Fifteen years to the day after retiring from the military, Carpenter retired from his second career as the deputy director of the Fulton Housing Authority, and those gathered Friday said it will be a big loss.
Lung cancer and breast cancer survivor Debbie Wiggins says Relay For Life saved hers.
Callaway groups host fundraiser for Bright Light campaign
A cooperative of several Callaway County groups and businesses is asking for help from area residents to help enhance education for children in Callaway’s sister community of Kibungo, Rwanda.
Auxvasse Elementary to host literacy awareness night
Fans of foxes in socks, places they will go, red fish and green eggs and ham will have an opportunity to hang out with their favorite rhyming feline when Auxvasse Elementary’s 3-5 Professional Learning Community hosts the Cat in the Hat “Cat Tracks” tour 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 27.
The theme for this year's week is ‘community of faith, knowledge and service’
According to faculty, parents and students, the theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service” is a perfect description of St. Peter Catholic School in Fulton.
Since Oct. 30, Fulton Middle School Principal Chris Crane has faced what he described as a “nice problem.”
Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Kansas City, will be making two visits to Callaway County over the next couple of weeks to talk politics with area residents.
The Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directorsmeeting Tuesday night included discussion regarding the district’s increasing call volume — and the number of those calls that end up being non-transportation situations.
Administrators want to keep things 'running smoothly' for next leader
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has named two interim superintendents for the Missouri School for the Deaf.
It all started with a poem, “Our Class Pets.” Then there was a lesson on democracy, a few student speeches, a vote and before he knew it, Bush Elementary second-grade teacher Michael Stradford had a tarantula in his classroom. And then five.
The deadline to file for election is Jan. 21, and there are currently four candidates vying for three, three-year terms with the North Callaway Board of Education.
The North Callaway Board of Education has spent months surveying staff and patrons and evaluating district needs, working to develop a facilities improvement plan.
Board to consider $60K upgrade to band uniforms
Wednesday night's Fulton School Board meeting started with Callaway Circuit Judge Bob Sterner thanking board members for doing a job he said is often taken for granted.
The Auxvasse Board of Aldermen considered some additions to its ordinance regarding mobile homes during Tuesday night's meeting.
With the election filing deadline looming Jan. 21, the Fulton Sun takes a look at the candidates who already have tossed their names into the ring for open city council and school board seats around Callaway County. We asked each of the candidates why they chose to run, and what their top three goals are, should they be elected.
With winter weather and hazardous road conditions causing cancellations for the third day this week, Callaway County school administrators shared their districts’ plans for making up the missed class time.
The National Churchill Museum will be shining the spotlight on Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher over the next few months.
The South Callaway School Board had an eye on the future Wednesday night as Superintendent Kevin Hillman advised members of the need to start planning for facility improvements.
Callaway County residents with green thumbs — or who want to grow one — are set to gather for a community seed exchange Jan. 25 at the Callaway County Extension, 5803 County Road 302 in Fulton.
Mayor Kevin Phares didn’t hesitate when asked what his goals are for the city of Auxvasse in 2014, immediately noting the upcoming water improvement project as the No. 1 priority.
Barbara Garrison leaves Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton after a dozen years as superintendent
According to friends and colleagues gathered for a retirement reception Thursday afternoon, Missouri School for the Deaf is losing a pillar and its guiding light as Superintendent Barbara Garrison leaves after 12 years at the helm.
Thanks to the support of area residents, the Callaway County United Way has less than 10 percent to go to reach its fall campaign goal of $265,000.
A Fulton woman who has focused her time and energy on supporting the rights of others — both at home and abroad — will be honored for her efforts Saturday night.
A series of reports at Thursday night’s North Callaway School Board meeting included an update from new district librarian/media specialist Justin Hamm regarding his plans to improve services to students, particularly when it comes to technology.
After finishing a business agenda that included approval and adoption of the 2014 budget, South Ward Alderman Mike Bertschinger resigned his position with the Board of Aldermen Wednesday night before the remaining members voted to hire him as the new City Supervisor.
Westminster College is giving the United Way of Callaway County a slightly bigger boost than expected this year.
With the help of new technology, the Callaway County Ambulance District hopes to make patient transportation safer.
Callaway County’s seasonal celebrations continue Sunday with the lighting of Portland’s Memorial Tree and the Christmas House Tour of the former St. Mark’s Episcopal School for Boys.
Fulton Public Schools once again received a positive audit review. Jim McGinnis with GK&C Accounting gave a report on the district’s 2012-13 Audit during Wednesday night’s regular school board meeting.
Callaway Singers to put on free holiday concert at William Woods
The Callaway Singers community choir once again invites area residents to enjoy a night of live music to get them into the holiday spirit and ready for the “Magic of Winter”.
As Callaway County residents struggle to find that perfect present for their loved ones, the Rwanda Community Partnership is asking they consider the gift of giving this holiday season.
Dorsey pleaded guilty to killing his cousin, her husband in 2006
In his second attempt at an appeal, a Jefferson City man hopes to convert a pair of death sentences into life in prison. Brian J. Dorsey pleaded guilty in 2008 to the Dec. 23, 2006, killings of his cousin, Sarah Bonnie, and her husband Ben, in their New Bloomfield home. Dorsey was sentenced to death for both first-degree murder charges.
Christmas is coming here Sunday. Auxvasse area residents are invited to kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas parade and an afternoon of treats and crafts for children and adults alike downtown.
Fulton Sears Hometown to raise money for Central Callaway Fire Protection District
This holiday season, Sears Hometown Store of Fulton will be doing a little bit of giving.
After discussion at several recent meetings, the Auxvasse City Council voted unanimously at Tuesday night’s meeting to approve a new open burn ordinance.
When Fulton resident Nancy McCue lived as a missionary in Kibungo, Rwanda, she realized there was a great need for some sort of counseling resource in the area — particularly for women.
New Bloomfield kindergarteners share what they learned about the pilgrims, what they are grateful for this holiday
Kindergartners at New Bloomfield Elementary got an early start on the Thanksgiving holiday Tuesday afternoon.
Money to be used for safety program
Students leaving Hatton-McCredie Elementary School will now be a little safer thanks to a $2,000 grant from TransCanada.
During a holiday that is all about being grateful, two different events will help spread that giving spirit by providing free Thanksgiving meals to all comers.
North Callaway R-I Schools are taking steps to ensure the safety of their students. Safety and Security Director Doug Kee and district building principals have been reviewing North Callaway’s safety policies over the past several months, and were present to share some of what they have been working on during Thursday night’s school board meeting at Williamsburg Elementary.
Board gets tour of new lab, district to host open house
In a recently remodeled classroom at Fulton High School Wednesday night, a group of fascinated adults gathered around a work bench, oohing and aahing over a small machine as it slowly, but surely worked at printing a 3-D model.
Holiday Open House to kick off the season
Downtown Fulton is going to look a lot like Christmas Friday night for the annual Holiday Open House.
Aspiring local authors gather for National Write a Novel Month
Members of the Fulton Writers Group are not the only ones who have been bitten by the writing bug.
The SERVE food pantry received $33,000 from the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, thanks in part to the efforts of two William Woods University students.
Supreme Court case could affect how local city councils, school boards start their meetings
A case concerning legislative prayer being heard before the Supreme Court today centers around a town council in New York, but the results could just as easily apply to any one of several governing bodies in Callaway that start their meetings off with an appeal to a higher power.
Once again teams up with Fulton Rotary on coat drive
As Callaway County residents start tallying the things they’re grateful for in anticipation of Thanksgiving, the Fulton Sun and Fulton Rotary are asking them to share those blessings with their neighbors.
South Callaway R-II teachers spent Friday at iPadapalooza, but it was not all the fun and games the name implies.
One year after issuing a pair of court orders to enable the development of an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in the county, the Callaway County Commission has voted to rescind those mandates.
Law enforcement awaits formal charges for suspect
Fulton Public Schools Superintendent Jacque Cowherd said Thursday that district staff’s response to a bomb threat Wednesday was good, but added there still is room for improvement.
South Callaway Middle School students start newspaper, circle of friends
With a recently-discovered mutual love of writing, an enthusiastic group of South Callaway Middle School students have combined forces with the aim of starting a school newspaper.