Out of the past 11/23/11

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

25 years ago: Nov. 23, 1986

The congregation of Christ Episcopal Church holds a public reception honoring the Rev. Stephen Bergmann, who will be leaving Cape Girardeau Dec. 1 to become rector of St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Indianapolis.

The Rev. Dale Trimberger is installed as director of Lutheran Family and Children's Services during a ceremony at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; guest speaker is Dr. Paul Spitz, district president.

50 years ago: Nov. 23, 1961

Thanksgiving Day. Many of the city's congregations gather for a Union Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Ministerial Alliance in the morning at Foursquare Church; guest speaker is the Rev. C.R. Turner, minister of Christ United Church of Christ.

Ken Plassmeyer, 220-pound tackle, was the only State College player to be named to the All-MIAA football team; Plassmeyer, who was injured part of the season and could play only on offense, is an outstanding tackle, and is also a letter winner on the baseball team.

75 years ago: Nov. 23, 1936

The Cape Girardeau family of four, if it gets into the swing of things and prepares a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, will have to plunk down some $3.75 or more for the spread; turkey, the captain of the menu, will gobble up around $2.25 of the holiday change.

The final sectors of North Main Street, in the Red Star suburb, were opened to traffic over the weekend, with the bituminous surfacing having been completed; the newly surfaced street is nearly half a mile long and includes 11,000 square yards of surface.

100 years ago: Nov. 23, 1911

E.M. Carter, field representative of the Normal School, arrived here last night with his wife; as soon as their household goods arrive, they will occupy the house at 824 Bellevue St.; this splendid young couple formerly lived at Aux Vasse, Mo.

Fire for a time threatened the Cape County Savings Bank at Jackson last night; Fred Masters discovered the fire in the basement around 11 p.m. and turned in the alarm; it was soon extinguished and caused little damage.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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