EIGHTY YEARS AGO
March 19, 1930
* Mrs. J.J. Reynaud and Miss Esther Reynaud visited Springfield today with Miss Ellen Reynaud, student at Drury College.
* The Monett Fire Department was called to the residence of Alfred Balmas, 103 Maple St. The roof caught fire from a defective flue, but little damage resulted.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
March 19, 1940
* Arden and Pat Russell, young sons of Chester Russell, have informed their friends that they have gone into the chicken business, having purchased six baby chicks this week from one of the local hatcheries.
* Mrs. W.A. Carter, of Neodesha, Kan. died today. Mr. and Mrs. Carter lived in Monett a number of years ago when he was associated with the express company.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
March 19, 1950
* The Frisco safety rally being held tonight at the city hall auditorium in Monett recalled to Frank Wightman today that he was the first superintendent of safety for the Frisco.
* Dr. W.C. Hazell, who suffered a stroke which affected his left side Thursday might, is slightly improved today.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 19, 1960
* Named to the All-Conference basketball team today were Hubert Jones and David Tucker, of Monett. The selections for the five positions are made by Big Nine Conference coaches.
* Charles Collins, Monett High School debater, placed second in oratorical interpretation after completing five rounds in the state National Forensic League meeting, held at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 19, 1970
* Award winners from Monett High School at the third annual High School Art Competition at Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield were Jon Mourglia and Jim Bremer, who were among those honored at the awards program at SMS on Saturday.
* Expected to arrive in Monett tomorrow evening for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. John Spohn and family are Mrs. Spohn's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cammilleri, of Beloit, Wis.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 19, 1980
* A $20,000 grant application from the city of Purdy to be used for sewer planning was among several approved by the Southwest Missouri Local Government Advisory Council at a session of the executive committee held yesterday in Republic.
* Monett Area Youth Center will open its doors for the first time on Saturday night with only finishing touches in remodeling of the facility at Fifth and Bond streets remaining to be completed.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 19, 1990
* Resignations were accepted from Louis Hallam, principal at Monett Middle School, and from Linda Hallam and Charles Huett, both teachers at Monett Elementary School, at last night's meeting of the Monett R-1 Board of Education.
* All aspects of the proposed $1.3 million revenue bond proposal to help finance the city's share of a $4.6 million expansion project at Monett's wastewater treatment plant will be reviewed at a public meeting Thursday at Monett City Hall.
TEN YEARS AGO
March 19, 2000
* The Monett 2000-01 fiscal year budget calls for $4.3 million in capital projects, up $1.1 million over last year.
* The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library board discussed where the boundaries of the Pierce City Library District were with attorney Mark Peters in a dispute over where taxes could be levied.