Out of the past 1/14/13

Monday, January 14, 2013

1988

Cape Girardeau police are asking for help from the public in locating a Southeast Missouri State University female student; Jackie Lynn Lichte, 21, has been missing since Monday.

Cold weather, ice and a 17-foot drop in the Mississippi River here are causing navigational problems for towboats and their tows; ice floes and the rapidly falling river between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill., already have caused two mishaps on the river.

1963

The congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church has extended a call to the Rev. Thomas N. Bass to become its pastor; Bass has been here since the fall, serving as an evangelist for the Potosi Presbytery in the organization of the congregation.

Five Cape Girardeau police officers and the pound officer have resigned from the department; leaving the force were K-9 officers Jerry McConnell and Paul Montgomery; Bill Adams, who has started training with the Missouri State Highway Patrol; Loomis E. Propst, who retired; Tom Wall and pound officer Curtis Becker.

1938

Workers of plumbing contractor E.A. Polack, while installing a new sanitary sewer line in front of the Bartels Mercantile Co. store on Broadway, yesterday discovered the remains of a 100-year-old corduroy road; the closely laid logs were about 30 inches under the pavement.

Phillip H. Steck formally announces his candidacy for re-election as city commissioner; Steck is serving his second term on the commission.

1913

The Cape Girardeau Normal School opens the second term of its most prosperous year; the total enrollment last year was 1,001 and the indications are that it will reach at least 1,250 or 1,300 for the present term, which will be the high-water mark for the school.

Allen H. Hinchey, for nearly four years the city editor of The Republican, has resigned his place to become secretary of the Cape Girardeau Commercial Club.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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