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Jackson’s electric service earns two national recognitions
Jackson’s electric power service recently earned two prestigious national awards.One recognizes the City of Jackson as a reli... read more


O-1 zoning keeps its residential uses
A bill to remove certain residential uses from the professional office (O-1) zone failed to pass at the Mayor and Board of Al... read more


Nell Holcomb may add school resource officer
Nell Holcomb R-4 School District is currently in talks with the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s office to add a full-time sch... read more


Cash-Book staffer meets cowboy movie star
My friend and co-worker here at The Cash-Book Journal recently got to fulfill one of her dreams and mark something off her wi... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Jackson makes history by advancing to state for first time ever
There is a first time for everything, and for the first time in program history, the Jackson girls soccer team reached the st... read more


High School Track and Field: Jackson has six out of eight athletes earn C5 all-state honors
The Jackson track and field program had a total of eight athletes compete at this year’s Class 5 State Meet on May 25 and 26 ... read more


Memorial Day celebrated with Doughboy, flags, cannon fire
America’s fallen servicemen and servicewomen were honored throughout Jackson and Cape Girardeau on Memorial Day.Under sparkli... read more


Uptown streets to be closed for movie filming
Some Uptown Jackson streets will be closed starting Thursday evening for the filming of a feature film, "All Nite Skate".On F... read more


Blunt discusses new governer and tax bill in Cape Girardeau
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited Cape Girardeau Regional Airport on May 30 to conduct a roundtable with business and local lead... read more


Hometown Pride: Aimee and Lilly Stockard
Aimee Stockard and her younger sister, Lilly Stockard, have tried to help the community they call home as they hold pageant t... read more


Fallen officers remembered at S.A.L.T. ceremony
All those flashing red and blue lights atop police cars outside of Cape Bible Chapel Thursday night did not signal an emergen... read more


Jackson High School seeks memorabilia for new addition
Jackson High School is looking for items to display in the new freshmen center once school begins in the fall. The new additi... read more


U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill visits Veterans Home; gives survey results
Kicking off Memorial Day weekend, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill visited the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cape Girardeau Friday to ... read more


Residents seek to remove residential uses from professional office zoning
When Shawn Wren sought a special use permit to build two apartment buildings on his property at Broadridge and Independence (... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Jackson wins first sectional match in 15 years
It had been 15 years since the Jackson girls soccer team had won a sectional match, and the Indians ended that streak with a ... read more


High School Baseball: Jackson's season ends with loss to Vianney in Class 5 Quarterfinals
The Jackson baseball team advanced to the Class 5 Quarterfinals for the second time in three years, but the Indians were up a... read more


College Signing: Jackson's Cole Welker to continue baseball career at Fontbonne
When Jackson baseball senior Cole Welker started considering to attend Fontbonne University, he reached out to former teammat... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Saxony has nine earn all-district honors
The Saxony Lutheran girls soccer team’s season ended in the Class 1 District 1 Championship game with a 2-1 loss to reigning ... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Cape Notre Dame returns to Class 2 Final Four
The reigning Class 2 State Champion Cape Notre Dame girls soccer team punched its ticket to this year’s final four once again... read more


Local artists publish third children’s story book
A new children’s story book, which is the third in a series, has recently been published by Barb Bailey and Aaron Horrell. “T... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Jackson claims Class 4 District 1 title once again
The Jackson girls soccer team managed to win its second-straight Class 4 District 1 Championship by defeating No. 1 seed Nort... read more


High School Track and Field: Saxony's Caleb Cornelius wins state championship
Members from the Saxony Lutheran track and field program competed in the Class 2 State Meet on May 18 and 19, but only one of... read more


High School Track and Field: Eight Jackson athletes qualify for Class 5 State Meet
Jackson’s track and field program will be sending eight athletes to this year’s Class 5 State Championship Meet that will be ... read more


High School Boys Golf: Jackson takes fourth in Class 4 State Tournament
After going undefeated and winning a conference, district and sectional championship, the Jackson boys golf team finished fou... read more


High School Baseball: Jackson wins third district championship in last four years
One year ago, the Jackson baseball team’s season was ended by rival Poplar Bluff in the Class 5 District 1 Championship game.... read more


Jackson's Class of 2018 graduates Friday night
The Jackson High School Class of 2018 celebrated their high school years and the start of the next phase of their lives on Fr... read more


Record-breaking class graduates from Saxony Lutheran
The largest-ever class of Saxony Lutheran High School graduated Sunday with 62 graduates. The school has now graduated over 5... read more


Preservation Month Road Show comes to Jackson
Representatives of MissouriMainStreetConnection came to Jackson May 15 as part of a 13-stop road trip celebrating Preservatio... read more


Ruopp, Copeland awards presented by sheriff
Sheriff John Jordan presented the 2017 Timothy J. Ruopp Award May 16 to Robert “Chris” Hull.“This is given out after the year... read more


Hometown Pride: Amy and Carlos Ybarra
Amy and Carlos Ybarra of Fruitland always wanted to open an automotive shop. Once they decided to, it took about two weeks to... read more


Two finalists chosen for new justice center’s construction and design
The process for a new justice center continues to move forward, with the Cape Girardeau County commissioners choosing the top... read more


Sink hole is discovered near East Main Street
A sink hole was recently discovered on the north shoulder of East Main Street between Old Orchard Road and the I-55 off ramp.... read more


High School Football: Jackson quarterback Cooper Callis commits to Pearl River CC
Two weeks ago on Twitter, Jackson senior Cooper Callis officially announced he has committed to play football at Pearl River ... read more


High School Baseball: Jackson advances to C5D1 Championship for fourth straight season
For a fourth year in a row, the Jackson baseball team (20-8) has reached the Class 5 District 1 Championship game under head ... read more


High School Track and Field: Jackson teams finish in the top three at Class 5 District 1 Meet
The Jackson boys and girls track teams qualified for the Class 5 Sectional 1 Meet in a combined 21 events at this year’s Clas... read more


High School Baseball: Saxony Lutheran earns first playoff win since 2015
In the first round of the Class 3 District 3 Tournament, the Saxony Lutheran baseball team (16-6) was able to avenge a regula... read more


High School Track and Field: Saxony advances to Class 2 State Meet in a combined 12 events
The Saxony Lutheran girls track and field team placed third in this year’s Class 2 Sectional 1 Meet with a score of 69 while ... read more


Mudcat Coffee House in Oak Ridge is a full service cafe in new location
Mudcat Coffee House in Oak Ridge started primarily as a coffee shop a couple of years ago, but the business has moved into a ... read more


Hawley visits Cape as he kicks off senate campaign
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley kicked off his campaign last week to unseat Democrat Claire McCaskill from her U.S. Sen... read more


Blunt announces Pell Grant increase for college students
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Education, visited South... read more


County asked to participate in statewide death reporting
Cape Girardeau County has been asked by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to take part in two state surve... read more


Tri-State U-Wrench & Save opens
The sun shone brightly and the sky sparkled bright blue as Jackson’s self-service auto parts yard, Tri-State U-Wrench & S... read more


High School Track and Field: Saxony girls win SEMO title, places second at districts
At this weekend’s Class 2 District 1 Meet, the Saxony Lutheran girls track and field team placed second overall while the boy... read more


College Signing: Saxony Lutheran’s Austin Jarvis signs NLOI with Iowa Central CC
For Saxony Lutheran senior Austin Jarvis, signing a letter of intent to play basketball wasn’t one of his goals, but he did s... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Jackson seeded second in upcoming C4D1 Tournament
For a second-straight season, the Jackson girls soccer team (14-4) has been seeded No. 2 in the Class 4 District 1 Tournament... read more


High School Track and Field: Jackson teams win a combined 14 events at conference meet
Both the Jackson boys and girls track and field teams placed second behind Poplar Bluff in this year’s SEMO North Conference ... read more


Jackson Farmers Market open for season
The Jackson Farmers Market opened for the 2018 season on a sunny spring day last Tuesday at the Iron Mountain Railway. This y... read more


Jackson woman cuts ribbon to begin Walk MS on rainy Sunday
A drizzling rain did not stop people from gathering at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau April 22 to raise awareness and funds to... read more


Community Caring Council celebrates 29 years of helping most vulnerable
The Community Caring Council celebrated its 2017 accomplishments and 29 years of helping the most vulnerable in the community... read more


Hometown Pride: Jeff Craft
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better. Jeff Craft is a Jackson native who currently ... read more


High School Boys Golf: Jackson wins Class 4 District 1 Championship
The Jackson boys golf team was able to cap off its undefeated regular season by winning this year’s SEMO Conference Tournamen... read more


College Signing: Saxony basketball's Addison Beussink inks with Webster University
Senior Addison Beussink became the second player from this year’s Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team to sign a National Le... read more


College Signing: Jackson basketball's Gavin Harris to take next step at Link Year
Last week on Wednesday, April 25, Jackson senior Gavin Harris signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Link... read more


High School Track and Field: Katie Schumer's 12-6 vault ties her for first in the state
At the Kansas Relays two weekends ago, Jackson senior pole vaulter Katie Schumer started focusing on jumping well instead of ... read more


High School Baseball: Jackson defeats Poplar Bluff 6-0 as Tyler Martin throws no hitter
On Thursday, April 19, Jackson junior Tyler Martin was one out away from what every pitcher dreams of accomplishing — a perfe... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Mikala Liley's hat trick leads Jackson to 8-0 win over Seckman
Four days after coming off its second loss of the season, the Jackson girls soccer team was able to blank Class 4 District 1 ... read more


City takes steps toward building new police station
With the passage of the 1/2-cent Public Safety Sales Tax request on the April 3 ballot, the City is now taking the first step... read more


New lights dedicated at Veterans Memorial
The Veterans Memorial at Brookside Park in Jackson now has new lighting at night.The memorial was originally dedicated in 199... read more


Hometown Pride: John Martin
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better.John Martin has been the athletic director at ... read more


College Signing: All-state pole vaulter Katie Schumer signs with SEMO
When Jackson’s three-time Class 5 All-State senior pole vaulter Katie Schumer went out for track and field in seventh grade, ... read more


High School Boys Golf: Jackson has yet to be knocked off the top this season
The Jackson boys golf team has won every contest it has participated in this season while even setting a new school record sc... read more


College Signing: Jackson runner Margo Motes signs with Truman State
Jackson senior Margo Motes first thought about attending Truman State for its biology program, but she also realized she had ... read more


College Signing: Jackson's Abby Sadler earns scholarship to Maryville University
Just days before signing with Maryville University of St. Louis for an agreement to walk on as a cross country and track and ... read more


R-2 School Board members sworn in; Waller president
Incumbents Kelly Waller and Sheila King took the oath of office at the Jackson R-2 Board of Education meeting on April 10, st... read more


United Way thanks volunteers
The United Way of Southeast Missouri thanked its volunteers at a celebration luncheon April 12. If volunteer hours were talli... read more


Hometown Pride: Scott Givens
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better. Scott Givens, who manages the Southeast Healt... read more


Two area students receive military academy appointments
Two Cape Girardeau County students received appointments to United States service academies. Jonathan “J.T.” Meinke from Jack... read more


High School Baseball: Saxony Lutheran cruises through Oak Ridge Tournament
The Saxony Lutheran baseball team managed to win the Oak Ridge Tournament for a second-straight year this weekend by defeatin... read more


High School Baseball: Jackson remains undefeated in SEMO Conference play
The rain could not contain the Jackson baseball team last week as the Indians were able to gain two SEMO Conference victories... read more


Safe House holds ceremonial groundbreaking
After 10 years of planning and fundraising, the Safe House for Women held a ceremonial groundbreaking on April 6 to celebrate... read more


RV owners protest plan to ban RV parking
The Jackson Mayor and Board of Aldermen were considering adopting an ordinance to ban all recreational vehicles from parking ... read more


Hometown Pride: Sara Gerau
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better.Sara Gerau is the owner of the Farmers Insuran... read more


Public safety sales tax passes in Jackson
Voters in the City of Jackson overwhelmingly approved a request to add a 1/2-cent to their sales tax to fund improvements to ... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Saxony Lutheran's Masyn McWilliams inks with MAC
Saxony Lutheran senior Masyn McWilliams fulfilled her dream of playing college basketball last week by signing her National L... read more


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High School Track and Field: Jackson teams place in top 10 at Festus Early Bird
The Jackson boys and girls track and field teams traveled north on I-55 for the second meet of the season, which was the Fest... read more