Out of the past 6/12/12

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

25 years ago: June 12, 1987

Cape Girardeau businessman Jerry Lipps was named this week by the Rev. Jerry Falwell as one of three new members of the PTL Board of Directors; Lipps has known Falwell for 12 or 15 years; Falwell took over the troubled ministry from the Rev. Jim Bakker in March.

Legislation, which would allow voters in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties to impose a sales tax to fund a proposed recreational lake, has been approved by the Missouri Legislature; the bill next heads to the governor for his signature.

50 years ago: June 12, 1962

Mary Rogers and Mary Bell have purchased the Fairview Nursing Home, 717 N. Sprigg St., from Mrs. Glenn Smith and Harold Sprenger; Rogers and Bell have operated the Haven of Rest Home, 1018 Independence St., which they plan to close as soon as possible.

L.V. McLaughlin, district state highway engineer, says that except for right of way now up for condemnation, the state is ready to proceed with the new twin-lane U.S. 61 paving within the city of Cape Girardeau; the contract for the work is expected to be awarded soon.

75 years ago: June 12, 1937

Linus Penzel, a building contractor of Jackson, is low bidder for a contract to build the natatorium for Marquette Cement Mfg. Co.; the other two bidders were E.A. Brunson Construction Co. of St. Louis, now building Lorimier School, and Anton Haas of Cape Girardeau; the contract will probably be let early next week.

A.C. Hope, widely known farmer and stockman of Fruitland, is attacked by a vicious horse and seriously injured; the horse rears and strikes Hope on the chest, then whirls and kicks, striking him on the right leg.

100 years ago: June 12, 1912

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Welty returned from an outing on the Elks steamboat excursion last night to discover they were homeless; their home, one of the Houck cottages in South Cape, was destroyed by fire in their absence; the house and its contents were destroyed.

Several of the business houses around the corner of Main Street and Broadway are being given new coats of paint, which adds greatly to their appearance.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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