Out of the past 7/7/12

Saturday, July 7, 2012

25 years ago: July 7, 1987

After months of study and debate, the Cape Girardeau City Council has decided to proceed with a city-owned and -operated transfer station, where trash would be compacted and hauled to a regional landfill.

Charley Pride, John Schneider, John Conlee, Holly Dunn and the Forester Sisters will highlight a week of entertainment at the 132nd SEMO District Fair; this year's fair will begin Sept. 14.

50 years ago: July 7, 1962

Condemnation proceedings will be filed soon in U.S. District Court in St. Louis for right of way to continue construction of the unfinished portion of the North Main Street Levee District floodwall; Linder Deimund, owner of Cape Girardeau Sand Co., has said he would be damaged by the construction and asked for compensation for the problems the wall would cause his business.

A violent electrical storm struck Cape Girardeau yesterday afternoon, resulting in the death of a South Cape resident; Sid Vause, about 73, was electrocuted when he apparently tried to pick up a 2,400-volt power line that had fallen in his yard.

75 years ago: July 7, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Himmelberger of Cape Girardeau take their daughter, Mary Louise, to St. Louis in the morning; from there, she will go to New York City to join a group of girls from over the United States, between the ages of 17 and 25 years, to take an eight-week European tour sponsored by the International Friendship League.

Fritz "Leggs" Lottes, the former Girardean now a bean farmer near San Diego, Calif., is back home again after a record run from Cape Girardeau across the Southwest, making the 2,500 miles in seven days in his 1911 Ford touring car.

100 years ago: July 7, 1912

The pulpit of the Rev. J.H. Knehans of the German Methodist Church is occupied by the Rev. E. H. Knehans, son of the pastor.

The cornerstone for the new St. Mary's parochial school is laid and blessed at an afternoon ceremony, the Rev. E. Pruente, pastor, officiating; Charles H. Daues, a former pupil of the school and now assistant United States attorney for Missouri, is the guest orator; the new building will replace a school built 30 years ago by Pruente.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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