NINETY YEARS AGO
Oct. 27, 1920
* M.E. Gillioz was the successful bidder for the construction of five miles of state highway in the Monett Special Road District.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 27, 1930
* Monett Junior College defeated the Arkansas Freshmen of Fayetteville, Ark., in a hard-fought 6-0 victory. The game was one of those which every fan hopes to see, a game with a thrill every minute.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 27, 1940
* Tomorrow at noon in Washington, a national lottery will be held to determine the order in which young men will be called for military training in the country's first peacetime draft.
* Monett High School was well represented by five students at the meeting of the southwest Missouri student councils in Springfield on Saturday.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 27, 1950
* For the first time in 30 years the Post Office is issuing new one two and three-cent embossed stamp envelopes to the public.
* A crowd of more than 3,000 friends and well-wishers from over this area attended the open house celebration of the new Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Corp. factory at Marionville yesterday.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 27, 1960
* Work has been completed on the new parking lot south of Front Street along the Frisco tracks and the south end of Fifth Street.
* A Frisco tracks crossing just east of Producers Creamery Company has joined two sections of Dairy Street which extends the street from Highway 37 to Kyler.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 27, 1970
* Traditional clothing of the Waldensian Valley in Italy was modeled by two special guests at the first in a series of Family Night events at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Catherine Rivoire Cole, formerly of Monett, and Madelaine Dalmas, both of Valdese, N.C., have been visiting.
* Spook insurance to protect residents against damage by ghosts on Halloween is being offered by the March of Dimes Teen Group.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 27, 1980
* Annual Parents Night for the Pee Wee Football program, sponsored by Monett Jaycees, will get underway tonight at Burl Fowler Athletic Field.
* Monett High School Marching Pride received a three rating at the Ozarko Showband Contest at Southwest Missouri State. Director John Cheary said none of the bands in 2A received a one rating and only two got a two rating.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 27, 1990
* The Monett Times will sponsor the community Halloween contest for the first time on Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at Monett City Hall Auditorium.
* Supporters of Johnny Lee Wilson will be in court in Lawrence County for the first case ever brought in Missouri under the state's "Son of Sam" law over a movie contract.
TEN YEARS AGO
Oct. 27, 2000
* Contributing to Monett's downtown revitalization effort, Miracle Recreation has donated 25 new metal benches and 25 new trash receptacles for Broadway.
* The last major ingredient in Monett's downtown revitalization project to go in place was the traffic signals. Built with steel poles, as opposed to the aluminum pokes for the street lights, the signal poles did not ship until Oct. 13. While crews were resurfacing Broadway, city Electric Department teams were putting the signal poles in place and attaching the clam shell decorations at the base of the poles.