SEVENTY YEARS AGO
January 7, 1940
* Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Winton and family, of Arkansas City, Kansas, have returned home following a visit with relatives in Monett.
* The Monett golf course, which has been an eyesore for years, will be in playable condition by April 1 and in perfect condition by May if plans now underway are completed.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
January 7, 1950
* A 32-degree drop in temperatures from 65 degrees at 9 a.m. to 33 degrees by noon recorded at the Railways Ice Company foretells bad weather in Monett in the immediate future.
* One car of a Frisco freight train was derailed on the tracks in Aurora shortly after noon on Saturday.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
January 7, 1960
* Harrell C. Hall will be installed as the new president of the Monett Kiwanis Club and Roy Cobb will be installed as the new Pierce City Kiwanis Club president on Wednesday.
* Grand opening of Dutch Maid Laundry, Eleventh Street and Cleveland, in Monett has been announced by M.E. and Wanda Jones, owners.
FORTY YEARS AGO
January 7, 1970
* Sharon Denney will assume her new duties as deputy circuit court clerk and recorder of Barry County on January 12.
* Dick Hall, of Monett, has arrived home today from Valdosta, Georgia, where he was visiting his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. William Eager III.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
January 7, 1980
* Harland Lentz, an employee of Engineered Apparel in Monett since 1973, has announced his retirement.
* Mother Nature did a dramatic about-face yesterday, startling Monett area residents with a mixed bag of freezing drizzle, sleet and snow.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
January 7, 1990
* The Pierce City Leader-Journal, a weekly newspaper published by William Howsmon of Seneca, has been sold to Linda Eck Roberts, publisher and editor of the Sarcoxie Record.
* A total of 19 families with 32 children and 29 adults received food, clothing and toys in the annual food basket drive sponsored by Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207 Monett Veterans of Foreign Wars.
TEN YEARS AGO
January 7, 2000
* Joy Chappell has been installed as the new president of the Southwest Missouri Board of Realtors.
* Ruth Higgs, widow of past Monett High School athletic great Frank "Larry" Miller, has donated his medals to the Monett Historical Society.