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Alma Schrader students celebrate Constitution; recognize heroes
Alma Schrader Elementary School in Cape Girardeau hosted their 13th annual Constitution Day and Heroes Recognition Assembly o... read more


Nolan Weber’s number retired
The jersey worn by the late Nolan Weber was retired at the Kick Out Cancer (as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month activ... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians dominate Mules; improve to 5-0
Total domination.That is how one avid Jackson Indians football fan described the action on the field last Friday night at ‘Th... read more


First annual Nolan Weber Believers 5K & Fun Run/Walk held
The first annual Nolan Weber Believers 5K & Fun Run/Walk was held on Saturday, Sept. 13. It was perfect weather for runni... read more


Jackson firefighters participate in 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
Jackson firefighters climbed ‘stairs’ at HealthPoint Fitness in Jackson on Thursday, Sept. 11, to honor the New York City fir... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians destroy Knights
The lopsided 55-7 victory over Farmington  allowed Jackson Coach Brent Eckley to liberally use his bench players, includ... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Runners compete well in tough Forest Park meet
The Jackson cross country team competed in the highly talented Forest Park Invitational this past Saturday.“This meet, and es... read more


1st Annual Nolan Weber Believers 5K and Fun Run/Walk
1st Annual Nolan Weber Believers 5K & Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 13th.  It was perfect weather for run... read more


Four charged in child abduction
Shortly after 8 o’clock Sunday evening, the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s office received a call from a resident on Lindsey... read more


Steele Crest Winery: Old World charm, fine wine made in Jackson
The shaded entrance drive wrapped by beautiful trees welcomes visitors to Steele Crest Winery just outside of Jackson on High... read more


Walker to headline at SEMO District Fair
Country crooner Clay Walker will headline the SEMO District Fair on Saturday, Sept. 13, by closing out  the week-long fe... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians ovecome weather delay to defeat Marquette
Overcoming a two-hour weather delay, the Indians remained a perfect 3-0, bringing home a 22-14 win at Marquette.The Indians h... read more


Treasurer
League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri and KRCU 90.9 FM/88.9 FMpresent A Voters’ Forum for the November 2014 ElectionTu... read more


Courthouse to appear gold for Childhood Cancer Month
If the county courthouse in Jackson looks gold at night, your eyes are not fooling you.Gold colored plastic film has been ins... read more


United Way kicks off 2014 campaign
The United Way of Southeast Missouri kicked off its 2014 campaign on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Cape West 14 Cine where the go... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians beat Vianney
The Indians moved to 2-0 on the season as they took to the road and defeated Vianney, 30-23.The Indians rode the arms and leg... read more


‘Back to School Parade’ held
A ‘Back to School Parade’ was held last Friday afternoon in Uptown Jackson. Members of various high school and junior high sc... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians pound Spartans in opener
Scoring nine touchdowns in the season opener is a great way to start the season. That is what the Indians did Friday night as... read more


Statewide 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign underway
Local law enforcement is participating in a statewide ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign that began Friday and will ru... read more


Blunt discuesses 'executive overreach' at SEMO Port
Senator Roy Blunt visited the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority in Scott City on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to call for Con... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians to battle Spartans in opener
Football season is upon us.Jackson IndiansThe Indians open its 2014 season at home against the Battle High School Spartans.Th... read more


Jackson R-2 new secondary teachers
Seated from left are: Wayne Dierker, math, R.O. Hawkins Junior High; David Cochran, business, Jackson High School; Heather Ha... read more


Jackson R-2 new elementary teachers
A number of educators have joined the faculty in the Jackson R-2 School District. Seated from left are: Jennifer Bennett, fou... read more


Kamp, Gardner win judge races
Incumbent Gary Kamp was returned to the bench as associate judge for Division III and Michael Gardner will replace retiring C... read more


MoDOT studying two options to solve traffic problems in Uptown Jackson
MoDOT designers are studying two options that will  solve the traffic congestion that occurs in Uptown Jackson.Eric Krap... read more


'Stuff a Bus' collects school supplies for needy families
Withers Broadcasting, Walmart, and the United Way partnered for a school supply donation drive Saturday at Walmart locations ... read more


Jackson Homecomers Highlights
Lights from street lamps, food stands and rides illuminated Uptown Jackson as the sun went down on the first evening of Homec... read more


Sister bring a new dimension to hallway at Trinity Lutheran Church
Two very creative women, who just happen to be twin sisters, have turned an ordinary hallway at Trinity Lutheran Church into ... read more


SEMO Port adds four railroad tracks
With a blast of air horns, a  120-ton blue locomotive rumbled forward, snapping a red ribbon tied across the railroad tr... read more


Quilts of Valor presented to veterans by River Heritage Quilt Guild
It was 45 years ago that Robert Wills took shrapnel in his liver while serving in Vietnam. “We’d been there all day and walke... read more


106th Jackson Homecomers set for July 22-26
The 106th annual Jackson Homecomers is set for July 22-26, but despite its longevity, this tradition never  seems to get... read more


J Edwards of Nashville to close out Homecomers
Songwriter, musician, arranger, and vocalist J Edwards of Nashville will perform at the 106th annual Jackson Homecomers on th... read more


Jackson's 4th of July celebration huge success
More than 12,000 people — nearly the population of the City of Jackson —visited City Park July 4-5 to celebrate the country’s... read more


MU chancellor visits Jackson
R. Bowen Loftin, right, chancellor at the University of Missouri, visited Jackson as a guest of the Cape Girardeau County Ext... read more


Jackson to observe 200th anniversary with two-day 4th of July celebration
Celebrate with your family and friends at the Parks and Recreation’s annual July 4th Celebration in Jackson City Park.  ... read more


Wagon Trail Parade planned as part of Bicentennial
In today’s society, everyone is in a hurry, using high speed technology, in a hurry to get somewhere with a fast means of tra... read more


Budweiser Clydesdales visit area
The famous Budweiser Clydesdales visited Perryville and Cape Girardeau this past week. On Thursday, June 19, the Clydesdales ... read more


Sebaugh searching for Civil War OTS instruments
Music has been a part of the Sebaugh family for  many generations. Steve Sebaugh carries on that tradition by performing... read more


Jackson Heritage Association Bicentennial Activities
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2014 City pool lifeguards selected
The Jackson Municipal Pool is open daily from 1-8 p.m. Cost is $3 from 1-5 p.m.;  and $1.50 from 5-8 p.m. Children age f... read more


JPD installing mobile data terminals in patrol cars
The Jackson Police Department is installing a mobile data terminal in each of its patrol cars. These terminals will enable th... read more


United Way launches Shoebox project
United Way of Southeast Missouri is launching a Shoebox Project to help people in the community with items they need but cann... read more


Governor discusses impact of special tax breaks with local officials
Gov. Jay Nixon last Thursday visited Cape Girardeau County for a roundtable discussion with local officials about the impact ... read more


Jackson Area Chamber hosts tour
On Saturday, the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a tour featuring government, agricultural, and industrial sites in t... read more


Bauer selected third runner-up at Miss Missouri Pageant
Jessica Hartman, Miss Springfield, was selected as Miss Missouri 2014 Saturday night at the pageant at Missouri Military Acad... read more


Blunt touting efforts to improve access to healthcare
by Denise KinderStaff ReporterSenator Roy Blunt made a stop in Cape Girardeau at the Community Counseling Center on Wednesday... read more


Preventative wellness key to reducing strokes; screenings can help identify potential victims
by Gregory DullumStaff ReporterStrokes are the third leading killer in the nation (behind cancer and heart disease), and is t... read more


365 graduate in 108th JHS commencement
A threat of rain moved Jackson High School’s commencement off the high school football field and into the air conditioned com... read more


Medical mystery: Is there a clue here to autism?
This story has been written and re-written, scrutinized and held back because there is a good deal of emotion involved and, a... read more


Local girl makes good!
Take a poll on who is the all-time greatest athlete from Jackson High School, the name of Lane Lohr immediately comes to mind... read more


TRACK-Schaefer wins at state track meet
Kameron Schaefer, son of Mike and Tina Schaefer of Gordonville, is an eighth grade student at St. Paul Lutheran School. Schae... read more


SOCCER-Lady Indians lose heartbreaker to end season
The Lady Indians reached the district championship game with a 1-0 win over Northwest, but the victory and advancement to the... read more


BASEBALL-Indians fall in semifinals
The Indians battled to the end but came up just short in their bid to vie for the district championship as they fell to Seckm... read more


Schindler’s has colorful history and award winning Baloney Burgers
Earlier this year my friend, Maddie and I made a pact to visit an historic place in New Hamburg, after hearing about its awar... read more


30 Oak Ridge seniors graduate
On Friday evening, May 16, thirty Oak Ridge seniors received their diplomas during commencement services. Above, the seniors ... read more


Fruitland firefighters mentor youths in Scout Explorer Post
Young men and young women who want to learn more about firefighting and the Fruitland Fire District personnel who are looking... read more


TRACK-Jackson sweeps districts
For the first time in school history, the Jackson boys and girls teams swept the district track meet.Boys resultsThe Indians ... read more


SOCCER-Lady Indians fall to Carbondale in regular season finale
In their regular season final match, the Lady Indians fell at home to Carbondale, 1-0.Carbondale’s goal came in the second ha... read more


Armed Forces Day 2014
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S.A.L.T. remembers slain officers
Law enforcement officers from Southeast Missouri killed in the line of duty are remembered annually by S.A.L.T. (Seniors And ... read more


Jackson American Legion Post to provide Blue Star Banners
American Legion Post 158 of Jackson will provide a Blue Star Service Banner to each of the families of Jackson High School Cl... read more


TRACK-Jackson sweeps at conference tourney
Jackson swept all four divisions at the SEMO Conference Meet held at Cape Central on Friday.Varsity girlsThe Lady Indians tot... read more


‘Jackson in Bloom’ latest Bicentennial event
‘Jackson in Bloom,’ presented by Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization, was held Saturday near the courthouse. ‘Jackson ... read more


TRACK-Jackson finishes second, third at Poplar Bluff meet
The Lady Indians finished second and the Indians third at the Poplar Bluff Invitational held last Friday.Girls resultsPoplar ... read more


Friends and family remember courage and faith at Nolan Weber Celebration of Life
It was a party that a father and son had agreed on earlier, one in which the whole town would be invited, and one that would ... read more


Saturday in the park… and elsewhere
Jackson’s Parks and Recreation Department hosted its annual Park Day Saturday at the different parks in the City’s system. Bu... read more


‘Room for Smiles’ provides new bedrooms for children with serious illnesses
Two sisters have set out on a journey to help children with debilitating or terminal illnesses by using their special talents... read more


Easter Egg drop at Connection Point Church
A helicopter dropped 16,000 eggs for the Easter egg hunt at Connection Point Church on Easter Sunday. Flying the machine were... read more


TRACK-Jackson sweeps at Cape Invitational
The Jackson boys and girls swept the Cape Central Invitational Saturday under great weather conditions.Boys resultsJackson fi... read more


GOLF-Indians finish second in Conference tournament
The Indians finished second in the conference tournament held on Tuesday of last week.Notre Dame finished first with a score ... read more


BASEBALL-Indians take three of four
The Indians are beginning  to look like a winning team as they took three of four games this past week.“Overall, we are ... read more


President SEMO ARC
The SEMO Amateur Radio Club is hosting an amateur radio special event station at Klaus Park Friday April 25 - Saturday April ... read more


Region to host Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive
The rural communities of Southeast Missouri are rolling out the red carpet for the 24th Annual Mississippi River Valley Sceni... read more


Berry, Below join Oak Ridge R-6 Board of Education
The Oak Ridge R-6  Board of Education certified the April election results at its monthly meeting held last week.Lindsay... read more


SOCCER-Lady Indians defeat Northwest
The Lady Indians only won one of three matches, playing very good teams, so Coach Justin McMullen felt his team played pretty... read more


TRACK-Jackson athletes compete in three meets
It was a busy week for the Jackson track team. They competed in three meets — Simpson Relays (Farmington), Kansas Relays, and... read more


Public invited to view Oliver House Parlor renovation progress
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South Elementary celebrates Week of the Young Child
South Elementary students, faculty, and staff celebrated Week of the Young Child April 6-12 with a variety of activities. Apr... read more


Jackson Elks hold Easter egg hunt
The Jackson Elks held their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday morning at the lodge.  Youngsters took off at the signal in ... read more


BASEBALL-Indians showing improvement on diamond
The Indians are showing improvement, notching two wins this past week. Jackson opened the week with a 12-6 pounding of Valle ... read more


GOLF-Indians finish third at Farmington
The Indians finished third at the Farmington Invitational held April 9.Notre Dame finished first with 299 followed by Camdent... read more


Incumbents returned to R-2 School Board
Incumbents Terri Tomlin, Dr. T. Wayne Lewis and Bruce Thomas were returned to the Jackson R-2 Board of Education in Tuesday's... read more


TRACK-Lady Indians first, Indians second at Jackson Meet
The Lady Indians finished first and the Indians second at the Jackson Invitational held last Saturday.Girls resultsJackson fi... read more


SOCCER-Jackson shuts out Saxony, 2-0
Offense was at a premium last week for the Lady Indians.In their opening match, they defeated Saxony, 2-0.Hailey Mouser and C... read more


More than $970,000 raised from United Way of SEMO 2013 campaign
The United Way of Southeast Missouri celebrated the success of their 2013 fundraising campaign on Thursday, April 3, at Cape ... read more


Bicentennial Celebration, Civil War encampment make opening day a success at Iron Mountain Railway
Sunshine and warm temperatures help make the opening day of the Iron Mountain Railway a success.  Celebration of Jackson... read more


Jackson Senior Center
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Spring has sprung
There could be a setback or two, but on Sunday, spring arrived in Jackson! With the more temperate  conditions, families... read more


Old Farmer's Almanac predicted long, nasty winter and late spring
Is it finally spring? Is warmer weather here to stay? We certainly hope so, because we have done more complaining and grousin... read more


SOCCER-Lady Inians take three of four matches
The Lady Indians had a solid week, winning three of four matches, and losing the Noon Optimist Tournament  at Notre Dame... read more


BASEBALL-Saxony finds offense in two lopsided wins
East Prairie and Saxony Lutheran faced off in a barnburner, with East Prairie coming out on top, 18-14.Saxony Lutheran opened... read more


JPD undergoing CALEA reaccreditation
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, the Jackson Police Department went under the microscope as members of the Commission on A... read more


DeMolay celebrates 95th birthday
The Order of DeMolay celebrated its 95th birthday on March 18 with special recognition of the event by members of the Excelsi... read more


JHS Lady Indians Basketball Banquet
The Jackson High School Lady Indians recently held their 2014 End of Season Banquet.  The following awards were presente... read more


Volunteers ready Iron Mountain for opening day
The Iron Mountain Railway will host a Bicentennial Celebration for the opening day of the season on Saturday, April 5. There ... read more


Saxony finishes fourth at state
The Saxony Lutheran High School Lady Crusaders finished fourth at the state tournament, held this past weekend in Columbia. T... read more


BASKETBALL-Saxony finishes fourth at state
The Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders finished fourth at the state girls basketball tournament held in Columbia this past weeken... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians fall tp CBC in quarterfinals
All good things must come to an end, and that is what happened to the Jackson Indians in the quarterfinals of the Class 5 pos... read more


Widespread Telephone Scam Affecting the Local Area
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Limbaugh: 'We no longer share a vision with Democrats'
Author and attorney David Limbaugh told Republicans gathered at Lincoln Day Saturday night that Republicans and Democrats onc... read more


Indians win district championship!
The Indians won their second consecutive district title last week defeating Oakville in the finals. Jackson plays tonight (We... read more


BASKETBALL-On to state!
The Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders celebrate their post-season victories which have catapulted to the state tournament which ... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians repeat as district champions!
The Indians won their second consecutive district championship with a 56-45 win over Fox. This was the Indians fifth district... read more


Hull retires from JPD after service of 37 years
Robert Hull retired from the Jackson Police Department after more than 37 years of service to the law enforcement agency.He s... read more


Parks named new Jackson Postmaster
Thomas Parks was sworn in as the Jackson Postmaster on Thursday, Feb. 27. He officially began his job as Postmaster on Feb. 8... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians beat Hillsboro
Four Indians scored in double digits as Jackson defeated Hillsboro, 76-57.Blake Reynolds scored 25 points, Braden Wendel and ... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians sneak by DeSoto
The Lady Indians finished their regular season with a 51-48 win over DeSoto.Cassidi Tomsu led the offense with 20 points. Rac... read more


Nineteen R-2 musicians named to All-State Band
Seated from left are: Dorian Brooks, junior, 2nd chair tenor saxophone; Wyatt Mansell, senior, 1st chair tenor saxophone (sec... read more


Pachyderms learn about use tax issue
Members of the SEMO Pachyderm Club heard a program about the use tax. Presenting the program were John Mehner, president of t... read more


WRESTLING-Jackson finishes 10th at state
Jackson finished 10th overall at the state wrestling meet this past weekend, and did not claim a championship.Three Indians e... read more


Nixon touts education, jobs plan at JMS
Gov. Jay Nixon stopped by Jackson Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to discuss his ‘Good Schools, Good Jobs’ plan and cong... read more


Brides who wore century old wedding dress tell their stories
Part IIThis week we are continuing the stories of the 17 brides who wore the wedding dress first worn by Emilie DuBois Holeka... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians defeat NMCC on Senior Night
The Indians defeated Cape Central and New Madrid County Central, but let a potential victory against Charleston slip away in ... read more


Lauren Schuette is 17th bride to wear century old wedding dress; previous brides attend the wedding
Last August we brought you a story about a wedding dress which was more than a century old and had been worn by 16 different ... read more


Dancers show prowess at Bicentennial event
Dancers ranged from nine to 90 at the ‘Dance Through the Ages’ event held Sunday afternoon at the American Legion Hall in Jac... read more


SWIMMING-Saxony takes second place at tri-meet
Saxony finished second at the Lutheran South Tri-Meet last Thursday.Ursuline Academy took first with 147 points followed by S... read more


SWIMMING-Lady Indians finish third at Oakville
The Lady Indians finished third at the Oakville Tri-Meet last Friday. Notre Dame finished first with 131 points followed by O... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians handle Perryville
Weather conditions are playing havoc with high school sports, and the Jackson Lady Indians are among those affected.They mana... read more


Eight JHS students named to All-State Choir
Eight Jackson High School choral students were selected to the Missouri All-State Choir.  The eight JHS students began t... read more


Frizel-Welling Home has new owner
One of Jackson’s historic homes has a new owner who will work to restore and preserve it, he said. Steve Ford, a former resid... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians win two of three close games
The Indians competed in three hotly-contested games last week, coming away with two wins.The Indians defeated Sikeston in ove... read more


BASKETBALL-Saxony pounds out wins in two of three contests
The Lady Crusaders defeated Festus, 61-46, to kick off three wins last week. This would prove to be their toughest match of t... read more


Young overcomes challenges of accident to compete in triahlons
In a blink of an  eye, Zach Young’s life dramatically changed. The destination to which he has arrived took years.Young ... read more


Woman dies in house fire
Emma S. Wright, 68, died in a house fire in the early morning of Jan. 23. Jackson Fire Chief Jason Mouser reported that the a... read more


BASKETBALL-Daume scores 31 points in Jackson's win over Mules
Josh Daume scored 31 points to lead the Jackson Indians past the Poplar Bluff Mules in a conference game last week. The India... read more


WRESTLING-Indians win conference title
The Indians not only won their second consecutive SEMO Conference championship, but they did it by breaking the record for th... read more


BASKETBALL-Saxony defeats Oak Ridge
The Crusaders defeated Oak Ridge on Jan. 20, 60-53.Saxony led 34-27 at halftime, but the Bluejays pulled to within a point at... read more


Chamber holds annual banquet
The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet last Friday.  Top award winners from left are: Kelly Waller... read more


North County Parj used for outdoor search and rescue training
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — but where there are lots of fire trucks, there may be neither smoke nor fire.The parking ... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians beat Woodland, fall to Carbondale
The Indians opened their week with a 77-33 thrashing of Woodland.Josh Daume scored a team-high 16  points. Braden Wendel... read more


WRESTLING-Indians continue to dominate opponents
Both the varsity and junior varsity continue their dominance on the wrestling mat as 2014 gets in full swing.In a tri-meet, t... read more


City begins Bicentennial celebration
The City of Jackson began the celebration of its 200th year with a variety of activities Sunday afternoon. Mayor Barbara Lohr... read more


SFMC now affiliated with Cleveland Clinic
Saint Francis Medical Center announced its affiliation with Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vasc... read more


SWIMMING-Saxony finishes fifth at Rec Relays
The Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders finished fifth in the  Rec Center Relays held this past weekend at the Southeast Miss... read more


SWIMMING-Lady Indians finish fourth at Rec Relays
The Lady Indians finished fourth at the Rec Relays held over the weekend at the Aquatic Center on the campus of Southeast Mis... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians win third straight tournament
The Indians won their third consecutive tournament of the 2013-2014 season.The tourney victories began with the SEMO Conferen... read more


SFMC welcomes it first new baby of 2014
Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated the delivery of its first baby in 2014.  At 1:22 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, a ba... read more


Southeast Hospital delivers region's first baby of 2014
The Henley family celebrated 2014 with the birth of their second son on New Year’s Day.Tucker Isaiah Henley was born at South... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians crowned tourney champs
The championship game of the Southeast Missourian turned out to be what a title game should be — exciting, close, and giving ... read more


Southeast SportsCare Presents Sportsmanship Award
This year's recipient of the Southeast SportsCare Sportsmanship Award was Ryan Foltz, a senior at Meadow Heights High School.... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians playing for tourney title
In their first three games of the Southeast Missouri Christmas tournament, the Jackson Indians controlled the game from the o... read more


Jackson woman dies in apartment fire
Sandra Riggins, 61, died in an apartment fire Sunday afternoon. Jackson Assistant Fire Chief Randy Davis, told The Cash-Book ... read more


New Schoolchildren’s Tree represents the work of 500 students
Although the Christmas season is over, be sure to make the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum in Altenburg your first activi... read more


Getting grouchy as Christmas vacation continues? Try Lazy L Safari Park’s ‘event’
Looking for something to do with the kids while they are out of school for the holidays? Even though it is winter, Lazy L Saf... read more


Indians dominate Tiger Classic
by David BloomEditorThe Indians finished first in the 40th annual Tiger Classic, and in doing so, set tournament records for ... read more


Calendar
Thursday, Dec. 26• 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ‘The Beauty of Birds and Bugs: Two Artists-Two Perspectives,’ Nature Center, Cape Girard... read more


Count your blessings at Christmas!
Editor’s note:  Readers of The Cash-Book Journal, and Facebook friends were asked to submit their ‘blessings at Christma... read more


Filing under way for boards of education, municipal offices
by David BloomEditorAs of press time, eight candidates have filed to fill three spots on the Jackson R-2 Board of Education w... read more


Elks distribute food baskets
The Jackson Elks Lodge 2652 distributed food baskets to more than 250 families in the Jackson R-2 School District last Thursd... read more


R-2 parent requests forum on Common Core
Brad Noel, parent of a Jackson R-2 Middle School student and vocal opponent of Common Core State Standards, requested that an... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians crowned conference champs!
The Jackson Indians claimed the SEMO Conference championship with a 20-point win over Notre Dame. Jackson won 62-42.The first... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians defeat Kennett aas Christmas tourney begins
The Lady Indians easily defeated Kennett, 60-34, in Jackson’s last game before the annual Kelso Supply Holiday Classic, under... read more


WRESTLING-Jackson wrestlers continue dominance
The Indians, both varsity and junior varsity, continued their dominance in a double dual and  a tournament.The Indians o... read more


SNOWSTORM 2013
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Southeast Hospital delivers ‘Blizzard Babies’
Southeast Hospital had its share of blizzard babies during the recent winter storm. A total of 11 babies were born over the c... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians fall at Farmington
Due to inclement weather, the Lady Indians played just one game in the Farmington Invitational last week. They lost to Farmin... read more


WRESTLING-Indians dominate season opener
The Indians dominated Carbondale and New Madrid County Central in Jackson’s season opener on Dec. 3, at home.Varsity vs. Carb... read more


Legislators discuss Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joined Congressman Jason Smith hosting a round table discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 26, to dis... read more


All-District Choir named
Members of the 2013 Southeast All-District Choir performed Saturday, Nov. 9, at the brand new Kinder Hall Performance Center&... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians win season opener over Farmington
The Jackson Lady Indians won their season opener against the visiting Farmington Knightettes, 60-41.Sophomore Autumn Reid led... read more


Three veterans relate their military experiences at SEMO Pachyderm Club
The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club, at its November meeting, celebrated ‘Veterans and Their Service.’ In the spotlight wer... read more


Outreach Board donates to Brookside Memorial Wall project
The Jackson Community Outreach Board donated $3,500 to the Brookside Park Memorial to Veterans of All Wars project. VFW Post ... read more


Hope Children's Home seeking holiday support
The Hope Children’s Home at 709 E. Main in Jackson is looking for sponsors to have Trees of Hope in their businesses this hol... read more


Flag raised to begin American Education Week
Jackson R-2 began its observance of American Education Week with a flag-raising ceremony at Jackson High School Monday mornin... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians' comeback falls short; season ends
It was a wild finish as the Indians, trailing by 17 points with just under six minutes to go in the game, fell just short of ... read more


Smith tours City power plant; new environmental regulations a concern
U.S. Representative Jason Smith met with Jackson Mayor Barbara Lohr and Director of Utilities Don Schuette to discuss new Env... read more


JHS students, faculty, staff salute Veterans
Area veterans were at center stage Monday morning, as Jackson High School students, faculty, staff, and administration salute... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians harness Mules in district semis
Poplar Bluff’s highly-touted running back Bi Nguyen entered the semifinal game of the district playoffs on Wednesday of last ... read more


Media Specialist
A deer harvest story His eyes were as big as saucers as he sat frozen, staring at the doe almost 50 yards straight in front ... read more


JHS Marching Band earns awards
The Jackson High School Marching Band earned six awards at the Southeast Missouri Band Directors Association Marching Band Co... read more


Conservation Department restocks Rotary Lake
Fisheries Management Biologist Mike Reed with the Missouri Department of Conservation, restocked Rotary Lake with 1,900 trout... read more


VOLLEYBALL-Lady Indians runners-up at districts
The Lady Indians finished second in the Class 4 District 1 Tournament.Jackson defeated Sikeston in the semifinal match, 29-9,... read more


SWIMMING-Jackson, Cape clash at The Bubble
Cape Central and Jackson faced off in  a  dual meet on Oct. 28, at The Bubble. Cape won 193-128.• 200 medley relay ... read more


J-Click hopes students get the message
The student safety group at Jackson High School, J-Click, held a docudrama to raise awareness of wearing seat belts and makin... read more


Gerau learns about China industrial machine, Western culture influence
Jackson Chamber Executive Director Brian Gerau found significant differences in both industry and culture during his 10-day t... read more


FOOTBALL-Spartans club Indians
Despite scoring 34 points, Jackson Coach Brent Eckley felt his team played inconsistently throughout the game.“They threw a f... read more


VOLLEYBALL-Lady Indians enter districts as number three seed
The Lady Indians entered the district tournament as the number three seed.Jackson hosted the tournament.On Monday, the Lady I... read more


City holds Customer Appreciation Day
 Final figures are not yet in but there was a lot of activity Saturday at the Jackson Recycling Center. The City was hos... read more


Cyclists bike Columbia to Shawneetown and back
David Fiedler and five of his friends took a little bicycle ride recently, all the way from Columbia, IL, down to Shawneetown... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Girls claim Conference championship
The Jackson girls cross country team finished first in the SEMO North Conference Championship Meet held Oct. 17, in Poplar Bl... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians fall to Hickman in overtime
Last week, Jackson Coach Brent Eckley noted Columbia Hickman’s 2-4 record was deceiving. Unfortunately, it turned out, he was... read more


R-2 holds groundbreaking for new elementary
Jackson R-2 Board of Education President Terri Tomlin offered brief remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lacey Stre... read more


Flickerwood Farms gutted by fire
Firefighters from a number of districts battled a blaze at Flickerwood Farms in Fruitland on Tuesday of last week. The alarm ... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians pound Battle, 48-19
After a slow start, and falling behind 13-0, the Indians took charge and defeated the Battle High School Spartans, 48-19.“We ... read more


VOLLEYBALL-Lady Indains fall in two games to Leopold i 'Pink Up' game
The Lady Indians fell in two games to visiting Leopold last week at the ‘Pink Up’ game to promote Breast Cancer Awareness mon... read more


Flickerwood Farms building burns
Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, fire broke out in a metal building belonging to Flickerwood Farms, Inc., that housed a baled wo... read more


Missouri Plastics total loss from fire
A call came in last Thursday night at 10 p.m. for a fire at the Missouri Plastics plant located at 4751 Route Y outside Jacks... read more


Marching Band Festival held in Jackson
The 69th annual Jackson Marching Band Festival was held on Tuesday of last week, beginning with a parade through Uptown Jacks... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians crowned conference champs
The Jackson Indians were crowned SEMO North Conference Champions with their win Friday night at ‘The Pit.’The Indians earned ... read more


SOFTBALL-Lady Indians defeat Notre Dame in Jackson tourney
The Lady Indians began the Jackson Invitational on a winning note, defeating the Notre Dame Bulldogs, 2-0.The Jackson Invitat... read more


Fire destroys Missouri Plastics
Fire broke out at Missouri Plastics on Route Y outside Jackson city limits about 10 p.m. Thursday. Firefifgters from Fruitlan... read more


Saint Francis kicks off 'Pink Up' campaign for breast cancer awareness
Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Pink Up Cape celebration with food, music and fi... read more


New Salem UMC celebrates 140th anniversary
A celebration marking the 140th anniversary of New Salem United Methodist Church at Daisy was held on Sunday, Sept. 29, at th... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians trample Tigers in rivalry game
It took a few minutes for the Indians to find their groove, but once they did, they could not be stopped.In the end, the Indi... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Varsity sweeps at Marshall County
Both Jackson varsity squads took first place Saturday at the Marshall County (KY) Invitational. In all, 23 schools competed.V... read more


Swingle's award-winning article focuses on Smartphone searches
Assistant U.S. Attorney Morley Swingle, while teaching a course in search and seizure laws, led to examining a growing issue ... read more


Mac celebrates National Chesseburger Day with friends at local Humane Society
As a way to keep paying forward everything he owes to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, Mac the pitbull bought all hi... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Jackson dominates at Cape Invitational
Jackson runners won every division except varsity boys at the Cape Central Invitational on Saturday. The varsity boys finishe... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians defeat Mules, 26-6
The rainy weather conditions notwithstanding, the Indians defeated Poplar Bluff,  26-6, on the Mules’ home field.The Mul... read more


Jackson Fire Department conducts training
The Jackson Fire Department conducted a training exercise at Jackson High School last week. The training involved practicing ... read more


Church will celebrate pastor's 30 year ministry
A celebration at Immanuel Lutheran Church at New Wells this Sunday, Sept. 22, will honor the pastor, the Rev. Walter ‘Rick’ P... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians get back on track, defeat Farmington, 38-7
The Jackson Indians defeated the Farmington Knights on the road, 38-7, coming back from a bad loss at home to Vianney.Coach B... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Despite toughest competition, runners earn good times
The Forest Park Invitational was the toughest competition this year for the Jackson runners, but according to Coach Andrea Ta... read more


VOLLEYBALL-Despite missing two starters, Lady Indians compete well
The Lady Indians finished first in pool play in the SEMO Conference Tournament (SE-MO Dig for Life Challenge) held this past ... read more


Kinder: IRS targeting veterans groups
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder visited Cape Girardeau with a group of nearly 30 local veterans last Friday to speak out on his out... read more


Jackson sailor hikes Mt. Fuji
Sailors stationed aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) participated in a t... read more


SOFTBALL-Lady Indians split four games at Cor Jesu Tourney
The Lady Indians won two and lost two at the Cor Jesu tournament held Aug. 30-31.The Lady Indians opened the tournament with ... read more


SWIMMING-Indians performing well in early part of season
The Jackson Swim Team finished second in the season-opening Mega Meet in Cape Girardeau.Notre Dame was first with 449 points ... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians lose 'frustrating' game to Vianney
Frustrating. That was the word Jackson Coach Brent Eckley described last Fri-day’s football game against Vianney.“We had drop... read more


Blunt fuels debate with GAS Act
As Americans grapple with high summer fuel costs, Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt reintroduced the Gas Accessibility and Stab... read more


Pastor Sam: Inspiration to family, community...and #1 Indians fan
In 1988, Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson hired Sam Roethemeyer as its new pastor. Now, a quarter of a century late... read more


SOFTBALL-Lady Indians sport .500 record after first six games of 2013 season
After their first six games of the 2013 season, the Lady Indians have a record of 3-3.Jackson opened its season with a 9-5 lo... read more


TENNIS-Lady Indians’ season off to slow start
The Lady Indians were shut out at Kennett last Wednesday, 9-0.For the opener, Laina Marble was seeded first, followed by Lucy... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians win season opener, 47-13
The Indians’ 2013 season opener began like Jackson’s first game a year ago, and fortunately, the results turned out the same.... read more


Football players express gratitude
Members of the Jackson High School Indians Football Team completed some household and farm chores for Ellen Lorberg Saturday ... read more


Heirloom wedding dress will grace 17th bride
In November, Lauren Schuette will follow a family tradition that was started more than a century ago, when she walks down the... read more


SOCCER-Jackson fall sports preseason report
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) allowed boys soccer teams for the first time to participate in... read more


SWIMMING-Jackson fall sports preseason report
“Across the board, we are more solid than we were last year,” Coach Carole Baugh said, despite losing the talents of Kristian... read more


FOOTBALL-Jackson fall sports preseason report
The Indians are entering their second season under Head Coach Brent Eckley. Season opener is this Friday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m.,... read more


SOFTBALL-Jackson fall sports preseason report
First-year Lady Indians Coach Ashley Litzelfelner is looking to improve on last year’s record of 11-7. But it is a daunting c... read more


VOLLEYBALL-Jackson fall sports preseason report
Only two seniors return to the Lady Indians squad under second-year Coach Julie Brandmeyer — Chelsea Fowler and Hailey Mouser... read more


Sheriff's Dept. looking at 'persons of interest'
The Cape Girardeau County Sheirff’s Department and federal law enforcement agencies are asking the public for help in identif... read more


Jackson R-2 students return to classes
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This Week Calendar of Events
Thursday, Aug. 22• 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Art Gallery: Kimberly Hunt, Nature Center, Cape Girardeau, 290-5218• 9 a.m., Cape Girardeau... read more


TENNIS-Jackson preseason report
The 2013 Lady Indians have to fill some big shoes missing from last year’s squad while doing so under first-year head Coach K... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Jackson preseason report
The 2013 cross country team has a tough act to follow as the season gets under way Aug. 31, at the Memphis Twilight Invitatio... read more


Authorities investigagting damage to county bridge
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Department is investigating damage to a Cape Girardeau County bridge on County Road 459 n... read more


New Jackson R-2 teachers
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Crowden, Reisenbichler compete successfully in summer events
Ty Crowden and Jarrett Reisenbichler both competed successfully in summer running and wrestling events, respectively.Crowden,... read more


Public TV films Iron Mountain
A three-member crew from MPTV Public Television in Milwaukee, WI, visited Jackson Saturday to film a segment on the Iron Moun... read more


Happy Landingz adds bounce to special occasions
‘Soar to new heights’ is the motto of a new business recently opened by a Jackson couple, William (Will)  and LaShonda C... read more


Jackson Senior Center observes 8th anniversary
The Jackson Senior Center celebrated its eighth anniversary on Monday, July 29, with music, food and friendship.In Dec. 2004,... read more


R-2 District preparing for new school year
Facilities in the Jackson R-2 School District are undergoing maintenance and upgrades as school rapidly approaches. The R-2 D... read more


Highlights from 105th annual Homecomers
Check out our photo gallery for more Homecomers pictures... read more


SWIMMING-Barracudas finish third in championship meet
The Jackson Barracudas finished third in the swimming championships recently held.The Kennett Killer Whales finished first wi... read more


Rain shortens Homecomers opening
by Gregory DullumStaff ReporterThe 105th Annual Jackson Homecomers got off to a good start Tuesday evening as Mayor Barbara L... read more


Extending terms of alderman, mayor to be placed on ballot
Voters in the City of Jackson will have the opportunity to decide whether to extend the terms of aldermen and mayor from two ... read more


Bonney retires from JPD
Bob Bonney officially retired from the Jackson Police Department on June 28. Family, friends and coworkers attended a retirem... read more


BASEBALL-Jackson Senior Legion wins district tourney
The Jackson Senior American Legion Post 158 Team were crowned champions by defeating Dunklin County, 9-4, in the title game o... read more


Governor signs bills to benefit veterans, current members of the military
In a ceremony at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, July 10, Governor Jay Nixon signed four bills int... read more


105th annual Jackson Homecomers upcoming
For the past 104 years, Uptown Jackson has been packed with people during the five-day Homecomers. Coordinators for the 105th... read more


SWIMMING-Barracudas finish second at Sikeston; four records set
The Jackson Barracudas finished second behind the River City Aquatics at the Scott City Swim Meet held last Saturday.The Rive... read more


Fourth of July in Jackson- "A Great Day!"
That was the way Larry Cunningham, chairman of the Independence Day Celebration Committee, summed up the Fourth of July festi... read more


Lacy named new R-2 associate superintendent
At the Tuesday, July 2, Jackson R-2 School District Board of Education special meeting, the Board approved the recommendation... read more


SWIMMING-Barracudas place second at Sikeston eight-team meet
The Jackson Barracudas finished second in the Sikeston Swim Meet held Saturday. The host team, the Sharks, finished first wit... read more


City receives FEMA grant for safe room
Officials learned last week that the City of Jackson has been approved for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant... read more


Biologists, geese band together for tracking
Approximately 170 geese were banded, and another nearly 140 were recaptured by biologists and other staff members of the Cons... read more


SWIMMING-Barracudas win by huge margin at weekend meet
The Jackson Barracudas finished first in a meet held June 29 with 1,060.5 points. The Poplar Bluff Piranhas finished a distan... read more


2013 Great Race makes overnight stop in Cape
by Gregory DullumStaff ReporterThousands of people lined Kingshighway, Broadway and Main Street in Cape Girardeau June 25, wa... read more


City adding new events to 4th of July celebration
Celebrate with your family and friends at the Parks and Recreation’s annual July 4th Celebration in Jackson City Park.  ... read more


Boat House Wine Co. offers fine wine, good food and entertainment in country atmosphere
Summer evenings are the perfect time to hop in the car and take a little ride down to Bloomfield to visit the Boat House Wine... read more


SWIMMING-Jackson Barracudas open 2013 season
The Barracudas opened their 2013 summer season with a second place finish on June 1 at Sikeston’s quad meet.The host Sharks w... read more


More than 6,000 tires collected to be recycled
On Saturday, Cape Girardeau County conducted a free scrap tire collection program for all Cape County residents. By 9:30 that... read more


Jackson VFW Post observes Flag Day
Jackson VFW Post 10495 placed flags at Brookside Park  on Friday in observance of Flag Day. Flags also were displayed at... read more


Waller pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder
Clay Waller II  pleaded guilty to amended charges of murder in the 2nd degree before Judge Ben Lewis in the Jackson Cour... read more


High water forces closure of Route 74
The Missouri Department of Transportation closed Route 74 from Interstate 55 to Route 25 (Dutchtown) at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jun... read more


Waller pleads guilty
Clay Waller II  pleaded guilty to amended charges of Murder in the 2nd degree before Judge Ben Lewis in the Jackson Cour... read more


Smith elected to represent 8th Congressional District
Republican Jason Smith has been elected to represent the 8th Congressional District after the Special Election held on Tuesda... read more


Body of Jacque Waller found
Law enforcement officers recovered the body of Jacque Sue Waller last Wednesday, May 29. She had been missing since June 1, 2... read more


Flea market finds, both old and new, are abundant at Hubble Creek Antiques & More
More bays, more vendors and more products have been added at Hubble Creek Antiques & More since it first opened on Highwa... read more


Dispose of old tires at one-day event June 15
Cape Girardeau County will collect scrap tires during a one-day event on Saturday, June 15. The free tire collection is for c... read more


TRACK-Jackson does well at State Track Meet
Jackson High School athletes scored well at the State Track Meet the weekend of May 25 in Jefferson City.Two athletes won sta... read more


Jacque Waller's body found
Law enforcement officers recovered the body of Jacque Sue Waller Wednesday, May 29. She had been missing since June 1, 2011, ... read more


Congressional candidates make positions clear at forum
The six candidates for the eighth congressional district answered questions about illegal immigration, legislation with uncon... read more


Fire destroys Jackson eatery
Fire broke out in the stove area of Cook’s BBQ about 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday night, destroying most of the interior of the sma... read more


This Week Calendar of Events
Thursday, May 30• 9 a.m., Cape Girardeau County Commission Meeting, Cape Girardeau County Courthouse and Administrative Build... read more


BASEBALL-Kitchen wraps up 2013 Indians baseball season
Jackson High School Baseball Coach Tatum Kitchen reflected back on the season which just ended. This was Kitchen’s final year... read more


Nearly 350 R-2 seniors graduate
  Nearly 350  Jackson R-2 seniors received their diplomas at the 2013 commencement ceremony held last Thursday in t... read more


Oak Ridge seniors receive diplomas
“Tonight we celebrate the accomplishments of the 23 students seated here,” said Oak Ridge R-VI Superintendent Gerald Landewee... read more


TRACK-Jackson sending nine to state meet; Wright qualifies in four events
Seven Indians (plus two alternates) and two Lady Indians will compete in the state track meet this weekend in Jefferson City.... read more


TRACK-Indians crowned district champs
The Jackson Indians won the district meet this past Saturday for the first time since 1982. Bob Sink was head coach at that t... read more


Alderman to place issue of extending term lengths for officeholders on ballot
A survey of city residents indicated that more than 70 percent of the respondents favored lengthening the current two-year te... read more


48 law enforcement officers honored
“We are here to honor 48 of our fallen, but not forgotten comrades,” said Jackson Chief of Police James Hum-phreys during the... read more


SOCCER-Lady Indians improve to 18-2
Jackson added two more shutouts to its list, as the Lady Indians blanked Cape Central and Poplar Bluff last week. The Lady In... read more


TRACK-Jackson sweeps all four divisions at conference meet
The Jackson track squads all swept the field at the SEMO Conference Meet held last week at Sikeston.Coach Steve Wachter said ... read more


2,000 receive free dental care
Nearly 2,000 people took advantage of the free dental clinic offered by Missouri Mission of Mercy last Friday and Saturday at... read more


Oak Ridge authors hold book signing
Nineteen Oak Ridge seniors, known collectively as Thorridge Guildsmen, recently published a book, Can’t Bury Our Voices. Last... read more


Voters learn about congressional candidates
The six candidates vying for the eighth congressional district answered questions about cutting spending, the Second Amendmen... read more


Students learn about workings of government
High school students from around the county received a first hand look at how their local government works by stepping into t... read more


TRACK-Lady Indians finish fifth at Parkway South
The Lady Indians only competed in the Vickie Reaves Invitational held at Parkway South.McCluer North finished first with 90 p... read more


Sandbagging at Dutchtown to prevent flooding
The rising level of the Mississippi River and the Diversion Channel threatened Dutchtown with flooding this week. On Monday m... read more


Scenic Drive offers weekend of Events
The 23rd annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive is coming up this weekend, and there are lots of places to go, and thin... read more


BASEBALL-Indians on hot streak
The Indians are on a roll heading into the SEMO Conference Tournament this Friday,This past week, the Indians won four games.... read more


BASEBALL-Sander surpasses career 100-victory mark as Saxony baseball coach
Saxony opened its week with a 9-9 tie with Leopold. The game was called due to darkness. The game had been delayed for 45 min... read more


Group drawing attention to perils rivers are facing from pollution
A group of indigenous women are raising awareness about the Mississippi River’s health as they walk its entire length from Mi... read more


Brittney's Bunch to participate in 'Energy for Life Walk'
Saturday, April 20, hundreds of walkers will come together at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis for the ‘Energy for Life Walk.’ T... read more


TRACK-Lady Indians take 2nd, boys 4th at Farmington
The Lady Indians finished second and the boys fourth at the Farmington Invitational held Friday, April 12.Girls resultsFestus... read more


SOCCER-Lady Indians' winning streak ends at kickapoo
All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the Lady Indians’ undefeated season.They opened the week with another ... read more


City proposing hike in wastewater user rates
A hearing will be held at this Monday’s (April 15) Board of Aldermen meeting to gather public input on a proposed increase in... read more


Football stadium is art contest subject
The Jackson Heritage Association art contest which has been going strong for eight years, chose the Jackson High School Footb... read more


TRACK-Lady Indians win at Jackson Invitational, boys fourth
The Lady Indians finished first in the Jackson Invitational Saturday. The Indians finished fourth.Girls resultsThe Lady India... read more


GOLF-Indians take first at Notre Dame Invitational
The Indians won the Notre Dame Invitational for the  first time under Coach Zack Walton’s tutelage. A dozen teams compet... read more


BASEBALL-Indians win two, lost two; fall to 8-4 overall
The Indians fell to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play as they dropped two of three games last week.Valle Catholic defeat... read more


Governor signs legislation reinstating, extending targeted tax credit programs
Gov. Jay Nixon visited the Southeast Missouri Food Bank in Cape Girardeau last Friday morning to sign legislation which reins... read more


Historic Havana Special railcar transformed into art gallery, gift shop at train depot
All the railcars on the Iron Mountain Railway have interesting histories. It is, after all, an historical train. One particul... read more


TRACK-Jackson sweeps at four-team home meet
Jackson swept both the boys and girls divisions at a four-team meet held on Wednesday of last week at home.Boys resultsJackso... read more


BASEBALL-Indians cap off week with two wins, one tough loss
The Indians won two and lost one as they headed into the Easter holiday.The Indians started their week on a sour note, losing... read more


Heroes Way holds fundraiser
The second annual ‘March for Memories’ was held in Cape County Park North on Saturday morning. Walkers paid tribute to fallen... read more


SOCCER-Lady Indians win Noon Optimist Tournament
The Lady Indians improved to 5-0 on the season, with the fifth win coming in the championship match in the Noon Optimist Girl... read more


BASEBALL-Indians improve to 4-1 on young season
The Indians defeated Marion, 10-8, in a slugfest. The Indians scored nine of their runs over the first three innings, includi... read more


Retired educator teaches Ukrainian Egg Art classes
In a couple of days, households everywhere will be turning ordinary eggs into beautifully colored Easter eggs. It’s a fun and... read more


Guardsman brings passion and guidance to recruiting program
Sgt. 1st Class Steve Rhodes can’t imagine doing anything different than what he’s dedicated his life to for the past twenty y... read more


Jackson man writing, producing Christian videos, screenplays
“I’m going to send a couple of my videos to your Facebook page,” Darren DeLoach told me. “Maybe it will help you understand w... read more


WRESTLING-JHS wrestling team holds post-season awards banquet
The Jackson High School Wrestling Team recently held its post-season awards banquet.Jason Reisenbichler was named Outstanding... read more


At Licoln Day-Republicans urged to send 'message'
Republican after Republican encouraged Lincoln Day attendees to support State Representative Jason Smith who is seeking to re... read more


Carry the Cross brings message of Christ
The message is simple, but delivered in a powerful way: Stand up, and carry the cross if you are a believer in Christ. Thousa... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians win sectionals; fall in quarterfinals
Four Indians scored in double figures to lead their team to a 60-59 win over Chaminade at the sectional game, March 6. Karson... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians fall to St. Joe in sectional contest
St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis ended the basketball season for the Jackson Lady Indians.They met last week in the sectiona... read more


Jackson Indians, Lady Indians sweep districts
Both the Jackson Indians and Lady Indians won their respective district tournaments last week. The Indians had not won a dist... read more


Dynamic duo find success and joy in their painting
Wouldn’t it be great to look forward to going to work every day, knowing that you would enjoy what you are doing and the peop... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians advance to sectionals with 47-40 district victory
Jackson Coach Tyler Abernathy told his players to remain patient as the Oakville Lady Tigers sank tough shot after tough shot... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians defeat Oakville, 58-52; King leads offensive assault
The Indians advance to sectional play tonight (Wednesday, March 6) by winning the district championship last week. The Indian... read more


Father
Carson Hartlein of Jackson participated in the Missouri State Jiu-Jitsu Championships on Sunday, March 3, 2013.  Carson,... read more


Wednesday Night Writing Class Finds a New Home
Six paperbound books sat stacked in front of him on the table at Jackson Public Library. A year ago Grant Gillard’s books abo... read more


Liberty Utilities breaks ground for corporate HQ
Liberty Utilities-Central Region broke ground on Tuesday afternoon of last week to formally announce the construction of corp... read more


AT&T simulator driving home message of 'It Can Wait' to text
Texting is the number one mode of communications for teens who text on average 60 times a day, according to the Virginia Tech... read more


BASKETBALL-Saxony girls capture first district title
The Saxony Lutheran Lady Crusaders captured the first district title in the school’s history, defeating Clearwater, 76-41.&nb... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians shine in final regular season game
The Indians handed the visiting Hillsboro squad a 71-38 thrashing in Jackson’s final regular season game. The Indians headed ... read more


Fronabarger wins bid for grading at new school site
Fronabarger Concreters, Inc. of Oak Ridge was the low bidder for grading and storm sewer work at the new Jackson R-2 elementa... read more


Liberty Utilities holds groundbreaking
Liberty Utilities hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday to announce the building start of the company’s corporate headquar... read more


SWIMMING-Jackson claims All-State honors in swimming
Kyleigh Troxel ended her Jackson High School swimming career with a fourth place finish in the 500 freestyle in the state mee... read more


WRESTLING-Jackson claims All-State honors in wrestling
Jarrett Reisenbichler and Tyler Rush both overcame obstacles to earn All-State honors at the state wrestling meet this past w... read more


Republicans select Jason Smith to replace Emerson
It took six ballot votes, but in the end, the Eighth Congressional District Republican Selection Committee named Speaker of t... read more


8 JHS vocal students named to All-State Choir
Eight Jackson High School choral students were selected to the Missouri All-State Choir.  The eight JHS students began t... read more


SWIMMING-Jackson finishes third at Conference
Despite breaking five meet records and three team records, the Lady Indians finished third in the conference swim meet, held ... read more


Storm sweeps through area; snaps off Courthouse tree
A line of severe storms swept through the area last Tuesday night, Jan. 29. When cloud rotation was noted by Doppler radar an... read more


Party animals available for hire
There’s no question that animals bring a lot of joy to people. Shared Country Blessings is a charitable service owned by a Mi... read more


WRESTLING-Wrestlers end regular season with perfect dual meet records
Both the Jackson varsity and junior varsity wrestling squads ended their regular seasons with perfect dual records. The varsi... read more


SWIMMING-Saxony competes in tri-meet
Saxony competed in a tri-meet at Perryville on Jan. 29, along with Cape Central and the host team Perryville/St. Vincent.Saxo... read more


Historic home may be demolished
The Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization is seeking support in its effort to purchase the Frizel-Welling House, located... read more


Venable honored as first band director at Woodland R-4
Susan (LaPierre) Venable of Jackson was recognized  during a halftime intermission of a homecoming basketball game at Wo... read more


WRESTLING-Jackson Indians remain perfect-9-0-in duals
The Indians remained perfect on the season in dual meets, as they swept Sikeston and Dexter in a home tri-meet held last Thur... read more


JHS Marching Chiefs perform in inaugural parade
The Jackson High School Marching Chiefs participated in the inaugural parade held Monday, Jan. 14, in Jefferson City. The Mar... read more


Candidates vie for Emerson's congressional seat
A standing-room-only crowd heard a dozen candidates voice their opinions at a forum sponsored by the SEMO Pachyderm Club last... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians find tough competition at tourney
The Jackson Lady Indians opened their week of action with a solid win over Jefferson R-7, 55-33.Rachel Crites led the offense... read more


WRESTLING-Indians win conference tournament
Jackson placed 11 wrestlers in the finals, and came away with seven first place finishes in the SEMO Conference Tournament, h... read more


Lohr named 2012 recipient of Fulemwider Award
Mayor Barbara Lohr was named the 2012 recipient of the R.A. Fulenwider Award, presented annually at the Jackson Area Chamber ... read more


Safari Playland now open for birthday parties and play time
If you are looking for a fun place for a child’s birthday party or just a great place to take your youngsters for an adventur... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians pound Woodland; finish second in tourney
Jackson opened its week with a 68-23 pounding of Woodland.Braden Wendel led the offense with 11 points. Brandon Lueders and K... read more


BASKETBALL-Jackson defeats Cape, 60-42
In their only game of last week, the Lady Indians made the opportunity count as they beat visiting Cape Central, 60-42. Danie... read more


County officeholders take oath of office
Officeholders elected last year took the oath of office on Dec. 31. County Clerk Kara Clark Summers, far left, administered t... read more


County purchases properties
To better plan for the future of the county, Cape County Commissioners approved the purchase of two properties on N. Missouri... read more


Learning to recycle is a challenge
If your house was anything like mine after Christmas, you had volumes of trash from gift wrap, boxes, paper plates, soda bott... read more


WRESTLING-JV Indians take 10 first place finishes
The Junior Varsity Indians performed well in their first match since mid-December, as they took 10 first place finishes in th... read more


SWIMMING-Lady Indians break three pool records in dual over Cape
The Lady Indians defeated Cape Central, 92.5 to 77.5 in a dual meet held Jan. 3, at the Aquatic Center on the campus of South... read more


Limbaugh named to replace Swingle as prosecuting attorney
Christopher K. Limbaugh received an early Christmas gift when he was informed by Gov. Jay Nixon that the Cape Girardeau nativ... read more


Herb Wickham will be featured artist
Jackson’s own Herb Wickham will be the featured artist at Bilderbach Art Plaza at 5 N. Main in Cape Girardeau, at the First F... read more


BASKETBALL-Top seeds win opening round games at annual Christmas tournament
The top eight seeds in the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament not only won, but won mostly  by large margins in t... read more


Prayers for Parker
Hundreds of people gathered Sunday night around  Rotary Lake to pray for Parker King, 10, of Jackson who sustained serio... read more


Jackson R-2 students are 'very safe'
Every parent in the Jackson R-2 School District probably has heard of the Dec. 14 school massacre in Newtown, CT.Details from... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians compete in holiday tourney
Jackson began play in the Kelso Supply Holiday Classic with a 53-20 thrashing of Perryville. Megan Williams is going for this... read more


Prayer vigils held to remember Connecticut shooting victims
Prayer vigils have been held across the nation, including Jackson, to remember the victims of the horrific shooting incident ... read more


WRESTLING-Indians claim Tiger Classic title
The Indians reclaimed their ownership of the Tiger Classic after coming in second last year.Jackson also claimed four champio... read more


SWIMMING-Lady Indians win Hexa Meet
The Lady Indians opened their week with a first place finish in the Cape Hexa Meet, held Dec. 11.Jackson finished first follo... read more


Crooked Creek German Shepherd dogs in demand
Karen and Joe Belcher’s German shepherd puppies are in such demand that it is difficult to keep up with the requests. The dog... read more


Fire damages Jackson home
Thursday evening, a house fire on North Russell took approximately 30-40 minutes to get under control. Jackson, Cape Girardea... read more


Elected officals highlight 2012
The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri and KRCU co-sponsored a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, where local pu... read more


Nostalgic story of band of boys continues in Stan Crader's new book
The saga of the band of boys continues in The Longest Year, Stan Crader’s newest book, and the third in the series. The first... read more


SWIMMING-Palmer sets records to Ladue Meet
The Lady Indians set pool and meet records, and qualified for the state meet in several events.Jackson won the Splash Out Can... read more


WRESTLING-Indians off to strong start with four dual, two tourney wins
Heading into the Tiger Classic this weekend, the Indians have a lot of momentum. Thus far this season, the Indians have won f... read more


U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson visits VIP
In October, U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson visited VIP Industries in Cape, taking a tour of the sheltered workshop and vi... read more


Christmas Parade highlights
Santa Claus took time out from his busy schedule to visit Jackson during its annual Christmas Parade held Saturday afternoon ... read more


Never enough Christmas trees
Nickie McCadams has many wonderful memories of Christmas as a child, but one of her favorites was when she and her brother we... read more


BASKETBALL- Indians rout New Madrid
The Indians routed New Madrid County Central in Jackson’s season opener, 65-36. New Madrid scored 15 points in the first quar... read more


BASKETBALL- Lady Indians compete in tournament
The Lady Indians lost two of three games in the Farmington Tournament. Jackson lost to Notre Dame, 39-32; defeated DeSoto, 50... read more


WRESTLING-Indians dominate in early meets
The Indians got off to a fast start, defeating New Madrid and Carbondale in a tri-meet, in the season opener, then won the Pa... read more


1st Annual Community Christmas Concert
Pastors Ron & Ronda Marler invite the Community to their 1st Annual Community Christmas Concert at Fountain Of Life Taber... read more


Uptown Jackson mural being repainted
Photo by Denise KinderLocal artist Craig Thomas is working to restore the Jackson mural located on E. Main Street on the side... read more


Merchants agree:Black Friday, Small Business Saturday a hit!
Despite gloom and doom predictions about the economy, local merchants found Black Friday and Small Business Saturday a succes... read more


BASKETBALL- Lady Indians open season with loss
Senior Danielle Daume (#15),  takes this three-point attempt during the season opener against Farmington. The Lady India... read more