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New Bloomfield R-III School District may have engineer perform facility assessment

The school district formed a committee last month to prioritize a list of potential facility repairs. Superintendent David Tramel spoke with an engineer about performing an assessment of the district’s facilities.

Callaway Community Hospital completes program to improve elderly care

The Callaway Community Hospital was recently designated a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health-system Elders) site. The hospital completed the nurse-driven program to upgrade its care for older adult patients.

New Bloomfield retires Officer Tufts’s badge number

The New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen retired the badge number that belonged to former New Bloomfield police officer Michael Tufts. Tufts, 25, died in late August.

Weekend Roundup: A look at fundraisers and events happening in Callaway County this weekend

There are several fundraisers and events happening in Callaway County this weekend, Sept. 12-14. Click to read what they are and who they benefit.

Fundraiser helps pay funeral expenses of Fulton 6-year-old who was shot

A fundraiser to pay for the funeral expenses of Dayne Simpson will be Sunday afternoon at Veterans Park in Fulton.

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Anger-management-course graduate accused of holding woman at knife point in Fulton bar

A Fulton man who successfully completed a court-ordered anger management course last year is accused of holding a woman at knife point overnight at a local bar.

Bike MS ride to come through Callaway County on Sunday

The Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway fundraiser ride will be coming through Callaway County on Sunday, including a lunch stop at Memorial Park in Fulton.

Man suspected of murdering 6-year-old Fulton boy facing additional charges

Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Wilson also files motion to deny bail

Judge Carol England today ruled "no bond" for Scottie Willet, the man suspected of murdering Dayne Hathman, 6, of Fulton.

Federal trial scheduled for man arrested in New Bloomfield

Trial is set for November for Jeremy Traxler, a man who was arrested in New Bloomfield on drug-related charges last month.

Court records show murder suspect used stolen handgun

The man who admitted to the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old Fulton boy used a stolen handgun, according to court records.

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Law enforcement gives information on death of young boy, murder suspect

A man living with a mother and son in Fulton admitted to authorities that he shot the son, 6-year-old Dayne Hathman, multiple times early Thursday morning.

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Callaway County Sheriff's Office releases details on death of 6-year-old Fulton boy

Fulton schools confirm child was a student

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a suspect is in custody for the death of 6-year-old in Callaway County.

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Testing the waters

Contractor works on 'fine tuning' splash pad, city releases rules

Fulton's splash pad may open this weekend, but before the kids put on their swim suits check out the rules and regulations for the city's latest attraction.

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No. 4 Bulldogs pound Putnam County in opener

See scores from South Callaway's game against Putnam County and others from tonight's matchups.

New Bloomfield Board of Education sets tax levy

The New Bloomfield R-III Board of Education set the tax levy to $4.3903 at its regular meeting Thursday night. Of that $4.3903 total, $3.0451 is for the operating tax levy and $1.3452 is for the debt service levy.

Callaway County Humane Society hosts pub crawl fundraiser Aug. 28

A benefit for the Callaway County Humane Society will take place Thursday, Aug. 28, in Fulton.

Car chase in Fulton Sunday morning ends in arrest near Portland

An attempted traffic stop turned into a car chase Sunday morning. The driver was arrested and charged with driving while revoked, three counts of child endangerment, resisting arrest and multiple traffic violations, according to a Fulton Police Department press release.

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Fulton woman’s pie places 2nd at Missouri State Fair

Fulton resident Erin Rinehart’s blueberry-raspberry pie was awarded second place in the fruit pie division of the Missouri State Fair’s First Lady’s Pie Contest last week. Her husband pushed her to enter the contest.

Inmate at Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center dies

An inmate at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center died Thursday.

Head-on collision kills New Bloomfield man, seriously injures two from Mokane

A New Bloomfield man died Thursday after a head-on collision, and two Mokane residents are in serious condition at an area hospital.

Fulton School Board sets tax levy, reflects on summer school

The Fulton Public Schools Board of Education set the tax levy for 2014 (fiscal year 2015) at its meeting Wednesday night.

Teachers can submit projects for U.S. Cellular ‘Calling All Teachers’ funding

U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Teachers program is accepting project submissions. As of Aug. 11, teachers can request funding for projects at, a charity website.

3 drug-related arrests made in Fulton Tuesday night

Officers discovered what they believe to be crack cocaine and marijuana inside a Monroe Street residence.

Chronic police chase offender tries getaway on moped, caught by Fulton police

A Fulton man notorious for running from police — and getting caught — was arrested again early Saturday morning after trying to elude officers while riding a moped through residential lawns.

Callaway 2 Water District manager to retire in March

The Callaway 2 Water District Board will be on the lookout for a new manager in the upcoming months as current manager Tony Cox prepares for his March retirement.

Car crash in New Bloomfield leaves one driver with serious injuries

An accident in New Bloomfield on Wednesday night totaled two cars and sent both drivers to the emergency room. Click to read more details about the accident.

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Kingdom of Callaway County Fair hosts Baby Contest

Callaway County residents young and old gathered around the stage to watch the youth participants compete in the Baby Contest for the title of cutest kid. Click to see the results.

Callaway County voting machines checked for accuracy before Aug. 5 primary

Callaway County Clerk Denise Hubbard — with the help of staff and six judges — performed public tests of the voting equipment that is scheduled to be used in the Aug. 5 primary election.

Mokane veterans to receive special recognition

AmVets Post No. 153 will honor Mokane veterans 1:30 p.m. Sunday during a ground breaking ceremony of its new memorial site.

Fulton man arrested for part in robbing, injuring elderly man

A Fulton man is among five facing charges for robbing and injuring an 82-year-old man last week. In a search of a residence related to this crime, deputies found a homemade bomb and sought Vernon Dale Parker Jr. for questioning.

Fulton PD apprehend man wanted in questioning for homemade explosive

A man originally from Fulton, who was at large and considered armed and dangerous and wanted by other agencies, is in custody at the Fulton Police Department, as of 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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‘Passing it on’ at the New Bloomfield Farmers Market

Jim Cassels said he has always grown a garden. However, since his retirement in January, Cassels has added more produce to his garden. He sells the produce at the New Bloomfield Area Civic Association’s Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. His grandmother showed him how to grow food when he was a child.

Holts Summit votes to support sales tax vetoes

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen passed a resolution at its July 14 meeting showing support of Gov. Jay Nixon’s vetoes of sales tax-related bills.

Kingdom City Post Office robbery suspect in federal custody

A suspect in the Kingdom City Post Office robbery is in federal custody.

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Callaway United Way announces honorary chairpersons

The Callaway County United Way has announced that Cliff and Lois Nevins will serve as Honorary Campaign Chairpersons for the Fall 2014 annual campaign.

Fulton police arrest man for possible cocaine, meth

A Fulton man was arrested for drug possession and a Fayette man was taken into custody at the same residence Wednesday for illegally possessing a gun.

Fulton police arrest man for Carver Park armed robbery

Fulton police arrested a man today they believe is responsible for an armed robbery earlier this week at Carver Park.

Callaway sheriff's deputies arrest Mexico men for warrants, drug possession

Two men from Mexico are facing charges after being pulled over by Callaway County Sheriff’s Office at around 2:35 a.m. today.

Fulton man arrested after leading police on vehicle, foot pursuits

A Fulton man was arrested around 2 a.m. today after allegedly leading Fulton police on a short pursuit, which involved the suspect crashing his vehicle into a trailer.

Wanted Calwood man arrested in Joplin

A Calwood man wanted in Callaway on charges ranging from assault and stalking to felony stealing is in custody in Joplin.

New Bloomfield School Board runoff election tomorrow

A runoff election to determine who will fill a New Bloomfield Board of Education seat is set for tomorrow.

New Bloomfield man charged with DWI, other violations

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department responded to an alleged drunk driver early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:08 a.m., a CCSD deputy observed a truck speeding and unable to stay on the right half of the roadway south of Fulton on Old Highway 54. The deputy caught up with the alleged driver, who had stopped his truck in the middle of the lane, exited and began to urinate in the middle of the road.

Pedestrian struck on Highway 54

A Callaway County resident was hit by a car on Highway 54 early Monday morning. At approximately 1:03 a.m., Fulton police responded to a report of a struck pedestrian on eastbound Highway 54, just north of County Road 114.

Show Me Innovation pitches lease to city

The Show Me Innovation Center is moving closer to having a home after last Tuesday’s Fulton City Council meeting.

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Fulton man arrested for attempted burglary

Fulton Police arrested a man they believe attempted to burglarize a local auto repair shop Friday night.

Callaway Electric works to restore power after storm

Callaway Electric Cooperative expects all its members to have power restored by nightfall at the latest.

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Local business incubator receives funding boost

Fulton-based Show Me Innovation Center gets $10K anonymous donation

Someone took the Show Me Innovation Center’s “Give 10 Get 10” campaign a step further.

Narcotics search warrant leads to arrest of Holts Summit residents

Two Holts Summit residents are in Callaway County Jail following a narcotics search warrant.

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Pursuit of equine excellence

William Woods University's Summer Riding Program marks 22nd year

Equine enthusiasts from all over the United States are on the William Woods University campus this week for its 22nd annual Summer Riding Program, according to a press release.

Fulton reaches recycling goal

The City of Fulton is waiving the recycling cart usage fee for July after reaching its recycling challenge goal.