In case you missed it

A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2024

Photo courtesy Fulton Public Schools
Fulton Public Schools 2024 Royalty for "CandyLand Courtwarming." From left to right: Kai Foster, Jayden Ayers, Beau Edwards, Wayman Milam, Mariah Reed, Aubrey Fleetwood, Rilee Swaim and Carly Foster.
Photo courtesy Fulton Public Schools Fulton Public Schools 2024 Royalty for "CandyLand Courtwarming." From left to right: Kai Foster, Jayden Ayers, Beau Edwards, Wayman Milam, Mariah Reed, Aubrey Fleetwood, Rilee Swaim and Carly Foster.


FAQ: Everything you need to know about voting in the April 2 Callaway County election

Callaway County's 2024 municipal election is April 2. Read on for a list of answers to commonly asked questions about how to vote.

How do I register to vote?

Missouri residents can find voter registration options and forms at

Voters may also register in person at the office of their local election authority, a driver's license office while applying for or renewing a driver's license, a designated state agency while the applicant is obtaining servies from the agency, or a library, according to the secretary of state's website.

Fulton boys basketball dominates second half to take seventh in Harrisburg Tournament

Tied at 26 at halftime, the Fulton Hornets dominated the second half, outscoring the Fayette Falcons 51-33 while leading by as much as 25 points Friday at Harrisburg High School.

"It's definitely nice to end the week on a high note, we needed that," Fulton boys basketball coach Justin Gilmore said. "They're a tough team; I don't care what their record is. They play hard, and they play tough. It was a battle for our guys; they're a lot bigger and stronger. We had to really fight there, especially in the first half. Our guys dug in and really played tough, especially in the second half."


Winter Masquerade Ball to raise funds for annual renaissance festival

The Central Missouri Renaissance Festival is hosting a Winter Masquerade Ball Fundraiser to raise funds for the annual festival.

The Winter Masquerade Ball will be 7 p.m.-midnight February 3 Feb. 3 at the Fulton Event Center.

Steven Eickhorst, Central Missouri Renaissance Festival Board president, said the fundraiser helps the group maintain the fairgrounds for the yearly renaissance festival.

South Callaway boys basketball upsets Westran to take third in second straight tournament

The South Callaway Bulldogs turned on their "bulldog mentality" in the final minutes to take third in their second straight tournament Saturday at Sturgeon High School.

"First off, they do a great job over here. We love coming to Sturgeon," South Callaway boys basketball coach Seth Thomas said. "They run it so well, and props to them for that. But our goal is to always be on the winning side, and you want to go at least 2-1. In the tournaments we've played, we've accomplished that."

In the first and second quarters, the No. 3 seed Westran Hornets called timeouts and went in front before each ended, but it didn't work in the fourth as No. 4 seed South Callaway won the 40th Annual Sturgeon Invitational third-place game 66-58.


Holts Summit police arrest driver after vehicle crash

The Holts Summit Police Department made an arrest after a vehicle crashed into a residence on Thursday.

According to a City of Holts Summit release, the Holts Summit Police Department responded to a single-vehicle crash around 1:47 a.m. Thursday at the 700 block of Halifax Road.

The vehicle traveled off the road and crashed into a nearby residential structure.

Fulton Public Schools announces 2024 Courtwarming Royalty

Fulton Public Schools announced Monday the 2024 Royalty for "CandyLand Courtwarming."

The King candidates are Kai Foster, Jayden Ayers, Beau Edwards and Wayman Milam.

The Queen candidates are Mariah Reed, Aubrey Fleetwood, Rilee Swaim and Carly Foster.


Firearm recovered, arrest made in traffic stop

A Callaway County traffic stop led to an arrest and the recovery of a stolen firearm on Monday.

In a probable cause statement, Missouri State Highway Patrol Officer B. Masek observed Richard Von Thompson, 33, failing to drive on the right side of the road around 12:27 a.m. Monday on Old U.S. Highway 54 near Manor Road.

William Woods equestrian studies faculty member recognized as MHSA Person of the Year

An equestrian studies faculty member at William Woods University in Fulton was recently recognized by the Missouri Horse Show Association (MHSA).

Kamerra Brown, assistant professor of equestrian studies and hunter/jumper instructor at WWU, was recognized as the MHSA Person of the Year.


Two individuals charged with burglary, stealing

Two individuals were charged for alleged burglary and stealing on Tuesday.

Online court documents state Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a residence previously broken into on Jan. 24 on State Road UU. The residence is gated and up for sale.

Deputies found wiring in multiple areas of the residence was cut and stripped. The homeowner, victim one, said replacing the wiring cost thousands of dollars.

Parks and Rec plans February events

Fulton Parks and Recreation is preparing a variety of events for February.

The month will kick-off with Tiny Tot Playtime from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 2. This will be the fourth time the event has been hosted at Legends Rec-Plex since Jan. 12.

Tiny Tot Playtime is for children ages 0-5 years old.


North Callaway superintendent discusses Propositions N, C

North Callaway School District Superintendent Kenya Thompson shared information about Propositions N and C with the Fulton Kiwanis Club on Thursday.

Thompson said teacher salaries at the North Callaway School District are the lowest in the area. According to Thompson, the school district's base salary is $32,500.

Arthur Center promotes behavioral health services

Arthur Center Community Health shared information about its services with the Callaway Resource Network at Thursday's meeting.

Laura Heitmann, director of behavioral health outreach, described the Arthur Center as "a community behavioral health center and a federally qualified health center."