- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- 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 8/19/10
25 years ago: Aug. 19, 1985
Cape Girardeau County's oldest high school -- Oak Ridge High -- now has some of the newest facilities; a crowd of several hundred people, including former teachers and students, participated in yesterday's dedication of a new brick addition and separate administration building; the school will begin its 112th year this fall.
With the deadline for concluding tax assessment work closing in, the Cape Girardeau County Board of Appeals refuses to change the method for assessing cable television property; the cable firm had sought the change which would have lowered the assessment.
50 years ago: Aug. 19, 1960
Fully 5,500 people attend the Jackson Homecomers in the evening and are favored with excellent weather; Thursday night's crowd was hampered by rain and little activity was noted.
Back home in Cape Girardeau after an interesting and educational summer in Europe, Robert Bentley has high praise for the American Student Information Service, which arranged his series of tours and also his job in a plastics factory for seven weeks in Stockholm, Sweden.
75 years ago: Aug. 19, 1935
Equaling the summer's record, the temperature yesterday hit 98 degrees for a high spot in Cape Girardeau, but some cooler weather comes today with a reading of 88 at 2 p.m.
Joy Kistler, director of athletics of the University of Iowa high school, who was selected by the board of regents of State College as head basketball coach and assistant to coach E.R. Stuber in football, has notified the college he has accepted a different position and will not be coming to Cape Girardeau.
100 years ago: Aug. 19, 1910
Contractor C.C. Hawley begins paving operations on the north end of Lorimier Street in the morning by putting the big steamroller to work, preparatory to putting down the macadam and asphaltum binder.
Mrs. George Hilpert, wife of the Rev. Hilpert of Illmo, arrives on the Gulf train and leaves here for Shawneetown, to be sponsor at the christening of the child of her brother, the Rev. Carl Zschoche of that place.
Featured in "Men of Affairs" is Joseph Haas.
-- Sharon K. Sanders