- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Neighbors mystified over why man was killed by state trooper (05/03/16)22
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- 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
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- 'American Pickers' visits Poplar Bluff (04/29/16)
Out of the past 4/14/05
25 years ago: April 14, 1980
The Cape Girardeau County Court has hired L. Robert Kimball and Associates, a Kansas City, Mo., engineering and appraisal firm, to assist County Assessor Jerry L. Reynolds in drawing up a county reassessment plan to submit to the state tax commission by June 2.
An ordinance providing for the election of a city marshal for the reorganized city of Scott City is adopted by the town's board of aldermen; the board also acts on the recommendation of the fire chief and purchases a new fire truck.
50 years ago: April 14, 1955
An excellent growing season, fed by ample spring rains for the first time since 1951, is predicted for Cape Girardeau County and district farmers, who -- except for fruit growers -- survived the March 26 freeze without great amounts of damage.
Representatives of 45 organizations vote to spearhead a campaign for a community-wide celebration on the occasion of Cape Girardeau's 150th birthday next year; those gathered also authorize the incorporation of an association to handle the celebration.
75 years ago: April 14, 1930
Dr. William Mayo, world famous surgeon of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., his wife and a party of friends spend three hours in Cape Girardeau, while gasoline and other supplies are taken aboard the North Star, a private yacht, on which the group is making a return trip from New Orleans.
Fire of undetermined origin guts the second floor and a portion of the first floor of the building at 116 N. Main, occupied by Clark Music Co., and causing damage estimated at $5,000.
100 years ago: April 14, 1905
While driving along South Sprigg Street en route to his home in New Hamburg, Mo., Nick Scherer's horse becomes frightened by a bicycle and kicks him square in the face; his nose is mashed and his whole face badly disfigured.
The new firm of candy makers Dowling & Mathews receives a setback in their rushing business; about $150 worth of candy ingredients and finished stock is destroyed by the bursting of a water pipe in the hotel above.
-- Sharon K. Sanders