5 years ago
• Seneca Intermediate School Principal Nathan Manley welcomed veterans, parents, teachers, staff members and students to the first assembly held in the new gym on Thursday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
• Members of the Heritage Club of Seneca High School honored area veterans at a Veterans Day assembly in the new gym.
• Seneca Junior High School honored area veterans at an assembly on Thursday.
10 years ago
• The Seneca R-7 School Board will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Education office at 914 Frisco Steet on Nov.17.
• In recognition of Military History Month in the State of Missouri, Seneca students participated in a project called the Power of 11 Cents.
20 years ago
• The Westview C-6 Board of Education met in the teacher’s workroom at the school.
• June Moser, 73, of Neosho, died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin where she had been a patient since Nov, 3.
30 years ago
• Duane and Teresa Frerer, of Lawrence, Kan., announced the birth of a daughter on Oct. 23. She weighed six pounds, 10 ounces and was been named Samantha Jo.
• The Lucky Clover 4-H Club met Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Hottel Springs Church of Christ.
40 years ago
• A $1,500 grand will be awarded in the current Poetry Contest sponsored by World of Poetry, a monthly newsletter for poets.
• The News-Dispatch’s Citizen of Tomorrow is Diana Goswick, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goswick, of Racine.
• Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Montgomery returned from a trip to Toledo, Ore., where they visited their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Raymound Durbin, and family.
50 years ago
• Seneca firefighters and their families enjoyed a venison barbecue at the grade school cafeteria Monday evening.
• Mr. and Mrs. George Black, of Tulsa, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hermance of Coffeyville, Kan., were Sunday guests of Mrs. Kenneth Black and children
70 years ago
• M.O. Plummer, chairman of the local campaign for the National War Chest fund, reported that between $600 and $700 was raised in Seneca.
• Miss Virginia Thomas returned to her work at Joplin National Bank and Trust Co. after spending a week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thomas.
80 years ago
• Ronald Watts has been named leader of Pittsburg State’s crack ROTC drill team — the Benefield Rifles.
• Proceeds of the pie supper Oct. 24 at the Peoria school amounted to $210.52. Teachers in the school are Mrs. Mullens, Mrs. Anderson, and Mrs. Crabtree.
90 years ago
• Mr. and Mrs. C.L Higginbotham and son, Paul, and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cowan motored to Neutral, Kan., where Mr. Cowan years ago owned and operated a farm.
• Mrs. Riley Moore was the champion sweet potato grower of this section. From a small patch she gathered 631 bushels.
100 years ago
• There was a social party Friday night at the home of Mrs. Leoda Buzzard.
• E.W. Winn and family, who moved to Tennessee, near Nashville, and purchased land, decided to return to Newton County, having decided that this country is good enough for them.
(compiled by MyraGale Sexton)