Out of the past 1/3/07

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

25 years ago: Jan. 3, 1982

In the year just ended, the city of Cape Girardeau issued 377 building permits for an aggregate cost of $10,439,514; major projects completed during the year included the Marquette Cement Mfg. Co.'s new plant and West Park Mall.

John T. Hedden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hedden of Cape Girardeau, has been recommended by Sen. John C. Danforth as a finalist in competition for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for the class beginning in the summer of 1982.

50 years ago: Jan. 3, 1957

Deeds for each of the numerous parcels of property in the 3,000-acre river hills tract soon to become Trail of Tears State Park are prepared and are ready for signatures of present owners at the office of County Clerk Edwin J. Sander; once the deeds are signed, owners will go to the office of County Treasurer Herbert F. Brune, where checks for payment will be made to them.

Mr. and Mrs. Emmett R. "Abe" Stuber are in Cape Girardeau for a brief visit with friends before continuing home to Green Bay, Wis.; Stuber, former coach with Cape State College, is now backfield coach of the Green Bay Packers.

75 years ago: Jan. 3, 1932

After spending the night in Cape Girardeau, Randi Lerohl resumes her voyage down the Mississippi River in a skiff; Lerohl, 54, is from St. Paul, Minn.; when here, she estimated she had gone half way on her long trip to the Gulf of Mexico.

Phil Stremmel of St. Louis, general superintendent of the Granite Steel Mills and superintendent of the St. Paul Methodist Episcopal Church, speaks at the New McKendree Church before the assembled Sunday School and congregation.

100 years ago: Jan. 3, 1907

J.V. Pool, proprietor of the O.K. barber shop under the St. Charles Hotel, has decided to have a barber on duty all night to satisfy the requests of the town's night owls.

Heavy rains are playing havoc with every railroad in Southeast Missouri; not only is the Frisco about out of business, but the Houck road and the Iron Mountain branch out of Jackson are suffering; a train on the Houck road went to Jackson last evening, but was unable to return.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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