In case you missed it

A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of Jan. 14-19

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The remnants of the residential structure fire at Potawatomi Camp Grounds. First responders located the remains of two people and several dogs after extinguishing the fire.
Emily O'Leary/Fulton Sun The remnants of the residential structure fire at Potawatomi Camp Grounds. First responders located the remains of two people and several dogs after extinguishing the fire.


Shryock drains eight 3s as NC girls basketball takes second in South Callaway Tournament

Natalie Shryock scored a game-high 28 points and knocked down eight 3s, the most by a Ladybird this season, and she gave North Callaway its only lead and most significant advantage at four points twice.

Taking on Eastern Missouri Conference foe/district opponent, the No. 1 seed Montgomery County Lady Wildcats, ranked third in Class 3 by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, No. 3 seed North Callaway fell 61-45 in the South Callaway Tournament championship Saturday at South Callaway High School.

The Ladybirds achieved the best tournament finish by a Callaway County girls basketball team since rival South Callaway won the Sturgeon Tournament on Jan. 29, 2021. It was NC's first time playing in a regular season tournament championship since its 57-43 defeat to Clopton in the 2017 Bowling Green Tournament; that 2016-17 campaign was the Ladybirds' last to reach the district championship.

South Callaway boys basketball leads wire-to-wire, taking third in SC Tournament

The South Callaway Bulldogs went on a 15-0 run to start the contest and never looked back, taking third in the South Callaway Tournament Saturday at South Callaway High School.

"We didn't shot the ball very well the last two games," South Callaway boys basketball coach Seth Thomas said. "I kind of told them it was like a drain that's been clogged. Once you unclog it, they're all gonna start to fall. It kind of went there for us. They're a good team. We made a run; they made a run to get right back in it. But it's always good to start the game. Consistently throughout the year, we come out of the locker room super focused."

Taking on the No. 3 seed , Class 4 Eldon Mustangs, No. 4 seed, Class 3 South Callaway used its home-court advantage to full effect, never trailing in its 58-47 third-place game triumph.


Warming centers available in Callaway County

Warming centers will be open in Callaway County during the cold weather.

A wind chill warning will remain in effect until noon today, with wind chills expected to reach -25 degrees.

Our House is opening its Wiley House as a warming center until the end of the week.

NRC inspecting Callaway Plant for license renewal

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will conduct an inspection at the Callaway Plant during March.

The Post-Approval License Renewal Phase 2 Site Inspection will be conducted from March 4-8 and March 18-22.

Offsite preparation for the inspection will be Feb. 26-March 1.


Suspended sheriff's license hearing continued, scheduled for April

Clay Chism's scheduled hearing for his suspended peace officer's license has been continued, a spokesperson for the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission said.

Chism's hearing with the commission was scheduled for Wednesday.

A joint motion to continue the hearing was filed Thursday by both petitioner and respondent, according to online records.

New Bloomfield man charged with domestic assault, property damage

A New Bloomfield man faces multiple charges after his Sunday arrest.

Tanner Wade Farris, 20, was charged with first-degree property damage and two counts of fourth-degree domestic assault.

In a probable cause statement, Callaway County Sheriff's Office Deputy Logan Brewer was dispatched to a domestic disturbance around 2:51 p.m. Sunday at a residence north of New Bloomfield.


Fulton woman named 'Champion of Missouri'

A U.S. senator named a Fulton woman a "Champion of Missouri" on the Senate floor Wednesday.

Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Missouri, recognized Nancy Baumgartner Hanson with 12 other Missourians during the launch of the Champions of Missouri program.

"It's a great honor," Hanson said.

Rotarians discuss upcoming elections

With local elections quickly approaching, the Fulton Rotary Club learned about the election process during Wednesday's meeting.

Rotarian Bob Sterner, who previously served as Callaway County assistant prosecuting attorney, led the the club through upcoming dates important to 2024 elections.

"The election situation, the election calendar for 2024 is different from what it has ever been before in Fulton, Callaway County, the State of Missouri," Sterner said.


Remains of two people, several dogs found in Potawatomi fire

Investigators found two bodies after a home burned early Tuesday morning.

Callaway County Joint Communications received a call about a residential structure fire at Potawatomi Camp Grounds on Bartley Lane outside Fulton, a press release from the Callaway County Sheriff's Office stated.

Fulton Fire Chief Kevin Coffelt said the fire department was dispatched at 3:19 a.m.

Callaway County Commission votes to suspend Chism's salary

The Callaway County Commission voted to suspend Clay Chism's pay starting Feb. 1.

The commission met Wednesday morning to discuss continuing suspended sheriff Clay Chism's salary.

Since his suspension as sheriff in June, Chism has continued to receive payment from Callaway County.