Out of the past 6/9/12

Saturday, June 9, 2012

25 years ago: June 9, 1987

The Scott County Commission has appointed Fred Surman of Chaffee, Mo., to fill the unexpired term on the board of commissioners of the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority; he will serve the remaining term of Scott City Mayor Alvie Modglin, who resigned recently because his job takes him out of town frequently.

Only four days after it was erected, a new sign for Capaha Park was removed Friday by the park department on the orders of City Manager Gary A. Eide; the sign was taken down because neither Eide nor the City Council had approved it.

50 years ago: June 9, 1962

Whipping sheets of rain within an hour yesterday afternoon put an abrupt end to the Cape Girardeau area's five-week drought; 1.28 inches of rain were measure downtown by Lee Albert.

The Cape Choraliers depart at 5:58 a.m. from the Malden (Mo.) Air Field for their much-anticipated trip to Seattle, Wash., and the World's Fair; they are scheduled to perform Monday, but exact details aren't known.

75 years ago: June 9, 1937

Wrecking of an old brick building, known as the Hartzel flats, on South Main Street, is started as the site for the new Jewish synagogue is being made ready for construction work; the structure will be located just north of St. Vincent's Catholic Church, facing the Mississippi River plaza.

Don Foster, for the past five years manager of the Chamber of Commerce at Shawnee, Okla., a former newspaper reporter and advertising manager and for four years a war correspondent in France during the World War, is elected manager of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce.

100 years ago: June 9, 1912

No worship services or Sunday school are held at Trinity Lutheran Church; instead, the annual mission festival is held at the fairgrounds; preaching in the German language in the morning is the Rev. William Zschoche of Shawneetown, while the Rev. F. Weidmann of Farmington, Mo., preaches an English mission sermon in the afternoon.

No Sunday school or services are held at the German Evangelical Church; the congregation attends the mission festival at Jackson instead.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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