EIGHTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1930
* R.B. Green, of Hutchinson, Kan., has closed a deal with C.E. Powell for the purchase of the Monett Bakery.
* Mrs. Lucy Horton and daughter, Martha Jane, left today for Fayetteville, Ark., to visit over the weekend.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1940
* Winford Davis, who is pastor of a rural Baptist church south of Monett, was written up in "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" column yesterday. Davis serves two churches in two states and crosses two states twice a month to fulfill his duties. He makes most of his trips by rail.
* Miss Helen Dyer, teacher of girls physical education, who has been ill for several days, returned to school Wednesday. Miss Dyer had been at her home in Springfield.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1950
* Visiting in the E.R. Haymes home at 507 Central Ave. over the weekend was Mr. Haymes' brother, L.O. Haymes, of Chetopa, Kan.
* Mr. and Gene Adams and Mr and Mrs. Bob Call, of Ulysses, Kan., visited in Springfield on Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fleming.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1960
* More than 50 persons from throughout Missouri paid tribute to M.E. Gillioz, prominent Monett contractor, on the occasion of his 83rd birthday anniversary Saturday at Hatcher's banquet room.
* No one has filed for election to the Monett R-1 Board of Education to date, according to Jerrie Ann Turner, secretary. Terms of Albert McIntyre and A.K. White expire this year.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1970
* Richard Monroe, who is now serving as a Senate page in Washington D.C., has been inducted into the National Honor Society of the public schools of the District of Columbia, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Monroe, of Monett.
* Dr. and Mrs. Glenn C. Douthitt were in Kansas City earlier this week to attend an alumni meeting at the School of Dentistry at the university of Missouri there.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1980
* The Jerry Stine family, of rural Aurora, was among 32 farm families from throughout the state who received state recognition for their farm management ability at a luncheon today at the Raddison Muehlebach Hotel in Kansas City.
* Pierce City voters went to the polls in relatively heavy numbers yesterday to defeat for the second time a general obligation bond proposal to provide the city's share of a $1,250,000 sewer improvement and extension project.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1990
* Named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program was Monett High School senior Micah Rueber, son of Bruce and Becky Rueber.
* After serving nearly 38 years in this area, both as a teacher and at St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett, Sister Eusebia Hydak will leave on Friday to begin her retirement.
TEN YEARS AGO
March 4, 2000
* Peter Herschend, leader of the Silver Dollar City organization, urged members of the Monett Chamber of Commerce to dream big dreams as keynote speaker at the chamber's annual banquet on Thursday.
* The Monett Municipal Court brought in 18 percent more money to the city during 1999, compared to 1998, even though the total number of cases dropped by 22 percent, according to the summary released by Judge Carr Woods and Clerk Mechele Tharp.