SIKESTON - Sikeston scored a 47-39 victory over Charleston Friday night in an A team game played on the local court to average an earlier one-point loss at Charleston in the B team game. Charleston nosed out the Sikeston B team by a score of 19-31.
40 years ago -- Jan. 29, 1968
SIKESTON - Miss Sikeston finalist Penny Bryant, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Bryant of Sikeston, is the Daily Standard calendar girl for February.
CHARLESTON - Dolph Webb Jr., former Sikeston policeman, was appointed by the city council Tuesday night as the new police chief. The post has been vacant since Dec. 31 when Guthrie Hunter resigned.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston United Way closed its 1997-98 fund-raising campaign Friday after achieving 110 percent of its goal. The organization, headed by President David Dolan, had established a total of $65,000 to be distributed between 16 agencies. That goal was exceeded and reached with $72,000 in donations and pledges.
BATESVILLE, Ark. - Alauna McMillen of Sikeston, Mo., a senior at Lyon College, left Jan. 12 for London, England, to begin a two-week visit, where she will participate in the Lyons Nichols Travel Program.
BELL CITY - Ted Pullen of Bell City attended the 1997 Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture as a guest of MFA Inc. During the event Pullen met Missouri Director of Agriculture John L. Saunders.