Out of the past 6/24/03

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

10 years ago: June 24, 1993

Serious negotiations over sale of St. Vincent's Seminary to Colonial Cape Girardeau Foundation are under way, says realtor Thomas L. Meyer; Meyer, who is handling sale for Provincial Administration of Vincentian Fathers in St. Louis, says owners rejected offer foundation made last week but said "see what you can do"; counteroffer was submitted to foundation.

Circus train is on its way to Cape Girardeau; 49-car Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train extra is scheduled to arrive in Cape Girardeau tonight from Springfield, Ill.

25 years ago: June 24, 1978

Cairo, Ill. -- After six years in making, final link of Interstate 57 between Sikeston, Mo., and Chicago is now open; dedication ceremonies for 4,000-foot-long Mississippi River bridge on interstate highway were held yesterday afternoon at bridge's Missouri-Illinois border under dark, rainy skies.

Operational base which has been goal of Humane Society of Southeast Missouri since its beginning two years ago will soon be reality; society membership Thursday night voted to proceed with arrangements to purchase Kennel Burg, boarding and grooming facility operated on Route W near Cape LaCroix Industrial Park.

50 years ago: June 24, 1953

Respite from torrid heat and drought in Cape Girardeau County came yesterday with heavy rain, accompanied by hail and electrical disturbance; in Cape Girardeau .94 inches of rain fell, while Jackson received slightly less, .88 inches; it was first rain in county since June 13; 18-degree drop in temperature in hour just before rain was recorded at Municipal Airport.

Negotiations are nearing completion on transfer of Cape County Milling Co. properties at Jackson from its stockholders to group of four purchasers; to buy property are Tull Johnson and Noble Gill of Blytheville, Ark., C.L. Cool of Greenville, Miss., and C.L. Coon Jr., of Parma; milling company suspended operations at its Mill A and Mill B properties over year ago; it also owns historic mill at Burfordville, which is for sale, but which reportedly isn't part of transaction involving transfer of Jackson properties.

75 years ago: June 24, 1928

Special congregational meeting of Trinity Lutheran Church will be held Thursday evening to decide on question of proposed remodeling of building; remodeling will entail expense of about $53,000, according to plans submitted several weeks ago for discussion by church officers.

Plastering is progressing rapidly on interior of new Marquette Hotel; much of first three floors has received first coat, and workers are progressing in proportion on other parts of structure; fire escapes have been installed on east side of building; window frames are being installed on first three floors.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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