- 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 8/24/04
10 years ago: Aug. 24, 1994
Prestige Air Services, newly formed company owned by Duane Beussink, will petition Cape Girardeau City Council for right to become a fixed-base operator at municipal airport; Prestige is also seeking approval from Federal Aviation Administration.
When Jackson landfill closed in April, Cape Girardeau solid-waste transfer station saw dramatic increase in trash; extra load reached record tonnage recently, giving Cape Girardeau city officials reason to be concerned.
25 years ago: Aug. 24, 1979
Amended petition seeking $2.5 million in damages for rezoning of site of proposed West Park Mall has been filed in St. Francois County Circuit Court; petition was filed by developers of proposed Westborough Mall against Cape Girardeau City Council.
Dr. V. Paul Grisham, dentist in Cape Girardeau for 47 years and man well known for his numerous professional contributions, died yesterday at Southeast Missouri Hospital at age 70; he is survived by his wife, the former Dimple Underwood; one son, a sister and three grandchildren.
50 years ago: Aug. 24, 1954
Rezoning of area in which John Cobb School was located before school building burned was asked yesterday at city council meeting by representatives of Cape Girardeau Board of Education; property, located at Merriwether and Ellis streets, is in two-family zone, and board is asking it be rezoned to commercial.
Thirteen additional room or unit memorials in proposed Southeast Missouri Hospital addition -- representing pledges of $3,000 or more -- are reported by Jack O. Knehans, general chairman; total of 36 lifetime living memorials have thus far been reserved in new addition, to be financed by current $360,000 building fund.
75 years ago: Aug. 24, 1929
Four white squirrels, gift of Tennessee man, find a home in Courthouse Park; J.R. Carroll Jr. of Kenton, Tenn., presents animals to city, with admonition that they must never be sold; legend has it that if white squirrels are sold, they will die.
First floor of new building on Good Hope Street, to be occupied by Kinder's Drug Store, is being placed.
-- Sharon K. Sanders