In case you missed it

A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of April 28


Crash involving school bus causes fatality and injury

A motor vehicle crash involving a school bus on Friday left one with life threatening injuries and one deceased.

At approximately 3:35 p.m., the Fulton Police Department responded to a crash involving a Fulton Public Schools bus at Westminster and Jefferson City Road.

A Nissan 350Z was traveling north on Westminster when it slid into the path of the bus going south on Westminster, according to a FPD release.

Class 4 No. 9 Blair Oaks run rules Fulton baseball in a windy game

Losing their fourth straight game, the Fulton Hornets couldn't overcome the Class 4 No. 9 Blair Oaks Falcons' nine-run first inning.

Blair Oaks' strong start led to the Falcons beating district opponent Fulton 16-3 in a five-inning run-rule victory Friday at Darrell Davis Field.

The Hornets may have been run-ruled, but they showed some resilience by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first after Blair Oaks tallied nine in the top half.


North Callaway baseball falls to Eldon in Versailles/California Turf War championship

The North Callaway Thunderbirds earned their best-ever finish in the Versailles/California Turf War, but the Eldon Mustangs beat them in the championship game.

"The third year we play in this tournament, but it's our first championship game," North Callaway coach Zeth Lavy said. "It's great to play in those games because the goal at the end of the year is to play in a district championship game or a sectional game after that when it's win or go home, right? It's not end of your season if you lose here, but there's something a little more on the line, and it puts a little more emphasis on the game and that environment."

South Callaway baseball goes 2-1 in Wood Bat Tournament

The South Callaway Bulldogs went 2-1 in the Wood Bat Tournament Saturday at Harley Park.

South Callaway beat the Pilot Grove Tigers 5-4 in nine innings, lost to the host Boonville Pirates 10-0 in a five-inning run-rule but ended the tournament with a 5-0 victory against the Centralia Panthers.

The Bulldogs started slow offensively against Pilot Grove (11-5) but found a rhythm and beat the Tigers in extra innings.


Motorist dies after Fulton school bus crash

The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash with a Fulton Public Schools bus on Friday has died.

Nineteen-year-old Myles Cook, of Kansas City, died from injuries sustained in Friday's crash in Fulton.

Cook was traveling north on Westminster Avenue in a Nissan 350Z. He slid into the path of the bus, which was traveling south on Westminster.

USTF to host Battle of Exercise Tiger ceremony

The United States Exercise Tiger Foundation (USTF) is seeking veterans to attend an event Friday to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Exercise Tiger in World War II.

The USTF event will be at the Audrain County Courthouse in Mexico, Missouri. Proceedings will begin at 1 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the county building rotunda, a release states.

Every veteran who attends the ceremony will receive medals and certificates for their services. Veterans who served in Vietnam will also receive additional pins from the Department of Defense.


North Callaway students place at FFA Convention

Several students from North Callaway High School competed and placed at the 95th annual Missouri FFA Convention.

The North Callaway FFA Chapter placed third in the agricultural technology and mechanical systems career development event, according to an FFA release.

43 teams participated in the competition.

William Woods to host commencement April 29

Williams Woods University is hosting its 2023 commencement ceremonies on Saturday, marking the start of graduation season in Callaway County.

WWU's commencement events will kick off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. Graduating students who are receiving a bachelor or associate degree are able to check-in for the commencement ceremony.

Doors to McNutt Campus Center -- where the ceremonies will take place -- will open for guests at 8:30 a.m.


City council discusses upcoming Fulton events, donation for fireworks display

At Tuesday's Fulton City Council meeting, the council heard from several community members about upcoming local events and discussed a few ordinances.

The first event the council heard about was the Annual Senior Car Parade. This event will be Friday, May 19, at 4 p.m.

The parade route will begin at William Woods University. It will head south on Court Street, and will disband at Memorial Park.

Inaugural Awakening Wellness Festival set for June

Sound healing and free yoga classes are scheduled to be among offerings during the inaugural Awakening Wellness Festival, which is to be held 1 - 7 p.m., June 10.

The event is to be held at the Fulton Jaycees Callaway County Fairgrounds, 7217 Highway C.

Tickets will cost $5 at the gate.


Westminster hosts STEAM Night

Westminster College hosted the first STEAM Night on Wednesday, allowing local youth a space to learn about science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

This is the first time the college has hosted this event.

Local fourth and fifth grade students were invited to attend STEAM Night. The purpose of the event was to allow students to experience hands-on learning and show them what a career in a STEAM field might offer.

Westminster education students inducted to honor society

Westminster College education students were initiated into honor society on Tuesday, with some signing employment contracts with Fulton 58 Public Schools.

The honor society, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), had initiates swear to maintain knowledge, duty and power on Tuesday -- employment commitments were signed the same night.