- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)41
- 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)18
- 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 1/4/05
25 years ago: Jan. 4, 1980
A contract for the improvement of a 1.48-mile section of South Sprigg Street northward from old U.S. 61 was awarded by the city council to Girardeau Contractors Inc.
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The 104-year-old publication The Bloomfield Vindicator has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Randy Dale of Richland, Mo., to Jim and Clare Boan, editors and publishers of the newspaper for the past three years.
50 years ago: Jan. 4, 1955
A report made by superintendent L.J. Schultz to the school board last night showed that 74 more pupils are enrolled this year than at the same time last year, a figure one board member noted is equivalent to three additional classrooms.
The U.S. state department order declaring Cape Girar-deau County, along with several other Missouri counties, off limits to citizens of Russia has caused considerable speculation among residents here.
75 years ago: Jan. 4, 1930
Provided the weather is favorable, the highway department plans to open U.S. 61, between Fredericktown and Farmington, to traffic within the next week or 10 days; numerous complaints regarding the condition of the streets in Fredericktown, which are being used as a detour during the construction of the new road, and of the detour itself, have been heard from motorists coming over the road.
Work is to begin next week on an office building and storage room for A.H. Gerhardt and Son, general contractors, on a site on Middle Street, between Broadway and Bellevue.
100 years ago: Jan. 4, 1905
Toppling off a 35-foot embankment last evening, Henry D. Anderson took a terrible fall to the stony bed beneath but lived to tell the tale; he was working with a force of men at the old Killebrew quarry south of town when the bluff on which he was standing gave way; a large bruise on his head and a slightly bruised leg are the extent of his injuries.
Several farmers were at the brickyard yesterday from Scott County making large purchases of brick; they took home with them several loads, in all 10,000 bricks, for a new school house in the county near New Hamburg, Mo.
-- Sharon K. Sanders