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Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Looking Back 3/3

Sunday, March 3, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Fluorescent lighting has been added to Sheinberg's store.


SIKESTON - Sam Potashnick has been elected president of the Sikeston Local Truck System Credit Union. The Sunday meeting was held at the Public Library.

40 years ago

BENTON - Dan P. Norton has filed to run for the Scott County prosecuting attorney's position. Norton will take on incumbent Fred Steck.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The U.S. Census Bureau released figures showing the number of residents 65 and older in up to 32 percent in Scott County. Figures were made public by the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - March Standard Democrat Calendar Girl Julie Stoner was a finalist in the Miss Sikeston Contest. The daughter of Jeanie Rauls and Lloyd Stoner is a senior at Sikeston High School. Following graduation, she plans to attend college, where she will study veterinary medicine.


SIKESTON - The city's public parks have always been of interest to Councilman Marion Thompson,. So when he received a phone call from a worried citizen about two of the parks, he drove out to take a look. A large television set and other bulky items were crammed into a dumpster at Dudley Park. At Rotary Park, two couches were stacked on top of a dumpster and an upright piano was dumped in a water-filled ditch near the northeast section of the park. He notified the Public Works Department. "People are going to see stepped up efforts at the parks to try to put an end to this activity," Jiggs Moore said.