100 YEAR AGO
Jan. 6, 1911
*A petition for a saloon in the building now occupied by Folger's butcher shop has been presented to the county court. Twenty-two taxpayers in the block have signed a remonstrance against it.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 6, 1931
* Members of the post office force and their families enjoyed a fish fry at the Park Casino Monday evening. The force was indebted to Spencer Smith for the fish.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 6, 1941
* H.L. Siebenthaler, who resigned as manager for the Gas Service Company here on Jan. 1 to take over the distributorship of a refrigerator, is moving with his family to Joplin.
* Miss Mae Griffith and Miss Juanita Schoner have accepted positions at the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company, effective Jan. 1.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 6, 1951
* Harry Carrithers was elected president of the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce at last night's meeting, succeeding Howard Schwandt. Dr. Phillip Pierce was elected vice president.
* Carol Jean Criswell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes Criswell, was elected to represent Monett High School in the annual Good Citizenship project for girls, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 6, 1961
* A total of 309 arrests were made by members of the Monett Police Department during 1960, according to monthly reports issued by Police Chief Oren Davis.
* Mr. and Mrs. Ken Bronson, of Topeka, Kan., have purchased the Pierce City Leader Journal, announced Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Garten, owners for the past 28 years.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 6, 1971
* The establishment of a community mental health service here to serve Barry and Lawrence counties will be discussed at a public meeting Monday at the First United Methodist Church.
* Lawrence County Recorder James Bradley reports total receipts of $10,861.70 for 1970, up nearly $800 from 1969.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 6, 1981
* Foundation work is underway on the Oakview State School for the severely handicapped. Branham Brothers Construction, of Neosho, won the contract for the 5,200 square foot building with a $300,000 base bid.
* Three area men attempted to sell 38 1/2 steel railroad tie plates stolen west of Pierce City to Ed Jones Salvage in Monett. Monett and Lawrence County officers arrested them for felony stealing.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 6, 1991
* Steel girders are in place for the nearly 9,000 square foot Monett branch of First State Bank of Purdy, located on two lots at Third and Cleveland. Dick Rhine, of Carthage, is the architect.
* The new seven-member board to administer funds from the Lawrence County property tax paying for senior citizen services has organized. Grace Gardner was elected chairman. Also serving are Madge Duvall, Helen Hawley, Bill McClure, Martha Houchin, Vernon Koenemann, and Franklin Marr Jr.
TEN YEARS AGO
Jan. 6, 2001
* Students at Monett High School's Beacon Alternative Attendance Center received an invitation to attend Governor Bob Holden's inaugural ball in Jefferson City. Thirteen students and three sponsors left this morning.
* Monett wrestlers finished third at the annual Monett Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Cody Green at 125 pounds was Monett's sole individual champion.