- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)44
- 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 5/3/07
25 years ago: May 3, 1982
U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson of Missouri's 10th District is scheduled to make a jail cell visit with farm activist Wayne Cryts of Puxico, Mo., who is in the Pope County (Ark.) jail for civil contempt of court.
Burying garbage in a landfill may not be the best way to dispose of refuse ecologically, but there's no better method economically at this time for Cape Girardeau; that assessment is offered by City Manager Gary A. Eide; the city is searching for a new landfill location.
50 years ago: May 3, 1957
A quarantine to check the spread of the cyst nematode, a pest which curtails the production of soybeans, is planned within 10 days by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; in Missouri, the quarantine will apply only to Pemiscot County farms.
Missouri Gov. James T. Blair has named Lindsay W. Simmons of Cape Girardeau as a new member of the State College Board of Regents, succeeding Russell L. Dearmont of St. Louis; he also appointed Hershel Bess of Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the board.
75 years ago: May 3, 1932
The Cape Girardeau City Council has instituted five-minute parking on the east side of North Fountain street, between the alley south of the Federal Building to Broadway; this is to prevent traffic congestion and to eliminate double parking.
Five Cape Girardeau community leaders and bankers attend a rally at Chaffee, Mo., at which possibilities of reorganizing the First National Bank of Chaffee are discussed; those attending from Cape Girardeau are W.O. Bowman, C.L. Harrison, Herman Bremermann, W.F.D. Batjer and Clyde Vandivort.
100 years ago: May 3, 1907
James A. Barks has been elected principal of the school at Tilsit; Alice McGee was named assistant; she comes from the well-known Millersville family; Lottie Ates will teach at Houck the coming year.
The wheat house at Gordonville, belonging to a number of farmers who contributed to its construction a few years ago, has been sold to Henry J. Nothdurft of near Tilsit for $70; it measures 20 by 50 feet; Nothdurft will offer the building for resale Saturday in Jackson.
-- Sharon K. Sanders