Looking Back 12/12

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

60 years ago

SIKESTON - Hubert Keasler passed his private pilot's license at the Don Robinson Flying School Monday.

40 years ago

SIKESTON - Raymert Miller, city manager, has been informed that a school safety patrol member from Sikeston will take part in the 31st annual national school safety patrol parade in Washington, D.C., May 13.

NEW MADRID - The InterAgency Council on Outdoor Recreation on Monday gave final approval on $7,500 in matching federal funds for restoration of the Hunter-Dawson Home.

20 years ago

SIKESTON - A boiler certification award ceremony was conducted Thursday at the Sikeston Power Station, which received the first Missouri certification number (Mo.0001) under a new state law which requires all boilers and pressure vessels to meet national codes.

BENTON - Scott County Clerk Bob Kielhofner says a new law makes some changes in voting procedures for ambulance district directors in the Feb. 3 election. A new statute states that voters in each subdistrict of the district will vote only for the director who would represent that subdistrict.

10 years ago

SIKESTON - Customers of Sikeston Light and Water will see a 25 percent Christmas credit on their January 1997 electric bill, one-half of last year's 50 percent distribution.

SIKESTON - According to Sikeston Public Schools, Terry Bryant and his staff are in the process of putting the final touches to the Hall and Wall of Fame located at the Sikeston Field House. The induction for the first "class" of honorees took place Oct. 18 at the Fall Sports Homecoming football game. Now, the Hall of Fame has been completed and plaques placed in honor of individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of athletics from the years 1900 to 1950.

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