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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mrs. Lyman Gross and daughter, Miss Betty Jo and son, Harry Phillip, will go to Fulton Sunday, where the latter will enter Westminster College.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The new city tax books necessitated by the recent reduction in the city's tax rate by the city council were presented to the council Tuesday night by Ronald Lee, city collector, and adopted. They show a total valuation of property tax in Sikeston amounting to $9,958,024 with an estimated tax return, based on $1.80 per $100 valuation, of $179,208.43.

SIKESTON - When Frank Ferrell opened up the Ferrell Tire Co. on Malone Avenue Monday morning, he discovered there had been visitors during the night. Somebody had gone into the restroom, knocked a hole in the Masonite wall and got inside the office. $2.35 and some pennies were stolen.

20 years ago

JEFFERSON CITY - A Charleston woman is serving on the advisory committee of the Missouri Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, which will study the impact of budget cuts on the Missouri Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Katie Blanchard of Charleston is one of the 25-member council.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Union members at Brown Shoe Co. overwhelmingly voted to proceed with negotiations with the Brown Group to keep the local central cutting division and the supply warehouse open.

SIKESTON - A unified effort from the people here paid off last November when the city received first place in the Missouri Community Betterment program. This year, Sikeston hopes to keep hold of its No. 1 title as the Chamber of Commerce prepares to enter the contest again.