News & Announcements

Knights of Columbus Youth Basketball Free Throw Championship

The Columbia Council Youth Basketball Free Throw Championship took place on January 21, 2019.  Congratulations to our Council Champions: Logan Schremmer, Avery Stallo, Trent Henke, Caroline Eastman, and Kaden Schremmer.


These Champions will compete with other Champions from Salisbury and Moberly in the District 27 Championship on February 3, 2019 at the Fr. Tolton Catholic High School gym, located at 3351 E. Gans Rd., Columbia, MO. Registration will begin at 12:30 PM and the competition will follow immediately.


The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old as of January 1, 2019 are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. Last year more than 120,000 sharpshooters participated in over 3,600 local competitions.


The Knights of Columbus in an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members in more than 15,000 local councils. Last year, Knights donated over 70 million volunteer hours and $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes, sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.

Ronald McDonald House June 1, 2019

On June 1, 2019, Council 1529 prepared and served a meal for 9 families (30 people) at the Ronald McDonald House here in Columbia.  We served a chicken pasta bake, salad, and a dessert of brownies.  A special thanks to Al & Stephanie Vargesko, Bill & Janice Johnson, Joe & Debbie Spence, Marilyn Hagerman, Patrick Roche, and Christine Wehner.  After serving dinner, Vargeskos, Johnson, Spences, and the Wehners went out for dinner and fellowship.  Stay tuned for future opportunities with this worthy endeavor in the coming months.

Ronald McDonald House 12/1/2018

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, Council #1529 provided a meal for the Ronald McDonald House based upon a casserole recipe supplied by the Wehner family.  The menu consisted of a casserole, salad, and freshly baked brownies with additional casseroles prepared and frozen in case inclement weather forces a hosting organization to cancel.  This frozen meal is then prepared by the Ronald McDonald staff as the house serves three meals a day, 365 days a year.  In attendance were Dean and Gretchen Gregory, Brian McKeage, Chris and Renee Pearman, and Adam and Christine Wehner.  During this 3-hour event, we had the opportunity to hear from a resident that had been at the house for the last three weeks while her child was receiving care at Women’s and Children’s Hospital.  The homecooked meals allowed her to spend time with her child at the hospital and not have to worry about eating out and the associated costs.  As the chairperson, I look forward to providing this service every quarter in 2019 and after hearing the positive responses we received from both the staff and resident concerning dinner, I foresee a very successful partnership with this philanthropy. 


Thank you to all the volunteers for your help.


Adam Wehner

Inside Guard

RMcD House Chair


Knights cook dinner at Ronald McDonald House

            On Saturday, March 23, Council 1529 provided dinner 30 families staying at the Ronald McDonald House here in Columbia, MO. The menu consisted of taco ring, fruit salad, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert and was well attended by our brother Knights: Chris Pearman, Tim Vargesko, Donbosco Kim, with the help of Christine Wehner and Renee Pearman. 

            The Ronald McDonald House provides free lodging to families whose children are seeking treatment at either of the two local hospitals.  Different organizations fix meals from 4-6 PM and residents grab meals when they can.  This philanthropy is part of the Council’s Family Activities and is a great way to socialize with Knights and wives, learn a new recipe or provide one, and provide a little bit of home to families with children seeking medical care.  After cooking dinner, it is starting to become a tradition to go out to dinner and share some fellowship with Knights.  I will begin planning the next adventure with this charity for over the summer so please stay tuned for upcoming announcements. A big thanks to my brothers and the wonderful wives for making this a great event to attend.

SK Adam Wehner (Chairman)


In October, Columbia Council 1529, Newman Center Council 7231, and Sacred Heart Council 14414 for Columbia, MO, presented 12 cases of coats for the Columbia School District for distribution to needed children.

Vitae Foundation’s Annual Columbia Pro-Life Event

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Featuring Keynote: Trey Gowdy

Dinner & Program 7:00 PM

Special Early Bird Registration Offer! Limited tickets available!
Register Below for only $75! (Offer good until February 15 or limited tickets sold)

Stoney Creek Hotel
2601 S. Providence Road | Columbia, Missouri

Trey Gowdy tackled high-prolife investigations representing South Carolina’s 4th District during his 8-year tenure in the United States Congress. Gowdy was considered one of the majority’s most versatile and skilled legal experts as a former federal prosecutor and 7th Circuit Solicitor. During his Solicitor tenure, he started a Violence Against Women Task Force and implemented a Drug Mother Protocol designed to assist expectant mothers break the cycle of addiction. An ardent social conservative, Gowdy considers himself “pro-life plus,” and he is looking forward to helping spotlight Vitae’s important work.


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