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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking back 8/4

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Pfc. Harry S. Miller was in the big push from the Anzio Beachhead to Rome. He was wounded on Jan. 25 and awarded the Purple Heart. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Miller.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The worst fire to hit Sikeston in years started in the airport building last night. There was no one in either the ceramics plant or the two airplane hangars destroyed. A trailer truck was destroyed in one of the hangars. Loss was estimated at $100,000. Erni Holmes, night foreman at Canvas Products Co. walked the roof of that building for about an hour and a half to make sure it did not catch fire.

20 years ago

KELSO - Bob Tucker's Garage, located on Highway 61 south of Kelso, was destroyed by a fire reported at 2:43 p.m. Monday, the Scott County Sheriff's Department reported today. Four persons sustained minor injuries while fighting the blaze, which also destroyed a gasoline tanker truck. Employees were apparently preparing to do some welding on a truck inside the building after draining the gasoline from the vehicle. The truck ignited and exploded from an unknown cause.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Scott County Transit System received more than $15,614 recently during a fund-raiser to raise money for the purchase of three new vans which will be used to transport handicapped and elderly individuals as well as other Scott County residents.

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SIKESTON - The Board of Municipal Utilities will conduct a systemwide flushing of water lines beginning Thursday in order to correct the recent occurrence of "rusty" water. The flushing will take approximately one week to complete and will be done one quadrant of the city at a time.