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Callaway Community Hospital Auxiliary preps for Monday’s card party fundraiser

Organization hopes to raise more money than last year

The Callaway Community Hospital Auxiliary scholarship committee meets this week to decide who its 2015 scholarship recipients will be and the group is gearing up for its annual spring card party, which funds its scholarships.

Accident on US 54 involved woman driving moped

An accident involving a moped on U.S. Highway 54 occurred Tuesday night.

Accident at US 54, I-70 leaves Mexico man with serious injuries

A traffic accident on U.S. Highway 54 near I-70 left a Mexico man with serious injuries Monday night.

Auxvasse issues boil advisory for Monday

Starting Monday after 12 p.m., the city of Auxvasse will be under a water boil advisory, according to a press release from the city.

Fulton Police arrest man in stabbing incident

Fulton Police responded to 511 E. Eighth Street at 8:53 a.m. Friday after receiving a report that a woman had been stabbed.

More than 500 high schoolers will be in Fulton for STEM competition

More than 500 high students from Missouri will be in Fulton Saturday for the Missouri State Science Olympiad at Westminster College.

Fulton police arrest woman for robbery following vehicle collision Friday

Fulton Police arrested a Fulton woman for robbery after a vehicle collision Friday night on Oak Street, south of Second Street.

Fulton Police arrest man following narcotics search warrant

The Fulton Police Department completed a narcotics search warrant at 410 E. 10th Street Thursday, leading to an arrest.

Fulton couple suffers loss of home in fire

A Fulton couple is currently living with relatives after their home on County Road 428 caught fire Wednesday night.

Callaway Community Hospital to be renamed to Fulton Medical Center

Callaway Community Hospital is being renamed to Fulton Medical Center, according to a press release from the medical institution. The new name, the release states, “reflects a renewed commitment to the hospital and the community.”

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SERVE, Central Missouri Community Action volunteers recognized

For Leora Walling, the children and employees at HeadStart are like children to her. When she walks in, children run to greet her with hugs and HeadStart employees greet her with a smile.

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Northern Callaway County April 2015 election results roundup

Kevin Phares to continue as mayor of Auxvasse, Starkey remains on North Callaway School Board

Auxvasse Mayor Kevin Phares and North Callaway School Board member Scott Starkey pledged their commitment to their respective entities Tuesday night after it was announced the incumbents would continue their reign in office.

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Southern Callaway County April 2015 election results roundup

After Tuesday's election, some officials managed to retain their spots, while other seats were shaken up, like in the South Callaway School District with two challengers taking the place of two incumbents on the district’s board of education.

April 2015 General Municipal Election Results

Click here to see the latest results for Tuesday's election.

Fulton Sun names new editor

Richard “Rick” Kennedy, a 30-year media veteran, has been named as editor of the Fulton Sun. Click to read more about his prior work experience.

Holts Summit Police investigate break-in at Doolittle Manufacturing

The Holts Summit Police Department is investigating a break-in at Doolittle Manufacturing on State Road AA.

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Fulton man arrested after gunshots destroy window at Fulton Graphics

Fulton Police make arrest after gunshots shatter window at Fulton Graphics early Thursday morning.

Callaway County deputies arrest woman wanted for unlawful credit card use

The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman wanted for unlawful use of a credit card in Illinois, according to a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Jake Gastler in court April 7 in Callaway County

Auxvasse man accused of beating neighbor to death, sending neighbor’s father to hospital goes to trial

The jury trial for an Auxvasse-area man, Jake Gastler, charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault, is set for April 7 at the Callaway County Courthouse.

Cause of death for Holts Summit man determined to be drowning, high alcohol content

The Boone/Callaway Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death for a Holts Summit man found dead in a lake on Feb. 10 as “drowning with contributing cause of high alcohol content,” Lt. Clay Chism with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office said.

Fulton man arrested following car chase Friday night

Deputies pursue vehicle after responding to shots fired call

A Fulton man was arrested Friday night following a car chase, according to a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Callaway-Montgomery Cattlemen’s Association accepting scholarship applications

Callaway-Montgomery Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Committee is accepting applications through April 10. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in each county and one $500 scholarship will be warded to a current post-secondary student that meets the guidelines. Read more about the guidelines and download the application.

Scott A. Armstrong’s jury trial is set for April 8 in Callaway

Fulton man charged with assault after alleged incident with minor last spring will have pre-trial conference April 6

The pretrial conference for Scott A. Armstrong, a Fulton man charged with third-degree assault after an incident with a minor last spring, is set for April 6.

Vehicle search leads to drug arrests of two Fulton residents

Two Fulton residents were arrested Friday morning after police allegedly discovered drugs following a vehicle search.

Two Fulton residents arrested from Westwood Motel after drug-related search

Two Fulton residents were arrested after Fulton Police conducted a narcotics search warrant at the Westwood Motel in Fulton on Thursday.

Fulton man sustains serious injuries in motorcycle crash

A Fulton man suffered serious injuries after crashing into another vehicle on Route Z in Boone County Tuesday.

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Aaron’s employee seeks donations for family displaced after Williamsburg home fire

A local woman is hosting a donation drive for a Williamsburg family that recently lost its home and belongings in a fire on Tuesday.

Callaway County Commission authorizes kitchen equipment purchase for county jail

As the Fulton State Hospital undergoes changes to its facilities, it will no longer provide meals to the jail. The hospital had historically served the same meals to inmates and its patients alike.

WWU president acknowledged as strong, female role model

Gutsy Gals Inspire Me has recognized William Woods University President Jahnae H. Barnett as a strong female role model. Barnett, who is in her 25th year as president, was recognized for her leadership.

Callaway republicans host annual Lincoln Day dinner Monday

The Callaway County Republican Central Committee’s annual Lincoln Day celebration will take place Monday with a keynote address from Joshua Hawley, a constitutional lawyer and professor of constitutional law at the University of Missouri Law School.

Lions Club to host district convention Saturday in Callaway

The Lions Club District 26-M convention will be held Saturday, March 7 at the Callaway Christian Church in Fulton.

As tax deadlines near, IRS reminds filers of free direct pay tool

The IRS is also reminding filers about the new IRS direct pay tool, which allows taxpayers to quickly and efficiently pay taxes they owe.

Fulton Police ask for public's help regarding 2005 homicide

Fulton Police are asking anyone who knew Shawnda Rena Reed at the time of her death in 2005 or anyone who has information about her death to contact the Fulton Police Department.

Two Fulton residents admit to stealing scrap metal from city water department

Two Fulton residents admitted to stealing scrap metal from the Fulton Water Department, according to a Fulton Police Department press release.

Owls to visit William Woods

William Woods University will host a demonstration by the World Bird Sanctuary at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25 in Cutlip Auditorium.

'Art is Ageless' exhibition displays artwork of senior citizens

Local senior citizens will showcase their art work at Fulton Presbyterian Manor’s “Art is Ageless” exhibition Feb. 25-27.

Winter fun show at WWU

William Woods University will host a Winter Fun Horse Show Feb. 27-March 2 in the UPHA arena.

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Fulton man arrested on multiple felony offenses

Callaway County deputies and investigators arrested Shane Vandelicht, 23, of Fulton on Friday for multiple felony offenses, which include five counts of stealing a motor vehicle, four counts of felony stealing, felony driving while revoked and felony resisting arrest.

Callaway County deputies assist Boone County deputies in vehicle pursuit

Callaway County deputies assisted Boone County deputies in a vehicle pursuit Thursday. The car chase started at about 2:25 a.m. Thursday when a Boone County deputy saw a vehicle run a red light near East Broadway and Keene Street.

Charges to be filed in Holts Summit explosive device investigation

Police will release additional information about the charges and investigation Thursday night

Charges will be filed in the Holts Summit explosive device investigation. Tonight, the Holts Summit Police Department will announce charges and arrests related to the investigation, which began last month after an explosive device was discovered inside a mailbox in the 200 block of Venus Street in Holts Summit.

New Bloomfield board of aldermen amend budget, increase net surplus for 2015

At the regular meeting of the New Bloomfield Board of Alderman Thursday, Feb. 12, the board voted to amend the 2015 budget, increasing the total revenue for the year.

No foul play suspected in death of Holts Summit man

Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call at 10:21 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 on Copper Road, south of Holts Summit, and discovered a man's body in a nearby lake.

Single vehicle accident results in death of Fulton man Sunday

An accident involving a four-wheel all-terrain vehicle resulted in the death of a Fulton man Sunday, according to a Fulton Police press release.

Fulton man arrested after narcotics search warrant

Charles Tyrone Webb, 41 of Fulton, was arrested for possession of Marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia on Friday morning, according to a Fulton Police Department press release.

Westminster, William Woods University host events open to public

As WWU wraps up its high school art show, it prepares for its next exhibit featuring work of a St. Louis photographer. Westminster College will host an acrobatic group.

Callaway County Extension Center holds financial education classes

The Callaway County Extension Center will hold a series of financial education classes starting this week and continuing through May. Click to read more about the classes' topics and for information on how to register.

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International speaker coming to William Woods

Daughter of social rights activist Desmond Tutu to talk of life in apartheid South Africa

In its week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, William Woods University will host the daughter of South African social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu at 6 p.m. today in Cutlip Auditorium.

New Bloomfield holds financial aid night for seniors

New Bloomfield High School will hold a financial aid night at 6 tonight in the high school library. A representative from William Woods University’s admissions department will give a presentation and answer questions regarding financial aid and the government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.

New Bloomfield to vote on possible change in municipal elections

The New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen recently voted to put a ballot issue on the April 7 ballot, which, if approved, would allow the city to forego an election if the candidates who file are running unopposed.

New Bloomfield to vote on possible change in municipal elections

The New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen recently voted to put a ballot issue on the April 7 ballot, which, if approved, would allow the city to forego an election if the candidates who file are running unopposed.