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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twelve students from the University of Missouri spent their weekend at Kingdom Projects Inc., organizing clothing in the resale shop, painting its walls and giving the organization a kickstart to its new wooden pallet project.
World War II veteran Dale Vaughn shook the hand of Maj. Jeff Klosterman Tuesday night at the conclusion of the 95th annual Veteran’s Day Banquet. Vaughn thanked Klosterman — who was the guest speaker for the event — for his words and, as Vaughn said, “spreading the light and refreshing the memories” of those in attendance. Vaughn was one of many at the banquet who’ve made sacrifices protecting U.S. freedoms and connected with Klosterman for the shared experience.
Family, supporters of ‘Super’ Sam Santhuff carry out young boy’s wish
'Super' Sam Santhuff, a 6-year-old Fulton boy who passed away from cancer in September, prayed many times for other children facing life-altering illnesses during his 13-month battle against cancer. He dreamed about bringing comfort packs to other children like him, his mother Cassie Santhuff said. To fulfill his initiative, his family and supporters gathered inside the St. Peter Catholic Church gymnasium to organize 550 comfort packs.
Agency holds public meeting, listening to concerned residents
Opponents of a proposed 10,000-hog confinement in Kingdom City expressed their worries over water quality to Missouri Department of Natural Resources members on Thursday. Friends of Responsible Agriculture, an organized opposition group, started their battle in May, and the department has until Nov. 21 to make a decision on the hog farm. If DNR accepts the application, which it is legally bound to do if it meets requirements, then FORAG will appeal the decision.
Callaway County Recorder of Deeds Christine Kleindiest said that the county has no authority to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite a ruling from a St. Louis City circuit judge deeming same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional in Missouri.
Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame kicker Nick Lowery told William Woods University students that he hopes their school becomes the “mistake university of the world.” “Sounds crazy, right?” he said Wednesday night during an inspirational lecture inside Cutlip Auditorium.
With no close races, Callawegians favored Republicans in local, state and federal governments at the polls on Tuesday.
As the time to Nov. 4 decreases, two familiar faces vying for the 49th House District have popped up on T.V. screens among the slew of political ads. Travis Fitzwater, Republican candidate from Holts Summit, and Gracia Backer, Democratic candidate from New Bloomfield, both have their eyes on the seat that represents western and southern portions of Callaway County and a small portion of Cole County.
Leland Nichols has dedicated most of his life to science, but over the past four years the Fulton man has transformed into a writer, penning his first novel titled, “The Ruby.”
The Fulton City Council held no discussion of the 2015 proposed budget before giving it a first reading at the council’s Tuesday night meeting. It will need a second and third reading for final passage.
Before they took their seats in Fulton City Hall Tuesday, the council, city administration, department supervisors and more gathered around a burning fire. They were not toasting marshmallows, but to a business development milestone for Fulton.
Marianne Chapman tied a green ribbon around the big tree in her front yard Saturday — the 11th anniversary of her daughter Angie’s disappearance.
Halloween came a little early for patrons of the Growing Years Child Development Center's fall festival on Friday.
The Callaway County Commission may have little power over a potential 10,000-hog farm coming to the county, Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said.
The Fulton City Council will review the 2015 proposed budget for the city at its meeting Tuesday. A public hearing will be held 6:30 p.m. at City Hall for those wishing to provide input on the proposed budget. In the proposed budget is a 5 percent pay increase for city employees. If the council approves the pay increase, it may also discuss how those raises are distributed.
Westminster College celebrates homecoming with circus-themed parade, pep rally
Westminster College students — representing various classes, athletic teams and Greek Life — walked down Court Street on Wednesday in the school's annual homecoming parade.
Collaboration between the Hunters Creek Homeowners Association in Holts Summit and the Callaway County Commission is at a standstill after two years of trying to improve the subdivision’s roads, totaling around one-and-a-half miles.
The neighborhood watch group in Tebbetts has been alerted about strange activity that took place near a school bus stop on Monday.
Young girls request donations instead of gifts at birthday party
The recent birthday party of sisters Natalie and Layla Underwood, 8, and their friend Madison Bright, 7, had typical features seen at a birthday party — a bounce house, trampoline and family and friends gathered in celebration.
Changes to the Fulton State Hospital will result in a major change for the Callaway County Jail. Click to read more.
William Woods University students will perform in “All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Read more about the show and see photos from their rehearsal.
The Fulton City Council heard multiple ordinances for the first time at Tuesday night's meeting, which included the topics of sewer rates and a state investment programs.
Missouri’s Senate District 10 race has pitted two veteran House legislators — Jeanie Riddle and Ed Schieffer — against one another.
This year’s "Autumn on the Bricks" was the first of its kind, and featured area wineries and artisan food.
Fulton Public Schools and people in the community gathered this weekend to celebrate homecoming with a parade, football game and coronation.
Fulton High School's marching band began rehearsal at 7 a.m. Thursday to get ready for Friday night's homecoming game and a weekend competition.
Design team draws inspiration from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, will meet with employees
Project managers of the new $2.11 million Fulton State Hospital updated the Missouri Mental Health Commission on Thursday during its regular meeting with details of the new mental health facility.
In the on-going effort to prevent a hog confinement from coming to Kingdom City, 36 letters of concern and a petition with more than 1,458 signatures has prompted the Department of Natural Resources to meet with the public.
Fulton firefighters teach youth fire prevention techniques to youth
Fulton firefighters taught elementary students how to stop, drop and roll among other fire safety tactics on Tuesday as a part of National Fire Prevention Week.
Organization puts on 5K, ‘yarn bombs,’ collaborates with local athletes
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and CARDV is trying to make that known.
Blaze heavily damages Holts Summit apartments
Children playing with matches or a lighter Friday afternoon apparently set a bed on fire that spread and heavily damaged a three-story apartment building in Holts Summit.
The 20-year-old launches fundraiser with a $1,000 goal for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Five years ago, at the age of 15, Brier Skogsberg first told her mother, Angela Welte, that she wanted to shave her head and fundraise for a cancer organization. Although she didn’t go through with the thought, it remained with her.
Country music artist Adam Sanders will be in a familiar setting Saturday at Auxvasse’s Music on Main celebration. The artist kicked off his career as a toddler, performing at local festivals and talent shows throughout his youth near Lake City, Fla. — his small hometown with a population of about 12,000.
A committee that could create an ordinance in relation to a proposed Kingdom City hog farm is still in the works, according to Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann.
Sharon Kinney Hanson, author of “The Life of Helen Stephens: The Fulton Flash,” walked into the William Woods University’s library auditorium Thursday night hoping to inspire the students and community members with the story of the two-time Olympic gold winner.
The city of Fulton’s asphalt overlay project is currently underway and will wrap up at the end of October, according to City Administrator Bill Johnson.
Childhood cancer battles continues through Super Sam Foundation
The balloon release at “Super” Sam Santhuff’s funeral on Wednesday at Memorial Gardens was a tribute to Sam and awareness event for childhood cancer as hundreds of yellow balloons floated into the clouds. September is childhood cancer awareness month.
Fulton's warehouse garage — with missing ceiling tiles, brown spots from water damage and crumbling brick walls — show the building's decrepit state. But, a new warehouse is on the way as the Fulton City Council approved a base bid and four alternates for the more than $7 million project at its meeting Tuesday night.
“Super” Sam Santhuff wore a red cape sporting the Superman symbol as he went to St. Louis Children’s Hospital on Oct. 1, 2013 for his first chemotherapy treatment. Sam, 6, emulated the superheroes he looked up to as he battled cancer, a fight which ended. Sam died early in the morning on Friday, Sept. 19.
Twenty-four years have passed since the Liberty Cemetery of South Callaway was officially incorporated, but a number of unknown bodies have been resting in its plots for even longer.