EIGHTY YEARS AGO
February 25, 1930
* Carl Sears, Monett's young fighter of the welterweight class, faces the toughest opponent of his short ring career tonight at For Scott, Kan., where he tackles Wildcat Berry in a four-round go.
* Mrs. Charles White went to Joplin Today to attend a cooking school at Memorial Hall.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
February 25, 1940
* Miss Sally Landrum, who is employed at Radio City, New York, is enjoying a vacation visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Landrum, of Monett.
* Mrs. Adah Gulick has returned home following a visit with relatives in Baxter Springs, Kan.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
February 25, 1950
* An expansion program giving more floor space for working automobiles was announced today by John Haxel of the Gillioz Paint and Body Shop.
* Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Smith and small son, Robert Gene, of Joplin, came Sunday to visit until Wednesday in the homes of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Rose and Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Smith.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
February 25, 1960
* Annual Blue and Gold Banquet for members of Monett Cub Scout Pack 140 and their parents, climaxing the 50th anniversary celebration of Boy Scouting, last night was attended by 160 persons at the American Legion Home on East Broadway.
* The city council at Pierce City has been receiving complaints during the last two weeks following the passing of an ordinance prohibiting trash burning in the downtown section of the city.
FORTY YEARS AGO
February 25, 1970
* Three Barry County students at Crowder College in Neosho completed requirements for associate degrees at the college at the end of the fall semester. Completing requirements were William Dillbeck, of Monett; Judith Lee, of Cassville; and Louise Stark, of Purdy.
* Appointment of Willis Dinan, of Monett, as national aide-de-camp, recruiting class, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was made today by Ray Gallegher, of Redfield, S.D.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
February 25, 1980
* The revival this year of the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration as a community project has now been assured, Glennon Bass, general chairman, has announced, with six local organizations already pledging support.
* Matt Junglaus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gliedt, of Monett, has been named to the Dean's Honor Roll at the University of Missouri-Rolla, for the first semester.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
February 25, 1990
* Top winners at the 11th annual Monett Middle School Science Fair this year were Justin Lanning, overall winner, and Jeff Patterson, second place. They will each receive scholarships to NASA's Space Academy, provided through donations from eight Monett businesses and organization.
* Sara Beth Rhea, of Monett, is among the freshmen at Missouri Southern State College, in Joplin, who will be inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honor society.
TEN YEARS AGO
February 25, 2000
* Teachers nominated for the Monett Chamber of Commerce's new Golden Apple Award were honored at a special reception held this week at the Monett City Park Casino.
* Chapell Drive south of Highway 60 will be closed for one mile beginning Monday, while city crews move ahead in a concentrated effort to widen the road.