Out of the past 8/26/12

Sunday, August 26, 2012

1987

Rock star Tina Turner will bring her "Break Every Rule World Tour" to the Show Me Center on Oct. 15; the concert is the first of four major shows being arranged by Ogden Allied Productions, a nationwide concessionaire that has a one-year contract with the local venue.

Unless the legislature raises the assessed valuation level for attaining first-class county status in Missouri, Cape Girardeau County could reach that point next year and would be on target to become first class by 1995.

1962

Stan Carlson, chairman of the finance committee of the Christ Church vestry, announces the regular schedule of the church will be retained, despite the recent resignation of the church rector, the Rev. James C. Lerret; conducting both a morning communion service and morning prayer is the Rev. Arthur England of St. Louis.

The Jean A. Rudert family has the tedious job of cleaning house, after returning from a vacation to find the home had been vandalized in their absence.

1937

PUXICO, Mo. -- Fire suspected by the editor to be of incendiary origin destroys the plant and building of the Puxico Press early in the morning; the newspaper was owned by George Ray of Bernie, Mo., and the editor and publisher is J.R. Derby.

All arrangements have been completed by the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps to go to the state Legion convention in St. Joseph, Mo., next month; the entire corps of 47 men will leave in a special Frisco Railroad car Sept. 4.

1912

It's gratifying to see the way contractor J.H. Rouse goes after his jobs of street construction; he has been hustling his work on Independence Street, and this morning he starts in with the same vim on his contract of rebuilding Frederick Street from Broadway to Themis.

A team of horses belonging to Jeff Minton takes fright on Broadway, just west of Frederick Street, in the morning and dashes out the street at full tilt; it collides with an eastbound trolley car, smashing one wheel off the wagon; the team continues its race with three wheels until stopped out beyond Broadway School.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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