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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 10

Friday, December 10, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1910

* An Oklahoma man is arranging to establish a skunk farm on land owned by Charles Pepper near Madry. The hides of the pure black skunk sell for $4 each.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1930

* The crowds that throng the city hall each Saturday have made it necessary to provide another exit in case of fire, and also to facilitate means of handling the crowd.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1940

* Monett citizens will be called on to approve or reject two bond proposals at a special city election to be called next month. Mayor V.B. Hall said voters will be asked to pass a $10,000 airport purchase and improvement plan and about $15,000 in city improvements.

* Dr. L.S. McLeod, dean of the college of arts and sciences at the University of Tulsa, will address the Monett public school faculty on Thursday on "Conserving Human Resources."

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1950

* Fred Fox, state highway department worker, was seriously injured this morning when he was struck by a passing automobile while standing beside a dump truck on Highway 60, about a mile east of town.

* New officers and committee chairmen formulated plans for 1951 in a three-and-a-half hour organizational meeting of the Kiwanis Club.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1960

* A gun battle between police officers and a Monett man early this morning resulted in serious wounds to Pierce City Deputy Sheriff J.W. Gasche and a minor flesh wound to the Monettan who is being held in the Newton Council jail in connection with the shooting.

* The Monett Cubs dropped their fourth consecutive game by less than half a dozen points last night, losing 57-50 to the St. Agnes Irish.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1970

* One of the major problems facing the new North City Park is the water drainage problem at the site. Conservationist Dwight Samuel presented plans for channel improvement.

* Mrs. Jeannie Miller, of Purdy, was named Missouri State champion in the Four-State Girls Barrel Racing Association. Seventy-one girls competed in the six-event rodeo in Springdale, Ark.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1980

* Two Monett High School Cubs, Brooke Bounous and Steve Schmidt, were named to All-State Football Teams by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.

* The Monett High School students will present a Christmas musical drama "Scrooge" on Monday at the MHS Auditorium. The play is sponsored by the MHS Choral Department.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 1990

* A petition seeking annexation of 20 acres east of the Dierker Addition has been filed with the Monett City Council. The annexation would be the first since August, 1988 when Lakewood Terrace Estates came into the city.

* For the seventh year in a row, Monett High School students have carried away top honors in sweepstakes competition at the annual English Field Day at Missouri Southern State College.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 10, 2000

* The First Freewill Baptist Church of Purdy won the religious float division at the Monett Christmas parade. A dalmatian-themed float from the Southwest Area Career Center won first place in the non-religious division.

* A contract to build the Monett Gymnastics Center has been awarded to Rich Cramer Construction.

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