Out of the past 10/1/12

Monday, October 1, 2012

1987

The Missouri Highway and Transportation Department announces it will install lights on all four Interstate 55-Route K ramps in Cape Girardeau; the work will help circumvent poor visibility on the ramps.

The responsibility for providing around-the-clock hourly weather observations at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport officially changed hands at midnight Wednesday; that's when a Federal Aviation Agency Flight Service Station specialist took her final readings and handed off that responsibility to an employee of Mid-America Weather Services of Overland Park, Kan.

1962

Presidents of Missouri's five state colleges met here in 1962, their first visit as a group to any of the campuses. Here they chatted informally during a social hour at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Mark F. Scully. From left are Dr. L.E. Traywick of Southwest Missouri State, Springfield, the newest of the presidential group; Dr. Warren C. Lovinger, Central Missouri State, Warrensburg; Dr. Walter H. Ryle, Northeast Missouri State Teachers, Kirksville; Dr. Scully and Dr. J.W. Jones, Northwest Missouri State, Maryville. (Missourian archive photo by G.D. "Frony" Fronabarger)

Presidents of Missouri's five state colleges met in Cape Girardeau yesterday and today on the State College campus, their first visit as a group to any of the campuses; uppermost in the minds of the education leaders is the anticipated flood of students expected at their schools.

In observance of Cape Girardeau's distinction of having the oldest paved streets in Missouri, The Missourian offers a 16-page special section dealing with various phases of the cement and concrete industry and with the city's past and present street paving programs.

1937

The county court and the Cape Girardeau City Council are considering the possible construction in Cape Girardeau of a public building to serve the purpose of a "little courthouse"; proponents say such a building is badly needed to house such agencies as relief, social security, re-employment, crippled children's services and the like.

The largest crowd of Boy Scouts and Cubs attending the annual Southeast Missouri Area Council fall roundup during the eight years it has been held flocks to Cape Girardeau; a total of 790 Scouts, Cubs and men and women active in Scouting register here; 24 troops and seven Cub packs gather at Courthouse Park.

1912

Dr. A.H. Miller, born and reared in Cape Girardeau County, who is an elder brother of I. Ben Miller, is here visiting old friends and relatives, after an absence of eight years; Miller is a resident of Culbertson, Neb.

By a vote of 748 to 203, the proposition to issue $250,000 in bonds to acquire municipal water and light plants is defeated.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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