Out of the past 2/13/11

Sunday, February 13, 2011

25 years ago: Feb. 13, 1986

Circuit judges A.J. Seier and Stanley A. Grimm, after meeting with Prosecuting Attorney Larry Ferrell, decide to call a county grand jury at the prosecutor's request to investigate an automobile accident involving a car driven by a captain in the county sheriff's department.

The proposed 1987 federal budget contains $669,000 for two Army Corps of Engineers projects in Southeast Missouri, including $500,000 for a flood-control survey in the Cape Girardeau area.

50 years ago: Feb. 13, 1961

Cape Girardeau voters will go to the polls in a special election tomorrow to vote on a proposal to issue $1,598,000 in bonds to build a sewage disposal system and plants to be used when dumping of waste into the Mississippi River is no longer permitted.

Selection of an architect to design a new junior high school building is deferred after a discussion of the four firms under consideration at the monthly meeting of the board of education.

75 years ago: Feb. 13, 1936

Highways, streets and sidewalks are again made slippery by ice and mist in Cape Girardeau and adjoining counties, exacting a heavy toll of accident victims; among those injured is Dr. E.R. Schoen of Jackson, county physician, who was hurt last night when he slipped and fell on an icy street at Jackson while starting to get in his automobile.

BENTON, Mo. -- Sheriff Joe Anderson of Scott County continues to search for three jail inmates who engineered a break for liberty Tuesday night, but there are no definite clues as to their whereabouts; one of the men is a Cape Girardeau resident facing a death sentence for murder.

100 years ago: Feb. 13, 1911

D.E. Cope, who has had charge of the Himmelberger-Harrison Building in Cape Girardeau the past year or so, is moving to Illmo, Mo., where he has accepted a job with the pressed brick works.

Because Judge Will Hirsch is unable to fill the presidency of the Commercial Club to which he had been elected, members select Mercer D. Wilson to fill that post.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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