EIGHTY YEARS AGO
April 9, 1930
* Ruby Blakeslee, who has been ill for several months, was taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield in a Bradford ambulance.
* The cars of W.E. Bell and Louis Balden Jr. were damaged in an accident on Broadway.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
April 9, 1940
* Dale Smith, Howard Kennedy, and Walter Hultgren left yesterday after for Los Angeles, Calif., to enter aviation training school.
* Mrs. W.E. Smedley and son, Jack, Mrs. George Edgar and Mrs. Margaret Coy were visitors in Joplin on Tuesday.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
April 9, 1950
* Approval of the appointment of Burl H. Roller as assistant postmaster of the Monett office was received here today. He has been acting postmaster since the death of Percy Johnson.
* Curtis Carlin and John Summers were nominated to run for student body president of Monett High School today in the primary election. Two defeated candidates were Jerry Hinds and Jack Fox.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
April 9, 1960
* Donald Haddock, a sophomore at Pierce City High School, has been selected by his class to attend the annual Sophomore Pilgrimage to Jefferson City on April 12.
* Monett's grade school children will again entertain their parents and other local residents this year with a demonstration of dances and physical exercises that has in the past been known as the May Fete or Physical Education Night.
FORTY YEARS AGO
April 9, 1970
* Names as runners-up in the annual "Youth to Washington" essay and speech contes, sponsored by the Ozark Electric Cooperative at Mt. Vernon, were Monett's contests, Gary Jeffrey and Pam Kleiboeker.
* Mrs. Mildred Mayfield has returned from St. Louis where she attended the Mississippi Valley Hair Show on Sunday and Monday at the Chase Hotel.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
April 9, 1980
* Some 125 Verona residents turned out for a public meeting last night to discuss the disposal of 4,300 gallons of an oil and dioxin mixture stored in the community and learned that artificial sunlight could be used to reduce the deadly poison to safe levels.
* Sinclair Rogers was elected president of the Monett Lions Club for the coming year during last night's semi-monthly meeting of the club at the Broadway Inn. President David Hayes presided.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 9, 1990
* Barbara Henson, the only woman currently serving, was elected as president of the Monett R-1 Board of Education during a re-organizational meeting last night, with Carr Woods named as vice president for the coming year.
* Jennifer Kerr, a student at Monett High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kerr, received a II rating for her piano solo during the Southwest Missouri District Music Festival, held March 31 at MSSC in Joplin.
TEN YEARS AGO
April 9, 2000
* Water pressure at a hydrant at Pine and Golubski in Pierce City dropped to eight pounds per square inch in a recent test. Mayor Carol Hirsch wanted to move ahead with looping a second water line south from the water tower to Newman Street, then west across Highway 97, and north to Golubski and South Pine.
* During school board reorganizational meetings, Roger Bandy was re-elected president of the Verona R-7 board. Rex Henderson was re-elected president of the Purdy R-2 board.