EIGHTY YEARS AGO
February 18, 1930
* Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frear left Monday night for Kansas City to visit their son, Maurice Frear, and family.
* Spencer Smith and Fred McPhail visited Calvin Henderson on Saturday.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
February 18, 1940
* Nomination blanks for the selection of Monett's most eligible bachelor will be published in The Times beginning tomorrow. Anyone is eligible to enter any Monett bachelor with the "honored gent" to be named on "leap year day," Feb. 29.
* Clayton Smith, who suffered two broken ankles about seven weeks ago when he fell from a scaffold while working at the Purdy school building, is getting along nicely at West's Hospital.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
February 18, 1950
* The Monett stockpiles of coal will last for two or three more weeks without rationing the fuel to customers, dealers reported yesterday.
* The new electric signal at the Central Avenue crossing over the Frisco tracks has been put into operation. It is a flasher type signal which warns of approaching trains.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
February 18, 1960
* Mr. and Mrs. Jack Warford, of Bunker Hill, Ill., have announced the purchase of the Gamble Store, 405 E. Broadway, from Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fagan.
* Named by the Monett Kiwanis Club to attend Boys State in June this year is Danny Moseley with Harold Schelin to serve as alternate. Selected to represent the Monett Lions Club was Richard Heim, with David Tucker as alternate.
FORTY YEARS AGO
February 18, 1970
* Virus illnesses which caused an absenteeism of over 20 percent of all students at Purdy schools as well as several teachers and school employees Monday resulted in dismissal of all classes at Purdy for the remainder of the week.
* Grand opening celebration at the new location of Sears Authorized Catalogue Sales Store in Monett will be held today. All area residents are invited to visit the remodeled modern facility at the corner of Second and Broadway, according to Jim Terry, manager.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
February 18, 1980
* Monett Police Department will host an eight-hour Crime Prevention Seminar next week with sessions scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Monett City Hall. Law enforcement officers from throughout the area are invited to attend.
* Voting on the beef research and information program will be conducted through Thursday of next week, Herb Prier, chairman of the Barry County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Committee, has announced.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
February 18, 1990
* Christopher T. Fuldner, president of Monett EFCO Corporation, has been elected to the board of directors of United Missouri Bank of Monett.
* George Rausch, a native of Monett, has been named by the Monett City Council as the city's first building inspector and will assume his new duties on March 1.
TEN YEARS AGO
February 18, 2000
* Miss Heather Renae Brown will reign over the Rose festivities at Monett High School today as the Cubs take on the East Newton Patriots.
* Concern about safety from trees that have deteriorated at Monett's South Park has prompted a detailed tree study and a recommendation from the Forestry Division of the Missouri Department of Conservation to remove 35 trees.