Out of the past 4/26/07

Thursday, April 26, 2007

25 years ago: April 26, 1982

An agreement under which Cape Girardeau County veterinarians will provide health care services to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri has been approved by the society's board of directors and the Cape County Veterinary Medical Association.

The "wish list" of possible uses for a proposed arena at Cape Girardeau is narrowed considerably by the city's multipurpose advisory committee; the group crosses football, ice skating and swimming off the list, and ranks rodeos and livestock exhibits far down in priority of uses.

50 years ago: April 26, 1957

While delayed by rains, farmers in the region aren't too concerned; ordinarily, considerable planting would have been done by this date, but most farmers still have enough time remaining for the normal or near normal seeding.

A master plan for development of Trail of Tears State Park that embraces four lakes ranging in size from 17 to 40 acres and many other facilities has been complete, and will be presented May 3 to the State Park Board for its approval.

75 years ago: April 26, 1932

Adopting a program of economy designed to meet curtailed tax payments by reason of a reduction in valuation, the Cape Girardeau School Board last night approved plans for lopping off about $11,000 in expenditures in the public schools during the coming year.

L.W. Feldon, a strawberry grower living near Chaffee, Mo., brings in the first crate of berries to the Broadway Fruit Market in Cape Girardeau; the crate brings $6.50, and the berries are sold to local merchants who retail them at 35 cents per quart box.

100 years ago: April 26, 1907

The flue on Henry Brakebusche's house at Dutchtown caught fire Monday and was burning full blast when it was discovered by the Feuerhahn brothers at the sawmill; they both ran for the house and showed their ingenuity as firemen; getting a ladder, Alvin Feuerhahn climbed up, poured water down the chimney and put the fire out.

The poor Normal School baseball team ran up against a sharp snag yesterday, when they fell to the Christian Brothers' College at St. Louis 14-6.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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