- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
Out of the past 11/4/04
25 years ago: Nov. 4, 1979
The Rev. Claude Russell Jr., is installed as pastor of Second Baptist Church in afternoon ceremony; the Rev. Pythia Frazier of Carbondale, Ill., delivers the installation sermon; Russell came to Cape Girardeau from the New Zion Baptist Church of Carbondale.
The congregation of the New Life Fellowship celebrates its 10th anniversary with a Festival of Praise and Worship; the church was founded in 1969 by 17 people in the upper room of the old Goodwill Store on Themis Street.
50 years ago: Nov. 4, 1954
With the United Fund campaign scheduled to come to a close tomorrow, contributions stand at only 41.3 percent of the goal, while at least two-thirds of the prospect cards still remain unreported in the hands of volunteers; contributions are at $20,482.987; the goal for the drive is $49,500.
A campaign to get signers on petitions asking the county court to convert the County Home property on Highway 61 into a park and recreation center is under way, spearheaded by the Cape Girardeau County Park and Recreation Committee.
75 years ago: Nov. 4, 1929
Contract for the first unit of the Teachers College stadium at Houck Field, to cost $42,365 and to seat 5,400 people, is let by the board of regents to Gerhardt & Son, Cape Girardeau contractor.
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Three contracting companies are clearing the right of way for the floodway to be constructed under the supervision of the federal government in Mississippi and New Madrid counties; another company is having machinery built and assembled and will begin work about Dec. 1.
100 years ago: Nov. 4, 1904
Word is received that August Ude, for two terms treasurer of this county and one of the oldest citizens, was seriously injured by a street car in East St. Louis, Ill.; he was struck by an electric car while crossing the tracks, suffering a broken collar bone and two ribs and other internal injuries.
At the start of work in the morning at the Killebrew stone quarry several miles north of Cape Girardeau, a fight starts among the railroad employees which seriously injures several; it is said that W.H. Killebrew ordered a Greek worker to do a piece of work, but he refused and was fired; this angered other Greek employees, and a terrible fight ensued.
-- Sharon K. Sanders