125 years ago, 1896 Fulton Sun
Friday night the following people met at the residence of Mr. M.F. Bell and spent a most enjoyable evening. The young ladies went in leap year style i.e. by themselves, so did the boys and the boys were masked. Misses Jessie and Erna McGregor, Susie Humphreys, Nellie Pollard, May Kemper, Chasie Spicer, Ethel Herckenrath, Grace Rose, Minnie Bell, Margaret and Allie Townsend, Jennie McMurtry and Mrs. A.L.E. Morton. Messrs. W. Adams, disguised as a country boy; E. Britt, as white cap; Lyons, as farmer; Baldwin as sport; R. Tucker, as the devil with bloomers; C. Herkenrath, as Egyptian with knee pants, T. Hitner, as swell gent; T. Bright, as "Barnum's what is it." Harmon, as dude, and T. Rogers as coal miner. All had a delightful time. Elegant refreshments, departed at 11:30. During the evening songs, games, etc.
Col. Bug Herndon is all suffused in tears over the death of Col. Tom Watson's Canadian moose hound, "General." Col. Bug says the dog was drowned in Crow's Fork, that he sat on the ice and howled until he thawed through and went down to Davy Jones' Locker. Col. Watson is all battered up with grief over the sad calamity.
100 years ago, 1921 Missouri Telegraph
Martin Danuer will be opposed by Ray Miller, of Tebbetts in a finish wrestling match to be given by the Jefferson City Athletic Association in the Griffin garage Tuesday evening, March 1. Miller acted as the chief second for Bill Hathway, also of Tebbetts, when the latter lost a match some time ago to Dauer. Immediately after the bout Miller challenged Dauer for a match which was promptly accepted. It has developed into a grudge affair between the local grappier and the Callawayites. Both are strong and are clever exponents of the wrestling art and are sure to provide wrestling fans of the city with some real sport.
Judge D.H. Harris, sitting as the Callaway County Circuit court, had sixteen divorce cases on the docket set for Monday the 28th, only three of these cases were new at this term of the court, thirteen of them having been continued from other terms. Though the number of divorce cases for this term was larger than usual the number of new cases fell short of the number that are generally filed for hearing.
75 years ago, 1946 Missouri Telegraph
The faces wreathed with the familiar smiles that are famous the world over, Winston Churchill and President Harry S. Truman greeted a crowd of approximately 25,000 that lines the parade route in the city. "The Missouri Waltz" was favorite with the three bands (Kemper Military Band, Missouri Military Band and Fulton High School Band) that played at intervals along the parade route. To the crowd that had waited throughout the morning-in holiday spirit the actual arrival of the motorcade was much speedier that they had anticipated. Only a state highway patrol car, two armored vehicles and one closed car preceded the open limousine.
Mrs. W.B. Whitlow will have as guest for the Churchill-Truman Day activities, her sister, Miss Jessie Cochran of Boonville, her daughter, Miss Martha Whitlow, a student at the University of Missouri, Miss Mary Longan and Sith Crowe of Jefferson City. Many other luncheon guests at Mrs. Whitlow's home will include her father, W.J. Cochran, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Cochran, Mrs. W. J. Cochran, Jr. and Judge and Mrs. E.M. Tipton of Jefferson City. Judge Tipton was at one time athletic coach at Westminster College.
50 years ago, 1971 Kingdom Daily News
Fourteen years of operating the East End Market at 512 East 8th street have come to an end for Mr. ad Mrs. Truman Miller. The Millers moved to Fulton in 1957 to operate what was then the old Winn Grocery Store. Now the Millers are assisting the new owner, Butch Evans, during the rigors of getting settled in the store. The Evans are from Ladonnia and have seven years of grocery experience.
25 years ago, 1996 Fulton Sun
Scott Stieferman pitched a four-hitter and Shawn Frasher drove in four runs as the South Callaway Bulldogs trampled Sturgeon 14-3 in five innings Tuesday night. Stieferman (1-0) struck out seven and walked none in going the distance for the victory. Stieferman helped his own cause at the plate with a double, a single, three RBI and three runs scored. Frasher singled twice, doubled and scored four runs as South Callaway (1-3) erupted for 15 hits. Brad Vandeloecht also doubled, singled, had two RBI and scored a run for the Bulldogs.
A new bridge will be built across Logan Creek to replace a historic bridge damage by flooding last year. The Callaway County Commission met with engineers to discuss construction of a new bridge on County Road 464 between Steedman and Portland. The new bridge should be complete by November and cost between $175,000 and $250,000, Larry Kallenback, project coordinator for S & V Consultants, told commissioners. The county is keeping the flood-damaged wood bridge, which is a least 75 years old, because of state restrictions regarding the destruction of Historic bridges. It will be closed to traffic and railing will be put on its sides as a safety precaution. "Let's just say I'am not going to be crossing it," said Bob Rankin, Eastern District commissioner. "It's in pretty bad shape."