- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Neighbors mystified over why man was killed by state trooper (05/03/16)20
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- 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
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- 'American Pickers' visits Poplar Bluff (04/29/16)
Out of the past 12/8/07
25 years ago: Dec. 8, 1982
While December floodwaters begin their muddy recession in some areas, Southeast Missouri residents brace for a Saturday crest of 44.5 feet at Cape Girardeau, a level just below the 1973 record crest of 45.6 feet; a total of 16 people sought refuge last night in the emergency shelter set up at city hall; an estimated 300 people have been forced from their homes by high water.
Scott City police chief Vernon Wilson, whose short tenure has been marked by controversy, has resigned his post effective Dec. 17.
50 years ago: Dec. 8, 1957
State College coach Kenneth Knox, who is in Kansas City for the annual MIAA meeting, has been included in the list of those being considered to fill the vacant football coaching post at the University of Missouri.
A certificate of incorporation of the National Clay Pot manufacturers, with headquarters in Jackson on Highway 70, was filed for record Thursday; the purpose of the incorporation is to organize, promote and advance a professional association of individuals who manufacture and produce clay flower pots; the initial registering agent is the Ceramo Co.
75 years ago: Dec. 8, 1932
O.H. Cornelius, in charge of the district Prohibition office in Cape Girardeau, has written the deputy enforcement administrator in charge of the St. Louis office, recommending that 1,200 pounds of sugar confiscated by agents making liquor raids in Bollinger County this week be turned over to the Central Relief Organization here for distribution to the poor.
About 200 people who have deposits in the Sturdivant Bank have made claims up to noon; the bank will remain open for this purpose until April 8.
100 years ago: Dec. 8, 1907
The Rev. A. Wilder, pastor, preaches in the morning at Trinity Lutheran Church; in the evening, he attends the installation of the new pastor at Wittenberg, Mo.; the new pastor is the Rev. A.H. Klein, who recently arrived from Brazil, South America.
G.A. Kassel has purchased the residence and lot belonging to Fred Pott for about $4,900; the place is on Ellis Street, near Broadway.
-- Sharon K. Sanders