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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 1/16

Sunday, January 16, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - An apparently returned to form Sikeston High School basketball team took the measure of a strong Diehlstadt quintet at the gymnasium Tuesday to the tune of 47-35.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The whole country will hear about this city Sunday afternoon when five young Sikeston musicians, the Folklores, appear on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour.

20 years ago

Jan. 16, 1985

JEFFERSON CITY - Governor-elect John Ashcroft and outgoing Republican Governor Christopher Bond spoke at a meeting in which the GOP state committee re-elected Hillard Selck of Boonville as state party chairman and picked former Sikeston mayor Mary Doggett as vice chairman.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Some in Malden heard the executioner's song when Sikeston appeared on its varsity boys' basketball scheduled. Malden coach Chris Hon, however, isn't ready for a blindfold just yet. "this is not a game we'll get nervous about," Hon said of today's game. "Why should we? Everybody's counting us out as the underdog. We'll just come out and play with no pressure. And that's what worries Sikeston coach Fred Johnson.

GIDEON - It sounds simple. Begin with a typical small town school system, now give serious thought to revolutionizing the way the school day has been organized for as far back as most of the staff can remember. Welcome to Gideon High School. A block schedule program introduced at the beginning of the school year provides students in seventh through 12th grade with only four class periods a day, compared to the traditional seven at most high schools.