60 years ago -- July 28, 1946
SIKESTON - Airport news: Mrs. Don Robinson and their son, John, arrived in Sikeston Sunday by plane from a brief vacation at Lake Taneycomo.
40 years ago -- July 28, 1966
SIKESTON - The Board of Public Works is installing a 10,000-kilovolt transformer at its steam plant on Northwest Street. The transformer, which stands 14 feet high and weighs 37,000 pounds, should be ready for operation in three weeks, Dick Inman said.
DEXTER - A Joplin firm is taking soil tests and boring samples at the Dexter Memorial Hospital site. The tests, which will enable architects to finish drawings and plans, is supposed to be completed by the end of the week.
20 years ago -- July 28, 1986
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Safety officers were trained with a new method of standardized sobriety tests Tuesday by Bill Stephens, assistant professor/law enforcement specialist, and Sgt. Randy Roddy of Cape Girardeau. Three local volunteers assisted DPS by drinking regulated amounts of alcohol before being treated by officers.
10 years ago -- July 28, 1996
NEW MADRID - The rolling waters of the Mississippi River have all but washed away the site of southeast Missouri's most famous battleground. But now, with the publication of the first major work on the battle for Island No. 10, it will remain anchored in Civil War history. New Madrid native Lynn Bock coauthored a book on the Civil War campaign to control the Mississippi River by the Union and the Confederate armies at Island No. 10. Published late this spring, Bock and his coauthor, Larry Daniel, have been praised for their research and writing of "Island No. 10: Struggle for the Mississippi Valley."
SIKESTON - Miss Sikeston Winter Princess Bree Owens was the guest speaker recently at a program at the Sikeston Public Library. She spoke with the children about winning the title and how everyone can achieve their goals.