Brenda Johnson knows first hand what it takes to make an engineer — her son is one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A one-vehicle traffic accident on westbound I-70 today involved six people, two of which were ejected from their vehicles.
The City of Fulton launched its new website today, which will allow utility customers to track their electricity usage and costs.
The American Red Cross of Central and Northern Missouri will honor “Super” Sam Santhuff and a Fulton couple as good samaritans during its Annual Heroes Breakfast today at the Capital West Event Center. David Griffith, executive director, said the selection committee voted unanimously for both.
Administrative Hearing Commissioner recommends Clean Water Commission sustain operating permit for Callaway County hog farm
A Missouri Administrative Hearing Commissioner decided Friday that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was correct in issuing an operational permit to Callaway Farrowing, LLC — the company that will bring a 10,000-hog farm to the Kingdom City area. The case, presided over by Commissioner Karen A. Winn, closed Monday, according to online case information.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) brought more than 500 middle school and high school students to Westminster College on Saturday for the Missouri Science Olympiad.
County Clerk’s election services fund pays for portion of cost
The Callaway County Commission voted Friday to approve the purchase of 28 new voting machines from Elkins-Swyers, a Springfield-based company, contingent on the warranty.
It's been nearly a month since Fulton Middle School students participated in what Superintendent Jacque Cowherd has called an "inappropriate survey," in which students self-identified with sensitive topics regarding sexual orientation, religion, abuse and more. Following Wednesday's Fulton Public Schools Board of Education meeting in which parents expressed their concerns, entities continue to search for ways to prevent another "Claim It" situation and improve various aspects of the district.
Fulton Public Schools teachers are finishing up revisions to the K-12 physical education and health curriculum this year and will present their ideas to a committee, Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull told the school board during its Wednesday meeting.
Since May 2014, Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) crews have been keeping a closer eye on a patch of Mokane Road.
As a part of its annual training, Fulton firefighters have been practicing their vehicle extrication skills and learning tips and tricks to pull a passenger from a vehicle involved in an accident.
Signs shot in the air as the Fulton Public Schools Board of Education meeting started Tuesday night inside the high school library. The signs, held by parents of Fulton Middle School students and some middle school students themselves, included statements found in the “Claim It” activity conducted during a physical education class in March.
The Market Street Parking Lot will have a new look within a couple months time.
Mayor, city prosecuting attorney, councilmen take oath following re-election
Local organizations have teamed up to bring natural beauty to Fulton's roundabout. Members from the Fulton Garden Club and Fulton Rotary have created partnerships — financial and volunteer — to grow Missouri native flowers at the location. They requested support from the city during the council's meeting Tuesday. Also during the meeting, elected officials were sworn in to reclaim their civic roles.
The Callaway County Commission has received one bid for new voting machines, which Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said should be available for the 2016 elections.
The Fulton Public Schools Board of Education voted Wednesday, during a special session, to modify its public comment policy.
Local volunteers — 455 to be exact — spent their Saturday mornings clearing Fulton streets of trash, recyclables and debris during the city's 15th annual Clean Sweep.
Last year, Hayden Long, who was a Fulton High School freshman, got a glimpse of the robot designed and built by the school’s after school robotics program. The program was in its first year, and Long said it was something he knew he eventually wanted to be a part of. The robot looked complicated, he said, but that was OK with him. Long was determined to learn how it worked.
Voter turnout for Tuesday’s general municipal election was nearly what Callaway County Clerk Denise Hubbard had expected. Leading up to election day, Hubbard said she thought Callaway County would see turnout between 9-10 percent, but the figure was short at 8.75 percent.
Disappointed. That’s the word Callaway County Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer used to describe his feelings of the use tax measure failure.
Fulton Public Schools Board of Education incumbents Kristi Donohue and Dennis Depping retained their seats and will serve three more years on the board. With no challengers, Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton and councilmen keep positions.
Callaway County voters will see a familiar ballot measure when they hit the polls Tuesday.
Central Bank hosts Easter egg hunt
An Easter egg hunt in the grassy area near Moser's Grocery in Fulton only last several minutes after event organizers yelled, "Go!" and signaled for dozens of children to fill their baskets.
For six years, Connie Cashion has driven countless miles around Callaway County, delivering anything and everything to those in need. She climbed through packed storage units and hauled furniture out of her truck in the hundred-degree summer heat and freezing temperatures in the winter. Rain or shine, nothing has stopped Cashion bringing people the items they need: blankets to stay warm at night, kitchen supplies for cooking and furniture to fill out a home.
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.
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 Public Schools has self-reported federal law violations administrators believed were committed with an activity titled, “Claim It” that recently took place during a Fulton Middle School physical education class.
Letter to parents states actions district is taking to address controversy, including providing additional counseling
In a letter to parents of Fulton Middle School students, Fulton Public Schools (FPS) Superintendent Jacque Cowherd states eight actions which the district is taking to address concerns over a recent classroom activity that upset students and their parents.
Fulton Public Schools Superintendent Jacque Cowherd has identified the 11 Missouri Learning Standards physical education teachers were attempting to align to through a classroom activity called “Claim It,” which has outraged parents and upset students.
When Jane McClellan, the 2015 Kingdom of Callaway Supper guest of honor, returned home to Fulton earlier this week, she was given the opportunity to reconnect with her roots and the people who watched her grow up. She said the homecoming is the closest experience she’s had to life flashing before her eyes.
The 2015 Kingdom of Callaway Supper brought together the Callaway County community Tuesday, March 24 on the William Woods University campus.
As the owner and operator of Gasper’s Truck Plaza in Kingdom City, Ron Atkinson has met truck drivers from across the country. Despite learning of places far and wide from those who pass through his business, Atkinson kept his feet planted in Callaway County to run the family business and raise a family with his wife, Cindy, a 1980 Fulton High School graduate.
Fulton Public Schools (FPS) is launching a comprehensive investigation during its spring break after physical education teachers conducted a class activity that has parents and participating students upset.
KPI holds quarterly pound sale to benefit its employees, mission
Kingdom Projects, Inc., a non-profit sheltered workshop that provides employment to disabled residents of Callaway County, hosted a pound sale on Saturday to benefit its employees and mission.
Joyce Epperson has led her life with open arms and open ears. As a mother, crisis response team member and medical first responder, the Fulton woman has cared for a countless number of people by listening to their woes and offering them hugs. She’s done this in various situations — at home with neighborhood children, car accidents and death scenes. Her hugs know no race, color, gender or economic status.
Jerrie Bell’s commitment to service spans more than two decades, and in that time she’s advocated for a group of people she said can be overlooked — victims.
Confederate and Union reenactors and historians gave library patrons a blast from the past on Saturday.
William Woods University hosts dressage show in stress-free environment
William Woods University hosted its annual Completely Relaxed Spring Schooling Dressage Show on Saturday. The event draws participation from William Woods students, graduates and dressage enthusiasts from outside Callaway County lines.
The Callaway County Commission and County Clerk Denise Hubbard met with sales associates from Springfield-based Elkins-Swyers Company to learn about options for new voting machines.
Westminster College President Barney Forsythe announced Wednesday the joint decision between the college and the Sigma Chi International Headquarters (SCIH) to indefinitely suspend the Delta Tau chapter of Sigma Chi after new evidence surfaced of offensive comments posted on a private Sigma Chi Facebook page.
Mayor LeRoy Benton proposes sidewalk improvement funding, council approves suggestion
The Fulton City Council read for the first time an ordinance which would authorize the $4 million lease-purchase agreement between the city and three area banks — The Callaway Bank, Central Bank and Bank Star One — to fund the city’s new warehouse facility.
Sigma Chi International finds violations, including hazing, on Fulton college campus
The Sigma Chi International Fraternity has suspended activities at its Delta Tau chapter at Westminster College for the rest of the spring semester.
The speakers at the Fulton State Hospital’s Cultural Competence Committee third annual Community Conversation will be back again Tuesday and Wednesday for the fourth annual event, addressing issues and topics within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community.
If all goes according to plan, Callaway Community Hospital will re-implement orthopedic surgery this April, according to new Chief Executive Officer Mike Powell.