125 years ago, 1896 Fulton Gazette
Col. I.W. Boulware gave a supper to a number of his old friends, Wednesday evening. Several of them were indisposed and could not attend, but we noticed the following gentlemen among the guests: Judge W.H. Wilkerson, Hon. C.A. Bailey, Mr. D. M. Tucker, Judge Robert McPheeters, S.L. Dedman, Esqr., Hon. D.P. Bailey, Col. T. Benton Taylor, Dr. J.J. Brown, Mr. C. O. Atkinson, Mr. P.S. Adams, John H. Jameson, Esqr., Mr. W. H. Payne, Col, W.T. Snell and J.I. Nichols. The supper consisted of seven courses and seemed to hit the aged palate to a dot. Never was a better served or more highly enjoyed. Col. Ike was in high feather and with the assistance of T.A. Boulware, esq., made every old man comfortable.
Ham Holt and Capt. Harris are making the rounds collecting taxes. They are at Calwood today, which will make the seventh point visited with twelve more points to visit besides Fulton. So far the collections have about doubled the amount collected last year at the same points. The early paying of taxed is accounted for on the theory that the capital cannot be profitable utilized before January 1. Amount collected in round numbers is as follows: Readsville $400, Steedman $400, Millersburg $200, Portland $800, Fulton $500, Stephen's Store $400. The prospect now is that there will be a very small delinquency.
100 years ago, 1921 Missouri Telegraph
Misses Ellen and Helen Vandivier, twin daughters of John Vandivier of north of Calwood were participants in a double wedding at 8o'clock on Friday morning at the Old Auxvasse Church. Miss Ellen was married to James L. Morrison, Jr., of Shamrock and her sister was married to Otto Meyers of near Auxvasse. The double ceremony was ready by the Rev. Knox, pastor of the Old Auxvasse and Nine Mile churches. The wedding was a quiet affair and was witnessed by only a few immediate friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, Jr., will make their home at Shamrock, where Mr. Morrison is connected with the post office and Mr. and Mrs. Meyers will make their home on the Meyers farm near Auxvasse.
A reception was given at the home of Judge David H. Harris, 825 Court St. from 3 to 5 o'clock this afternoon by the Misses Martha and Susie Harris and Mrs. Julia Harris Johnston. Miss Sabra Claire Bradley, who has just returned from two years in the Near East work, Mrs. B.P. Haggard of Kansas City, who is visiting her mother, Mrs. Johnston and Mrs. Thos. H. Van Sant of this city were guest of honor. A large number of the ladies of the city accepted the invitations and enjoyed the pleasant social event.
75 years ago, 1946 Missouri Telegraph
A joint ceremony for the installation of officers was held at the VFW Hall by the War Dads and War Dads Auxiliary. J.H. Stidham was installing officer. Officers of the Auxiliary are: President, Mrs. Nell
Steele; first Vice-president, Mrs. H. L. Hinkle; second Vice-President, Mrs. Jesse Wheat; Treasurer, Mrs. Claude Niedergerke; secretary, Mrs. Mabel Hall; chaplain, Mrs. J.H. Crump; sergeant-at-arms, Mrs. Dewey Blount. For the War Dads: President, Julian Kaiser; vice President, Harry McIntire; treasurer, Dewey Blount; financial chairman, Frank Renner; and Veterans' security chairman, H.L. Hinkle. Miss Marianne Kritzer sang two solos, accompanied by Mrs. Cleo Statton, pianist, and Miss Maurine Bollinger gave two readings, At the close of the program refreshments were served.
Fulton's population is nearing the 10,000 mark—counting students who spend nine months a year here it has passed that mark—according to estimates based on reports by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and the City Water & Lights Department. The new Phone directory, delivered by mail carriers Thursday, contains four more pages than the one issued last year. In the listings, the "Smiths" still remain in the majority with 20 of them being listed. The "Harrises" are only one behind, while there are 15 "Craigheads" and 7 "Cragheads" The "Millers", 15 of them, and the "Backers" 15—are also in the running for top honors. The "Joneses" are well down the list with 7.
50 years ago, 1971 Kingdom Daily News
Futon Hornet Freshmen has a hard-fought battle with Mexico that ended in a 6-6 tie. The freshmen jumped to an early lead in the first quarter when Bill McIntire, freshman quarter back, and Dan Vargas connected on a 30-yard pass play and a touchdown, giving the Hornets a 6-0 lead. Late in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs drove 60 yards for a score. Mexico had a chance to win the game with the extra point attempt, but Bill Sims had other ideas as he reached the place kicker and blocked the attempt salvaging a tie for the worn-out group of freshmen. Coach Jim Reynolds said the "Defense is much improved over last week's game.
25 years ago, 1996 Fulton Sun
On Friday Sept 13, the 1936 New Bloomfield High School Class had a 60th year reunion at the Jefferson Lodge in Fulton. From a class of 17 graduating students, eight are still living. Those attending the reunion were: Waller Curtis Christian; Fulton, John Hendrix; Huntsville, Ariz., Eileen Self Payne; New Florence, Kathryn Bratton Wolking; Fulton, William Wright; Lincoln, Neb., and Oliver Barnard; Shell Knob, Mo. Unable to attend was Estell Drinkard Cox and Margaret Repper Christian. Classmates who are deceased are: Willard Warbritton, Mary Sue Hult Blaylock, Marcia George Boyd, Douglas Beatty, Lela Vaughn Brooks, Monroe Drinkard, Curtis Humphrey, Sanford Bush and Frederick Forsee, who was killed during WWII.