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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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