Out of the past 12/26/10

Sunday, December 26, 2010

25 years ago: Dec. 26, 1985

Band instruments of the Cape Girardeau Central High School Bengal Lancers are loaded early in the morning onto a truck that will transport them to Phoenix, where the band will participate in the Fiesta Bowl parade Tuesday; the band is making the trip on chartered buses.

Andy Limbaugh, 25, of Cape Girardeau has been hired as sales representative for the Missouri Lottery Commission in Cape Girardeau, Perry, Madison, Bollinger, Iron and Reynolds counties.

50 years ago: Dec. 26, 1960

Because Christmas fell on a Sunday this year, the public holiday is observed today, most of the city businesses being shut down.

Safe burglars netted between $745 and $1,245 at the Cape Grocers Association's building at 1901 Independence St., some time last night or early this morning; the safe, in an office in the northwest corner of the building, was entered by the thieves, who partially peeled the outer steel covering on the right side of the front door.

75 years ago: Dec. 26, 1935

A contest that may reach the political bitterness of four years ago in the Republican party when the Jackson postmaster's job finally went to Henry A. Illers appears in the offing, as Illers' term is about to expire and a Democrat will be appointed.

Near zero temperatures have stepped up the requirements for coal for families on relief, but otherwise not much difference in relief needs has been evidenced since the cold wave reached Cape Girardeau; so far this winter, three railroad cars plus 25 tons of coal have been distributed to the needy.

100 years ago: Dec. 26, 1910

Although Christmas Day fell on Sunday this year, today is generally observed as a public holiday.

Mrs. Carl Umbeck and Mrs. Fred Quade go up to St. Louis to visit Mrs. Umbeck's daughter, Hanna Umbeck, and other relatives; it's a rare treat for the ladies, especially for Mrs. Quade; she was born in this county more than 50 years ago, and this is her first trip outside the county limits.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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