125 years ago, 1896 Fulton Gazette
Mrs. Lewis Wheeler's Kindergarten entertainment at the Christian Church, Tuesday evening was well attended and highly appreciated by the audience. "The Little Farries" made a great hit in their picturesque costumes, and little Clay McGregor brought the house down with his performance on the French Harp. Little Mary Hughes McCue sang well.
A large festival will be given by the young ladies of the Ebenezer Presbyterian church, four miles south-west of Fulton, on Friday night, July 24. A large cake will be given to the most popular young lady. About 500 people worshipped at the Richland Christian Church Sunday. A basket dinner was held and preaching by Rev. Frank Allen and Rev. J.B. Jones. The rain which lasted about 40 minutes interfered a little but it soon dried up. A late crowd from Fulton was in attendance and a good time was enjoyed.
100 years ago, 1921 Missouri Telegraph
Work was started Tuesday morning on the hanger to care for the Fulton airplanes and others which might stop here in route cross country. The Fulton company now has one plane with a probability of acquiring another. The hangar will be 55 X 90 feet and 14 feet high. It will be large enough to house four planes. The plane owned here is 43 feet across the wings and is about the largest in that dimension of any which will brought here to be housed. The company leased 60 acres of land of J.M. Barker, southeast of Fulton, for their hangar and landing field. Pilot Taylor says this field is one of the best he has ever landed on while he has been flying over the country.
The water and light committee of the council has ordered the water mains of the city system extended north of Eighth street, or about the Seventh street to a point 600 feet north of Eighth street, or about the J.W. Ratekin place. It is expected to continue this main the entire length of the street as soon as the necessary funds are in the city treasury for the purpose. Residences on Nichols street have been getting their water from Court street on one side and from Jefferson street on the other. Though there is sewerage on that street the mains have never been laid.
75 years ago, 1946 Missouri Telegraph
Russell Kennett, owner and operator of the Seminole Hotel and apartments, has announce that as soon as materials and equipment are available, extensive improvements will be made in the Seminole Hotel and apartments. His plans call for addition of several hotel rooms, several new apartments, automatic gas heat, automatic gas hot water heater, water softener, new refrigeration units and furnishings, and redecoration of all present units. There will also be a community laundry room available to occupants of all apartments. The old garages will be moved to the back of the property with new ones added. A new driveway will be arranged at the back to replace the present cinder drive that now runs behind both buildings. A sum in excess of $30,000 will be spent to make the Seminole one of the finest apartments hotels in outstate Missouri.
The Community Oilers undefeated in league play thou far this season, whipped the League All-Stars. 12-3, last night in a benefit game which netted $93.80 for Rube Lawson, Oiler pitcher who suffered a broken finger in a game here last week. The Oilers, who led all the way, put the game on ice in the seventh when Howard (Dog) Yancey came to bat with the bases loaded and pulled out a long home run. That ended the scoring for the Oilers, but runs had already crossed the plate earlier in the seventh and it put Community Oil ahead, 12 to 1. In the last half of the seventh the All-Stars scored two more runs, but their rally fell far short. Yancey, with a homer and single, and Roger Baumeister, with a home run in the third and a triple in the second, led the Oilers at bat. Craine and Deloney of the All-Stars had two singles each. Bill Shiverdecker, a former Fultonian and now of Algoa, was on the mound for the Oilers, while his brother, Joe Shiverdecker, hurled for the All-Stars. Bill fanned three All-Stars and gave up three bases on balls, whole Joe fanned six Oilers and gave up only two bases on balls. Two All-Star errors, however, contributed to the Oiler scoring.
50 years ago, 1971 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette
Mrs. Kemmie Craghead, 1513 Bluff St., was recently asked by the Fulton National Bank to do a painting of old Crane's Tavern for their Board and Community Room. "We're compiling a collection of local scenes done by local artists," Jack Cooke, president of the bank, says. The tavern no longer stands, so Mrs. Craghead had to work from memories and historical accounts, plus a visit to the site. Mrs. Craghead went to the Synodical College in 1918 and then taught for 32 years. She says, "I've never has a talent." Others, however, disagree.
25 years ago, 1996 Fulton Sun Gazette
Competition in the 1996 Missouri Show-Me Games began in Fulton this weekend with weekend with soccer play at the Morgan Soccer Complex and volleyball at the Fulton Middle School gym. Soccer action, Justin L'hote of J.B. Marine making dirt fly as he kicks the ball toward the goal against the Columbia Pride. In volleyball play, Tiffany Hill of the St. Louis Metro team dies for a return against the Lady Mustangs of Anderson as teammates look on. The Show-Me games continue next weekend in Fulton and Columbia.