Out of the past 1/28/04

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

10 years ago: Jan. 28, 1994

U.S. Senate committee yesterday gave final go-ahead for funding of site acquisition and design work for new federal building in Cape Girardeau.

Group of property owners living near Jackson municipal landfill are objecting to proposed sale of landfill to private waste-management company; instead, they want city to close landfill immediately.

25 years ago: Jan. 28, 1979

The Rev. William A. McCutchen Jr., pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, has been elected moderator of Southeast Missouri Presbytery.

Twin-engine Cessna aircraft is damaged but none of four people aboard is injured when plane's nose landing gear malfunctions and is brought down at Municipal Airport in safe emergency landing.

50 years ago: Jan. 28, 1954

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sale of Sikeston Herald, 54-year-old Republican weekly newspaper, is announced by Clint H. Denman, owner and publisher; buyer is newly formed Herald Publishing Co., whose stockholders are Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Blanton Jr., Mrs. C.L. Blanton, M.E. Blanton and Sikeston Publishing Co.

Low water stages have halted Mississippi River traffic at Alton Dam, north of St. Louis, and river is expected to drop still lower as freezing continues in north.

75 years ago: Jan. 28, 1929

Condemnation proceedings, to secure land for proposed floodway levee in Mississippi and New Madrid counties, which under Jadwin plan will be used as spillway for floodwater from Mississippi River, will be instituted within weeks.

Eighty-five new pupils enter Central High School as second semester in Cape Girardeau public schools begins; this is increase of 40 students.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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