SEVENTY YEARS AGO
January 27, 1940
* Monett's newest store, the Sturgis Variety Store, will have its grand opening on Saturday.
* Polly the Parrot, belonging to the W.D. Pryor family, 205 Eighth Street in Monett, died Tuesday leaving a saddened family to mourn the passing.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
January 27, 1950
* Francis Wallner, a former Monett street commissioner, was named to the position of assignment and supply clerk in the district census office.
* Fifteen members of the Monett eighth grade class will be initiated tomorrow morning into the Junior High Honor Society.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
January 27, 1960
* Rev. Winford Davis, who preached his first sermon at the Macedonia Free will Baptist Church 14 years ago, was surprised with a special program on the date of the anniversary.
* Hubert Jones and Jerry Dierker once again carried the Monett Cubs to a basketball victory last night.
FORTY YEARS AGO
January 27, 1970
* Purchase of a 1970 model Caterpillar grader for the city street department has been approved by the Monett City Council.
* Jim Klousia and Doug Doss reached double figures as Monett beat Cassville 53-44 in the Rose basketball homecoming game.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
January 27, 1980
* Chosen as 1980 Rose Queen at Monett High School was Mendy Childress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Childress.
* Filing yesterday for the office of city collector in Pierce City was Phyllis Gripka.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
January 27, 1990
* An additional session of therapy and preschool education has been added to the program of Barry-Lawrence County Development Center located in Monett.
* Dr. Charles Leonard, a native of Purdy, has been appointed professor and chair of the educational leadership department at Wright State University.
TEN YEARS AGO
January 27, 2000
* Superintendent Clinton Water's contract with the Pierce City R-6 school district was extended for another year by the board of education.
* After several years of taking tenuous steps, the circuit court clerk's office in Barry County is expecting automation to arrive this year.