Out of the past 1/22/07

Monday, January 22, 2007

25 years ago: Jan. 22, 1982

The owners of three homes in the 2100 block of Sherwood in Cape Girardeau, whose basements are frequently flooded by sewer water during rains, claim the city has failed to expeditiously correct the problem; morning rains again cause flooding in the homes, and homeowners are considering taking legal action against the city.

Harold Sinn Construction Co. is preparing to launch another program of house building in Cape Girardeau; 13 new structures, all of split-level design, will be started in a new Greenwood subdivision and in the Alma Schrader School area.

50 years ago: Jan. 22, 1957

LUTESVILLE, Mo. -- This Bollinger County community, with no town water supply available for drinking, and the Lutesville city water pump out of commission, suspends classes at its two schools indefinitely; the supply of water in the town system is from Crooked Creek.

KENNETT, Mo. -- High winds rip through part of Kennett during a heavy thunderstorm, damaging homes, uprooting trees and tearing down power lines.

75 years ago: Jan. 22, 1932

Quite a lot of speculation has been caused by the presence in Jackson of a number of high officials of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, who have been going over the tracks, depot grounds and surroundings of the Jackson Branch for a day or two; local railroad men feel that important changes are soon to take place.

The Rev. R.L. Dennis, 62, a Methodist minister for many years and a resident of Cape Girardeau until a few years ago, dies at the Masonic Home in St. Louis.

100 years ago: Jan. 22, 1907

Esquire Brakebusch, J.P., of Dutchtown, was in Cape Girardeau yesterday and sold his business property to the Cape Girardeau Brewery; the place has been occupied as a saloon by Adie Kerstner, and until now a St. Louis beer had been a prominent feature of the place; in the future, Cape Girardeau beer will predominate.

Robert Abeles, son of the proprietor of the Terminal Hotel in St. Louis, is now in Cape Girardeau studying the lumbering business in M.E. Leming's office.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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