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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Looking Back 8/3

Thursday, August 3, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beal moved this week to their home, 9 Benton Street, which they recently purchased.

40 years ago

BENTON - County Collector Aubrey Michael apparently was the victor in his bid for Democratic renomination for his office in the Scott County primary Tuesday. His margin for the victory was narrow, however Michael led Harold Hahn by only 150 votes on the basis of complete but unofficial returns from the county's 30 precincts.


NEW MADRID - A light New Madrid County Democratic primary turnout Tuesday brought only 3,713 votes. There was only one county contest. The total vote fell about 1,500 votes below the 1962 off-year election.

20 years ago

Aug. 3, 1986

SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council adopted a resolution Monday night authorizing an agreement between the city and Sikeston-Bootheel Humane Society. The humane society presented the council with a proposal allowing them to operate and maintain the city animal shelter.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The top 10 intersections where automobile accidents occurred in 1995 were: Main at Malone, Malone at Selma, Malone at Ingram, Malone at Pine, Main at Helen, Main at Tanner, Malone at Country Club, Malone at Elm, Main at Hennings and Main at Greer. According to Public Works Director Doug Friend, "There is not controlled intersection between the Malone and Highway AA and the Malone and Selma intersections. This allows people to get a little speed built up and then they are met with a traffic signal. This often increases the possibility of a collision occurring."


MINER - Rumors spreading through town that some of the office personnel at Miner City Hall would be resigning have proved true. Mayor Betty Barnes confirmed Friday afternoon that the city clerk, Janet Tuttle; associate clerk, Gina Patterson; and city collector, Cindy Cole would resign by the end of the August.