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.
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.
Local families will have no shortage of options when it comes to entertaining their children this Halloween.
Fulton Rotary helps establish chapter in Kibungo
One of Fulton’s service organizations is working to expand that service into the city’s sister community in Kibungo.
Bartley students hold drive for food bank
The barrel in the library hallway at Bartley Elementary is already full, but leaders of the school’s student council are hoping to make it overflow.
City Council discusses sewer project, park vandalism
Residents will soon have new guidelines to abide by when planning to burn waste within city limits.
Teen taekwondo champ tackles training
Not many people can claim to be a world champion. Even fewer can claim to have achieved it before age 12.
Every month, the Fulton Garden Club meets with Bush Elementary elementary students as part of the BAC-PAC after-school care program.
Firefighters with the Fulton Fire Department and volunteers from Dollar General will be going door to door on Meadowlark Lane, Plaza Drive, Douglas Boulevard and Dawson with care packages — provided by Energizer — containing a smoke detector and battery and a flashlight as well as fire safety informational materials for children.
Fulton Public Schools soon will have an official alternative for transporting students to school when there are excessive amounts of snow on the roadways.
Money to go toward increasing technology in the classroom
The action on the field at Fulton High School on Friday night was not all about football.
After more than 15 years serving and protecting local citizens, Lt. Andre Cook will say goodbye to the Fulton Police Department today. He starts a new job with the state Oct. 22.
Callaway Christian Church hosts semi-annual giveaway this weekend
For more than a decade, Callaway Christian Church has called upon area residents to serve as Good Samaritans — donating old clothing and household items to be given to their neighbors in need.
South Callaway R-II teachers may not have been in the classroom Oct. 4, but they were still imparting knowledge on others.
Callaway serves 600+ in program that becomes dubious as government shutdown continues
More than 600 Callaway County women and children do not have to worry about federal assistance in purchasing healthy food during the government shutdown. At least not for now.
The city council discussed different strategies to address several different public nuisances during Tuesday night’s regular meeting, including vandalism at the city park and the possibility of a burn ordinance.
Fulton library program to share artist’s portraits of black Civil War soldiers
Essex Garner tells stories through art.
It is billed as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but some Callaway County families need a little help ensuring Christmas is a happy one for their children.
Jane Mudd to exhibit Well Read portraits
For 16 Saturdays this summer, local artist Jane Mudd has sat down with paint and canvas and made new friends in front of Well Read Books in downtown Fulton.
CARDV, artist partner to promote awareness
Fulton residents will be seeing flashes of purple and teal around town throughout October as CARDV collaborates with a Fulton native and artist to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Judy Baumgartner enjoys giving her fellow seniors a voice. As Callaway County’s representative to the Silver Haired Legislature, Baumgartner — a Holts Summit resident — is in a position to do just that.
Richard White said he “learned the hard way” how stressful it can be to be a caretaker.
Auxvasse program to host annual children’s art festival Saturday
Area children are invited to Domann Park in Auxvasse Saturday for the seventh annual Ashley Garrett Memorial Children’s Art Festival. The theme for this year’s event is “Fantasy Land.”
At first glance with the new MSIP 5 accreditation standards, Fulton Middle School and Fulton High School have a lot of work to do.
Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull spent a good portion of the Sept. 11 Fulton School Board meeting presenting and explaining student performance data for each of the district’s schools.
A small crowd of Callaway County farmers and business owners gathered at the county fairgrounds Tuesday night for the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce’s annual Town and Country Dinner.
After first celebrating students who performed well and improved on the 2013 MAP test, the North Callaway R-I School Board heard a favorable annual performance report from Assistant Superintendent Nicky Kemp during its regular meeting Thursday night at Hatton-McCredie Elementary School.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of local and state radiological emergency preparedness and response plans in support of the Callaway Energy Center on Sept. 24 that includes officials from Callaway, Gasconade, Osage and Montgomery counties.
Leaders of the Brick District Association are contemplating some infrastructure changes they hope will make the downtown shopping area more appealing to visitors.
Event to replace Halloween activity, serve as fundraiser for Callaway County Humane Society
The Brick District Association and the Callaway County Humane Society are hosting a Harvest Festival in downtown Fulton Oct. 26.
The Fulton School Board heard a lot about student achievement Wednesday night. Most of that discussion stemmed from Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Hull’s 2012-13 Student Performance Report.
The brothers behind Larry’s Country Kettle Korn are known for their hot, sweet-but-salty offerings — their booth is a staple at many area fairs and festivals, including the Mokane Fair, the Fulton Street Fair and the Hatton Craft Festival.
Tuesday night’s city council meeting was spent primarily on hearing complaints from local residents regarding issues with bills and neighbors.
Sheriff: Injuries appear to be self-inflicted
A woman’s body was found at the Little Dixie Wildlife Conservation Area near Millersburg late Monday afternoon.
Trophies to be awarded to top three in each class
The third annual Auxvasse Car Show is set for Sept. 21 and will feature a few changes — including the addition of several new classes.
The Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce is keeping things “Country Casual” for this year’s Town & Country Dinner.
Bryan Thomsen: ‘I want to apologize’ for drunken driving arrest last year
North Callaway R-I Superintendent Bryan Thomsen pleaded guilty in Linn County court earlier this summer to charges of driving while intoxicated in 2012.
Fall festival draws crowd despite temperature, ‘Worlds Fair’ wraps up with fiddle contest today
The sun was blazing and the heat index soared over 100, but that didn’t stop area residents from heading out to the 64th annual Mokane Fair sponsored by the Mokane Lions Club this weekend.
Son dead, father in critical condition
A local man is in custody on charges of murder and assault in connection with an attack on a father and son early Saturday.
The eighth annual Westminster College Symposium will focus on the role of sports in culture and international relations.
Marsha Millard always spends a late September Friday in the Fulton Walmart parking lot.
William Woods University will be debt free on Sept. 1.
Daniel Boone Regional Library’s One Read program typically offers a variety of opportunities for community involvement and discussion, and this year is no different.
Fulton-based victim support organization for domestic violence, rape hires new head
Right now, Erica Nanney is embracing the idea of new beginnings.
The Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence serves an average of 50-60 women a month in Callaway County, providing services ranging from counseling and court advocacy to emergency intervention assistance.
For the first time in six years, Callaway County Ambulance District approves levy; cites declining revenue
The Callaway County Ambulance Board voted Tuesday night not to set the district’s property tax at zero for the first time since 2007.
Top officials in local school districts agree HB 253 would be ‘devastating’ to budgets, could mean local tax hike for some
The Fulton School Board approved a resolution to support Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 253 during its regular meeting Wednesday night.
Although they are all familiar faces, North Callaway R-I Schools have several new administrators leading the district into the new school year.
Fulton homeless shelter uses fundraiser to keep operating
Our House: Caring for Callaway’s Homeless has seen a steady increase in need for its services over the past several months.
Colleges fund to seek support from Callaway residents
A couple dozen Callaway County students will be starting at William Woods University and Westminster College next week, thanks in part to financial aid provided through the Fulton Colleges Fund.