SEVENTY YEARS AGO
January 21, 1940
* Vicious, penetrating cold numbed Missouri today in the most severe weather of the winter as an Arctic wind sailed temperatures far below zero after bringing a snow blizzard.
* Helen Harvey was elected the new president of the Monett High School drum and bugle corps.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
January 21, 1950
* A bad connection to a stove blew out or broke loose and caused the fire department to be called to the Big Boy's Cafe at Ninth Street and Cleveland in Monett on Tuesday.
* Elizabeth Bellm, of Pierce City, has accepted a position at the Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Corporation plant in Monett.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
January 21, 1960
* Robert Hemphill, city commissioner of Monett, will be installed as acting Monett postmaster tomorrow to replace Burl Roller.
* Church services were held Sunday in the recently completed Dry Valley Methodist Church building.
FORTY YEARS AGO
January 21, 1970
* First Lieutenant Nickey Prater, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Prater, of Mt. Vernon, is a member of a unit that has earned the U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.
* Posters calling attention to the dangers of drug use as a possible cause of birth defects were distributed yesterday at Monett High School by members of the Monett Teen Chapter of March of Dimes.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
January 21, 1980
* Lewis (Trooper) Smith, of Aurora, who is serving as presiding judge of the Lawrence County Court, has filed as a Republican candidate for the office of state representative of the 141st District.
* Annual Gift of Life door-to-door campaign in Monett, scheduled for March 27-30, will be under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Al Fluegel, of Monett.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
January 21, 1990
* Army Reserve Private Jacob Johnston, son of Missy and Steven Jones, of Aurora, has completed basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
* Named to the fall semester Dean's List at Drury College in Springfield were Monica Stout, Nicole Wheeler and Jeffrey Davis, all of Monett.
TEN YEARS AGO
January 21, 2000
* Monett firemen have installed their new weather monitoring system in the old Civil Defense siren adjacent to the City Hall.
* Ina Mae Hancock has been installed as the new president of the Cox Monett Hospital Auxiliary.