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Back in the Good Old Days for Jan. 10-11

Monday, January 10, 2011


Jan. 10, 1931

* The Southwest Novelry and Foundry Company is at present making aluminum skillets in 8, 9, 19 and 14-inch sizes. Fred Bowen holds the patent.

* Rev. W.J. Boehne, who has been pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church of Monett for nearly six years, will preach his farewell sermons at Monett and Sarcoxie on Sunday.


Jan. 10, 1941

* The First National Bank of Purdy reported total assets of $174,203.46. Directors are Amos Gurley, Malone Cox and John Miller.

* The Missouri Council of Churchs of Barry, Lawrence, Newton and McDonald counties will meet at the First Christian Church in Monett on Jan. 15.


Jan. 10, 1951

* Offices of the V.B. Hall Wholesale Company were moved this week from their old location at 101 Main to their new building at 201 Main.

* Questionnaires regarding the establishment of a cafeteria lunchroom were sent out today to parents of students of the grade and high school students here.


Jan. 10, 1961

* Fire caused more than $7,000 in damage in Monett during 1960 with the Monett Fire Department answering 100 alarms during the year, Fire Chief Osa Manes reports.

* Dr. James M. Russell, a pioneer citizen of Monett who served five terms as mayor when many improvements that still stand today were inaugurated, including the city park, died today at age 93.


Jan. 10, 1971

* Monett High School band director Bob Moskop announced a concert of "easy listening" music will be offered by the band on Jan. 26, including music from "Oliver," "Hair," and "1776."

* The 21st annual Monett Mothers March for the March of Dimes will be held on Jan. 18, with local mothers conducting a door-to-door canvass of the residential areas.


Jan. 10, 1980

* The Monett Chamber of Commerce has suggested removing the yellow lines at Fifth and Cale to allow more parking near the Monett Youth Center and more 15-minute parking zones to improve downtown parking.

* A 26-inch long crack in the five-inch thick steel housing unit of the 22,000-pound extrusion press at Wells Aluminum prompted its removal with a 35-ton crane.


Jan. 10, 1991

* Only a handful of residents braved the wet and foggy conditions last night to attend the first night session of the regular monthly Monett City Council meeting. Only a quarter of those who turned out were not employed by the city.

* The six additional days of Christmas vacation, caused by two weeks of winter storms and ice, apparently made students eager to return to classes today. Attendance figures were at least average at all third public school campuses.


Jan. 10, 2001

* Good news for Monett came yesterday as Kevin Boyd, director of planning for the Missouri Department of Transportation, announced the state department will commit to designing a four-lane highway for Highways 37 and 60 from Arkansas to Springfield.

* A second series of "Welcome Downtown Monett" banners are going up on the new light poles. A total of 80 banners have been acquired for the 39 poles by the Monett Downtown Betterment Group.


Jan. 11, 1911

* Dr. John Martenson, of Kansas City, will open a dental office in Monett.


Jan. 11, 1921

* E.M. Whitney has opened a short order cafe between Third and Fourth streets near the Pierce Oil station.


Jan. 11, 1931

* The Order of DeMoley elected Ralph Smith as master counselor and Jack Bowen as senior counselor.


Jan. 11, 1941

* Prices received by strawberry growers in Barry County and southwest Missouri during the past season were above that recorded in any section of the U.S., according to the U.S. marketing service report.

* Chief of Police Dan Mcdonald is a full fledged photographer. This morning the chief was flown around town by Dick Cavin, local CAA instructor, to take some pictures of Monett from the air.


Jan. 11, 1951

* V.B. Hall was elected to the board of directors of the First National Bank of Monett, replacing the late Alvin H. Cox.

* Superintendent E.E. Camp told members of the Monett Lions Club last night that the war situation may have some effect on Monett Junior College enrollment next semester, but that he looks for the college to progress in the years ahead.


Jan. 11, 1961

* At the installation banquet for Barry County Barracks 1072 of Veterans of World War I at the Broadway Hotel, Louis Gore took over as commander, succeeding Homer Lee.

* Board of directors of the Pierce City First National Bank elected Frank R. Carter of Mountain Grove president to replace A.J. Forsythe, who has been president for the past 15 years.


Jan. 11, 1971

* E. Earl Camp, 69, of Monett, retired Monett superintendent of schools died Sunday. He had moved to Monett in 1939 to become high school principal, became superintendent in 1941 and retired in 1955.

* Thieves took more than 150 men's suits valued at nearly $12,000 from the J.C. Penney Store in a burglary.


Jan. 11, 1981

* The Harold Schelin Jr. family of Route 2, Monett, was honored last night as the 1981 Family of the Year with the program held for the first time this year and sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

* Renovation at Monett City Hall is continuing with the installation of single hung, thermo-broke windows from EFCO Corporation in the Auditorium.


Jan. 11, 1991

* An ordinance removing a residency exemption for golfers who live outside the city but own property in Monett was passed by the Monett City Council during its monthly meeting.

* St. Vincent's Hospital has received a $50,000 grant from the Health Care Financing Administration for the hospital's Senior Wellness and Transportation program.


Jan. 11, 2001

* Changes in Monett's flood maps, designed by the Army Corps of Engineers, is the first significant re-examination of the Monett flood plain since the 1970s. The maps are based on broader definitions of the floodway and the flood plain, and show a much larger boundary for the 100-year flood.

* Jennifer Gould, daughter of Mark and Gina Gould and a junior at Monett High School, will participate in the 2001 Miss Kansas City Teen All American Pageant on Jan. 20 and 21 in Kansas City.

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