EIGHTY YEARS AGO
April 2, 1930
* A.A. Anderson underwent a tonsillectomy at the Frisco Hospital in Springfield.
* The Chic Shop moved today from 411 E. Broadway to the Charles Mansfield building at 316 E. Broadway.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
April 2, 1940
* Monett Fire Department was called to the Frank Bradley residence at 2:15 a.m. to extinguish a garage fire. The garage was destroyed and a Plymouth car was burned. The cause of the fire was undetermined.
* Lee Cline was elected president of the Monett R-1 Board of Education at a special session Wednesday evening to canvass the returns of the election and to organize for the coming year.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
April 2, 1950
* Betty Nickle, of Butterfield, was chosen reigning queen at a beauty review held Friday by the music department of the Butterfield schools under the direction of Mrs. P.A. Munch. Queen of the "Future Beauties" of Butterfield is little Ann Garrett.
* Mrs. Lester Parmalee was elected president of the Monett PTA Council at the City Park Casino on Monday.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
April 2, 960
* Danny and Harold Moseley, of Monett, and Sharon McRoberts, of Verona, were among 13 representatives of the Ninth District of Christian Churches attending the State Planning Commission of the Christian Youth Fellowship in Columbia over the weekend.
* Monett census takers began counting noses yesterday in the 1960 census, and for them the job is a difficult one since every household in the city must be contacted personally.
FORTY YEARS AGO
April 2, 1970
* Instrumental soloists from Monett High School winning the top rating of 1 at the District Music Festival were Joe Bean, snare drum solo, and Mary Ann Thompson, flute solo.
* Gary Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Davis, of Verona, last week completed a two-year business course at Draughon's Business College in Springfield.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
April 2, 1980
* A total of 56 seventh and eighth grade students at Monett qualified for the third quarter honor roll, according to Louis Hallam, principal.
* Some seven acres of grass and was burned over in a rural fire yesterday afternoon which started on the property of Don Neeley and spread onto the Don Hall property, a half mile west of the Macedonia Church.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 2, 1990
* Operating budget of $21,750 for the 1990-91 fiscal year was adopted and programs and goals for the year were discussed at last night's meeting of the board of directors of the Monett Chamber of Commerce. Brad Weaver, newly elected president, presided.
* Glenna Kraft of Crown Double K Realty has been awarded the Lifetime Million Dollar Club Certificate given by the Missouri Association of Realtors in recognition of three consecutive years of sales of $1 million or more.
TEN YEARS AGO
April 2, 2000
* The Monett Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday to consider allowing a residential lot near the Tyson Foods processing plant to be converted to a commercial operation.
* Barry County had the biggest increase in traffic wrecks in the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D area compared to the previous year and Lawrence County was next, according to the traffic accident statistics for 1999 provided by the Patrol for the 18 counties covered.