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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Friday, February 1, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Young men aged 20-44 must register for the selective service. Registrants should do so Sunday and Monday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Bob Mitchell has been elected president of the Sikeston Industrial Development Co. He succeeds J.R. Harwell. Fred Steward succeeds Earl Jarvis as vice president. Treasurer Kendall Sikes and secretary Bruce Lewis were re-elected to their seats.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A car formerly owned by gangster Al Capone was sold here. Paul Eakins, Route 1, had restored the car, then sold it to the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. The five-ton machine had a V-16 engine, with quarter-inch armor plating, nail and oil drops and the ability to make a smoke cloud. The "extras" were used to escape police.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - February's Standard Democrat Calendar Girl Heather Bloemer, like many other women, will be looking forward to the flowers and gifts that arrive on Valentine's Day. The daughter of Ron and Jo Bloemer, she is a senior at Sikeston High School where her favorite subjects are Accounting II and English. Heather has not decided which college she wants to attend.

BENTON - Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell has again been elected secretary-treasurer for the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force. He has been reappointed project director for the group. Ferrell said the task force is the most productive in the state, maintaining a 100 percent conviction rate in the arrest of 254 people for 442 crimes.

MALDEN - Solid free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter secured Malden a 63-60 win over New Madrid County Central Tuesday.