County roads still in good condition
During two recent heavy snowstorms, the Callaway County Road and Bridge Department had some volunteer helpers who assisted them in their task of salting and clearing roads — all three members of the Callaway County Commission.
The Heart of Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross Tuesday announced it is making available a free Red Cross Tornado App that notifies uses of tornado warnings.
Classes at Mesa to start this fall
A plan by Westminster College of Fulton to open a second campus in Mesa, Ariz., has received accreditation approval from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
The 911 emergency radio dispatching service that Callaway County provides to local police, fire and ambulance services located in the county has a new name: Callaway County Joint Communications Center.
Missouri students have been invited to participate in a statewide Science Fair competition sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Students serve as ambassadors
Cameron Peterson, a Fulton Middle School student, is among seven Central Missouri students who plan to visit seven nations this summer on a guided European trip supervised by the People to People organization.
The complicated new Missouri 10th Senatorial District, which includes Callaway County, will have another candidate in 2014.
In the highway snow slush battle early Wednesday between Benjamin Kramer’s compact car and an 18-wheeled transport truck, Kramer lost.
City street and power crews battled the effects of an overnight snowstorm in Fulton Tuesday that clogged streets and caused scattered electric power failures.
A building that once held Moser’s Discount Foods now holds broken ceiling panels, glass, snow and other debris after the roof collapsed at the former Bluff Street grocery Tuesday.
Plaza Tire Service, which operates a store at 100 W. 4th St. in Fulton, has purchased five Ewers Tire stores in Central Missouri.
The Fulton State Hospital is likely to add seven or eight new jobs this year in the Sex Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services (SORTS) program,
An American bald eagle was spotted Sunday morning feeding on an animal carcass near Calwood in Callaway County.
But state ranks 48th in nation
The number of Missouri students earning advanced college credits while still in high school has more than doubled during the last decade but Missouri continues to lag far behind most other states, state records released Wednesday reveal.
High school achievement needed to enter college is measured by the American College Test (ACT), which is designed to assess academic readiness for college.
For the first time, students from Fulton and 16 other Central Missouri high schools will compete in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District 2 competition Friday at William Woods University.
New Bloomfield Police Chief John Hatfield has resigned, effective at the end of the month.
Burglars hit three businesses in Tebbetts and a residence near Holts Summit during the weekend.
Three people were injured in three recent area vehicle accidents.
Black History Month was observed by William Woods University Friday night at Dulany Auditorium in Fulton with performances by the Lincoln University Dance Troupe and Mid-Missouri Artful Expressions.
A new dental clinic plans to open in Fulton in about two months.
The New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen voted Thursday night to hire a firm to provide a customized city website.
Four Callaway County schools are participating in the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program.
Japan’s stagnation could be U.S.’s fate
The purchase every month by the Federal Reserve Bank of $85 billion in mortgage-backed securities and U.S. Treasuries risks plunging the United States into long-term economic stagnation lasting a decade or more, warns Third District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, a former bank and insurance executive.
Callaway County Farm Bureau members have joined 112 other county Farm Bureau organizations in Missouri to celebrate “Thank a Farmer Week” from Feb. 10-16.
$290,000 sidewalk set on West Simon Blvd.
The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen Monday gave final approval to an ordinance accepting a $290,000 federal grant to build a sidewalk and a crosswalk with electric signals along West Simon Boulevard in Holts Summit.
Maldives political activist Shauna Aminath, a 2008 Westminster College graduate, was released Saturday from an arrest early last week after she participated in another anti-government demonstration in the Maldives.
Education tax credits accepted on Thursday
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has announced it is now accepting 2012 income tax returns from taxpayers who are taking depreciation and amortization deductions using Form 4562. The IRS resumed accepting these returns on Sunday this week.
The state income tax deadline for many Missouri farmers has been extended from March 1 to April 15.
Bank Star One hit at New Bloomfield
Terry Alice Coleman, 40, Holts Summit, Thursday became the second person arrested for robbing Bank Star One in New Bloomfield on Oct. 6, 2012. Coleman’s husband, Gary Leland Coleman, 49, was arrested Jan. 12 in San Antonio, Texas, where he had fled after the New Bloomfield bank robbery.
On Thursday morning students in Amy Hare’s Fourth Grade at Bush Elementary School in Fulton were learning to identify the names of all 50 states.
Central Missouri hunters have until Feb. 28 to apply for an opportunity to participate in Missouri Conservation Department managed turkey hunts during the spring turkey season.
Uncertain how plan will affect local staff
Local postal service officers are not sure how the United States Postal Service announcement on Wednesday of ending Saturday delivery in August will affect their staff.
Missouri and eight other states will participate in a statewide earthquake preparation drill at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
The Westminster College community is concerned about the recent arrest of Shauna Aminath, a 2008 Westminster graduate who was demonstrating recently against the Maldives government, Westminster President Barney Forsythe said Tuesday.
SNAP fears Howard may have worked in Callaway County
Gerald James Howard, 67, a priest who may have worked as a counselor in Callaway County during the 1980s, remains in Cooper County Jail after a judge rejected a motion to dismiss charges against him.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service won’t accept some tax forms this year until the end of February and some as late as March. This change also will delay income tax refunds for many people.
Only chance to hear Mid-Missouri views
A Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) forum to gather the views of Callaway County and other Mid-Missouri residents will be Tuesday evening in Columbia.
Third District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, has joined two other Missouri congressmen who signed a letter to President Obama asking him to reconsider his gun control legislative package and not to act on his own without seeking approval of Congress.
Forbes magazine has honored Central Bancompany, which operates in Fulton as Central Bank, as one of America’s Best Banks.
A bipartisan legislative effort to issue building bonds to construct a new Fulton State Hospital complex drew support Monday in Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address to the Missouri General Assembly.
Group sets rules for college athletics
Dr. George B. (Barney) Forsythe, Westminster College president, has been appointed as a member of the Presidents Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Callaway County Salvation Army volunteer bell ringers collected $15,900 from Callaway County shoppers during last month’s Christmas season.
About 75 Holts Summit residents gathered Monday night at the Civic Center to hear plans for a new $475,000 YMCA facility in Holts Summit.
Two Tuscumbia men were arrested Saturday after leading Callaway County deputies on a 40-mile chase through four towns at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.
Why did nuclear grant bypass Callaway project?
Third District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer and five members of the Missouri delegation in Congress have signed a joint letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu demanding to know why the U.S. Department of Energy failed to fund an application from Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse to design and build small nuclear reactors at the Callaway Energy Center southeast of Fulton.
To develop highway spending priorities and to generate voter approval of a temporary one-cent sales tax increase to fund highway construction, the Missouri Transportation Department will host a series of 16 public “On The Move” forums around the state.
Callaway Connector could be added to plan
The Missouri Department of Transportation has unveiled a 10-year plan to construct $7.9 billion in new highways financed by a temporary 1-cent increase in the state sales tax.
Callaway County Western District Commissioner Doc Kritzer said Saturday he is disappointed in the action of the U.S. Department of Energy in its apparent decision to deny a grant to develop small modular nuclear reactors at the Callaway Energy Center southeast of Fulton.
Two Tuscumbia men are in Callaway County Jail after leading Callaway County deputies on a 40-mile chase through four towns at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.