- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
Out of the past 7/28/05
25 years ago: July 28, 1980
Sore muscles, bad weather and scheduling problems conspired to bring a premature end to the horseshoe pitching marathon in Cape Girardeau yesterday morning; but not before the six-man pitching team had bettered the old world's record for continuous play by almost a day and a half.
Work is expected to begin in about two weeks on Cape Girardeau's traffic signal and intersection reconstruction project; the project involves the replacement of nine intersections along Broadway and Independence Street, the addition of signals at two intersections not now regulated by signals, and the elimination of signals at another location.
50 years ago: July 28, 1955
Owners of land in the 2,000-acre area in eastern Cape Girardeau County proposed to be converted into a state park gathered at the Iona School last night to hear the plans discussed and to ask questions.
The eighth annual VFW V-J Day picnic gets underway at Capaha Park, and it will run through Saturday night; the traditional talent shows, along with numerous concession stands and rides for the children, are features of this year's event.
75 years ago: July 28, 1930
Streaking upward with an early start, the mercury soars to a new high record for the year in Cape Girardeau, with a reading of 105 degrees at 2 p.m.; this surpasses by one degree the figure reached here yesterday, and it is the fourth time this month that the temperature has reached 104 or higher; it is the hottest day in 12 years.
Telephone service to the south end of town is partially disrupted and long-distance telephone connections to Southeast Missouri points are broken for a time early in the morning by a fire which destroys a number of small outbuildings in the rear of 820 S. Ellis St.
100 years ago: July 28, 1905
The city council meets again in special session with Granberry Jackson, the Memphis engineer; Jackson toured the town yesterday, dividing it into five sewer districts according to the topography of land.
The city railway company has re-let the contract for the steel rails to be used in the construction work on the new street railway; when the contract was let to a St. Louis firm last week, the rails didn't pass inspection, and bids were asked for again.
-- Sharon K. Sanders