It takes a small army of people to pull off the Fulton Street Fair and make it a success each year.
It’s time, once again, for Callaway County residents to “Hit the Bricks.”
The North Callaway School Board approved its Fiscal Year 2014 budget with an $18,351 surplus during its regular meeting Thursday night.
Mule "Bingo" draws attention
The latest addition to the string of mule-related events at the Fulton Street Fair does not debut until Friday, but it already can be deemed a success.
The Callaway County Ambulance District is on track to have another record year for call volume.
Glenn Harris, commercial lender, and Nicole Elliott, marketing assistant of The Callaway Bank, build a special storage crate for the bank's mule in preparation for Friday's Callaway Cup Derby at the Fulton Street Fair.
Thanks to a program through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Center for Disease Control, Callaway County parents will be better able to prevent their infants and children from contracting whooping cough (pertussis).
Leaves options for further upgrades open
With an eye toward making further technological upgrades in the future — possibly sooner rather than later — the Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to purchase a new server for storing patient records at a cost of $15,151.
Charges were filed Tuesday against a Fulton man accused of threatening to kill his ex-wife at a Fulton residence in March.
Switch to credit recovery program prompted by changes to high school equivalency test
With the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s announcement that it is replacing the GED with a new high school equivalency test starting in 2014, Fulton High School Principal Jason Whitt and teacher Jessica Geldner announced some changes coming to the district’s student improvement strategies during Wednesday night’s school board meeting.
Grass, outflow keep Fulton landfill from DNR endorsement of closure
The Fulton Landfill stopped accepting trash in May 2011, but as far as the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is concerned, it still is not officially closed.
Council considers charge for services to offset overtime pay, currently footed out of city coffers
Organizers of parades, road races and other events in Fulton that require support from law enforcement may soon have to add a new line item to their budgets.
New parents need to enroll in person
With an eye toward streamlining data and making the school enrollment process easier for parents, Fulton Public Schools is now implementing a new online registration program.
Officials uncertain when will be fixed
Residents of the Kingdom City area once again will be without advance warning of severe weather for the foreseeable future.
A Portland community tradition continues Saturday with the 29th annual Portland Day celebration.
City to seek voter support for bond to fund upgrades
City of Fulton officials once again are waiting on approval from the Environmental Potection Agency as to whether they can start taking steps toward making government-mandated improvements at the city’s wastewater treatment plant; this time with a new plan.
$3 million project would add up to 10 new jobs
The Fulton City Council approved a resolution “expressing the official intent of the city to issue its Industrial Development Revenue Bonds to finance an Industrial Development Project for Danuser Machine Company” during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
With nearly a decade working in journalism doing everything from radio news to reporting and editing, new Fulton Sun editor Kevin M. Smith says he is looking forward to establishing himself and the paper as a solid voice for the community.
Start time moved from Friday to Saturday for annual cancer research fundraiser
After low participation last year, organizers of the 2013 Callaway County Relay for Life are banking on a slew of changes and additions to the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser to draw greater support from the community.
The Callaway County Ambulance District Board of Directors approved a bid from Osage Ambulances during its regular meeting Thursday night for the purchase of three new ambulances at a total cost of $353,925.
'The Ruins of Us' offers glimpse into another world
Daniel Boone Regional Library’s 2013 One Read selection combines universal themes such as relationships and family with a glimpse into a foreign culture in a way that library officials say makes the novel a perfect choice for the annual community reading program.
Fulton's swimming pool opens Saturday
With school ending next week and summer just around the corner, Fulton’s Oestriech Swimming Pool opens for the season at noon on Saturday.
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.
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.
Even if he had not built the house himself, nearly every room of Hugh Staats’ home bears testament to his skill with wood.
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.