- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- 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 cops’ 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 6/2/09
25 years ago: June 2, 1984
Robert B. Hendrix, Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce president, was given the Cobblestone Award in recognition of his civic efforts at yesterday's First Friday Coffee; presenting the award was Chamber representative W.H. "Dutch" Estes.
The Town Pump Restaurant, 120 N. Main St., has been purchased by Evelyn Newcomer of Perryville, Mo., from Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert J. Popp, who have operated it for the past 12 years; the eatery was established more than 25 years ago by Peg Eaker.
50 years ago: June 2, 1959
Hilary F. Schmittzehe, president of the Cape Girardeau County Association for Retarded Children, says he has received notification that necessary appropriations for the planned Retarded Children's School here have been approved by the State Legislature; work on transforming the County Home into a school will begin immediately.
Construction is progressing on the new school being erected north of Cape Girardeau on the Egypt Mills Road; most of the foundation has been poured, and the steel and brick work on the six-classroom building will soon get underway.
75 years ago: June 2, 1934
A petition by the bondholders' protective committee of the Cape Girardeau Bridge Co., filed yesterday in federal court in St. Louis and transferred here today, asks for foreclosure of the river bridge under a first mortgage deed of trust.
Field crops and gardens of Cape Girardeau County are beginning to feel the effects of the early summer drought, particularly since the temperatures have run high.
100 years ago: June 2, 1909
Inquiries are beginning to come in both locally and from adjacent towns relative to the coming of William Jennings Bryan to Cape Girardeau on June 14; requests for tickets have already been made, and without doubt every available seat in the big Normal School auditorium will be sold in advance.
The new fire wagon, pulled by the team of big grays, and upon which four firefighters are riding, passes up Broadway in the afternoon, followed by a crowd of admiring lads.
-- Sharon K. Sanders