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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Higgins, who owned and operated a confectionery in Decatur, Ill., for several years, have disposed of their business and intend to stay in Sikeston for a year.

SIKESTON - Last week in the high school, girls wore long britches to school. The boys got together and talked over the proposition of coming to school wearing dresses, but for some reason finally abandoned the idea - probably because they would have had to shave their hairy legs.

40 years ago

BENTON - Sheriff John Dennis announced this morning that the armed robbery of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Black in their home at Vanduser the night of Oct. 5 has been solved by a statement made by a man being held in jail at Dumas, Ark., on warrants from California, charging him with three armed robberies in that state.

20 years ago

CANALOU - The myth of lazy politicians in Washington, D.C., is just that, a myth, according to a congressional intern from Canalou. After two months as a congressional intern, Doug Friend has concluded that overtime is a common thing on Capitol Hill. "There's no such thing as lazy people here," he said. Friend, a senior at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, lives in Canalou. This semester, however, he's in Washington to serve as an intern in Congressman Bill Emerson's office.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston R-6 School Board voted to advertise for bids on the Field House stadium renovations in its regular session Tuesday afternoon.

CHARLESTON - The City of Charleston will increase in size - 180 acres - as the result of action taken in its meeting Tuesday.