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Callaway Memories: 21 graduate from Fulton High School

by Sharon Davis | May 21, 2022 at 3:30 a.m.

125 years ago 1897 Fulton Weekly Gazette

Mokane, Mo May 13--The fish caught near here last week weighed 112 pounds. He certainly must have been a little whale. This fish was caught just above the mouth of Middle River on a trot line by Mr. Hammock. Eld. Shelton preached to good audiences here Saturday evening, Sunday and Sunday evening. Monday, the preacher with some friends, went fishing. He saw a fish in the water, baited his hook, put it down near the fish, the fish took the hook, and preacher drew him out and that is the only fish he caught. There were two other fish caught and given the preacher who then started on his homeward journey

Grand Prairie, Mo – There has been a number of farmers who had to plant part of their corn over. Jackson and Allen planted forty acres over, Dunn Brothers forty acres, and James Howard twenty acres. George E. Craig planted about twenty-five acres over, and others have planted smaller fields over.

100 years ago 1922 Fulton Gazette

The Graduating Class of the Fulton High School is to be composed this year of twenty-one members--fourteen girls and seven boys--the names being announced Tuesday by Superintendent J.T. Bush, following examinations which were held last week. The following compose the class: Ethel Williamson, Virginia Morrison, Frances Metcalf, Rosa Mae Booth, Beulah McConnaha, George Newbolt, Aulus Sanders, Bert Garrett, Wilma Flemming, Robert Owen, Henry Wickell, Hunter Gooldy, Hart Dunham, Frances Backer, Prudence Fennell, Nellie Pollock, Dora Emmons, Margaret Schultze, Almaretta Frank, Helen Frank, and Ruby Harris.

Leonard N. Wright, of Fulton, has been elected principal of the high school of this city for next year, according to announcement made Thursday, the election taking place at a meeting of the board of education. Mr. Wright is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Madison Wright, northeast of Fulton. He graduated from the Fulton High School a number of years ago, then later graduated from Westminster College. Following his graduation at Westminster the taught in the public schools of Kennett, and last year was principal of the high school at Caldwell, Kan. Mr. Wright succeeds T.D. Glaze, of Columbia, who has been principal of the Fulton High School for the last year. Mr. Glaze has not yet announced his plans for next year. Prospects are that attendance at the high school will be increased next years, and if there is a very material increase, the board of education will be forced to enlarge accommodations at the school, which this year have been badly crowded.

75 years ago 1947 Missouri Telegraph

A hobby show will be included in the 1947 Callaway Fair according to plans of the group of women who will direct the home economics portion of the county's second annual exposition. No details are currently available, but the show will be included because of interest shown in discussions concerning the August event. A conference was held at the courthouse to discuss fair plans, the following were selected to head departments; Mrs. Mildred Jackson, home agent, general superintendent; food preservation, Mrs. Harry Backer; baking, Mrs. W.E. Rogers; Needlework, Mrs. O.M. Weigle; clothing, Mrs. J. Walker Frank, Co-chairman, Mrs. Leo Wallace; antiques, Mrs. H.H. McIntire; hobbies, Mrs. Code Kester; Women's Extension Club educational exhibits, Mrs. George Brown, chairman, Mrs. Felix Thomas, co-chairman.

Workmen started remodeling the old Tucker property at 512 Market Street today, and Bob Souther, who recently bought the property from Jack Atkinson, said the building will be leased by Lynn H. Maughs who will operate a modern auto parts and accessories' store in connection with his automobile agency. The upper floor of the two-story brick building will be taken down, and the lower floor and basement remodeled. The outside of the building will be repointed and repainted, and a passageway built connecting this building with the Maughs garage building to the south. The basement of the building will contain lockers and showers, a meeting room and a store room for parts and accessories. The upper floor will be a display and sale room, and two big show windows will be placed along the front.

50 years ago 1972 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette

A visiting Russellville baseball team downed New Bloomfield 7-1 Friday in New Bloomfield. Steve Smith was the losing pitcher. He struck out seven in the contest but allowed 10 hits. The Russellville barrage which came off Smith included three home runs. A triple and two doubles. New Bloomfield could only manage three hits off the Russellville pitcher. New Bloomfield scored its only run in the first inning. Charles Nichols led off the inning by reaching first on an error. Smith surprised the Russellville team with a bunt single. Gene Robinson walked to load the bases. A ground ball by Wayne Guerrant was thrown to the plate and Nichols was tagged out. Dale Miller followed by reaching first on an error and a run scored on the play. New Bloomfield, now 1-3 for the year.

25 years ago 1997 Sun Gazette

Zack Lane took third in the 200 meters and was also on the Fulton Middle School boys' 400 relay that also came in third at Monday's season-ending Moberly Relays. Lane ran third in the 200 with a time of 26.7 seconds. Lane, Stephen Hoell, Jeremy Ball and Matt Fowles finished the 400 relay with a third-place time of 53.1. Others place-finishers for the Fulton Middle School boys were the 800 relay of Lane, Hoell, Ball and Fowles, fourth in 1:50.7: Joel Haus, Fifth in the 4,600, and Hoell, fifth in the triple jump at 32 feet even.

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