- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)42
- 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)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)30
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Out of the past 8/20/11
25 years ago: Aug. 20, 1986
State and city officials are on hand for official ground-breaking ceremonies for a new visitors center at Trail of Tears State Park; the $350,000 center will contain a large main display space, a reception area and two administrative offices.
The Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee may have violated provisions of the state's open meeting law last night, when only members of the central committee were allowed in the room when party officers were elected; selected chairman was Todd McBride; meeting elsewhere in Jackson, the Republican Central Committee picked Peter Kinder as its new chairman.
50 years ago: Aug. 20, 1961
Bethany Chapel becomes Bethany Baptist Church in the afternoon, when an organization service is conducted; the chapel's existence began when the First Baptist Church voted to start a mission Sunday School in the south part of town; the first meeting was held Nov. 16, 1953, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry McClard on South Ellis Street.
In the absence of Dr. R.C. Holliday, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, who is vacationing, Allen Robinson, lay speaker, addresses the congregation at the morning worship service; he is manager of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and a member of Centenary.
75 years ago: Aug. 20, 1936
Blue the mule flopped into the new swimming pool at St. Vincent's College Wednesday and had to be rescued by an automobile wrecker; Jim, Blue's stable mate, was the cause of the trouble; the younger mule heaved against the side of Blue as the two were being used to pull a dirt scraper near the side of the pool, toppling Blue in.
The Walther Furniture Co. has been awarded the contract for furnishing the addition to the Marquette Hotel.
100 years ago: Aug. 20, 1911
The Cape Girardeau County Baptist Association, which includes three congregations of Perry County, closed a splendid meeting Friday at Crosstown, Mo., the attendance being unusually large; there are 16 churches in the jurisdiction of the association.
Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Martin and their two children leave for Platteville, Wis., where Professor Martin has accepted a position in the state Normal School.
-- Sharon K. Sanders