Out of the past 9/8/02

Sunday, September 8, 2002

10 years ago: Sept. 8, 1992

Jackson - Democrats in 32nd judicial circuit nominate Pete Statler, Jackson lawyer, to run for unexpired term for circuit judge in Nov. 3 general election; Statler will be running for remaining four years of Division I term of Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., who resigned last month to take seat on Missouri Supreme Court.

Scott City - Progress toward extending Nash Road into Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority is about as far as it can get until Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission begins prioritizing projects identified on 15-year needs study.

25 years ago: Sept. 8, 1977

Long-standing disagreement over goals between city council and Public Library Board of Trustees flared briefly last night as councilmen refused endorsement of Mrs. Robert J. Stiegemeyer to sit on library board; Mayor Howard C. Tooke said he will submit her name again, but nevertheless considers Stiegemeyer to be officially appointed based on his powers as outlined by state statute.

One of two Cape Girardeau banks which give federally insured student loans says it is cutting back on loans because of delinquency rate; Jim Reinagel, vice president at Farmers and Merchants Bank, says there is 20 percent delinquency rate in this area on federally insured loans.

50 years ago: Sept. 8, 1955

First wave of sightseers and exhibitors lands at Arena Park as big 1952 District Fair opens; major portion of first-day crowd arrives in evening, when Esther High School "circus-revue" is presented free of charge in front of grandstand.

Dr. James R. Crites, optometrist, plans to open office next Monday in Broadway Theater Building; he moved to Cape Girardeau from Fredericktown, where he practiced four years; he is brother of Dr. W.W. Crites, optometrist, of Jackson.

75 years ago: Sept. 8, 1927

Leading Democrats of Dunklin County favor Stephen B. Hunter of Cape Girardeau for nomination for governor of Missouri, according to open letter written by John M. Dalton, secretary of Democratic Central Committee of Dunklin County; letter is addressed to W.H. Meredith of Poplar Bluff, Anthony A. Buford of Ellington and A.J. Hawkins of Eminence in response to one they sent out last week urging that sentiment be crystallized in favor of either Lon Sanders of St. Louis or former Gov. Frederick A. Gardner.

Three members of State Highway Commission and Chief Highway Engineer T.H. Cutler are in Cape Girardeau to inspect "west" route, proposed for permanent location of federal Highway 61 through Scott and New Madrid counties.

- Compiled by Sharon K. Sanders

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