fulton

Flickr

A Westminster College chapter of a national fraternity has been suspended indefinitely due to hazing and offensive comments on a social media site. 

Downtown Fulton
KBIA

Fulton’s vacant homes could soon be demolished. The Fulton Department of Planning & Protective Services will apply for a Community Development Block Grant, which aims to help small Missouri communities improve local facilities, and alleviate health and safety issues.

The grant is part of a program run through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Funding for the grant comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Plan in Place to Improve Fulton Parks

Mar 2, 2015
Downtown Fulton
KBIA

The city of Fulton is asking its residents what kind of changes they would like to see in their local parks. City officials recently launched a ten-year master plan to improve its facilities, and they want people’s opinions on what those improvements should entail. Mayor LeRoy Benton says that the city is focused on expansion.

Collection of the Kansas City Art Institute

This week on KBIA's arts/culture segment KCUR's C.J. Janovy explores folk artist, Jesse Howard. 


Downtown Fulton
KBIA

 The Old Fulton Theatre is making an encore performance. Last month, The Brick District organization voted unanimously to take on the renovation of the historic building. The theater has been abandoned for over five years now, and hasn’t been functional since 2005. District president Thomas Riley said the theater has a lot of potential, but needs work.

“We’ve been working on downtown development for a number of years," he said. "The theater represents probably the biggest potential asset we could have for downtown development… but right now, it might be the biggest detriment.”

By all accounts, self-taught artist Jesse Howard was cantankerous. In middle of the last century, it wasn't unusual to see hand-painted signs on country roads advertising a traveling fair or a farm sale. But Howard's signs offered Bible verses. They proclaimed his anger at his neighbors and the government, and his disappointments with the world around him. "Every word I'm saying's the truth," the artist said of his work. "Every word."

PM Newscast for December 3, 2014

Dec 3, 2014

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Potential changes in Common Core
  • Downtown Columbia to see parking meter changes
  • Fulton opens new preschool
  • CPS is planning a late start schedule 

Fulton proposes 2015 budget

Oct 30, 2014
Adams Building in Fulton
KBIA

The 2015 budget for Fulton, Missouri was proposed where it had its first reading at Tuesday night's city council meeting.  The budget will have to be read two more times before it can be passed. 

The budget includes the city's plan to go into debt in 2015. 

Bill Johnson, the Director of Administration said while there are multiple improvement projects, two projects in particular will be primarily responsible for leading the city into debt.

Fulton passes sewer upgrade bond

Apr 9, 2014
KBIA

Fulton residents may see cleaner water soon. Residents yesterday voted in favor of a $13 million bond to upgrade its sewer system. The wastewater treatment facility was built in 1987 and is in need of mandatory improvements according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. According to the city’s website, the improvements comprise of new headworks, a new aeration system and an ultraviolet light for disinfection. The city has already begun the process of improving the facility.

Voters to decide bond issues in Centralia, Fulton

Apr 8, 2014
Marjie Kennedy / Flickr

 

Across Missouri voting has been underway since 6 this morning. Some ballots include school bonds, others have city council races or mayoral races, including Columbia, Centralia, Holts Summit and Fulton.

Patt Olsen is the director of the Centralia Public Library and says the library has exhausted its reserves and is asking for a 25 cent tax levy in addition to the existing 30 cent tax levy. This means that on a $100,000 assessed home, the taxpayers would pay just under $50 every year to keep the library operating at its current capacity.

Kellie Moore, ColumbiaFAVS.com

The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, visited Fulton on Thursday (Feb. 27) to deliver a guest lecture and preside over a service at Westminster College. The lecture was held in the historic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. 

Fulton High School opens fabrication lab

Feb 24, 2014
Downtown Fulton
KBIA

Last week, Fulton High School cut a ribbon for the only high school Fabrication Lab in Missouri. 

A former employee of the Callaway County Circuit Clerk's office has been charged with forgery.

United Way of Callaway County

A record set at one Callaway County homeless shelter could reflect a bigger problem.

Wiley House, a shelter for homeless adult men and women, had a record number of individuals stay overnight in July and August. Executive Director Brad Sheppard said the shelter has seen an increase every year since it opened in 2009, but he still didn’t expect such high numbers.

Fourth of July in Fulton honors military

Jul 4, 2013
Mary Kate Burgess / KBIA

Hot dogs, American flags, and the cheers of children were among the sights and sounds in the air today at Fulton’s 2nd annual Fourth of July parade.

This year’s parade in Fulton honors the city’s WWII veterans, and members of the military. 

Fulton resident Ellie Fritz said she loves Independence Day, and thinks the parade was especially meaningful this year: “It’s a tribute, especially for the WWII veterans, but all veterans,” Fritz said.  “ But a special emphasis on WWII this year.”

Callaway nuclear plant reopens after 50 day closure

May 31, 2013
Ameren Missouri

The Callaway Energy Center just outside Fulton is back in service this week after a routine shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The plant was out of commission for 50 days while several new modifications were made in addition to normal inspections and tests.

Barry Cox, the senior director of nuclear operations for the plant, says the improvements mean it will take a few days for the plant to get back to full capacity.

In 1996, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, the same place where almost 50 years earlier, Winston Churchill delivered his famous “Iron Curtain” speech.  During her visit, Thatcher gave a speech that still has relevance today, especially in light of the continuing threat of nuclear weapons by North Korea.

A Westminster College graduate fighting for election reform in the Maldives returns to the Fulton campus this week to discuss her political activism.

Shauna Aminath is a 2008 Westminster graduate and a native of the Maldives. She was arrested in the Indian Ocean republic after the 2012 ouster of President Mohamed Nasheed.

Aminath was a deputy undersecretary in Nasheed's administration. She now works to restore the democratic elections that have been replaced by parliamentary votes.

gavel
Flickr / steakpinball

A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals is planning to take its work on the road.

Couple tries to stay energy efficient in Fulton

Sep 27, 2012
Gina Cook / KBIA

Judy McKinnon’s home looks a bit different than other homes in her neighborhood.

Gina Cook / KBIA

On this week’s show, we’ll learn about renewable energy in Fulton, hear about a new discovery in HIV research, and listen to a report on MU’s South Farm showcase.

Conversations about reestablishing service on the 27-mile rail line between Mexico and Fulton have been ongoing for the past decade. The line has been out of service since the late 1990’s when it failed to generate enough business to stay running. In 2007 the project became more feasible when new owner Mike Williams showed an interest in developing the line. President of the Fulton Area Development Corporation Bruce Hackmann says progress has been made but many details of the project remain unsolved.

Fulton High School to adjust scheduling system

Apr 24, 2012

Fulton High School is changing its scheduling system in an effort to raise graduation rates.  The school says the key lies in increased student-teacher face time.

Provided by Westminster College

Westminster College in Fulton is attempting to open a new branch campus in Mesa, Arizona.

Newscast for March 14, 2012

Mar 14, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • MU's law school rises in U.S. News and World Report's latest rankings.
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a pair of hearings on the Callaway plant's renewal.
  • Lawsuits could force the EPA to set limits on "dead zone" pollution.
The History Faculty / Flickr

The former chairman and CEO of MTV International will become a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • State Senate map preliminarily approved
  • Fulton superintendent says no more budget cuts this year
  • Columbia educator honored in documentary
  • Protest against Tiger Town in downtown Columbia
  • Last year's drought impacting this year crops
KOMUnews / Flickr

The Fulton Public Schools Superintendent says there won’t be extensive cuts to the district’s budget for the 2012-2013 academic year. 

Val Vennet / Google Images

A Fulton developer could break ground this spring on a biodiesel production plant.