EIGHTY YEARS AGO
February 19, 1930
* Mr. and Mrs. Alex Speer, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Steele and Miss Helen Gillioz will motor to Neosho this evening to attend the basketball game.
* Mrs. J.S. Robinson, of Springfield, spent Thursday in Monett as the guest of W.S. Hutchens. Mrs. Robinson is a former resident of Monett.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
February 19, 1940
* Menzo Hainline, publisher of The Times, was elected president of the Monett Commercial Club for 1940 at a meeting of the board of directors at the Broadway Hotel today. Jack Stephenson, manager of the Gillioz Theatre, was elected vice president.
* Mrs. J.M. Russell received word this morning that Dr. Russell is getting along fine and expects to return home tomorrow from the hospital.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
February 19, 1950
* Huber "Hub" Ellis was elected president of the Monett Chamber of Commerce by the board of directors last night. He will take over his civic leadership duties April 1.
* All ground beef, 39 cents a pound, at Safeway in Monett.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
February 19, 1960
* Basketball queen at Pierce City High School this year is Doris Kellhofer, a senior, who was crowned by Eagles captain Don Gray last night during the Pierce City-Baxter Springs game.
* For the first time in 21 years, Neosho's Wildcats reigned as Big Nine Conference basketball champs today, winning the title by eking out a 48-44 decision over Webb City's punchless Cardinals last night.
FORTY YEARS AGO
February 19, 1970
* Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of a telephone crew working in this area and soliciting advertising for a publication they call "State Law Enforcement Officer's Record."
* Mike Garrett, Monett attorney, has been selected by the United Presbyterian Church of the United States to participate in a research consultation in Oklahoma City which opened today and will continue through Sunday.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
February 19, 1980
* St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett has received the American Hospital Association's Certification of Recognition in acknowledgment of its efforts to more effectively monitor costs and productivity, according to Sister Marita Pozek, administrator.
* Monett High School Courtesy Queen and King for this school year have been named. They are Ann Gulliford, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Richard Gulliford, and Brad Grant, son of Dr. and Mrs. Norris Grant.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
February 19, 1990
* Missouri Secretary of State Roy Blunt related his goals in office at the annual Lincoln Day Celebration, held last Friday at the Monett City Park Casino. Blunt was introduced by Mike Garrett, Monett attorney.
* Monett High School speech and debate students captured five first place medals and successfully defended their first place title in overall sweepstakes at the Big Eight Conference Tournament.
TEN YEARS AGO
February 19, 2000
* An unusual salute to a fallen comrade was offered in an open truck procession from the First Baptist Church in Monett to the IOOF Cemetery on Saturday, at the funeral of Monett firefighter Bryan Deffendall, who died of cancer last week.
* Glamour and spectacle were highlighted in the ninth annual Monett Bridal Showcase, held yesterday at Monett High School.