SEVENTY YEARS AGO
August 20, 1939
* An outstanding event for the Monett Commercial Club and Business and Professional Women's Club was the joint picnic party held Thursday at the park casino honoring their longtime member, Pearl Peters, who is retiring as editor of The Monett Times.
* To date a total of 9,500 feet or approximately 30 blocks of Monett streets have been oiled, it has been announced.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
August 20, 1949
* Mary Helen Willhoite, elementary school supervisor in Monett, will have offices in Central School and will not teach classes.
* A Lutheran minister who has weathered the strife of war-torn China will be the Mission Rally speaker at St. John's Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie near Purdy on Sunday.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
August 20, 1959
* Singer Manufacturing Company this morning was granted a one-acre tract of land at Central Avenue and Dairy Street in Monett by the Monett Chamber of Commerce. Construction of a new building for the firm will begin soon, according to Lester Singer of Monett.
* Band rehearsals for members of the Monett High School band will be held each day next week, according to B.C. Bundy, director.
FORTY YEARS AGO
August 20, 1969
* Swarms of small crickets that have created a nuisance in Kansas for the past several days have moved into the Monett area with thousands of the insects invading homes and business places.
* A special night patrol to combat the rash of burglaries which have plagued the area this summer has been assigned by Barry County Sheriff Abe Dummitt.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
August 20, 1979
* Debbie Weber was crowned the 1979 Miss Monett Lion at last night's 30th annual pageant held at the Monett High School Auditorium.
* Purdy R-2 schools will begin classes on Monday with enrollment expected to remain approximately the same as last year, it has been announced.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
August 20, 1989
* A gift has been received by the City of Monett from Lucille Titus Williams, longtime Monett resident, and will be used for care and maintenance of Monett IOOF Cemetery.
* Harold Estes of Purdy was honored at a 50th anniversary reception of the Humansville Vocational Agriculture Department. Estes established the department in 1938 and was the first Future Farmers of America advisor there.
TEN YEARS AGO
August 20, 1999
* Requirements of the new wastewater treatment system ordinance in Barry County that went into effect in May of this year have been spelled out by Sue Burton, administrator at the Barry County Health Department.
* Applications are being accepted for support from the Barry-Lawrence Area United Fund, announced Linda Dohmen, board secretary.