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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Looking Back 9/22

Thursday, September 22, 2005

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Miss Margaret Gray Anthony, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Anthony, has returned to Columbia to resume her studies at the University of Missouri.

40 years ago

NEW MADRID - Work continues on Interstate 55, at its southerly frontier, two miles south of New Madrid with only 30 days remaining on its construction. This construction link will end 1,700 feet south of this point. It will connect with the completed highway near Matthews.

SIKESTON - There is a possibility that the drive for mentally handicapped site funds will be completed by the end of this week. The total pledged to date is more than $63,000. The goal is $68,000.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Approximately 500 persons attended the dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon of the $3.5 million Sikeston Middle School, located at 510 Lindenwood St. Six hundred eighty-five sixth and seventh graders attend classes at the new school.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - Charleston High's girls tennis team extended its winning streak to an impressive 9-0, shutting out the visiting Lady Red Devils by a score of 9-0.

SIKESTON - The Bulldog Booster Club and Taco Johns will have their annual taco night at the SHS Stadium. Come out and support the Bulldogs and the Booster Club. Wear red and black.

SIKESTON - The Highway Patrol's Troop E Satellite station is making it easy for people to monitor their speed and reduce traffic accidents. A Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer is on loan to the department for the next couple weeks from the State Department of Public Safety. The cost for each trailer is $12,000 and two have been loaned for use in the nine-troop areas of Missouri. On Highway 60, 3,500 vehicles were registered with an average speed of 51 mph.