125 years ago, 1896 Fulton Gazette
The ice plant is process of construction by Mr. J.W. McIntire, is now nearly completed and the manufacture of ice began last Monday. The plant can turn out five or six tons per day so that our citizens need have no fears of an ice famine.
Judge Hockaday is a candidate for governor. He is to the manor born a representative Missourian, a lifelong, true-blue Democrat, a jurist and a statesman. The Democrat believes that Hon. John A. Hockaday, of Callaway county, is such a man. Standing as he has done for a quarter of a century in the fierce light that beats upon the throne of public life he has been found without a flaw. Callaway County is proud of him and Callaway Democrats will do their duty by showing the Democrats of other counties that they fully appreciate his worth as a public servant worthy of the honor and equal to the task of filling the highest office in the state.
100 years ago, 1921 Missouri Telegraph
Announcement of a big decrease in price of Buick Automobiles was received in Fulton Saturday morning to take effect at once. The reductions came as a surprise as it had been understood that this company was going to stand pat on the prices announced last December. The price of the Buick five passenger touring car at the factory, Flint, Mich., under the new schedule is $1525, against $1795. The Roadster is $1495 against $1795. The seven-passenger Buick will cost $1795 against $2065.
The appearance of the court house at this place is being materially changed and from the small section now covered by the new paint it will look much improved. The painters began work Monday morning and are making good headway, The court house has been painted red for many years but the county court decided a light gray would be a better color or the change and this is the color which will be in evidence for the next few years. Two coats of paint will be given the building.
75 years ago, 1946 Missouri Telegraph
Three Fulton girls, all of whom have been students at William Woods College this year, will be counselors at Camp Wyman, Eureka, Mo., for a month this summer. The girls, Miss Shirley Scott, Miss Sarah Anne Deaver, and Miss Frances Weigle will go to cam this week-end for pre-camp training, then, on June 18, they will return to Eureka for a month of camping, Miss Scott will be swimming counselor, Miss Deaver, head counselor and Miss Weigle, cabin counselor.
Ira L. Johnston has announced the sale of his store, "Johnston's Cash Grocery," on West Fourth street to W.V. (Bill) Berry, former city collector. Berry took over the management of the store Saturday. Johnston, who has been in the grocery business here for 13 years, said he planned "to take a rest," and added that his plans for the future are indefinite.
50 years ago, 1971 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette
Bruce Musick, executive director of the Fulton Housing Authority, explained a clean-up operation of an abandoned clay quarry that also served as a city dump. During the clean-up the city hauled away 30 truck loads of trash collected over the years. Now the plans include a lake in the center of the project with an extension of Westminster Ave. from Fourth to Second St. and a completed community center. Housing and Urban Development officials have called the project one of the best developments in outstate Missouri. "There's nothing like it," they said. The chairman of the local Housing Authority is John C. Harris, with Al Maune, vice-chairman. Other members are Home Larson, E.L. Scott and Joseph E. Davis, Jr.
The hitting of Herb Sandker and Malcolm Woodley propelled Safeway's baseball machine to their sixth win without defeat Thursday night. The pair each had a 3-4 night at the plate as they led their club to a 16-1 massacre of the Optimists. Each hitter scored thrice and had three runs-batted-in. The game was never in doubt as hits by Charles Baker, Jim Tharp, and Woodley gave the grocers, the leaders of the Kingdom league, a 5-0 lead. Tharp was the winning hurler fanning six while Harding was the loser.
25 years ago, 1996 Fulton Sun Gazette
Longtime Fulton area resident Gene C. "Jeep" Maupin, 60. Of Fulton, owner and operator of the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton and Auxvasse, died Tuesday, June 4, 1996, at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Mr. Maupin was born Dec. 20, 1935, in Mokane, a son of Glen Y. and Eula Carr Maupin. He married Mary C. Hart on July 28, 1959, in Brownsmills, N.J. She survives. He was a graduate of Fulton High School, Kemper Military Academy and the University of Minnesota He was a veteran U.S. Army. Mr. Maupin was involved in many activities in the Fulton area. He served two terms as Callaway County Coroner; he was past president f the Fulton Inter-City Golf Tournament and pas president f the Kingdom of Callaway Supper in 1983. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge, I.O.O.F., and Shriners. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing.