125 years ago, 1896 Fulton Gazette
Happenings around Fulton. Robert Rogers shipped three settings of Wyandotte and Plymouth Rock eggs to W.B. Smith, at Bayon Sara, Louisiana. Q&Q tobacco 20c per pound at Bee Hive. Two bars laundry soap at Bee Hive for 5c. James Pollard shipped a fine St. Bernard pup, Monday to S.A. Gumpertz of Wellston, Mo. Lightning struck a hay stack on the farm of G.W. Rogers, near Carrington, last Saturday, and burned it. License to marry was issued last Saturday to Claude C. Temple and Mrs. M.J. Craghead, both of Mokane. Horses are cheap and so is the new line of harness, saddles, whips ad lap robes at Powell & Jacob's shop on Main street.
Miss. Mayme Vivion's Mandolin, Guitar and Violin Club gave an entertainment at the Mokane Presbyterian church, for the benefit of the church, Wednesday evening. The threatening weather kept a good many away and not much over expenses was realized.
100 years ago, 1921 Missouri Telegraph
There was a display of jake bottles taken to the grand jury room that astounded even the initiated. There were two barrels, two large boxes and a tub full of two-ounce "jake bottles. The task of counting them deterred every one from ascertaining just how many there were in all. It was noticeable that fully 90 percent of the bottles were of the "Triangle Brand" of ginger and the labels of every bottle stated that the contents were 90 per cent alcohol. These bottles were taken by the sheriff and his deputies on a search warrant Wednesday afternoon from J.B. (Dude) Fenley's store on the west part of town. It is stated that no intoxicating liquors were found when the search was made. An explanation of how this great number of bottles had accumulated at one place is that he was buying the bottles from people in town preparatory to shipping them back to the manufactures.
We want to suggest to the commercial club and the business men generally that the question of arranging a camping ground in or near the city is a matter of considerable importance to the business interest of the town. Thousands of tourists are passing through Fulton this season. Many of these tourists go prepare for camping and many towns along the highways have prepared grounds with conveniences fir them. Naturally this makes a favorable impression on the tourists when he reaches a town at the time of the day when he is looking for a place to camp for the night and the word is passed along the road from one end to the other by the tourists. It not only gives them a favorable impression of the town, but as all know, where the tourists stop for the night he is very apt to leave some money for the supplies he needs.
75 years ago, 1946 Missouri Telegraph
Fulton's parking meters, which were ordered last October 23, should be installed sometime next month, the Park-O-Meter Company of Oklahoma City, Okla., has advised Mrs. Beulah Alexander, City Clerk. The pipe standards and sidewalk flanges for the meters—150 meters are to be installed—have been received, and the company said the meter heads should be here by the first of June. The company's engineers will come to Fulton soon after the first of the month to install them. The meters, installation of which was approved at a meeting of the City Council last fall, will be located on Court and Fifth Streets in the business district.
For first time in the history of the Fulton public schools, a full-time nurse has been employed to look after the health of the pupils. She is Mrs. Gordon Niedergerke of North Vine Street, a registered nurse who will assume her new job next September. Superintendent W. L. Evans, in announcing the employment of a nurse by the Board of Education, said Mrs. Niedergerke, who will work a half day each day, will cooperate with the County Nurse's office and the State Board of Health. She will have charge of immunization and health records, and will be on duty in one of the public schools, including the Carver school, each school day. Mrs. Niedergerke will also confer with parents concerning the health of children, and it is hoped, Evans said, that through her efforts epidemics can be checked and attendance improved.
50 years years, 1971 Kingdom Daily News
A lawsuit was amended in Mexico in a petition filed by Jojes Sales, Inc. and Joseph and Hessie Esser against the City of Fulton. Jojes asked $21,500 for damages to the contents of Esser's Liquor Store, which was located at the corner of 2nd and Market Street and which burns after an explosion. The damage sought include contents of the store, loss of business and cleanup costs. The petition claims that the fire and resultant blast was caused by a leaking city gas line, due to city negligence. The Essers, in county two of the petition, ask $15,000 damages for loss of the building.
25 years ago, 1996 Fulton Sun Gazette
The director of Special Programs for the National Council of Teachers of English has announced that Timothy R. Ponce, son of Dr. Amando Ponce, Fulton and Christine Ponce, Mokane, is the recipient of the Certificate of Recognition in the Promising Young Writers Program, Ponce, an eighth-grade honor roll student at South Callaway R-II Middle School in Mokane, was nominated by his language arts teach Kit Glover.