- 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 10/27/11
25 years ago: Oct. 27, 1986
Residents in the south part of Jackson may have heard an explosion last night around 9; it was a hand grenade being "blown up" by city police and members of an explosive ordnance disposal squad from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; the grenade had been found that afternoon by a Jackson woman who was cleaning out her garage.
Cape Girardeau police are investigating damage that occurred over the weekend to the area of the downtown clock; police say damage to two posts on the south side of the clock, a 6-foot length of chain-link fence and a pear tree and planter may have been deliberate.
50 years ago: Oct. 27, 1961
A tour of the Cape Girardeau area and a discussion with State College faculty members and students are made by 29 Mexican students, a professor and three interpreters who are visiting in the city under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.
Clyde D. Harris, past president of First National Bank and a force in the growth and development of Cape Girardeau for more than four decades, dies in the morning at a local hospital.
75 years ago: Oct. 27, 1936
According to architect William B. Ittner, construction work on the new elementary school at the Old Lorimier School grounds can be started by Dec. 1; the building will face north, toward Independence Street.
Whether the city-county relief agency will purchase coal for needy families this season hasn't been determined, but calls, inspired by the first hint of winter, are coming in at the headquarters on Water Street.
100 years ago: Oct. 27, 1911
Thirty St. Louis businessmen are expected to arrive in Cape Girardeau in the morning, riding in two rail sleeping cars and having their own special dining car along; but the cars won't arrive by rail, but instead will come here on the big Frisco transport boat, the B.F. Yoakum, which is traveling to Baton Rouge, La.; the party will meet with the Commercial Club.
Secretary Arthur Bowman of the Commercial Club has received further correspondence from the Purity Paper Bottle Co. of Washington, D.C., regarding moving its plant here; the company seems anxious to relocate to Cape Girardeau.
-- Sharon K. Sanders