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Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Looking Back In Time

Thursday, February 21, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - An exploding water tank at the home of A.F. Freeman caused $1,200 damage. No was injured in the blast at 327 E. Gladys St.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Taylor Noles has filed for re-election to his position on the city council.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Two men are dead and two others critically injured in a collision between a pickup and a semi tractor-trailer rig, which was carrying 8,100 gallons of gasoline. Dead are the driver and a passenger in the pickup, George Rutledge and William Rister, both of Sikeston. Despite extensive spillage of gas, there was no explosion.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Director of Pubic Safety James Leist is slated as guest speaker for the Thursday luncheon meeting of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce.


SIKESTON - Addressing the potential effect of new cable technology on residents within city limits, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted in favor of a proposal to change the maximum height limitation in residential areas to 50 feet. The revision included two conditions set forth by the Commission at the Tuesday night meeting. Now, the proposal will be put forth to the city council for a final decision.


BENTON - All Democrats in Scott County interested in participating in the delegate selection process should gather at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton for their countywide meeting. This meeting is the first level of the presidential nominating process in Missouri for delegates for the Democratic National Convention to be held July 13-16 in New York.