Fulton Public Schools patrons saw a bit of a break on their property taxes this year.
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.
“‘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.
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.
After more than 15 years as a volunteer and leader, Anne Erbschloe has stepped down as president of the Fulton Soup Kitchen.
It was Bartley Elementary School’s turn to share its building goals for the year during Wednesday night’s Fulton School Board meeting. Principal Connie Epperson shared five SMART goals and the strategies Bartley staff have been using to help achieve them.
Police Chief Kevin Suedmeyer took a vacation day from his other job Tuesday night so he could attend the Auxvasse Board of Aldermen meeting.
With Christmas only three weeks away, SERVE’s annual Adopt-A-Family program is in need of some last-minute holiday help.
World War II veteran, Fulton man details life as a soldier
Today they are referred to respectfully as the “Greatest Generation,” but according to Fulton World War II veteran Richard White, he and his peers did not consider the sacrifices they made during that conflict to be particularly special. “Everyone felt like it was our duty to serve,” White said. “None of us made a big deal about it, it was just something you did for our country.”
An “excited” North Callaway R-I Schools Superintendent Bryan Thomsen presented school board members with the certified results from the Nov. 4 election — which included the district’s $6 million bond issue — for approval during Thursday night’s regular meeting.
Scheduled for replacement, interested parties have until Jan. 15 to submit plan for relocation, repurpose
There’s a bridge just northeast of New Bloomfield available to the highest bidder — or at least to the one with the best proposal for its relocation and re-use.
You’re invited, to Thanksgiving dinner. Organizers of the Fulton Soup Kitchen are once again hosting their annual free community holiday meal from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the John C. Harris Community Center in Fulton.
Humanoid machines to be used to help autistic students
Attendees of Wednesday night’s Fulton School Board meeting got to meet the two newest members of the district: Buzz and Buddy, two humanoid robots which eventually be used to work with autistic students at McIntire Elementary.
Churchill's granddaughter reflects on fall of Berlin Wall, making of monument
Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, said the news on Nov. 9, 1989 that the Berlin Wall was coming down was welcome surprise.
Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, said the news on Nov. 9, 1989 that the Berlin Wall was coming down was a welcome surprise.
Owner Boyd Ware allegedly deceived investors with false claims of building facility in Fulton
A Centralia man who had previously sought help from the city to build a biodiesel plant in Fulton has been ordered to stop all business proceedings.
Jeff Klosterman is an active member of the U.S. Army National Guard
Maj. Jeff Klosterman may be the special guest speaker at the 95th annual Veterans Banquet hosted by American Legion Post 210 on Tuesday night, but he doesn’t plan to talk much about himself.
North Callaway R-I voters said “yes” to the $6 million Proposition K.I.D.S. bond issue Tuesday, according to preliminary results from the Callaway County Clerk’s Office.
Superintendent addresses biggest questions connected to proposal
North Callaway R-I Schools’ leaders are hoping district patrons will say “yes” to Proposition K.I.D.S. — its $6 million bond initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The Callaway County Ambulance Board had a busy meeting Tuesday night, including the addition of a new member.
Parents of Fulton area children have a new option for preparing them for school thanks to a grant received by the Fulton Education Center.
Staff at Fulton Middle School have set goals to make big improvements in student performance for 2014-15.
Principal Jason Whitt said Fulton High School staff have been working hard to analyze performance data to come up with a plan for helping students succeed in the classroom, on state assessments and beyond.
Fulton School Board heas updates on district programs, coming improvements
The Fulton School Board had a busy meeting Wednesday night — packed with everything from staff recognition and program reports to Shakespeare.
Downtown Fulton will be home to live music, art, and local producers of artisinal food on Oct. 11 for Autumn on the Bricks.
North Callaway High School, Auxvasse Elementary put on temporary lockout
The suspect in an armed bank robbery in Wellsville was taken into custody in Callaway County on Thursday morning. Auxvasse Elementary School and North Callaway High School were both put on temporary lockout due to their proximity to the incident.
With a total score of 55 percent on the 2014 Annual Performance Report, and a less-than-stellar MAP scores, Fulton Middle School Principal Chris Crane says his school has work to do, but he’s confident the middle school can improve its performance.
Even with improvements in English and a big jump in social studies scores on the Missouri Assessment Program’s End of Course exams, Fulton High School Principal Jason Whitt said his building “has some work to do.”
The Keep Improving District Schools (K.I.D.S.) Committee and the North Callaway School Board will host a series of informational meetings about the district’s proposed $6 million bond initiative to appear before voters on the Nov. 4 ballot.
In recognition of the fact that teachers give so much to their students, Fulton Walmart associates selected the staff of Bartley Elementary School as recipients of this year’s Teacher Rewards program.
The Callaway County United Way will host its 15th annual Radiothon and Campaign Kickoff Friday.
A member of the William Woods University Board of Trustees facing felony theft charges has resigned from the board.
The city is one step closer to getting started with its water improvement project after the board of alderman passed an ordinance authorizing issuance of bonds to pay for the planned upgrades during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
Despite a drop in performance, McIntire Elementary School Principal Beth Houf said there were a number of bright spots to be gleaned from the school’s annual performance data.
The Callaway County Commission and the county fire protection districts have reached a tentative agreement over the purchase and funding of a new simulcast communication system.
Bush Elementary School Principal Lynne Engle said her staff has already started working on ways to better implement new instructional strategies as they work to improve student performance in 2014-15.
The focus was on student performance at Thursday night’s meeting of the North Callaway School Board at Hatton-McCredie Elementary School.
Millersburg woman uses century-old barns, homes to craft furniture
Carolyn Linton makes her living breathing new life into old barns.
Due to lack of quorum, Tuesday night’s regular Callaway County Ambulance Board meeting has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
School sees big jumps in language arts, math, drop in science on 2014 MAP
Bartley Elementary made the best showing for Fulton’s third- fourth- and fifth-grade students in 2014.
North Callaway art teacher Jeremy Divers is inviting area residents to join him on a journey halfway around the world this spring.
Both William Woods University and Westminster College were included in recent college rankings by U.S. News and World Report.
The Fulton Kiwanis Club used the 13th anniversary of 9/11 as an opportunity to say “thank you” to Callaway County emergency officials during the organization’s regular meeting Thursday afternoon.
Visitors to the Central Missouri Renaissance Festival near Kingdom City will have many opportunities to learn a variety of skills: How to toss a caber, how to act like a pirate, the ins and outs of medieval armour, how to make lace.
School district looks at MSIP, MAP results; FMS principal on need to improve: ‘We can do this’
Student achievement was a primary focus of Wednesday night’s Fulton School Board meeting.
The Auxvasse Police Department will soon be adding another tool to its arsenal — one to help with accountability.
Fulton saw a marked improvement in its Annual Performance Report, jumping 11 points to earn 121 of 140 possible points — 86.4 percent — for MSIP 5 standards.
A former city of Fulton employee whose position was eliminated after Mayor LeRoy Benton announced plans to scale back enforcement of downtown parking said she has filed a discrimination complaint with the state Commission on Human Rights.
vent organizers say annual affair to include several surprises
The Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center’s 24th-annual Town and Country Dinner will focus on the chamber’s 90 years of service to the community.
Fulton man finishes Missouri 340 endurance race
Gabe Craighead likes to challenge himself. So it was no surprise that when Craighead heard about the Missouri River 340 endurance race eight years ago, he made a mental note that he’d like to try that someday.