- -30- then and now (8/22/18)2
- Meet Mable at Mable's Cafe in Chaffee (8/20/18)
- Willow Grove Rockets Skate Club (8/15/18)
- Central Municipal Pool built in 1979 (8/13/18)
- Hecht's Store founder returns to Main street (8/8/18)
- Land acquired to build SEMO Port (8/6/18)
- St. Vincent's Seminary ends after 136 years (8/1/18)
Jan. 31, 1949 Southeast Missourian
Ice, snow as winter brings coldest day of season to Girardeau. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)
Snow to Cape in Coldest Weather
Winter, which has pretty well given Cape Girardeau the run-around this season, struck in full fury over the weekend, sending the thermometer plunging to a low of 5 above early Sunday and following up last night with an unexpected 2-inch snowfall, virtually the first of the year.
The temperature reading of 5 degrees above zero was the lowest of the year. The previous low was 8 above, recorded early Saturday morning and prior to that it had been 10 above, on Christmas morning. The high reading Sunday was 19 degrees.
Snow was a delight to the children who had their first opportunity this season to bring out sleds. Hills will probably be given a workout tonight. Skaters took advantage of the cold weather to try their blades on the ice at Capaha Park. Many were there Sunday afternoon and others were on the lagoon ice Sunday night.
Among the buildings visible include, at left, the Frisco freight depot and old St. Vincent's Church. The Frisco passenger depot is across from the old sea wall.