Out of the past 10/5/12

Friday, October 5, 2012

1987

Voters in the Cape Girardeau School District will go to the polls tomorrow to decide on a proposed 48-cent increase in the district's general operating tax levy; school board members have urged voters to pass the measure to prevent further cutbacks in programs and staff.

More than 5,700 people turned out yesterday afternoon to see the Judds and the Oak Ridge Boys perform at the Show Me Center.

1962

A conference for Southeast Missouri's elementary school principals opens in the morning in the Memorial Hall ballroom; presenting the keynote address is Dr. Kimball Wiles, professor of education at the University of Florida.

The city of Cape Girardeau begins legal action to acquire 4.5 acres of Central Packing Co. property in south Cape Girardeau for use in constructing a new sewage disposal plant; a condemnation suit is filed in Common Pleas Court by city attorney Raymond H. Vogel.

1937

Looking to a permanent home for the National Guard units in Cape Girardeau, local officers of the Guard are considering using the idle Broadway School structure; it has also been suggested that the abandoned school might serve the county and city as a "little courthouse."

Members of both the state Daughters of the American Revolution and the Missouri Society of Daughters of American Colonists are holding separate conventions in Cape Girardeau.

1912

About 25 men of Company K take another hike in the evening, going out to Cape Rock, north of town, where they will camp out until tomorrow night.

Work on a North End boulevard will be started Monday morning, when the Wilson Brothers Realty Co., Judge B.F. Davis, Dr. W.N. Howard and other property owners will start teams and men working; this will be an important street, as it will connect Spanish Street and Sprigg Street, and later will go through to Main Street; it will create a beautiful drive all around the city, as it will connect with Sunrise Avenue at Grandview Place and will then connect with North Henderson Avenue and West End Boulevard.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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