- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- 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
- 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
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Out of the past 11/27/11
25 years ago: Nov. 27, 1986
Thanksgiving Day. The Salvation Army serves up a free, traditional Thanksgiving meal at its headquarters, 701 Good Hope St., for about 450 people; dinners are also delivered to those unable to leave their homes; the dinner was initiated four years ago.
Ferd Sturm, a Cape Girardeau man who retired in 1982 after 38 years of service with the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole, has been appointed to a Citizens Advisory Committee on Corrections by Gov. John Ashcroft.
50 years ago: Nov. 27, 1961
Lack of a county zoning ordinance has led to a land dispute; involved is a three-acre tract on which John Reed and Lloyd Penny planned to store cars, selling parts of the vehicles to a service station; however, residents in the area of Melody Lane, between Big Bend Road and North Sprigg Street, object to the salvage yard and have refused permission to have cars brought to the yard across their property; there is no direct road to the property.
Theon F. Schaefer, 40, of Illmo suffers a broken back, when the dump truck he is driving slips off the ledge of a rock quarry at Grays Point on the Mississippi River and falls about 25 feet before rolling over several times.
75 years ago: Nov. 27, 1936
Thanksgiving in Cape Girardeau and the district yesterday brought real winter weather; snow fell during most of the day and early in the night a blizzard of brief duration virtually stopped all traffic; the temperature skidded to 18 degrees overnight.
Wayne Godard, left tackle for the Cape State Teachers College Indians, was a unanimous choice for the MIAA All-Star football team, selected by The Associated Press with the aid of conference coaches; he was the only Cape Girardeau player to make the team.
100 years ago: Nov. 27, 1911
Mrs. Amelia Kassell and Mrs. F.H. Kassell return home from Cairo, Ill., where they have been visiting relatives for the past week; F.H. Kassell went to Cairo yesterday and accompanied the ladies home.
The curbs along Water Street are being placed in position preparatory to paving that street with wood blocks; the work of rebuilding the levee is being rushed, as is also the filling in of the big curve below Independence Street.
-- Sharon K. Sanders