In case you missed it

A recap of the news gathered by the Fulton Sun the week of March 10

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David Backer, President of the 119th Kingdom of Callaway Supper.
Submitted photo David Backer, President of the 119th Kingdom of Callaway Supper.

Sunday

Red Cross sounds the alarm about smoke detectors

The local chapter of the American Red Cross continued distributing and installing smoke alarms Saturday.

Volunteers installed smoke alarms in mobile homes in Holts Summit.

"I know as a Red Crosser that it's important to go to mobile homes. Tornadoes and fires seem to have a way of hitting them," volunteer Diane Sommer said.

WWU Athletics announces personnel moves

Steve Wilson, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at William Woods University, announced Friday that two members of the athletic department -- Keith DeMint and Casey Wieder -- would be taking on new titles.

DeMint has been promoted to associate director of intercollegiate athletics after almost five years as the assistant director. Additionally, Wieder has been moved from university admissions, where he served as associate director of athletic enrollment and media corps coordinator. He will assume the title of assistant athletic director for athletic enrollment and media production.

DeMint will continue to guide the Owls in compliance and eligibility, as well as game operations, adding a focus on education for name, image and likeness.

Monday

Callaway County administrator participates in nationwide conference

Callaway County Public Administrator Karen Digh Allen recently joined over 2,000 county leaders from across the country for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference.

The conference was from Feb. 11-14. There, the county leaders discussed NACo's legislative priorities, attended workshops and met with representatives from Capitol Hill and federal agencies, according to a release.

Matt Chase, NACo executive director and CEO, announced NACo's National Commission on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Digh Allen said this was the highlight of the conference.

William Woods baseball top two ranked opponents in first half of North Region Bash

The William Woods University baseball team finished the first half of the North Region Bash in a dominating fashion as it went 2-0 against two top-ranked opponents. The Owls opened their four-game tournament with a 9-1 win over 12th-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene University. Then, on Saturday, they blanked receiving votes Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.), 3-0.

Tuesday

Fulton High School celebrates Heart Week, raises funds

Fulton High School celebrated Heart Week last week, culminating in an assembly on Friday.

For eight years, FHS has raised money to donate to the American Heart Association to help fund their research.

Senior Kamden Nolte led the assembly. She has been assisting with Heart Week since her freshman year.

House considers restrictions on diversity statements for Missouri higher education

Missouri's public colleges and universities may no longer be able to require diversity, equity and inclusion statements when hiring personnel under a bill working through the state Legislature.

Rep. Doug Richey, R-Excelsior Springs, presented HB 1196 to the House Special Committee on Government Accountability Monday afternoon. Discussion on the bill largely centered around defining diversity, equity and inclusion as concepts and how they should interact with education settings.

Wednesday

David Backer named 119th Kingdom of Callaway Supper President

At Tuesday's 118th Kingdom of Callaway Supper, David Backer was announced as the President for the 119th Supper.

Backer was selected for the position by the 118th President, Terry Rehma.

Backer has lived in Callaway County his whole life. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1988, and earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993.

Callaway Chamber hosts March community update

The Callaway Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual community update on Tuesday, allowing local leaders to provide updates on projects around the county.

Ty Crain, Fulton Public Schools Superintendent, said all the spring sports and activities have begun in the district. He also said construction across the district continues.

Thursday

Fulton Rotary Club hears about upcoming Morels and Microbrews festival

Fulton Rotarians heard about the upcoming Morels and Microbrews festival at Wednesday's meeting.

The festival began in 2011, when the idea was thought of by Garry Vaught and Tom Riley. The first festival was held in 2012.

Holts Summit releases information about recent incidents

The City of Holts Summit released information Tuesday about recent incidents that occurred in the city.

At approximately 11:26 p.m. on March 6, the Holts Summit Police Department responded to a call about a domestic assault in the Winding Hills Mobile Home Park, according to a release from the city.

Friday

New principal selected for Fulton Middle School

Fulton Public Schools announced Thursday that Morgan Beamer has been selected as the new Fulton Middle School principal.

She is currently serving as the assistant principal at Bush Elementary. This is her second year in this role, according to a release from FPS.

Before Bush Elementary, Beamer taught math at North Callaway High School.

Board of education recognizes beginning teachers

At Wednesday's Fulton Public Schools Board of Education meeting, three teachers were recognized as outstanding beginning teachers.

Three teachers within the district were awarded the 2023 Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award from the Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Elizabeth Kasubke, fifth grade teacher at Bush Elementary; Summer Woodside, third grade teacher at Bartley Elementary; and Megan Kelsch, social studies teacher at Fulton Middle School, were the recognized teachers.

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