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Westminster professor elected to academic national council

David Jones, professor of psychology and associate dean of faculty at Westminster College, has been elected to the National Council of the Alpha Chi academic honorary society.

Capital murder trial delayed another year

Father, daughter slain in Auxvasse-area robbery in 2011

The capital murder trial of a Sept. 1, 2011, double homicide of two rural Auxvasse residents is not likely to start for another year, Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wilson said Monday.

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Every time — including the 3rd — a charm for Fulton lottery player

Local woman claims $40,000 for Powerball win, sums more than $93K in 10 years

Caroline Lamons-Trowbridge of Fulton this month won $40,000 by picking numbers in the June 5 Missouri Lottery Powerball game.

Farmers market debuts in Holts Summit on Saturday

The first farmers market in Holts Summit will debut at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hibernia Park, next to the Holts Summit City Hall on South Summit Drive.

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Owner: New vehicles arrive soon at Miller Chrysler

Although the lot in front of his business has no new vehicles now, the situation will change soon, says Dave Miller, owner of Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Fulton.

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EIA breakout in Nebraska prompts concern of Missouri horse owners

A breakout of 12 cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Nebraska has caused concern of Missouri owners of horses, mules and donkeys.

Street improvements move ahead in New Bloomfield

Aldermen also approve park improvements, rate hikes for pavilion use and residential trash service

The New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen received a progress report Thursday night on street improvements throughout the city financed by a $365,000 general obligation bond issue approved last year.

South Callaway schools to issue iPads to students this fall semester

Parents must pay for lost, damaged iPads or buy insurance

The R-2 South Callaway School District Board of Education was briefed Wednesday night on the role of parents in replacing lost or damaged iPads. With the start of the 2013-14 school year in August, all students in the district will be issued iPads.

MoDOT tests high- friction road surface

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to test a new pavement treatment in Central Missouri designed to make state highways safer.

Engineer from Fulton considers teaching career

Professionals bring knowledge to classroom, opportunity in online certification

About 12 years ago Kristen Fortman of Fulton was working as a mechanical engineer with Heizer Aerospace Inc., a Missouri-based aerospace firm located in Jefferson County near St. Louis.

‘Chalkboards to Smartboards’ Tuesday

Forum for New Bloomfield school patrons targets non-parents June 18

A New Bloomfield School District Board of Education forum targeting residents of the district who don’t have children attending the district is planned next week.

Fulton PD arrests DWI offender

Fulton Police Monday night arrested Gregory Alan Billstein, 48, Columbia, as a chronic offender of driving while intoxicated for the second time in three days.

MoDOT to test high friction road surface

Innovation designed to make roads safer

The Missouri Department of Transportation will test a new pavement treatment designed to make state highways safer.

Three injured in weekend accidents

Three people were injured in weekend accidents in Callaway County.

Fulton man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Jason Randall Holloway, 33, Fulton, pleaded guilty Monday in federal district court in Jefferson City to federal drug trafficking charges in Callaway, Boone and Cooper counties.

New bridge planned on County Road 435

In about two months the Callaway County Commission plans to ask for bids on a new bridge along County Road 435 at Middle River.

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Callaway County employees volunteer to plant flowers

South side of courthouse spruced up by volunteers

County employees volunteered to clean up and plant flowers on the south side of the Callaway County Courthouse on Wednesday morning.

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Rain damage closes Callaway roads

Crews expect road near Williamsburg to be closed a week for repairs, another road also needs work

Callaway County Road and Bridge crews were busy Tuesday replacing culverts on two Callaway County roads that were washed out by recent heavy rainfall.

Westminster names Lowry programs director

Dianne Lowry, former development and foundation manager for St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City, is the new director of annual programs at Westminster College in Fulton.

Rain damage closes Callaway roads

Crews expect road near Williamsburg to be closed a week for repairs, another road also needs work

Callaway County Road and Bridge crews were busy Tuesday replacing culverts on two Callaway County roads that were washed out by recent heavy rainfall.

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Forsythes to serve as honorary chairs of United Way campaign

Westminster College President Barney Forsythe and his wife Jane have volunteered to serve as honorary campaign chairs for the 2013-2014 Callaway County United Way fundraising campaign.

Online teacher certification plan to be discussed today at Fulton City Hall

College graduates who might want to obtain Missouri certification as a school teacher will have an opportunity today to learn how that certification can be obtained through online courses.

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Relay for Life exceeds $35,000 goal

Heavy rains Friday forced the transfer of the annual Callaway County Relay for Life to benefit cancer research from the rain-soaked Missouri School for the Deaf track to the YMCA of Callaway County.

Flooding predicted on Missouri River

After almost four inches of rain hit the Fulton area Friday, the National Weather Service on Saturday increased its forecast from moderate to severe flooding along the Missouri River, which serves as Callaway County’s southern boundary.

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Flash floods hit Fulton on Friday

Roundabout, several streets closed for two-hour period

Flash flooding forced closure of numerous streets in Fulton on Friday morning, including the roundabout along Business 54 and 2nd Street.

Tornado watch in effect for Callaway County until 8 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Callaway County. The watch also includes the Central Missouri counties of Cole, Boone, Gasconade, Moniteau, Montgomery, Audrain, and Osage.

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MU agronomist Jim Jarman retires

Extension specialist served Callaway County

Callaway County’s diverse farmland was fertile territory for the talents of Jim Jarman, who retired Wednesday as the agronomy specialist with the University of Missouri Callaway County Extension Service.

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Biggs Forensic Center to be replaced

Legislature approves $13 million for plans

Before the Missouri General Assembly adjourned this month, legislators approved $13 million in planning money for the first phase of a new building complex at Fulton State Hospital.

Luetkemeyer demands new IRS probe

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, who represents Callaway County and Central Missouri in Congress, has demanded U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder investigate the handling of Luetkemeyer’s three-year-old request that the Internal Revenue Service check into potential law violations of the Humane Society of the United States.

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Street crews prepare for overlay, save bricks

Fulton Street Department crews have prepared the intersection of Ravine and East Fifth streets for asphalt overlay project this summer.

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Callaway Courthouse updates Vietnam Memorial

Names of fallen added to list of local names on plaque in courthouse

Through a joint effort by the Fulton Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Callaway County Commission, the Vietnam War Memorial has been updated with more names of Callaway County residents who fought in the war.

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Central District volunteers battle home blaze

Central Fire Protection District crews battled a residential fire Thursday night that destroyed a home occupied by a woman and her 3-year-old daughter in the 3500 block of County Road 318 in Callaway County. No one was injured.

Sheriff investigates death

Callaway County deputies are investigating the death of a woman found Wednesday evening in a parked car near Williamsburg.

Fulton development council seeks EEZ again

Plans for tax incentive zone in Callaway County delayed by state not updating newest census data

The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s failure to update its computers with 2010 U.S. Census data has delayed efforts to develop an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Callaway County — an effort local officials believe would to boost employment.

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Cleanup from OK twister begins

State, local tornado volunteers to be coordinated by state impact

Missouri has received no aid requests from Oklahoma in the aftermath of a deadly tornado that hit Moore, Okla., Monday afternoon.

Area Red Cross Chapter deploys Mid-Missouri nurse to Oklahoma

The Heart of Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross, which includes Callaway County, has deployed a volunteer nurse from Barnett to Moore, Okla., to assist in providing health services to victims of a deadly tornado that struck the city on Monday afternoon.

High winds cause produce trucks to crash

High winds caused a semi-trailer truck to crash at 6 a.m. Monday on I-70 west of Kingdom City, scattering potatoes and onions onto the median. The driver was not injured.

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Children read to therapy dog at library

Callaway County youngsters on their way to Monday morning story time at the Callaway County Public Library had a surprise when they were greeted by Desi, a standard poodle therapy dog brought to the library by Judy Harris of River Poodles in New Bloomfield.

12-hour shifts to start at Fulton State Hospital

Starting July 1, about half of Fulton State Hospital’s employees will be required to work 12-hour shifts instead of current 8-hour shifts.

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Sword wielder nabbed by deputies

David L. Salmons, 51, Fulton, is in Callaway County Jail after he was accused of using a sword to poke holes into a relative’s residence and then threatening three people while brandishing the sword.

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Churchill Award to Westminster alumnus, former US Ambassador

The National Churchill Museum in Fulton has awarded its Winston Churchill Medal of Leadership to Stephen F. Brauer, former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium.

Police chase ends in two arrests

Two Jefferson City men are facing multiple charges in Callaway County after fleeing from police.

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Fulton firefighters to be honored at memorial

More than 100 American flags have been erected for memorial services this weekend at the Missouri Firefighters Memorial at Kingdom City.

Eight arrested on underage intoxication charges

Eight people were arrested by Callaway County Sheriff deputies over the weekend on underage intoxication charges as minors visibly intoxicated.

Public disc golf course suggested at Holts Summit’s Greenway Park

Creation of a public disc golf course at Greenway Park in Holts Summit was proposed Monday night during a meeting of the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen.

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MSD work-study program sees jump in participation

Thirteen students at the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton are participating in the school’s Work-Study Program this year.

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13 students participate in MSD Work-Study plan

Thirteen students at the Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton are participating in the school’s Work-Study Program this year.

Holts Summit votes to pay domestic violence investigator

After hearing a presentation from a Callaway County delegation headed by Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane and Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wilson, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen approved a resolution declaring its intention to pay $1,500 as its share of the cost of a full-time domestic violence investigator for the next two years.

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WWU graduates urged to be authentic

William Woods University graduates were urged Saturday to be authentic and build relationships in order to live a satisfying life.

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Westminster graduates advised Saturday to take responsibility, avoid blaming others

Take responsibility and don’t blame others, graduating seniors at Westminster College in Fulton were urged Saturday by the president of the nation’s largest home building firm.