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Looking Back 1/27

Friday, January 27, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School Bulldogs, fighting an uphill battle all the way, lost another heartbreaker Friday night, this time to the Dexter Bearcats, 36-35.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - During Boy Scout Week Feb. 7-13, Scouts plan to take over the city and assume the duties of officials. They will have a police force to patrol the city and seek law violators. If a Boy Scout should find a car over parked, he will drop a penny in the meter and leave a note under the windshield wiper.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Demolition of the old Sikeston Middle School and the location of the proposed recreational complex is progressing quickly. Supporters of the Sikeston Center anticipate that the location will take on a brighter appearance for residents if the one-half cent sales tax increase is passed by a simple majority of the voters on Feb. 4. The tax would pave the way to the new complex. The Sikeston School Board transferred the title portions of the school to city in May 1985. Involved in the transfer were the gymnasium, cafeteria, the main building, the home economics building and the shop and music building.

10 years ago

BENTON - Scott County's record for infant immunizations improved dramatically in 1995. Figures cited by Rep. Pat Dougherty of St. Louis placed the county's rate at one of the worst in the state - at only 37.8 percent - or about one in every three infants. But an audit completed this past week set the rate at 81 percent, ranking it among the top counties statewide.

SIKESTON - Employees of the Sikeston Department of Public Works Park Division are at work at the Sports Complex repairing and rebuilding dugouts. All 16 dugouts are going through some kind of repair for the upcoming baseball season.