Out of the past 12/3/04

Friday, December 3, 2004

25 years ago: Dec. 3, 1979

The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce in January may consider looking into the feasibility of a charter form of government for Cape Girardeau, says chamber executive vice president Robert B. Hendrix.

Cape Girardeau County officials are anticipating a total budget request for the 1980 budget of nearly $3 million as the budget requests from the county's 34 departments and offices filter into the county court.

50 years ago: Dec. 3, 1954

Petitions asking a recall election for Commissioner Philip H. Steck have been rejected by the city council; city clerk Verna Lee Landis reported that her detailed check of the forms showed an insufficient number of legal signers.

Boards of education, school administrators and interested school patrons from a four-county area, meeting at dinner at Central High, analyzed proposed school legislation and then endorsed a one-cent increase in the state sales tax as the most practical means of financing it.

75 years ago: Dec. 3, 1929

W.J. Kies, member of the Cape Girardeau County Court and owner of a retail lumber establishment, is elected a member of the board of education at a meeting of the board at Central High School last night.

Unless there is a decided change in sentiment, high schools of Southeast Missouri will continue to hold football games on Friday afternoons, although the arrangement may interfere to an extent with school work; the Cape Girardeau school board recently aroused discussion of the matter by sending letters to other district boards to test sentiment for changing game day from Friday to Saturday.

100 years ago: Dec. 3, 1904

The rain of last night and today brings great relief from a long dry spell, and it is hoped that it will rain long and hard before fair weather comes again; in recent months, people living outside the Cape Girardeau water district were compelled to haul water, as cisterns had gone dry; the last rain of consequence in this area fell Oct. 8.

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- August Berringer, Michael Berkbigler and Andrew Braun this week deeded parcels of land to the St. Maurus Catholic congregation at Biehle, Mo.; they received a consideration of $1 each.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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