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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, March 12, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 12, 1939

The Dionne quintuplets will meet King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Toronto on May 22, traveling the 180 miles for their first trip away from home.

All types of suit blouses at the Muriel Shop in Monett are advertised. Tailored style with zippers are 60 cents, and satins, crepes, linens and sheers are $1.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 12, 1949

Monett Superintendent of Schools E. E. Camp has announced the resignation of Bill Fanning, supervisor of music in local schools for the past two years.

It was noted the field of education in the Monett system will be materially broadened when the local system qualified under the AAA classification next autumn.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 12, 1959

Representatives of the Monett High School and Monett Junior High School student councils are attending the 11th annual Missouri Association of Student Councils in Springfield.

Susan Wilson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, who has been visiting with her grandmother in Monett, Mrs. Gladys Long, and aunt, Virginia Long, has returned home.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 12, 1969

Larry Moennig and JoNelle Staponski of Pierce City High School have been selected by the faculty to attend the annual Sophomore Pilgrimage to the state capitol in Jefferson City on April 8.

Specialist 5 James Bertalotto of Monett, who is serving in Vietnam, has been awarded the Air Medal for distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 12, 1979

Monett Police Chief Wesley Thomas has reminded citizens of an ordinance which states dogs in the city are not allowed to roam at large.

Second annual Monett Swine Day will get underway tomorrow at the American Legion Home with all area pork producers invited to attend.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 12, 1989

Leroy Jirik, commander of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion, has announced the local Post has received two national awards. The awards were for the local Post's youth program and Americanism program.

Max and Jean Jordan of Monett and Marjorie Jordan of Purdy were in Kansas City over the weekend to attend the National Post Agricultural Students Convention.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 12, 1999

Old Man Winter dumped over a foot of snow in Monett and nearly two feet in other areas of Barry County over the weekend, the heaviest snowfall in a decade.

Crews were scheduled to begin work today, weather permitting, on constructing concrete bases for temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Highway 60 and Highway 14 in Marionville.

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