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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1988

John E. Carpenter, vice president, secretary and general manager of Lorberg Funeral Home, has filed as a Republican candidate for county coroner; also vying for that office will be Republican Edward A. Frenzel and incumbent Democrat Harold Cobb.

The top five accident spots in Cape Girardeau during 1987 have been identified by the police department; 112 wrecks were logged at the sites; the five locations were Kingshighway between Independence and William streets, Broadway between Park Ave. and West End Boulevard, Broadway at Kingshighway, Broadway between Kingshighway and Walker Street, and Route K at Silver Springs Road.

1963

Versatile winter weather left a new brand of misery with Cape Girardeau overnight in the form of a thin, but hazardous sheet of ice; the city and area in the past several days have been besieged by frigid temperatures, a heavy snowfall, howling winds and sleet.

The lower end of the ice gorge north of Cape Girardeau is hammered loose by a boat to free its ice-trapped oil barges, but the remainder of the jam remains intact; the boat that breaks the ice is the Frank Durant of New Orleans.

1938

CAIRO, Ill. -- Rebuilding of the new addition to First Methodist Church here, which was severely damaged by fire Tuesday night, has been started; the old building, also badly damaged, is being restored; the new addition was nearing completion when it burned.

Rain turns to sleet, as temperatures tumble in Cape Girardeau shortly before noon; while skies clear, the mercury continues its downward plunge.

1913

An unidentified man is being cared for by the city of Fornfelt; he was found Friday night lying unconscious in the railroad yards near the roundhouse; apparently, he had been hit several times with a piece of timber; Dr. G.S. Cannon dressed his wounds, and he's being cared for by a nurse at city hall; so far he hasn't regained his right mind.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Stacey leave in the morning for Hornersville, Mo., where they will make their home; Mr. Stacey has been with the Riverside Lumber Co. the past year, but has secured new employment with the East Arkansas Lumber Co.

-- Sharon K. Sanders


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