- Missing Jackson woman found dead in Bollinger County pond (06/23/16)3
- Village of Zalma must disincorporate, law says (06/23/16)5
- Jackson man accused of felony assault after attack at Cape bar (06/26/16)5
- I want an angry president (06/21/16)16
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Man allegedly kicks woman, punches man after denied a sexual favor (06/23/16)
- Witness says he saw suspect kill his best friend (06/24/16)
- Advance graduate will become superintendent of its schools (06/21/16)1
- Odd court hearing ends with judge declaring probable cause in abuse case (06/22/16)4
- Many Jackson students may face random drug-testing (06/26/16)25
Out of the past 12/9/10
25 years ago: Dec. 9, 1985
BENTON, Mo. -- Unusually thick fog in parts of Scott County causes a cancellation of classes in the Kelly School District.
An agreement providing for purchase of $4.85 million in nontaxable sales tax revenue bonds to provide for development of a long-proposed Southeast Missouri Regional Port on the Mississippi River north of Scott City is finalized by the port authority board of commissioners; money from the sale of the bonds will be repaid by the commission over a four-year period with revenue generated by a one-fourth cent sales tax in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties.
50 years ago: Dec. 9, 1960
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Albert M. Spradling Jr. of Cape Girardeau was appointed president pro tem of the State Senate yesterday at a caucus of Democratic members of the Senate; he was named without opposition.
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Fire, apparently originating in the basement, destroys the ancient two-story brick building that housed he Stoddard County Jail and living quarters for Sheriff and Mrs. James McDaniel; five prisoners, locked in the cell on the first floor, and Sheriff and Mrs. McDaniel and their son narrowly escape with their lives.
75 years ago: Dec. 9, 1935
"Wild Bill" Cummins, winner of the Indianapolis speedway race in 1934, stops here briefly as he is on his way from Detroit to California for a series of races; the driver has his racing auto with him, transporting it on a small truck.
Cape Girardeau police used tear gas to drive two young women from the basement of a downtown building last night; one of the girls had a revolver secreted under her coat when they came out, their eyes filled with tears; they will face either city or state charges.
100 years ago: Dec. 9, 1910
Residents of Cape Girardeau are surprised to learn the city council met secretly last night and passed an ordinance granting the Frisco Railroad franchise; it is said Mayor M.E. Leming had police chief Willis Martin summon each member of the council to the meeting, with orders not to mention the gathering to anyone.
A large crowd attended the evangelistic meeting at Second Baptist Church last night to hear the Rev. S.W. Beasley preach.
-- Sharon K. Sanders