Stories by Don
High winds caused a semi-trailer truck to crash at 6 a.m. Monday on Interstate 70 west of Kingdom City, scattering potatoes and onions onto the median.
Move will affect about half of workforce
About half, which is from 600 to 700, of the employees at the Fulton State Hospital will be required to work 12-hour shifts, instead of their current eight-hour shifts, starting July 1.
More than 100 American flags have been erected for memorial services this weekend at the Missouri Firefighters Memorial at Kingdom City.
A proposal by the New Bloomfield Football Boosters Club to start a school football program stalled Thursday with the Board of Education taking no action on the idea.
A Fulton company recently was awarded its first project with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Creation of a public disc golf course at Greenway Park in Holts Summit was proposed Monday night during a meeting of the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen.
Federal budget cuts will result in 30 fewer training slots for the next Head Start and Early Head Start training programs this year in Cole County.
Eight Callaway County veterans will be on next week’s Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. The veterans will tour various veterans memorials and then make the return flight home on the same day.
Michael W. Smith, 22, Auxvasse, is in the Callaway County Jail after a manhunt Saturday near Fulton stemming from a report of an armed intruder.
Hayley Munford, a New Bloomfield high school senior, has won a statewide Missouri Outstanding Citizenship Award.
The Missouri House has passed and sent to the Senate legislation sponsored by Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, to protect the health of women who choose to use abortion-inducing drugs by outlawing so-called webcam abortions.
Michelle Kidwell is now serving as the interim director of the Callaway County Joint Communications Center in addition to her duties as director of Callaway County Emergency Management.
The monthly sewer service connection fee will increase in Holts Summit from $17.53 to $20.91, while the sewer user fee will increase to $4.12 for each 1,000 gallons of water used.
Refueling of the nuclear reactor that starts this week at the Callaway Energy Center has added more than 800 supplemental workers to the economy in Callaway County and Central Missouri.
Output to resume after refueling
The Callaway Energy Center owned by Ameren Missouri will shut down the nuclear reactor at the facility next week to start the plant’s normal refueling process.
Ameren Missouri officials clamped down on information Wednesday about an accident Tuesday evening at the Callaway nuclear plant, located about 10 miles southeast of Fulton.
Three employees at the Callaway Energy Center were injured Tuesday evening while working in the switch yard area of the plant.
Voters in Lake Mykee will decide Tuesday whether to issue $1.5 million in revenue bonds to pay for sewage system improvements.
Late Start Tuesdays will end at the close of the current school year at the New Bloomfield R-3 School District.
The original map plan to establish an Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) in Callaway County has been scrapped, and a new map will be redrawn as soon as possible, an organizer of the effort said Wednesday.
In Callaway County
A Callaway County Property Rights Coalition has been organized to oppose any proposed Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) in Callaway County.
A four-way race has developed in the April 2 election for two seats on the Board of Education at the New Bloomfield R-3 School District.
The deadline to apply for the position of police chief of New Bloomfield is 5 p.m. today, Mayor Mike Lowe said Thursday.
Project in Callaway County may have a chance
The U.S. Department of Energy this week announced a new federal grant to develop small modular nuclear reactors, which could potentially benefit a proposed project in Callaway County.
Alderman: Site would be visible from U.S. 54
Holts Summit Alderman Landon Oxley has proposed a Veterans Memorial to be built in an area of Hibernia Station Park next to U.S. 54 and near City Hall.
Holts Summit officials have given 1st round approval to the issuance of $1 million in revenue bonds to design improvements in its sewer system, the first phase of a voter-approved project.
Sgt. Justin Davison of the New Bloomfield Police Department has been appointed as the town’s interim police chief. But he doesn't want the job permanently.
About 600 students were released at 12:30 p.m. Thursday after a sewer line separated, causing sewage to back up at Fulton High School. The normal school schedule will resume Friday.
Heavy wet snow caused some of the roof of Central Missouri Vault Co., a 10,000-square-foot vault manufacturing plant near New Bloomfield, to collapse early Tuesday.
Burglars hit three businesses in Tebbetts and a residence near Holts Summit during the weekend.
The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen gave final approval Monday to an ordinance accepting a $290,000 federal grant to build a sidewalk and a crosswalk with electric signals along West Simon Boulevard in Holts Summit.
The state income tax deadline for many Missouri farmers has been extended from March 1 to April 15. A week ago, the federal government also extended its income tax deadline for farmers.
Terry Alice Coleman, 40, Holts Summit, last week became the second person arrested for robbing Bank Star One in New Bloomfield on Oct. 6, 2012.
A Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) forum to gather the views of Callaway County and other Mid-Missouri residents will be Tuesday evening in Columbia.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service won’t accept some tax forms this year until the end of February and some as late as March. This change also will delay income tax refunds for many people.
The president of Westminster College has been appointed as a member of the Presidents Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
About 75 Holts Summit residents gathered Monday night at the Civic Center to hear plans for a new $475,000 YMCA facility in their town.
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer and five others in Congress have signed a joint letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu demanding to know why the feds failed to fund an application from Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse to design and build small nuclear reactors at the Callaway Energy Center.
The New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen last week gave final approval to its 2013 annual budget that anticipates spending $750,000 on city services.
Two Tuscumbia men are in jail after leading Callaway County deputies on a 40-mile chase through four towns at speeds over 100 mph. Arrested and jailed are Kasey Wayne Nelson, 22, and Cody Ray Glore, 20.
A public forum has been scheduled this month in Holts Summit to discuss a plan by the YMCA of Callaway County to build a new YMCA facility in Holts Summit next to the Civic Center.
Volunteering to help build a school in an impoverished area of the Dominican Republic changed the life of David Bartz of Holts Summit.
An armed home invasion in Holts Summit Friday led to the arrest Saturday of four Jefferson City residents for robbery, burglary and armed criminal action.
The start of the 2013 session of Congress last Thursday marked the official end of Missouri's 9th Congressional District, and it created 400,000 new constituents for Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth.
Known for work in training dogs
Dr. Mar Doering, a Holts Summit veterinarian who also is regarded as an expert in training dogs with behavior problems, has been inducted into the Missouri Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Veterinary Honor Roll.
The first-degree murder trial of Sandra Plunkett, a Holts Summit woman charged with the shooting death of her husband, has been delayed. It had been set to start Jan. 7 in Callaway County using jurors from Buchanan County.
Marsha Chism was honored Friday during a retirement reception at the Callaway County Courthouse for her 34 years of service to the Callaway County Treasurer’s Office.
Pay raises ranging from $300 to $700 per employee are likely to be granted to Callaway County employees next year, Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama has signed legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, removing a requirement that automatic teller machines (ATMs) display duplicative signs disclosing fees.
The New Bloomfield R-3 Board of Education has decided to update the school’s crisis-management plan and provide intruder training for teachers. Superintendent David Tramel said the Dec. 14 shooting in Connecticut prompted him to organize an effort to update the plan.