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The New Bloomfield R-3 School District has received a major upgrade in its computer hardware.
Three brothers who own and manage a tree farm in Callaway County have been honored by the Missouri Tree Farm Committee for 25 years of exemplary forest management.
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is seeking 180 volunteer contributors for a new Adopt a Buddy initiative to support the Buddy Pack program that serves needy Callaway County youngsters.
A former Westminster College student who was arrested Friday in the Republic of Maldives after a political demonstration was released Saturday after appearing in court and promising not to participate in any more demonstrations for the next 21 days.
The New Bloomfield Board of Aldermen on Thursday night agreed to seek competitive bids for new water line and street improvement projects.
After a month and a half of detours, the East Wing Creek bridge over Missouri 94 east of Mokane has reopened to traffic after it was closed to replace the bridge floor.
An ordinance placing a 1⁄2-cent capital improvement sales tax on the Nov. 6 general election ballot was approved Monday night by the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen.
Holts Summit was hit Saturday afternoon by what a National Weather Service spokesman said was a relatively rare microburst.
Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Thursday that protects workers at the Fulton State Hospital from being forced to work double shifts because of staff shortages.
Two Holts Summit residents are free on $65,500 bond each after they were arrested Wednesday night during a drug raid resulting in the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and other drugs valued at almost $39,000.
With temperatures above 100 degrees in Mid-Missouri, the Missouri Highway Department Central District has asked motorists to watch for pavement “blow-ups.”
Discussions about establishing rail service along the short line railroad between Mexico and Fulton resumed Monday morning at Fulton City Hall.
A Holts Summit woman and man were arraigned Friday on felony child endangerment and illegal drug use charges after the woman’s infant was found dead Wednesday, the day after both admitted using meth.
The R-3 School District’s annual budget remains on track and met all goals for the fiscal year ending June 30, Superintendent David Tramel told members of the New Bloomfield Board of Education Thursday night.
Missouri is one of six states selected to participate in a new national education initiative to better prepare students for today’s jobs.
Town adds event to round out observance
It’s official. Fulton will have a parade on Independence Day to celebrate the birthday of the United States of America.
A dozen Mid-Missouri schools are among 267 Missouri public schools honored Monday for exemplary progress in implementing the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program backed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
A total of $24,199.68 in uncollected fees due the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office for services it provided for Callaway County civil and criminal cases from 2003 to 2005 have been written off by the Callaway County Commission.
Disabled woman with four children loses all household possessions
The Southside Baptist Church in Fulton is collecting clothing and household items for Linda Douglas, a disabled Callaway County woman with four children whose home north of Fulton at 6717 County Road 116 was destroyed by fire Thursday night.
28-year-old found with tape over mouth, nose
Columbia police are investigating the death Friday of a former Fulton man who was found dead in his Columbia apartment with tape over his mouth and nose.
Two teenagers from southern Callaway County were charged Wednesday with vandalizing four mailboxes Sunday along County Road 419 near Hams Prairie in Callaway County.
Ryan Christopher Coari, accused of murdering an Auxvasse area man and his daughter last September, is scheduled to go on trial on Aug. 8 in Callaway County Circuit Court.
Callaway County has received a $64,436 state grant for mapping services.
Almost two years after the old Portland Community Center was destroyed by fire, a new Community Center will be dedicated Saturday.
Fulton State Hospital employees could see an end to mandatory back-to-back eight-hour shifts in any 24-hour period under legislation awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon.
Starting today, the National Churchill Museum in Fulton is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families.
For the last quarter century, Lewis Baumgartner of Millersburg has been entertaining audiences around the nation when he appears as “The World’s Worst Farmer.”
In a joint ceremony, the Holts Summit Community Betterment Association and the Kingdom of Callaway Chamber of Commerce Tuesday dedicated six U.S. 54 landscaped entrance and exit ramps in the city.
MOKANE — A collection has started to aid victims of a Sunday afternoon fire in Mokane that heavily damaged the home of Lisa Underwood.
Organizers said Monday they were pleased with the turnout of about 700 conservatives, many of them Tea Party members, from around the nation who rallied Saturday in a pasture just north of Jefferson City.
HOLTS SUMMIT — The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen gave first-round approval Monday night to an ordinance authorizing Mayor Lucas Fitzpatrick to hire an architect to develop a plan to renovate a building next to City Hall that would provide more space for the city’s Police Department.
Callaway County needs a federally subsidized community health center in the Fulton area to serve low income families, Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said.
State, county and city law enforcement officers are making a special push to crack down on underage drinking just as the prom and graduation season arrives.
Tom Hartman has been appointed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission as its senior resident inspector of nuclear facilities at the Callaway Energy Center, which is about 10 miles southeast of Fulton.
A recent drive by Troop F of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to inspect trucks, buses and other large vehicles resulted in 659 safety violations.
Rep. Jeanie Riddle, R-Mokane, is sponsoring legislation that would designate Missouri 94 in Callaway County as the AMVETS Memorial Highway.
Mid-Missouri residents and farmers living along the Missouri River can receive a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers briefing Thursday afternoon about predicted levels along the river this year.
Pay increases totaling $180,594 for district employees were approved Wednesday night by the South Callaway R-2 School District Board of Education.
The Callaway County Commission approved a request by Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane to seek a $105,000 state grant to provide pay raises to deputies.
Philip J. Daniels is the new vice president for business and chief financial officer at Westminster College in Fulton.
The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen have approved a low bid of $220,000 to construct a sidewalk and culverts from the North Elementary School along South Summit Drive to Simon Boulevard.
Electronic filing of court cases is on the horizon for the Boone-Callaway 13th Judicial Circuit Court.
The importance of a single vote was demonstrated Wednesday. A recount of South Callaway School board education election resulted in a one-vote victory for Greg Kimminau.
Votes will be recounted today after the race for one of the two open seats on the South Callaway Board of Education ended in a tie.
FULTON — A 34-year-old Williamsburg man was fatally shot early Monday by law enforcement officers after he leveled a weapon on them in a subdivision west of Fulton.
Timmy Simpson, 34, of Williamsburg was shot and killed early Monday morning by law enforcement officers after he leveled a weapon on them while they were responding to reports of shots fired in the Green Meadows Subdivision west of Fulton.
New Bloomfield Mayor Terry Shaw faces opposition from Michael Lowe Sr. in the April 3 city election.
The man accused of murdering an Auxvasse man and his daughter last September waived his preliminary hearing Friday afternoon in Callaway County Associate Circuit Court.
A first-degree murder hearing scheduled in Callaway County Associate Court for Ryan Wayne Koebel Friday morning was continued until April 27.
Residents of New Bloomfield will vote on April 3 whether to authorize the city to issue $315,000 in general obligation bonds to improve the city’s streets and roads.