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Ambulance board considers solution to pursuing bad debt

The Callaway County Ambulance District, like many similar medical service providers, sometimes has issues collecting payment for those services.

North Callaway prepares to send bond projects out to bid

North Callaway R-I Schools are taking the first official steps to move forward with projects from the $6 million bond issue passed by district patrons in November.

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Civil War group gets new home in Auxvasse

Commander Noel Crowson recently purchased the building at 107 Main Street in Auxvasse and is leasing the first floor to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Read more about their plans for the space.

United Way seeks year-end donations to help meet goal

As the holiday giving season continues, leaders with the Callaway County United Way are hoping area residents will include the community on their list of recipients.

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‘That was quite a time’

Jack McBride talks about experience as a black sailor during WWII

Fulton native Jack McBride’s most vivid memory from his time serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II involves boxing and a surprise visit from some Japanese planes.

Callaway County United Way seeks year-end donations to help meet goal

As the holiday giving season continues, leaders with the Callaway County United Way are hoping area residents will include the community on their list of recipients.

Fulton schools’ tax levy adjusted down to make up 2013 excess

Fulton Public Schools patrons saw a bit of a break on their property taxes this year.

North Callaway School Board hears track options

Most of Thursday night’s North Callaway School Board meeting was devoted to one topic: options for building the new all-weather track included in the district’s recently-passed $6 million bond issue.

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Rwanda partnership offers alternative gift options

“‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” —Acts 20:35. The Rwanda Community Partnership is once again offering Callaway County residents the opportunity to give both blessings to their friends and loved ones this year, with an array of alternative gift options to benefit projects in Callaway’s sister community of Kibungo, Rwanda.

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‘Jumping is the most thrilling experience of your life’

Fulton veteran recalls getting into paratroopers, Japan occupation

Growing up, Jay Karr’s neighbor — University of Iowa football star Nile Kinnick — was his hero. So when the Heisman Trophy winner and All-American enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1941 to become a fighter pilot, Karr wanted nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. “I wanted to do everything he did,” Karr said. As soon as he turned 18 in 1944, Karr attempted to follow in Kinnick’s footsteps.

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