Looking Back 2/5

Saturday, February 5, 2005

60 years ago

CHARLESTON - Putting on the biggest offensive blitzkrieg of the year, the Sikeston High School basketball team routed Charleston 60-44 at Charleston Friday to gain sweet revenge for an earlier close defeat at the hands of the same team.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Each member of Boy Scout Troop No. 43, sponsored by the Lions Club, was presented with a new yellow and blue neckerchief by the club at its meeting Wednesday noon. Clem Beal, president, made the presentations.

20 years ago

EAST PRAIRIE - A bond issue proposal seeking $725,000 for additions and improvements to existing school buildings in the R-2 School District will be decided by voters in a special election Tuesday. Balloting for the proposal will be conducted in the lobby of the high school, 308 E. Walnut St.

LILBOURN - Official observance of Scout Week will begin here Sunday morning when members of Lilbourn's Boy Scout Troop No. 50 and Cub Pack No. 150 attend morning worship at the General Baptist Church. Flag raising ceremonies will be conducted each morning and Scouts and Cubs will have window displays in businesses throughout the city during the week.

10 years ago

Feb. 6, 1995

BENTON - With the passing of the Jan. 31 filing deadline, residents in the area municipalities with aspirations of serving for the betterment of their individuals will now begin seeking votes of confidence from their constituents.

SIKESTON - Five candidates are running for two available seats on the city council. The primary election will narrow the list. They are: Bill Mitchell, Mike Moll, Joe Gooch, Josh Bill and Lois McRill.

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