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Dean Asher

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Ice melt in slim supply at Fulton stores

Suppliers sold out or rationing stock during snowy, icy winter

So much ice melt is usually left over for Fulton hardware and home improvement stores come springtime that it’s hard to find a place to store it.

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More than 7 inches of snow costs city for its removal

The city of Fulton spent $68,000 on the Tuesday-Wednesday snow storm.

Snow cleanup in Fulton an overnight chore through storm

For the fourth time this winter, crews have hit the bricks and plenty of other streets in Fulton.

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Callaway Historical Society to host President’s Day trivia Feb. 22

Fulton trivia buffs had better brush up on their energy policy and their peanuts.

Enrollment open to pay Callaway real estate taxes quarterly

Callaway County residents who want to avoid a lump-sum payments on their real estate taxes have until Feb. 15 to do so.

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Fulton mulls updates to parking ordinance

Though drivers might see a few more “no parking” signs across town, the city of Fulton would do relatively little to its parking policy if it adopted proposed changes.

Fulton fights cell tower laws

The city of Fulton voiced it’s discontent with state bills that limit local control over cable and phone companies Tuesday.

Callaway students’ photography showcased in Capitol Building today

tudents who took part in a discussion on social, health, community and teen issues through their photography will have their work displayed on its biggest stage yet.

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Justus outlines goals for 2014 to Westminster students, staff

State Sen. Jolie Justus spent Monday afternoon at Westminster College, where she outlined a number of her legislative priorities for the upcoming year ranging from restructuring legal code to ensuring fair treatment in Missouri's workforce.

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Moore’s Mill findings featured in Westminster College

More than 175 Civil War artifacts to be donated to Historical Society

An official report is still pending, but a Westminster College history professor and students presented the dozens of bullets, canister balls and other items that have helped reshape their understanding of Callaway County’s largest Civil War battle Wednesday.

Auxvasse man wanted after allegedly attempting to hit officer with vehicle

Callaway County law enforcement officers are looking for an Auxvasse man after he allegedly fled after trying to hit an officer there with his car.

MoDOT to close Route O in Callaway for four hours Friday

Crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will replace a cross pipe on Route O in Callaway County on Friday, Jan. 24.

Winds, dry grass creates conditions for wildfire in Callaway County

Blustery winds and dry grass have made for a dangerous combination in Central Missouri.

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Callaway County United Way meets goal for second consecutive record-setting year

$265k raised will help local agencies partner to combat poverty

A small crowd of board members and supporters gathered on the Callaway County Courthouse lawn Monday to celebrate another milestone year for the Callaway County United Way.

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Keys to success

Retired teachers volunteer to help unemployed prepare for jobs

Since 2012, seven Callaway County women have been working to give local job hunters the keys to employment.

Fulton sewer camera inspection halted by gravel obstruction

City now seeks solution for inches of gravel partially obstructing pipes

The city of Fulton’s efforts to find sources of excess water entering the sanitary sewer system have been obstructed.

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Fulton saves on landfill violations, moves with new master plan for airport

The Fulton airport and city coffers both have something to look forward to in the city’s future.

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Fulton councilmen discuss campaign for re-election

One incumbent files, three announce plans to ahead of Jan. 21 deadline

With just one week to turn in petitions to run for Fulton City Council, one councilman has officially filed for re-election with three others announcing intent.

Fulton Area Development Corporation forms committee to aid Callaway County entrepreneurs

A new Fulton Area Development Corporation committee wants to help business-minded residents of Fulton and Callaway County get their foot in the door.

Callaway County jail, road crews at forefront of County Commission’s 2014 plans

As Callaway County enters the new year, the county jail and road crews can expect advancement on two pending projects.

Boyd & Boyd Relay team hosts annual trivia night

Despite it’s name, event organizers say the annual “Think While You Drink” trivia night isn’t too hard.

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Mayor LeRoy Benton looks ahead to capital improvements, bond election next year

In discussing his plans for the city of Fulton in 2014, Mayor LeRoy Benton said there are plenty of projects the city has planned that have him excited.

Fulton, Mo Dept. of Conservation offer solutions for old Christmas trees

Fulton residents have a few eco-friendly options for disposing of their live Christmas trees after the holidays.

Fulton faces little chance of white Christmas

NOAA gives central Missouri just 11 to 25 percent chance of snow on ground Dec. 25

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas here in Fulton, you’ll probably have to dream on this year.

Callaway County churches to have Christmas Eve in a barn

Local churches host variety of holiday services

Richland Baptist Church invites patrons and guests to spend Christmas Eve away in a manger.

Fulton Our House holiday dinner raises $5,000 in second year

Callaway’s homeless and emergency overnight shelter saw a strong outpouring of support at a recent fundraiser.

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Fulton to rebuild Seventh Street bridge in 2014

New span to be constructed while Westminster College out for summer

When Westminster College students return for studies next August, they’ll still take the same route to get to classes and Priest Field, but they’ll have an all-new way to walk there.

Fulton adopts resolution supporting State Hospital renovation

The Fulton City Council unanimously voiced support for Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposal to appropriate funding in the 2015 budget for the Fulton State Hospital Tuesday.

Fulton Council approves new gravedigger, 10-year contract on natural gas

The Fulton Council approved a contract with a new city gravedigger Tuesday — barely.

NRC awards Callaway Plant extension on safety upgrades

More time allows Energy Center to build safer, more cost-effective alternative

In an effort to build a better, more cost-effective solution on an element of safety mandates from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Callaway Energy Center has secured a partial extension on their upgrade schedule.

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Miller Chrysler re-branded under new ownership today

Callaway Chrysler opens for service

Fulton’s Chrysler dealership is reopening under a new name and ownership.

Local fire officials advise on holiday safety

Flues, lights, dry trees and space heaters leading cause of wintertime fires

As Callaway County residents hang their stockings by the chimney this year, local firefighters want to make sure they do so with care.

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'Art House' to bring fine arts to downtown Fulton

Featuring feature local artists, photography and supplies, sneak peek begins Thursday

What Brick District Association President Tom Riley calls “the biggest thing we’ve been able to accomplish for downtown Fulton” started as a simple suggestion.

Fire destroys mobile home near Millersburg Sunday

Two residents here escaped their home Sunday afternoon as an apparent wood stove fire set the structure ablaze Sunday afternoon.

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Nixon announces proposal for new facilities at Fulton State Hospital

In a press conference Monday at Fulton State Hospital’s Administration Building, Gov. Jay Nixon announced his proposal to build a new high-security psychiatric facility at the aging Biggs and Guhleman forensic centers.

Holts Summit board mulls zoning reform, sewer mandate

Though the city tabled the motion, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen discussed the future of the city’s sewage treatment facility.

Chamber Banquet tickets now on sale

‘Callawegian Cruise’ to set sale Jan. 9

The 2014 Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce Banquet hopes to highlight the chamber’s services and plans for the next year from the high seas.

County commission agrees to take on ownership, maintenance of NCHS access road

Problems with annexation prevents Kingdom City from taking road on MoDOT completion schedule

Following a Wednesday meeting with the Kingdom City Board of Aldermen, the Callaway County Commission has agreed to take ownership of the new North Callaway High School access road from the Missouri Department of Transportation once it’s completed in August.

FMS, McIntire students send hundreds of cards to deployed troops

Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes drive sends cards for soldiers overseas for holidays

Thanks to the efforts of some Fulton students, more than 500 soldiers away from their families for the holidays will get a friendly and thankful reminder of home.

County commission agrees to take on ownership, maintenance of NCHS access road

Problems with annexation of road outside city limits prevents Kingdom City from taking road on MoDOT completion schedule

Following a Wednesday meeting with the Kingdom City Board of Aldermen, the Callaway County Commission has agreed to take ownership of the new North Callaway High School access road from the Missouri Department of Transportation once it’s completed in August.

Fulton Fire to collect new toys along Christmas Parade for SERVE

Donations to benefit Adopt a Family, 400 children without match

The Fulton Fire Department makes a living saving lives and property, but during the Jaycee’s Christmas Parade Saturday, they hope to save Christmas for about 400 local children.

Carter trial to begin Dec. 10

Suspect charged in 2012 beating, robbery of Fulton woman

The jury trial for a Fulton woman arrested for the random beating and robbery of a shopper leaving Walmart will begin a week from today.

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Families, friends gather in New Bloomfield for holiday feast

For the eighth year, those who weren’t able to have a Thanksgiving meal on their own could still get together in good company for the holidays.

Substation failure causes city-wide outage in Fulton Tuesday

Power out for up to 1 hour before electricity rerouted

Equipment failure at a city of Fulton substation resulted in an outage for all city utility customers Tuesday evening. Customers lost electricity around 4:40 p.m., but the Electric Department restored power to all within 45 minutes to one hour.

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Victorian Tour returns Dec. 7, proceeds for restoration of downtown theatre

For the 15th year in a row, the Fulton Heritage Trust will spruce up Callaway County’s Christmas spirit with a bit of history.

Fulton animal shelter within $20,000 of goal

Mayor confident ground will break early 2014

If funds keep coming in at their current rate, Fulton’s stray animals will have a new shelter by this time next year.

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California contractor flown to University Hospital after Fulton ditch caves in

A California man was buried up to his waist when a ditch he was contracted to excavate caved in off of County Club Drive in Fulton Monday, sending him to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fulton to focus on communication, staying ahead of big snow

Fulton may see flurries Monday as temperatures dip below freezing, and City Engineer Greg Hayes says local street crews are prepared.

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Poverty Week events impart lessons on hunger at Westminster with 'hunger banquet'

Even in a crowd as intimate as the one that filled the Marsh Room in the Mueller Leadership Hall, it was easy to see the disparity between classes at the Westminster College Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) poverty banquet.

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Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns Nov. 23

Annual Relay For Life fundraiser to help fight cancer

It might not be Boyd & Boyd, Inc. and Friends’ most time-honored Relay For Life fundraiser, but the Daddy-Daughter Date Night has quickly become one of its most anticipated.