100 YEARS AGO
April 6, 1912
* After six years, the Frisco has taken off the fast passenger train that went from St. Louis to Monett in seven hours, from 2:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1932
* Dr. L.H. Ferguson was elected mayor of Monett over incumbent Dr. J.M. Russell by a majority of 217 votes. Dr. Russell has served five consecutive terms.
* W.H. Wormington has been re-elected mayor of Forest Park over Walter Perry, 98-76. Roy Counts was elected marshal.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1942
* The Gillioz Theater "Slap the Jap Show" will feature the collection of scrap and waste material as part of the event. A large pen has been placed in front of the theater where the scrap material is to be placed.
* Because of the wartime demand for cheese to ship abroad, the Cassville cheese factory is preparing to work two shifts. Milk production in this area already has increased 25 percent in the last few weeks.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1952
* An overflow crowd attended the Monett High School senior class play, "Our Miss Brooks."
* The dairy judging team from Pierce City High School took first place at the annual Southwest Missouri Future Farmers judging contest.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1962
* Rehearsals have begun for the Monett High School senior class play "American Passport."
* The Daylight Donut Shop, located at 215 Myrtle in Monett, has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stone to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ehrhardt.
FORTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1972
* Monett football coach Burl Fowler will speak on Monett's wishbone offense at the 1972 Monett State High School Activities Association's Football Coaching School.
* Bob Meuser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Meuser, was elected president of the Journalism Students Association of the University of Missouri.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1982
* A newly established fishing season for the Sportmen's League Lake at the Monett City Park has been announced. The season will open on Memorial Day to give fish a chance to grow.
* Mrs. Pat Brown has been named manager of the Monett Sherwin-Williams store with Tom Beckett as assistant manager.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 6, 1992
* The Monett License Office is one of 102 offices in the state to record fewer than 10 errors in February. The Missouri Department of Revenue issued a certificate of achievement for the Monett office's performance.
* Roger Blakely, of Rock Port, has been named the new superintendent of schools for the Purdy R-2 district, succeeding John Garton, who took the superintendent's job in Fordland.
TEN YEARS AGO
April 6, 2002
* Sharon Garrett was sworn in as president of the Monett Chamber of Commerce, and Beth Cantwell was named vice president at the annual joint meeting of the incoming and outgoing boards.
* Cox Monett Hospital's first Baby Affair service fair for families with young children or who are expecting attracted between 400 and 450 people.