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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Thursday, October 25, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Billy Burch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ardie Burch of Matthews, entered Sikeston General Hospital Monday for a tonsil operation and was dismissed Tuesday.

SIKESTON - H.J. Welsh has purchased 160 acres of farmland a half mile off Highway 60, five miles from Sikeston near the Slapout School.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Blanton are the parents of a son born at Missouri Delta Community Hospital. This is the second son in the family. The new baby was named Mark Gerard and he weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Construction of the elderly housing project, located on Cresap Place next to the Heritage House, is moving along at a rapid pace.

MATTHEWS - Christopher David Hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hart, celebrated his first birthday with a party at his home Sept. 30.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety, along with area volunteers, is gearing up for the Third Annual Haunted House, located at the Old Middle School on Tanner Street. "We had approximately 1,000 visitors go through our Haunted House last year," said Sikeston DPS Officer Shirley Porter. "With the new attractions this year, we're hoping it will be an even bigger success." There will be a $1 admission fee.

ADVANCE - Sikeston high volleyball coach Jane Merrick saw some of the spark in her team that had been missing in past weeks Tuesday, but it wasn't enough. The Lady Bulldogs saw its record fall to 17-9 with its 15-10, 15-9 loss to Advance. Sikeston's junior varsity also was beaten 15-5, 15-11.