100 YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1911
* The graders are hard at work on Fifth Street, getting ready for paving.
NINETY YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1921
* The city won the electric light case that had been pending before Federal Judge Van Valenburg.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1931
* At the annual meeting of the Kings Prairie Road District, it was reported nearly three miles of road was graveled during the year.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1941
* Clarence Reed will leave tonight for Washington, D.C., to accept a position as investigator for the U.S. Civil Service Commission.
* Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Callaway quietly celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in the home with a dinner party.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1951
* Kenneth G. Meuser was appointed to represent Monett in the forthcoming Roaring River district Boy Scout fund drive.
* Shaking the dew off the lily with the start of the second quarter, Coach Kenley Richardson's Monett High Cubs found the range and powered away to a 50 to 30 victory over Neosho at their initial Big Eight test.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1961
* Purchase of 10 acres of land adjoining the city disposal plant for $3,000 from the Wormington Estate was authorized by the Monett City Council for future expansion of the sewage disposal facilities.
* Precipitation in the Monett area last year totaled 35.29 inches, about eight inches less than normal for this district but far more than was received here during the drought years.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1971
* Recently elected state auditor Christopher (Kit) Bond will be guest speaker at the annual Monett Jaycees Bosses Night event on Jan. 21.
* Aurora voters will go to the polls Tuesday in a special election for $200,000 in general obligation bonds to help finance expansion of the Aurora Community Hospital.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1981
* William Maloney, of Ozarks Realty in Cassville, was appointed 1981 president of the Southwest Missouri Board of Realtors.
* Ten families will be recognized at "A Family of the Year" program scheduled tomorrow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Monett.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1991
* Heavy equipment was on the move as two days of temperatures around the freezing point have softened the streets, enabling machines to unearth the heavy crust of ice coating the community's streets and driveways.
* The water supply in Purdy shut down on Monday when a malfunctioning check valve allowed a water surge to split the eight-inch cast iron pipe near the Washington Street well. A second surge broke the repair on Tuesday, shifting all the service to the well by the park.
TEN YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 2001
* A significant increase in spending is proposed for Barry County in the coming year as the county commission plans to move forward with an $800,000 capital improvements plan involving construction of a new courthouse annex and remodeling on the second floor of the courthouse to make space for a second associate circuit courtroom.
* Vying for queen at the Purdy homecoming on Friday will be seniors Tiffany Guyer and Kayla Souder, junior Carrie Farris, sophomore Heather Thomas and freshman Ashley Fly.