EIGHTY YEARS AGO
April 29, 1920
* The bodies of 353 American soldiers of whom all but 80 died in France, arrive in New York today on the Army transport, Mercury, from Antwerp and Southhampton, making the first return of the soldiers dead from France.
* Mrs. J.U. Vermillion, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Solomon, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Cunningham and Mrs. Fern Mayhew went to Springfield this morning and drove home in a new Elgin touring car which Mr. Vermillion has bought.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
April 29, 1940
* Carl Teel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Teel, returned to Columbia Sunday after spending the weekend with his parents. He is a student at the university.
* Dr. and Mrs. O.J. Brandt went to Kansas City Saturday where Dr. Brandt attended a meeting of the interstate dental association. They were accompanied by Mrs. L.G. Jones, who went on to Rochester, Minn., for medical treatment.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
April 29, 1950
* Jeff Lance, young Monett lawyer and examiner for the Public Service Commission at Jefferson City, will go to work next week as Gov. Forrest Smith's legal secretary, the governor said yesterday.
* Last night's rain was just what the doctor ordered for the strawberry crop. It did the job completely and thoroughly, farmers report, and just in time.
|FIFTY YEARS AGO|
April 29, 1960
* Honorary chapter degrees were presented to Ray Hyde and Harold White by members of the Monett Future Farmers of America at the annual FFA parent-son banquet last night.
* The senior class of Verona High School will present the play, "Lights Out," at 8 p.m. on May 3.
FORTY YEARS AGO
April 29, 1970
* Monett Lions Club officers for the year 1970-71 were elected last night. Dick Brady was named president; Oren Fritz was named first vice president and William P. Scott is the secretary-treasurer.
* Jim Brite, of St. Louis, spent the weekend visiting in Monett with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A.L. Brite and other relatives and friends.
|THIRTY YEARS AGO|
April 29, 1980
* A total of 15 barrels were unearthed yesterday at a site in North Barry County were Environmental Protection Agency workers have been working for nearly a week toward determining the contents of the deteriorating barrels, apparently deposited there some nine years ago.
* A possbile tragedy was averted yesterday by quick action of Monett city personnel in freeing a local contractor from over three feet of dirt and rock which had caved in on him while he was digging a trench at the rear of the Fred Hultgren home at 801 First Avenue.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 29, 1990
* Monett Jaycees marked an historic moment Saturday in swearing in the chapter's first women president, Elaine Litchfield, before a group of 28 members and well-wishers at the chapter's annual awards banquet, held at Western Sizzlin' restaurant.
* Monett High School musicians earned five instrumental I ratings and three I ratings in vocal performances at the State Music Contest, held Saturday in Columbia.
TEN YEARS AGO
April 29, 2000
* Allison Bogart, Kristen Lowery, Teresa Rosebrough and Adrienne Denney have been named delegates to the 2000 Girls State program.
* Bob Foulke, of Cassville, a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School, has been named the new assistant to Barry County Prosecutor Steve Hemphill.