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Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 27

Friday, August 27, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1910

* The Thomas Northcutt mining property at Pioneer has been leased and a new mill will be built at once. It is reported that another mill is contemplated on another lease.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1930

* Betty Matthews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Matthews, underwent a tonsillectomy.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1940

* Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gibson, who have been living in the Davidson apartment, 510 Fourth, left this morning for their home. Gibson has been assigned a postal run out of Little Rock.

* Charlie Hicklin, former manager of the Town Hall Grill, this week resumed management of the Grill. Hicklin has been in business at Springfield the past two years.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1950

* Boone Jenkins, who has been with the state highway department for the last seven years, has joined the engineering staff of the Gillioz Construction Company.

* Unless it gets real hot in the next day or two, the opportunity to enjoy the municipal swimming pool will be gone. City Commissioner Alfred Balmas said today that the pool will close, unless the sun comes out and the need for cooling off becomes a must.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1960

* More than 300 people attended the picnic at the Monett City Park Saturday for Neosho Rocketdyne plant employees and their families.

* Kenneth Young, a member of the Verona High School faculty, returned Wednesday from Germany, one of 78 high school teachers selected for a nine-week institute for advanced German teachers selected by Stanford University.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1970

* Jewelry reported missing from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Suit was found this morning on the patio at the home. Mrs. Suit said it appeared that the jewelry had been returned during the night.

* In the winning circle in the Super Modified championship race at the state fair Saturday night was John Carlisle, of Verona, driver of a sprint car owned by Bob Warner and Gene Busby, which placed seventh in the race.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1980

* Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nau, of rural Verona, won grand champion female, junior champion heifer and bull calf champion for Brangus cattle at the Missouri State Fair.

* A Southwestern Bell construction crew cut a six-inch gas line at Fourth and Broadway today. A Gas Service company crew stuffed gum rubber into the gash to stop the leakage, then dug out the pavement to make a more permanent repair.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 1990

* Over 100 law enforcement officers from throughout the four state area will come to the Monett City Park Casino this week for a homicide/vi-cap seminar offered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

* New sidewalks on Ninth Street at Cleveland, and the installation of conduits and electric work for traffic lights has been finished as part of a $194,440 upgrade. State Highway Department crews will now install the lights.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 27, 2000

* Construction crews on Friday lowered four of eight sections of box culverts, or 48 feet, under Highway 37 for the pedestrian underpass that will be used by golfers at the municipal course. Installation of the entire tunnel is expected to take four weeks.

* Responding to safety concerns, the Pierce City R-6 School Board voted to install the first intercom system at Central Elementary.

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