5:23 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Fulton passes sewer upgrade bond

Credit 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.

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2:16 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Voters to decide bond issues in Centralia, Fulton

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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.

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8:34 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Presiding bishop of Episcopal Church visits Fulton

The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Bishop Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, visited Fulton on Feb. 27 to give a lecture and preside over Holy Eucharist
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. 

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11:10 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Fulton High School opens fabrication lab

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

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8:00 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Callaway clerk employee charged with forgery

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

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4:10 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Callaway County homeless shelter sees increase in overnight stays

Wiley House
Credit 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.

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Arts and Culture
4:06 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Fourth of July in Fulton honors military

Fulton community members celebrate the Fourth of July, in the city's second annual Independence Day parade, July 4, 2013.
Credit 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.”

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Science, Health and Technology
8:13 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Callaway nuclear plant reopens after 50 day closure

Credit File Photo / 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.

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8:29 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Remembering Margaret Thatcher’s Missouri Visit

Marion S. Trikosko via Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 5:12 pm

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.

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9:05 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Political activist from Maldives returns to Fulton

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.

3:04 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Appellate court plans to hear cases in Fulton

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

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Science, Health and Technology
7:31 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Couple tries to stay energy efficient in Fulton

Judy McKinnon plays with her dog, Reggie, outside her energy efficient home in Fulton, Mo. McKinnon and her husband, Jim Stevermer, recently installed 16 solar electric panels on the roof.
Gina Cook KBIA

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

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Under the Microscope
5:05 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Staying energy efficient in Fulton

Judy McKinnon stands outside her energy efficient home in Fulton, Mo. McKinnon and her husband, Jim Stevermer, recently installed 16 solar electric panels on the roof.
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.

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11:32 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Talks continue about resuming rail service between Mexico and Fulton

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.

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9:12 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Fulton High School to adjust scheduling system

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.

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5:30 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Westminster College looks to expand to Mesa, AZ

A concept rendering of the new Mesa campus building
Provided by Westminster College

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

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PM Newscasts
5:46 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Newscast for March 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.
2:55 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Former MTV executive to join Westminster's board of trustees

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

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PM Newscasts
5:59 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Newscast for February 24, 2012

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
4:43 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Fulton superintendent touts minimal budget cuts for 2012-2013

Jacque Cowherd (middle)
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. 

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5:11 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Fulton may get biodiesel production plant

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

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