- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- 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)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 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
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Out of the past 12/28/06
25 years ago: Dec. 28, 1981
Cape Girardeau County Court turns down a request from Jackson Seniro Center Inc. officials for financial assistance in the purchase of the Lichtenegger Finer Foods store for use as a nutrition center; County Court Presiding Judge Gene Huckstep notes the county is prohibited from contributing public money to private individuals, corporations or associations.
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perry County Court has awarded a contract to Rickard Construction Co. of Cape Girardeau for construction of a 187-foot long bridge over Saline Creek west of Brewer, Mo.
50 years ago: Dec. 28, 1956
In the election held at Ancell yesterday, only two persons voted against the measure to elevate Ancell from village status to a fourth-class city; the vote in favor of the measure was 102.
Another scenic landmark, one time called the most photographed spot in Southeast Missouri, is giving way to modern-day requirements; it is the scenic bluff on the former South Sprigg Street Road south of the cement plant; 25,000 of stone ill be taken from the bluffs to be used fore the base structure of the floodwall.
75 years ago: Dec. 28, 1931
A one-story frame store building, which will also include a gasoline filling station and general automobile service facilities, is being built on Highway 61 by Pleas Wilkerson; the building is just a short distance north of the interesections of highways 61 and 74.
Highway 61 between West Broadway and Gordonville Road is closed while the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks are being extended west across the slab; a temporary bridge will be built over the tracks, and the highway will be reopened later today.
100 years ago: Dec. 28, 1906
The annual ball of the Daughters of the Confederacy was held last night at the Elks Hall and proved to be a most successful celebration; the gowns of the women were especially attractive this year.
A report comes from Oran, Mo., that a Christmas night celebration at the Baptist Church was ruthlessly broken up by some thug who fired a shot into the church through a window; the load broke the glass near the Christmas tree and passed near the minister and others.
-- Sharon K. Sanders