125 years ago, 1896 Fulton Sun
The city election was held and a straight Democratic ticket was elected by a handsome majority. A large vote was polled and little scratching was done. The vote was as follow: Dem. Mayor W.E. Jameson, 417 to Rep C.H. Richmond, 362. The total vote polled was 823 and 43 votes were thrown out. The Democrats are jubilant over their victory, while the Republicans are very sore over their defeat, as they were confident of a repetition of las year's victory. Charlie McDonald was the happiest man in town the night of the election. A banquet was given at the Palace Hotel Tuesday night by the successful candidates to the defeated ones. Toasts were given, speeches and all together it was a very enjoyable affair.
The County court received notice from the State Auditor, that the State Board of Equalization had raised the assessment of horses and mules in this county 10 per cents. This action of the board increases the value of taxable property in the county about $29,000 and gives an increased revenue to both county and state. The total valuation of the county, including this 10 percent, is $6,222,645.
100 years ago, 1921 Missouri Telegraph
J.W. Means has moved his shoe repair shop and stock of Wear-U-Well Shoes to the Ross Shop on Market Street. He has been on West Fifth Street while the new building was being erected and now invites his customers to visit him as the old stand on Market Street.
The first week in May has been set as cleanup week for Fulton and the City authorities will help the work along by hauling free the collection of old cans and articles of similar nature that is put out for them. A cleanup and paint-up campaign if everybody will help will add to the appearance as well as to the healthfulness of the city. The city will haul off free of charge the following under the following conditions: Tin cans, old cooking utensils, wash tubs, tin guttering and similar articles, if piled on the edge of the street before 8 a.m. Tuesday May 3.
75 years ago, 1946 Missouri Telegraph
J.J. Neukomm, 85 year-old dean of Fulton businessmen, announced his retirement Saturday and a change in the management of the Neukomm Clothing Company which will celebrate its 60th year of continuous service next August 15. In announcing his retirement, Mr. Neukomm said "it comes 35 years after I had originally planned it. My father (John Neukomm, a native of Switzerland and early-day tailor here) retired when he was 50, and when a younger man, I also planned to retire at that age. T. J. Neukomm, who entered the business recently, is the fourth generation of his family to be connected with the tailoring and clothing business in Fulton.
At least 13 new homes are being built in and near Fulton and many others are ready to start as soon as materials are available, according to reports from Fulton lumber yards. The shortage of materials is growing more serious, and many building projects are being held up as a result. Raymond Berry, building a frame house on North Vine and another frame house on Floral Hill; Beverly Smart, a house on No. 54, floral Hill, with concrete blocks used; Baker Terry, frame house on North Grand; Edison Neal, frame house, High and Hockaday streets; William B. Wilson, frame house, Oliver Street; J. Walker Frank has completed a six-room, frame house on North Vine and he and his family moved into their new home last week. W. H. Butterfield completed work on a rame house on East 12th Street before his death this week.
50 years ago, 1971 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette
Claude Estes, soon to be 90 years old, lives on a farm near Reform where has farmed for years using only two mules and no machinery. His farm has no electricity, no gas and no telephone. Even his stove is wood burning. Estes has no bills and his only income comes from Social Security and his food comes from his crops. According to his daughter, Francis, he may be an anomaly for the modern times and his life style would normally be impossible for a young man, much less one 90 years old.
25 years ago, Fulton Sun
Max Glover has four hits and Harry Adams contributed three to help the North Callaway Thunderbirds pound Louisiana 12-6 on Tuesday. The win raised North Callaway's season record to 2-4. Louisiana fell to 1-3. Todd Atkinson (2-1) scattered seven hits to earn the complete-game victory. He struck out nine and walked five. The Thunderbirds (2-2) lost the junior varsity game 7-3.
The Fulton Hornets golf team tied with St. Charles for 22nd place out of 25 schools in the Warrenton Invitational on Thursday. Fulton, paced by sophomore Danny Walsh's 87, shot a combined 388. Francis Howell North collected the team title with a 304. Other Fulton scorers were junior John Neudecker with a 93, freshman Adam Brady at 99, sophomore Matt Tutt's 109 and sophomore Nicole Ebersole with a 111.