William Woods has officially named Lauren Meier as the head coach of its men’s and women’s tennis teams. The school originally fielded a women’s squad from 1976-1999 while this will be the inaugural season for the men’s team. “She played a major role in building two successful programs at Georgia Gwinnett and I believe she can do the same here at William Woods,” William Woods director of athletics Jason Vittone said.
Local youth will be able to join the Knights of the Round Table in an upcoming production of “The Legend of King Arthur.”
One week ago, a local FFA member walked into The Callaway Bank seeking an $85 loan to put toward starting his own agricultural business.
Interest in World War II and British history brought Amy Cantone to the National Churchill Museum when she had a week off from her job as a curatorial assistant at the Missouri State Museum last summer. Now, she gets to work at the Churchill Museum every day as an archivist-curator. “I’m excited to be around all of it,” Cantone said on Monday. “I love to open boxes and go through all of these photographs. Everything has a story to go with it, and I want to learn it.”
Sun pours in through the windows and rock music bounces off the walls of an empty Fulton CrossFit on Saturday morning. Soon, though, the voices of individuals and families looking for a vigorous workout join the guitar riffs, drum beats and sunshine that’s already present. At the front of the room is Kara Bustrum, co-owner of the gym with her husband, Alex, who is home sick this morning. The Bustrums opened Fulton CrossFit earlier this month and plan to offer these free community workouts 1-2 times a month. It’s a way of getting the word out about their operation, but it also serves to give the uninitiated a sample of what they can expect from a CrossFit workout. “It’s bringing something that’ll help people live well, which is what we’re all about,” Bustrum said.
The Callaway County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of robbing the Kingdom City Post Office on Saturday morning. CCSO Sergeant Jeff Harding stated that at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, a man stole an undisclosed amount of money from the Kingdom City Post Office on Old Highway 40.
George Yates loves running, which is to be expected as the head cross country coach at Fulton High School. Now, he’s going to help bring that love to some of Fulton’s youth. Yates will be a consultant for the Fulton Flash, a new competitive running club being offered through Fulton Parks and Recreation.
Pitcher-infielder Drew May recently inked a letter of intent to join the William Woods baseball team for the 2015 season. May — a St. Louis native — was a two-year letterman at (O’Fallon) Christian High School, where he led his team to back-to-back district titles, a sectional championship and a runner-up finish in Class 3 this past spring.
Nine William Woods University athletic teams recently earned NAIA Scholar-Team recognition. To be selected, a team must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale as defined by the respective institution. The team GPA includes all eligible varsity athletes. The following William Woods teams were honored: baseball, men’s soccer, softball, volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s soccer.
The William Woods University athletic department recently claimed the American Midwest Conference President’s Cup for the third year in a row. The trophy is given to the conference’s all-sports champion. William Woods totaled 557.5 points out of a possible 660 to wrap up the honor. Park University finished second with 492.5 points, while Columbia College (470), Missouri Baptist University (420) and Freed-Hardeman University (375.5) rounded out the top five.