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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back In Time

Monday, December 17, 2001

60 years ago

DIEHLSTADT - The high school boys' team of Diehlstadt won Tuesday night by defeating Vanduser 29-19. The local girls won from the visitors, 54-11.

40 years ago

Dec. 17, 1961

BELL CITY - Miss Gay Lemmons was crowned Bellmo Queen at the annual Bellmo dance. This dance is held in honor of the school yearbook, the Bellmo.

SIKESTON - Mrs. A.P. Sargent, who had been visiting her mother, Mrs. D.T. Smith in Memphis, Tenn., will return home today, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Kay, who is a student at Memphis State College and will spend the holidays with her parents.

20 years ago

Dec. 17, 1981

SIKESTON - The 76-unit, three story senior citizen housing project, which is being built by Boyer Construction Co. on the corner of Cresap Place and Harris Street, is taking shape. Construction of the facility, which is ahead of schedule, is expected to be completed by October 1982. It is funded by Bootheel Senior Services Inc. and financed with federal funds.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Fever, nausea and aching bodies have been playing havoc on area public school attendance. The recent flu outbreak left several classrooms near empty as both teachers and students missed school. But most officials report the absentee rate is improving. Twenty-two states last week reported outbreaks of influenza or flu-like illness, researchers at the national Centers for Disease Control said.

DEXTER - A few members of the Missouri National Guard's 1221st Transportation Company based in Dexter will be receiving additional tests and medical evaluations after showing a positive reaction to the skin test given on Dec. 7 for possible tuberculosis infection.