125 years ago, 1896 Fulton Sun
At 5:10 the alarm of fire was given and on investigation it was found that the old brewery shed in the southern part of town, was on fire. The hose was soon brought to play upon the flames, but the shed being old and very dry, was almost entirely consumed. A portion of the shed was used as an ice house, a part for storing beer and the remainder as a stable. The origin of the fire is a mystery, as the night watch was there about 4 o'clock and there was no sign of fire at that time. The building north of the sheds, a large two-story tenement house, had a narrow escape from destruction, but was saved in the nick of time. The building was owned by Mrs. Lorenz and Alvin Doerries lost about $15 worth of property, which he had stored in the ice house.
The first game of the year of 1896 was played at the ball ground here on Monday, March 30, between the University team and the Fulton boys. The game was exciting from beginning to end. The boys are old time fans, and everybody seemed to take interest in every move that was made on the diamond. At an early hour in the afternoon there were buggies and bicycles going to the ball grounds. The small admission fee of 25 cents gave everyone a chance to witness an interesting game of ball, which many cannot attend a high-priced game in dull times. It was an interesting game, but the Columbia boys were beaten by small odds.
100 years ago, 1921 Missouri Telegraph
When the council of this city adjourned April 7, it marked the closing of the service of J.W. McIntire as councilman for this city. He has been councilman almost since the girth of one of the new members of the council. Thirty years ago he was elected to the council before the town of Fulton became a third class city and served for four years. He later was elected to the position as councilman and his time served in that capacity totals twenty-two years.
Six members of the Nickie Club hiked to Richland Creek at 6:30 o'clock. Monday morning and after reaching there had breakfast by the picnicers, the menu consisting of scrambled eggs, fried bacon, toasted wieners, bananas, olives and light rolls. Those in the party were Misses Maurine Wilkerson. Louisa Backer, Ruth Herndon, Frances Dunlap, Rosamond Scott and Helene Pirmann. Misses Vera Castle and Catherine Johnson, of the High School faculty, chaperoned the crowd.
75 years ago, 1946 Missouri Telegraph
Mrs. Harold Scott is the first woman to be elected to the Fulton Board of Education, Mrs. Scott, with Francis M. Rootes, incumbent, were elected without opposition in Tuesday's school election. Mrs. Scott, who succeeds W. Arthur Winn, who was not a candidate for re-election, has been active in Parent-Teacher Association work for a number of years. She is a past-president of the West School P-TA. The school board met Wednesday night to reorganize and re-elect Dr. Wm. Meldrum president and L. C. Dahl vice president.
In 1940 the school board appropriated $75 for the purchase of trees, and shrubs for landscaping the Fulton High school ground, then with the help and advice of the Garden Club began the landscaping which this soring is full glory. Flowering crabapples, sycamores, and weeping willows have burst forth in the spring. Spirea bushes along the west side entrance are not yet in bloom, but the forsythia bushes have been in full blossom for the past few weeks.
50 years ago, 1971 Kingdom Daily News
The DAR ladies are having a bake sale and one of the contributors will be Mrs. Clarence Oliver whose delicious cookies are well worth a trip into town to buy. Mrs. Oliver has been a life long resident of Callaway County and is the widow of Clarence Burke Oliver. She has two children, Craig Oliver and Mrs. Vernon Fricke, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mrs. Oliver's friends, Mrs. John Briscoe and Mrs. Mary Ann Blackburn, stopped by to sample the brownies and orange slice cookies which will be for sale at the Montgomery Ward Store.
25 years ago, 1996 Fulton Sun
The Fulton Hornets tennis team tumbled to 9-2 on the season after being defeated by the Missouri Military Academy 10-03 Tuesday. Doubles winners for Fulton were Ryan Rist and Zach Harrison, and Brian Beaty and Rob Hoell. Paul Cox was the only singles winner for the Hornets. "We're having the most problem with keeping our mental game up because we're playing such tough competition," Fulton head coach Jill Morgan said. "Our serves could be a little bit better, as well as our consistency."
Callaway Community Hospital has named Helen Renner the CCH Employee of the Year. Renner has been employed at CCH for more than 28 years. She works in Outpatient Clinic Registration but began her career as a nurse's aide in the former Callaway Memorial Hospital. "I like the fact that evert day it is something different," Renner said. "Every day is something different. The employees at Callaway Community Hospital are all like a family."