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Back in the Good Old Days for Feb. 4

Thursday, February 4, 2010


February 4, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. George Davidson left Sunday night for Webster City, Iowa, to make their home. Mrs. Davidson was formerly Miss Irene Berg.

* The Central Bank and the Monett State Bank and Trust Company completed its merger on Saturday. The combined institution is doing business at the corner of Fifth and Broadway. The combined business is to be known as the Monett State Bank and Trust Company.


February 4, 1940

* Wayne Costley, a member of the F.F.A. basketball team, is recuperating from a broken finger sustained Wednesday night in the Monett-Cassville game.

* Jerry McKellops, who will be the professional in charge of the Monett golf course, will move here next Thursday from Neosho.


February 4, 1950

* Monett's foremost builder, M.E. Gillioz, will have under construction during the next six weeks a $150,000 drive-in bank to house the complete banking facilities of the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company, now located at the corner of Fifth and Broadway.

* Miss Elizabeth Witt and Miss Phyllis Hundley were dinner guests Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Leona Baldridge in Pierce City.


February 4, 1960

* Pat McIntyre, a senior at Monett High School, today was notified by telegram from Congressman Charlie Brown that he has been named second alternate from this district to the U.S. Naval Academy.

* Monett was among the top cities in the state of Missouri in attracting new industries and having present industries expands.


February 4, 1970

* Gregory Charles Fogg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Fogg, of Seligman, has been chosen as Student of the Quarter at Southwest R-5 High School.

* Whether the sun is shining and it is 60 degrees or the cold beath of winter dips the mercury to six above, thousands of anxious fishermen will be waiting for the 6:30 a.m. whistle March 1 marking the beginning of trout season.


February 4, 1980

* Renovation of the two-story stone structure in the southwest corner of Fifth and Bond streets is now underway. The location will be a new community youth center to open in about two weeks.

* Monett's Cubs outscored the host Carl Junction 16-7 during the last three minutes of the game to snap a 55-55 tie and come away with a 71-62 Big 12 Conference basketball victory last night.


February 4, 1990

* Winners in the annual essay contest, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 1075, have been announced. They are fifth grader Benita Bauer, first place; sixth grader Travis Christensen, second place; and sixth grader Stacy Schmidt, third place.

* Formal acceptance of the Tom Town district as a historic area preserving past agricultural technology, has been made by the National Registry of Historic Districts, and clears the way for restoration efforts. The Tom Town district is located on the Randall farm southeast of Monett.


February 4, 2000

* Counting everyone accurately in Barry County as part of the year 2000 federal census will have a significant impact on the financial future of the area, according to Rod Rodriguez, a census official who met with county officials.

* Vying for the title of homecoming queen at Purdy High School are junior Tiffany Guyer, seniors Kerri Postlewait and Michelle Davis, sophomore Janey Fox and freshman Kristin Dobbs.

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