- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)48
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- 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
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- 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
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
Out of the past 6/26/12
25 years ago: June 26, 1987
Once called "the pride of Southeast Missouri," the old shoe factory building on North Main Street is set for demolition; the chamber of commerce board of directors decided to tear down the structure after all other options were exhausted.
County Circuit Court Judge Stanley A. Grimm is one of three judges nominated for a vacancy on the Missouri Court of Appeals by the state's appellate Judicial Commission.
50 years ago: June 26, 1962
Temporary repairs are started on the Apple Creek bridge at Old Appleton, which was taken out of service Saturday when struck by a tractor-trailer truck hauling slabs of bacon; it is believed traffic will resume over the U.S. 61 bridge in about 10 days.
Death by ballot comes to public housing for Cape Girardeau; the issue is soundly thrashed in lively voting, 2,801 to 1,158 against instituting a low-cost government housing program here.
75 years ago: June 26, 1937
Chief of police Herbert F. Wickham is one of the 36 Missourians picked for a place on the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Southeast Missouri Teachers College won't get a new library building this year, president W.W. Parker has been informed; the legislature had appropriated money for the new library, along with funds for buildings at each of the other state colleges; but the appropriation was about $6 million over estimated revenue, forcing the governor to do some trimming.
100 years ago: June 26, 1912
Louis Houck, the historian of Missouri, is keynote speaker at a program at Courthouse Park commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Louis Lorimier, founder of Cape Girardeau; earlier in the day, Lorimier's grave and that of his consort were decorated with flowers.
Andrew Kelleher of Rector, Ark., is spending a week with old friends in Cape Girardeau County; he formerly lived near the old fairgrounds and was one of the pioneers of the county.
-- Sharon K. Sanders