EIGHTY YEARS AGO
March 3, 1930
* J.C. Hildrith, of Aurora, has leased Leroy Jeffries' large garage building at 100 Main Street and will conduct his Buick agency there.
* The Gas Company has started laying the pipelines on Marshall Hill. They have crossed the tracks at Central Avenue.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
March 3, 1940
* Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Black, Mrs. L.H. Ferguson, Mrs. H.L. Siebenthaler, Mrs. Hazel Thompson, Miss Virginia Terry, Miss Helen Riggs and Mrs. John Rentz, of Wentworth, went to Diamond last evening where the women, members of the local Sovereign Singers Chorus, joined a group from Neosho, Joplin and Baxter Springs choruses in presenting a number of selections for a program at the Diamond School.
* Mrs. Gail Night and Mrs. Charles Galloway motored to Jasper on Wednesday where they were guests of a literary club.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
March 3, 1950
* The First Baptist Church has been moving slowly but steadily towards launching a building campaign to remodel the present edifices and to build a new addition. Pledges toward the new building total $12,357.
* A special election will be held in Purdy on March 28 proposing a spend $42,000 for a waterworks plant and system for the city.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 3, 1960
* Miss Carolyn Schelin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schelin, of Monett, and a freshman at Kansas State College in Pittsburg, has been named ROTC Queen candidate along with nine other girls at the college.
* A husky 10-pound baby girl is the new addition to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Obermann of Route 2, Verona. She was born March 1 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 3, 1970
* Monett's proposed sewer improvement project, estimated to cost about $1.1 million, was discussed at a meeting called by the Monett City Council and attended by some 30 business and professional men in the Chamber of Commerce office yesterday.
* Plans are complete for the annual World Day of Prayer service here, to be held Friday at the First United Presbyterian Church with all local women invited to participate.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 3, 1980
* Area law enforcement officials are seeking a federal fugitive after a daring robbery this morning of the Bank of Sarcoxie in which the bank cashier was taken hostage.
* A well house at the Leroy Myers farm, located two miles east of Monett High School, was demolished in a fire of undetermined origin Saturday afternoon.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 3, 1990
* Jerry Sebastian, president and chief executive officer of United Missouri Bank of Monett, has been elected chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately.
* Musician and actor Scott Springer will be sharing his ministry in a special service on Sunday at Countryside Christian Church.
TEN YEARS AGO
March 3, 2000
* City Commissioner Rex Lane was named to receive the Monett Chamber of Commerce's highest honor, the Community Service Award, at last night's annual meeting of the chamber membership, held at the high school.
* Receiving the Monett Chamber of Commerce's Pride and Progress Awards were the TIF Commission for upgrading Business Highway 60, and Mary K. Scott for working as a teacher for 22 years as well as serving in the Cox Monett Hospital Auxiliary and the Loaves and Fishes program.