- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
Out of the past 8/27/11
25 years ago: Aug. 27, 1986
The start of construction of the $10.5 million Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority on the Mississippi River, east of Scott City, moved a bit closer this week; site exploration crews from the St. Louis Army Corps of Engineers are taking core samples of the earth beneath the site of the slack water harbor and port facility; construction of the facility is set to begin next spring.
Enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University this fall is down slightly from a comparable time a year ago, but school officials expect the figures to increase over the next two weeks; 7,914 undergraduates are enrolled in classes, along with 536 graduate students.
50 years ago: Aug. 27, 1961
Bill Kitchen of Cape Girardeau has been ordained as an evangelist in the Church of God, 1000 Bend Rd.; Kitchen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kitchen and is employed at the Central Packing Co.
Andy Watson's twin McCulloch engine go-kart wins the Overall World's Championship Kart Race at TWIKA Speedway; with his win, Watson, of Kansas City, Mo., becomes the world champion go-karter and does so by downing the former champion.
75 years ago: Aug. 27, 1936
The Cape Girardeau Baptist Association closed its annual two-day meeting last night at First Baptist Church and voted to hold next year's meeting at Perryville, Mo.; Judge J.T. McDonald of Jackson was named chairman of a committee to work out a plan to restore the Old Bethel Church grounds west of Cape Girardeau.
A U.S. mail contract, the first of its kind awarded in this section of the country to a trucking firm, has been given to the George Kimbel Truck Lines, Inc., of Cape Girardeau; the firm has started carrying the mail from Chicago, through Cape Girardeau, to Memphis, on a daily schedule.
100 years ago: Aug. 27, 1911
The Rev. O.J. Ferguson, pastor of the new South Cape church, holds regular services and starts a revival meeting; he and the Rev. Lowe will conduct revival services this week, and the Rev. Clarence Burton of Jackson the week after that.
J.C. Williams, an extensive lumber mill operator and farmer of Farmington, Mo., comes down to attend the funeral of Mrs. Charles Juden and to look over the town, which he hasn't visited since he was a boy.
-- Sharon K. Sanders