Fulton man reaches out to world through radio
He served Fulton and Callaway County as an optometrist for 40 years, but the two broadcast towers he’s erected in his backyard mean Dick White’s neighbors probably know him best as a radio man.
Callaway superintendents weigh in on results, expect more analysis next week
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has publicly released MAP test results for the 2013 school year.
To continue looking at city preservation ordinance at next meeting
According to Historic Preservation Commission member David McDaniel, Fulton’s current preservation ordinance lacks teeth.
For the seventh year in a row, the air at the Fulton State Hospital lawn will soon be filled with the smell of tangy barbecue and the sound of twangy music.
Goes on to nationals in September
Jaiden Galbreath is now the newest and youngest in a long line of pullers.
The 2013 Kingdom of Callaway County Fair is in the books, but the Fulton Jaycees didn’t have too much time to rest after the oftentimes hectic event before organizing a different kind of circus.
The Fulton VFW has expanded its menu — and service.
Quilting group asks community to help sew stockings for local charities
The Jefferson City-based Missouri River Quilt Guild is used to giving back to the community. Many of the group’s 120 members contribute to the guild’s various ongoing service projects, such as making quilts for Habitat For Humanity or lap blankets for elderly veterans going on the Honor Flight or receiving care in the VA Hospital.
The Fulton Fire Department responded at about 2 p.m. Thursday to a car fire at the corner of East 9th and Vine streets.
Though the Callaway Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) for their work in natural disaster preparedness, but those aren’t the only problems they want you to be ready for.
Donates toys for children in lieu of birthday presents
Jennifer Books knows most girls her daughter’s age want lots of presents for their 10th birthdays.
Should bond issue pass in April, city would have more time to upgrade
On the wings of good news involving a compromise on the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandated improvements to the wastewater treatment facility, the Fulton City Council gave the go-ahead to get started on the process at Tuesday’s meeting.
From left: Christian Moore, Abby Schmidt and Megan Schmidt play with toys during the T-Bird Preschool open house Monday.
The Fulton City Council will meet tonight, beginning with a work session at at 6:30 p.m., followed by a public hearing and its regular meeting at 7:30.
More than 700 students will be going back to school this week with a backpack full of supplies.
Registration deadline Aug. 28 for course
The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce is looking for 12 emerging business leaders in Callaway County.
Millersburg Christian Church to host bluegrass worship service
As the other seven musicians tune their instruments or debate which song should start off practice, Juanita Heider has made up her mind.
The Holts Summit Fire Protection District is staying tuned in to dispatch, thanks to a state grant.
Tomatoes, peppers bolster food pantry stores
SERVE, Inc.’s food pantry is ripe for the picking, thanks to the donation of four new raised beds to the charity’s garden.
Animal-lovers in Fulton will soon be teeing off to help raise money for the city’s animal shelter yet again.
Annual baby contest brings droves to bandstand at Callaway Fair
Thursday may not have been one of the busiest days at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair, but it is definitely in the running for the cutest.
Back-to-school events held as part of national clinic week
Uninsured and underinsured children in Callaway County will have a chance to go back to school this year with a better bill of health.
Six graduate from CMCA leadership class with new resources, higher hopes
As an intimate group of friends and family enjoyed dinner while waiting for graduation ceremonies to start Wednesday at the Callaway Electric Co-op, decorative table pieces were adorned with plaques that read “What is your passion?”
Proceeds from dinner will provide more opportunities for young scouts
One of Callaway County’s longest-running Cub Scout packs wants to feed the community something a little more substantial than popcorn.
Owner receives minor burns
A home in the 100 block of Maple Street was damaged by a fire Sunday afternoon, causing serious damage to the building and minor burns to its occupant.
State Hospital hosts seminar on trauma, care for those who live with it
It’s been seven years since Fulton State Hospital partnered with the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care to improve the way it helps clients living with traumatic experience.
Effective immediately, Veterans Park playground closes with multiple safety violations
In a 4-3 split, the Fulton City Council voted to immediately close a section of playground equipment with multiple safety violations.
Route to pass through Cedar City, Tebbetts, flood plains
This year, one of the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society’s biggest fundraisers will also be commemorating a historic event.
Credits would provide temporary rebates on bills for new businesses, resident employees
The Utility Board voted unanimously to request the Fulton City Council approve a utility credit incentive what would provide temporary savings on utility bills for new or existing businesses adding full-time jobs to the local economy, as well as their high-paid employees on residential bills.
Board lowers gate prices, offers events and bands for an “old fashioned” fair
After years of higher gate prices, new events, flashy musical guests and dwindling attendance, the 2013 Kingdom of Callaway County Fair hopes to make a return to old form and simpler times.
The National Churchill Museum hopes to expand its programming to include area schools and organizations, but it needs help.
Hundreds come out for bike show, to support vets at annual festival
Heat and high water couldn’t keep motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts, frog leg connoisseurs and supporters of U.S. troops from turning out in droves for the eighth annual Frogs and Hogs Festival.
Longtime executive director moves up to CEO of statewide YMCA advocacy group, leave local organization in good shape
After seven years as the YMCA of Callaway County’s executive director, Patricia Miller has resigned after accepting a position as CEO of the Missouri State Alliance.
Callaway County Humane Society to host ‘Great American Rubber Ducky Race’
Animal lovers are encouraged to flock to Stinson Creek on Saturday, Aug. 10 ,to catch the Callaway County Humane Society’s inaugural “Great American Rubber Ducky Race.”
Council members heard from department heads on various needs at retreat
With multiple departments making requests from a limited general fund, the Fulton City Council will be weighing several needs when considering next year’s budget at its July 23 meeting.
City Engineer keeps council informed at retreat
During its annual informational retreat Friday at the Fulton Police Department, the city council received an update on plans to construct a public works facility — which would include a new city warehouse — near Westminster Avenue and 13th Street.
Marks the authority’s highest score
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development completed their recurring property management inspections of the Fulton Housing Authority on Wednesday, which resulted in the organization’s all-time highest score.
Columbia-based cabs provide services after Ralph’s Taxi does not reapply for license
By the time Westminster College and William Woods University students return in the fall, they’ll be catching rides in a different cab.
New twists mark old tradition
Though most of the big events won’t start until today, Callaway County’s inaugural Youth Expo kicked off Wednesday morning with a coronation.
A German-born central Missouri settler who went on to serve the state’s legislature during the Civil War, Gert Goebel had a unique perspective on The Show-Me State. Now, that perspective is widely available to English-speaking audiences for the first time.
A resident concerned with the state of the sidewalk in front of her East Harrison Street home led the city council to discuss creating a new ordinance that would regulate sidewalk repairs made there.
95-year-old was living tie to Civil War
Perhaps the last remaining man with living memory of a Civil War veteran, Isham C. Holland passed away in his home July 3.
Inaugural event spotlights youth in rural, other activities
Organizers of Callaway County’s first Youth Expo hope to start with a bang next week at the Auxvasse Lions Club Park and Arena.
Parade committee enthusiastic about parade’s present and future
When Fulton’s second-annual Independence Day Parade kicked off at 11 a.m. Thursday from the Fulton Country Club, Parade Committee co-chairs David Beaver and Tom Maupin already knew it was a big success.
Annual motorcycle parade and event sends food, aid to Haiti
For the second year in a row, Victory Fellowship Church in Fulton hopes to team with Global Compassion Ministries to send hope — and more than 20,000 meals — to Haiti.
Team returns from annual Community Partnership project as second health clinic nears completion
For a group of nine volunteers representing Fulton, Callaway County and Humanity for Children, a trip to Fulton’s sister city took them halfway around the world.
The agencies providing rent assistance vouchers to low-income families in Callaway County haven’t had to cut services due to the federal budget sequester — yet. But both agencies here that provide Section 8 vouchers continue to serve a major need for assistance in keeping a roof over local families’ heads.
The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society and Museum is turning to the people of Callaway County to help it preserve the county’s oral history for posterity.
The weeds had overgrown the sign that bid visitors welcome to Carver Park, and three Fulton residents had enough.
The 25th annual College for Kids is in full swing at William Woods University. This week, about 100 high-IQ fifth and sixth graders in the top 5 percent of their classes are flooding the campus for a series of fun and educational programs designed to help them learn, develop creativity and reach their full potential. Of course, not everything is strictly educational: College for Kids returned to the Westminster Avenue Fulton Fire Station for its annual ice cream fight and subsequent hose down. Fulton resident Sue Craghead, Director of College for Kids, said she thanked the fire department for their help in providing another fun activity for the students.