Out of the past 11/14/03

Friday, November 14, 2003

10 years ago: Nov. 14, 1993

Construction of a temporary rock levee to protect property and residents in Bois Brule Levee District is 25 to 30 percent complete, according to a project manager with the Corps of Engineers.

The congregation of Second Baptist Church celebrates its 126th anniversary at a special afternoon service.

25 years ago: Nov. 14, 1978

Boat docks lying idle at the long-delayed John L. Wescoat Marina project at Trail of Tears State Park should be put to use, State Auditor Thomas Keyes recommends in an audit of the state Department of Natural Resources.

Eleven people are taken to the hospital after a school vehicle in which they are riding is forced off Bainbridge Road into a ditch three-tenths of mile east of Jackson.

50 years ago: Nov. 14, 1953

A private telephone line, hooked up between a classroom at Central High School and a room at St. Francis Hospital, will allow Harold Kuehle to graduate next spring; playing football for the Tigers a year ago against Caruthersville, Kuehle, 17, aggravated an old back injury.

Mayor Manning P. Greer says he is "still in favor of the trade" that would give the federal government the city-owned Common Pleas Courthouse site in exchange for a post office building.

75 years ago: Nov. 14, 1928

The John S. Cobb Branch of the Cape Girardeau Public Library was established yesterday during a regular meeting of the public library board.

Excavation work for forms for new concrete culverts on the Illinois highway from the Cape Girardeau bridge to near McClure, Ill., has started. Rouse Construction Co. has the contract for grading and paving road.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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