The Callaway Chamber of Commerce hosted the May Callaway County community update, allowing local leaders to give updates on upcoming projects.
Sarah Wisdom, New Bloomfield superintendent, said the district is focusing on finishing the current school year while also preparing to hire teachers for next year.
She said the last day in session is May 26, with graduation taking place the same evening.
The district has one golfer going to state competition, and 10 track athletes are competing in sectionals this week.
The students are also currently taking Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) assessments and End-of-Course (EOC) assessments, Wisdom added.
Amanda Miles, coordinator of school and community programs for Fulton Public Schools, said the district is also trying to finish the year strong.
She said the district will host a senior showcase next week to highlight work completed by the senior students. The details on the event are being finalized.
A ribbon cutting and open house event will take place for Fulton High School on May 20 at 10 a.m. This ceremony will take place outside the new front entrance to the school.
Jeremy Moreland, William Woods University president, said the recent commencement ceremonies went very well. He said 464 students graduated from the university this year.
"We're also very excited to be announcing the university's first ever Ph.D. program, really the county's first ever Ph.D. program. So we're very excited about that," Moreland said.
He also teased some "exciting" announcements for this summer and fall.
Clay Chism, Callaway County Sheriff, said the Callaway County Sheriff's Office has handled just over 7,800 calls for service so far in 2023.
The new Callaway County Jail has booked 652 arrested subjects.
The old jail is in the process of being renovated into offices, Chism said.
He added they are probably "a couple months" away from the renovations being completed.
Renee Tyler, director of administration with the City of Fulton, said the 2nd Street bridge project is continuing onward.
That project is expected to be completed in mid-June.
Yesterday, the air conditioning unit at Fulton City Hall was replaced.
Five new recruits were sworn-in on Monday to the Fulton Police Department, Tyler added.
Brandon Ruediger, city administrator for Holts Summit, said he attended a Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) meeting last week about the roundabout that will be installed in Holts Summit. The roundabout will be located at the exit of U.S. Highway 54, State Route OO or Simon Boulevard.
Construction on this project is scheduled to begin May 22. Once the project begins, 30 days are allowed to complete it.
Holts Summit also recently hired some new police officers, Ruediger added.