SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McKinney have received a telegram from their son, Sgt. Merril G. McKinney, telling them that he has landed in San Francisco, Calif., and hoped to be home soon on a 30-day furlough. Sgt. McKinney has been overseas since July 1943.
VANDUSER- On Thursday evening, April 2, Mrs. Sue Vandeven, Scott County Extension home economist, met with the ladies of the Vanduser community to help organize an extension club. Officers elected were: president, Mrs. Billy Gene Boley; vice president, Mrs. John Pobst; secretary, Mrs. Woodrow Beaver; treasurer, Mrs. Joe Hill; reporter, Mrs. Floyd Pobst; and game leaders, Mrs. Roy Owens and Mrs. Katy Waldo. 20 years ago
April 5, 1984
CHARLESTON - A break-in at Associated Natural Gas Company occurred sometime between 5:20 p.m. Monday and 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Department of Public Safety. Desk drawers in the business were ransacked and the contents were scattered. The safe was also pried open and $374.93 taken.
SIKESTON - The School Board didn't see any changes in their members. Jeannie Williams and Dan Jennings retained their seats in the past election.
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BENTON - The people voted to allow gambling boats to dock near Scott City. It was passed with 57 percent of the vote. The scores were easier to add this year since it was Scott County's first computer-tabulated election. The machine took just more than 90 minutes to count more than 8,000 ballots.