EIGHTY YEARS AGO
April 23, 1930
* Automobile thieves have been active in Monett in the past several days. A new Nash coach belonging to J.M. Pope was stolen from in front of his house. A Ford coupe belonging to Charles E. Gardner was stolen from in front of the Methodist Church and an Essex sedan belonging to S.A. Chapell was stolen from his garage.
* Mrs. E.P. Hogan spent today with Mr. Hogan, Frisco yardmaster at Afton, Okla.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
April 23, 1940
* Miss Eleanor Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Davis last evening as the car door swung shut against her ankle as she was preparing to go to Cassville with the Rainbow girls.
* Dorothy Moore was elected president for the coming year at a meeting of the Debs Club.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
April 23, 1950
* Members of Boy Scout Troop 39 enjoyed an overnight camping trip to Camp Yo-Ko-Mo, seven miles west and three miles south of Monett Saturday night and Sunday.
* Monett's annual spring clean-up sponsored by the City Council officially ended this morning when the last load and a half was hauled to the city dump.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
April 23, 1960
* Mrs. Bud Mercer yesterday officially took over the office of president of the Monett Junior High School Parents-Teachers Association, succeeding Mrs. J.L. Turner.
* An extensive remodeling project that will change the entire mode of operation in the Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Company's warehouse here is scheduled to get underway next week.
FORTY YEARS AGO
April 23, 1970
* James Ballay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer V. Ballay of Monett, has been promoted to sergeant while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. Sgt. Ballay has received the Bronze Star, Air Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.
* Kenneth Wrobleski bagged a 20-pound turkey early yesterday morning in the Eagle Rock area and was the first one to register a kill at the Roaring River checking station.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
April 23, 1980
* Roger Bandy was named to a three-year term on the Verona R-7 Board of Education in a run-off election held yesterday, defeating the incumbent Jim Crouch.
* Announcement of the reaching of an agreement in principle to sell Jumping-Jacks, the children's wholesale footwear division located in Monett, to a newly formed corporation headed by John McPhee, is made today by U.S. Shoe, with execution of a formal agreement and closing expected to take place simultaneously on or about May 1.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 23, 1990
* City of Monett, along with other members of the Regional Solid Waste Commission, has given informal endorsement to a proposed $4 million recycling center to be constructed near Kimberling City.
* Ticket sales for the 11th annual Benefit Teaspoon Tasting Luncheon, co-sponsored by Collective Arts Study Group and Artes Composit, are continuing, with the popular event set for Thursday at the Monett City Park Casino.
TEN YEARS AGO
April 23, 2000
* A football with a Super Bowl logo, signed by Kurt Warner with the St. Louis Rams season record and scores, is being offered in a drawing to benefit the Monett High School senior class's efforts to buy a permanent gift for the school.
* Plans are continuing for a fourth round of Community Development Block Grant home rehab work in Monett.