SEVENTY YEARS AGO
January 22, 1940
* The K.P. Richardson home, 901 Fifth Street in Monett, was badly damaged by fire last Sunday.
* The Monett Bakery has installed a new doughnut making machine, according to owner E.E. Shannon.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
January 22, 1950
* An $18,000 new city hall and fire station is proposed for Cassville with the new building to be constructed on the city lot in the rear of the Hall Theatre.
* Don Crossland, a senior at Monett High School, returned to work on Tuesday at the McKee-Sheehan Drug Store after having been confined to his home for several days with the flu.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
January 22, 1960
* Joyce Kenney was crowned the 1960 Rose Queen last night and watched the Monett Cubs trample Lamar 73-37 in the homecoming basketball game.
* Karen Shepherd has been elected president for the new quarter of the Monett seventh grade home room of Roy Arbuthnot.
FORTY YEARS AGO
January 22, 1970
* Four cows were lost in a pond on the H.M. Jordan farm on Highway 39 south of Aurora on Friday when they apparently fell through the ice.
* Mr. and Mrs. Herman Langer, of Monett, have received word that her cousin and family will appear in My Sweet Charlie, the NBC Tuesday Movie of the Week.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
January 22, 1980
* After officiating at his 3,420th basketball game, Bill McDougall, of Monett, has announced he is retiring as an official.
* Brook Bounous got the only pin for the Monett Cubs wrestling team as Monett lost to Parkview in a dual meet last night.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
January 22, 1990
* The new Veterans Administration Gene Taylor Satellite Outpatient Clinic at Mt. Vernon will officially open on February 5.
* Jessica Lanning and Tracy Crnic of Monett High School will perform in the All-State Choir at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference at Tan-Tar-A on Saturday.
TEN YEARS AGO
January 22, 2000
* Lawrence County Sheriff Doug Seneker has been selected to be one of 30 sheriffs in the nation to attend the National Sheriff's Institute in Longmont, Colorado.
* Members of this year's girls basketball team at Monett High School are Julia Sperandio, Courtney Elbert, Amanda Ellis, Ashley Rhea, Shannon Rhuems, Nicole Brown, Amy Butterworth, Jennifer Gould, Sarah Bowling, Holly Mattner and Sunny Fugitt.