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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Looking Back 4/30

Monday, April 30, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Work began Monday on the Sikeston Country Club room, according to club treasurer W.S. Corrigan.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - The state park boards is five years ahead of projected improvements, Robert Wolpers, a 10-year member of the board told the Rotary Club last night. Wolpers, manager of the Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff, credited Gov. Warren E. Hearnes with "enhancing the parks" position.

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SIKESTON - Sikeston residents voted against the city's proposed plan to buy the Missouri Utilities facilities through the sale of $950,000 revenue bonds. 20 years ago

April 30, 1987

JEFFERSON CITY - Missourians could begin driving the new 65 mph speed limit on rural stretches of interstate highways as early as Friday night, now that the Missouri Legislature has approved the bill and Gov. Jon Ashcroft has announce quick plans to sign it. A spokesman for Ashcroft said it would take about two week for all the new speed limit signs to be posted, but Missourians still would be able to drive the higher speed limit once Ashcroft signed it.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Park Board is requesting approval of a $95,900 capital improvement budget for the fiscal year running from July 1, 1997-June 30, 1998. The big ticket item is $35,000 for a lighted softball field at the Rec. Complex.

SIKESTON - The March of Dimes Walk America was held recently at the Sikeston Sport Complex where over $10,000 was raised by area residents. Kmart led the team in fund-raising with $2,047.65 followed by JC Penney with $1,585 and Wendy's raising $1,157.15. Good Humor-Breyers brought in $1,081.50 and Louis Dreyfus delivered $1,078. The individual top walker was Darryl Taylor with $220.