- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)42
- 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
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- 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
Out of the past 8/25/07
25 years ago: Aug. 25, 1982
After being shut off for several weeks, work will begin soon to refurbish the historic Courthouse Park fountain, thanks to efforts spearheaded by the Cape Girardeau Fire Department; city firefighters will provide the know-how and elbow grease needed to rework the fountain.
After months of planning, construction is expected to begin soon on additions to West Lane Elementary School; the Jackson School Board has accepted the low bid of $1,034,500 from Sides Construction Co. of Jackson on the recommendation of project architect Byron Foust.
50 years ago: Aug. 25, 1957
The Rev. W.D. Baker of Jefferson City will officially launch the building program of the South Side Baptist Church in a special service Wednesday evening; tentative plans are to build a Sunday school building to accommodate 500 people.
The Rev. Fred J. Fischer, C.M., has assumed his duties as administrator of Holy Family Catholic Church on South Sprigg Street and assistant to the Rev. Joseph P. Dyra, C.M., pastor of St. Vincent's Church; he replaces the Rev. John A. Schaughnessy, C.M.
75 years ago: Aug. 25, 1932
General approval of the Cape Girardeau post office annex is made when the building, now finished except for minor details, is inspected; H.K. Cottrill, construction engineer, representing the government, approves the addition.
Reduced prices for season tickets for box and reserved seats at Houck Field Stadium for the coming football season are announced by professor W.T. Doherty of the Teachers College; prices for box seats are cut in half, from $36 to $18; reserved seating prices fall to $3.30 from $5.
100 years ago: Aug. 25, 1907
The Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian congregations of Cape Girardeau unite in the morning at the Common Pleas Courthouse to hear Edith Hill Booker, a famous temperance evangelist of Kansas.
A mission festival is held at Jackson by the Lutheran Church of that town; the public school park is the setting for the celebration; sermons are preached by the Rev. Telle of Gordonville and the Rev. Mertz of Tilsit.
-- Sharon K. Sanders