Out of the past 12/3/10

Friday, December 3, 2010

25 years ago: Dec. 3, 1985

Cape Girardeau lawyer David S. Limbaugh says he is considering running for a city council seat despite the fact that the current council has refused to rule on his eligibility as a candidate; Limbaugh has asked the council to rule on whether he meets the charter's four-year residency requirement.

Retired Cape Girardeau businessman William M. Bryan files as a candidate for the City Council; he is the fifth person to file for a seat on the council.

50 years ago: Dec. 3, 1960

Kenrick Burrough, the last surviving member of a family that figured prominently in Cape Girardeau's legal and social life, dies at a local hospital, where he had been a patient for almost three years; his parents were the late Judge and Mrs. Frank E. Burrough, and their family home, now 101 years old, was at 2121 Bloomfield Road.

As a gala start to the holiday season, The Southeast Missourian will open its 14th annual Art Exhibition this evening to the public; the 1960 show includes 130 pieces done, in the main, by amateurs from the Southeast Missouri district.

75 years ago: Dec. 3, 1935

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A proposal to change the course of the Black River to run east from a point north of Poplar Bluff to Cape Girardeau will be discussed at a public hearing to be held here Jan. 14; Poplar Bluff Mayor J.C. Allen says every effort will be made to block such a move on the part of Army engineers.

The customary organ music was absent from yesterday's services at Centenary Methodist Church, as the instrument's key went missing; a locksmith is called in today to install a new lock.

100 years ago: Dec. 3, 1910

According to the 13th federal census, Jackson has a population of 2,105, a gain of 447 residents since the 1900 census.

Louis Kies and family of near Jackson are visiting his parents, who reside on South Lorimier Street; he is also here to visit his sister, Mrs. C.P. Van Amburg.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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