- 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
- Cape council approves nearly $1M in park, sculpture projects with little public discussion (04/22/16)37
- 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 8/25/11
25 years ago: Aug. 25, 1986
The newly constructed Dairy Queen in the Schnucks plaza opens its doors in the morning; Frank Bean of Cape Girardeau is owner.
Democratic congressional candidate Wayne Cryts appears at a morning news conference in Cape Girardeau, answering questions about the events surrounding his 1981 seizure of soybeans from a bankrupt grain elevator in Ristine, Mo.
50 years ago: Aug. 25, 1961
ANNA, Ill. -- The Anna Fair will close tonight clouded by the death of an 8-year-old child and the injury of 17 other people last night when an automobile in the thrill show smashed through a fence and into a crowd of spectators.
Premiums totaling $30,500.80 will be awarded winners of competitions in three major categories at the SEMO District Fair, Sept. 12 through 17; most prize money will be divided among winners in the agriculture exhibits.
75 years ago: Aug. 25, 1936
Salvaging of a Marquette Cement Mfg. Co. barge and its cargo, run aground Saturday on a sandbar near Commerce, Mo., to prevent its sinking after it struck a submerged rock, is being undertaken by insurance representatives and a crew of the company; cement is being shoveled out of the barge to other barges and towed back to the plant here.
Fire, thought to have originated from spontaneous combustion, destroys a large barn on the C.F. Freese farm on the Hamilton Road in the extreme southwestern part of Cape Girardeau, with a loss, including contents, estimated at $2,500; 20 tons of new hay were stored in the barn.
100 years ago: Aug. 25, 1911
With renewed energy, the Powers Advertising Co., which has been a manufacturing firm here for many years, will become one of the largest concerns of its kind in the country; Joseph Fuerth and J.N. Gale have sunk a large amount of capital in the plant, and it will soon begin operating with new machinery in the former Harley Shoe factory building; it will print signs and make fan handles under the direction of manager Thomas Powers.
Workers are digging a trench on North Henderson Avenue to conduct water pipes from the Broadway main to residences between that street and Themis Street.
-- Sharon K. Sanders