125 years ago, 1895 The Gazette
On last Friday all the surviving children of the late Captain Patrick Ewing, consisting of two sons and three daughters and their husbands, took dinner at the home of John G. Ratekin in St Aubert Township, this county. These were Mr. LeGrande Ratekin and wife who have been married 48 years, M. John G. Ratekin and wife who have been married nearly 42 years and Mr. W. N. Moore and wife, who have been married 40 years. A rather remarkable occurrence.
Twenty-five shares of stock in the Southern Bank belonging to the estate of Felix G. Nichols, deceased, sold to the highest bidder yesterday as follow: two shares to Sam Watson $433, two shares to Jesse Maughs $424, two shares James Smith $425, two shares James Smith $429, two Shares James Smith $431, two Shares James Tureman $428, two Shares Dr. J.H. Howard $430, two shares James Smith $431, two shares James Tureman $428, two shares Dr. J.H. Howard $429, two shares James Smith $429, two shares Jess Maughs $429, one share Dr. Howard $216.
100 years ago, 1920 Missouri Telegraph
The Fulton high school foot ball team was not engaged in battles with other aggregations this week due to the fact that half of the players did not class as eligible for the week. They had attended the street fair last week and as school was dismissed in the afternoon had not sufficient credits in the class work to pass the requirements of the faculty. To play football in the local high school each player must have his grades in every study above the questionable mark. This is also required in all colleges but the Fulton high school faculty works out the grades for each week and the grades of the proceeding week are the ones taken to determine the standing of the students.
About a dozen members of the Twentieth Century Class of the Christian Bible School, making a good size committee, met at the home of Mr. Roy Dawson north of town to arrange for the class party for the month. Mrs. Dawson was chairman of the committee. It was decided to have a party on Friday, the 28th, and on invitation of Mrs. G. D. McCall, it will be held at her home on East Fifth Street. It will be a masquerade party. After plans had been discussed and the various duties assigned, Mrs. Dawson and her mother, Mrs. Craig, served the committee delicious ice cream. Three "brother-in-laws" who had been visiting together on the outside and enjoying the smoking of Mr. Dawson's cigars, were let in on this part of the program and enjoyed it as much as did the members of the committee.
75 years ago, 1945 Missouri Telegraph
Ivy Poison in Guthrie School: The Guthrie school teacher, Mrs. Marvin Palmer, and pupils took a short walk last Friday afternoon. Now the teacher and some of the pupils are suffering from poison ivy. Jerry Giboney has had to miss several days of school. Billy Holmes also has it very bad. Some of the other pupils have been bothered.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Ross of Albuquerque, N.M., have purchased acres of land from W. C. Huddleston. The plot is a mile north of Auxvasse, fronts on Highway 54 on the east side of the highway. They plan to build a home on the ground, first building a large chicken house, in which they expect to reside while completing their residence and other outbuildings. They plan to have a large chicken farm on their new purchase.
50 years ago, 1970 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette
The McCredie Post Office after November 1 will be renamed the Kingdom City Post office under a directive issued to Postmaster George Polmateer. Polmateer said this morning that he had been advised by the U.S. Post Office Department of the intended name change and its effective date. There will be no other changes except the name. The Zip Code will remain the same — 65262. The McCredie post office has been in existence since about 1880, as far as can be ascertained. The Post Office was named after the McCredie family and the first postmaster (postmistress) was a Miss McCredie, according to Polmateer. The McCredie, soon to be Kingdom City post office, serves about 775 patrons 634 on Route 1 and 140 at the post office building situated on Highway 54. The rural letter carrier is Arthur Hemmel of Jefferson City.
The action was by offense in last night's red flag football game between the Cardinals and the Jets. The Cardinals won the game 20-12 due largely to the efforts of quarterback Reginald Nickens and halfback Jeff Reynolds. The Chiefs beat the Rams 7-0 in the game played on Hensley's South Field. A 20 yard run by Marcus Vaughn in the second quarter was the margin of victory as David Young pushed in the extra point.
25 years ago, 1995 Fulton Sun
The Taco Bell team took first place in one of the Fulton Parks and Recreation Department's girls Pony League Fast-pitch softball divisions over the summer. Team members were Kara Albert, Michelle Lanston, Shannon Luther, Brandy Attetberry, Nola Vandeloecht, Audrey Houchins, Elizabeth Gordon, Angie Ferrugia, Lenne Gordon, Anne Johnson, Alicia Kaufmann and Norlian Vickers. Coaches were Daniel Blackburn, Fred Luther, Alicia Kaufmann and Chet Johnson