- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)44
- 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 11/16/04
25 years ago: Nov. 16, 1979
Widespread reports that the jobs of city manager W.G. Lawley and police chief Henry H. Gerecke are in jeopardy have been discounted by the city manager, the chief and members of the city council; reports were circulating as early as two weeks ago that the council was going to ask for Lawley's resignation or that of Gerecke, or both.
Girardeau Contractors Inc. of Cape Girardeau is awarded the contract to resurface South Sprigg and Morgan Oak streets on a bid of $126,268.60.
50 years ago: Nov. 16, 1954
For nearly 35 years, 90 veterans of World War I from Cape Girardeau County have had money coming to them, but have never claimed it, and unless they do by Dec. 31 this chance to get it will be lost.
Fine-O-Meters, a device to allow motorists who overstay their parking meter time to pay their 50-cent fine without going to police headquarters, will soon make their appearance on designated meters in the three business areas.
75 years ago: Nov. 16, 1929
The Bank of Whitewater, closed by its board of directors Nov. 6 after it had failed to earn money for stockholders, had total deposits of $30,835.98, and loans of $30,331.25, according to an inventory filed in the recorder's office at Jackson by the state bank examiner.
Cape Girardeau streets will be decorated this Yule season with a colored lighting system, as has been the custom during past years.
100 years ago: Nov. 16, 1904
At a supper given Monday evening by the Rev. Olen Boggess, a conference of the several Protestant churches of the city was formed; the purpose, as the minister explained, was to wage a stronger fight against evil during the winter; those organizing the conference were the Revs. R.S. Brown, C. Monroe, Boggess, T.J. Duvall and Theodore Ludwig.
One of the biggest shipments of turkeys ever made from this city went out on the steamer Chester to St. Louis yesterday; there were 200 crates and over 3,000 turkeys.
-- Sharon K. Sanders