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Looking Back 2/24

Saturday, February 23, 2008

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Alberta Stephens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stephens was among the 19 student nurses who received their first caps in a ceremony Feb. 10. Miss Stephens is training at the Julia F. Burmham Hospital in Champaign, Ill.

SIKESTON - Plans for the erection of a post home on a lot recently purchased were discussed last night at a meeting of Semo Post 15 of the Amvets held at the Armory.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The Missouri Division of Commerce and Industrial Development is using a computer to help businessmen find sites for expansion in Missouri according to Research Director Tom Stapleton.

MORLEY - Citizens of Scott County R-5 School District will vote on three proposals at an election April 2 for two directors and a $3.35 school levy, which includes a 5-cent building fund levy.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - High winds which moved through the area Monday night and early Tuesday caused some power outages in Stoddard County and blew tin off a building in downtown Sikeston. The winds also buckled the sign for the former Moore-Dupont Winery at the Benton exit on Interstate 55.

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SIKESTON - The Feb. 18th fire that brought a temporary halt to block production at Hedrick Concrete has now been estimated to have caused approximately $750,000 in damages. The oldest of the plant's two block machines suffered the most damage from the blaze while the new block machine experienced only minor damage.

10 years ago

BENTON - Circuit Court Judge Anthony Heckemeyer and his wife Betty announced Monday to a standing room only Scott County Courtroom that he is retiring to enter for the Eighth District Representative. Heckemeyer has held the judge position for the past 17 years; he will be running on the Democratic ticket this November.

CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs closed out a miserable season with a 79-59 loss to the Farmington Knights in a 4A District 1 match-up.