- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)44
- 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)35
- 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 2/19/10
25 years ago: Feb. 19, 1985
Three area Boy Scouts have earned their Eagle Scout requirements: Andy Oxford of Cape Girardeau, and Mike Barks and John A. Rice Jr., both of Jackson.
State Rep. Mary Kasten of Cape Girardeau says she plans to vote in favor of the mandatory seat-belt law in the Missouri House, which reportedly is closely divided on the issue.
50 years ago: Feb. 19, 1960
A federal grand jury in St. Louis next week will investigate the holdup of the Bank of Oran on Nov. 16 in which $11,668 was taken and subsequent to which four men and a woman were arrested on charges of complicity in the crime.
As a matter of public interest, the Army Corps of Engineers has put markings at five points on the new floodwall indicating pertinent data relative to high stages of the Mississippi River; the highest mark is at the 42.5-foot mark, which was attained during the record 1844 flood.
75 years ago: Feb. 19, 1935
The Cape Brewing Co., 400 S. Middle St., begins the distribution of its new bottled beer, the first locally made bottle beer since Prohibition; the new beer, called "Ideal," is made in both the 3.2 percent and 5 percent alcoholic content, and is retailing for 10 cents per bottle.
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Word has been received from Jefferson City, Mo., of tentative plans for placing of a permanent camp for transients on public property in the Chaffee area; the proposed camp would be of the barracks type, large enough for 250 people.
100 years ago: Feb. 19, 1910
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Commercial Hotel here is destroyed by fire early in the morning and one guest, George Dickerson, loses his life; the building is a total loss.
Trains are about on schedule once more since the blizzard; the early morning train on the Frisco is about six hours late leaving Cape Girardeau, the delay partially due to engine trouble.
-- Sharon K. Sanders