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High School Baseball: Jackson remains undefeated in SEMO Conference play
The rain could not contain the Jackson baseball team last week as the Indians were able to gain two SEMO Conference victories... read more


Hometown Pride: Sara Gerau
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better.Sara Gerau is the owner of the Farmers Insuran... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Saxony Lutheran's Masyn McWilliams inks with MAC
Saxony Lutheran senior Masyn McWilliams fulfilled her dream of playing college basketball last week by signing her National L... read more


High School Track and Field: Jackson teams place in top 10 at Festus Early Bird
The Jackson boys and girls track and field teams traveled north on I-55 for the second meet of the season, which was the Fest... read more


Jackson wrestling honors Parker King with memorial trophy case
The Jackson wrestling team recently held its annual end of the year banquet, but before that the program received a trophy ca... read more


Artificial turf fields officially approved for Jackson schools
The Jackson R-2 School District’s football and soccer fields will officially be artificial turf fields by the beginning of th... read more


Teen Challenge denied rezoning of Jackson church
The City of Jackson Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously opposed a request to rezone 2245 Old Toll Road for a future Ad... read more


Chef Carolyn Burke launching new business, ‘Bring It Home’
Carolyn Burke got her love of cooking at an early age from her grandmother who spent a lot of time with her teaching her abou... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Jackson wins Noon Optimist Tournament without allowing one goal
Heading into the Noon Optimist Tournament Championship game, the Jackson girls soccer team had yet to allow a single goal all... read more


High School Baseball: Saxony Lutheran finishes 2-1 in opening week
Saxony Lutheran baseball is having to start the season by facing three teams from its district, Class 3 District 3, in the fi... read more


Drive-by shooting forces temporary closure of S. Bast
A drive-by shooting occurred Thursday afternoon on the 100 block of South Bast Street in Jackson.At approximately 2:30 p.m. M... read more


Center junction to get makeover as MoDOT replaces I-55 bridges
A whole new look is coming to center junction — the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 (East Jackson Boulevard) and I-55.MoDOT r... read more


Jackson updates school policies including graduation requirements and suicide prevention plan
During the Jackson R-2 School Board meeting on March 13, the Board approved changes to the graduation requirements and three ... read more


Election to decide Jackson sales tax; Oak Ridge bond issue and school board
Next Tuesday’s election will impact safety and sales tax rates for every citizen in the City of Jackson and will decide the f... read more


Barbara Duncan teaches Ukrainian Egg Art
Eggs have never looked more beautiful than the ones decorated recently in classes for Ukrainian Egg Art taught by Barbara Dun... read more


High School Baseball: Jackson starts season with 9-1 win over Neelyville
The Jackson baseball team’s offense was on display in its season opener during a 9-1 win over Class 2 Neelyville on Friday, M... read more


High School Track and Field: Jackson program returns one 2017 C5 all-state honoree
The Jackson boys and girls track and field teams enter the 2018 season under fifth-year head coach James Stoverink Jr., who c... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Jackson returns top-three scorers for 2018 season
The Jackson girls soccer team is coming off a season where it went 17-5 overall, winning its second Class 4 District 1 Champi... read more


Jackson schools increase their safety precautions in wake of school shooting
A month after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, the Jackson R-2 School District ha... read more


Dutchtown is officially dissolved
The Village of Dutchtown is officially disincorporated and under the jurisdiction of Cape Girardeau County. On March 15, the ... read more


Public safety sales tax is topic at business breakfast
Jackson city officials discussed the public safety sales tax request that will be on April 3 ballot at the Jackson Area Chamb... read more


Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance planned for April 7 at Jackson Senior Center
A Father-Daughter Dance with a slightly different focus is going to be held at the Jackson Senior Center on April 7.Laura Lea... read more


High School Baseball: Saxony Lutheran hopeful to compete for first district title since 2009
The Saxony Lutheran baseball team enters the 2018 season in its 11th year with head coach Paul Sander at the helm.During this... read more


High School Girls Soccer: Saxony Lutheran returns four all-state honorees for 2018
The Saxony Lutheran girls soccer team finished the season in unusual fashion compared to years prior as the Crusaders fell to... read more


High School Baseball: Jackson begins season this Friday at home
Last season, the Jackson baseball team broke several single-season records including most program wins at 23.However, the Ind... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Jackson falls to Hazelwood Central in sectional round
After winning its second-straight district championship, the Jackson girls basketball team’s season came to an end to the han... read more


College Signing: Jackson baseball's Justice Crosnoe inks with SWIC
Jackson senior second baseman Justice Crosnoe returns as the baseball team’s lone Class 5 All-State selection from 2017. He i... read more


College Signing: Jackson basketball's Desmond Morris signs NLOI with Millikin
On Feb. 27, Jackson senior Desmond Morris fulfilled his dream of playing a sport collegiately by signing with Millikin Univer... read more


Jackson Board of Aldermen approves restroom design
The look of the new prefabricated concrete restroom for Jackson City Park received final approval by the Jackson Mayor and Bo... read more


Fresenius Kidney Care hosts open house at new dialysis facility
One in three American adults are at risk for developing kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation. The two ... read more


Jackson man requests help to make 'Little River' documentary
Missouri’s historic Little River Drainage Project will be the subject of a new feature documentary directed and produced by J... read more


Vintage Fashion Show will tell the history of women's clothing styles
Throughout  American  history, women’s fashions have been a reflection of the social, moral, economic and sometimes... read more


Hometown Pride: Paul Sander
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better.Paul Sander has been the Saxony Lutheran baseb... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Jackson defeats Poplar Bluff for second-straight district title
Despite losing its lone returning starter for this season to injury, the Jackson girls basketball team was able to capture it... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Saxony falls to Whitfield in Class 3 Quarterfinals
The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team came short of reaching the Class 3 Final Four for a second-straight season as the L... read more


Step back in time at Eastern Ozark Rendezvous
Visitors can step back in time to the late 1700s and 1800s and experience history in action at the Eastern Ozark Rendezvous c... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Saxony Lutheran claims sixth-straight district championship
When Saxony Lutheran’s girls basketball team reached the Class 3 State Championship game back in the 2015-16 season, head coa... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Saxony repeats as district champions with explosive second half
The Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team was able to punch its ticket once again into the state playoffs by claiming the Clas... read more


Billyo brings paintings of Missouri to Jackson
Missouri plein air artist Billyo O’Donnell came to Jackson for the third February Annual, sponsored by the Uptown Jackson Rev... read more


Over 1,000 artists contribute to painting for Veteran's Home
A massive 5-foot by 10-foot painting of the Missouri Veterans Home with a U.S. flag, bald eagle, rainbow and military aircraf... read more


Linda Estes will sign her books at The Pie Safe, March 4
The Pie Safe Bakery & Cafe at Pocahontas will be hosting a book signing for Jackson author, Linda Estes, on Sunday, March... read more


Hometown Pride: Carol B. Horst
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better. Carol B. Horst, Southeast Missouri State Univ... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson's 106-pounder Alec Bailey takes sixth at state meet
The Jackson wrestling team started with six wrestlers in this year’s Class 4 State Championship Meet, but the Indians only fi... read more


Jackson R-2 prepares for artificial turf bids, sets calendar for next two years
The Jackson R-2 School District is moving forward to install artificial turf on the football field at the senior high school ... read more


Scammers use 'love' to lure money from victims
Looking for true love online? Beware! You may end up with a broken heart and a broken bank account.Losses are “simply stagger... read more


Jackson's public safety sales tax is topic at Pachyderm Club
Representatives from the City of Jackson spoke about “Keep Jackson Safe” at the Pachyderm Club Thursday night at Dexter BBQ i... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson has six qualify for Class 4 State Championship Meet
Last season, Jackson’s wrestling team had five members qualify for the Class 4 State Championship Meet, but this year the Ind... read more


College Signing: Two-time all-state Jackson soccer player Lauren Welker signs with SEMO
Following her sophomore year where she earned Class 4 second team All-State honors, Lauren Welker of Jackson soccer verbally ... read more


City may square up East Main, Oak Hill intersection
Stop lights are coming to the intersection of East Main Street and Oak Hill Road. In order to improve safety and increase the... read more


Utility bills high in Jackson due to weather, wind and rate change
When Jackson residents opened their latest utility bill, many found that their bill had doubled or even tripled over the cour... read more


Saxony Lutheran benefit auction to be held at Mill Warehouse
Saxony Lutheran High School is planning an expansion to its building. To help equip the new classrooms, an auction of unique ... read more


Dortha Strack loved by many, honored for dedication to 4-H, FCE and community
“A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others,” said the Wizard to the Tin Man in the ... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Saxony downs Notre Dame for third-straight time
The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team faced Cape Notre Dame for the third time this season as the end result was the same... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson to compete in C4D1 tournament
The Jackson wrestling team travels to Lindbergh this Friday to compete in what head coach Steve Wachter calls the toughest di... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Jackson falls to Farmington in thriller at home
The Jackson boys basketball team hosted Class 4 Farmington last Friday, a team the Indians defeated 69-68 on the road a year ... read more


Campaign kicks off to promote safety sales tax
A campaign to promote a 1/2-cent safety sales tax in the City of Jackson kicked off Jan. 29 at the Ground-A-Bout coffee shop ... read more


Dutchtown scheduled for disincorporation March 5
The Cape Girardeau County Commission scheduled a vote for Monday, March 5, to disincorporate the Village of Dutchtown. The co... read more


Uptown Jackson hosts annual meeting
Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization held its annual partners’ meeting on Jan. 17 at the Whistle Stop Train Depot. Over... read more


Wild edibles: Making nature's first aid kit
Be it achy muscles, rashes, cancer or rattlesnake bite, the early settlers made remedies from plants and everyday items found... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson places 10th in 2018 Kyle Thrasher Tournament ahead of districts
Just two weeks before the start of the Class 4 District 1 Tournament, the Jackson wrestling team traveled to Saint Charles to... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Jackson snaps Cape Notre Dame's five-game win streak
In the third contest of the Jackson boys basketball team’s four-game road skid, the Indians handed Cape Notre Dame its first ... read more


High School Girls Basketball: No. 5 Jackson upset by MICDS in Lindbergh Tournament
The Jackson girls basketball team went 1-2 in this year’s Lindbergh Tournament as the Indians fell in the semifinals to Ladue... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Despite injuries, Saxony Lutheran upsets Class 3 No. 7 Springfield Catholic
The Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team has already been without senior Andrew Jarvis due to a hamstring injury since Decemb... read more


Patsy Johnson offering reward for stolen 1939 bicycle
Patsy Johnson received the most wonderful gift for Christmas when she was 12 years old. It was a brand new bicycle. It really... read more


Governer promotes tax cuts for working families on state tour
Governor Eric Greitens stopped at Signature Packaging in Jackson Monday on a state tour to promote tax cuts for working famil... read more


U.S. Representative Jason Smith addresses FFA degree ceremony
Jackson High School’s FFA chapter hosted its degree ceremony on Jan 23, giving out 39 greenhand degrees and 28 chapter degree... read more


Residents seek to limit plans for apartments to be built near them
Residents who opposed a special use permit to build three apartment buildings at Broadridge and Independence (near the Middle... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson reigns supreme in SEMO Conference Tournament
The Jackson wrestling team was able to come away with its second-straight SEMO Conference Tournament Championship over the we... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Cape Notre Dame spoils Saxony's homecoming with 84-65 win
Last year, the Cape Notre Dame boys basketball team defeated Saxony Lutheran 49-46 on homecoming, thanks to a three-point, bu... read more


New baseball team coming to Cape Girardeau
There will be another reason to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and spend a summer evening listening to the crack of bats... read more


Town hall meeting held in Jackson
The League of Women Voters town hall meeting at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson Thursday night drew a bigger crowd than usu... read more


Citywide transportation plan presented
“You can’t get there from here,” is not something you want to hear. It’s one of the City’s jobs to provide good roads so its ... read more


Hometown Proud: Steve Wachter
Last week, Steve Wachter celebrated his 59th birthday during what is now his 36th year as a coach for the Jackson wrestling p... read more


Hometown Proud: Tina Webber
If you meet Tina Weber, there are three things you will learn in the first five minutes. She works at the Bank of Missouri, i... read more


Hometown Proud: Beverly and Larry Koehler
We couldn’t be more proud of this husband and wife team who devote a lot of their time and energy to making our community a b... read more


Hometown Proud: Darrell Aufdenberg
Darrell Aufdenberg has spent his life in Jackson supporting local agriculture through his career, community involvement and p... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson takes seventh in St. Charles West Invitational
One week before the Jackson wrestling team attempts to win its second-straight SEMO Conference Tournament Championship, the I... read more


Billy Joe Thompson honored with R. A. Fulenwider Award at Jackson chamber banquet
The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual awards banquet on Jan. 12, with a record-breaking attendance. The cham... read more


Public safety sales tax placed on April ballot
Voters will get a chance to decide on April 3 whether to add a half-cent to the sales tax in Jackson to improve public safety... read more


Jackson R-2 receives state annual report of 96.5 percent
The Jackson R-2 School District received a 96.5 percent score from its annual performance report from the Missouri Department... read more


Planning and Zoning Commision rejects special use permit for apartments near middle school
The Jackson Planning and Zoning Commission denied a special use permit for a community unit plan to construct a 26-unit apart... read more


Hometown Pride: Jefferson Fox
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better. Jefferson Fox is the custodian supervisor for... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Saxony captures fifth Delta New Years title in last six years
The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team (11-1) displayed its dominance in this year’s Delta New Years Tournament by defeati... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson takes fifth place in 50th Kinloch Classic
The Jackson wrestling team finished off 2017 by placing fifth with a total of 322.5 points in the annual Kinloch Classic Dec.... read more


Haiti mission trip is life changing experience for Hannah Stucker
Books can often inspire us in many ways, and once in a while they can motivate us to make big changes in our lives. Such was ... read more


Jackson resident returns long-lost class ring
A Jackson woman gave the gift of a lifetime to a man in Texas she has never met.It all started when Emily Collins found a jew... read more


Nuturing reptiles, a Jackson couple's lifestyle
It’s hard to believe Tara and Dru Reeves began developing a habitat devoted to reptiles and amphibians only three-and-a-half ... read more


Cape County employees see small raise in 2018
The Cape Girardeau County Commission passed a 2018 budget on Jan. 4 that included a $500 salary increase for full-time county... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Jackson reaches SEMO Christmas Tournament Final Four
The start of the 2017-18 season has not what the Jackson boys basketball team hoped for coming in, having already lost three ... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Notre Dame handles Meadow Heights in Christmas tournament
The Cape Notre Dame boys basketball team secured a spot in this year’s Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament Final Four b... read more


Cape County to be designated Agri-Ready
Cape Girardeau County will soon be distinguished as an Agri-Ready County by Missouri Farmers Care, an organization that is ma... read more


City reminds residents to keep snow routes clear
In 2010, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted a Snow Route Ordinance designed to help keep certain major streets better pl... read more


Clay Waller gets 35 years on federal charges
Former Cape County Sheriff’s deputy James Clay Waller, II, 47, will spend 35 more years in prison for the 2011 murder of his ... read more


Board of Aldermen pass 'ambitious' budget for 2018
No one from the public commented during a public hearing on the City of Jackson 2018 budget Dec. 18.Assistant City Administra... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Saxony cruises past Notre Dame 58-42 to win holiday classic
The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team (8-1) advanced to the championship game of the annual Holiday Classic Tournament fo... read more


High School Football: Jackson holds annual end of the year banquet
The Jackson football team held its annual end of the year banquet for the 2017 season on Dec. 14 at the Knights of Columbus b... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson places second behind Northwest in Tiger Classic
The Jackson wrestling team took second place once again behind tournament champions Northwest with a score of 310 to 348.5 at... read more


High School Sports: Former Jackson coach Jim Stoverink inducted into Missouri HOF
In his first practice as a member of the Southeast Missouri State cross country team, Jim Stoverink Sr. came close to calling... read more


Musical light show to benefit local families
At this time of year twinkling and flashing colored lights shine brightly at parks, residences, businesses and public places.... read more


Jackson R-2 Board looks at adding artificial turf fields
The Jackson R-2 School Board approved for Incite Design Studios to design artificial turf fields for football and soccer, as ... read more


Center for Speech and Hearing offers free or low-cost service to locals
Are you suffering from hearing loss or deafness? Have you a speech or language disorder? Has a stroke affected your speech? D... read more


'Student Santas' brings joy to families statewide
Student Santas, a nonprofit organization based in Cape Girardeau has helped more than 22,000 children and their families from... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Saxony ranked fifth in Class 3; Notre Dame falls to Sikeston
In the latest poll voted by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association, the Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team (4-0) was r... read more


High School Volleyball: Jackson hosts first ever SEMO Specialties & Sports All-Star Showcase
On Sunday, Dec. 3, 24 senior volleyball players from southeast Missouri were able to play in one last game.This was the inaug... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson extends dual record to 6-0 ahead of Tiger Classic
The Jackson wrestling team (6-0) hosted two meets last week back-to-back on Thursday and Friday, and the Indians came out und... read more


Jackson woman claims trusted helper stole her Christmas
"It started about last Christmas when I lost my eyesight," 81-year-old Jackson resident Mary Molyers said, who can see very l... read more


Street and sewer projects forge ahead in Jackson
The Jackson Mayor and Board of Aldermen took action Dec. 4 on several projects that will improve city streets and sewers.The