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Looking Back 3/27

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The P.C. Editor says, "A friend informs us that a couple were observed dancing under the street lights at 1:30 a.m. the other morning. We weren't able to vouch for this personally because of the hour, but hope they didn't get out of step."

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Congratulations are in order for Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crenshaw of Sikeston, who became parents of a baby boy. This is their first child. Mrs. Crenshaw is the former Miss Karen Tidwell of Sikeston.

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Schuchart entertained recently for their daughter, Cathy, with a party at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wes Schuchart. Cathy was celebrating her first birthday.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - An operating budget estimated at $695,475.75 was adopted Thursday night by the City Council following a public hearing.

10 years ago

March 27, 1992

WASHINGTON - A National Guard engineer battalion in Southeast Missouri that had been targeted for elimination has been spared under a Pentagon proposal announced Thursday. Eighth District Congressman Bill Emerson confirmed last Thursday that Missouri National Guard Unit headquartered in Cape Girardeau has now been pulled from the deactivation list.

EAST PRAIRIE - Improvements at the water treatment plant are proceeding ahead of schedule, the city council was informed Thursday by City Administrator Kathie Simpkins. Media from four of the six filter beds has been removed and blockage in several sections of water lines has been cleared with acid.