Looking Back 2/27
60 years ago
SIKESTON - The appointment of G. Lynn Barry, a native of Sikeston, as assistant pardon attorney in the Department of Justice was announced today by Attorney General Francis Biddle.
40 years ago
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Southeast Missouri Music Educators Association has announced the formation of an All-District Band for the first time in its history. This band will perform on the afternoon of Friday, March 12 at the Southeast Missouri District Teachers Association convention at Cape Girardeau. Members of the 125 member band will represent over 70 high schools in the SEMO district.
20 years ago
CHARLESTON - The City Council, meeting in special session Tuesday evening, agreed to seek input from residents here before additional action is taken on the cable television franchise agreement. A questionnaire with some five proposals will be circulated to local residents for their response to Cable World Inc. of Sikeston proposals for changes in programming.
10 years ago
DEXTER - The Charleston Blue Jays boys' varsity basketball team was awarded first place honors at the Class 3A District 1 Tournament at Dexter High School. The Blue Jays defeated the New Madrid County Central Eagles 53-50 to earn the title.
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SIKESTON - The Sikeston Kindergarten Center recently announced the "Best Citizens" for February. They are: Chrissy Gardner, Landon Lingle, Millisa Noe, Dustin Crammer, Tyler Triplett, Chris Casey, Myleka Mitchell, Brenda Brewer and Johnisha Sheron.