SEVENTY YEARS AGO
September 25, 1939
* Premier Mussolini declared today that Italy, desiring to localize the European war, was maintaining her policy of non-belligerency.
* Mrs. Doyle McCubbin and Miss Audrey Medlin, of Monett, hosted a party Friday honoring Mrs. Troy McCubbin, who was recently married.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
September 25, 1949
* Two employees of The Monett Times, Neil Sheehan and Bob Haney, have resigned and will be leaving Monett.
* Eleanor Allcock, daughter of Mrs. Eula Allcock, of Monett, has been named as the beauty contest entrant representing the Mothers Club in the American Royal Contest.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
September 25, 1959
* Stella Taylor, of Monett, has donated several books of her late sister, Mrs. Alice Myers, to Monett High School.
* Candidates for the Future Farmers of America Barnwarming Queen at Pierce City High School include senior Donna Carder, junior Karen Field, sophomore Loretta Graskemper and freshman Deanna Bayless.
FORTY YEARS AGO
September 25, 1969
* Members of the cheerleading squad at Purdy High School are Cindy McNeill, Sally Denney, Donna Spain, Judy Hall, Carol Clayton and Pam Higgins.
* An 11-year-old bicycle rider was hurt when his bike struck the side of an automobile at Pearl and Walnut street in Monett last night. He was treated and released from St. Vincent's Hospital.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
September 25, 1979
* An ordinance re-imposing the city sales tax on residential utilities was adopted yesterday by the Monett City Council.
* The Monett Cubs rallied from a 7-0 first quarter deficit to beat the Nevada Tigers in a football game last night.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
September 25, 1989
* The opening of a new supermarket, IGA Thriftway, in Monett has been announced by owner Jim Dunn, of Joplin.
* Kevin Fenski, of Wentworth, and Roger Watts, of Aurora, will perform in the Southern Theatre production of "Hot L Baltimore" in Joplin next week.
TEN YEARS AGO
September 25, 1999
* Improvements for downtown Monett moved one step further Thursday as four contractors submitted bids for infrastructure improvements.
* Experiences with the Rainbow Network were related by Tom Cardin, a Cassville attorney, at yesterday's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club.