- 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)49
- 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 cops’ 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 10/17/10
25 years ago: Oct. 17, 1985
Five new officers have been hired by the Cape Girardeau Police Department and will be sworn in tomorrow; the officers are Alan D. Bisher and Kenton R. Martin, both of Cape Girardeau; Jerry D. Canady of Sikeston, Mo.; David E. Felton, originally from the Chicago area, and Jackie A. Wimp of Hornersville, Mo.
Bishop John Leibrecht, of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Catholic Diocese, presided at a rededication Mass last night at St. Mary's Cathedral; the Mass marked the completion of a $50,000 remodeling of the church's interior.
50 years ago: Oct. 17, 1960
Lon O. Hocker, the Republican candidate for U.S. senator, campaigned in Cape Girardeau yesterday, first at a reception at Centenary Methodist Church and later at a rally at Central High School.
A ripple of excitement breaks the calm of Main Street in the morning, when a youth, riding a fancy show horse, stops at the corner of Themis Street, dismounts, ties the reins to a parking meter and deposits a nickel; the equestrian is Clyde Russell Jr., who rode downtown to buy a jean jacket.
75 years ago: Oct. 17, 1935
Southeast Missouri teachers are back in Cape Girardeau for their annual meeting -- the convention session of the Southeast Missouri Teachers Association.
George A. Bienert, a former mayor of Chaffee, Mo., and a one-time resident of Cape Girardeau, dies at a hospital here; Bienert, who retired five years ago as a labor foreman for the Frisco Railroad, was born in Canada in 1860; his family moved to Missouri when he was 6.
100 years ago: Oct. 17, 1910
Prosecuting Attorney H.E. Alexander files suit in the Court of Common Pleas against the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad for $365,000 damages for violating its contract and franchise with the city of Cape Girardeau; the case will come up in the November term of court.
The Daughters of the American Revolution have secured the Grand Theater in Haarig for a performance Thursday evening; the daughters are raising funds for the erection of a handsome monument to the memory of the city's founder, Louis Lorimier.
-- Sharon K. Sanders