Out of the past 6/11/11

Saturday, June 11, 2011

25 years ago: June 11, 1986

Employees of General Sign Co., are transferring the design for the downtown mural to a wall on a building on Water Street; the mural is expected to be completed in time for Riverfest June 20-21.

An air show will be held at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport June 21 as part of the kick-off of the Missouri Lottery's "Sky's the Limit" instant game; the show will be sponsored by the Cape Pilots Club and Cape Central Airways.

50 years ago: June 11, 1961

A missionary home on furlough from Japan, the Rev. Paul H. Strege speaks in the morning for special Mission Day services at St. Paul Andrew Lutheran Church; at noon, he shows slides and displays items during the congregation's fellowship dinner.

Philip H. Steck, 70, a figure in Cape Girardeau municipal government for many years, and more recently a contract mail messenger with the post office, dies at his home in the morning; Steck served a period of 16 years on the Cape Girardeau City Council between 1930, the first year he was elected, and 1954 when he was in his last term of office.

75 years ago: June 11, 1936

Cape Girardeau postmaster Nat M. Snider has been named chairman of the finance division of the Democratic National Committee for Cape Girardeau and has been asked to organize Roosevelt "nominators" here.

At a meeting yesterday, the Cape Girardeau City Council signed a Works Progress Administration application for funds to reconstruct historic Fort D, purchased Monday by the Louis K. Juden Post of the American Legion from Mrs. Mary Giboney Houck; the application seeks $17,208 to rebuild the Civil War fort.

100 years ago: June 11, 1911

Trinity Lutheran Church's annual mission festival is held in the grandstand at the fairgrounds; speaking in the morning in the German language is the Rev. E.A.W. Krauss, a professor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis; the English language sermon is delivered in the afternoon by the Rev. H. Schaefer of Tilsit.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Naeter and George Naeter have gone to the annual editors' convention at Joplin, Mo.; they will leave St. Louis Tuesday morning on the Missouri-Pacific special for Joplin.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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