SEVENTY YEARS AGO
January 20, 1940
* Mildred Hagler, of Monett, left yesterday for Salina, Kansas, where she will assist in caring for her ill niece, Sharon Higgins.
* Earl Browder, America's number one Communist, went on trail today for passport fraud.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
January 20, 1950
* Second semester work started today in the classrooms of Monett High School and Monett Junior College with five new enrollments in the high school and 64 enrolled in junior college.
* Mrs. W.P. Scott, of Monett, returned Monday from Jefferson City where she visited her sister, Mrs. R.A. Bryant.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
January 20, 1960
* Monett's Cubs defeated the Carthage Tigers 61-55 last night and walked off with the Big 9 Conference basketball lead.
* W. Vance Davis, Milburn Walker, Allen McReynolds Jr., V.B. Hall and Max Heim were re-elected at the First National Bank in Monett.
FORTY YEARS AGO
January 20, 1970
* A safe, stolen from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's office in Monett on January 5, was found by the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, according to Monett Police Chief E.C. Smith.
* Door bells began ringing today throughout Monett as the local Girl Scouts began their annual cookie sales campaign.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
January 20, 1980
* A major renovation project for the Monett City Park Casino, to include installation of air conditioning and replacement of the heating units, has been announced by the Monett City Council.
* Reports on efforts to revive the annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration were heard at last night's meeting of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
January 20, 1990
* An ordinance upgrading benefits for all city employees through the Missouri Local Government Employees Benefit Retirement System to the maximum level available was adopted by the Monett City Council yesterday.
* Installation of traffic signals at the new intersection of Thirteenth Street and Cleveland in Monett got underway yesterday.
TEN YEARS AGO
January 20, 2000
* Pierce City voters will get another chance to help support their park system in
April following a decision by the city council to put a property tax increase on the ballot.
* Monett Police Chief David Tatum is urging owners and patrons of downtown businesses to be aware of the recent increase in traffic congestion due to road construction.