Looking Back 4/7
60 years ago
SIKESTON - There was quite a scramble out at Harvey Parks Airport early Friday according to Don Mason, manager at the airport, as the sale opened for 20 Stearman planes formerly used by the Navy and Army as trainers. The planes that were sold Friday were only a part of the 3,000 that will be sold before the summer is gone.
40 years ago
SIKESTON - In a three-man Sikeston City Council race yesterday, Kendall Sikes and Taylor Noles, separated by only 167 votes, were both re-elected to three year terms, defeating William Vinson by over a two to one majority.
CHARLESTON - Charleston residents voted at City Hall to elect two councilmen for three years terms. Candidates were William Knight 379; P.J. Ponder Jr., 293; T.P. Fenton, 231; and J.M. Cullison, 366, who were running for the remainder of the one-year term created when W.H. Winchester resigned. Knight and Ponder won the three-year terms and Cullison for one year.
20 years ago
SIKESTON - Winners of the Daily Standard Easter coloring contest were: Brian Darnell, 5, grandson of Evelyn Musgrove of Lilbourn, first place for 5 and under; Eric Margrabe, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Margrabe of Sikeston, second place for 5 and under; Tori Patterson, 6, daughter of Wayne and Linda Patterson of Oran, first place for ages 6-8; Jennifer Allmon, 8, daughter of Wayne and Diane Burch of Morehouse, second place winner in the 6-8 division; Rosemary Otey, 9, daughter of Pauline Otey of Oran, first place for ages 9-12; and Dana Heisserer, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Heisserer of Oran, second place for 9-12.
10 years ago
SIKESTON - Wanda Throop was named Outstanding Science Teacher at the Sikeston Regional Olympiad conducted March 28-20. "Four of the first place winners were mine. I was just clapping and cheering for them and then trying to take that picture so I didn't catch what all she said. At first I didn't understand, I thought maybe there were just naming some of the students' teachers. Then I found out I had won the Edison Society Award for Outstanding Science Teacher!" The award was given for her contributions and resources in the areas of science and invention.
EAST PRAIRIE - Dusty McCutchen led the East Prairie Eagles in the 11-4 victory with a 3-for-3 performance that included a single, a double, a homerun and three RBI. Chris Johnson, 1-for-4 on the afternoon, claimed the second homer, a two-run blast and a pair of RBIs.