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Fulton Sun Year in Review: May 2018

Fulton Sun Year in Review: May 2018

January 2nd, 2019 in Local News

Spring Tea is celebrated by Callaway County Family and Community Education District leaders.

Photo by Jenny Gray /Fulton Sun.

May 1

No motive released in death of David Grant. Amy Steward, of Holts Summit, charged with first-degree murder. She has not yet been to trial.

Local woman begins Post-It Project Challenge, posting sticky notes around town with inspirational messages.

No injuries reported in weekend fire in Fulton.

Beks massive carved morel stolen.

May 2

Local attorney Joe Hold celebrates 50th anniversary on the bar.

'Jane Lester' scam happening in Fulton. Has approached chamber of commerce members with advertising scam.

Sheriff: Holts Summit murder victim (Grant) was shot.

Proposed county sewer district to appear on ballot.

May 3

SERVE's Courtney Harrison becomes new executive director; formerly was transportation director.

Carmen Brandt to be honored at the state capitol.

Stolen Beks morel makes it home.

May 4

Truancy court off and running, encourages school attendance.

Cardio services coming to Fulton hospital.

Fulton woman charged with multiple felonies. Police claim she had knowledge involving sexual assault of a child.

May 5

College presents reporting on Westminster Seven, a group of students who died in the Vietnam War.

Tebbetts body identified as Shaun McGee, 39, who lived in the Jefferson City area.

New Bloomfield schools to get resource officer.

May 8

Fulton city council to have large meeting; Capt. Carl Stassel named city employee of the year.

Mokane appoints Belmont to alderman seat.

Minimum wage, medical marijuana among upcoming ballot proposals.

May 9

37-year Tavern Creek mystery ends in arrest of suspect in Ricky Ridings murder. Conrad J. Schmitt III, of O'Fallon, indicted by grand jury.

Recent turkey hunt numbers are down.

Fulton school board to vote on full-day preschool.

May 10

Hot weather calls for busy splash pad.

Fulton parks and rec, city, begin talking about new recreational facilities.

Summer reading program to begin.

May 11

Westminster students to begin Uganda preschool.

Holts Summit considers expanding police coverage to New Bloomfield.

Fulton firefighters off six-month probation, pinned.

May 13

New Our House executive director, Misty Dothage, looks forward to new role.

Holts Summit library a possibility.

Westminster's National Churchill Museum to host royal wedding event in historic church.

May 15

Prosecutors drop invasion of privacy charge against Gov. Greitens but are likely to refile.

Veterans' airshow coming back to Mid-Missouri.

Regional leaders drafting plan to create port authority.

Spring Tea celebrated by Callaway County Family and Community Education District leaders.

May 16

State issues annual drinking water census.

Fulton Street Fair plans progress.

May 17

Investigation opened on firm associated with Fulton hospital; attorney general looks at Hospital Partners Inc. for fraudulent billing procedures.

Court date set for Oren Williams' felony child abuse case.

May 20

Graduations celebrated throughout the county.

Tenant forum planned to clear the air.

May 22

Arraignment for man accused for 1981 Ricky Ridings murder set.

Urban found guilty of two count of first-degree statutory sodomy in two-day trial.

Harry/Meghan married in fine fashion; celebrants have royal afternoon at Church of St. Mary, including high tea.

May 23

Appeals court in Kansas City upholds Crider's child molestation conviction.

Freak series of Route F crashes leave seven injured, four seriously. All took place within a few miles of each other over 20-minute span.

Fulton Rotary gives scholarships, courtesy awards.

May 24

MoDOT Business 54 project is six weeks off.

Fulton approves new ordinance to strengthen dangerous building violations. Bill 1500 gives city officials a clear policy and way forward to demolish unsafe, dangerous structures.

May 25

Holts Summit council gives OK agreement to expand police coverage to New Bloomfield.

Sen. Claire McCaskill calls for federal investigation of fraudulent practices at Missouri rural hospital.

MADD representatives urge drivers to stay sober, safe over summer.

May 27

Disbursement error leads to tiff over TIF; property tax dollars from two Fulton properties were supposed to go to repaying tax increment financing project, but funds wound up with taxing entities, such as school district, instead. Will have to repay about $95,000.

Recap of Fulton State Hospital construction.

May 29

Plein Air features 50 skilled artists.

iCan Bike has a few open spots remaining for those who wish to ride.

Labore accused of leading officers on two pursuits, crashes into building. He had been wanted for domestic assault and Cole County warrant for possession.

May 30

Gov. Eric Greitens resigns after sordid allegations and questions about campaign finance violations.

Sheriff's office promotes drug take back program for safe medicine disposal.

Journeymen work to tuck/point Fulton library's bricks.

May 31

Tragic details recounted in DeBrodie civil lawsuit; possible site of his death identified in documents.

Prosecutor to drop felony charge against Greitens; governor's attorney said he would resign if allegations were dismissed.

Auxvasse man Huddleston charged with child abuse, domestic assault, held without bond. (After pleading guilty to some charges, he was sentenced in October to two three-year terms in Department of Corrections to be served concurrently.