EIGHTY YEARS AGO
March 31, 1930
* Homer M. McIntosh and Floyd McIntosh, of Purdy, went to Cape Fair today to build a fireplace and improve the camp house of Floyd McIntosh on James River.
* Charles Johnson, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Johnson, of Monett, was struck by a car and dragged 75 feet. He escaped with only a bruise on the head and hip.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
March 31, 1940
* Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Younkers announced the birth of a nine-pound son on March 31, named Richard Eugene.
* Donal Danforth, president of the Purina Mills, was in Monett this morning and stopped for a while at Whitlock Lines, the local agent. Danforth was on an inspection trip throughout this territory.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
March 31, 1950
* The Gardner Orchards saved a crop of peaches of practically all varieties by smudging Wednesday night. The temperatures dropped to a low of 22 degrees, which will ordinarily kill peaches. However, humidity was low and damage is less likely to occur in dry atmosphere.
* Opening of Monett's newest drive-in cafe, the Little Red Rooster, at 204 Ninth St., will be tomorrow, according to Evan Middleton, proprietor.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 31, 1960
* Ordination services for Father Raymond Kunkel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kunkel, of Verona, will be Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church in Verona. On Sunday Father Kunkel will celebrate his first solemn Mass at the church.
* Mr. and Mrs. Jack Boyd are celebrating the grand opening of Boyd's Hardware Company on Monett's Broadway this Friday and Saturday.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 31, 1970
* James Huckstep, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Huckstep, of Purdy, has returned home from a tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy. During his duty he was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Surfbird.
* Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Calvin, of Mt. Vernon, are the parents of a son, born at St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett. The boy has been named Mark.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 31, 1980
* Second place trophy in oratory was awarded to Monett High School's David Gabler at Saturday's Junior High School Tournament held in Camdenton. Several MHS freshmen speech students competed.
* An auxiliary emergency plan for providing adequate wastewater treatment for the city of Monett until problems at the $6.4 million plant can be permanently solved has been submitted by the city to the state and federal agencies.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 31, 1990
* Angie Poage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Poage, of Springdale, Ark., and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Poage, of Wentworth, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Moody, of Pierce City, was recently crowned Miss Springdale High School.
* Officers of St. Vincent's Hospital Lay Advisory Board were elected yesterday with Kenneth G. Meuser, of Monett, named president. Other officers are Vedas Jackson, of Verona, vice president; and Charles Rowell, of Monett, secretary-treasurer.
TEN YEARS AGO
March 31, 2000
* Michael Stubbs has been the new publisher of The Monett Times. Stubbs succeeds Stephen Crass, who served as publisher since 1989.
* A Kansas City construction company has been boring lines connecting to a new 12-inch water main running down Broadway. The bored lines are hooking water customers on the north side of the street to the new main.