Out of the past 1/25/11

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

25 years ago: Jan. 25, 1986

One of Cape Girardeau's longtime city officials, public works superintendent L.W. "Bill" McDowell, is retiring at the end of this month after 27 years of service, including more than 16 years as superintendent.

Cape Girardeau Board of Education member Catherine Otto, who in December said she wouldn't seek another term, has filed for re-election.

50 years ago: Jan. 25, 1961

Names of seven youths to receive the Eagle Scout rank are announced as having passed an Eagle Board of Review; they are Jay Sitzes and Bill Lankford of Sikeston, Mo.; Charles Cook II of Charleston, Mo.; Joe Crites of Jackson; Carl Tracer and Billy Rudeseal of Dexter, Mo., and Terry Moore of Bloomfield, Mo.; they will receive their Eagle badges during ceremonies at State College auditorium Feb. 12.

The Notre Dame High Bulldogs clinch a tie for the city basketball championship by romping over the College High Preps 61-42 on the victors' home court; the win assures the Bulldogs of at least a tie for city bragging rights, as they now stand 3-0 in city play.

75 years ago: Jan. 25, 1936

Showing some signs of relenting, winter releases lightly its grip on Cape Girardeau and the district as the temperature creeps to 13 degrees; another cold wave, however, is predicted for tomorrow.

Work is progressing on the remodeling of the interior of the Coca-Cola Bottling Works, 15 S. Spanish St.; the ceiling has been insulated, the walls plastered, and an office measuring 11 feet by 20 feet is being built in the southeast corner of the building.

100 years ago: Jan. 25, 1911

Elder Herbert McKee, for the past two years pastor in charge of the Christian Church in Cape Girardeau, has severed his connection with the church; he departs in the afternoon for Los Angeles, where he will reside.

Dr. John D. Porterfield Jr. left yesterday for Chicago, where he will attend the surgical clinics; he will also spend some time in Rochester, Minn., at the clinics of the Mayo Brothers, after which he will return to Cape Girardeau to resume his practice.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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