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Back in the Good Old Days for May 28

Friday, May 28, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 28, 1930

* A miniature golf course, at the corner of Tenth and Broadway, is attracting considerable attention. The course was put in by Brad Minor, of Pierce City, under auspices of the American Legion, which will share the proceeds.

* Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Davis will go to Springfield Monday to attend the Frisco veterans annual picnic.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 28, 1940

* Ralph Hallenbeck, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Hallenbeck, received notice this morning that he had been appointed to a cadetship at West Point, United States military academy.

* London----Undaunted by 19 days of steady action, the British expeditionary force began a movement from Flanders toward the English channel today in a desperate attempt to get through the steel jaws of a closing German trap.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 28, 1950

* The Trinity Lutheran Church at Freistatt, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last September, has been chosen as one of the "Twelve Great Churches in America" in a poll conducted by "The Christian Century," an undenominational magazine which has worldwide circulation.

* Harry T. Osborn, who for many years operated a men's clothing store where the Gillioz Clothing Store now is, died at 11:43 o'clock this morning at the home, 305 Second Street, following a long illness.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 28, 1960

* The family of Rev. Sam Pittman is getting reacquainted with the comfortable life after spending four years in a strange and completely foreign land called West Pakistan.

* Monett's deceased war veterans' whose final resting places are in four local cemeteries will be remembers again this year by the Monett Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 of the American Legion.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 28, 1970

* A.B. Collier, 71, prominent magistrate judge and city magistrate judge, died at 10 o'clock this morning in Jane Chinn Hospital at Webb City where he had been a patient one day.

* Helen June Daniels, of Monett, and Linda Darlene Davidson, of Exeter, have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Missouri in Columbia and will be honored with 55 other students at a luncheon June 1.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 28, 1980

* The long suspected presence of deadly dioxin in drums buried on a Barry County farm, just a few miles southeast of Monett, was confirmed, and plans for dealing with the problem were reviewed at a town meeting held last night at Robinson School in Aurora.

* Full time, temporary jobs as census takers in this area are still available, with a written test for interested persons to be given on Friday at Cassville City Hall.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 28, 1990

* A resolution to endorse the proposed 18-hole golf course in Monett was approved yesterday by the Monett Kiwanis Club following a program by Brad Weaver, Chris Fuldner and Ron Smith of the Golf Course Advisory Board.

* For the first time since the program was initiated here in the 1963-64 school year, Monett will host a student from Norway through the American Field Service program next year.

TEN YEARS AGO

May 28, 2000

* A moment of silence in tribute to those fallen in defense of the nation was held by VFW Post members at the IOOF cemetery Monday.

* The Pierce City R-6 Board of Education approved seeking bids air conditioning units for the elementary, middle and high schools.

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