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Back In the Good Old Days for Sept. 27-28

Monday, September 27, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 1920

* Mulhall and Gimbel will open a new grocery store at the corner of Ninth and Cale streets on Sept. 30. The proprietors are J.M. Mulhall, of Fort Scott, Kan., a well known Frisco engineer, and a nephew, C.C. Gimbel, who recently came here with his family from Louisville, Ky.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 1930

* While in Kansas City this week, Mrs. Eunita Salzer-Simmerman was given an audition over three broadcasting stations. Mrs. Simmerman possesses a rich dramatic voice and is a favorite in local entertainments,

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 1940

* Contractor ME. Gillioz, of Monett, and L.V. Hites company, of Kansas City, yesterday jointly submitted the low bid for the construction of the new highway between here and Republic.

* Rev. S.J. Stronger, new pastor at the Marshall Hill Methodist Church, will preach his first sermon here Sunday morning.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 1950

* Yesterday's Kiwanis meeting held at the Gillioz Theatre for the screening of "Johnny Holiday" proved to be interesting and successful. Club members were the guests orf manager Jack Kempton.

* Claude Neeley, chairman of the Barry County Democratic committee; Mrs. Howard Parker, vice-chairman of the Lawrence County committee; Mrs. P.N. Cook and James Sater, all of Monett, attended a five-county Democratic organization conference yesterday in Joplin.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 1960

* Linn Allen Weiss received an outstanding achievement in Scouting, the God and Country Award.

* A tractor rodeo and farm safety display sponsored by the Monett Kiwanis Club will be held on the Safeway Store parking lot, Eighth and Broadway, on Oct. 15.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 1970

* Mrs. P.N. Cook, of Monett, was elected president of the Missouri Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy during the 73rd annual convention held in Kansas City.

* Pfc. Donald Williams has returned from duty in Vietnam after a tour of duty there, and will be stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 1980

* Shari Birkenbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Birkenbach, has been named the 1980 Monett High School Homecoming Queen.

* An organizational meeting and first practice session for a Monett Community Choir, which will present a Christmas cantata during the holiday season, has been set for Sunday, Oct. 5.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 1990

* Preparations are underway for the eighth annual Children's Art Festival, sponsored by Artes Composit and set for Saturday at Monett's South Park.

* "Memories" has been selected as the theme for the annual flower show sponsored by Monett Council of Federated Garden Clubs, on Oct 13 at the Monett Community Building.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 27, 2000

* The Monett High School drama club has announced plans to present "The Curious Savage," a look at finding the meaning of life with money, as the first play of the 2000-01 season.

* This September more sales tax money came back to the bi-county area than ever before, the first time Monett's sales taxes for the general fund combined to break $200,000 in a single month.

100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 28, 1910

* City Clerk James Johnston was in Springfield yesterday gaining pointers on paving streets. Monett is to begin at once the paving of several streets and the methods of the Queen City are to be employed in Monett.

* A.A. Speer, George Groh, Harold Adams and Harold Butler have returned from St. Louis where they attended the World Series. Speer brought home a baseball thrown in the grandstand and pitched by Lefty Grove of the Athletics.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 28, 1940

* Bill Poyner and Junior Pratt have gone to Kansas City to enter the Missouri Aviation Institute.

* Gene Davidson, C.A. Kinell and Joe Young, Frisco switchmen, have gone to California to work for a while. Word is that traffic is especially heavy on the West Coast.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 28, 1950

* Frank Steward, manager of the Missouri State Employment Service, said today that this agency will screen all applicants for jobs with the Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Corp. in the future.

* Several cases of typhoid fever have been reported in rural areas around Cassville and Verona, a Monett physician said today.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 28, 1960

* Two orphaned baby squirrels have found a good` home with the James Holland family at 806 Frisco since their mother was killed by a car about three weeks ago.

* Carl Jenkins, formerly of Monett, has been promoted to assistant to the general sales manager in Kansas City by the Gas Service Company.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 28, 1970

* Richard Monroe, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Monroe, of Monett, and now serving as Senior Democratic Floor Page in the U.S. Senate, has been named a Semifinalist in the 1970-71 National Merit Scholarship Program.

* Unemployment rate in the bi-county area was listed at less than 3 percent. The Barry County rate was 4.4 percent while Lawrence County listed only 1.5 percent as jobless.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 28, 1980

* Members of the Barry-Lawrence Development Center board of directors and volunteers are making apple butter to sell at Apple Butter Makin' Days in Mt. Vernon. The first batch made 382 pints to be sold at $1.75 per pint.

* Scoring the first four times they touched the ball in the second half for 27 unanswered points, the Monett Cubs overcame a rash of first half mistakes to down the Lamar Tigers 34-14.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 28, 1990

* At the St. Vincent's Hospital Lay Advisory Board, Sister Marita Pozek, chief executive officer, reported an architect is proceeding with developing plans for the new facility, to be constructed on the former Robert Vogt property on Lincoln Avenue.

* Construction of a new building trades/industrial technology building, part of a $1,358,000 building improvement program, was advanced by the Monett R-1 Board of Education. The 60 by 120 foot building will be constructed on property to be purchased by the district at the southwest corner of the athletic/practice field, adjacent to the parking lot on Tenth Street.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 28, 2000

* Steel girders went into place this week as renovations at Cox Monett Hospital picked up steam. Exterior work in the project is in two areas, mostly on the surgical wing, where one operating room is being added, and two others are being expanded.

* A new ordinance designed to control city spending, dropped authorization for all departments to $500. Purchases of single items over $25,000 will still require a vote of the full council.

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