125 years ago, 1895 The Gazette
The mule trade was quite lively last Monday. The stock of mules on hand in Callaway County have been culled until we are somewhat short on good ones. Joe Coons bought two aged mules at $50 and $55. Jack Muir brought 8 mules from Ike Taylor and four or five from other parties, paying from $50 to $60 per head. Wood Maddox was on the market Monday and brought several mules at the ruling prices.
Mrs. Elmira Craighead, who has an attack of typhoid fever, is improving rapidly. A young people's prayer meeting was organized at Ebenezer Church Thursday evening. William Williamson lost several nice hogs last week of some unknown disease. An entertainment will be given at Ham's Prairie Saturday Evening. T. B. Blackburn and J. K. Worrell, are down in Arkansas on business. Mrs. Geo. Fant left last week for Butter City, Montana where she will spend the winter.
100 years ago, 1920 Fulton Gazette
Miss Jane Crozier was hostess at a Halloween masquerade party at he home of E. C. Henderson, in Ninth street, Saturday night, and at the same time celebrated her birthday. Decorations befitting the occasion were used in the dining room, and unique favors were given each guest. Ice cream and cake were served, and games were played. Julia Ann Christian, was awarded the prize for the cleverest costume. Those present were: Felicia Ebersole, Julia Ann Christian, Frances Renoe, Mary Elizabeth Jameson, Anne Henderson, Jane Crozier, Anna May Bartley, Mary Crews, Betty Smith, Katherine Collier, Ruby Ford, Nellie Corvey, Conway Dunavant and Ruth Kimbrell.
Arthur Finley, of New Bloomfield, filed suit in the Callaway county circuit court Thursday against the American Railway Express Company for $1,010 in damages caused by failure of the company to deliver him a threshing machine engine governor that was shipped to him from Quincy, Ill. on July 1. The petition, drawn by Irwin & Haley, of Jefferson City, alleges that the governor was lost by the express company and was not delivered to him until after the threshing season was over. By reason of the company's delay he was unable to operate his machine, and thereby was caused of loss of $30 a day for about 34 days.
75 years ago, 1945 Missouri Telegraph
The Young People's Department of the First Baptist Church enjoyed a outing Monday night at the Griffin Cabin, north of Fulton. Games were played and refreshments were served. Among those present were E.L. Scott, superintendent of the department, Victor Clough, Mrs. Russell, Miss Elsie Hampton and Miss Shirley Dunavant, teachers and Minnie Hughes, Stella Hughes, Mary Delaney, Myrtle Kelley, Patte Foster, Irene David, Dorothy Guerrant, Jean Meador, Betty Henage, Peggy Foster, Maurine Hafey, Jean Kidwell, Tena Moser, Wanda Fulton, Peggy Smith, Helen Hawkins, Marion Kyger, Bill Franklin, Bob Guerrant, Bill Terrell, Fred Rice and Carl Jones.
The junior livestock show, sponsored by the Fulton Chamber of Commerce, was held at Memorial Park on Friday, with 79 boys and girls taking part in the judging contest and the exhibiting of 58 head of cattle, hogs and sheep. Each contestant judged three classes of stock with four animals in each class and gave reasons for their placing on one class. Owen McCammon acted as official judge and explained he principles of judging to the crowd as well as to the contestants. Prizes were awarded by the Rev. J.H. Stidham, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. Richard Elliott of the Filmore community won the ribbon for having the grand champion calf. Billy Benskin was the champion judge over 15 years of age and Lewis Gibbs the champion judge under 15 years of age. Best fat calf of any breed first, T.J. Atkinson; best breeding heifers of any breed first, Charles Cooke; best spring calf over 300 pounds first, Richard Lee Elliott; best spring calf under 300 pounds first, Richard Edwards; best board of any breed forst, Clifford Borgelt.
50 years ago, 1970 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette
W.A. (Fritz) Burre won re-election for a second four-year term as Callaway County Collector of Revenue yesterday but not for the first time in the county. Burre, who defeated Republican Roy Hickman by 1,692 votes, is the third man in Callaway history to succeed himself as Collector of Revenue according to County records. In 1868 an unknown Democrat began three successive two-year terms and in 1874 Bill Tucker was elected to three successive two-year terms. Until Burre's election yesterday, no one has been reelected since 1880. In 1906 the term of office was changed from two-years to four years with the tradition of not allowing collectors to run for re-election apparently beginning there. "To the best of my knowledge no Republican has ever been elected in Callaway County," Burre said last night. County Clerk, Helen Gould, says she thinks a Republican probate judge was appointed to fill an unexpired term once, but doubts if any have ever been elected by the county voters.
25 years ago, 1995 Fulton Sun
South Callaway jumped out to an 18-4 halftime lead and went on to defeat St. Peter's of Fulton 32-6 in a seventh-grade girls basketball game Monday. Heather Bond scored eight points and Jessica Warden six as South Callaway improved it record to 5-1 going into a Thursday game at New Have. Christina Easley paced St. Peter's with six points. In the boy's game, St. Peter's took a 28-20 victory to leave South Callaway with a 1-6 record. Brent Willenburg led South Callaway with 12 points.