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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Looking Back 7/7

Sunday, July 7, 2002

60 years ago

SIKESTON - In honor of her 12th birthday, Mary Eugenia Blanton entertained a group of girls at a theater party Monday afternoon, afterward serving refreshments at her home on North Ranney.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Daniel S. Norton, Sikeston attorney, has announced that he is a candidate for Scott County prosecuting attorney in the August primary election.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Tonight the Sikeston City Council will again look at the Board of Municipal Utilities 15 percent average rate increase. The rate increase has caused negative discussion by Sikeston residents at the past two council meetings. A major topic of criticism has been the new power station. A decision should be rendered by council members at tonight's meeting.

10 years ago

SPRINGFIELD - Noranda Aluminum Co. Inc. is appealing a court ruling which would require the company to reroute drainage water which flows across adjacent farmland. In an opinion written by Judge John E. Parrish on behalf of the Southern District Missouri Court of Appeals, the court upheld a March 4, 1991, jury verdict for Noranda and a decision by the lower court against the company.

SIKESTON - While the investigation into the explosion of the Sikeston Elks Lodge's Fourth of July fireworks display continued, eyewitness drew their own conclusions. "One of the fireworks we fired off apparently didn't go high enough and the wind blew a spark back on us," said Harry Holsinger, one of 10 Elks members who volunteered to light the fireworks on the peninsula at the recreational complex lake. "It ignited the whole thing."