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Looking Back 7/3

Monday, July 3, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Bartley R. Schweiger and family, who have been residing at 113 E. Gladys St., moved this Wednesday to the R.V. Ellishe home, 617 N. Ranney.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - It was learned today that because of the failure of a subcontractor to meet the required performance bond, the construction of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital addition has been renegotiated.

SIKESTON - There were nine winners of the Daily Standard's July 4th temperature contest. The high for July 4 was 90 degrees. The winners may pick up their Kennedy half dollar at the Standard office.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - City crews have been busy all week preparing for Friday and Saturday's activities along the New Madrid Mississippi River levee during the second annual Riverfront Festival. To prepare for the two days of games, competitions, selection of royalty and the large fireworks display over the river at 9 p.m. Friday. The levee has been mowed, debris piled and burned and general cleanup completed.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - "There were 21 people killed and 1,131 people injured last Fourth of July. Inattention and speeding were blamed as the leading causes," noted Lt. Jim McNiell of Troop E. Satellite, Missouri Highway Patrol. Hoping to reverse last year's spike in automobile fatalities over the Fourth of July weekend, the Missouri Highway Patrol will again participate in Operation CARE, Combined Accident Reduction Effort. McNiell said additional officers will be assigned to Missouri highways to enforce laws and to help motorists who need assistance.

SIKESTON - The 1995-96 Class No. 35 of Sikeston Public Schools, Practical Nurse Program received their diplomas and pins June 26 at the Sikeston Senior High School Field House. Guest speaker was State Rep. Joe Heckemeyer.