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Fulton council approves spending for sewer upgrades

Fire union, city come to pay agreement

Anticipated improvements to the city of Fulton’s sewer system moved forward at Tuesday night’s city council meeting with the approval of two resolutions granting funding for the manhole and sewer lining projects. The Fulton City Council accepted the bid of $542,930 from low-bidder Utility Solutions, Inc. — a Kansas City, Kansas based company— for the 2014 Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project.

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Young businesswoman opens Fulton resale shop

Alicia Wood caught the bargain bug early on in life. As a young girl, the enterpeneur and her mother — Randolyn Miller of Danville, Ill. — would shop at thrift stores and flea markets searching for deals. The rush stuck throughout her life and has now carried into a business venture.

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Children share Christmas wishes

Santa Claus hears wish lists from area youth at Callaway County United Way breakfast fundraiser

What do you want for Christmas? That question was answered by child after child on Saturday during the Callaway County United Way annual Breakfast with Santa and the Grinch. Click here to view photos from event.

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2014 Fulton Jaycees Christmas Parade salutes heroes, honors 'Super' Sam

The annual Fulton Jaycees Christmas Parade — which had a hero theme — kicked off with a troupe of "Super" Sam supporters paying tribute to the young boy who battled cancer for 13 months and became a hero to many. Former Fulton Police officers Jason Stewart and Andre Cook served as grand marshals. Click here to view photos.

Fulton Professional Firefighters Union, City of Fulton talk fire pay

Negociations continue Tuesday on new union-city agreement

The Fulton Professional Firefighters Union started negotiations with City of Fulton administration on Friday in an effort to increase pay for fire department employees as well as update the current agreement between the union and the city with changed policies and procedures.

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'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' to premiere at William Woods University

The William Woods University Theatre Department has teamed up with the community for the Christmas-themed comedy "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." Grace Bradley must take over directing the church's annual Christmas pageant, and when she does, she's met with an unusual challenge — the delinquent Herdman brothers and sisters. The Herdmans take over the leading roles after bullying the other children not to volunteer for the parts and small town chaos ensues.

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Portland couple open up historic home for Christmas tours

Donations to go to Portland Community Center

Judi and Bob Plummer have a knack for transformation. For the Portland couple — married 59 years — it started while they were dating in the 1950s and would go “junking,” finding what others may have considered trash and making it something of their own. Their eye for seeing the potential in what others couldn’t is evident in their home, which they will soon open to the public for Christmas tours.

Fulton City Council approves 2015 budget

Highlights include capital improvement projects, city employee salary increase

The Fulton City Council accepted the city’s 2015 budget during its meeting on Tuesday. Jerry Sorte, assistant director of administration, said the budget was updated with minor changes — accounting for all vacant positions and updating 2013 audited numbers — since the council read the budget for the first time at its Oct. 28 meeting.

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Braving the shave

Westminster College students go bald for cancer awareness, research funding

After years of wanting to shave her head for cancer awareness, Westminster College student Brier Skogsberg finally went bald Wednesday night inside the Coulter Science Center surrounded by her collegiate classmates.

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Missouri board authorizes bonds for Fulton State Hospital project

The Missouri Development Finance Board approved the issuance of an initial $92 million in bonds on Wednesday to move the Fulton State Hospital project forward, according to a press release from the Office of Administration.

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