25 years ago: Oct. 5, 1979
A proposal from the state Coordinating Board for Higher Education that could result in asking that budgets for laboratory schools at four state universities be cut in half for the 1980-1981 school year is a "hard pill for us to swallow," says Southeast Missouri State University interim president Bill Stacy; proposed budget would cut funding for Southeast's University School by almost half to $280,640.
The 10-day hearing in circuit court on Cape Girardeau's proposed annexation drew to a close yesterday; Judge William Ragland of Caruthersville, Mo., said he would reach a verdict on or before Nov. 15.
50 years ago: Oct. 5, 1954
Trinity Lutheran Church, which launched a campaign for a $225,000 school expansion two weeks ago at a loyalty dinner at the Arena Building, will hold a victory dinner tomorrow night; the campaign stands at $204,153, but church and campaign officials are confident the goal will be met before the dinner.
A lease is signed for use of land west of Cape Girardeau as a shooting range for the Cape Girardeau Police Pistol and Revolver Club; the one-acre tract will be rented from Charles H. Schrock at his place a quarter-mile north of Gordonville Road.
75 years ago: Oct. 5, 1929
The body of Herman Schonhoff, formerly of Cape Girardeau, arrives by train from Detroit, Mich.; he was killed Thursday by holdup men who slugged him with a heavy object and escaped with $50 in currency and a watch, taken from their victim's pocket.
Girardeans own 201 more automobiles today than they did during the entire year of 1928, according to registration figures provided by city clerk W.C. Kaempfer.
100 years ago: Oct. 5, 1904
M.E. Leming leaves for St. Louis, where he will confer with Russell Gardner concerning the moving of the Banner buggy works to Cape Girardeau; L.S. Joseph, cashier of First National Bank, preceded Leming to St. Louis yesterday for the same purpose.
A party of six Germans passed through Cape Girardeau yesterday on its way to Pine Bluff, Ark., where arrangements will be made for the founding of a large German colony; enough land will be purchased to supply 30 German farmers and families with large farms.
-- Sharon K. Sanders