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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Pachyderm Club salutes spouses of veterans
Many times when a service man or woman is gone, people forget about the sacrifices made by the spouse left at home. The SEMO ... read more


RetroNerds to perform at casino
Cape Girardeau alum Mark Salzman will be returning to the area over Thanksgiving with his band, The RetroNerds, to perform at... read more


Historic Frizel-Welling house on the market
Thanksgiving was a true celebration in the Frizel-Welling home. Grandchildren, Juliet French and Libby Farmer recalled coming... read more


BASKETBALL-Lady Indians have big shoes to fill
The 2012-2013 version of the Lady Indians will sorely miss the contributions of Dru Haertling and Conner King (now playing ba... read more


BASKETBALL-Indians' bench deeper this season
The Jackson Indians’ bench is deeper this season, and Coach Darin Scott hopes to use this strength to build upon last year’s ... read more


Swingle resigns as county prosecuting attorney to take federal position
Morley Swingle announced that he will be leaving his position as Cape Girardeau County  Prosecuting Attorney later this ... read more


Veterans recognized on their special day
The R-2 School District and Jackson High School Choral Department sponsored its annual Veterans Day Program Monday morning. T... read more


SWIMMING-Troxel named All-Stater
Kristian Troxel was named an All-Stater at the state swim meet held last weekend in St. Peters at the Rec Plex.A swimmer must... read more


Jackson Junior High in national spotlight for learning culture
Jackson Junior High School was recently named the Power of ICU Spotlight School of the month for September, 2012.  Autho... read more


Line crew recognized at football game
The Tribal Council recognized the Jackson High School ‘chain gang’ for the dedication of 50-plus years in helping at home foo... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Drum earns All-State recognition
Chelsea Drum finished 18th at the state cross country meet held at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City last Saturday.Drum... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians pound Vianney to advance to district finals
Vianney High School  running back Markel Smith entered last week’s district game as one of the best — if not the best — ... read more


SWIMMING-Indians place fourth at Conference
Kristian Troxel added Conference Meet MVP  to  his list of accomplishments. He will  compete at the state meet... read more


Isle Casino Cape opens
The area’s newest attraction — Isle Casino Cape — officially opened Tuesday, Oct. 30, with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m.Casi... read more


Cape Girardeau County history revisited
Cape Girardeau Archive Center Director Steven Pledger, left, Assistant Director Drew  Blattner, and Archival Tech Jessic... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Jeffers, Gibson, Drum advance to state
Three Jackson runners qualified for the state track meet this coming weekend.Advancing to the state meet are Matt Gibson, a j... read more


SOCCER-Indians win first round of district tournament
The Indians defeated Poplar Bluff, 2-1, in overtime in the first round of the district tournament.Keagan Cavanah knotted the ... read more


Community Center, land donated by medical group
Registered voters in the City of Jackson will decide on a quarter-cent sales tax which will finance the operation of a commun... read more


JHS Band earns numerous honors
The Jackson High School Band competed in the SEMO Band Directors’ Association Marching Competition held Saturday, Oct. 13, in... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians demolish Spartans, 56-26
The Indians found home cooking just the recipe for getting back on the winning track, having been away from ‘The Pit’ for fou... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Both Jackson squads advance to Sectionals
Both the Jackson Indians and Lady Indians were among the top four teams at the district cross country tournament, thus advanc... read more


Prop B supporters make stop in Cape
Passage of Proposition B will generate new monies for the state coffers while also providing funds for smoking prevention and... read more


SWIMMING-Indians compete in two meets as season begins to wind down
Jackson competed in two meets last week.Tri-meetHost team Westminster took first with 126 points on Oct. 10, followed by Notr... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Jackson sweeps Conference meet
Both the Jackson varsity boys and varsity girls swept the SEMO Conference Cross Country Meet last Thursday. Seven schools com... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians miss scoring chances, fall to Hickman
The Indians could have and perhaps should have defeated Class 6 power Columbia Hickman last Friday, but missed opportunities ... read more


Marching Band Festival held in Jackson
Fifteen bands from Southeast Missouri schools participated in the 68th annual Marching Band Festival held last week in Uptown... read more


'Everybody Counts' in R-2 District
‘Everybody Counts’ is the theme of the Jackson R-2 School District disAbility Awareness Week (DAW), Oct. 8-12. During the des... read more


Halloween is more fun with Pinterest ideas
Halloween is such a fun time, and we found lots of great ideas for this holiday on Pinterest. We couldn’t resist sharing them... read more


TENNIS-Lady Indians earn third straight district championship
Senior Jackie McNally won a district title in singles play, and the duo of Jenny Powell and Montana Adams won in doubles.McNa... read more


SOCCER-Indians fall to Lindbergh, Notre Dame
Last week, the Indians lost to Lindbergh High School, 1-0.The Indians followed that loss with a double overtime loss to Notre... read more


SOFTBALL-Lady Indians fallin first round of district tournament
The Lady Indians did not fare well in the district tournament, as they lost in the opening round to Cape Central, 13-6.Casey ... read more


SWIMMING-Jackson takes ninth at Cape Rock Invitational
The Indians finished third at the Oct. 4 quad meet held at The Bubble in Cape Girardeau.Chaminade finished first with 608 poi... read more


SFMC kicks off Pink Up campaign
Saint Francis Medical Center kicked off its annual Pink Up Cape breast cancer awareness campaign with a bang on Sept. 26. Mor... read more


Chris Hrabik turns metal into masterpieces
Chris Hrabik had no idea what would develop from a gift he made for his sister’s wedding last year, and he is pretty much ama... read more


FOOTBALL-Sikeston gives Jackson its first loss
Jackson’s bubble burst last Friday as the Sikeston Bulldogs handed the Indians their first loss of the season. The Bulldogs w... read more


Indians prevail over Cape 29-26
The Indians improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season with a 29-26 come-from-behind win over the Tigers Friday evening. The win... read more


Cape man charges in shooting death
Steven Lee Williams, 34, of Cape Girardeau, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting d... read more


Cat Ranch Roundup and Rendezous this weekend
The Fall Cat Ranch Roundup and Rendezvous will give visitors the opportunity to step back in time to the 1840s, and experienc... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians collar Tigers, 29-26
When a team commits five turnovers, it rarely wins the game.But Jackson did.How would Jackson react to adversity (starters pl... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Varsity runners finish first at Saluki Invitational
Both the Jackson varsity girls and varsity boys finished first at the Saluki Invitational held Saturday on the campus of SIU-... read more


Akin determined to stay in senate race
Republican Missouri Senatorial candidate Todd Akin told supporters that he is staying in the Missouri senatorial race  d... read more


Judge rules in favor of Saxony in quarry case
Judge William Syler last week ruled in favor of the school in its lawsuit to stop J.W. Strack from operating his quarry.Syler... read more


Parents bring more concern before R-2 School Board
Two parents spoke before the Jackson R-2 Board of Education during the public comments session Sept. 11.Alaina Hinze and Mike... read more


Surrey with history rescued from barn and now being restored
 A couple of years ago we brought you a story about an interesting piece of Jackson history, a very old surrey and a wag... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians prevail over 'toughest opponent'
The Indians faced their toughest opponents of the season Friday evening, but still prevailed, defeating Poplar Bluff, 41-14. ... read more


SOCCER-Indians beat Mehlville
The Indians opened their week with a 3-1 victory over Mehlville.Austin Gammon, on a feed from Preston Arnold, headed the ball... read more


SWIMMING-Indians defeat Cape Tigers
The Indians defeated Cape Central, 96-69.• 200 medley relay — Joey Janisse, Austin Hobbs, Kristian Troxel, and Christian Russ... read more


Football Indians greet their supporters during parade
Residents lined the streets of Uptown Jackson last Friday afternoon to welcome the football team for its first home football ... read more


United Way continues to strengthen local communities
The United Way of Southeast Missouri’s service is more vital than ever within the community. Serving Cape Girardeau, Jackson ... read more


Food and fun for all ages at SEMO District Fair
The 157th annual SEMO District Fair opened Saturday at Arena Park fairgrounds in Cape Girardeau. Cooler temperatures and clea... read more


VOLLEYBALL-Saxony wins SEMO Tournament trophy
The Saxony Lutheran High School Lady Crusaders Volleyball team won the silver bracket championship at the SEMO Tournament, he... read more


FOOTBALL-It's lights out as Indians defeat Knights
North County and Vianney were unable to slow down Jackson, but severe thunderstorms forced the postponement of the Jackson/Fa... read more


CROSS COUNTRY-Runners give stellar performance
Both Jackson cross country squads gave stellar performances Saturday in the Forest Park Invitational. “This meet was a large ... read more


157th annual SEMO District Fair has arrived!!!
It’s that time again. The 157th annual SEMO District Fair has arrived. The fair will be held Sept. 8-15 at the Fairgrounds at... read more


United Way announces goal of $950,000
“Another year, another campaign, another year for us to live united,” said emcee Kathy Sweeney with KFVS-12. The United Way o... read more


VOLLEYBALL-Jackson falls in three to Dexter
The Lady Indians fell to the visiting Lady Bearcats in three games, 14-25, 25-20, 20-25 last Thursday.Hailey Mouser played a ... read more


SOCCER-Indians beat Sikeston 1-0
The Indians did not play at their highest level, but nonetheless defeated Sikeston, 1-0, in the first round of the Notre Dame... read more


TENNIS-Netters remain unbeaten
The Lady Indians won all three of their matches at the SEMO Tournament held Saturday.The varsity Lady Indians defeated Nerinx... read more


SOFTBALL-Lady Indians defeat Cape on squeeze play
The Lady Indians defeated the Cape Central Lady Tigers, 4-3, at home.The winning run came in the bottom of the seventh on a s... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians power by Vianney in week two
The Indians continued their powerful offensive display last Friday evening as they defeated Vianney, 43-14.Jackson won its se... read more


Indians take to the field in football season opener
The Jackson Indians began their new era of football last Friday evening as they took to the field at North County. The Indian... read more


Winchester achieve bowling goal
Milford ‘Windy’ Winchester’s goal was to still be bowling at 100 years old, and he achieved his goal. Winchester is a member ... read more


FOOTBALL-Indians begin new era in football in convincing fashion
Jackson’s new football coach, Brent Eckley, was anxious not only to see how his team would perform in the season opener, but ... read more


TENNIS-Netters open season with shutout win
The Lady Indians opened their 2012-2013 season with a shutout at home over visiting Kennett.Winning singles matches were Jenn... read more


R-2 students return to class Aug. 16
Approximately 4,900 Jackson R-2 students returned to school Aug. 16. , Judy Blome checks her biscuits. Blome is a cook at Mil... read more


R-2 School Board approves professional development plan
Jackson R-2 teachers do more than teach their students — they also learn and improve themselves. One tool used to improve is ... read more


TENNIS-Netters placing lots of experience on court
When the Lady Indians open their season tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 23), they will bring a lot of experience with them as they h... read more


SOFTBALL-Lady Indians fielding strong offensive team
As Amanda Forester begins her seventh year as head coach of the JHS Lady Indians Softball Team, she finds herself with a team... read more


SWIMMING-Young swimmers taking to water
Carole Baugh, beginning her fourth year as head coach of the Jackosn Boys Swim Team, is excited about the coming season.“I’m ... read more


SOCCER-Younger players vying for starting postions
Seven starters from last year’s squad are gone, but Coach Zach Walton feels there is enough talent to fill those big shoes.Go... read more


FOOTBALL-New era begins in Indians football
This Friday, the Indians open their 2012 football season on the road against North County. When the Indians take to the field... read more


Chili pepper farming is hot, hot, hot!
Several weeks ago Joe Belcher came to our office, looking for old newspapers to use for mulch. As a thank you, he left a bott... read more


Military provides strong bond between mother, son
Sergeant First Class Joshua Butler and his mother, Kathy Devor, both agree that the military is a part of their family with s... read more


Lichtenegger holds her seat; Purcell loses his and Reitzel beats out 12 others in Aug. 7 primary
Incumbent Republican State Representative Donna Lichtenegger held onto her seat, incumbent District 2 County Commissioner Jay... read more


City OKs Adopt-a-Street program
Individuals and organizations who would like to help keep Jackson streets litter free now have a means to do so.The Board of ... read more


Cape County Extension celebrating 100 years
The University of Missouri Extension in Cape Girardeau County will celebrate its 100th birthday this Tuesday, Aug. 21.  ... read more


Lichtenegger holds her seat; Purcell loses his and Reitzel beats out 12 others in Aug. 7 primary
by Gregory DullumStaff ReporterIncumbent Republican State Representative Donna Lichtenegger held onto her seat, incumbent Dis... read more


Marketing, Designer
Playing in the Dirt is a new company in Jackson that sells apparel online at www.PITDstore.com and at 3619 N High, Jackson, M... read more


Media Specialist
Foresters deliver fire department grant checks CAPE GIRADEAU, Mo. – Foresters with the Missouri Department of Conservation (... read more


Burglary suspects tied to Jackson thefts; break-ins
Area residents can sleep a little easier following the arrest last week of three burglary suspects. The three may be tied to ... read more


Truck rear-ends vehicles on Hwy 61; crashes into Courthouse
The driver of a red pick-up truck who had lost feeling in the lower part of his body roared southbound on Highway 61 at speed... read more


Local athletes compete in nationals
Several Jackson track and field athletes competed in Nationals competition recently. The top eight finishers are named All-Am... read more


Media Day at Southest University introduces players for new season
Media Day on Monday gave Southeast University the opportunity to show off its new football players for the 2012 season.Two of... read more


Local Paddler Competes in MR340 Endurance Race
Local Paddler, Matt Smith of Jackson, MO recently competed in the MR340 Endurance Race which was held July 31-August 3, 2012.... read more


Jackson American Legion Freshman take 3rd at State Tourney
The Jackson American Legion Post 158 Freshman team won 3rd in the double-elimination State Championships held on July 18-22 i... read more


Waller appears in court in probable cause hearing
After nearly seven hours of hearing evidence and testimony in the probable cause hearing of James Clay Waller II, Judge Gary ... read more


Homecomers comes to a close
The 2012 Jackson Homecomers concluded Saturday evening after five days of fun and excitement. The rain (although welcomed by ... read more


Stage erected for Homecomers activities
Jackson FFAers joined with members of American Legion Post 158 to erect the stage used for various activities such as the que... read more


Commissioners approve resolution for Proctor & Gamble project
During a special meeting last Wednesday, the Cape Girardeau County Commission approved a resolution of intent for $300 millio... read more


Historic home finds new life as Wine Country Inn Bed & Breakfast
The stately home of Dr. Adolph Palisch, built in 1915-16, no longer stands empty on Main Street in Frohna. Since May of last ... read more


JHS fall sports tryout/practice schedule announced
“All athletes must have a physical before they can practice or try out on Aug. 6,”  R-2 Athletic Director John Martin an... read more


104th Jackson Homecomers scheduled for July 24-28
Just as Jackson residents are recovering from a fantastic 4th of July celebration, they are ready to ratchet up the excitemen... read more


Have fun with these crafty Pinterest projects!
In the past two weeks we have looked at Pinterest projects for kids and for clothing remakes. This week we are going to check... read more


Dance Extensions compete at Nationals
Dance Extensions competed at Starbound Nationals in Orlando Florida June 29.  Front row left to right, Lisanne Holterman... read more


Remodel your wardrobe with simple Pinterest projects
Recycling is one of my passions, and the Pinterest Web site is all about turning used things into something fresh and usable.... read more


Governor expands Show-Me Heroes program
Gov. Jay Nixon visited Missouri Plastics on Tuesday, July 3, to sign House Bill 1680, which strengthens and expands the Show-... read more


Jackson 4th of July celebration huge success
As other communities limited or cancelled Independence Day activities, Jackson expanded its celebration, bringing back an old... read more


Peiffer named to All-American team
Southeast Missouri linebacker Blake Peiffer and offensive tackle Evan Conrad were named to the Sports Network Football Champi... read more


Heat wave continues; only slight chance of rain
The entire Midwest, includng Jackson, has been suffering from abnormally high temperatures for weeks, and there was only a sl... read more


Pinterest has fun summer projects for restless kids
It’s hard to keep children entertained when the weather is so hot they can’t go outside to play, but we have found some fun t... read more


Republican state rep, senate candidates speak out at Pachyderm Club forum
Three Republican candidates running for state representative in the 146th District (Cape County outside of the City of Cape G... read more


City expanding its Fourth of July celebration
 As other communities are scaling  back their Fourth of July event, the City of Jackson is expanding its celebratio... read more


Jackson man wounded after shooting at officers
A Jackson man has been charged with several felonies after being arrested in connection to a domestic dispute and shooting at... read more


R-2 teacher salaries increase by 2% average
Jackson R-2 teachers will see a small raise in pay this fall. The Board of Education approved the teacher’s salary schedule J... read more


Residents can dispose of electronic equipment at Jackson E-cycle Day
With newer, faster electronic products entering the market daily, consumers quickly replace older models. As a result, electr... read more


Flag Day observed at Brookside Park
Jackson VFW Post 10495 placed approximately 160 United States Flags at Brookside Memorial Park in observance of Flag Day whic... read more


Officers respond to shooting incident
Law enforcement officers responded to a domestic assault involving shots fired call at 1240 Broadridge in Jackson Wednesday a... read more


Chuck Wagon brings cattle drives to life
Don Collop of Rutledge believes it is important to provide living history that impacts children enough to make a lasting impr... read more


Day care center owner complains about conditions in Jackson City Park
Areas of Jackson City Park have become unsafe and offer nothing to do for children ages 4-10.Brenda Pfefferkorn, owner of Ten... read more


Commissioners open bid for facilities study
During the regular meeting on Monday, June 11, the Cape Girardeau County Commissioners opened bids and discussed setting spee... read more


Family Fun Festival held
Dunking Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brian Gerau in the water tank was just one  of several enjoy... read more