Out of the past 9/7/12

Friday, September 7, 2012

1987

Only slight problems hamper the 1987 local broadcast of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day marathon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association; the local telethon broadcast by KFVS12 is held for the first time at West Park Mall.

The Cape Girardeau County Health Department is still searching for a new location, after nearly two months of active looking; the department, which became a separate government entity Jan. 1, is still in the cramped Common Pleas Annex.

1962

Two government science displays are expected to draw a lot of attention at next week's SEMO District Fair; to give the public a glimpse of Naval defense, a 28-foot model of the Navy Polaris intermediate rage ballistic missile will be shown at the fairgrounds in Arena Park by the local Naval Reserve Training Center; in addition, a huge geodesic dome will house an atomic energy exhibit.

It appears city council members don't favor an ordinance that would ban children younger than 17 from entering drinking establishments; councilmen worry the ban would unfairly penalize eating places that also serve drinks.

1937

The Louis K. Juden American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps returns to Cape Girardeau champions; the Golden Troopers copped first place honors for the fourth time in the annual contests sponsored by the Missouri Department of the Legion at St. Joseph.

New Lorimier School opened its doors for classes on Sept. 7, 1937. (Missourian archives)

New Lorimier School, a building combining beauty and utility, starts the new term in the morning under principal Alice P. Carroll; not all the equipment is on hand, but there's enough so that the school can get its initiation, although the public dedication has been delayed a week or two.

1912

It's likely that Cape Girardeau Township will be organized into a special road district, as the partial report of the committee was made by Otto Kochtitzky to the Commercial Club last night; the council is almost unanimous in the opinion that the two districts in Byrd and Cape townships would furnish the area with splendid roads and would incite better roads all over the county and region.

It is reported that coach Henry F. Schulte of the Normal School has tendered his resignation to accept a similar position at the state university of Michigan.

Sharon K. Sanders

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