EIGHTY YEARS AGO
March 18, 1930
* A gang of robbers blew out the vault of the First National Bank in Sarcoxie early Wednesday morning, secured $5,000 in money and made their escape.
* Davis Brothers Market has the first strawberries of the season, receiving them from Louisiana. They will sell for 30 cents a pint.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
March 18, 1940
* Howard McCormick, who underwent an emergency operation in a Springfield hospital last week, is reported to be improving slowly. Howard is one of the carrier boys for The Monett Times.
* Francis Wallner, George W. Baldridge and A.B. Montgomery were nominated for city commissioner at the primary election yesterday. V.B. Hall was nominated for mayor.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
March 18, 1950
* McGinty-Frohlich's annual style show of spring and summer fashions Tuesday night at the Gillioz Theatre will feature 34 models.
* The report of Hugh Hembree, Lawrence County March of Dimes drive chairman, shows that the county went over the top with a total of $3,945.49 collected.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 18, 1960
* Mrs. Jim Julian, mathematics and journalism teacher at Monett High School, has been awarded a science and math grant to the Rolla School of Mines by the National Science and Math Foundation Program.
* Monett High School senior class play "Deadly Ernest" will be presented March 20.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 18, 1970
* Mrs. Vivian Rauch, advertising director of The Monett Times, is confined to her home with illness.
* Mrs. Robert Wilson, of Webb City, is visiting in Monett this weekend with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Bradley.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 18, 1980
* Sales tax revenues in the amount of $43,933.83 have been received by the City of Monett, bringing the total receipts since collections began on April 1 to $267,535.29.
* First sessions of a 40-hour Breathalyzer School, sponsored by the Monett Police Department, was held last night at the Monett City Hall.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 18, 1990
* Monett Elementary School was the scene of a major emergency operation this morning after a telephone message was received by the Monett Police Department that three bombs had been planted in the complex. No bombs were discovered following an extensive search.
* A Kansas man who holds a degree in horticulture and turf management, James I. Stufflebeam, has been hired as greenskeeper at the Monett Municipal Golf Course and will assume his duties on April 1.
TEN YEARS AGO
March 18, 2000
* U.S. Senator Kit Bond discussed legislative priorities, including direct check for local school districts and keeping the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from inspecting home workplaces, in a talk last Friday at the Monett Chamber of Commerce's Dutch treat lunch at Western Sizzlin'.
* An at-will employment agreement for an animal control specialist, final budget approval and an ordinance prohibiting loud sound amplification systems in motor vehicles were among the items handled by the Verona City Council at its regular monthly meeting last Thursday,