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Looking Back 2/9

Friday, February 9, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Sub-freezing temperatures marked the first four-day period in Sikeston, with the mercury hitting a low of 13 degrees three nights in a row.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - National Dental Health Week was observed Thursday when dentists visited the five elementary schools and discussed care and health habits for teeth. Students from grades one through six assembled for the lectures.

SIKESTON - Bob Couch will serve as campaign chairman of the 1967 Heart Fund Drive.

20 years ago

Feb. 9, 1987

EAST PRAIRIE - Candidates for the position of police chief will no longer be required to have the minimum 120 hours of law enforcement experience before being qualified as a candidate as the result of action taken Monday by the City Council.

GRANT CITY - Outside construction on the new Smith's Grocery, Highway 61 North, near the Grant City community, is nearing completion due in part to the mild weather. The former structure burned in mid-November and is being replaced with a new building erected by Sikeston Buildings. Owned and operated by Janet Smith, the new and more modern grocery store and service station will be opened by late February.

10 years ago

CHARLESTON - A broken window and a crowbar found at the scene of fire that devastated the Mississippi County Courthouse early this morning prompt law enforcement officials to suspect the blaze was the work of arsonists. Charleston, East Prairie, Wyatt, Bertrand, Sikeston and Miner fire departments joined the Charleston DPS in fighting the fire. Reported at 4:16 a.m. today, the fire quickly destroyed the upper floors of the turn-of-the-century building, which was constructed in 1900-01 on the courthouse square. The blaze was contained with three to four hours of the initial call.