Out of the past 11/20/12

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

1987

Assistant city manager Jeff Hancock is leaving municipal government here to take a position as city manager of Warrensburg, Mo.; he will begin his new duties Dec. 17.

A new display of Christmas lights will usher in the holiday season tomorrow at the Cape County Park; the outdoor display, "Christmas Lights in the Park," is a joint project of SEMO Council on the Arts, the Cape Girardeau County Park Board and the Cape Girardeau County Commission; visitors will drive through the north park to view the lighted trees and Christmas scenes.

1962

Norman Dockins, sophomore fullback from Sikeston, Mo., was State College's leading ground gainer in Saturday's final football game of the season, a 19-15 loss to Murray (Ky.) State; Dockins gained 57 yards in 10 carries, with his longest run being for 24 yards.

The Jackson R-2 school proposal for $715,000 in bonds receives more than the required two-thirds majority at a special election; the money will be used to build and equip a new junior high school.

1937

The city has issued a building permit to Lesem-Millikan Co. for a sales cabin on Main Street, near Broadway; the used car sales office will be south of the Erlbacher machine shop and near the north end of the public parking lot.

A new boiler is being installed at the Hotel Idan-Ha, replacing an old one that recently "became impaired;" for several days, the hotel has used small stoves to heat the lobby.

1912

Its fame having spread abroad, the Cape Girardeau Normal School is one of a number selected for a visit by a commission from Maryland to pick a model from which to build a new Normal college at Baltimore; the commission arrives on the noon train from St. Louis and is escorted to the Normal by E.M. Carter in automobiles.

Capt. Robert Rutherford of the 24th Infantry, stationed in the Philippine Islands, accompanied by his wife and their child, is in the city visiting Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Whitelaw, Mrs. Rutherford's parents.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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