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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

Looking Back 1/11

Thursday, January 11, 2007

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Judson Boardman, a veteran of World War II, has taken a position with the post office.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Seven directors at the Sikeston Industrial Development Corporation were elected at the annual stockholder's meeting Wednesday night at the city administration building.

MINER - A $163,000 public facility loan approved Thursday will help build a water system capable of serving twice the population of Miner without a tax increase to the residents.

20 years ago

CHARLESTON - A special election has been called for March 3. Mississippi County residents will again be asked to approve a half cent sales tax. Declining revenue and cutbacks in services have forced the County Commission to again place the proposal on a special ballot. The decision to do so was made during the Thursday meeting of the commission. A simple majority vote will be needed for passage.

SIKESTON - Jus' Burgers, located at the corner of Tanner and North Main streets, is undergoing final interior construction. It will offer express hamburgers, fries, soft drinks and shakes in the form of drive-through accommodations.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Members of Boy Scout Troop No. 59 of Sikeston recently took part in a 14-mile hike through the Shiloh Military Park in Tennessee. The park was the scene of the April 6-7, 1862, battle during the Civil War. The Scouts were joined by Perry Holt, a former Scout, who always intended to make the Shiloh march but never got the chance.

SIKESTON - Marshall E. Levy Jr., son of Peggy McKinney of Sikeston, enlisted in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program, which allows high school seniors to enlist in the Marine Corps and defer going to recruit training until after graduation.