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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Tuesday, February 19, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. J.D. Sturgeon continued to improve in the aftermath of stab wounds she suffered Jan. 24. Officer Hess Perigon is also getting better, but will miss another seven to 10 days of work. They were both allegedly stabbed by mob victim Cleo Wright.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Dance pupils of Mrs. Stanley Bush presented entertainment for the Kiwanis Club recently. Young dancers performing were: Susie Sitzes, Susie Baker, Karen Black, Jan Sargent, Patty Bush and Emily Bruce.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A $24 million slander suit has been filed by Willie Blackmon against a Sikeston radio station, The Daily Standard, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the Scott County prosecutor. Blackmon is accused of holding a hostage for 20 hours at the Western Union office Nov. 16-17. He said the defendants revealed incorrect information about him.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Accepting a "new challenge" as the city's Director of Economic Development, William Green met with Sikeston residents at a reception at the offices of the newly formed city's Department of Economic Development. The city announced Green's appointment last week, although he won't officially start until the first week of March.

SIKESTON - Erma Brasewell, president of the Laureate Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, presented Loreda Compas, director of the Heritage House, with a donation of $100. The donation will be used for Heritage House activities.

SIKESTON The 12th annual Kenny Rogers Cerebral Palsy telethon will be carried by Falcon Cable Television for its subscribers.