- 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)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)37
- 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)2
- 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 6/9/06
25 years ago: June 9, 1981
Three years after its initial planning stages, Cape Girardeau's traffic signal replacement and curb reconstruction program is now 94 percent complete, according to city engineer Guy A. Lowes.
The county court has reached an agreement allowing Bob Flannery to farm approximately 20 acres on the south part of the County Farm Park surrounding Memorial Park Cemetery.
50 years ago: June 9, 1956
Despite the time-consuming delays to sewer work because of the unstable ground in the filled area of Main Street, total sewer construction is on schedule and the overall work on the first phase of the Main Street levee program is roughly 40 percent finished, the sub-office of the U.S. Engineers reports. The sewer contractor has discarded the regular trenching method on the filled area of Main and is moving pile drivers and materials there preparatory to driving sheet metal along the walls of thrench.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Phil M. Donnelly has approved $58,300,000 in bond issue building allotments for the state's universities, colleges and hospitals; of that amount, the college at Cape Girardeau will receive $2,740,000 for campus construction.
75 years ago: June 9, 1931
Members of the Cape Girardeau County Court and a representative of the highway department visited property owners near Appleton yesterday and reached agreement for securing all the right of way for construction of a final sector of Highway 25 around the town of Appleton.
John F. Miller of Millersville this week took out his 51st license as a merchant, having completed a half-century as a business man in that community.
100 years ago: June 9, 1906
It is reported that all the difficulties that had arisen with the construction of the Cape Girardeau and Thebes Bridge Terminal between Cape Girardeau and the Thebes, Ill., bridge have been resolved; it is further reported that by Aug. 1, trains will be operating between the Cape Girardeau & Chester (Houck) depot in Cape Girardeau and the Thebes bridge, making direct connection with all trains crossing the Mississippi River there.
Of all the liberal men in Cape Girardeau, George W. Caudle of the Southern Metal and Manufacturing Co. is the most so; he delights in having visitors go to his smelter plant, which is now building at the extreme south end of the city, and showing them over the grounds.
-- Sharon K. Sanders