EIGHTY YEARS AGO
July 9, 1930
* Canon City, Colo.---- Ralph Fleagle was hanged tonight. He made a confession to staging the robbery of the Lamar Bank, during which three bank officials were killed and a Kansas physician slain after he had dressed the wounds of the bandit gang.
* Burglars took advantage of open doors at residences last night on account of the heat and ransacked several homes, including those of Dr. L.H. Ferguson, A.A. Speer, H.A. Gardner, Leslie Mason, A.A. Adams and R.T. Burris.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 9, 1940
* Miss Hazel Morris, head nurse at the West Hospital, left Tuesday on a three-week vacation. She will visit her parents in Springfield and take a western trip with her brother.
* Mrs. Lowell Wade is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Turner, while Wade is in Jefferson City in training for state highway patrolman.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
July 9, 1950
* An increase in tax assessments of 40 percent on cattle and 35 percent on hogs from the figures listed by the assessor were among sweeping, across the board boosts ordered by the state tax commission. Most of the burden of the increased tax assessments fell on rural taxpayers.
* An evening of music is to be presented in the auditorium of the First Methodist Church on July 18 at 8 p.m. Combining efforts on this program are the choir of the church and the chorus of the Mary and Martha Guild.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 9, 1960
* Phil Mulkey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mulkey of Wheaton, ranked second among United States athletes in the National AAU decathlon elimination tryouts and won a broth on the U.S. Olympic Team.
* Today's temperature reached 100 degrees at 1:30 o'clock, the hottest recorded temperature in two years.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 9, 1970
* Eighty-first annual Freistatt Picnic was held last night at the Freistatt school grounds with what was described as one of the largest crowds in the history of the popular event on hand.
* Monett may again host the internationally famous United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus next spring. Col Hal Gibson has contacted the chamber interested in making Monett a stop on the 1971 spring concert tour.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 9, 1980
* Announcement of the least of the Carnation Company milk processing plant at Mt. Vernon to Mid-America Dairymen Inc. was made today by Carnation officials with transfer of the operations effective Aug. 15.
* Excessive heat that buckled a track was cited as the apparent cause for derailment of 22 cars on a freight train just east of Aurora on old Highway 60 yesterday afternoon.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 9, 1990
* The congregation of Liberty Baptist Church, 610 S. Eisenhower, Monett, has announced that Rick Nesmith, of Springfield, has been called to be the new pastor.
* Zuleima "Zuca" Marques, former American Field Service students from Brazil, arrived in Monett on Saturday and is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Koch.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 9, 2000
* Two traffic lights have been installed on Highway 37, south of Highway 60, to control traffic during construction of the tunnel under Highway 37 for the city golf course.
* Motorists in Missouri are now required to have a vehicle safety inspection every two years instead of every years, announced Denise Ridenour, assistant manager at the Monett license office.