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Looking Back 4/9

Friday, April 9, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. John Raymond Shuppert left Friday to join her husband, Second Class Machinist Mate Shuppert, U.S.N., who is stationed at New Orleans, La.

40 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - By 644 to 121 the citizens of this city voted to extend the city limits to include about 40 acres in three small tracts of land. Jake Abner was elected chief of police by 29 votes over Wayne Whittenberg.


SIKESTON - Sikeston's Bulldogs spotted the Chaffee Red Devils five runs here Saturday afternoon in prep baseball game at VFW Stadium, but came storming from behind to rip the visitors 11-5 and at the same time chalk up their fourth straight win of a perfect season.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - The doors of the historic Hunter-Dawson Home have reopened to the public. According to site administrator Delicia Huitt, the house is being restored to the style of the 1860s. The house is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission fee is $1 for adults and 75 cents for children 6-12.

10 years ago

April 9, 1994

WYATT - We've been advised by Casino Magic to 'keep on going,'" Mayor Riley Fitzgerald reported following rejection of the constitutional amendment to allow games of chance on riverboats.


SIKESTON - The grocery business has changed a lot in the last 43 years and Ray and Dorothy Bloemer were there to see it all. The former owners of Bloemer's Grocery at the corner of Salcedo Road and North Kingshighway bought the store in 1951 and sold it to the McKinnie Family last week. It was a bittersweet decision for the couple, said Mrs. Bloemer.