SEVENTY YEARS AGO
September 18, 1939
* With the election of Gale Knight, of Lamar, in the commercial department, all teachers in the Monett school system have been hired.
* A.O. Williams unloaded a freight car of fine horses at Purdy. They had been purchased in Iowa and Nebraska.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
September 18, 1949
* Rev. W.J. Stelling, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt, has been elected chairman of the Lawrence County CHOP Drive this fall.
* Mrs. William P. Scott, of Monett, went to Purdy this morning to assist the music supervisor in the Purdy school.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
September 18, 1959
* Arthur Edson, a feature writer for the Associated Press, has been named by the organization to accompany the Nikita Krushchev entourage on its trip from New York to California.
* Mrs. A.L. Taylor, of 507 Eighth St. in Monett, left today for New Orleans, Louisiana, for a visit in the home of her son, Ben Taylor.
FORTY YEARS AGO
September 18, 1969
* David Sippy, principal at Monett High School, was elected president of the Big 10 Conference at the annual fall luncheon meeting.
* Monett police officials are investigating an unusual armed robbery at the Monett City Park last night after which the armed man gave his weapon to the victim.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
September 18, 1979
* The annual Barry County Cancer Crusade has been completed with proceeds totaling $11,401.47, according to Mrs. Donal Hall, crusade chairman.
* Firemen worked over two hours yesterday in extinguishing a fire which destroyed a shed, located at the James McCully property on Route 3, Monett.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
September 18, 1989
* Judge J. Edward Sweeney has been appointed to the governing board of St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett.
* Bill Doss has been named president of the Monett Little League board of directors and John Perkins and Vicki Kelley were named vice presidents.
TEN YEARS AGO
September 18, 1999
* State Librarian Sara Parker, a native of Monett, discussed the state library system at yesterday's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club.
* Pasture-based seasonal dairy and forages to sustain it were new topics at the 37h annual field day held at the Missouri Southwest Center near Mt. Vernon on Friday.