Out of the past 1/2/09

Friday, January 2, 2009

25 years ago: Jan. 2, 1984

Air Illinois, the Carbondale, Ill.-based regional airline, hopes to restore service to the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport by Jan. 19 or 20; Air Illinois anticipates having its jets flying again by Jan. 9 between Carbondale, Evansville, Ind., Chicago, Springfield, Ill., St. Louis, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Waterloo, Iowa; the small-plane operation should start up again within a week or 10 days following the jet start-up.

While not a record year in the amount of money invested in new construction in Cape Girardeau, the city issued 380 permits amounting to $18,234,575.

50 years ago: Jan. 2, 1959

A little snow and a cold rain, plus temperatures just above freezing, were featured the first day of 1959 in the Cape Girardeau district; the snow of mid-morning was of short duration and gave way to intermittent rain.

Papers of incorporation were filed in Jackson this week for Riverside West Builders Supply, on U.S. 61 at Themis Street in Cape Girardeau, and Vogelsang Paint & Glass.

75 years ago: Jan. 2, 1934

The First National Bank and the Farmers & Merchants Bank announce they are starting the year as members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which will insure deposits up to $2,500.

The new water reservoir at Jackson was put to full and permanent use yesterday morning, after having been tested in every way, filled and drained three times, cleaned out and washed down with chloride of lime; the contractor has been paid $10,000 for his work, and the tank is free of debt, having been paid for out of the earnings of the water and light plant.

100 years ago: Jan. 2, 1909

J.M. Hutchins, the popular salesman for Meyer Brothers Drug Co. in this territory, went to the shores of the Mexican gulf to spend the holidays; he returned last night with a wife, who until a few days ago was Mrs. Stevens of Galveston, Texas; they have taken an apartment at the St. Charles Hotel.

On the last day of 1908, Judge B.F. Davis held a brief session of the Court of Common Pleas to wind up the affairs of the court before turning it over to his successor, Judge R.G. Ranney.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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