- 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 cops’ 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 10/2/05
25 years ago: Oct. 2, 1980
Jack Carter, the 33-year-old son of President Jimmy Carter, campaigned in the Bootheel yesterday before stopping at the county Democratic headquarters in Cape Girardeau today; aware that he is in an agricultural area of the state, Carter keys a brief talk on what his father has done for the American farmer and particularly defends his father's grain embargo against Russia.
Citing a conflict with Police Chief Henry H. Gerecke, detective Donna Coombs resigns her position with the Cape Girardeau Police Department; she is the third officer who has resigned within the last month.
50 years ago: Oct. 2, 1955
The Rev. C. Raymond Bugg is the new pastor for the Bible Baptist Church; Bugg, a 1954 graduate of the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., replaces the Rev. Gilbert H. Watson as pastor.
The Rev. John J. McWilliams, C.M., 76, a past president of St. Vincent's College and its spiritual director in recent years, dies at Saint Francis Hospital after a prolonged illness; he had served St. Vincent's as president from 1926 to 1932; seven years later, after other duties, he returned to the campus to become spiritual director; the native of Scotland is survived by one sister.
75 years ago: Oct. 2, 1930
Louis B. Harmon of Nevada, Mo., president of the Missouri Rural Mail Carriers Association, has been transferred to Cape Girardeau to take over Rural Route 3, from which W.B. McKendree recently retired after 25 years of service; Route 3 leaves the city by way of North Sprigg Street Road and returns over the Perryville Road after making a route of 25 miles.
Chief of Police Jesse Crafton and other city officials make final preparations for handling traffic in and around Houck Field Stadium, which will be dedicated tomorrow.
100 years ago: Oct. 2, 1905
Another new industry opens in Cape Girardeau; the Eclipse Laundry, owned by T.J. Haddock and R.M. Masterson, begins operations in the morning; the business is managed by H.A. Morris, who operated Home Laundry in St. Louis for 15 years.
The busiest man in town these days is August Shivelbine; he is manager of the grounds for the Fair Association, and it keeps him hustling from morning until night; Shivelbine is having a time locating the many attractions that will be coming, and most of the stalls have been engaged for fast horses; the fair opens next week for five days.
-- Sharon K. Sanders