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A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of Feb. 4-9, 2024

Emily O'Leary / Fulton Sun
Susan Petersen addressing students taking the Fulton HiSET preparation class during Tuesday's orientation meeting.
Emily O'Leary / Fulton Sun Susan Petersen addressing students taking the Fulton HiSET preparation class during Tuesday's orientation meeting.


Fulton girls basketball's third-quarter run leads to a Courtwarming victory

Trailing by as much as six points, Fulton went on a 14-0 run in the third quarter, and a 3 by freshman Alison Skinner off the bench gave the Hornets the lead for good Friday at Fulton High School.

"This is why you have great assistants working with you," Fulton girls basketball coach Clayton Stewart said. "I did not recognize that they went to a 2-3 because I'm looking for other mismatches around. Eric Emerson, my No. 1, he says, 'Hey, coach, they went to a 2-3, Ali's good at that. So, I'm like, 'You're right. Let's go, Ali, go in. Sure enough, they left her open when that little girl can shoot the 3."

In front of a large Candyland Courtwarming crowd, Fulton finished off a 3-0 week, beating the Macon Tigerettes 47-40.

Fulton girls wrestling's Begemann finishes first in Buffalo Thundering Herd Tournament

Led by Emmy Begemann's first-place finish, the Fulton Hornets finished fifth out of 23 teams in the Buffalo Thundering Herd Tournament, their final regular season meet, Friday at Buffalo High School.

Fulton scored 64½ points, 19 away from tournament champion Blair Oaks. Rounding out the top three teams, El Dorado Springs placed second with 82½ points, and Nevada took third with 72½ points.


North Callaway boys basketball loses at Higbee, led by All-American nominee Rockett

HIGBEE -- The North Callaway Thunderbirds traveled to the hometown of United States World War II General Omar Bradley to face mid-Missouri's only 2024 boys McDonald's All-American nominee, the Higbee Tigers' Dereck Rockett, Saturday at Higbee High School.

Outscoring the Thunderbirds 43-22 in the second half, Higbee (17-1), ranked sixth in Class 1 by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, beat North Callaway 76-48.

North Callaway boys wrestling's Kimbley takes first in final regular season tournament

Competing in their final regualr season meet, the North Callaway Thunderbirds were short two starters, and they placed sixth out of 16 teams in the Buffalo Thundering Herd Tournament Saturday at Buffalo High School.

The Thunderbirds, ranked 10th in Class 1 by Missouri Wrestling, scored 89 points, six away from a top-five finish. Marshfield topped the leaderboard with 136 points, Versailles finished second with 123½ points and Camdenton took third with 107½ points.


MU Extension welcomes new livestock specialist

The University of Missouri Callaway County Extension Office hired a new livestock specialist.

Chrisee Brandl, the new livestock specialist, serves six additional counties: Cole, Gasconade, Maries, Montgomery, Osage and Warren.

Under her new role, Brandl will plan and implement livestock education programs. She also serves and assists local producers.

Traffic stop leads to methamphetamine recovery, two arrests

Two individuals were arrested after deputies seized methamphetamine at a traffic stop on Friday.

A Callaway County Sheriff's Office release states deputies conducted a traffic stop at 9:51 a.m. Friday near U.S. Highway 54 and State Road HH in Fulton.

After deploying K9 Tajfun to sniff around the vehicle, deputies determined there was probable cause to search the vehicle.


HiSET orientation in session, classes start next week

Orientation for a free high school equivalency test preparation course began on Tuesday.

Shelly Lock, resource coordinator with Lincoln University Adult Education and Literacy, said the three day orientation will be used to benchmark student performance.

"During orientation, everybody is tested to see what level they're at," Lock said.

Callaway Chamber hosts February community update

The Callaway Chamber of Commerce hosted the February community update, allowing community leaders from across the county to provide updates on events.

Sarah Wisdom, New Bloomfield R-III School District superintendent, said the district recently broke ground on a new greenhouse.

She said the slab for the project has been poured and shipments are coming in.


Callaway Housing Taskforce creates action plan

Central Missouri Community Action's Callaway Housing Taskforce met on Wednesday to prioritize strategies and create an action plan.

Attendees were divided into three subgroups: community and public support, funding and development, and coaching and support for tenants and property owners.

Kelley Lucero, Show Me Strong community coordinator with Central Missouri Community Action, said participants may elong to different groups and may cross over.

South Callaway students participate in Columbia College art exhibition

Art students from South Callaway R-II High School at Mokane have been chosen to have their artwork on display at the 19th Annual Columbia College High School Art Exhibition.

In total, 11 South Callaway students are participating in the exhibition alongside students from across Missouri.

The South Callaway art students participating in the exhibition are Alexandra Spence, Owen Rees, Fayth Gwaltney, Olivia Stone, Mariah Coleman, Shelby Howard, Aubrey Relford, Kai Lawson, Kilea Holtmeyer, Memphis Eckert and Finn Winscott.


Fulton man charged after search warrant executed

A Fulton man was charged with possession of child pornography after a search warrant was executed Wednesday.

According to online court documents, the Boone County Sheriff's Office Cyber Crimes Task Force received a CyberTip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on Nov. 9, 2023.

Fulton Public Schools superintendent updates on Proposition S projects, teacher crisis

Fulton Public Schools Superintendent Ty Crain provided district updates to the Fulton Kiwanis Club at Thursday's meeting.

Crain provided updates related to Proposition S work. Funds from Proposition S were used for projects including plumbing and electricity upgrades, a classroom addition to the middle school and gymnasium renovations and parking additions to the high school.