- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- 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
- 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
- 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
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
Out of the past 7/12/07
25 years ago: July 12, 1982
For almost two months, since the resignation of assistant city attorney Van Pounds in May, Cape Girardeau has been without full-time legal council; a search for a new city attorney began last winter when city attorney Robert C. Fick left city hall.
Despite an early morning fire Saturday in the north wing of the Cape Girar-deau County Jail in Jackson, which resulted in minor damage, County Court Presiding Judge Gene Huckstep says the masonry structure "is rated as practically fireproof;" Saturday's fire apparently started when an inmate's cigarette fell into a trash-filled paper sack.
50 years ago: July 12, 1957
An Oriole youth, Paul R. McLaird, 16, is injured when he falls from a moving hay truck, and a wheel of the truck runs over him; the accident occurs in a field on the R.B. Medlock farm; the youth is treated for a fractured collarbone.
Survey crews are busy in the county, particularly around Cape Girardeau, as plans for the new four-lane federal highway advance; a crew is working out the tentative location of the route where it will cross Highway 61 near Wedekind Park.
75 years ago: July 12, 1932
Following last night's address at Teachers College by Dr. Clark Eichelberger of Chicago, 20 locals organized the Cape Girardeau Chapter of the League of Nations; H.S. Moore of the college faculty was elected president of the chapter, and Mrs. Oscar Kaiser was chosen secretary-treasurer.
New green-and-white awnings are being installed on the west side of the Hotel Marquette, along that part of the building occupied by the coffee shop.
100 years ago: July 12, 1907
Following the example of George Rayburn, who two days ago chopped down the wooden toll gate on the Jackson Road, Charles Vogelsang, a farmer living seven miles out on the road, this morning uproots the new iron gate; when he is refused passage without paying the toll, Vogelsang unhitches the mules from his wagon, hitches them around the iron bar and drives away.
M.J. Michelson, a jeweler, has come to Cape Girardeau and will open a new jewelry store and pawn office in the St. Charles Hotel building next week.
-- Sharon K. Sanders