- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)39
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- 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)
Out of the past 12/7/10
25 years ago: Dec. 7, 1985
Ray Porter, who is associated with the International Match Co. of St. Louis, is the speaker at a luncheon of the Christian Business Men's Committee.
The Cape County Industrial Development Authority has given preliminary approval to the issuance of $7 million in industrial revenue bonds for expansion and refinancing of the Chateau Girardeau retirement facility at Independence Street and Mount Auburn Road.
50 years ago: Dec. 7, 1960
Mayor Walter H. Ford says comments to him have been favorable toward the city's plan to build a sewage disposal system with general obligation bonds retirable over 20 years with payments from residents based on proportionate use of water; he hopes voters will approve the largest bond issue in city history, $1,598,000, to finance construction of the system.
Postal employees, taking aim at the host of pigeons that nightly roost in the copings of the post office building and create an unhealthy mess, dispatch about 30 birds in the evening using shotguns and scatter loads.
75 years ago: Dec. 7, 1935
Delegates from four states, flying high the banner of Young Democratic Clubs, gather in Cape Girardeau for a dinner, rally and general get-together in the evening at Houck Field House.
About 250 fans attended a boxing show staged Thursday night in the Old Opera House building sponsored by the Cape Rock Athletic Club, with R.J. Ford and V.M. Vancil as the promoters; the main bout was between Jackie D. Burton of Blytheville, Ark., and Young Simington of Poplar Bluff, Mo., with the former scoring a technical knockout in the seventh round.
100 years ago: Dec. 7, 1910
The Daily Republican has even more forcefully entered the debate over the Frisco Railroad franchise; the publishers yesterday initiated proceedings in Common Pleas Court to restrain the City Council from issuing a franchise to the railroad.
Dr. J.M. Finney has secured the services of Harvey C. Jones, a prescription druggist of Kansas City.
-- Sharon K. Sanders