A stroll through the hallways of Bush Elementary in Fulton on any given school day may not be as quiet as one would expect for an educational institution.
Callaway County residents who want to be notified of severe weather, natural disasters and other emergencies will need to re-enroll for that service.
Summer is often the slowest time of year for donations to SERVE’s food bank, but thanks to two recent campaigns, this year the pantry enters its “dry season” with a bit of a cushion.
With several of the trucks in its fleet causing — and costing — more trouble than they were worth, the Callaway County Ambulance District’s Board of Directors has taken the first steps toward purchasing three new ambulances in the next year.
In the race for Fulton’s city council in the April 2 municipal elections, Ward IV is the only contested seat as incumbent Rick Shiverdecker hopes to defend his seat against newcomer Kathy Segerson.
All three girls place in national contest
For the Langworthy family, pageants are a sister affair, with all four of the daughters competing in various contests over the years.
The 2013 Fulton Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will follow a slightly different format than past events.
Team RSVP, 55&GO is putting on the second annual Senior Expo April 11 at the YMCA of Callaway County.
Thanks in part to a series of years with few or no claims and equipment upgrades resulting in fewer employee injuries, the Callaway County Ambulance District will see a distinct drop in the cost of its workers’ compensation insurance policy.
Even if he had not built the house himself, nearly every room of Hugh Staats’ home bears testament to his skill with wood.
The Missouri Ethics Commission has filed a consent order against Callaway County Eastern District Commissioner Randy Kleindienst and the Committee to Elect Randall Kleindienst for violations against the state’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Law.
Only Missouri school to be recognized
Westminster College has long been known for building leaders, with an equally strong tradition of producing individuals devoted to community service.
When severe weather hits, it is just as often trained weather spotters on the ground as forecasters looking at radar who send out the warning when those storms turn into something even more dangerous.
Group aims to help troubled youth
To Sherry Abbott, one death by suicide is one too many. With a number of area young people having taken their lives over the past several years, Abbott and several other concerned Callaway County residents have banded together to create a space where struggling teens can turn for help.
No election to be held
The Fulton School Board will retain some veteran experience while at the same time gaining a new perspective with its slate of incoming members, although with three candidates for three open spots there will be no election in April.
A year after approving changes to downtown parking regulations that included increased parking times and the creation of parking zones, the Fulton City Council devoted its Tuesday night work session to reviewing those changes.
EPA objection stymies efforts
Plans for required upgrades to the City of Fulton’s wastewater treatment plant continue to be on hold as local and national officials and the Department of Natural Resources work to come to a resolution with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Famous musicians, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, Captain Jack Sparrow and members of the nobility.
In his early days with the Missouri National Guard, when he still served as a noncommissioned officer, Capt. Cody Waters of Fulton often looked to his superior officers and thought, “I could do that.”
Incumbent members file unopposed
With incumbent board members Dan McMurtry and Jenny Bondurant running unopposed, there will be no April election for the North Callaway School Board.
Starting with the Class of 2016, Fulton High School will no longer have a valedictorian or salutatorian.
With no contested races there will be no election for the two open seats on the Callaway County Ambulance Board this year, but there will be a new member taking one of those seats at the board’s April meeting.
After he used his snow plow to clear the way for an ambulance bearing a patient having a heart attack during the Feb. 21 snow storm in Columbia, many are calling Fulton resident Brandon Irwin a hero.
According to his mother and his teachers, Aaron Wyman was a fun-loving, energetic 7-year-old who loved music and playing games.
The Callaway County Republican Central Committee’s annual Lincoln Day celebration brings a founding member of the Nationwide Tea Party with Callaway connections back to the Kingdom to talk about values and unity.
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Calwood man after he failed to appear at his sentencing hearing Friday. Sean A. Price, 43, was found guilty on two counts of first degree statutory sodomy in Boone County Court on Jan. 16 and was scheduled to appear before Judge Christine Carpenter for sentencing Friday morning. When he failed to appear, Carpenter issued a warrant for his arrest. Bond has been set at $500,000, cash only.
The Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society is soon to be honored for its years of dedication to preserving the heritage of Callaway County.
First Callaway Youth Expo to be in July
The desire for an increased focus on youth has led to a dramatic change in the schedule for the 2013 Kingdom of Callaway County Fair. Rather than exhibiting home arts and livestock at the county fair, this year 4-H and FFA students will be taking part in the first-ever Callaway Youth Expo July 10-13 at the fairgrounds.
After Tuesday’s winter storm cut off a hefty chunk of its customers, the Callaway County Electric Cooperative had power restored to all of its customers Wednesday afternoon.
After more than five decades of learning, living and giving in Callaway County, New Bloomfield resident Dave West now is being honored for his contributions to the community he has adopted as home.
2013 Kingdom Supper President Vicki Backer McDaniel didn’t have to look far when contemplating whom she should select as the Guest of Honor for this year’s event. She went to the first person who came to mind: Her brother-in-law, Kyle Cave.
This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Program, sponsored by the Fulton NAACP Branch and Youth Life Improvement Association, will focus on “Women Who Dared to Dream.”
City seeks input on possibility of pink carts for trash or recycling
The Fulton Fire Department issued an invitation Tuesday night to Fulton City Council members to spend a few hours in their shoes.
Event now to encompass Earth Day
Every April, local residents spend a Saturday morning cleaning up the streets of Fulton one piece of trash at a time.
The Callaway County Public Library soon will be able to replace its microfilm machine thanks to a Technology Mini Grant from The Secretary of State’s Office.
Historian Philip White, author of “Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance” will be at Well Read book store on March 2 to discuss his tome, which addresses the most famous day in Fulton’s history.
SERVE dares Callaway to help swell food bank shelves, coffers
SERVE’s food pantry gives away approximately one ton of food a day.
Larry and Leslie Cox started making wine as a hobby — it was something fun they could do together.
Westminster’s Harrod-C.S. Lewis Professor of Religious Studies Cliff Cain is set to give the first of a new series of lectures on religion and C.S. Lewis since the position was created in September.
According to president Kristen Winthrow, one of the goals of the International Justice Mission (IJM) at William Woods University is to increase awareness about human trafficking.
SERVE is asking Callawegians to share their favorite foods as a way to help some of their neighbors put food on the table.
When a victim of domestic violence gets the courage to leave, the last thing they think of as they prepare to make their escape is what they will use to brush their teeth the next morning.
Since its opening, Well Read Books in downtown Fulton has had a special section highlighting local books and authors. The store now is shining the spotlight on Callaway artists as well.
The South Callaway School Board has named a successor for Superintendent Mary Lynn Battles, who is set to retire at the end of June. District staff got a chance to meet their incumbent leader Monday afternoon when Kevin Hillman made the first of what he said will be many visits over the next few months.
Tuesday night’s Fulton City Council meeting centered around business-as-usual, including a report from the Traffic Commission regarding parking on narrow streets and discussion of replacing two pieces of equipment.
“What we do speaks so loudly to our children that when we try to talk to them they can’t hear us.” —Gandhi That was one of several quotes used by Dr. Scott Poland as he hammered home his message to Fulton parents Friday night to stay present as a guiding force in their children’s lives.
The board of commissioners of the Fulton Housing Authority have announced Anne Johnson as the agency’s new executive director.
The City of Fulton will have an AED (automated external defibrillator) at City Hall now, thanks to the Callaway County Ambulance District.
The Callaway County Ambulance Board approved a motion Tuesday night to continue its contract with GeoComm for its automated vehicle location system (AVL).
Fulton musician authors book on history of fiddling in Missouri
A longtime musician and proponent of the art of old-time fiddling, Fulton resident Howard Marshall has written a book on the history of his favorite pastime.