Out of the past 6/14/05

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

25 years ago: June 14, 1980

Eugene Coombs, who has been chief deputy of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department since Sheriff James J. Below resigned June 6, will be appointed interim sheriff Monday by the county court; Coombs will serve until the end of the year.

Nearly 900 doggie contestants gather at the Arena Building for the 43rd All-Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trial sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Kennel Club Inc.; 96 breeds compete for the honor of "Best in Show"; that honor goes to a female standard poodle named "Champion Lou Gins Kiss-Me-Kate," owned by Terri Meyers and Jack and Paulann Phalen of Manhattan, Ill.

50 years ago: June 14, 1955

A $90,000 remodeling project recently began on the main building of St. Vincent's College; included in the project will be the installation of a fireproof stairway connecting the four floors of the building and fire escapes on the outside of the structure, as well as new shower and washroom facilities.

C. Lee Coon Jr. is the new president of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce; he was chosen at a special meeting last night at the Terrace Drive-in, along with Herman L. Hardy, vice president.

75 years ago: June 14, 1930

Work of repairing the broken outlet of the West End sewer south of Cape Girardeau will begin next week; some means must be found to furnish a solid base for this pipe over the quicksand on which some of the south end of the outlet lies; for several months the sewer has been broken, and a manhole was opened up on a farm south of the city limits to permit the sewage to flow into Cape LaCroix Creek.

Materials are being shipped into Cape Girardeau for the construction of a wholesale oil and gasoline distribution unit by the Cities Service Co. on property the firm has leased from the Missouri Pacific Lines.

100 years ago: June 14, 1905

More than 200 people are present for the Modern Americans' annual picnic at Three-Mile grove; the grove is a beautiful place, and all kinds of innocent amusement have been provided.

John Sackman, the haberdasher and tailor, is the luckiest man in town; on one of his regular business trips through the southern part of the state this week, he spent a day with an old friend and was greatly surprised to be presented a 3-year-old black horse that is a beauty.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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