Out of the past 1/13/05

Thursday, January 13, 2005

25 years ago: Jan. 13, 1980

KELSO, Mo. -- It's been a long time in the making, but the restoration project of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo., is nearing completion.The scaffolds, paint cans, tools and construction workers will leave the 1889 church the first part of February, and the doors will once again be open to members of the church. Restoration began in 1978.

Architects estimate $25,000 will be needed to replace the base around the dome of old St. Vincent's Church; $44,300 has been pledged to date to restore the old church.

50 years ago: Jan. 13, 1955

Coldest weather of the winter season came to the Cape Girardeau area overnight as the temperature here slumped to 14 degrees; yesterday's high was 37 degrees.

The first petition of a candidate asking that his name be placed on the ballot for the special Jan. 25 recall election was filed yesterday at the office of the city clerk; it was that of Frank A. Batchelor, former city commissioner.

75 years ago: Jan. 13, 1930

Paul Werner, owner of the Werner Plumbing Co., at 27 N. Hanover St., has arranged to establish a shop at Fredericktown, Mo.; Werner will maintain his shop in Cape Girardeau, and the family will continue to reside here.

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mrs. Rubye H. Thompson, county school superintendent, says the schools of Mississippi County won't close, even though money for paying teachers is tied up in the closed Bank of Charleston; plans for reorganizing the bank are proceeding, and the next pay day for teachers is two weeks off.

100 years ago: Jan. 13, 1905

The popular firm of Wilson & Sackman, the Boss tailors and haberdashers, yesterday dissolved partnership, with H.L. Wilson retiring; the business will be continued by John T. Sackman.

George H. Grant has sold out his interest in the livery business at Jackson to F.H. Weltecke; Grant intends to engage in the drayage business.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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