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Looking Back 3/2

Friday, March 2, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Work was started last week on remodeling the large C.F. McMullin residence, on the corner of North Kingshighway and Tanner streets, into six apartments.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - A morning snow gave the ground a white cover in Sikeston. An additional two to four inches was forecast before the storm was expected to leave the area. It was the third snow of the winter.

20 years ago

March 2, 1987

CHARLESTON - Some 80 commercial fishermen from Southeast Missouri attended an informational meeting Monday night at Delta Growers Co-Op and were told that at the present time, the future looks rather bleak for their business. Unacceptable high levels of the chemical chlordane was detected in fish in the lower Mississippi River in 1986, prompting the advisory about mid-February from the Department of Health that fish caught in the river should not be consumed.

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council Monday night awarded a bid to install a canopy at the Chaney-Harris Cultural Center and approved uniform traffic code amendments.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - With almost seven inches of rain from Friday afternoon and ending this morning, the city's drainage system was tested to its limits. Most of the rain fell in the 24 hours from Friday to Saturday afternoon.

NEW MADRID - Students from the Pil Sung Martial Institute tested their skills against martial artists from Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri recently at the Karate Elites Quad-State Winter Championships in Kentucky. Over 200 competitors were in attendance. The institutes' students fared well at the day long event. The Pil Sung Institute specializes in the Korean Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do and is located next to Martindale Motors in New Madrid.