Out of the past 12/21/12

Friday, December 21, 2012

1987

Last week's fire that destroyed the Southside Baptist Church has pushed this year's fire loss in Cape Girardeau above the $1 million figure; insurance adjusters placed the fire loss at $385,000.

Both Cape Girardeau hospitals announce they will discontinue their Medicare discount programs because of what they describe as the federal government's increasing constraints on Medicare and Medicaid programs; the programs are being dropped effective Feb. 1.

1962

An area in the Home of the Birds southeast of the A.C. Magill Hall of Science has been approved by the State College Board of Regents as the site for a six-story, $3,000,000 dormitory.

Vandals darkened the Mississippi River bridge project last night; a spokesman for the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., which is re-flooring the bridge, says someone broke the wire leading to a traffic signal at the Illinois side of the project and one that operates an overhead flashing warning sign; the wire leading to the flashing bulbs on a barricade at the Missouri side of the work was unplugged.

1937

The Missouri Utilities Co. plans to build a short extension electric line to reach Kage School, west of Cape Girardeau; the line, one-half mile in length, will extend from the high line at Three-Mile Creek along a road recently rebuilt by the Cape Special Road District past the school

Tired of hearing complaints about the blue lights placed on the donated cedar tree at Fairground Park, City Commissioner L.H. Butler and employees of the Missouri Utilities Co. have switched the offending lights for faint yellow ones that look almost white at night.

1912

A heavy charge of dynamite placed under the saloon of George Rodenmayer at Ancell about 7:30 last night nearly demolished the saloon and seriously injured six men, besides bruising and maiming several others; it is thought that a railroad laborer, who is an ex-convict and general notorious character, did the job; officers are searching for him.

John Miles, the old gentleman who has been working for St. Vincent's College for a number of years, left Friday for St. Louis, where he will spend the holiday.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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