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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 8/18

Friday, August 18, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Airport news: Joe Cravens and Paul Fisher flew a BT 13 to St. Louis on business Thursday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - To build or not to build a garage too close to the property line? That is the question. John McFall decided he wanted to build a garage next to his property on 526 Coleman St. Because constructing the garage would have been illegal according to city regulations, McFall requested the board of adjustments call a public hearing to gauge opinion about altering the ruling.

EAST PRAIRIE - L.D. Davis Jr. announced today that lots here have been donated to the Missouri Delta Community Hospital building program. The lots are to be auctioned off.

20 years ago

NEW MADRID - Updates on city projects were the sole topics of a brief City Council meeting Monday evening. City Administrator Don Lloyd reported that the three-tenths of an acre site the state hopes to purchase from the city has been marked off for council members to view.

SIKESTON - Missouri's Ozark National Scenic Riverways will be described to members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce during Thursday's noon meeting at Gaslite Square.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog Strength Club recently held a weight lifting competition to find the strongest of the players. The players participated in four lifts: bench press, squat, power clean and dead lift. Participating were: Mitchell Sharp, 1250 pounds; Dez Ziegenhorn, 1025 pounds; Rome Pelczynski, 1310 pounds; Logan Lemmons, 1030 pounds; Dickie Dockins, 1110 pounds; and Chris French, 1040 pounds.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - The Benton Bullets stacked up well against the best 13

-15-year-old softball teams in the nation. From Thursday to Saturday, the Bullets played in four games, winning two, which earned them fourth place in the nation