SERVE Inc.’s third annual Back-to-School Fair fills backpacks, prepares children for school
Hundreds of children and their families filled Callaway Christian Church on Saturday at SERVE, Inc.'s third annual Back-to-School Fair, collecting paper, pencils, notebooks, markers and other school supplies in preparation for the first day of school.
City preps for bigger-than-usual overlay project; sewer lining work also to begin soon to alleviate inflow to wastewater plant
The City of Fulton’s annual asphalt overlay project will be a bigger job in 2014 than years past. City Engineer Greg Hayes said the street department sets aside $250,000 each year for the project, but this year $100,000 from the sewer and water departments each will be added to that figure.
Betty Hardin’s face illuminated as she walked by the hydrangeas, hibiscuses and other flowers in the horticulture exhibit of the Fulton Garden Club’s “Back to Gardening: Show Me” flower show, which marked its 28th year.
Westminster College history professor Mark Boulton teaches history so that — as the saying goes — the major political downfalls won’t repeat themselves. While working on his dissertation in the early 2000s, Boulton realized that politicians throughout America’s history have not taken that phrase as close to heart.
Large-scale equipment, hard hats and orange signs have signaled this summer that the City of Fulton is under construction.
The Fulton City Council tabled a resolution Tuesday night showing support of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of sales tax-related bills that could potentially cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars based on two different estimates.
The ninth annual Frogs and Hogs festival kicked off Friday as motorcycle enthusiasts poured into Mokane and cooks tested their skills in the “Wing Ding” cookoff.
The South Callaway School Board discussed options for a new drug, alcohol and tobacco policy at its meeting Wednesday night. Students participating in athletics and other extra curricular activities are currently withheld from games or activities based on calendar days, but the board is assessing how to move forward with a penalization based on percentage.
With about 52 percent of the vote, Megan Haas will take her spot on the board for the first time after Tuesday’s runoff election.
Reflecting on the 2014 Callaway County Youth Expo rabbit show, Judge Ray Hall said the youth’s showmanship was the best he’s ever seen from top to bottom.
Lifelong Fultonian, World War II vet becomes centurion this month
World War II veteran Eugene White’s 100th birthday wish is more for time — time he would use doing something he credits for his long life.
Callaway County officials and emergency personnel met Thursday morning to practice what they would do if the Callaway Energy Center ever experienced a nuclear disaster.
The 2014 Callaway County Youth Expo kicked off Wednesday morning featuring some of the best and brightest young Callawegians the annual pageant.
Fulton men plan to preserve barn, grow grapes for local wineries
Two local men plan to transform the historic rock barn previously on the Fulton State Hospital campus into a vineyard within the next couple years.
As Callaway County transitions from a Class 1 to a Class 2 county, there’s one stipulation voters will need to agree on come August.
A Georgia family will soon be in Fulton as a stop for its national tour to educate the public about cerebral palsy.
Anti-hog farm petition gains 500 signatures in first day, Callaway County residents share concerns
Shirley Kidwell signed a document in 1999 with nine other Callaway County residents and Gary Horstmeier, owner and operator of Horstmeier Farms in Kingdom City, which she said prevents a potential hog confinement site coming to Callaway County.
District looks at agro/science building, maintenance facility, phone system upgrades for potential bond issue
In preparation for a November bond issue, the North Callaway Board of Education heard developments on facilities planning from The Architects Alliance, a Central Missouri architectural firm aiding the district.
KINGDOM CITY — A group of residents living near a potential hog confinement site in Callaway County have organized under an official name are taking action against what they believe could be a harm to the community.
Construction of various city summer projects are at different stages as reported by city officials at the Fulton City Council’s Tuesday meeting.
A large, black trunk tucked away in Marsha Norris Knudsen’s parent’s home held family treasures left undiscovered for years.
After a four-year pay freeze, New Bloomfield teachers and certified and non-certified staff will receive raises after the school board approved the measure during its regular meeting Thursday.
Bill Evans, 68, of Bonne Terre sings whenever and wherever he can. His love for song is evident at truck stops, where he sings well-known tunes and encourages other drivers to join in with him.
A group of Kingdom City residents opposing a potential hog confinement site has decided to seek legal advice, according to a statement sent to the Fulton Sun from Jeff Jones, the group’s spokesperson.
While some mysteries were dispelled about a potential Kingdom City-area hog confinement during a forum Tuesday night, residents are still trying to forsee how the operation will work based on responses to the group’s 36 questions, said Jeff Jones, a spokesman for the nearly 35 residents.
Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed four senate bills Thursday that concerned local officials after the Department of Revenue released numbers showing amounts Callaway County, the ambulance district and cities would lose if the bills became law.
Recount shows Gracia Backer, Megan Haas each polled 267 votes
The New Bloomfield School District will hold a special election for a board seat after recount request from a New Bloomfield School Board candidate has resulted in a tie.
South Callaway R-II Schools will move forward with more updates to its athletic facilities after approval for its school board Wednesday night. The South Callaway Board of Education voted 6-1 for more than $330,000 to be spent on baseball and softball field improvements.
HATTON — Many different voices sounded Tuesday night during an open forum to discuss a potential hog farm site in Kingdom City that could house up to 7,600 sows and 2,720 swine.
The annual Alan Leake Fishing Tournament drew about 35 participants to Veterans Park on Saturday. Children and teenagers competed to see who would catch the most and the biggest fish. In total, fishers caught 269 fish.
One hundred years ago today, Martha McCray, resident at Presbyterian Manor in Fulton, was born to Oliver and Mary Sebastian in Stephens — a town located in the northwest region of Callaway County.
Leeloo, an Australian cattle dog, will head back home to Chicago Saturday after being missed in Callaway County by her owner, Art Wilk of Chicago, for more than a week.
Concerned citizens near a potential hog confinement site will have an opportunity to ask questions 7 p.m. June 10 in an open forum.
The Callaway County Library hosted a Mad Scientists Lab Wednesday inside the Friends Room where children could explore the world of science. Experiment stations were set up that allowed children to play with the reaction between liquids and solids in addition to sound.
Four Missouri tax bills could cost Callaway, local entities up to $1.25 million says Department of Revenue
Callaway’s county, city and ambulance district officials have voiced their concerns for a series of last-minute Missouri state bills that would cost them a combined estimated $1.25 million in annual tax revenues.
HOLTS SUMMIT — The Kanas City woman found dead in Holts Summit was a prostitute who solicited sex at truck stops, according to Holts Summit Police Department Chief Kyle McIntyre. Jessica Murafetis, 44, was found Jan. 30 in a grassy field near an ExxonMobil station’s parking lot off of U.S. Highway 54, where tractor-trailers commonly park.
They’ll travel from the states of Ohio and Illinois, and Missouri cities like Washington, Rocheport, Ethel, Hannibal and more to paint the landscapes of Callaway County this weekend for the Art House’s first plein air event.
The artwork of three former U.S. Navy artists who documented D-Day through watercolors and drawings will be on display at the Churchill Museum starting May 30. The director of the Churchill Archives Centre will give a presentation during the exhibit's opening.
A New Bloomfield couple suffered no injuries after a fire ignited their home this morning, but have lost all of their belongings and are missing two pets.
Meredith Bolen, Westminster College student, said she is the kind of person who enjoys learning, research and a challenge. So when environmental sciences professor David Schmidt offered project opportunities to his students, Bolen inquired about her options.
Westminster College President Barney Forsythe recently announced he will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
Steve Wescott, 34, continues his journey today through Mid-Missouri, walking with his goat to make it to New York City. Wescott and his goat, LeeRoy Brown, started their trek at the Space Needle in Seattle on May 2, 2012 and set out for the 3,800-mile trek to Times Square to raise money for an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya.
The South Callaway Board of Education awarded bids for several facility upgrades totaling more than $2 million during its meeting Wednesday night.
Portland couple donates to clear South Callaway students' lunch debts
Phillip Baumgarth, 72, stood inside the South Callaway High School cafeteria, waiting for to be served his meal at the Kingdom Telephone Cooperative annual shareholders meeting in March. As he waited, Phillip Baumgarth noticed a sign posted in the cafeteria that troubled him.
Kayla Foust of Fulton walked through the Westminster columns with a degree and engagement ring on Saturday.
Elizabeth Wilson, professor of social work at William Woods University, recently released the results of a survey she and sophomore Katherine Johnson created on sexual consent. Wilson and Johnson collaborated for the school’s mentor-mentee program in which a professor and student team up for research.
While running her mobile spray tanning business, Fulton native Veronica Baker, a then-Columbia resident, would travel back to her hometown for appointments.
Ava Santhuff (right), 5, of Fulton whispers in her mother’s ear as they along with Ava’s grandmother, Martha Wayne, judge the costume contest Sunday at the Super Sam Family Fun Run.
When the first Harry Potter movie came out in theaters in 2001, the book and movie series became a part of Alex Burns’ life. She started attending midnight release parties of the books and midnight premieres of the movies dressed in her Harry Potter gear. At her Christian elementary school, she would find herself in trouble for even talking about Harry, Hogwarts, Hagrid or anything magical.
Missouri School for the Deaf student Cody Avila took the floor Thursday inside the school’s library to read his original poem, “Prove Them Wrong,” which told the story of his grandfather and an important lesson he taught Avila.