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A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of May 19, 2023

by Anakin Bush | May 20, 2023 at 3:55 a.m.
Anakin Bush/Fulton Sun Callaway County Vietnam Veterans receive medals and are recognized for their service. From left to right: Danny Rose, Terry Underwood, Dale LaRue, David Hosenfelt, Dave Coleman, Jerry Chapman and Stan Adams.


Over 100 students graduate from Westminster

Over 100 Westminster College students graduated on Saturday at the college's 2023 commencement ceremony.

In his welcome address, Donald Lofe, Jr., president and chief transformation officer, congratulated the students on their accomplishments.

"As others have mentioned, this is truly a remarkable day for you, the graduates, because we are here finally to recognize your collective hard work," he said.

New Bloomfield baseball run rules New Haven in Class 2 District 8 tournament

In a matchup of the "new" schools, the host, No. 3 seed New Bloomfield Wildcats, showing Bloomfield was the better "new," run-ruling the No. 6 seed New Haven Shamrocks 11-1 in five innings in the Class 2 District 8 tournament opening round Friday at Rod Haley Field.

At the plate, the Wildcats capitalizing on New Haven's mistakes proved decisive, as it plated eight on plays where the Shamrocks made an error, wild pitch, or overthrow.


Fulton City Council to meet Monday

At Monday's Fulton City Council meeting, the council will discuss several resolutions and ordinances.

This meeting was scheduled for May 9, but was delayed because a new air conditioning unit was being installed in city hall.

Fulton baseball pulls off the improbable, beating state champ Tolton in districts

A week after he tossed a no-hitter to guide the Fulton Hornets to the Fulton Tournament title, Dusty Hagens pitched another gem on Southern Boone's ball field.

Hagens's stellar outing came against the Class 4 receiving votes Tolton Trailblazers, who won the Class 3 state title last season and moved up a class due to MSHSAA's class-deciding rules for private schools.

Along with the Hornets' pitching, No. 5 seed Fulton had two big frames at the plate and quality fielding for the most part. That led to it pulling off the improbable upset, beating No.


Vietnam Veterans 'welcomed home'

Local Vietnam War Veterans were "welcomed home" on Saturday at a recognition ceremony hosted by the U.S. Exercise Tiger Foundation.

The ceremony served as the official Mid-Missouri tribute marking the 50th anniversary of when the last combat troops left South Vietnam in 1973.

USTF, a non-profit organization and U.S. Department of Defense partner, hosted the ceremony at Odd Fellows Lodge 207 in downtown Columbia.

Veterans were welcomed into the building with a red carpet to walk on.

Holts Summit recognizes law enforcement officers this week

The City of Holts Summit is thanking law enforcement officers this week through recently presented proclamations.

At a Holts Summit Board of Aldermen meeting on May 9, two proclamations were presented relating to law enforcement.

The first proclamation formally recognizes May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day in the city.


City council issues proclamation to retiring Fulton fire captain

At Monday's Fulton City Council meeting, the council presented a proclamation to the Fulton Fire Department and discussed several resolutions.

The proclamation of recognition and appreciation was presented to Steven Sessler, captain of the Fulton Fire Department, for his retirement.

He began his career as a volunteer with the FFD in 1999. In 2008, Sessler became a full-time firefighter and was promoted to fire engineer in 2011.

South Callaway baseball beats rival North Callaway to reach district championship

The South Callaway Bulldogs had the better starting pitching while using a five-run second to chase the North Callaway Thunderbirds starter en route to advancing to their second straight district championship.

"As with most schools, that's our goal, beginning of the year is to go ahead and win the district title," South Callaway coach Heath Lepper said. "We all know you can't win it if you don't get there. So they took the first step today in taking care of business in the semis, and so we'll get some rest and hopefully put our guys back on the mound and have another good game tomorrow.


Fulton Rotarians hear updates about Westminster sports

At Wednesday's Fulton Rotary Club meeting, Rotarians heard Westminster College sports updates from Todd Creal.

Creal is the interim vice president of intercollegiate athletics at Westminster. He is also the head men's basketball coach and the head women's golf coach.

Fulton baseball beats Fatima to win district title in fairytale run

The Fulton Hornets were buzzing after they won their first district title in seven years (six seasons).

Forgetting what seed it was, No. 5 seed Fulton completed a sweep of upsets in the Class 4 District 8 tournament, taking down the No. 3 seed Fatima Comets 1-0 in Tuesday's championship game at Southern Boone High School.

With Fatima unable to throw all-state pitcher Max Buscher, who pitched Monday and was ineligible due to MSHSAA's pitch count rule, Fulton had the luxury of throwing its ace Dusty Hagens, who had already thrown two gems at Southern Boone this season.


Historical Society window displays provide glances at county history

The Callaway County Historical Society continues to highlight moments in the history of Callaway County with window displays, with this month's display featuring the Spanish-American War.

The display honors the 125th anniversary of the war, which was in 1898. On April 20, Congress declared war on Spain. On July 1, the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba took place.

Fulton Public Schools presents end-of-year awards

Fulton Public Schools is preparing for the end of the school year with several year-end activities.

FPS hosted the annual end-of-year award ceremony, and presented several awards to members of the district.

The 2023 Teacher of the Year award was presented to Melissa Speer, third grade teacher at McIntire Elementary.

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