EIGHTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1929
* The residence of D. E. Brite on Midway farm between Monett and Pierce City was destroyed by fire yesterday.
* Mrs. C. A. Rose, music supervisor in Monett, attended an operetta given by the Aurora school Friday night.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1939
* James C. Harrison, of Monett, captured a black widow spider while raking leaves in his yard on Sunday.
* The Frisco flower beds in Monett are being put in readiness for the bulbs and flowers with engineer Clem Smith donating flowers for the beds again this year.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1959
* Delegates from Monett to the annual American Legion Boys State this summer are Steve Hutchens, Tommy Wright and John Garrett.
* First services in the First Baptist Church's newly established Lincoln Street Baptist Mission in Monett will be held Easter Sunday.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1969
* Brigadier General Ralph Hallenbeck, of Monett, now wears the new star insignia denoting his recent promotion in the U. S. Air Force at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
* Construction is underway on a new office building addition to the Friend Tire Service Inc. on Highway 60 at the west edge of Monett.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1979
Trophy award winners in the annual Cub Scout Pack 140 Pinewood Derby Race held Thursday in Monett were Mike Green, Kenneth Bryan, and Brad Hawkins.
Quarterly visit of the American Red Cross bloodmobile to the North Barry County Chapter in Monett is slated at the American Legion Home on Broadway on Wednesday.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 25, 1989
Plans for a 30,000 square foot expansion project at the site of its primary plant in Monett have been announced by officials of International Dehydrated Foods.
Sixth and seventh grade Pierce City band students earned a record 22 I ratings at the Aurora Music Festival on Saturday, according to Jim Lanning, band teacher at Pierce City.
TEN YEARS AGO
March 25, 1999
The City of Monett plans to spend $3.2 million in capital projects, according to the budget announced at yesterday's city council meeting.
Thirty-three students from the Southwest Area Career Center at Monett qualified for state competition by placing in the top three at the district level, according to Pam Kelley of the Career Center.