- 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)40
- 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)6
- 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 2/23/11
25 years ago: Feb. 23, 1986
John M. Harth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Harth of Mendota, Ill., will be ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau by Bishop John Leibrecht on Wednesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Peterstown, Mo.; Harth is a former news anchor for KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau.
The Rev. and Mrs. William Petrillo of Messiah Lutheran Church in Aledo, Ill., are special guests at services at St. Mark Lutheran Church; the Rev. Petrillo served as pastor of St. Mark's from 1969 to 1973.
50 years ago: Feb. 23, 1961
Wimpy's Skyway Restaurant, in the terminal building at Municipal Airport, is being expanded, three months after it opened; formerly able to seat only 12 people, the new Skyway will have seating for 25 people.
Workers have started remaking the base of the war memorial in Courthouse Park; some shrubs have been removed, and a circular metal base has been taken off the fountain.
75 years ago: Feb. 23, 1936
Continuing his "Home and Home Folks" series of sermons, Dr. H.H. McGinty, pastor of First Baptist Church, preaches on "How to Be Happy Though Married -- Husbands."
Albert J. Wallmann Friday sold his 95-acre farm near New Bethel Church in Shawnee Township to Robert E. Unger, who paid for it in cash; this tract is part of the historic Balden farm, where at one time there was a community.
100 years ago: Feb. 23, 1911
The Frisco special, which has been making a trip over the lines with a party of eminent men in the interest of agricultural education, is scheduled to reach Cape Girardeau this evening; there will be speeches by several of the gentlemen at the Normal School auditorium; Josephine, the famous champion cow, will be brought along on the train.
The Benton Society captured the debate loving cup last night, defeating the Webster orators in the annual event; debating for and against a constitutional amendment allowing Congress to pass an income tax were Rush Limbaugh, Howard Roberts and Chester Peck for the Bentons; the Websters were A. Vest Abernathy, H. Loyd Bowman and O. Jerome Ferguson.
-- Sharon K. Sanders