- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)48
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
Out of the past 8/23/10
25 years ago: Aug. 23, 1985
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents has approved the taking of bids on a key portion of a $4.8 million boiler project; the power plant plans call for a "fluidized bed boiler," capable of producing 50,000 pounds of steam per hour.
A major donation by May Stores Foundation Inc. has put a bit of Christmas spirit into a holiday project that will raise funds for the Women's Center and Safe House; the foundation donates $1,000 to the "Festival of Trees," a November gala that will feature Christmas trees decorated by area organizations and businesses.
50 years ago: Aug. 23, 1960
Cape Girardeau firemen, members of Local 1984 of the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, confronted the city council yesterday with a request to pass an ordinance increasing their pay on a length-of-service basis, or in the alternative to face an initiative election in November.
The Cape County Historical Society has approached the city council with a proposal to develop Fort A, the Civil War bastion at the east end of Bellevue Street, into a scenic turnaround overlooking the Mississippi River.
75 years ago: Aug. 23, 1935
A squad of 118 youths who will do Civilian Conservation Corps duty are recruited here and will leave tomorrow for training at Troy, Mo., after which they will be transferred to a camp in Minnesota; 13 of the men are from Cape Girardeau County; the largest contingent -- 53 -- is from Scott County.
Police officer Pink Niswonger has been assigned to patrol the Red Star suburb; Emory Stovall has been hired to supplement the force.
100 years ago: Aug. 23, 1910
The drought is broken in the morning by one of the worst storms in many months; the rain falls heavily, and a regular gale comes from the northeast, blowing down trees, signboards, unroofing buildings and knocking down fencing.
Dr. W.J. Miller of St. Louis, formerly a Cape Girardeau County resident, arrives here on the steamer Savannah; he's in town for the big Homecomers doings at Jackson.
Featured in "Men of Affairs" is J.W. Varner.
-- Sharon K. Sanders