Back In The Good Old Days
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
June 19, 1929
* The brick layers began work on the new Monett City Hall on Tuesday. The brick is a light buff color.
* Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Loutzenhiser and daughter of Monett will leave Wednesday for an overland trip to Hutchison, Kansas, to visit relatives.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
June 19, 1939
* Mr. and Mrs. Charles Main of Monett will leave Tuesday for Tulsa, Okla., will attend the annual convention of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Main is president of the Missouri Junior Chamber of Commerce.
* Mr. and Mrs. George Willhoite of Monett returned Friday from Washington D.C. where they visited their son, George.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 19, 1959
* The annual open pit chicken barbecue in Wheaton drew an estimated 3,000 people last night.
* Mary Ridpath, Carol Ridpath and Ronnie Carver of Pierce City went to Kansas City on Monday to see the musical Oklahoma.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 19, 1969
* Mr. and Mrs. John Hunt of Monett left today for Rochester, Minn., where Mr. Hunt will undergo surgery at the Mayo Clinic.
* Rev. Hubert Lines, new pastor at the First Christian Church in Monett, will arrive with his family Thursday to assume his duties.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 19, 1979
* After seven years, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has still not discovered the whereabouts of Christine Seal, who mysteriously disappeared June 19, 1972.
* An estimated $1,000 in damage to the Southwestern Public Service Company in Monett, more commonly known as the Railway Ice Plant, was caused by a fire yesterday.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 19, 1989
* Jim Hopkins, former Barry County sheriff, has been appointed a park ranger at Roaring River State Park near Cassville.
* Boys State delegates from Monett High School this year are Jason Van Eaton, Joseph Montellano, Joe Lucero, David Hull, Andrew Zahn and Kris Elbert.
TEN YEARS AGO
June 19, 1999
* A plaque of appreciation was presented recently to David Goza for completing five years of service as music director of the Ozark Festival Orchestra.
* There will be no Freistatt Picnic this year because of work progressing on the $626,000 building project at Trinity Lutheran School.