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Paul Sander selected to complete Penzel’s term
Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs has selected a former Jackson mayor to complete Phil Penzel’s term as alderman of Ward 1.The matter ... read more


Sheriff John Jordan to resign Aug. 13
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan announced Monday that he will resign his position effective at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. ... read more


Summer Lane Boutique opens in Uptown Jackson
Uptown Jackson just keeps growing. The newest addition to the High Street shopping district is Summers Lane, a charming bouti... read more


High School Football: 'Young' Jackson team to kickoff 2018 season with Gatorade Game
The Jackson football team, led by seventh-year head coach Brent Eckley, will play in its annual Gatorade Game this Saturday a... read more


Jackson track program receives record board
The Jackson track and field program received a donation from a local foundation over the summer, which was a record board for... read more


Jackson artist helped those with autism
Mike Sciortino, a resident at Jackson Manor, has a hobby. He likes to engrave artwork in plexiglass. He has engraved everythi... read more


Primary election is next Tuesday
Voters will go to the polls this coming Tuesday, Aug. 7, to vote in the primary election. Because most races have no opponent... read more


Goldfish - the Homecomers souvenir that keeps on living
It’s the one trophy that many parents are wishing their kids would not win. Moms and dads are holding their breath and hoping... read more


Governor Mike Parson visits Jackson
Gov. Mike Parson spoke to around 400 area farmers at the Cape Girardeau County Farm Bureau’s 106th annual meeting on Thursday... read more


City OKs use permit for new Justice Center
A new county courthouse moved a step closer to reality July 16 as the Jackson Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved a special ... read more


Lichtenegger cautions voters about ballot initiatives
Voters will be going to the polls in a couple of weeks, and State Rep. Donna Lichtenegger of Jackson gave them some advice du... read more


Mo Mo’s Favorite Treats offering sweet delights in Uptown Jackson
A sweet new business opened at 129 S. High Street in Uptown Jackson this past week. Mo Mo’s Favorite Treats is owned and oper... read more


High School Baseball: Jackson's Tyler Martin places himself in the program's record book
Ever since Jackson baseball player Tyler Martin started pitching in little league, he said he becomes nervous before every st... read more


R-2 elementary schools to have new safety pickup system
Safety was the major concern at the Jackson R-2 School Board meeting on July 10, with presentations from the administration, ... read more


Between the Scenes bringing youngsters into the spotlight
It’s bound to put a smile on your face when you see kids singing and dancing together and loving every minute of it.This is s... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Laurel Mueller finishes career on USC Scholar All-America team
During Laurel Mueller’s time at Saxony Lutheran, she was honored athletically on multiple occasions by being named to all-con... read more


Lane changes are planned; no parking coming to Jefferson
In study session July 2, the Jackson Mayor and Board of Aldermen heard a report on proposed changes to West Jefferson Street ... read more


Auditor candidate Wasinger visits area
David Wasinger, Republican candidate for state auditor, recently stopped in Jackson as he visited several cities throughout t... read more


MVTH horse riders celebrate improved skills
The horses and riders in the ring at Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship’s 10th Annual Horse Show celebrated their im... read more


Visiting a correctional center is an interesting and intimidating experience
This year I had the experience of visiting an inmate at a state correctional center, and I found the process to be interestin... read more


McCaskill focuses on people-to-people campaigning, stops in Cape
U.S. Senator Claire Mc-Caskill participated in a canvass kickoff event on Saturday at her coordinated field office in Cape Gi... read more


Paul Hennrich publishes fourth mystery novel in series
Kinfolk is the title of the fourth book in the series of mysteries newly written by Jackson author, Paul Hennrich. This lates... read more


High School Football: Jackson star QB Cooper Callis is taking his talents to Pearl River CC
While growing up watching football games at The Pit, Cooper Callis dreamed about running out of the tunnel and playing under ... read more


Local WWII Veteran helped sweep mines in Japan
Emil Brase, 98, joined the United States Navy toward the end of World War II and helped sweep mines in the Sea of Japan and o... read more


Governor Parson visits southeast Missouri on statewide listening tour
Gov. Mike Parson visited southeast Missouri during one of his first weeks in office to speak with local members of the Missou... read more


LWV holds candidate forum for contested races
Candidates in contested races were invited to speak at a League of Women Voter’s forum June 20 at the Cape Girardeau Public L... read more


Greg Franklin finds his calling as 'The Cheesecake Ninja'
It was quite by accident that Greg Franklin discovered he loved making cheesecake. He was looking for a new hobby and was sur... read more


High School Baseball: Jackson pitcher Tyler Martin named first team all-state
The all-state teams for baseball were released last week as Jackson had one player selected in Class 5.Junior Tyler Martin, w... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Saxony's Emma Brune named Class 1 Co-Player of the Year once again
Saxony Lutheran sophomore Emma Brune was able to accomplish what no other player has ever done in the history of the two-time... read more


College Signing: Saxony basketball's Trae Robinson signs NLOI with Illinois College
Last year on July 29, Trae Robinson went into cardiac arrest while playing AAU basketball in Kansas City.Eleven months later ... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Area players garner all-state honors
The girls soccer all-state teams were announced last week as Cape Notre Dame, Jackson and Saxony Lutheran each had several pl... read more


Happy Tails gives personalized care to dogs of all sizes and breeds
Happy Tails has provided quality care to dogs both big and small for the past 15 years. Manager Sandy Miller, who remembers b... read more


Jackson R-2 Schools change attendance procedures
The Jackson R-2 School Board met June 12 and heard a presentation from Jackson High School Assistant Principal Travis Wilson ... read more


County commissioner, judge candidates square off at Republican Women's meeting
Republican candidates for Cape County presiding commissioner and associate circuit judge, Division III, were invited to speak... read more


Whistlepigs destructive to gradens and lawns in the area
Call them what you wish, whistlepigs, groundhogs, woodchucks or land beavers, they seem to be creating a lot of havoc in gard... read more


High School Track and Field: Jackson holds end of the year banquet
The Jackson track and field program celebrated this season during its annual award banquet last week on June 4.Both the boys ... read more


Limbaugh to resign as county prosecutor
Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Christopher Limbaugh will soon be leaving his position to become general counsel to Missouri... read more


Riverside Regional Library to feed children for free over the summer
Each summer, children wait for the last bell of the school year. Summer is an exciting time for children to enjoy play time w... read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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