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A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of June 2

by Anakin Bush | June 3, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Photo courtesy Fulton Public Schools The Fulton High School Class of 2023 toss their graduation caps into the air at the end of Friday's ceremony. 134 students walked across the football field at the ceremony.


Fulton High School graduates 134 students

The Fulton High School Class of 2023 graduated Friday evening, with 134 students walking across the football field to receive their diplomas.

The class speaker for the ceremony was Carter Meyerhoff. When introducing Meyerhoff, FHS principal Kati Boland said he was active in band, cross country, track, tennis and National Honor Society (NHS).

"After four long, grueling years of high school, watching past seniors come and go, it's finally our turn," Meyerhoff said in the beginning of his address.

36 students graduate from New Bloomfield High School

Graduation caps soared into the air at New Bloomfield High School gym on Friday, after 36 students from the Class of 2023 graduated from New Bloomfield High School.

Paul Cloudwright, Principal of New Bloomfield High School, commenced the graduation ceremony by acknowledging friends, family and staff members that helped aid the graduates through childhood.

"You all in attendance our community and family, built this moment with your love and sweat and tears and hugs and cries and 18 years of accumulated moments," Cloudwright said. "And now, here we all are together as one community, one family excited to see how far our seniors reached past this day and reach past this moment."

Two students graduate from the Missouri School for the Deaf

The Missouri School for the Deaf held a graduation ceremony commemorating two students, David Hunt and Maxwell Samborski, on Friday in its school auditorium.

To kick off the intimate ceremony of roughly 70 friends, family and community members, Superintendent Christopher Daily quoted Dr. Suess.

"You have brains in your head," Daily said. "You have feet in your shoes. You could steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who will decide where to go. Congratulations again graduates go out and make this world yours."


Local high schools celebrate graduation

Local Callaway County high schools recently celebrated the Class of 2023, with several ceremonies held last week.

Fulton High School graduated 134 students at Friday's ceremony. The class speaker was Carter Meyerhoff, and the guest speaker was Emily Omohundro.

Fulton track and field's Milius makes all-state in triple jump

Competing in their first of two state competitions in less than a week, the Fulton Hornets' Ethan Milius earned all-state with a fifth-place finish, and Gabe DeFily placed ninth in the triple jump.

Fulton's two-sport spring sports duo of Milius and DeFily were the only Hornets to compete in the Class 4 state championships Saturday at Adkins Stadium.


Fulton takes on second-ranked John Burroughs in Class 4 baseball semifinals

As the bottom, No. 5 seed in a district with two state champions, the Fulton Hornets, led by first-year coach Jacob Lorentzen are the ultimate underdog story of the four Class 4 state-bound baseball teams.

For Fulton to reach state, it took two gems from ace Dusty Hagens, two game-deciding RBI from freshman pinch-hitter Ben Leslie, two winning starts from three-sport all-conference Hornet Walker Gohring -- who drove in a game-deciding run in the district semifinals -- and a come from behind victory at St. Charles West in a roughly three-hour state quarterfinal.

South Callaway faces top-ranked Portageville in Class 3 baseball state semifinals

The South Callaway Bulldogs are heading to state for the first time since 2017, and they'll hope to win it all like they did that season.

"You're gonna come out, and you're going to treat every game like it's the biggest game because it is, right?" South Callaway coach Heath Lepper said. "You gotta get past this one in order to get to that next one for the championship game."


Ribbon cutting celebrates new Justice Center

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the Callaway County Justice Center on Wednesday to celebrate the opening and completion of the new building.

Gary Jungermann, Callaway County presiding commissioner, said the building is fully operational but some of the finishing touches are still being worked on.

One part still being worked on is the elevator, which Jungermann said has been having some glitches. He said it was working on Wednesday.

Advancing to the state championship, SC baseball beats tied for top-ranked Portageville

Using two pitchers who hadn't thrown during postseason and plating all nine of their runs in the fifth, the South Callaway Bulldogs advanced to the state championship for the first time since 2017.

Taking on the top-ranked Portageville Bulldogs, fifth-ranked South Callaway prevailed 9-4 in the Class 3 state semifinals Wednesday morning at Sky Bacon Stadium.


Fulton baseball falls to No. 2 John Burroughs in Class 4 semifinals

The Fulton Hornets recorded one less hit than the John Burroughs Bombers, but baserunning and the inability to string hits together led to them losing the contest.

Fulton -- the only unranked team in the Final Four -- lost 5-1 to second-ranked John Burroughs -- the highest-ranked Final Four team -- in the Class 4 state semifinals Wednesday afternoon at Sky Bacon Stadium.

In the third-place game, Fulton (19-9) faces seventh-ranked Excelsior Springs (28-13) at 4 p.m. today. Fifth-ranked Springfield Catholic beat Excelsior Springs 3-2 in eight innings in the semifinals.

UnitedHealthcare set to reverify Medicaid eligibility

UnitedHealthcare has begun requiring its recipients to re-verify eligibility for Medicaid for the first time since March 2020.

At the Callaway Resource Network Meeting on Thursday, Shelby Miller, UnitedHealthcare Representative, asked 22 Callaway County outreach representatives to help her notify the public about the new policy change.

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