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Looking Back 10-27

Monday, October 27, 2008

60 years ago

Oct. 27, 1948

SIKESTON - Seyer's Cash Market, located on Highway 61 North, has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Seyer to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Kindred, who have already assumed management.

40 years ago

Oct. 27, 1968

SIKESTON - Construction will begin Monday on a Goodyear Service Store to be built in the Midtowner Village Shopping Center.

20 years ago

Oct. 27, 1988

PORTAGEVILLE - Demolition of the old Portageville High School building is complete, making way for the construction of a new middle school building for the Portageville School District. The $900,000 school bonds are expected to be sold by early November providing the funds for construction of the building, which will include a library, classrooms, an office area and multipurpose room with two locker rooms and showers.

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BENTON - Some rural residents in the Sikeston area, threatened with the loss of city fire protection because of insurance restrictions, moved a step closer on Thursday to formation of a fire protection district. Scott County Circuit Judge Tony Heckemeyer said a proposal to form the Sikeston Area Fire Protection District can go to a vote by residents of the proposed district.

10 years ago

Oct. 27, 1998

SIKESTON - Filing began Oct. 21 for two open positions on the Sikeston City Council and to date only one filing has been made. According to City Clerk Carroll Couch, Bill Mitchell is the only person to file. Mitchell is currently serving as mayor of Sikeston.

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SIKESTON - In conjunction with the FY-98 Street Improvement Project, construction began today from the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds north to HH Road. The road will be closed for approximately three weeks.