Out of the past 9/10/04

Friday, September 10, 2004

10 years ago: Sept. 10, 1994

SEMO District Fair kicks off with 4-H and youth horse show in front of grandstand; midway is also open; tomorrow will be Sneak Peek Day and Monday will mark official opening of extravaganza with a parade.

Scott City will continue to operate its own Enhanced 911 emergency telephone system even if Scott County voters in November approve similar system for entire county, say city officials.

25 years ago: Sept. 10, 1979

With extra day on SEMO District Fair's schedule, fair board president Earl James is confident new attendance record will be set by this year's edition of exposition; James says fair attendance will likely reach 100,000.

Cape Girardeau County officials say they hope to decide by next Monday details of county sales tax proposal to be placed before voters in November; county court judges indicate they are almost certain to ask voters for half-cent sales tax.

50 years ago: Sept. 10, 1954

One new teacher has been hired and another transferred in move to balance out increased enrollments in city's schools, where 3,202 entering pupils were recorded in yesterday's classes, largest number in history; including various parochial schools, total enrollment in all schools in Cape Girardeau the first week was 4,235, excluding Cape Girardeau Catholic High School, which will start Monday, and State College.

Cape Girardeau Central and Fredericktown open their respective football seasons as opponents for second successive year, but neither receives satisfaction of victory; they battle to 13-13 tie at Houck Field House before large crowd.

75 years ago: Sept. 10, 1929

Workers begin razing present church building of Christ Evangelical congregation at Ellis and Merriwether streets in preparation for construction of new church building on same site; several days will be required to rid site of old frame building.

Newly paved section of Highway 61 from junction point of West Broadway to junction of route with South Sprigg Street, distance of about four miles, is opened to traffic; new pavement doesn't include overhead crossing over Frisco Railroad south of city.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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