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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 7/15

Sunday, July 15, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - The Associated Natural Gas Company asked the city to allow it to have a gas franchise and to set up a distribution system.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - State Rep. David Rolwing of Charleston ticked off the accomplishments of the Legislature at the Rotary Club meeting last night at the Rustic Rock Inn. He told the group that of Gov. Warren Hearnes' 25 legislative proposals, 23 had been enacted.

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SIKESTON - In a special meeting of the city council Monday night at the administration building, the council voted to change the name of the Board of Public Works office to the Sikeston Light and Water office. Its governing board was changed to the Board of Municipal Utilities.

20 years ago

July 15, 1987

CHARLESTON - Citizen input during two of three public hearings comprised the major portion of Tuesday evening's city council session. Some 25 persons filled the chamber, many voicing comments on the issues being considered with most coming on proposed regulation for pit bull dogs. If adopted, the Charleston ordinance would not affect present owners of the dogs as far as banning the animals is concerned.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - The Mississippi County records are on their way home from St. Louis where they were thermally dried in a chamber at McDonnell-

Douglas. A records storage office was established while the records were away being dried. Recently, Secretary of State Bekki Cook awarded Mississippi County a grant of $28,620 to cover the cost of renting and staffing the new records facility.

CHARLESTON - Ground was officially broken Monday, marking the site of the new Mississippi County Jail. The jail will be financed through lease-hold revenue bonds and the commission established a corporation to oversee the sale of bond and direct expenditures. The payments on the new jail average $332,000 with the highest debt service payment of $335,345.