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Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Looking Back 5/4

Friday, May 4, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The girls of homeroom 11A defeated other homeroom teams to become champions of the intramural basketball tournament at the high school.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - William Burch will be included in the 1967 edition of the Outstanding Young Men of America, the Missouri Junior Chamber of Commerce announced today. The publication carries the annual list of 10,000 young men of outstanding accomplishments.

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SIKESTON - Betty Powers, high school sophomore, was elected state secretary for the FBLA at its 8th annual convention Friday and Saturday in St. Louis.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council in a split vote Monday night, approved a 14.2 percent overall electric rate increase proposed by the Board of Municipal Utilities. Reportedly, the average resident consumer uses 800 kilowatt hours of electricity per month. The charge for the 800 kw/hours will increase from $42.50 to $50.

10 years ago

BENTON - Sheriff Bill Ferrell took a closer look at construction being done to his new office. Tony Williams, Lee Pattillo and Bill Prindle with Bridger Construction Company recently began the foundation work for the new Scott County Sheriff's office. The building is expected to be completed no later than the fall of the year.

SIKESTON - Jessica HeiRonimus is the Elks Lodge Senior High School Student of the Year and Ellie Miller is the Junior High School Student of the Year. Elks Lodge member Leroy Parmenter presented Miller and HeiRonimus with their plaques. HeiRonimus received a $2,000 scholarship and Miller received a $500 savings bond.

SIKESTON - Liesa Wasson, with the Delta Area Blind, recently made a donation of three giant print Bibles to the residents of the Sikeston Convalescent Center.