- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)42
- 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)31
- 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 7/3/10
25 years ago: July 3, 1985
A group of manacled anti-abortionists, some preferring to be dragged or carried, are escorted in the morning by police from the Women's Health Center of Cape Girardeau, 891 N. Kingshighway, after the protesters stage a 40-minute "sit-in" at the abortion clinic.
Boatmen's Bank of Cape Girardeau announces it will donate the old bank building at 701 Good Hope St., to the Salvation Army when the bank ceases operations there in mid-August; the 62-year-old structure is the oldest operating bank facility in Cape Girardeau; it was originally the Farmers and Merchants Bank.
50 years ago: July 3, 1960
Maple Avenue Methodist Church is being served by William Fullbright of Cape Girardeau, a retired Methodist minister; the Rev. John L. Wood, district superintendent, is expected to announce an assignment for the local congregation soon.
Michael W. Buehrle, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Buehrle of Cape Girardeau, has been selected as the Navy recruit petty officer of the St. Louis area "Cardinal Company."
75 years ago: July 3, 1935
The Cape Girardeau City Council, at a special meeting last night, passed a liquor and beer license ordinance; the proposed ordinance drew criticism from several beer dealers, who claim the low fee charged for selling 3.2 percent beer will cause many dealers to drop the sale of 5 percent beer and sell the product of lower alcoholic content in order that they can do business on Sunday; the dealers say this will result in a "wide-open town" on Sundays.
Workers have finished laying brick and stone for the first floor of the new dwelling for Mr. and Mrs. Byron F. Dormeyer on Highway 61, just west of the Broadway-highway intersection; the brick is a light-colored material, and limestone is being used in the turret tower section of the house.
100 years ago: July 3, 1910
The Rev. W.G. Stephens, pastor of the Baptist Mission in South Cape Girardeau, has opened a reading and lounging room for the people of that part of town.
The Rev. H.W. Whitnell of Florida, former pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, will deliver a lecture Thursday at the church; his subject will be "Failures."
-- Sharon K. Sanders