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Montgomery Bank embarks on $3 million renovation project in Jackson
The Montgomery Bank Conference and Training Center will be housed in the former Main Street Lanes property at 526 W. Main in ... read more

Scenes from Uptown Jackson Oktoberfest
Heather Harrison, Kelly Brown and Abby Gerlach served up a variety of craft beer choices including Leinenkugel Oktoberfest.Ch... read more

LST Memorial 325 visits Cape Riverfront
The LST Memorial 325, a landing craft used during the D-Day Normandy invasion in World War II, visited the Cape Riverfront la... read more

Dr. Kenneth Detring retires
An open house was held Thursday evening for Dr. Kenneth Detring, who officially retired Friday from Eye Care Center of Jackso... read more

MoDOT: How to navigate through a roundabout
With the partial opening of the roundabout in Uptown Jackson, driving through a roundabout might be a new adventure for some.... read more

Roundabout Rewards winner announced
The Roundabout Rewards Shopping Spree winner, Nancy Detjen, was presented with over $600 in gift certificates from participat... read more

Roudabout opens to traffic
Jackson’s roundabout opened to traffic Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 14. Motorists may enter and exit the roundabout from Main S... read more

Beyond the Metal Box adding to attractive city scape
As Mayor Dwain Hahs and his wife, Susan, have traveled the area, they noticed eye catching painted or wrapped metal boxes in ... read more

Jackson Fire and Rescue hold 9/11 ceremony
Jackson Fire and Rescue held a 9/11 ceremony on Sunday at the Jackson Fire Department Station #1 at 8:59 a.m., and coordinate... read more

Dedication held for new Juvenile Division Building
The State of Missouri Thirty-second Circuit Court Juvenile Division Building, 2137 Rust Avenue, was dedicated on Thursday, Se... read more

"Uptown" Jackson roundabout project on schedule despite weather
Despite rainy weather throughout much of August, the roundabout project in “Uptown” Jackson is on schedule. This progress mea... read more

Jackson Middle School teacher featured in conservation magazine
Who is that sporting a smile and a red Jackson Middle School polo shirt on the back cover of Missouri Conservationist this mo... read more

Senator Blunt makes stop in Jackson to promote “More jobs, less government” tour
Senator Roy Blunt stopped by Byron Lang Trucking in Jackson on Monday to promote his “More jobs, less government” tour in his... read more

Oak Ridge R-VI new teachers
Oak Ridge R-VI School District new teachers for the 2016-2017 school year include from left: Richard Conaway, art; April Brum... read more

Jackson man pleads guilty to statutory sodomy in the first degree
On Aug. 22, 57-year-old Jeffrey B. Moffat of Jackson  appeared before Circuit Judge Fred Copeland in the Circuit Court o... read more

Board of Aldermen holds public hearing on tax rates
No one from the public spoke at a public hearing on proposed property tax rates at the Aug. 15 Board of Aldermen meeting.Tax ... read more

R-2 teacher bicycles down Vietnam highway
Middle school teacher Brad Haertling, the “peddling pioneer,” bicycled down Highway 1 in Vietnam this summer as part of a sum... read more

Republican Women's Club hosts Schmitt
The Republican Women’s Club hosted state treasurer candidate Senator Eric Schmitt during their regular meeting on Friday, Aug... read more

Roundabout takes shape as sidewalk is laid
Workers poured concrete and finished the sidewalk along the southwest corner of the roundabout in front of the Jackson Area C... read more

New Jackson R-2 teachers meet for welcome breakfast
New teachers for the Jackson R-2 School District 2016-2017 school year met last week for a breakfast and to meet one another ... read more

Smith continues annual Farm Tour tradition
Congressman Jason Smith began his fourth annual Farm Tour on Monday, July 25, and will continue it through Friday, August 5. ... read more

Explore Your World Summer Camp held
The Jackson Parks and Recreation Department sponsored a summer camp for children to increase their awareness of the natural w... read more

Residents creates patriotic display in his front yard
Cars on Oak Street in Jackson slow down as they pass John and Pat Rice’s home. Drivers and passengers crane their necks to ga... read more

Izaac Pursley's big night at Fenway Park
It was an uncharacteristic cool summer evening at Fenway Park on July 1 when Izaac Pursley and his dad, Greg, had the night o... read more

Jackson’s Uptown roundabout reaches first milestone
Construction of the roundabout in uptown Jackson is well underway, with the opening of Barton Square on target Friday, July 1... read more

Brookside Park Memorial aglow with new lighting
New lighting at Brookside Park Memorial to All Veterans has added a night time glow to the beautiful memorial, which was comp... read more

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Chapter returns to Cape County
After about a three year absence, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has started a SEMO Chapter once again.In April, Robert Lu... read more

Storm rips through area, damaging trees; knocking out power
High winds and heavy rains roared through the area last Wednesday, July 6, tearing limbs off trees and causing some power out... read more

Believing Beyond gives back to Jackson Baseball League
Childhood cancer is an unpleasant topic to talk about. No one knows this more than Dean and Rachelle Weber, but they believe ... read more

Bechtold retires from Cape County
After 22 years of serving the people of Cape Girardeau County, Scott Bechtold retired from the Cape County Highway Department... read more

Super Heroes and American Heroes-Veterans honored at East Elementary
“Having a blast celebrating heroes from present and past,” is just what the summer school students at East Elementary are doi... read more

American Red Cross has urgent need for blood
The Red Cross will be hosting the Wyatt Hill and Withers Radio blood drive at the Elks Lodge in Jackson on June 28, from noon... read more

Everyday Heroes honored by Red Cross
The Red Cross honored 12 local “Everyday Heroes” during their third annual luncheon held at the Isle Casino in Cape Girardeau... read more

JPD serve warrants
On the date of June 5, the Jackson Police Department served a search warrant in the 900 block of E. Main St.During the invest... read more

Jackson Fire and Rescue holds swift water rescue training
The Jackson Fire and Rescue Department took advantage of the recent heavy rainfall in the area to practice one of their skill... read more

Habitat for Humanity holds groundbreaking
Cape Area Habitat for Humanity held the official groundbreaking for the Casey Rehkop family on Wednesday, June 1. Rehkop and ... read more

From produce to presidents, CBJ editor has covered it all
  Forty years ago, I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. Inspired by Watergate and ... read more

R-2 valedictorian, salutatorian recognized
On May 20, 341 Jackson High School seniors received their diplomas at the 2016 commencement ceremony held in the Show Me Cent... read more

Waller indicted on federal charges
The United States Attorney’s Office announced Monday the unsealing of an indictment charging James Clay Waller II, age 45, wi... read more

Three R-2 bus drivers retire
Three long-time Jackson R-2 School District bus drivers recently retired  from the Transportation Department.  From... read more

Saxony seniors graduate Sunday afternoon
Of the 46 Saxony Lutheran High School seniors receiving diplomas Sunday afternoon, three shared the title of valedictorian. T... read more

22 Oak Ridge seniors graduate
Twenty-two Oak Ridge seniors received their diplomas last Friday evening during commencement services. ... read more

Roundabout project gets under way
Readers may want to keep this photograph to remember how the Main/Hope intersection looked like before the roundabout constru... read more

SAR donates painting to East Elementary
The Allen Laws Oliver Chapter Sons of the American Revolution donated a painting of George Washington to East Elementary. The... read more

Uptown Jackson literally in bloom on Saturday
The skies cleared and the people turned out to see a variety of plants and flowers at the Jackson in Bloom event held Saturda... read more

The Duet donated to Veterans Home
Leonard Koenig had the honor of being the first rider on the Duet, a bicycle of sorts, donated to the Cape Girardeau Missouri... read more

Roundabout construction to begin in May
In approximately 10 days, the look of Jackson will start to change. Construction of the roundabout at the Main and Hope stree... read more

'Hanging Tree' uprooted
First, the Indians statue at the Chamber office is being relocated. Now another landmark has disappeared.The ‘Hanging Tree,’ ... read more

Thompson, Stover sworn in as R-2 School Board reorganizes
Incumbent Dan Stover and newcomer Brian Thompson were sworn in during an early 5:45 p.m. open session of the Jackson R-2 Boar... read more

United Way raises over $800,000; thanks volunteers, donors & staff
More than $800,000 in pledges have been collected by the United Way of Southeast Missouri in its 2015 fundraising campaign. T... read more

Former Governor Ashcroft to be featured speaker at Lincoln Day
The Cape County Republican Women’s Club will once again host the 47th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner & Celebration on Saturday... read more

Election night blues
Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs, left, and City Admininstrator Jim Roach watch election results at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber o... read more

Portion of highway dedicated in memory of Cape Assistant Police Chief Fields
“Because of Roger, the badge shines brighter,” said Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan during the Memorial Highway Ded... read more

Smith organizes first Veteran's Benefits Summit
U.S. Representative Jason Smith organized the first of what he hopes to be many Veteran’s Benefits Summit on Saturday, April ... read more

Harrell hired as new JHS principal
The Jackson R-2 Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Seth Harrell as principal of Jackson High School for th... read more

Lt. Governor candidate Parson stops in Cape
Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Mike Parson made a stop at the Cape Girardeau Public Library on Thursday, March ... read more

Governor holds roundtable at Cape Central High School
Governor Jay Nixon met with nine members of the senior class at Cape Girardeau Central High School on Thursday, March 17, to ... read more

Blunt talks ‘agriculture’ at Heuer Sons Implement
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited Heuer Sons Implement Company in Cape Girardeau Monday afternoon as part of the senator’s state... read more

Tilsit 4-H Club Makes Weighted Blankets and Lap pads
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American Pickers coming to Missouri
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Missouri! They plan to film episodes of the hit series ‘Amer... read more

Presidential hopeful Cruz makes campaign stop in Cape
Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz made a campaign stop in Cape Girardeau Saturday afternoon. He spoke to a packed ho... read more

JHS Principal Powell accepts position at Affton High School
Dr. Vince Powell, principal at Jackson High School, has accepted a similar position at Affton High School in the St. Louis ar... read more

Century Farm families recognized by Extension Council
Four families were recognized as Century Farm owners at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Council Banquet on Feb. 16.  ... read more

Camp Enterprise gives real world business experiences to students
Camp Enterprise is a fun, intensive seminar that allows students to explore the world of business through a free enterprise c... read more

Blunt vows continued support of veterans
Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator from Missouri Roy Blunt announced his continued support of veterans and issues affecting th... read more

SFMC offers midwife care as delivery option
Saint Francis Healthcare System now offers women the option to give birth using the services of a certified nurse midwife. Mi... read more

Officials talk about county, city, schools at town hall meeting
The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri and Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and Jackson Area Chamber of Comm... read more

Gubernatorial candidate Brunner cites business background as strength
Missouri Republican candidate for Governor, John Brunner, told the group at the Republican Women’s Club meeting on Friday tha... read more

Safe Harbor opens new and improved
After working for the past six months, Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary was issued its new license by the Missouri Department of ... read more

Johnson named Hometown Hero
Patsy Johnson, center, was named the 2015 Hometown Hero, presented by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Services. Presenting... read more

Evan Webb's song 'Dry Up or Drown' brings flood of views
After experiencing the 2011 flood in his home area of Southern Illinois, Evan Webb, of McLure, IL., knew the bleak outlook th... read more

Ten JHS vocal students named to 2016 Missouri All-State Choir
Ten Jackson High School choral students were selected to the Missouri All-State Choir. The 10 JHS students began their climb ... read more

Snow route proclamation issued for first snow of the season
City officials issued a Snow Route Proclamation effective at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, as the first snowfall accumulation for ... read more

New Jackson Civic Center now open
The City of Jackson, the Southeast Missouri Medical Center, Inc., and the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce officially cut the... read more

S. Old Orchard Road now open
S. Old Orchard Road is now open following the completion of the Williams Creek replacement project (pictured). The $1.5 milli... read more

Reiminger receives Fulenwider Award from Jackson Area Chamber
Dave Reiminger, retired owner and CEO of Overhead Door Southeast Missouri, was named the 2015 winner of the R.A. Fulenwider A... read more

Area mayors provide insight into their communities
There are a lot of activities occurring in three local communities, and those attending the First Friday Coffee gained some i... read more

Blunt tours Autism Center; meets with parents
Senator Roy Blunt visited the Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Blunt toured the c... read more

Record high river floods area
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited the Cape Girardeau flood wall Friday to discuss ongoing efforts to assess area flood damage ca... read more

First baby born in Cape Girardeau comes at SFMC at 12:31 a.m. Jan. 1
Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated the delivery of Cape Girardeau’s first baby of 2016. At 12:31 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1,... read more

County officials issue voluntary evacuation order
Photo by David BloomCounty officials issue voluntary evacuation order Monday morning, Cape Giradeau County Sheriff John Jorda... read more

Make 2016 your best year
As we get ready to begin a new year, we often reflect on the past and make resolutions for a new beginning in the coming year... read more

RR tracks at intersection to be repaired next April
by David BloomEditorBy the end of next April, motorists will have a smooth drive over the intersection at Highways 34-25-72.J... read more

Extravaganza winners announced
Karen Sturms, left, was the winner of the $500 shopping spree given away by the Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization at... read more

History Center filled with Christmas spirit
Christmas trees are everywhere at the Cape Girardeau County History Center, and each one of them is totally unique. Sixteen b... read more

Uptown Jackson comes alive with parade, other events
Pick up a copy of this weeks The Cash-Book Journal for more pictures of the Jackson Christmas Parade.... read more

Uptown Jackson comes alive with parade, other events
Pick up this weeks copy of The Cash-Book Journal for more photos of the Jackson Christmas Parade.... read more

'Flip the Switch' soggy but fun
Despite the heavy rains, the Holiday Extravaganza Committee held its ‘Flip the Switch’ ceremony Friday evening. Above: Former... read more

Oh what fun it is to ride the Santa Express!
There are so many exciting things to see and do in Jackson this time of year. The Christmas parade is coming up this Saturday... read more

Jackson Christmas Parade will highlight uptown holiday event
There is so much excitement in the air for the Jackson Christmas Parade coming up Saturday, Dec. 5. Planners and organizers f... read more

Flip the Switch to kick off holiday season in Jackson
An exciting new destination is being built in Jackson and is opening for all to enjoy this upcoming season. Beginning Thanksg... read more

JJHS students complete all assignments thanks to 'ICU culture," R-2 Board is told
‘Coach T’ — Jackson R-2 School Board Member Bruce Thomas — was surprised when Jackson Junior High math instructor Roseann Bru... read more

City kicks off United Way campaign
The City of Jackson kicked off its 2015 campaign for United Way of Southeast Missouri at the new Jackson Civic Center on Nov.... read more

Jackson Holiday Extravaganza Committee
Beginning Thanksgiving and running until New Year’s, Jackson City Park will be the place to go to experience all that you lov... read more

Honoring veterans
R-2 schools to recognize vetsThe Jackson R-2 School District is once again hosting programs to honor area veterans.The public... read more

Habitat for Humanity completes another home
Amanda Matthews and her five-year-old daughter Ava cut the ribbon at their new home located at 1013 North Street in Jackson. ... read more

Jordan to seek another term as sheriff
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan announced he will seek another term when he comes up for reelection next year.“I ha... read more

New skilled nursing home under construction
The Villas of Jackson, a skilled nursing facility, is under construction. Located behind Jackson Manor, the facility is a pro... read more

Real life law enforcement not as easy as TV depicts, federal agents maintain
It’s not the CSI you see on TV, but the federal law enforcement agencies in Cape Girardeau have a high rate of success.FBI Sp... read more

Light up some fun for Halloween décor
It’s that wonderful fall time of the year when we can enjoy all the beautiful colors of the trees and the crisp cool feel of ... read more

R-2 District celebrates School Lunch Week
The schools in the Jackson R-2 District celebrated School Lunch Week this past week with many different activities and of cou... read more

DAR honors 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
While children played baseball at the Brookside Memorial Park field, a more somber event took place nearby. The children’s fr... read more

Scenes from Oktoberfest
 Peter Dynneson, a St. Paul Lutheran School student, made pretzel necklaces with former mayor Barb Lohr at the Jackson H... read more

Jacksn, Cape communities kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a “Pink Up” celebration with food, music and firew... read more

Political season gets underway as candidates make announcements
Former U.S. Navy Seal, Rhodes Scholar, author, marathon runner, and boxing champion Eric Greitens announced last week his can... read more

Stryker retires from JPD
After eight years of helping the Jackson Police Department keep the community safe, Police K9 Stryker is retiring from the fo... read more

Route 61 roundabout update
As a part of the Route 61 roundabout project, MoDOT has been meeting with the 18 land tract owners over the past few weeks to... read more

Familiar voice, faces in press box remain stalwart supporters of Indian football
“And that’s another Jackson Indians first down!”That familiar phrase resonates throughout ‘The Pit’ at most home football gam... read more

Alma Schrader students honor heroes and Constitution
Alma Schrader Elementary School in Cape Girardeau celebrated its 14th annual Constitution Day and Heroes Recognition Assembly... read more

Jackson Fire & Rescue honors 9/11 heroes
To honor and remember the fallen heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, the Jackson Fire and Rescue Department continuously climbed “stair... read more

Lipe named manager of new Jackson Civic Center
Jason Lipe has been named the manager of the new civic center in Jackson. He will officially begin his new role on Sept. 28 a... read more

Jackson Civic Center construction on schedule
Dr. Dwight Johnson, right, conducted an informal tour of the Jackson Civic Center last week for city officials and other inte... read more

Smith sees firsthand diversity of area agriculture during Farm Tour
U.S. Representative Jason Smith made a stop at Butch’s Angus Farm in Jackson on Monday, Aug. 31, during the final week of his... read more

Blunt: Freedom is not free
“Even in a country as great as ours, freedom cannot be passed along in a bloodstream,” said Senator Roy Blunt. “Every generat... read more

Senator Blunt stops in Cape during statewide tour of veterans health facilities
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt visited the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center’s Cape Girardeau Community Based Outpatient Clinic Aug.... read more

Blunt to be keynote speaker at Lincoln Day
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Day Celebration & Dinner. The annual event will ... read more

Nixon announces Building Affordability initative
Governor Jay Nixon stopped by Southeast Missouri State University on the first day of classes, Monday, Aug. 24, to announce m... read more

FOOTBALL-Indians drop opener to state champs Battle
The Spartans of Battle High School are the defending Class 5 state champions and they played like champions in their 42-20 wi... read more

SOCCER-Indians shoot luckey seven in season opening win
The Indians got their  2015 season started by shutting out the visiting Saxony Lutheran Crusaders, 7-0.Liam Gray, Josh S... read more

Classes start in R-2 School District
Atinez Perkins could not hide his excitement as he waited for the doors to open at the new East Elementary School. Classes be... read more

Vintage Software company thriving in uptown Jackson
It is surprising to discover a business in Uptown Jackson which has more than 30 employees who work there every day, and yet ... read more

New R-2 teachers welcomed at breakfast
Each year before the start of school, new teachers in the Jackson R-2 School District are treated to an orientation breakfast... read more

New R-2 classes begin Thursday
Seated from left are: Tiffanie Grassi, fourth grade at West Lane; Sarah Gibble, fifth grade at West Lane; Cailin McGinnis, fi... read more

E. Main/Lacey traffic signal officially operational
The signalization at the intersection of E. Main and Lacey Street became officially operational Monday afternoon when Mayor D... read more

River Wall Mural celebrates 10th anniversary
Artists, sponsors, board members and other supporters gathered in front of The Mississippi River Tales River Wall at the corn... read more

Jackson Homecomers
Jackson American Legion Post 158 recognized 30 Vietnam veterans at Homecomers including Pam Whaley whose husband, Steve, rece... read more

Jackson R-2 Enrollment and Open House dates
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Show Me Center receiving $5.2 million in upgrades
Major capital renovations are under way at the Show Me Center this summer that will elevate the facility to modern arena stan... read more

New R-2 superintendent plans to have social media presence
Jackson R-2’s new superintendent had been on the job just two weeks when he appeared at his first School Board meeting July 1... read more

Seeds of Dignity Ministries volunteers return from Philippines
Back in April we brought you a story about Seeds of Dignity, a non-profit, non-governmental organization which partners with ... read more

107th Jackson Homecomers set
Fact: The 107th annual Jackson Homecomers is set for this Tuesday through Saturday, July 21-25.Fact: The five-day event will ... read more

Rally, signs warn of risk to religious freedom
You may have noticed the lawn signs which sprouted recently at several Catholic churches—Immaculate Conception in Jackson, an... read more

McQuay retires from Cape County
A party was held to celebrate the retirement of Cape Girardeau County Public Works Director Don McQuay. He was employed by th... read more

Building Committee tours civic center
The City of Jackson’s Building Committee recently toured the Jackson Civic Center, which is under construction next to the Wh... read more

Ron Anderson wraps up 16 years at Jackson R-2
by Gregory DullumStaff ReporterAn era ended yesterday —  the Anderson era.For 16 years, Dr. Ron Anderson has been at the... read more

Jackson Club's Bollerslev installed as Rotary District Governor
Over 20 Rotary clubs from the Southeast District were installed during the Rotary Installation program on Tuesday, June 23, a... read more

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E. Main/Lacey Street stoplight installed
The stoplight at the intersection of E. Main and Lacey Street is installed and is expected to be fully operational this week,... read more

Cape Veterans Home celebrates 25 years
State Representative Kathy Swan of Cape Girardeau presented a resolution congratulating the Missouri Veterans Home on its 25t... read more

Brookside Park Memorial expanded
On Sunday afternoon, 108 names were added to the panels at Brookside Park Memorial to Veterans of All Wars. Four panels in al... read more

R-2 Board OKs budget, salary schedule, meal price increases
Jackson R-2 teachers will get bigger paychecks and students will fork over more for their breakfasts and lunches next year as... read more

Saxony crowned state champs!
The Saxony Lutheran High School Crusaders won the Class 1 girls soccer championship on Saturday by defeating Father Tolton, 5... read more

Perry III graduates from West Point
Cadet Donald George Perry III, son of Don and Saundra Perry of Jackson, graduated from West Point Military Academy on Saturda... read more

2015 JHS Valedictorian
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Marble hill native serving abroad submarine
PEARL HARBOR, HI —  A Marble Hill native is part of a select crew, protecting and defending America aboard the U.S. Navy... read more

Reception held for retiring superintendent
The Jackson R-2 School District held a reception for retiring Superintendent Dr. Ron Anderson at East Elementary May 27. ... read more

Organ Donation Awareness and Funds
April is National Donate Life month and April 17th was National Donate Life Day.  Blue and green represent organ donatio... read more

342 JHS seniors receive diplomas at 109th commencement
As the Jackson High School Band performed the processional, 342 seniors marched through the Show Me Center, grinning ear-to-e... read more

Submitted photo R-2 art students display talent
The Art Impressions All-District Art Show was also a tribute to the late Herb Wickham, pictured, and Nick Leist. Wickham taug... read more

Writer urges seniors to avoid traditional retirement and choose second life instead
We spend most of our adult life working toward that one pie-in-the-sky goal of retirement. We picture it as finally reaching ... read more

Oak Ridge seniors graduate!
Twenty-five Oak Ridge High School seniors graduated last Friday in front of family and friends.  The seniors get ready t... read more

Ruopp, Copeland awards presented
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan presented Alan Nobles with the 2014 Timothy J. Ruopp Award on Wednesday, May 13. Th... read more

Hahs directs first meeting as new mayor
Newly sworn in, Dwain Hahs conducted his first board of aldermen meeting as the new Mayor of Jackson on Monday, May 4. He def... read more

S.A.L.T. remembers law enforcement officers killed in line of duty
Forty-nine area law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of their community were honored durin... read more

Optimists sponsor annual Youth in Government Day
High school seniors from Cape Girardeau County took over the jobs of elected officials during the Optimist Club’s Youth in Go... read more

Jackson in Bloom held under beautiful skies
The weather conditions on Saturday were just perfect for the Jackson in Bloom event. The Uptown Jackson Revitalization Group ... read more

Ozzie Smith: 'All great dreams begin with a journey'
Folks packed the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau to go crazy for St. Louis Cardinal Hall-of-Famer Ozzie ‘The Wizard’ Smith f... read more

City constructs flower beds on Barton Square
Jackson City Street Crew workers constructed a wooden form on the corner of Barton Square and Main Street on Friday to be use... read more

R-6 Board members take oath
Oak Ridge School Board secretary Diana Hobeck administers the oath of office to newly elected school board members Jeff Hahs,... read more

Cousin learns more about naming of Helen, GA
In the fall of 2012, The Cash-Book Journal ran an article requesting information about Helen McCombs Bright Harvey. The reque... read more

MoDOT, city officials roundabout project
The Missouri Department of Transportation and the City of Jackson currently plan to construct a roundabout at the intersectio... read more

Hahs elected new mayor
The April 7 election produced a new mayor for Jackson, two new board members for the Jackson R-2 School District, one new mem... read more

Trampoline jumps over fence
Heavy rains drenched Jackson and all over Cape Girardeau County last Thursday. In some areas, the heavy rains turned into hai... read more

Jackson voters select new mayor
Jackson voters selected a new mayor in the April 7 election. Challenger Dwain Hahs garnered 1,536 votes (69.53%) to defeat in... read more

Glastetters discover entire community is their friend
It’s nice to know who your friends are during times of crises. It’s also nice to know that you have friends and supporters wh... read more

JPD holds ‘Coffee With a Cop’
The Jackson Police Department held another ‘Coffee With a Cop’ session at Hickory House Restaurant last Friday. Officer Cody ... read more

JPD, DEA conduct drug bust
The Jackson Police Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Adminstration (DEA), began an investigation last mont... read more

Kelly Miller Bros. Circus coming
The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus will be raising their big top in Jackson on Wednesday, April 8, for two shows in the Jackson Ci... read more

Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church ring bells to remember history
‘Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appo-mattox,’ is an event that commemorates the end of the Civil War. Observed by ... read more

Rushin presents research to legislators
Some of the state’s most remarkable students gathered March 10 for the University of Missouri System’s annual Undergraduate R... read more

Love Chronicles(of the Cape) to premier in Cape
The red carpet will be hitting Cape Girardeau once again on April 17, 18, 24 and 25 for the premier of the independent film L... read more

Snow days shorten spring break and add three days to this school year
Thanks to the recent heavy snowfalls, Jackson R-2 students will have a shorter spring break, and most will attend for three e... read more

Vargas-Aburto named new SEMO President
Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto was announced as Southeast Missouri State University’s 18th president by the Board of Regents on Wed... read more

Mega Geocaching event will draw more than 500 to the Jackson area
Over 500 geocachers will descend on Jackson and the Cape County area, March 19-22, for a mega event hosted by Southeast Misso... read more

Believing Beyond – The Nolan Weber Foundation was recently presented with a BIG Check from some boys with a HUGE heart. ... read more

Open house held at Cottonwood
The Community Counseling Center (CCC) held an open house at Cottonwood Treatment Center last Friday. CCC has taken over the o... read more

Marshall the Miracle Dog brings anti-bullying message
Marshall the Miracle Dog ‘hopped’  into Jackson Monday morning to visit with students at West Lane Elementary for an ant... read more

Use caution when purchasing pet food or make your own
Dog owners are stymied by the news that some commercial pet foods can harm or even kill their pets. The latest of these accus... read more

Lady Indian Tomsu scores 1,000th point
Cassidi Tomsu, a junior, scored her 1,000th point as a Lady Indian on Feb. 23, in Jackson’s 60-45 win over Dexter. Below left... read more

Winter snow storm still lingering
Very cold temperatures are keeping the snow and ice very visible reminders that spring is not coming in the near future. Ice ... read more

Jackson 'Mediarologist' livens up weather on Facebook page; over 11,340 followers
If there is one thing we all have spent a lot of time doing the past week, it is checking the weather forecast. Snow, ice, sl... read more

First major storm hits area
When Mother Nature strikes, she strikes hard. The first major snowstorm of the winter hit Jackson and all of Southeast Missou... read more

Counterfeit $20 bills passed in Cape businesses
At least two counterfeit $20 bills were passed at Cape Girardeau businesses last week. “The Cape office received a counterfei... read more

Alderman to consider four issues of Ramsey Branch project
The Board of Aldermen will  have to pass four separate issues regarding the Ramsey Branch Subdivision in order for the p... read more

R-2 Board hires new superintendent
The Jackson R-2 Board of Education hired Dr. John Link as the new superintendent. Link will replace Superintendent Dr. Ron An... read more

Cape County designated Certified Work Ready Community
Governor Jay Nixon visited Mondi Jackson on Wednesday, Jan. 28, to announce two milestones for Missouri and Cape Girardeau Co... read more

Eftink named new Oak Ridge Supt.
The Oak Ridge R-6 Board of Education announced the appointment of Dr. Adrian Eftink as the district’s new superintendent, eff... read more

Skating rink being demolished brings back fond memories
Just talk to people over age 30 in Jackson and they will tell you stories about the fun times they had back in their youth at... read more

Need for new courthouse explained at meeting
The final public meeting to discuss the future of Cape Girardeau County’s Courthouses was held Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Rive... read more

JHS graduation 2015 date set
This year’s Jackson High School graduating seniors will march onto the school’s football field to receive their diplomas Thur... read more

Ten R-2 students named to All-State Choir
Ten Jackson High School choral students were selected to the Missouri All-State Choir.  The ten JHS students began their... read more

Concern expressed over plans for new courthouse
nded the first informational meeting to discuss the future of the Cape Girardeau County Judicial and Administrative facilitie... read more

Southeast Hospital delivers more than 1,000 babies in 2014
Southeast Hospital experienced no shortage of babies in 2014. A total of 1,027 babies were delivered at the Hospital last yea... read more

BASKETBALL-Indians take two of three at Lindbergh
The Indians won two of three games in the Lindbergh Tournament.The Indians opened the tournament with a 54-42 win over Hillcr... read more

BASKETBALL-Indians finish second in Christmas tournament
The Jackson Indians, defending champions of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament, fell just short of repeating as th... read more

Cape License Office awarded to Jackson firm
The Missouri Department of Revenue has awarded the Cape Girardeau License Office to MCLB Management Company LLC of Jackson.Th... read more

Gardner sworn in as Circuit Judge
“I’ve got big shoes to fill,” newly elected Circuit Judge Michael Gardner said of his predecessor. “Judge (William) Syler has... read more

Judge Limbaugh administers oath of office
Above: Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., far left, administered the oath of office Monday to the winners of this year’s election... read more

Little miracles at Christmas
Once in a while we play a part in a small miracle, completely unaware that we are doing so at the time. Later on, when we can... read more

Southeast Hospital delivers 1,000th baby on Christmas Eve
Jason and Christina Taylor of Lilbourn received a special surprise for Christmas. Christina gave birth to a son, John Luke, o... read more

Contested races formed from first day filings
The first day of filing for municipal and boards of education will have voters deciding contested races for Mayor of Jackson,... read more

Jackson, Oak Ridge school superintendents to retire
The Jackson R-2 Board of Education accepted the retirement of Superintendent Dr. Ron Anderson, effective June 30, 2015, durin... read more

Landewee longest-tenured supt. in district's history
Oak Ridge Superintendent Dr. Gerald Landewee announced he plans to retire at the end of this school year, having served as th... read more

BASKETBALL-Saxony wins one, loses one
Saxony lost to Ste. Genevieve 48-46, but rebounded to handily defeat Oak Ridge.Ryan Palmer had a solid game, but it was not e... read more

WRESTLING-Indians continue their dominance
The Indians continued their dominance on the wrestling mat as they won a double dual in Farmington last week.Vs. WashingtonJa... read more

Highlights from 2014 Parade 'Jackson Through the Decades'
David Ashby, left, and Tyler Massa carried this banner for The Cash-Book Journal.  ... read more

Highlights from 2014 Parade 'Jackson Through the Decades'
Santa Claus is always busy this time of the year, but he makes time in his schedule to visit Jackson because of all the good ... read more

Brookside Park Memorial to expand
“We are happy to announce the expansion of the Brookside Park Memorial to Veterans of All Wars, in Jackson,” Larry Koehler of... read more

Tigers finish second in Class 4
The Cape Central Tigers finished as runners-up in Class 4, losing to powerhouse Webb City 48-21 Saturday in the Edward Jones ... read more

CORR Lock invented to protect children
Alma Schrader Principal Ruth Ann Orr is always thinking of ways to make her school and students safer. After talking with her... read more

Hahs announces candidacy for Mayor
More than 75 supporters turned out Friday evening to hear Dwain Hahs announce his candidacy for Mayor of Jackson.“After many ... read more

Veterans honored
  Area veterans were honored for their service to their country last week by Jackson High School administration, faculty... read more

Kyle Bader among artits to show work at juried exhibit
Kyle Bader is among the featured artists at the Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition in St. Louis Nov. 21, thro... read more

FOOTBALL-Indians fall in quarterfinals
The Indians and their fans had an exciting post season but it all ended Saturday afternoon as the Ladue Rams defeated Jackson... read more

Military items on display in Uptown Jackson
Photo by David BloomMilitary items on display in Uptown JacksonIn keeping with the Bicentennial theme and in honor of Veteran... read more

Iron Mountain Railway honors veterans
by David BloomEditorThe St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern Railway got a jump on Veterans Day by treating area veterans to ... read more

Honey squeals in delight, entertaining customers at Buchheit
by Christine PaganoFeatures ReporterHoney squealed just a bit as Andrew Leible, a Jackson Buchheit sales associate, helped he... read more

CROSS COUNTRY-Jeffers, Drum medal at state meet
Both the varsity boys and girls finished in eighth place at the state cross country meet held this past Saturday in Jefferson... read more

FOOTBALL-Miracle on turf!
by David BloomEditorMiracle on turf.That is what the Jackson Indians achieved Friday night as they overcame a 32-point defici... read more

Wallingford receives Vietnam Medal
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Wallingford was honored with the Vietnam Veterans Medal from the State of Missouri on Tuesda... read more

Jackson Firefighters donkey basketball champs
The Jackson Fire and Rescue Department defeated the Jackson Police Department in a donkey basketball game, sponsored by the 2... read more

This Week Calendar of Events
Thursday, Nov. 6• 7-11 a.m., Auxiliary Linen Sale, Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, 331-3000• 8:30 a.m.  to... read more

FOOTBALL-Indians defeat Oakville in overtime
“Sometimes you have to be lucky.”Those were the sentiments of Jackson Coach Brent Eckley immediately following the Indians’ 4... read more

Dirt work begins on community center project
Brockmiller began moving dirt for the Jackson community center last week, as promised when construction-type weather moved in... read more

Ghosts, goblins, etc. to come out Friday
This decorated home, on the 2500 block of Meadow Street in Cape Girardeau, signify the coming of Halloween, this Friday, Oct.... read more

CROSS COUNTRY-Boys, girls claim district titles
The  Jackson varsity boys and girls squads came away with Class 4 District 1 championships. Seven runners earned All-Dis... read more

County commission bidding on Cape license bureau
At its Monday meeting, the  county commissioners voted to submit a proposal to operate the Cape Girardeau License Bureau... read more

City breaks ground for community center
The gloomy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of those who attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Jackson community ... read more

'Pink Out' at the Jackson Post Office
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and through the end of October  the Jackson Post Office will be getting its pi... read more

FOOTBALL-Indians hand Miller Career Academy first loss, 28-14; head into districts with bye
The Phoenix of Miller Career Academy came into Jackson with solid credentials, a perfect 8-0 record, having dominated each op... read more

Fisheries Management Biologist
CAPE GIRARDEAU – The annual winter trout fishery at Jackson’s Rotary Lake begins Nov. 1, marking the opening of Missouri’s wi... read more

Communities celebrate 'Pink Up' campaigns
Liberty Utilities hosted a tailgate party on Friday afternoon. To attend, Liberty officials asked attendees for a donation to... read more

Oktoberfest in Uptown Jackson celebrated despite rainy conditions
Oktoberfest in Jackson was celebrated Saturday despite rainy, wet conditions most of the day. Hosted by the Uptown Jackson Re... read more

FOOTBALL-Indians shut out Jaguars, 55-0
The wet field conditions only  momentarily slowed Jackson’s offense as the Indians routed the visiting Seckman Jaguars 5... read more

Saint Francis kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a ‘Pink Up’ celebration with food, music and firew... read more

Local girl appears in Gone Girl
Like many people in Cape Girardeau, Lexis Nutt went to the open auditions to be an extra in the Gone Girl film. Nutt attended... read more

CROSS COUNTRY-Split squad competes well at Chile Pepper, Notre Dame meets
The Jackson Cross Country Team had a split squad on Saturday, divided between the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Faye... read more

Martin: 'Gone Girl' proves to be wonderfully exciting project
The ‘Gone Girl’ hype is back in Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area. The movie will premier at the Cape West 14 Cine on T... read more

Ten cats killed in vet clinic fire
Jackson Fire and Rescue received a call at 12:36 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, for a fire at Heartland Veterinary Clinic at 26... read more

CROSS COUNTRY-Jackson runners dominate at Marshall County, KY
Jackson runners continue their dominance as they swept all of the divisions except junior high boys who took second at the Ma... read more

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

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