Since forming last fall to attract and build new businesses in Callaway County, a committee of the Fulton Area Development Corporation now has a plan outlined to achieve its goals. Committee Chair Kim Barnes approached the Fulton City Council at its Tuesday meeting to request use of the former Fulton Police Department station on Market Street as the home of a new business incubator and accelerator program, titled the “Show Me Innovation Center.”
The city of Fulton’s sewer system is about to get a lot more water-tight — financially and literally.
Many fathers will unwrap ties, T-shirts and coffee mugs this Father’s Day weekend declaring them the No. 1 Dad, but one Fulton man was recently named the best in the nation.
A fundraiser for a New Bloomfield baby who doctors say is a case of “interrupted sudden infant death syndrome” will take place June 14 at New Bloomfield High School.
A community enhancement grant from the Callaway County United Way will be put to use by Central Missouri Community Action helping adults further their basic education.
County commuters near Holts Summit and Fulton’s airport can expect roadwork on some of their routes this month.
Matt Harline leaves Fulton after seven years to serve Centralia as city administrator
If you ask Matt Harline, he’ll say he hasn’t accomplished a whole lot in seven years — not by himself, anyway.
Nine months ago, Jerry Damron started working to give back to Callaway County’s homeless shelter, and people who were once in his position.
Though he only met her once, David Collins said Maya Angelou was the type of person who made you feel like fast friends.
A Missouri Department of Natural Resources environmental specialist visited Fulton’s landfill site Friday and said vegetative cover has significantly improved.
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.
City considers restructuring plan or taking over project to complete in phases
Fulton’s new animal shelter is well underway after a successful fundraising campaign, but Director of Administration Bill Johnson told the City Council Tuesday that Fulton rejected the single bid it received on completing the structure.
With no ordinances or resolutions to consider, Fulton's city council convened for just less than an an hour Tuesday, primarily to hear updates on the splash pad, animal shelter, warehouse, Seventh Street Bridge and smart-grid projects.
Fulton emergency responders briefly closed the 500 block of Market Street to traffic after receiving a call of a strong odor of gas in the area around 5 p.m. today.
Fulton Bowling Center hosts fundraiser for Brandon Irwin
When Fulton’s Brandon Irwin was injured after a car struck his motorcycle, Boone County road crews lost a worker they consider a hero — and the Fulton Bowling Center, a regular patron.
Board also interviews four finalists for new airport manager position
City Engineer Greg Hayes told Fulton's Airport Advisory Board he still wasn't sure if the city would get a 95-percent Missouri Department of Transportation grant for widening Runway 06-24 at the city airport, but plans for the project have moved forward.
Independent auditors, state weigh in on one woman’s petition to review city’s finances; Segerson claims improper billing, spending part of hidden agenda
Kathy Segerson continued to address her concerns with the city at the Fulton City Council meeting May 13, arguing the planned $7 million public works campus was a waste of money that could be better spent elsewhere.
New people will soon be able to apply for the Section 8 voucher program in Fulton for the first time in nearly a year.
Fulton Council agrees to pen grant request for theater renovation, fund Brick District downtown plan
The Brick District Association had plenty of good news following the Fulton City Council meeting Tuesday.
A Fulton man was sentenced in federal court today on two separate cases for marijuana trafficking and for illegally possessing a firearm, a press release from United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri states.
10-year-old remains in hospital
A hospital is not where most mothers hope to spend Mother's Day, but Lori Spears has refused to leave her son's side.
Callaway County Family and Community Education (FCE) Council Vice President Umbra Duffy inspects hemming on her aunt in-law’s dress during the FCE’s annual May Tea Monday at the Callaway County Extension Center.
Kingdom Pilots Association (KPA) President Brian Rhoades has been flying for only a few years, but his interest in aviation dates back to his childhood.
Whether you're looking for breakfast, lunch or even a chance at a new barbecue grill, the Fulton VFW wants you to help honor America's service people.
New meters will allow ratepayers to see usage on hourly basis
Within the next work week, the city of Fulton will be halfway through meter upgrades that will make it easier for city ratepayers to monitor their energy consumption.
Art show featuring works by hospital clients runs May 7-21
As a Fulton State Hospital employee, Peggy Reed-Lohmeyer has seen firsthand the effect art can have on the hospital’s clients. Though FSH does not have an on-staff art therapist, many of the clients say they benefit from art, finding ways to express themselves when words fail.
Slightly higher than other parks in Fulton but still safe, officers say
Last week's shooting in Carver Park raised questions among the community of whether the park was safe, but Fulton Police Maj. Roger Rice's answer was straightforward.
When he introduced her as the guest of honor at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning, Central Christian Church pastor Bill Nigus jokingly called Peggy Kirkpatrick, executive director of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, “Xena the Warrior Princess.”
Severe weather saw 65 tornadoes kill at least 27 people throughout the Midwest in the past four days, the Associated Press reports, and that death toll is expected to rise. A group in Millersburg hopes to make that area more prepared this weekend should something happen here.
Boone County road worker received Red Cross hero award in 2013 snowstorm
A Fulton man is still in serious condition at University Hospital after he was hit on his motorcycle returning home from work Saturday.
Fulton Police still have not released the victim’s name or a suspect description in a shooting that occurred at Carver Park Saturday night that sent a Columbia man to a hospital there, but officials say they are making progress.
After a number of revisions to the original plan, the Fulton Utility Board at its Monday meeting saw what should be nearing a final draft of the building plans for the new city public works campus.
Wind tore a large spruce tree out of the ground at 10th Street and West Avenue in Fulton, blocking 10th and causing Fulton fire and police officials to divert traffic while crews removed the debris.
After logistics forced the city of Fulton to change its plans in implementing a splash pad at Memorial Park, the city council approved a final plan for its design.
While Fulton residents share breakfast and fellowship during the 2014 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Mayor LeRoy Benton hopes they’ll take a moment to think about those without.
Callaway County Head Start in Fulton is inviting area men to help make a difference in a child’s life for the 14th year in a row this Thursday.
Though last year’s rainy, cool spring made for slim pickings among morel hunters, the Brick District’s inaugural Morels and Microbrews festival drew large crowds downtown and was considered a hit.
Group hopes to raise $280,000 to benefit local aid organizations
Coming off of two record-setting years, the Callaway County United Way has set its sights even higher for its Fall 2014 campaign goal.
Today is the last day to guarantee a T-shirt by registering for the city of Fulton’s annual Tails on the Trail dog run/walk, and this year’s event features a special treat for pets and owners alike.
The Fulton City Council learned Tuesday that the Seventh Street bridge project would have a $100,000 higher price tag than originally intended, due to time restraints on both the project and area bridge workers.
Alex White takes on Estevan Payan in short-notice televised bout April 19
Pretty much everyone who remembers Alex White from the time he attended South Callaway High School before graduating in 2007 described him the same way: a quiet kid who kept to himself.
Council opts to pursue business practice changes before making landlords liable for renter bills
After three landlords spoke out against a proposed, tentative ordinance that would make them liable for their tenants' utility bills during the comment period of Tuesday's City Council meeting, Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton told the council it likely wouldn't even have to turn the measure down.
Fulton financial department holds several rewards for bookkeeping transparency
Citing dissatisfaction with her utility bills and the process of questioning them, a Fulton woman has filed to begin a petition audit with the Missouri State Auditor’s Office of the city of Fulton’s utilities finances and state and federal grant usage.
FFA Advisor James Rinck, left, helps Teresa and Tim Kucera pick out new additions to their garden during the Fulton FFA’s plant sale Monday.
The city of Fulton has been recognized as one of the most reliable sources of electricity in the nation.
Judge rules write-in alderman hopeful owes city utility payments, ineligible for office
Jerry Wilkerson, the Auxvasse man who hoped to land on the Board of Aldermen there by write-in vote, was found ineligible for office by 13th Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler due to unpaid utility fees in a special hearing 10 a.m. today at the Callaway County Courthouse.
Michael Frame offers counterpoints to Peter Kinder, who visited Fulton school last week
Days after Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s Right-to-Work presentation at Westminster College, State Rep. Michael Frame visited the school to provide perspective from the other end of the political spectrum.
German-born brothers reunited after 60-year separation
After six decades of separation, two brothers’ journeys for their biological families ended Monday.
Voters in southern Callaway County will be asked to help bolster the South Callaway Fire Protection District board today.
For the first time in three years, First Baptist Church will bring Easter alive on stage.