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A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of Aug. 20, 2023

by Anakin Bush | August 26, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Anakin Bush/Fulton Sun Mary Ridge presents a $500 Maggie Elder Grant to Kathy Miller, paraprofessional at Bartley Elementary. Miller will use the grant funds to purchase games for her students to play during break times.


Son of Walsworth president joins company

Walsworth announced Thursday that another Walsworth will join the family business.

Tripp Walsworth will be the newest member of the family to work for the company. Tripp is the son of Don Walsworth, president of the company. He is also the grandson of CEO Don Walsworth.

Fulton football sweeps Owensville Jamboree

The Fulton Hornets made some big plays while allowing just 14 points against the Owensville Dutchmen and South Callaway Bulldogs.

Sweeping the Owensville Jamboree, Fulton beat host Owensville 14-6 and fellow Callaway County school South Callaway 14-8 Friday at Dutchmen Field. The games comprised 12 varsity and six junior varsity plays for each team.

In the Hornets' matchup with the Dutchmen, Tyson Douglas gave himself a platform for the starting quarterback job.


City council to discuss tax rates, resolutions

At Tuesday's Fulton City Council meeting, the council will hold a public hearing to discuss the levy rate for property taxes and will discuss several resolutions.

A public hearing will be held "for the purpose of certifying the rate of levy for property taxes for the 2023 tax year" within Fulton city limits, the meeting agenda states.

The July director of administration report and the July financial statement will both be presented to the council.

Cook starts tenure strong, as William Woods volleyball sweeps triangular

William Woods Owls coach Kandace Cook started her first college head coaching position just as she wanted, going 2-0 in the William Woods Triangular.

"I spent a lot of time at Columbia (College), and I did a lot of work there and growth," Kandace Cook said. "I wanted to make sure that coming into a head coaching job, I was able to put that same effort forward and have the girls buy into what I was doing right away."


Bartley paraprofessional awarded $500 grant

With school right around the corner, the Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTF) presented a grant on Monday to a Fulton Public Schools paraprofessional.

Kathy Miller, paraprofessional at Bartley Elementary, is the most recent recipient of the $500 Maggie Elder Grant from MRTF. It is named in the memory of Maggie Elder, who was a school secretary in Saint Joseph.

The grant was presented by Mary Ridge and Mary Osburn.

Heat advisory continues for Callaway County

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued an excessive heat warning for Callaway County that will last for most of the week.

The heat warning went into effect at 3:07 a.m. on Monday morning. It will remain in effect until 10 p.m. on Thursday, the NWS advisory states.

The advisory is for "dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 117."

All of Missouri is under an excessive heat advisory. Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska and Parts of Texas are also under the advisory.


Humane society encourages caution for pets during heat

With the excessive heat warning this week, the Humane Society of Missouri wants to remind pet owners to exercise caution to keep their pets safe.

Pet owners should refrain from leaving pets unattended in cars when the temperature is above 70 degrees.

Ella Frank, the director of the Humane Society of Missouri's Animal Cruelty Task Force, said the Humane Society has seen an increase in heat related calls over the past few weeks. Frank added "temperatures can heat up very quickly in a few minutes" in uncooled vehicles and temperatures above 110 degrees can become "fatal."

Fulton Kiwanis preparing for Family Day in the Park

The Kiwanis Club of Fulton is hosting Family Day in the Park to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Mary Martin, treasurer of the Fulton Kiwanis Club, said the event is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the club and is their way to "just give back to Callaway County."

The free event will include activities like rock painting, sack races, 3-legged races and a dunking booth. Hula hoop classes will be taught by Amy Dalton, and hoops will be provided.


District governor speaks to Rotary Club

Jimmy Standfast, district governor for Rotary District 6080, spoke to Rotarians about community efforts at Wednesday's Fulton Rotary Club meeting.

Standfast spoke about some of the goals of Gordon McInally, president of Rotary International for 2023-24. One of these goals was for clubs to "do work in the area of international exchange virtually," Standfast said. The goal is to connect people who have technology to those that do not have access to technology.

Standfast said McInally is also encouraging clubs to do projects that empower girls.

City council recognizes retiring engineering technician, discusses tax rate

At Tuesday's Fulton City Council meeting, the council presented a retirement proclamation and held a public hearing for the levy rate for property taxes.

Mayor Steve Myers presented a retirement proclamation to engineering technician Courtney Coffelt.

She worked with the city for 25 years. June 19, 1998 was when she began her tenure as a solid waste refuse collector.


Sheriff's office arrest man for Kingdom City theft

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on Wednesday for connection to a stolen tractor.

On Aug. 19, a local farmer reported stolen property from his land near Kingdom City, a CCSO release states.

The farmer had a Ford tractor, a front-end loader and a car hauler trailer stolen. The combined value of the items were over $25,000.

CASA seeking volunteers to advocate for children

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a nonprofit organization that recruits volunteers from the local community and trains them to be advocates for children in foster care.

CASA is a national organization, active in Callaway and Boone Counties, hoping to give all children in foster care an adult role model they can connect with personally and be their advocate.

Jamie Faulconer, Callaway County advocate supervisor for Heart of Missouri CASA, explained the process of how to become a volunteer.

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