SEVENTY YEARS AGO
September 16, 1939
* Dr. and Mrs. Frank Kerr, of Monett, left Wednesday on a vacation trip to Kansas City and points in Colorado.
* Josephine Kenney, who has been visiting friends and relatives in Monett for several weeks, has left for her home in St. Louis.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
September 16, 1949
* Members of Monett's Chambers of Commerce, both junior and senior, are getting ready for the city's first Dairy Show, scheduled for Friday and Saturday on Broadway.
* The Monett High School Cubs football team had a brisk workout last night on the Jaycee Athletic Field in preparation for their opening game against Jefferson City on Friday.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
September 16, 1959
* A lone armed bandit held up the cashier at the Ozark Drive-In Theatre just north of Monett last night and escaped with $234.01 in cash.
* Private James P. Crane, son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Crane, of Monett, has been selected as an outstanding trainee in his company at Fort Ord, California.
FORTY YEARS AGO
September 16, 1969
* Over 600 southwest Missouri farmers attended the annual University of Missouri Southwest Center Field Day yesterday near Mt. Vernon.
* A series of family life seminars, sponsored by the Monett Church Women United, will begin in Monett on October 5.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
September 16, 1979
* Complaints concern ing unattended property in the Marshall Hill area of Monett were voiced during a second public hearing on a proposed grant request from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
* Plans for the construction of a new one-story office building at 200 West Broadway in Monett to replace the former building housing the Kimbro Insurance Agency were announced today by Charles Kimbro.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
September 16, 1989
* The Purdy City Council dealt formerly with the resignation of Ward 1 Alderman Perry McLeod at last night's meeting.
* Plans for the 1989-90 campaign for the Monett Area United Fund were furthered at a meeting yesterday of the board of directors with Ken Caviness, president, presiding.
TEN YEARS AGO
September 16, 1999
* The City of Monett has issued its first water safety consumer report with George Rausch, assistant utilities superintendent, saying Monett's water supply is of a very high quality.
* Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207 Monett Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary will once again honor POW/MIA (prisoners of war and missing in action) Day with a ceremony Friday at Monett South Park.