EIGHTY YEARS AGO
February 12, 1930
* Jerry Fly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Fly, celebrated his fourth birthday Wednesday afternoon with a party.
* Willard Estes, of Monett, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Estes, who recently enlisted in the Army, is now stationed at Fort Francis, Cheyenne, Wyo. As soon as possible Private Estes wants to qualify for the aviation branch of the service.
SEVENTY YEARS GO
February 12, 1940
* Herman Green, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Green, is recovering nicely from an appendectomy performed last week at the Burge Hospital in Springfield.
* Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Davis and Mrs. V.L. Milsap were business visitors in Jefferson City yesterday.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
February 12, 1950
* William Masselos, brilliant piano virtuoso, will appear in concert here on Thursday, March 9, as an outstanding presentation of the series being sponsored by the Monett Municipal Concert Association.
* Harold Cantrell, of Marionville, has accepted a position at the Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Corporation.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
February 12, 1960
* Rapidly beginning to take shape is the new E.F. Marsh Engineering Company's factory building here, being erected on a six-acre tract of land adjacent to the Frisco Railroad on the north side of the 100-acre tract of land acquired by the Monett Industrial Development Corporation from the Callan Estate.
* More than 100 men representing 21 churches attended the annual Ninth District Men's Rally held yesterday at the Monett First Christian Church.
FORTY YEARS AGO
February 12, 1970
* Two Monett High School seniors, Deborah Elwell and Gregory Spohn, have been named finalists in the 1969-70 National Merit Scholarship Program.
* Debris in the packer section of the city's 1962 Chevrolet garbage truck caught fire at the city dump yesterday afternoon, inflicting damage to the hydraulic line and scorching the paint.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
February 12, 1980
* Alice Wise, of Monett, a member of the local Jaycee Wives chapter, was recognized as outstanding state chairman for the third quarter at this weekend's State winter board meeting, held at the Holidome in Joplin. She received a plaque for Spokette-Sparkette and outstanding young woman honors.
* Life insurance coverage on all regular Monett City employees was extended from $2,000 to $5,000 by the Monett City Council.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
February 12, 1990
* An ordinance accepting the bid of the Springfield firm of Baird, Kurtz and Dobson for a feasibility study for financing Monett's proposed new 18-hole city golf course through leasehold revenue bonds was adopted by the Monett City Council.
* Friends of the Library, recently organized to help improve the Monett branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library, launched the first membership drive this week.
TEN YEARS AGO
February 12, 2000
* "Paradise" is the theme for Monett High School's basketball homecoming this week. Queen Heather Brown's court include senior attendant Lacey Stebler, junior attendant Kristen Obermann, sophomore attendant Emily Dargan, and freshman attendant Tess Blamey.
* The Purdy City Council voted to replace nine trees killed in the city park when the wrong kind of herbicide was used to get rid of weeds in 1998.