Out of the past 4/25/04

Sunday, April 25, 2004

10 years ago: April 25, 1994

After long weekend of weighing proposals from two companies interested in developing riverboat gambling operation in Scott City, its city council gives nod to Lady Luck Gaming Corp.

Public hearing is held aboard Mississippi River Commission's inspection boat at Scott City, first of four hearings that will be conducted by MRC and Army Corps of Engineers during annual spring high-water inspection trip on lower Mississippi River.

25 years ago: April 25, 1979

Sniper with high-powered rifle fires two shots into Cape Girardeau police headquarters, slightly wounding Sgt. Cecil Propst, 59, 22-year veteran of force; shooting occurs at 1:20 a.m. as Propst is seated at his desk.

Soggy saga of April continues, with promises of more rain tonight and more problems for Southern Illinois highway officials; 0.55 of an inch of rain was recorded yesterday at airport, following 1.68 inches on Monday.

50 years ago: April 25, 1954

The Most Rev. Joseph E. Ritter, archbishop of St. Louis, has appointed the Rev. Robert A. Schumacher to staff of St. Mary's Parish as assistant; his appointment was made in preparation for fall opening of Greater Cape Girardeau Catholic High School, and he will undertake administrative duties of the school.

Suffering heart attack while in choir at morning worship service at Trinity Lutheran Church, Edwin G. Rudert dies en route to hospital; Rudert, 65, was son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rudert; he was associated with automobile sales and service in Cape Girardeau since 1917.

75 years ago: April 25, 1929

Judge I.R. Kelso, director in Missouri Utilities Co., has with him in Cape Girardeau Paul R. Johnson, president, and F.L. Rupp, chief engineer, Union Gas Co., of Independence, Kan., for purpose of making survey to determine advisability of piping natural gas into this district; after viewing sites in Cape Girardeau, party leaves for different points and will end up at Poplar Bluff, Mo., nearest town to main pipeline running from Monroe, La., to St. Louis.

O.W. Anderson, president of Barnes Dairy Products Co., says construction of new milk condensery for company will begin Monday; Gerhardt Construction Co. will build plant.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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