Out of the past 1/1/13

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1988

Nine of 10 Cape Girardeau County officials up for reelection this year are planning to file for new terms; the one undecided officeholder is Sheriff Norman Copeland.

Duncan Tyler Hahs, the 7-pound, 15-ounce son of Sherrie and David Hahs of Cape Girardeau, is the first of seven babies born on New Year's Day at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

1963

A baby girl to Mr. and Mrs. John P. Allen of Jonesboro, Ill., is the first child born in Cape Girardeau in 1963; she is the couple's first child and weighs 8 pounds and 10 1/2 ounces.

Three Cape Girardeau hunters were rewarded Sunday with an unusual rabbit bag in this generally lean season while hunting west of Jackson, where land clearance had left a number of large brush piles; they got 10 rabbits, and Elmer Sample also took a 15-pound bobcat after firing seven rounds from a 20-gauge shotgun; the other hunters were Allen Leimbach and Odis Seabaugh.

1938

Kid New Year bounces into Cape Girardeau to the accompaniment of clear skies and bright sunshine, the first in weeks; revelry was a natural part of the new year celebration; but at Cape Girardeau, the merriment isn't boisterous; there were dances, parties and lots of people on the streets, ringing bells, sounding auto horns, firing guns and firecrackers, and singing in the new year.

Mrs. Dan Caldwell and small daughter, Judith Ann, who have been making their home for nearly two years at 449 Jefferson Ave., leave for Springer, N.M., to join Mr. Caldwell, who has established a law practice there; Mrs. Caldwell is the former Nell Caldwell of Lutesville, Mo., a former teacher.

1913

Parcel post services begin at the Cape Girardeau Post Office; workers there take in seven packages for out-of-own delivery and one for local delivery during the day; four packages are received through the mail for Cape Girardeau patrons.

As the new year is ushered in, members of the Cape Girardeau police force gather in the chief's office to bid farewell to William A. Summers, city marshal and chief of police, who retires from city office to become county sheriff; as bells ring and whistles scream, Summers is presented a beautiful Elks emblem by members of the department.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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