Out of the past 1/19/04

Monday, January 19, 2004

10 years ago: Jan. 19, 1994

Boyd Group is no longer only game in town when it comes to which company will operate riverboat casino in Cape Girardeau; Lucky Lady Gaming Corp. of Las Vegas yesterday unveiled $58.3 million casino and resort proposal to compete with proposal offered last year by Boyd.

Citing overwhelming public reaction to proposed trash fee hike, city council unanimously agrees to seek bids on residential trash service from private haulers.

25 years ago: Jan. 19, 1979

BENTON, Mo. -- Betty Hearnes, Missouri's former first lady, has won Democratic nomination for Bootheel's District 160 state House seat.

Decision has been reached to build new Trinity Lutheran Church on existing Frederick Street site; members of Voters Assembly decided on first ballot last night to build on site of century-old church.

50 years ago: Jan. 19, 1954

Plan to set up new voting wards in Cape Girardeau, replacing present 11 wards, was studied by city council yesterday; plan, which would make necessary a complete re-registration of voters, was referred to Board of Registrars for approval.

Purple Heart has been awarded posthumously to Cpl. John L. Hunter, who is missing and presumed dead in Korea.

75 years ago: Jan. 19, 1929

Death toll from tornado which swept over Southeast Missouri yesterday was raised to three with report of death of Mrs. Henry Brown, 35, wife of Scott County farmer, who was fatally injured when their farm house was demolished.

Extension of electric light service by Missouri Utilities Co. to rural area northwest of Cape Girardeau to supply several farm residences and County Home is being considered.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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