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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Looking Back 1/18

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Gust W. Zacher Jr., who have been living in New York, returned here last week to make their home in Sikeston.

40 years ago

WASHINGTON - Sixty unemployed and untrained workers at Charleston, Mo., will receive 24 weeks of training to become farmhand machinery operators and maintenance men. The course will be conducted by the public school system.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - Students talked to the 8th District Congressman Bill Emerson Wednesday afternoon at the Sikeston High School. Emerson visited with seniors from two government classes and the journalism class as part of his Washington Classroom series. Emerson has been meeting with students and conducting town meetings while Congress has not been in session.

CHAFFEE - First-round play of the Scott-Mississippi Conference girls basketball tournament continued Wednesday night. In junior varsity play Scott City downed Kelly 22-19. In the varsity match ups, Scott City defeated Kelly 39-36 and Delta slipped past Oran 36-35.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The D.A.R.E. Car, a 1994 Ford Mustang Sport Coupe with a wild and crazy black and white paint scheme was displayed to the public for the first time this morning. The car was purchased in November by the City Council for $12,000 from Sikeston Motor Company and has been in the process of a cosmetic make-over that included a new paint job, lights and D.A.R.E. insignia.

EAST PRAIRIE - A building was destroyed, electrical lines ripped down and at least one person injured in what authorities believe was a tornado that blew through East Prairie early today. Officers found damage to areas along Second, Third and East Washington streets. A spokesman with the police department said that Dee Dill's welding shop was demolished by the apparent tornado.