News for Wednesday, April 1, 2015



Commission names Broeker MoDOT's interim director

Roberta Broeker, the state Transportation Department’s chief financial officer for the last 10 years, will be MoDOT’s interim director when Dave Nichols retires as director on May 1.

Taylor, Bulldogs take second in opener at Montgomery

Junior Logan Taylor medalled with a score of 39 as the Bulldogs took second place in Monday’s season opener against host Montgomery County and Winfield.

North Callaway’s Gilman, Emmons log wins at California Invitational

Sophomore Levi Gilman and freshman Nicole Emmons secured victories to direct the Thunderbirds and Ladybirds at the California Invitational last Friday.

Fulton boys drop tennis opener to Osage

Freshman Haydon Windsor was responsible for the Hornets’ lone win in Tuesday’s 8-1 season-opening loss to the visiting Indians.

Wildcats bow to Jamestown

Seniors Tucker Lane and Brady Wiler, and junior Clay Jensen each went 2-for-4 in the Wildcats’ 7-4 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

North Callaway throttles Van-Far in EMO opener

The Thunderbirds exploded for 16 runs in the top of the first, demolishing the Indians 29-2 in five innings to open Eastern Missouri Conference play Tuesday night.

Hornets survive defensive issues, stop four-game skid

Fulton outlasts Eldon in 14-9 victory

The Fulton Hornets’ offense helped overcome a bevy of fielding blunders. Despite committing an astounding 10 errors, Fulton snapped its four-game losing streak with a 14-9 defeat of the Eldon Mustangs on Tuesday night.

William Woods, MidAmerica Nazarene split twinbill

Freshman starter Bre Logan threw a four-hitter in the nightcap and junior shortstop Shelby LeCuru doubled twice and drove in a run as the Lady Owls split Tuesday’s doubleheader with the Lady Pioneers.

Owls push winning streak to six, rally past Avila in extra innings

Second game of doubleheader suspended due to darkness

The William Woods University baseball team was able to build on its winning streak, but nightfall prevented the Owls from adding to it.

South Callaway’s Hager wins pole vault at Westran meet

Sophomore Bennett Hager cleared a height of 12 feet, 6 inches to win the boys’ pole vault for the Bulldogs at the Westran Open on Monday. Hager posted the only win for both the South Callaway boys’ and girls’ squads.

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Putting out the fire

Fulton, Callaway County firefighters participate in free, hands-on hose training

Engine House Training, a firefighting training company, emphasized the importance of proper hose techniques to Fulton firefighters and those from across Callaway County and the state during a day-long training session on Tuesday.

Fulton Board of Education Policy Committee reviews public comment policy

The Fulton Board of Education Policy Committee, which consists of three school board members, met Tuesday evening to go over 18 points of discussion, which included public participation at board meetings.

Bill seeks extra marshal in Fulton

Callaway County needs another marshal at the courthouse.

Lawmakers pass bill to help agriculture industry

A bill aimed at helping Missouri’s dairy and cattle farmers is once again heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk — this time without a contentious provision to shift state regulation of farmed deer that led to a veto last year.