- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- 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
- 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
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Out of the past 4/20/05
25 years ago: April 20, 1980
The Rev. and Mrs. John Hall, missionaries to West Africa, speak at First Assembly of God in the morning and evening; the Halls have served as missionaries to Africa for 48 years.
Evangelistic services are being held today through Friday at Lynwood Baptist Church; the Rev. Melvin Moody of Altus, Okla., is the evangelist.
50 years ago: April 20, 1955
City and political party officials and civic leaders admonish Cape Girardeau voters they must comply with the new registration requirements if they expect to vote in future elections; they say many residents apparently don't realize that all prior registrations are null and void, and that they must reregister.
Acting to avoid confusion over administration of private immunizations with the Salk polio vaccine, the Cape Girardeau County Medical Society announces that its members will withhold giving the shots until an ample supply is on hand in the county to adequately provide for the most susceptible group.
75 years ago: April 20, 1930
Commemorating the Resurrection, Cape Girardeau churches hold special services in observance of Easter; sunrise services are held at First Christian Church, with Dr. Joseph A. Serena of the Teachers College presiding, and at Grace Methodist Church.
Figures from the current census being conducted now show Illmo's population has decreased by 146 since 1920; the 1930 count of Illmo is 1,129.
100 years ago: April 20, 1905
Mrs. Fannie Daues, mother of the prosecuting attorney of the county, dies at a local hospital; she was one of the old residents of the city and was held in high esteem.
In a few days, a store for the retailing of dairy goods will be opened on Aquamsi Street, near the Planters' Mill; two St. Louis, Mo., men are in the city making arrangements for the opening about May 1; Landl & Brother is the name of the new firm.
-- Sharon K. Sanders