- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)31
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Out of the past 2/26/11
25 years ago: Feb. 26, 1986
A 120-acre tract of farm land west of the Nash Road industrial complex has been pegged as the likely site for a maximum security prison, if the state chooses to locate the prison in Cape Girardeau County; the land would sell for $4,000 to $5,000 per acre.
Southeast Missouri State University made it a clean sweep of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association coaching honors yesterday as Ed Arnzen of the women's basketball team was named conference Coach of the Year; Monday, Southeast's Ron Shumate was named men's Coach of the Year in the M.I.A.A.
50 years ago: Feb. 26, 1961
At a recent business meeting, the congregation of the Red Star Baptist Church voted to call Jerry Pool as minister of music education; he comes from a similar position with the First Baptist Church of Prescott, Ark.; he is a native of Cape Girardeau.
GIDEON, Mo. -- Burglars enter the offices of two school buildings and the post office here, wreck the walk-in safes in the schools and take approximately $960.
75 years ago: Feb. 26, 1936
Ripping away at river craft and man-made construction of various kinds along the Mississippi in this vicinity, the heavy ice floes continue to move south as the breakup becomes general along the river; three pile-driving machines were smashed, and three barges and two pontoons were set adrift, all owned by the Massman-Peterman Construction Co., late yesterday by the grinding ice.
Rural route mail carriers of Cape Girardeau are having a hard time maneuvering on the quagmires that are the county's roads; while one carrier yesterday detoured 32 miles because of impassable roads, Albert Nagel on Route 2, Jackson, reverted to old-school methods, using a horse and buggy to deliver part of his route.
100 years ago: Feb. 26, 1911
Henry Sperling, 82, a pioneer of Cape Girardeau County, dies at the Missouri Baptist sanitarium in St. Louis; Sperling was born in Germany and came to America with his parents when he was 15; he was a blacksmith, and during the Civil War, he shoed horses for the Union Army; he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Frye of Franklin, Calif., and Mrs. Maggie Wood of Bonne Terre, Mo., and one son, Blucher Sperling of Cape Girardeau.
William C. Brinkopf, the 19-year-old son of Henry J. Brinkopf, returned from Columbia, Mo., last evening, having attended the state college of agriculture at the expense of the Frisco Railroad.
-- Sharon K. Sanders