125 years ago, 1896 Fulton Gazette
Home Seekers Excursions. Via Chicago and Alton, R. R., Tuesday on April 7th, 21st and May 5th, to some points in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia, Wisconsin and to all points in Alabama, Arkansas, Indian Territory, South Carolina, South Dakota, North Dakota, Tennessee (Except Memphis) and Texas at one fare — plus $2.00 for the round trip. Final Limit 21 days from date of sale. For Further Particulars Call on or address, E. F. Mathews, Agent, Fulton, Mo.
Mr. Hans Lawther, who was 83 years old this week, celebrated his birthday at the home of his oldest son, William, in company with D. M. Tucker, Dick Smith, J.W. Tucker and wife, Chas. Gerhardt and a few other intimate friends. He has lived with us over 61 years. He is the oldest man in Fulton Township.
100 years ago, 1921 Missouri Telegraph
The streets of the city are being given a lot of attention this week, two large tractors being employed in tearing them up and rolling them down again. The scarifier was being used on Court Street from Eighth to Ninth and up Ninth to Bluff Street. This block on Court Street is the one which has given the most trouble since it was macadamized ten years ago. There seems to be soft ground underneath the street and great holes soon come in the macadam. After the scarifier has torn up the streets, the grader is used and levels up and then the 18-ton steam roller is used to roll the street smooth and hard. It is indeed a pleasure to the autoists to see the work being done on the streets which need it so badly.
Aged couple married. J. G. (Sandy) Vaughn, of Boone County, and Mrs. Kittie Turley, widow of the late W. O Turley, who lived on Court street, left Fulton the first of the week, ostensibly for Mexico. It was reported at the time that they were going away to be married, but they would not confirm the report. They returned to Fulton and on Thursday left for the farm of the bridegroom, where they will make their home. The groom is said by his acquaintance to have passed the Three score and ten mark. While the bride is old enough that witnesses would not have been necessary to swear to her age to convince the license clerk that she was old enough. As they were cousins a license could not be issued in his state, as the Missouri laws forbid cousins marrying. They did not announce where the ceremony was performed.
75 years ago, 1946 Missouri Telegraph
Quonset hut being built on Sixth Street. The first Quonset hut to be built in Fulton is being erected on East Sixth Street by Alfred Danuser and Robert Gilmore. It is being built on a lot just east of the Danuser Motor Co., at Sixth and Ravine streets, and will have a frontage of 20 feet and depth of 48 feet. The house will have five rooms. Danuser and Gilmore are also erecting another, to be 24 by 24, on the Danuser Motor Company lot and will use it as a part of the auto repair shop.
W.C. Parsons has sold his interest in the Fisher & Parsons Jewelry Store to Raymond Walker, manager of the Callaway REA. Walker has submitted his resignation to the REA board and will join his new partner, H.A. Fisher in the operation of the store as soon as his successor has been appointed. The new business will be continued as Fisher and Walker and will continue to handle the same type of merchandise as in the past with plans for expansion. Fisher has been in the store for forty-five years. Walker was appointed manager of the Callaway REA in 1938 and under his direction the association has expanded to a service which now has 1055 members. He was an original incorporator of the National Rural Electric Co-operative Association and served on the national board from 1942-44.
50 years ago, 1971 Kingdom Daily News
The search for the largest mushroom in Callaway County came to a close as Mrs. Larry Ferguson, of Tebbetts, was declared the winner. She brought in a mushroom which measured 14-1/4 inches tall and 11 inches round. Turner Hook was the runner-up in the contest. Others who brought in large morels were Pete Garrett, of Steedman, Bill Loucke, of Holts Summit, Ira Duffie, of Williamsburg and Bertha Begthold, Calvin Schmid and Keely Breid, all of Fulton. Mrs. Ferguson wins the $5.00 first prize check and six months free subscription to the Kingdom Daily News.
25 years ago, 1996 Fulton Sun
Three students from North Callaway R-1 Schools are being honored for their outstanding scores on the American College Testing Assessment that was administered to them as part of the Duke University Talent Indentification Program. Seventh graders' Allison Howard, Nathan Atkinson and Travis Bradley have been invited to Drury College May 31 for a state recognition ceremony. The Act Assessment is primarily designed for above-average high school students in the 11th and 12th grades and these seventh graders scores can be compared to those college-bound students.