100 YEARS AGO
The Theaterette was crowded again last night by those desiring of seeing themselves in moving pictures, and while they were being shown many exclamations were to be heard when different persons were recognized. The last of the reel of picture has now been completed and is now being shown. Had it been generally known that the decorated rigs in the parade were to be photographed for the "movies" it is certain that double the number would have been in the parade. Next year, if another parade is arranged, it will be advertised well in advance.
Dr. Gooch, of Mapleton, came in from that city yesterday evening to assist in the operation to be performed this morning on Mrs. Feemster at Mercy Hospital. He returned home this afternoon, going by way of Fulton.
Two more Ford cars will be seen upon the street today. The proud owners are Charlie Joquard and Jerry Turley.
75 YEARS AGO
A whiteway post in front of Karbe Grocery on North Main Street was broken off this morning, globe and light shattered and the sidewalk cracked when a Pittsburg fruit truck backed into the post. The truck carried accident insurance so there will be no expense to the city in erecting a new pole.
All boys over 17 years of age who are interested in CCC camps (Civilian Conservation Corps) are asked to be at the Poor Commissioner's office tomorrow at 9 a.m.
O.E. James, of west of Godfrey, reported to sheriff George Hare's office this morning that about a dozen of his chickens, White Leghorns, had been stolen from his barn, presumably Saturday night.
Miss Mildred Wallen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Wallen of 617 S. National Ave., has been appointed teacher of music in the intermediate grades in the Fort Scott School system.
50 YEARS AGO
W.L. (Bill) Watkins, has just retired after 47 years with the Frisco Railroad. Watkins, a locomotive engineer, made his final run for the Frisco June 30, coming into Fort Scott on the Sunnyland passenger train No. 106. He and Mrs. Watkins reside at 111 Andrick. At 71, Watkins still appears to be in robust health.
Watkins passed the examination for locomotive engineer in 1924. Watkins said not one employee was hurt in an accident during his entire career.
Watkins joined the Frisco in July of 1916 as a fireman after working a year for the Great Northern Railroad. In 1918, during WW II, he fired a coal-burning locomotive. He also made freight runs between Fort Scott and Afton, Okla.. At retirement, he had completed eight years of running passenger trains, including the Kansas City-Florida Special and the Sunnyland, between Fort Scott and Springfield, Mo.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Family Physicians captured first place this season in the Major League with a perfect 8-0 record. Team members include Mike Metcalf, Nathan Bukowski, Darrick Lowry, David Stewart, Jordan Witt, Lee Lauderdale, Justin Parks, Jerod Bower, Matt Cooper, Ryan Bolton, Rob Anderson and Jimmy Ames, coached by Vic Anderson and Mark Bolton." -- Photo by Dave Wagner
Fulton Area News (By Lucy Robinson) -- Fulton City Council met at City Hall. A discussion was held about a new ordinance concerning unsightly and dangerous structures within the city. The ordinance will be enforced. The public is urged to attend the meetings and keep informed of what is being planned for the city. This your town and your tax money.
Those volunteering to mow the Fulton Community Center yard last week were Charlie Butler, Arch Wilkins and Fabian, Jeff and Maxine Keating.