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Stephanie Backus

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Kids learn what life without TV was like

In the time of World War II, people sat by their radios to get the latest news, hear entertaining radio shows and listen to music. As television became more popularity and a necessity in many homes, the popularity of the radio shrank.

NoCal student, driver hurt in bus crash

A North Callaway school bus ended up on its side after an 8:15 a.m. crash on Wednesday.

FPD arrest man for stolen vehicle

A Fulton man was arrested early Wednesday morning after police believe he stole a vehicle from the owner’s residence.

Greeks to host turkey giveaway

The Beta House Philanthropy week works with major national organizations like the Salvation Army, American Cancer Society and others, but this year, a new group will be in the mix of beneficiaries from the Westminster Greek organization — Fulton residents.

Maylee moved to Boone County

Authorities this week transferred Josh Maylee from the Callaway County Jail to Boone County’s Jail.

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Callaway County man arrested in Apache Flats

Cole County deputies arrested a Callaway County man wanted on several charges stemming from an August foot chase near Holts Summit.

92nd Observation of Veterans Day planned

This is the 92nd annual recognition of Veteran’s Day and two local veterans' organizations are planning their annual dinner for the holiday.

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Voter turnout up across state, average in Callaway

Statewide voter turnout neared 50 percent during the off-year election, and some counties reached as high as 61 percent, but County Clerk Linda Love said Callaway County was average for this type of election.

Sheriff warns against spoofing scam

When Dennis L. Crane’s home number and caller ID showed up on an automated phone call to the Rocktree Apartments Wednesday morning, the manager was concerned if it was actually from Sheriff Crane.

Two flown to University Hospital after wrecks in Callaway County

An accident shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday left two Fulton residents seriously injured.

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Man arrested after community gives tips

Tips from Callaway County residents led to a recent arrest for residential burglary.

4th annual Toy Run this weekend

Last year, Mary Gordon was new to SERVE and did not know what to expect when Gary Powell and Dave Roark told her they were hosting a Toy Run for kids in Callaway County.

Residents get chance to practice new roundabout

Residents nervous about how the new roundabout in Fulton works will get the chance to practice the new system next Saturday.

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Ovid Sandwich wins Subway contest

Two Ovid Bell employees were beaming last week, after finding out a sandwich they created won a regional contest.

The stage is her world

An ordinary school project for a Drama II class at South Callaway High School turned into a much bigger project for 17-year-old Caitlynn Davidson.

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Millersburg Preschool fundraiser set Saturday

The preschoolers who attend Millersburg Preschool have a unique opportunity. The kids learn at the hands of a parent co-op, which means there are always parents around while they're at the school.