125 years ago, 1895 The Gazette
Elder G. A. Hoffman, of St. Louis preached the dedicatory sermon at Hatton last Sunday. The new Christian church at that place is a handsome and convenient little edifice. There was a deficiency of about $400 to pay for the church. This amount and more was made up last Sunday. About 2,000 people attended the dedication services.
It may be of interest to your many readers to see at one view a list of the graduates of the Fulton Public High school with the years of graduation. The High School was organized in September 1888. And no one was graduated in May 1889. Many of the graduates have continued their studies in college and all have become useful and intelligent citizens, the following is a list of classes and graduates: Class of 1890 Miss Belle Bryan, graduate of Orphan School; Dollie Carter, graduate of Synodical college. Class of 1891 Miss Bessie Carter, graduate of Synodical college; Annie Hitts, graduate of Orphan School; Edith McCue, public school teacher; Tony Berry, base ball enthusiast. Class of 1892: Miss Melvilie Moore, clerk in Music Store; Mable Stevens, graduate of Orphan School; Belle Little, graduate of Synodic College; Edna Gass, graduate in music S.F.C.; Nellie Hail, Teacher in Fulton Public School; Zella Brown, graduate of Orphan school; Benhah Brown, graduate of Orphan School; Carl Wood, base ball professional; Samuel Berghauser, manufacturer; Howard Sitton, farmer. Class of 1893 Miss Carrie Bryan, Anbrey Gilbert, teacher; Mary McCarroll, graduate S. F. C.; Gertrute Bass, moved to Illinois; Rossa Lorenz, Anna Auerswald, moved to N.Y., and Martie Thomas. Class of 1894: Mr. John K. Baker, student Westminister College; Samuel K. Taylor, student, St. Louis; Mary Curry, Madge Finley, Julia Penny, students at S. F. C.; Vinnie Higgins, moved to St. Louis. Class of 1895: Minor Guthrie, Judd Holt, Frank Baker, Arthur Arnold, Carson Meador, Miss Frances Bell, Ula Downing, Mae Ebersole, Novia Buchanan, Bessie Jones, Blanche Parr, and Etha Pemberton. Total of forty-five graduates for the six past years.
100 years ago, 1920 The Missouri Telegraph
L. H. Swaney, living about 6 miles west of Fulton on the State Highway, had a large sign painted here to put up at a well of good water on his place, near the roadside, which reads: "Free water — help yourself." Many tourists in passing the well stop and ask permission to get water from the well and it is kind of Mr. Swaney to let them know that they are welcome to the water and do not need to wait for permission to use it.
A break in the grate bars at the McIntire Ice Plant, which occurred Friday, was repaired that night and the plant was running again. The shut down cased a shortage and a number of people were out of ice Friday. Deliveries were again being made by the truck and wagons Saturday.
75 years ago, 1945 Missouri Telegraph
Arthur White has bought all equipment and alleys of the local bowling alley from J. Russell Wise, and the business will be reopened under his management on or about Sept. 1. The basement of the building where the alleys are located has been leased from V. E. Reed by White. Mr. White is now an employee of the Fifth Street shoe factory. Mr. Wise has not announced any plans for the future.
It looks as if the women of the First Christian Church are the best wash-women. The church was full of clean shirts Sunday morning — men without their coats. They looked so nice and comfortable. May I quote John Zickos: "Christ didn't say anything in the Bible about men having to wear coats in the church." Down at the Baptist church I saw Jewett Franklin and John Yates standing around at the side watching the building. "Whatcha doing fellows?" I inquired. "Oh, Preacher Hanan put us out here by the suction fan (the church is air conditioned, you know) to catch whatever may come out," says they. The Methodist Church's Preacher Horn was giving his flock such a hot sermon that I bet the men wished they were in their underwear. At the Presbyterian Church, you know at this church there are so many college professors that the place is almost dignified. They all wear their coats. But who wants to be a college professor — especially in hot weather?
50 years ago, 1970 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette
Safeway Market-1 defeated Sportsman's Shop 7-2 last night in a playoff game at Hensley Park. Both teams finished the regular season with identical 12-2 records. On the Safeway team is Mel Guemmer, Garland Steward, Kevin Stark, David Guemmer, Mike Payne, David Rigdon, Terry Edwards, Mike Kile, Mike Warfield, Steve Moore, Vince Hamilton, and Batboy, Steve Guemmer. Rickie Lee is the coach with Bill Bellmyer as manager.
25 years ago, 1995 Fulton Sun
The Ace Westlake Hardware team recently won the 1994-95 Masters Winter Bowling League championship. The Team members are Russell Bolton, Randy Railton, Rickie Railton, Dennis Cassmeyer, Ray Rapps and Martlin Newcom.
Three Fulton Fast Pitch Softball teams will be going to The National Pony League Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Championships in Marion and West Frankfort, Illinois . The Under-10 team coached by Merrill Thurman, Robert Hendrix, Ken Gross and Jim Small, while the Under-12 team is coached by Billy Fennel, Jim Dowling and Lynne Engle. The under-14 squad is coached by Alicia Kaufmann, Mike Bethell and David White.