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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back in Time at Aug. 1

Friday, August 1, 2003

SIKESTON - The fire department was called to the Scott County Milling Co. mill Tuesday afternoon, where one of the company's trucks was afire.

NEW MADRID - An excavation operation being conducted on the sandy banks of the Mississippi a few miles north of here might reveal a 200-foot remnant of the Civil War ship "Winchester."

20 years ago: Aug. 1, 1983

MOREHOUSE - A building which had housed the Country Bargain Store in downtown Morehouse collapsed at about noon Sunday. Owner Ted Elliott of Sikeston said the building had been built in 1907 and apparently fell because of its age.

SIKESTON - The Daily Standard Calendar Girl for this month is Debbie Schuchart, the daughter of John A. and Barbara Schuchart of Sikeston Route One.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Their quest for a second consecutive American Legion District 14 title fell by the wayside for Sikeston Post 114 on Friday night at Capaha Park. To reach the tournament's championship game, Sikeston had to get past Caruthersville. It didn't. Sikeston was eliminated from the playoffs Saturday 10-5. Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons eventually won the tournament by downing Caruthersville 11-4 on Sunday.

SIKESTON - Workers of Cape's PR Developers Inc. are putting the finishing touches on the temporary road on Linn Street. The road between North and South Ingram will reopen Wednesday after the rodeo. The installation of a box culvert has been completed, however the western parts of Linn Street remain closed or with limited access, according to city officials.