Out of the past 8/24/04

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

10 years ago: Aug. 24, 1994

Prestige Air Services, newly formed company owned by Duane Beussink, will petition Cape Girardeau City Council for right to become a fixed-base operator at municipal airport; Prestige is also seeking approval from Federal Aviation Administration.

When Jackson landfill closed in April, Cape Girardeau solid-waste transfer station saw dramatic increase in trash; extra load reached record tonnage recently, giving Cape Girardeau city officials reason to be concerned.

25 years ago: Aug. 24, 1979

Amended petition seeking $2.5 million in damages for rezoning of site of proposed West Park Mall has been filed in St. Francois County Circuit Court; petition was filed by developers of proposed Westborough Mall against Cape Girardeau City Council.

Dr. V. Paul Grisham, dentist in Cape Girardeau for 47 years and man well known for his numerous professional contributions, died yesterday at Southeast Missouri Hospital at age 70; he is survived by his wife, the former Dimple Underwood; one son, a sister and three grandchildren.

50 years ago: Aug. 24, 1954

Rezoning of area in which John Cobb School was located before school building burned was asked yesterday at city council meeting by representatives of Cape Girardeau Board of Education; property, located at Merriwether and Ellis streets, is in two-family zone, and board is asking it be rezoned to commercial.

Thirteen additional room or unit memorials in proposed Southeast Missouri Hospital addition -- representing pledges of $3,000 or more -- are reported by Jack O. Knehans, general chairman; total of 36 lifetime living memorials have thus far been reserved in new addition, to be financed by current $360,000 building fund.

75 years ago: Aug. 24, 1929

Four white squirrels, gift of Tennessee man, find a home in Courthouse Park; J.R. Carroll Jr. of Kenton, Tenn., presents animals to city, with admonition that they must never be sold; legend has it that if white squirrels are sold, they will die.

First floor of new building on Good Hope Street, to be occupied by Kinder's Drug Store, is being placed.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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