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Girls Soccer: Players from Jackson and Saxony Lutheran earn All-State honors
Following her freshman season with the Saxony Lutheran girls soccer team, Emma Brune was named the Class 1 Co-Player of the Y... read more

College Signing: Jackson's Braeden Dobbs to continue baseball career at Fontbonne
Braeden Dobbs’ senior season with the Jackson baseball team has come to an end, but his career as a baseball player is far fr... read more

Jackson Fire & Rescue dedicates new fire truck
A new custom-built $445,000 fire engine was dedicated by Jackson Fire and Rescue June 6 at Fire Station 1.“This piece of equi... read more

Balloons released in honor of Lilly Berry
Nearly 150 softball teammates, parents, coaches and Jackson Girls Softball League supporters came together last Thursday to c... read more

Summertime crafts for kids can be entertaining and educational
It’s the lazy days of summer, and the kids are getting restless. They may be spending too much time on the computer and need ... read more

Track and Field: Jackson girls team has two athletes earn Class 5 All-State honors
At the Class 5 State Track and Field Championship meet May 26-28 held in Jefferson City, two members of the Jackson track and... read more

Golf: Jackson's Case Englehart and Tanner Walton place in top 60 at state tournament
Jackson golf sophomores Case Englehart and Tanner Walton each placed in the top 60 at this year’s Class 4 State Golf Champion... read more

Ceremonies remember those who served, died
Patriotic music filled the morning air and small American flags waved in the breeze next to tombstones of veterans in the Cit... read more

Mahalo! Chamber's Non-profit Alliance thanks volunteers with a Hawaiian luau
Flowery Hawaiian shirts and plastic leis were everywhere, and David Reiminger’s barbecued pork was on the luau menu as volunt... read more

S.A.L.T. honors fallen officers during annual ceremony
Forty-nine area law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of their community were honored durin... read more

Memorial Day program set for Monday
Altenthal-Jorens Post 158, American Legion, will be sponsoring the annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 29, at the entr... read more

Ross Furniture: Here they grow again
A shrinking showroom and open lot next door sparked the future expansion of Ross Furniture and opens the door to bring Missou... read more

Girls Soccer: Jackson claims second district title in last three years
It was the same matchup but a different outcome from the regular-season game for the Jackson girls soccer team against Seckma... read more

Girls Soccer: Jackson ends regular season 5-0 heading into Class 4 District 1 Tournament
It has been two years since the Jackson girls soccer team has won the Class 4 District 1 Championship.This season, the Indian... read more

Baseball: Jackson becomes winningest team in program history with C5D1 semifinal win
In the semifinal round of the Class 5 District 1 Tournament, the No. 1 seeded Jackson baseball team faced off against No. 5 s... read more

Track and Field: Jackson boys win Class 5 District 1 meet
The Jackson boys track and field team captured the Class 5 District 1 Championship with 128 points over second-place Poplar B... read more

Flood of 2017 breaks records
The flood of 2017 in Missouri began on April 29 and Missouri continues to have roads closed due to flooding on May 11. The to... read more

St. Paul Lutheran School hosts Jim Gill
St. Paul Lutheran School, in Jackson, hosted a concert for young children and their families on April 24. Over 250 were in at... read more

Baseball: Jackson seeded No. 1 in upcoming Class 5 District 1 Tournament
With only two district losses for the Jackson baseball team (21-7) this season, the Indians were seeded No. 1 in this year’s ... read more

Golf: Saxony Lutheran wins second-consecutive district title
The Saxony Lutheran golf team took first place in the 2017 Class 2 District 1 Championships with a score of 375 on May 2 at T... read more

Unwanted prescription drug bin available 24/7 at Jackson Police Department
The Drug Enforcement Agency holds two drug take back events per year; one in the spring and one in the fall. If someone were ... read more

Girls Soccer: Jackson wins back-to-back games after three-loss stretch
Eleven seconds has been the one thing stuck in the player’s and coach’s minds of the Jackson girls soccer team this season.Wi... read more

College Signing: Rylee Stafford signs as dual-sport athlete with Fontbonne
For many athletes when they head to the college ranks they only do so to play in one sport, but this is not the case for Jack... read more

College Signing: Nicole Humphreys to throw collegiately for Southeast Missouri State
Senior Nicole Humphreys is currently competing in her final season as a thrower with the Jackson track and field team, but sh... read more

New healthcare option comes to Jackson
How much do you pay a month for health insurance premiums? Somewhere between $300 and $500? And how much do you pay out of po... read more

SEMO Cattlemen Association hosts 22nd annual Farm Day
Thirteen area schools attended the 22nd annual Farm Day hosted by the SEMO Cattlemen’s Association on Wednesday, April 26, at... read more

Mayor and Aldermen sworn in during meeting
Mayor Dwain Hahs was sworn in for his second term during the regular Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday, April 17, along wit... read more

Girls Soccer: Jackson remains ranked 10th in Class 4 despite back-to-back losses
Following the Kickapoo Tournament where the Indians took second place in the Brown Division, Jackson’s girls soccer team trav... read more

Track and Field: Saxony Lutheran girls team places second at Riverbend Invitational
The Saxony Lutheran girls track and field team placed the highest it has all season by taking second overall out of 12 teams ... read more

Baseball: Jackson goes 2-0 in double header at Farmington
Following the Jackson baseball team’s 15-2 road win over crosstown rival Cape Central last week on Tuesday, the Indians trave... read more

Baseball: Saxony emerges in Class 3 Top 10
In the second regular-season rankings by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association released on Monday, April 17, ... read more

R-2 Board reorganizes as new members take office
Two new Board members  and incumbent Bruce Thomas took the oath of office as  the Jackson R-2 Board of Education me... read more

Lewis looks back at his 30 years on School Board
The year was 1987. Ronald Reagan was president. “The Simpsons” appeared for the first time on TV. Three Men and a Baby, Fatal... read more

Pobst receives MOSPRA's Zubeck Spirit Award
Merideth Pobst, Director of Communications for the Jackson R-2 School District, has been named the Missouri School Public Rel... read more

Crime victims remembered at 14th annual flower ceremony
One by one, people walked to the front of the room, selected a long-stemmed carnation from a table, turned to face the audien... read more

Baseball: Jackson defeats St. Louis Patriots 5-0 at Busch Stadium
On April 6, members of the Jackson baseball team’s dreams came true when the Indians stepped on to the field at Busch Stadium... read more

Girls Soccer: Jackson is now 7-1 overall after defeating Union 4-0 at home
Following two-straight games on the road in St. Louis, the Jackson girls soccer team (7-1) received plenty of rest thanks to ... read more

Voters approve Jackson school’s Prop J; city’s liquor by the glass
by Gregory DullumStaff ReporterVoters overwhelmingly approved two local ballot issues April 4.The Jackson R-2 School District... read more

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran is now 4-2 overall after going 2-1 in last three games
In the Saxony Lutheran baseball team’s fourth home game of the season on March 29, the Crusaders faced off against Bloomfield... read more

Girls Soccer: Jackson defeats reigning Class 1 State Champions Saxony back-to-back
After defeating Saxony Lutheran 5-0 in the semifinal round of the Noon Optimist Tournament on Friday, March 24, the Jackson g... read more

Jackson Police Department receives CALEA accreditation
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) granted Law Enforcement Accreditation to the Jackson Pol... read more

Blooms are living their dream in Tennessee
Ever since my friends, David and Sandy Bloom, moved to Tennessee last year, I have been promising to visit them, but time and... read more

Girls Soccer: Jackson advances to Noon Optimist Tournament Championship
The Jackson girls soccer team has started its season in usual fashion by going undefeated at 3-0, and also, the Indians will ... read more

Baseball: Jackson defeats Sikeston 13-4 in first road game of the season
The Jackson baseball team (5-1) took an early 7-0 lead over SEMO Conference opponent Sikeston (2-1) after the top of the seco... read more

Why did the Jackson R-2 Board vote to demolish the old high school building?
Current plans for Jackson High School call for the demolition of the original high school building — the “A” Building — and t... read more

Jackson voters to decide on ballot measure to amend sales of liquor by the drink on April 4
Jackson voters will head to the polls on April 4 to decide whether or not to amend a Prohibition era law prohibiting Jackson ... read more

Baseball: Jackson downs Kelly 25-0 in season opener
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Wrestling: Jackson holds end of the year banquet
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Jackson R-2 Board hears updated plans for renovations
Aaron Harte of Incite Design Studio updated the Jackson R-2 Board of Education regarding plans to add onto and renovate four ... read more

Judge Kamp receives national honor fron NRA
Judge Gary Kamp of Jackson has received a national honor from the National Rifle Association. He has been named Friends of th... read more

Colten Weber wears No. 11 for the last time in Jackson baseball history in honor of his brother
Senior pitcher Colten Weber is entering his final season with the Jackson baseball team after a junior year where he broke th... read more

Girls Basketball: Jackson ends season in Class 5 State Quarterfinals
Heading into the fourth quarter of the Class 5 State Quarterfinals, Jackson’s girls basketball team (22-7) was down by 10 poi... read more

Tornado Safe Room open to public during severe weather
Since March came “in like a lion” this year, severe weather awareness is top of the mind for all of us.  Jackson officia... read more

Saint Francis Healthcare System CEO to leave lasting legacy
Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Francis Healthcare System, has announced his retirem... read more

Boys Basketball: Jackson wins fifth-straight Class 5 District 1 Championship
With one minute, 15 seconds remaining in the Class 5 District 1 Tournament Championship, the Jackson boys basketball team tra... read more

Girls Basketball: Jackson claims district tournament with 35-point win over Poplar Bluff
In each of the six seasons Tyler Abernathy has been the head coach for the Jackson girls basketball, the Indians have reached... read more

Boys Basketball: Saxony Lutheran wins first district championship since 2011
When the Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team’s current head coach Kevin Williams took over the team two years ago, his goal ... read more

Girls Basketball: Saxony Lutheran comes away with fifth-straight district championship
Before this season began for the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team, the team entered the year as the reigning four-time C... read more

Author discovers her own transformation in penning new book
Coralie Robertson set out to write a book about finding a  new relationship after the loss of a loved one, but  by ... read more

SoutheastHEALTH announces collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine
SoutheastHEALTH and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine have always prided the... read more

Three Saxony students named as Natoinal Merit Scholarship finalists
Three students from Saxony Lutheran High School have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. This distinction places... read more

Cape County Sheriff's Office and Cowboy Church partner to host Sheepdog Seminar
A Sheepdog Seminar is being hosted by the Sheriffs Office and the Cape County Cowboy Church. It will be held on March 10 and ... read more

Wrestling: Jackson's Payne Guilliams takes fifth place at Class 4 State Championships
On day one of the 2017 Class 4 State Championship wrestling meet held at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri, Jackson seniors ... read more

Wrestling: Five Jackson wrestlers qualify for Class 4 State Championship Meet at districts
The Jackson wrestling team took fifth place in this year’s Class 4 District 1 Tournament by scoring 116.5 points, which was j... read more

Uptown Jackson will be full of art this weekend
High Street in Uptown Jackson will become La Via dell  Arte ( the Street of Art) for the February Annual on Saturday, Fe... read more

Kirk Miller Agency receives award
The Annual Farmers Insurance Awards Banquet was held Feb. 3 at Ray’s Plaza Banquet Center. District Manager Clay Hurst recogn... read more

Boys Basketball: Jackson defeats Farmington 69-68 on the road
Down by four points at 67-63 to Farmington with one minute and eight seconds remaining in the game, the Jackson boys bask... read more

Boys Soccer: Jackson's Josh Scholl signs NLOI with Lindenwood
High school seniors all across the nation fulfilled their dreams when they signed their national letter of intent to play eit... read more

UJRO gives award to Tom Strickland
Tom Strickland was presented with the Appreciation Award at the annual meeting of the Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organizat... read more

Cutting Edge Clothing opens in Jackson
Cutting Edge Clothing is the newest shop in Jackson that customers can stop in and get a complete outfit right down to the ac... read more

Jerry Martin still enjoys cutting hair after 47 years at Top Style Barber Shop
Top Style Barber Shop and Jerry Martin have been a fixture in Jackson for the past 47 years, and even though Jerry will be tu... read more

Girls Basketball: Jackson wins third tournament of the season
The Jackson girls basketball team led MICDS 27-19 heading into the halftime game of the 2017 Lindbergh Girls Basketball Tourn... read more

Wrestling: Jackson wins 2017 SEMO Conference Tournament
The Jackson wrestling team did something it has not done since the 1980s, and that was win a fifth conference championship in... read more

MVTH was able to end 2016 with its first purchase of a new tractor
Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering therapeutic riding to children... read more

Cardinals Caravan visits Cape Girardeau
The 2017 Cardinals Caravan rolled into Cape Girardeau on Monday, Jan. 16, to give fans an up close and personal experience wi... read more

Wrestling: Jackson goes undefeated at Ste. Genevieve quad meet
Coming off a one week break from competition, the Jackson wrestling team traveled to Ste. Genevieve High School for a quad me... read more

Board of Alderman discuss Water System Facility Plan
During their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, the Jackson Board of Aldermen began discussions about moving to t... read more

$22 million bond issue request put on April ballot
Voters going to the polls April 7 will decide upon Jackson R-2’s request for a $22 million bond issue to make improvement to ... read more

Greitens visits Cape during 'Thank You' Tour
Newly elected Missouri Governor Eric Greitens spent the last week making stops around the state to say, “thank you” for elect... read more

Blunt sworn in to second term in U.S. Senate
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt issued the following statement after being sworn in to his second term as U.S. Senator for Missouri on... read more

Girls Basketball: Saxony comes up short against Oran in Delta New Year's Tournament title game
In the 2017 Delta New Year’s Tournament Championship game last Thursday night, the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team had ... read more

Wrestling: Jackson wins 2016 Flyer Classic
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Seven county officeholders take oath
Seven county officeholders took the oath of office at the Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting Thursday.All seven had pre... read more

Cooper arrested for robbery
On December 27, the Jackson Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at Casey’s General Store located at 920 W... read more

Girls Basketball: Jackson defeats Saxony 54-34 to win 2016 Kelso Supply Holiday Tournament
The Jackson girls basketball team won its second tournament of the 2016-17 season last Wednesday by defeating Saxony Lutheran... read more

Jackson officials remind motorists of city snow route designations
In 2010, the mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted a snow route ordinance designed to keep certain major streets better plowed.... read more

St. Paul Lutheran School invites families to 'Celebrate Jesus'
Families with young children attended the ‘Celebrate Jesus!’ event at St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson Saturday, Dec. 17. ... read more

75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack remembered
More than 60 people gathered at the Cape Girardeau Riverfront Dec. 7 to remember the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years... read more

'Meet Santa' event provides fun for children and adults alike
Children and adults were able to ride a small train around the City Park to admire the holiday decorations during the ‘Meet S... read more

Uptown Jackson busy with Christmas Parade and other events
Santa made his grand entrance into Jackson during the Storybook Christmas Parade. After the parade, Santa made a stop at the ... read more

New memorial 'pocket park' completed in Uptown Jackson
If you have driven by the corner of West Wain and Missouri streets, you may have wondered about the activity taking place on ... read more

Flip the Switch kicks off Jackson holiday season
The Jackson Holiday Extravaganza, presented by the Jackson Community Outreach Board, kicked off with the flip of the switch b... read more

Black Friday shoppers wait for deals at Menards in Cape
Menards in Cape Girardeau was closed on Thanksgiving, but reopened on Black Friday at 6 a.m. Customers lined up outside the s... read more

Flip the Switch to kick off holiday season in Jackson
The Jackson Holiday Extravaganza is returning for the second year and promises to be bigger and better. To kick off the holid... read more

Most Jackson elementary schools may become K-4
Currently, the seven Jackson elementary school buildings have different grade configurations. North, East and South have grad... read more

West Lane honors veterans
Doughnuts and other refreshments were served following an early Veterans Day celebration last Wednesday morning at West Lane ... read more

High Street Station all dressed up for Christmas Open House, Nov. 12
by Elane MoonierFeatures EditorA “Merry & Bright” Christmas shopping season will kick off this Saturday, Nov. 12,  a... read more

Kirk Miller Farmers Insurance taking part in 'Suits for Soldiers' program
Transitioning from military service to civilian life is often a difficult one, especially when it comes to finding a job.&nbs... read more

Cobblestone Corner hosting 4th Annual Christmas Open House
Christmas is just around the corner, and there is excitement in the air already at Cobblestone Corner, with preparations unde... read more

Jackson Police Department work with CALEA for accreditation
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®)  arrived at the Jac... read more

Ribbon cutting held for Uptown Jackson Roundabout
The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce/City of Jackson hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Main Street R... read more

JPD holds Drug Take-Back on Saturday
The Jackson Police Department held a prescription drug take-back event this past Saturday. The department collected 267 pound... read more

Saint Francis Pink Up luncheon held
Saint Francis Medical Center hosted their 13th annual Pink Up Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 13. This lun... read more

Jackson man wins $1000 at Cape Honda sales event
Jackson resident Jerry Collins attended a sales event last year at Cape Girardeau Honda and decided to return this year for a... read more

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

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

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