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Looking Back 2/12

Sunday, February 12, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Harry Topps left last Friday for Columbia, where he has enrolled in the University of Missouri.

40 years ago

Feb. 12, 1966

LILBOURN - Mary Lucy, high school sophomore and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lucy near Canalou, was chosen by her classmates to represent her school in the annual sophomore pilgrimage in April. Mary, along with other sophomore students throughout the state, will spend two days touring Jefferson City. The group will observe the legislature and meet the governor, if his schedule permits.

NEW MADRID - Prospects for establishing a large newsprint manufacturing plant here in the heart of a large supply of cottonwood moved a step closer last night. An audience, estimated more than 400, attended a meeting at the high school gymnasium to hear an outline of the proposal.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A male was apprehended only a few minutes after allegedly robbing a Sikeston bank early Monday afternoon. At approximately 2:13 p.m. Monday, a male entered the First National Bank main facility located on South Kingshighway. According to reports released today by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the suspect approached one of the tellers and demanded that "large bills" be put into a sack. He also told the teller, "Don't push any buttons." However, the Department of Public Safety was notified by silent alarm and officers immediately responded to the robbery site.

10 years ago

Feb. 12, 1996

CHARLESTON - "That was the roughest game I've called in a long time," said referee Mark Mars after Saturday's SEMO Conference matchup between the Charleston Blue Jays and the Jackson Indians. Elbows jabbed, hands pushed and tempers flared as the Blue Jays overpowered Jackson for a 66-34 win.