- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)48
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- 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
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
Out of the past 12/17/04
25 years ago: Dec. 17, 1979
The city of Cape Girardeau will find itself financially tight the first half of the 1980s, and a drastic reduction in capital improvements will be inevitable, predicts city manager W.G. Lawley.
County court officials approve the creation of a Cape Girardeau County Industrial Development Corp.; the not-for-profit corporation will have the authority to issue tax-exempt general revenue bonds to help spur commercial and industrial development in the county.
50 years ago: Dec. 17, 1954
No further word on a plan to build a National Guard armory in Cape Girardeau has been received; local Guard officers, city officials and chamber of commerce leaders haven't had a report on the project from Washington authorities, in whose hands the armory proposal has been for almost four months.
An outbreak of mumps in Scott County and several cases of measles in kindergarten and primary grades in Jackson aren't reflected in absenteeism in Cape Girardeau public schools, says school nurse Myrtle Schrader.
75 years ago: Dec. 17, 1929
The first step toward assuring continuance of the Cape Girardeau County fair is taken by members of the Blattner family, who offer free use for five years of the old fairground site on the Gordonville Road west of the city limits for use of the fair.
The nomination of postmaster H.H. Haas of Cape Girardeau for re-appointment is sent to the Senate by President Herbert Hoover.
100 years ago: Dec. 17, 1904
Cape Girardeau is going to have a new lumber yard; deals are closed whereby land is procured in the west end of the city, just east of the brick yard; those with interest in the new venture are Felix Petrequin of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., John Tlapek of St. Marys, Mo., and Theodore Ochs, George Pope and L.W. Morton, of Cape Girardeau.
On Jan. 16, two new rural free mail delivery routes will be put in operation by the post office; this will mean that three routes will be serving many people of the county, one being established some time ago.
-- Sharon K. Sanders