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Back in the Good Old Days for June 17

Thursday, June 17, 2010


June 17, 1910

* NOTICE----Persons hereinafter driving automobiles at a greater speed than six miles per hour as provided by ordinance within the corporate limits of the city of Monett, take warning. ----John Hagler, marshal.


June 17, 1930

* Mrs. H.T. Osborn and Mrs. Margaret Johnson will give a recital Wednesday evening at the John Walsh home. The ladies leave for Chicago to take a six weeks' course in music at the Master School of Music next week.


June 17, 1940

* The 10th annual Monett Jaycee carnival will open a four-night stand tomorrow evening on the show grounds at the corner of Sixth and Bond.

* Ralph Winton, who has been employed at the J.C. Penney Company store in Springfield, has been transferred to Three Rivers, Mich., where he will be assistant manager at a new store.


June 17, 1950

* Fifteen thousand small mouth bass were planted this morning in the newly rebuilt breeding facilities at the Little Red Mill on Spring River at Verona.

* A tour of historic and interesting sights and a camping trip will be started by a group of Boy Scouts from here on Tuesday.


June 17, 1960

* Hoffman-Taff Inc., of Springfield, is acquiring approximately 90 acres of land at Verona, as the site for a second chemical manufacturing plant.

* Monett delegates to Girls State, Becky Suit, Ann Meuser, Doris Klingsporn and Sammie Jo Justice, will leave tomorrow by chartered bus for Fulton to attend the week-long event at William Woods College.


June 17, 1970

* Construction of one of the 11 new $135,000 weather radar stations now being built across the central or "tornado belt" region of the United States is well underway at a nine-acre site about three miles to the southeast of Monett.

* Announcement was made today that the Sarajo Manufacturing Company of Pierce City has begun production on a new clothing item for one of the largest chain store organizations. Fifty persons will be added to the Pierce City payroll.


June 17, 1980

* The Monett R-1 Board of Education approved an additional $8,640 payment to Webb Transportation Company to help offset the escalating costs of operation of the buses. The payment is in addition to the 1979-80 contract free and represents $120 per bus each month.

* Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt is expanding its structure to include additional restroom facilities and a storage area.


June 17, 1990

* Monett veterans joined other veterans throughout the area in dedicating a pavilion built and equipped through donations at the Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon.

* Members of Tom Wolfe Memorial Post #4207, VFW, and Ladies Auxiliary, came in for their share of the statewide awards presented for outstanding service during the 70th annual Department of Missouri VFW and Auxiliary Convention in St. Louis.


June 17, 2000

* Agreement has been reached to turn ownership of the nine-and-a-quarter acres of federal land, the now vacant National Weather Service Meteorological Observatory, over to county ownership.

* Clean-up efforts were continuing today following rains that caused flooding around Cassville on Friday.

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