- 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)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- 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)2
- 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 3/24/10
25 years ago: March 24, 1985
With the University High athletic program on shaky ground because of the school's planned closing, prep basketball coach Don Mansfield has switched teams; he will take over the boys basketball program at Chaffee High School next season.
Cape Mattress Co., which has been on Cape Rock Drive for 30 years, is moving to a building at 36 N. Spanish St.
50 years ago: March 24, 1960
Amid a burst of trumpet fanfare, Bishop-elect Marion F. Forst is heralded into St. Mary's Cathedral and is consecrated a bishop by the Most Rev. Charles H. Helmsing, bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese; Forst will be enthroned the bishop of the Dodge City, Kan., Diocese on April 5.
Appointment of the Rev. Leo P. Kampmann, pastor of St. Michael's Parish in Fredericktown, Mo., as pastor of St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau is announced by the Bishop Charles H. Helmsing.
75 years ago: March 24, 1935
The Rev. Roland Reichmann, newly elected pastor of First English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, will take charge of the congregation May 8; Reichmann will complete his course at the Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary in May and then come here.
After being off duty nearly four months with a foot infection, Curtis L. Childs, dean of patrolmen of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, has recovered sufficiently to return to work; he is serving as desk sergeant but will return to his regular beat April 1.
100 years ago: March 24, 1910
Among the boats arriving at Cape Girardeau is the Racine of Muskegon, Mich., a beautiful 36-foot cruiser; the boat left Muskegon on Nov. 27, arriving in St. Louis early in December; the craft was caught and wrecked in the ice jam at Chautauqua, Mo., on Dec. 10, and remained there until Feb. 1, when a 100-foot channel was cut through 10 inches of ice to free it; during the time the boat was stuck in the ice gorge, the crew lived in a camp on the shore nearby.
A gang of men begins the work of preparing for the creosoted wood blocks on Spanish Street in the morning; the street car company is excavating and leveling the tracks so that the concrete foundation may be laid at once.
-- Sharon K. Sanders