Out of the past 2/9/10

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

25 years ago: Feb. 9, 1985

Boy Scout Troop 311 of Jackson heads a parade of Scouts down Broadway, marking the 75th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

Major remodeling work is underway at the F.W. Woolworth Co. variety store in the Town Plaza Shopping Center; renovation of the store includes a redesign of the store's interior and the installation of a new check-out system; this is the first major remodeling since Woolworth's opened here in August 1960.

50 years ago: Feb. 9, 1960

Carl Ritter of the State College Indians leads in average points a basketball game both in the conference and for all games, according to Commissioner John Waldorf at Marshall, Mo.; in seven conference games, he has 172 points on 62 field goals and 48 fee tosses for a 24.57 point average and for the season of 17 games has 22.53 average on 383 points on 138 field goals and 107 free tosses.

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Charleston native F. Doug Hequembourg, 42, is hired by the Charleston City Council as the town's new city manager.

75 years ago: Feb. 9, 1935

Approval has been given, in connection with the Missouri-U.S. forestry area known as the St. Francis Mountain Forest Purchase Unit, for establishing four Civilian Conservation Corps camps, one of them near Patton, Mo.; two more camps will be in Madison County and the last will likely be in the south end of Iron County.

An expansion program designed to double the capacity of the gas plant of the Missouri Utilities Co. in Cape Girardeau is announced; machinery installation will begin within a month.

100 years ago: Feb. 9, 1910

A resolution was passed by the Cape Girardeau City Council Monday for the paving of Independence Street with creosoted wood blocks from Spanish Street to Frederick Street.

In excavating for sewer connections on Broadway, it has been discovered that the sanitary sewer recently laid is broken; nine joints have been exposed, and each has a crack running along the top; the street and wharf committee has ordered more of the pipe uncovered, so that the extend of the damage may be ascertained.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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