10 years ago: Aug. 28, 1994
The Rev. David P. Johnson is installed as administrative pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson; Johnson is native of Nebraska.
Voters in Scott and New Madrid counties will be asked to approve 15 percent surcharge to establish Enhanced-911 emergency telephone system for two counties.
25 years ago: Aug. 28, 1979
Two-inch-thick wall of bullet-proof glass has been installed in Cape Girardeau police station reception window as result of April 25 sniping attack on station which wounded officer.
Bids for disaster warning system for Cape Girardeau are well under $125,000 budgeted for project; preliminary examination of four bids received shows Alert Systems Inc. of Paducah Ky., is only company which would completely install system and provide everything necessary for mounting sirens.
50 years ago: Aug. 28, 1954
Group of enthusiastic parents is making plans for construction of modern swimming pool in Cape Girardeau; plan stems from recent article in national magazine telling of formation of clubs on stockholder basis to build a pool open to members and their families.
Substantial rain fell over section of Cape Girardeau County yesterday, bringing with it relief from period of excessive heat and drought, but at same time causing both lighting and wind damage in number of spots.
75 years ago: Aug. 28, 1929
Workers have started foundation of new building for Southeast Missouri Packing Co. on Highway 61, near intersection of Bloomfield Road, it is announced by A. Sebek, manager; portion of packing building being replaced was destroyed by fire Aug. 1.
Cape Girardeau will celebrate Sousa Day Sept. 14; telegram is sent to John Philip Sousa band in evening, advising that contract for its appearance here has been signed and forwarded; Sousa and his band of 85 will arrive in Cape Girardeau by special Frisco train and give free matinee concert on campus of State College.
-- Sharon K. Sanders