Out of the past 5/14/04

Friday, May 14, 2004

10 years ago: May 14, 1994

Missouri Highway and Transportation Department says no improvements are planned at Interstate 55-U.S. 61-34 interchange between Cape Girardeau and Jackson, unless there is local support and local financial assistance for project; motorists getting off interstate during rush-hour periods must cross one or both busy lanes of traffic on U.S. 61-34 to get to Cape Girardeau or Jackson.

April election remains unfinished business for county election officials throughout Missouri, who are gearing up for recount of ballots on statewide gambling measure.

25 years ago: May 14, 1979

Voters in Illmo and Scott City will consider number of issues when they go to polls June 5 to once again decide whether to consolidate two towns; question was put to voters of both communities in 1978 and was defeated by only 27 votes in Illmo; pro-consolidation and anti-consolidation forces have gathered wealth of information being used to promote their causes.

Final graduation ceremony of St. Vincent's College was held yesterday, ending tradition that dated back 136 years.

50 years ago: May 14, 1954

There will be no inter-departmental changes within new city administration, and mayor and commissioners will assume same responsibilities as under previous organizations when new city council meets for first time Monday, says Mayor Narvol A. Randol; under council organization, U.G. Pettigrew, elected with Randol Tuesday, will assume duties of health and fire commissioner.

Tickets to 1954 SEMO District Fair are being distributed throughout Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, southern part of Perry County and North Scott County under new plan of admission developed by fair board; under plan, books of tickets will be sold to merchants who wish to participate, and they may dispose of them to customers as they please.

75 years ago: May 14, 1929

Bids for construction of three-story apartment building to be built on North Ellis Street, north of Broadway, were received Monday by Reither and Lindsay, local architects who designed structure; building, with cost exceeding $30,000, will be constructed of ornamental cast concrete and blended mat bricks.

One hundred and thirty-nine students in Teachers College are candidates for degrees or certificates to be issued at regular spring commencement exercises on May 22; commencement speaker will be Dr. Walter P. Morgan, president of Western Illinois State Teachers College at Macomb.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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