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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 6/15

Sunday, June 15, 2003

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Seniors who made the second semester honor roll at Sikeston High School were: Billy Anderson, Charles Boyd, Louise Cox, Jane Cummins, Bill Foley, Patsy Ruth Gentles, Vera Henley, Harold Lindley, Shirley Shainberg, Alberta Stephens, Frank Stevens, Sue Tanner, Alice Van Horne, Dorothy Vaughn and Edwin Webster.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lions Club was presided over Wednesday for the first time by its newly-elected president, Charles L. Blanton III, who was taking a position held by his father, Charles L. Blanton Jr., when the club was comparatively young.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - After scoring 21 runs in three games, and losing two of them, the Sikeston American Legion baseball team needed pitching and found it in Brian Harper. He gave New Madrid only two runs in 6 1/2 innings, and Scott Carmody finished with hitless relief in Sikeston's 4-2 win Saturday.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - When Battery C 382nd Field Artillery Battalion gathered at the Coach House Inn on Saturday, war stories were the order of the day. The 10th annual reunion of the World War II veterans was hosted by James Marchbanks of Gideon and his wife, Judy. The reunions began in St. Louis in 1983. There were 100 men in the group who went overseas, landing in Southern France in November 1944. The battery consisted of 105 mm howitzers that supported the infantry of the 103rd "Cactus" Division. They fought in France, Germany and Austria and later linked up with American soldiers at Brenner Pass in Italy. The divisions were the first to break through the Siegfried Lie in France and enter Germany, for which they were awarded three battle stars for combat service.