Children, teenagers and adults were at work Thursday on the Auxvasse Lion’s Club grounds preparing for the upcoming Callaway County Youth Expo. For event organizer Tommy Lee, one of the expo’s biggest lessons begins with cleaning, maintenance and general set up before the event’s July 7 start date. That lesson, he said, is responsibility.
First Presbyterian Church in Fulton hosts Red Cross blood drive
Local residents gave blood on Wednesday during four hour blood drive.
The Callaway County Recorder of Deeds office is now ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in favor of same-sex marriage.
The right lane on eastbound U.S. Highway 54 was closed for about four hours Thursday after a piece of National Guard equipment struck the bottom of the Route F overpass bridge.
An annual community tradition will continue for another year in Tebbetts this weekend.
Fulton’s new public works warehouse facility that will replace the current dilapidated structure on Westminster Avenue is on schedule for completion in December, said Interim City Engineer Kyle Bruemmer, despite recent heavy rainfall.
A Fulton home is a total loss after a weekend fire. The four adults and three children, two girls ages three and seven and a five-year-old boy, living on Branch Road were not home when their mobile home caught fire Saturday night.
There's a lot of clapping, singing and imagining happening every Monday at the Callaway County Public Library for children 36 months and younger. While children are having fun, they are also learning.
An attorney for Friends of Responsible Agriculture — a local group opposing a 10,000-hog operation in Kingdom City — is hoping a court order filed last week will reveal information he believes was unlawfully held from him and his clients.
Chromebooks will be in the hands of each Fulton middle and high school student — at school and home — during the upcoming school year.
With renderings and blueprints drawn, the Brick District Playhouse Board has a vision of what will become of the old Fulton Theatre. To make dreams for the Court Street building a reality, the playhouse board will seek a $200,000 loan through the Fulton Area Development Corporation’s re-lending program, which was made possible with the United States Department of Agriculture.
The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen heard from the first of three retail development firms during its meeting Monday night.
City of Fulton and Callaway County officials met Monday morning to discuss the details of two agreements between the entities about the installation of a new simulcast system.
Missouri Association of Student Councils summer workshop attracts more than 700 students to William Woods
High school leaders to host free carnival Tuesday, Special Olympics fundraiser Wednesday
The decibel levels at the McNutt Campus Center on the William Woods University campus registered at higher levels than normal on Monday as high school students from across the state joined together for a pep rally, kicking off the Missouri Association of Student Councils' annual summer workshop.
Members of the Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce voted Tuesday night for the organization to move forward with an economic merger, which could potentially bring together the chamber, the Fulton Area Development Corporation and the Show-Me Innovation Center.
Fulton fire union members have called an outdated pay scale the catalyst to six months of contract negotiations between the city of Fulton and the Fulton Professional Firefighters Union.
Location, workforce, building were factors in attracting the snow and ice removal business
An international company that is a leader in manufacturing and distributing truck-mounted snow and ice removal equipment will bring its sixth facility to Fulton’s industrial park, anticipating to be operational by the end of July.
Chief Operating Officer expects design to be completed at the end of June, new hospital set for completion in December 2017
Officials gathered in front of the Fulton State Hospital’s administration building Wednesday to break ground on a new mental health facility that Gov. Jay Nixon described as a life-changing investment for the state’s mentally ill.
Council gives readings to resolutions, approves gasoline price at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport
After the Fulton City Council meeting Tuesday night, the Fulton Professional Firefighters Union and the city of Fulton have a time frame to finalize the union’s contract.
City of Fulton and Callaway County officials approach FACC, FADC and SMIC about consolidation
3 of Callaway County’s economic-driving entities are nearing to combining as one force. The Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC), Fulton Area Development Corporation (FADC) and Show Me Innovation Center (SMIC) discuss potential merger in effort to have a more holistic approach to business growth.
Conservation agent says bear was looking for mate
After hours of searching, authorities were unable to capture a young male black bear discovered in downtown Fulton Sunday night. Bob Lyons, a conservation agent with the Missouri Department of Conservation, was on scene Sunday night and said the bear likely came from southern Missouri and was looking for a female mate.
Youngsters were swinging away Tuesday night at Howard Field during little league baseball games. The Holts Summit Optimist Club sponsors the league.
The Callaway County Ambulance Board voted on Tuesday to approve the purchase of eight new cardiac monitors — totaling more than $125,000.
A donation to the Westminster STEM Academy will allow a number of high school students to attend the summer program at a discounted rate.
For months, construction noises sounded from the site at 60 West Industrial Drive as workers from the city of Fulton and volunteers built what was once a dream — a new animal shelter. On Friday, the dream was realized as Mayor LeRoy Benton and donors to the animal shelter, Fulton residents Sam Grabb and Sue Lippincott, cut a gold ribbon to officially open the shelter.
There were 63 seniors who graduated, 33 of which earned scholarships for their higher education endeavors. Of the graduates, 23 were National Honor Society members and the top six students received a gold medal to signify their academic achievements. Tyler Adams, valedictorian, and Madelyn Gordon, salutatorian, spoke during the ceremony. One student, Zachary Barton, has joined the U.S. Marines.
Little graduates look forward to first grade
Wearing blue caps and gowns, Kingdom Christian Academy kindergarten students danced, sang and prayed their way into first grade on Thursday during their graduation ceremony.
A 4-year-old Holts Summit girl was in better spirits Thursday, her father said, while recovering from injuries suffered in a lawn mower accident. Faith Rowell was at a family member’s home Tuesday when she ran outside and was accidentally run over by a riding lawn mower.
Christian-based school holds second annual Servant Week
Kingdom Christian Academy students will end their school year today with the satisfaction that comes from service.
Upcoming Fulton Middle School Principal Beth Houf, currently the principal at McIntire Elementary School, presented her thoughts on how to make improvements at the middle school during the Fulton Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Wednesday.
Animal shelter opening celebrations scheduled for Friday, Saturday
The completion of Fulton's new animal shelter also brings a new name for the facility that will house up to 40 dogs and 30 cats. A Fulton man was a substantial donor to the project and has named the new shelter after his animal-loving parents, Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton said at the city council meeting on Tuesday.
More than 500 students graduated from William Woods University and Westminster College on Saturday.
Firefighters train inside home to simulate life-like emergencies
In a training exercise earlier this week, four Fulton firefighters fought their way into a smoke-filled house and crawled on the floor, searching for a fellow firefighter who simulated he had fallen in the line of duty. A hose line guided their way to safety in the “firefighter mayday” situation.
The commission and SERVE, a local non-profit organization serving low-income families, collaborated for the event, which also kicked off Fulton Street Fair button sales.
Callaway County face different scenarios each year in the annual training. This year’s scenario involved intruders invading Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center.
Fulton Public Schools Teacher of the Year discusses love for education, children
Hidden behind pink, sparkly costume glasses, Robyn Frame’s eyes illuminated as she read a book to her kindergarten students. Her animated face was matched by the enthusiasm in her voice. Changes in character dialogue signaled adjustments in her vocal tone — ranging from high-pitched squeals to baritone rumbles.
Fulton Water Works opens in Memorial Park
Fulton's Water Works, also known as the Splash Pad, opened on Friday, and children and families were visible enjoying the attraction during opening weekend.
Fulton Public Schools’ Director of Transportation Bryan Abbott describes the district’s mechanic, Dale Yancey, as a “hidden hero.”
Callaway County runners, joggers and walkers joined together Saturday morning for the YMCA of Callaway County Color Burst 5K.
The Brick District Playhouse project is in phase II of its three-phase plan, seeking government funding to help restore the old Fulton Theatre.
Virjean Martin sat at a round table inside the John C. Harris Community Center on Thursday surrounded by friends as they waited for volunteers to serve dinner. Steam from banquet chafers heated the dining hall and smells of cheesy chicken and rice, pasta, peas and green beans permeated the room.
Kindergarteners from Bartley, Bush and McIntire elementary schools enjoyed fun in the sun at Fulton High School on Wednesday during an annual field day event.
Fulton's engineering department presents recommended focus areas for sidewalk project
The Fulton City Council is keeping sidewalks high on its priority list for 2015.
The Super Sam Foundation, a local organization that donated to childhood cancer research, held its first 5K and kids' mile on Saturday at McIntire Elementary School.
Fulton Farmers' Market kicks off 2015 season
The Fulton Farmers' Market started its 2015 season on Saturday on Fifth Street, outside the Callaway County Courthouse.
Brenda Johnson knows first hand what it takes to make an engineer — her son is one.
The Brick District hosted its third annual Morels and Microbrews Festival Saturday on Court Street in downtown Fulton.
Kelly woke up in her home several years ago to find lights on in her den, guest bedroom and guest bathroom. In that moment, Kelly said she thought how odd the sight was because she always turns off those lights at night.
Tears flowed almost instantly down Robyn Frame’s face after Fulton Public Schools Superintendent Jacque Cowherd announced Frame as the Teacher of the Year on Wednesday during the district’s annual End of the Year Gathering.
By a majority vote of 4-1 Tuesday night, the Callaway County Ambulance Board approved funding for a wellness program in the hopes of improving health of Callaway County Ambulance District employees.