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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Looking Back 4/3

Wednesday, April 3, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Shad Old, a student at Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio, spent his spring vacation here with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. C.T. Old.


SIKESTON "A Date With the Falcon," starring George Sanders and Wendy Barrie, is showing at the Rex Theater.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Phillip J. Barkett Jr., 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip J. Barkett Sr., will be the delegate from Sikeston to participate in an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Automobile Club of Missouri from May 9-13.

20 years ago

CHAFFEE - Four aldermanic positions are to be filled at Chaffee and residents will vote at the city hall and the housing authority office.


SIKESTON - The Daily Standard's Calendar Girl for April, Laura Gelsheimer, is one of the 12 finalists in the Miss Sikeston Contest. The 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Gelsheimer is a sports enthusiast active in softball, volleyball, tennis. She also enjoys singing and her favorite subjects are biology and math. She plans to attend college with the hopes of some day becoming a pharmacist.

10 years ago

April 3, 1992

SIKESTON - Retired Judge Marshall Craig was honored Thursday by Lions Club International for being an outstanding member for 50 years.


BENTON - There are races on the Democratic ticket for sheriff, assessor, coroner and associate judge as well as both commissioners' seats. Sheriff Bill Ferrell is opposed in his bid for reelection to a four-year term by A.E. "Bud" Mills while Lonnie Ponder has filed for coroner and will face Scott Amick, the incumbent, in the August Democratic primary.