This column serves as a spotlight, highlighting the everyday people who work and live in Callaway County. The Fulton Sun takes a moment with someone who is not usually featured in the news, but is just as instrumental in making our community the strong and beautiful place we all know and love.
Marilyn Peterson and her fiancé, Jay Peterson, moved to Fulton Sunday from Colorado. Marilyn Peterson is originally from Milan, Indiana, and moved to Fulton in search of work of "any type," Peterson said.
Q. What was your first job?
A. My first job ever was at a winery, and I was a busser.
Q. Who most inspires you (living or dead)?
A. Don't make fun of me, but Michael Jackson. No matter all of the BS that he went through, he still went out there and did his thing.
Q. What have you done in life that was most fulfilling?
A. Give birth to my daughter. She'll be 5 coming up here.
Q. What is something that you are proud of that you have been recognized for?
A. In my hometown of Milan, Indiana, I helped rebuild the entire town after a tornado hit and destroyed everything.
Q. What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
A. I guess my dream is to open a motel for the homeless to help them get onto their feet.
Q. What profession would you not like to do?
A. Be a cop. Funny enough, I'm actually in school online studying law enforcement right now.
Q. What is something that nobody knows about you?
A. Based off of my appearance, I'm one of the kindest people you'll ever meet.
Q. What is your favorite thing about Callaway County?
A. I like the old style community, the town, the old-school roads. It's all just really cool.