10 years ago: Dec. 2, 1993
In packed courtroom at Common Pleas Courthouse yesterday, John W. Grimm was sworn in as Division II circuit judge from 32nd Circuit.
Citizens committee is recommending city council take steps to appoint public housing authority; Housing Assistance Task Force toured substandard housing in Cape Girardeau Wednesday before making its recommendation.
25 years ago: Dec. 2, 1978
Five candidates have filed for city council election to be held next April; included in most recent filings are incumbent Councilman Howard C. Tooke and challengers Timothy L. Kelley and Franklin H. Myers; Donald R. Strohmeyer and Larry F.M. Grey filed earlier in November.
Lilbourn, Mo. -- North Lilbourn project marshal, William "Buster" Gray, was shot in stomach as he tried to eject man allegedly involved in scuffle form Lilbourn-New Madrid High School basketball game last night.
50 years ago: Dec. 2, 1953
R. Clinton Construction Co. of Sikeston, which won contract for construction of gymnasium-auditorium and classroom building at Oak Ridge, hopes to start work before first of the year.
Highway 61 between Festus and Jackson will be "moved" to present route of state Highway 25, according to State Highway Commission.
75 years ago: Dec. 2, 1928
Hal Lynch, architect for First Presbyterian Church's new Sunday School building on site east of present building on Broadway, will be in Cape Girardeau Tuesday.
New pipe organ, replacing one which has been in service 50 years, is being installed in St. Mary's Church; new instrument is Wicks organ.
-- Sharon K. Sanders