In case you missed it

A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of Nov. 12-17, 2023

Emily O'Leary/Fulton Sun photo Rep. Richard Brown addresses guests Saturday evening, Nov. 11, 2023, at the Freedom Fund Banquet. Brown served as the banquet's guest speaker.


William Woods Rotaract Club completes service projects

William Woods University's Rotaract Club, affiliated with the Rotary Club of Fulton, recently completed two community service projects.

The club was established at WWU in 2016.

To prepare for Veterans Day, on Thursday members of Rotaract wrote notes to veterans to thank them for their service.

New Bloomfield Christian School hosting Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, a fundraiser to raise money for New Bloomfield Christian School, will be November 28 starting at 10:30 a.m.

Giving Tuesday is meant to raise money for the school because of the massive growth of students they have experienced over the past year.

Melodie Dillion, administrator of New Bloomfield Christian School, said this year is the first year the event will take place.


Fulton NAACP's Freedom Fund raises money for local scholarships

The Fulton NAACP branch hosted its Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday evening.

James Figueroa-Robnett Jr., president of the Fulton NAACP branch, said the organization prepared to host 120 guests, the maximum amount of people the venue could accommodate.

Figueroa-Robnett said all NAACP branches host a Freedom Fund annually as a fundraiser.

Kapital Kicks performs at Brick District Playhouse

Kapital Kicks performed at the Brick District Playhouse Saturday, bringing big band excitement to Fulton.

The dance band performed several styles of music during the show, including jazz, swing, ballads and more.

The Callaway Singers will perform "A Christmas Collage" at the Brick District Playhouse Dec. 3 and Dec. 7.


Coldwell Banker, Boyd & Boyd hosting coat drive

Coldwell Banker Niedergerke & Co and Boyd & Boyd are having a coat drive through the month of November.

The Fulton businesses are accepting new or gently used winter clothing to help others stay warm this winter, for both adults and children.

Christina Niedergerke, broker owner of Coldwell Banker Niedergerke & Co, explained the reason for hosting the coat drive.

Callaway County hunters kill over 1,600 deer for opening weekend

Hunters found plenty of game in Callaway County during the opening weekend of deer season.

Approximately 1,645 deer were harvested from Callaway County on Saturday and Sunday, according to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Callaway had the fourth highest harvest total for opening weekend.

Statewide, hunters harvested approximately 96,601 deer the first two days of the firearms season. Franklin, Texas and Howell counties led the state with harvest totals of 2,237, 1,938 and 1,875, respectively.


Holts Summit man arrested after standoff

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested a Holts Summit man after an hours-long standoff Friday.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched at approximately 2:49 p.m. Friday to a reported domestic disturbance in progress at a house in southern Holts Summit, according to online court documents.

Callaway County Joint Communications (CCJC) reported Keith Buschman, 44, was at the house when he was not supposed to be.

Callaway Housing Taskforce brainstorms strategies to solve housing crisis

Central Missouri Community Action held its fifth Callaway Housing Taskforce meeting on Tuesday.

Kelley Lucero, Show Me Strong community coordinator with Central Missouri Community Action, asked attendees to provide "three to five strategies we would use that would go towards solving the housing crisis in Callaway County" based on the information provided.

Participants were given the results of a survey conducted at the Oct. 10 meeting in addition to county resources, data and other information discussed at previous meetings.


Holts Summit Board of Aldermen award bid for Lake Mykee sewer project

The winning bid for the Lake Mykee sewer regionalization project was announced at the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday.

M&M Landscaping and Construction, LLC was awarded the bid for the sewer regionalization project. The company was the lowest bidder, providing a bid just under $2 million.

Bids were opened Oct. 31. The city has 120 days from the bid opening - or until Feb. 28, 2024 - to secure finances for the project.

Fulton City Council approves resolutions, ordinances

During Tuesday's Fulton City Council meeting, the council discussed several resolutions and ordinances.

The council discussed a resolution to authorize the mayor to complete an application for the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP). This program is issued through the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Office of Homeland Security.

The council unanimously approved the resolution.


Fulton searching for new director of administration

The City of Fulton is searching for a new director of administration after the position has remained vacant since July.

Renee Tyler, former director of administration, was fired during a closed session in July. The city appointed her to the position March 2022.

The city appointed Courtney Doyle as interim director of administration during the same meeting.

24/7 Grit Fitness hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the opening of 24/7 Grit Fitness on Wednesday.

Caleb Bowen, one of the gym's four owners, said the idea for opening the gym came together at the end of 2022.

24/7 Grit Fitness is owned by Bowen, Joey Mirth, Chris Pittmon and Justin Gentry.