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Looking Back 3/17

Friday, March 17, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Charles Butler, a Sikeston agent for Wiley's Jeep and Automobiles, announced plans to build a showroom and office building on a lot just north of the Rustic Rock Inn.

40 years ago

CHARLESTON - Feverish debate is under way concerning Charleston High School building bonds declared invalid March 2 by bond attorneys. This ruling came about a year after a $1,400,000 bond election was held for a new high school building March 2.

NEW MADRID - Funds raised to build a paper mill have passed $160,000. The Delta New Madrid Paper Corporations seeking to raise $300,000 for the EBS Management Corporation, Chicago, who have completed a survey on the mill. According to Hal F. Hunter, secretary of the corporation, teams are working in the area to raise money.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - The City Council Thursday evening adopted an amendment to the mobile home ordinance, accepting the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission formulated following public hearings on the controversial issue. Basically, the amendment rezones Tyler Street and three lots of Tanner Street to M-1, allowing mobile home placement. The trailer must meet codes and certain other criteria, plus owners must have 75 percent approval from property owners within a 100-foot radius of the location.

10 years ago

DEXTER - A front window was broken at the Vikings' Club, south of Bernie sometime early Saturday and is under investigation by the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department. An undetermined amount of liquor, snacks, cigarettes and cash were reported missing. Also under investigation was the theft of 1,400 feet of telephone wire. The wire was apparently cut and stolen Saturday leaving several individuals in the Puxico area without phone services. Two people were arrested in connection with the theft. Their names were not available as of press time.