Ameren’s Callaway nuclear plant’s cooling towers.

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Missouri Conservation Commission asks for public feedback on proposed regulations to captive-deer industry

Callaway County captive deer breeder, hunter says regulations could harm the industry

The Missouri Conservation Commission is asking for public feedback on proposed regulations to the operations of hunting preserves in the state.

New Bloomfield Education Foundation holds Hog Wild event

The New Bloomfield Education Foundation (NBEF) is sponsoring Hog Wild, a dinner and auction, from 5:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. Hog Wild will be held in New Bloomfield off Highway J, across from the fire department.

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Local officials share concerns over legislative actions during Nixon’s Fulton visit

Fulton officials, school administrators and the Callaway County Commission came together inside Fulton High School Friday with Gov. Jay Nixon and two members of his staff to go over how legislative actions could damage local budgets. Interpretations of the bills differ between Nixon and Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, however. In a statement to the Fulton Sun, she writes that the financial effects "do not exist" and called Nixon's visit a "media stunt." Locally, leaders maintain their wish for Nixon's veto to be sustained.

Callaway County Commission to form health ordinance committee

Commissioners respond to petition opposing hog farm

The Callaway County Commission voted during its Friday meeting to create a committee dedicated to determining if the county needs a health ordinance after concerns rose about a potential 10,000 hog facility coming to Kingdom City.

No injuries in early morning fire

The Fulton Fire Department responded to an early morning residential fire today on Monroe Street. Four residents were present when the fire started and all safely exited the home.

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Heart of Nashville restaurant opens in New Bloomfield

Christina Dallas Jones and her husband Jym Howe left Nashville behind to open a Nashville-themed restaurant in New Bloomfield. Read more about their move and their new restaurant's singing servers.

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Hog farm opposition group hosts Right to Farm forum in Callaway County

The statewide issue of Missouri’s so-called Right to Farm initiative came to Callaway County Thursday night during a forum. At the forum, fourth-generation farmer Jeff Jones related Amendment 1 to his concerns of the potential hog farm operation that could bring about 10,000 hogs to Kingdom City on Horstmeier Farms.

Callaway County Clerk is only contested race on Aug. 5 ballot

The outcome of the Republican race for county clerk between incumbent Denise Hubbard and longtime Callawegian Kathy Potter will determine who wins the spot as no Democrats have sought the office. Voters will also decide on a use tax measure put forward by the Fulton City Council and Callaway County Commission. Read more about the candidates and ballot measures.

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Kingdom of Callaway County Fair hosts Baby Contest

Callaway County residents young and old gathered around the stage to watch the youth participants compete in the Baby Contest for the title of cutest kid. Click to see the results.

Gov. Nixon meets with Fulton government officials, public school administrators

Gov. Jay Nixon is in Fulton on Friday, Aug. 1 to meet with local government officials and public school administrators. Nixon will discuss the “impact of special breaks and exemptions” included in sales-tax related bills he vetoed in June. The discussion will take place at 10 a.m. at Fulton High School.