- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Out of the past 2/5/06
25 years ago: Feb. 5, 1981
The city council appeared receptive last night to a contingency plan presented by the head of the Southeast Missouri Regional Crime Laboratory whereby the city would increase the subsidy it contributes annually to the lab; but councilmen told Dr. Robert C. Briner they won't consider approval of the increase until more definite word is received on whether the state will substantially cut its appropriation to the crime lab.
Jackson Mayor Carlton Meyer has filed for a fifth term, bringing to 10 the total number of filings for city offices; Meyer has served three terms as Ward 2 alderman during the 1950s and again from 1971 to 1973 before running successfully for mayor.
50 years ago: Feb. 5, 1956
Like Paul Revere without his horse, the committee planning Cape Girardeau's sesquicentennial celebration is stymied because it has no slogan on which to tie the observance.
During the evening service at First Baptist Church, the new church library is dedicated; Graham H. Sadler leads the dedication ceremony and is assisted by Margaret Jane Boyer of Kansas City, Mo., state library supervisor, who has been in Cape Girardeau this week teaching a course in library methods.
75 years ago: Feb. 5, 1931
Elective officials met with the county court yesterday to discuss means of reducing the expenditures of the county; Judge Charles G. Wilson opened the discussion by explaining that the county is in the red more than $50,000.
School superintendent John A. Whitford of the Cape Girardeau public schools is vigorously supported by Girardeans prominent in the fields of religion and education for his stand in the statewide controversy over an address made by Dr. Harry E. Barnes at the state meeting of teachers in November.
100 years ago: Feb. 5, 1906
August Shivelbine, one of the best residents Cape Girardeau ever had, died yesterday after an illness of several weeks; he was 52 years old; Shivelbine was a native of Cape Girardeau; after going through the schools here, his father sent him to Germany to study engineering; he returned two years later and went to California, where he operated engines in the mines; after returning to Cape Girardeau, he ran flour mills for a time.
J.T. Stratmann returned yesterday from a business trip through several counties in the interest of the Glenn Mercantile Co.
-- Sharon K. Sanders