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High School Cross Country: Area teams compete in state over the weekend
On Saturday, Nov. 4, Cape Notre Dame, Jackson and Saxony Lutheran all competed in each program’s respective state championshi... read more


Morning texts devotionals from Linda Estes lead to published books
Linda Estes has recently published her first book, and in February of next year, her second book will be in print and at the ... read more


Iowa couple walks through Jackson to instill community along their way
Karl “K.C.” Tompkins, 34, and Cala Von Muenster, 27, walked through southeast Missouri on a quest to bring awareness to issue... read more


East Main Street closed for repairs
East Main Street between Travelers Way and Lacey Street will be closed for repair starting on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and will con... read more


Lt. governor stops in Cape to promote 'Buy Missouri'
Lt. Gov. Mike Parson stopped in Cape Girardeau Oct. 25 as part of a statewide tour to promote a new program to “Buy Missouri.... read more


Shipping containers discussed by P&Z
The planning and zoning commission has started the process to determine how shipping containers can be used inside Jackson, i... read more


Willadene Fulkerson will celebrate 100th birthday on Nov. 3
Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting with a charming, attractive, intelligent woman who was kind enough to share some st... read more


High School Football: Jackson edges Poplar Bluff 56-49 in triple overtime in C5D1 Semifinal
It took three overtimes to decide which team would advance to this year’s Class 5 District 1 Championship between Jackson foo... read more


High School Boys Soccer: Jackson wins second-straight Class 4 District 1 Championship
For the second year in a row, the Jackson boys soccer team defeated Seckman to win the Class 4 District 1 Championship and ad... read more


High School Cross Country: Both Jackson teams fail to qualify for state meet
On Saturday morning at Parkway Central in St. Louis, the Jackson boys and girls cross country teams competed in the cold, win... read more


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Sirs,My name is Bradley Kane.  I am a Disabled Vietnam Era Veteran and I worked as an online Military Enrollment Counsel... read more


High School Cross Country: Jackson boys and girls teams each qualify for sectionals
The Jackson boys and girls cross country teams were able to compete at home in this year’s Class 4 District 1 Championship Me... read more


High School Volleyball: Jackson's season ends in Class 5 District 1 title game against Farmington
The Jackson volleyball team reached the Class 4 District 1 Championship game for the first time since 2015 under first-year h... read more


High School Softball: Cape Notre Dame reaches state title game but falls short of winning it all
For the second time in three years, the Cape Notre Dame softball team reached the Class 3 State Championship game.The Bulldog... read more


Cape County commisioners name Dutchtown trustee
The Cape Girardeau County Commission appointed Ken Eftink as a trustee for the Village of Dutchtown to begin the county’s pro... read more


Jackson Board of Aldermen approves rezoning request
Following a public hearing, the Jackson Board of Aldermen approved a request to rezone two vacant properties along Jackson Bo... read more


Hometown Pride: Darren Burgfeld
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better. Darren Burgfeld grew up in Fruitland and now ... read more


Visiting artists at Catapult Creative House
“Convergentes,” a recent exhibition at Catapult Creative House in Cape Girardeau, brought visiting artists from Mexico, Aleja... read more


High School Girls Golf: Cape Notre Dame claims second state title
The Cape Notre Dame girls golf team did what every high school team in the nation strives for, and not just once but twice. N... read more


High School Volleyball: Jackson wins 2017 SEMO Conference Tournament
The Jackson volleyball team had fallen to Cape Notre Dame in the two previous matches this season, but the Indians prevailed ... read more


High School Cross Country: Jackson teams come away with conference championships yet again
The Jackson boys and girls cross country team were able to successfully defend their SEMO North Conference Championships on O... read more


High School Softball: Cape Notre Dame is heading to state for third-straight time
For the third time in a row, the Cape Notre Dame softball team will be heading to Springfield for the Class 3 Final Four.The ... read more


High School Football: Jackson finishes regular season 7-2 with 65-42 win over SLUH
The Jackson football team ended its regular season in high-scoring fashion by defeating St. Louis University 65-42 on the roa... read more


Traveling robotic surgery comes to Jackson High School
Jackson High School students were able to interact up close with a da Vinci Xi Surgical System on Oct. 12. The da Vinci was d... read more


Jackson's first disc golf course opens in Litz Park
The City of Jackson celebrated the completion of a disc golf course at Litz Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 10. T... read more


Parents as Teachers report increased demand to R-2 School Board
The Jackson R-2 School Board approved the Parents at Teachers (PAT) Program Evaluation after hearing a presentation on the pr... read more


Hubble Creek Antiques & More owners looking for buyer
Seven years ago, Ray and Della Bollinger opened Hubble Creek Antiques & More on Highway 61 North. “It started with a smal... read more


Pocahontas man bikes to 47 states
When Jerry Lacy of Pocahontas retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1999, he created a bucket list of things he wanted ... read more


High School Football: Jackson scores 63 points for second-straight week in win over De Smet
For many boys growing up and running through the stands on Friday nights at The Pit, it is their dream to eventually play und... read more


High School Softball: Cape Notre Dame wins fourth-straight district title
For the fourth-straight season, the Cape Notre Dame softball team will play in the Class 3 state playoffs.This is because the... read more


High School Boys Soccer: Jackson defeats crosstown rival Cape Central 4-1
The Jackson boys soccer team advanced to 12-4 overall, 4-1 in SEMO Conference play after defeating Cape Central 4-1 on Oct. 4... read more


High School Football: Jackson blows out Cape Central 63-21 in 111th annual rivalry game
After losing to Poplar Bluff (7-0) by one point last week, the Jackson football team (5-2) used the loss as motivation to def... read more


High School Softball: District tournaments begin this week for area softball teams
Starting Wednesday, district tournaments all across the state for softball will begin with the first round of play.Two teams,... read more


High School Cross Country: Jackson travels down south for annual Chile Pepper Invitational
The Jackson cross country program split up this weekend on Saturday as the varsity runners took to Fayetteville, Arkansas, fo... read more


Human Society opens new ICU
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri officially opened its new intensive care unit on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The organization... read more


Jackson man deployed to hurricane ravaged U.S. Virgin Islands with National Guard
Hundreds of members of the Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee Army National Guard have been deployed to islands in the Caribbea... read more


Old Town Cape project chosen for $150,000 funding competition
Old Town Cape, Inc. has the chance to acquire up to $150,000 in private grant funding through Partners in Preservation’s Main... read more


Emanuel United Church of Christ celebrates 150 years
Worship service at Emanuel United Church on Sunday, Sept. 24, began promptly at 10:10 a.m. as always, with a graceful 10 minu... read more


Hometown Pride: Steven Christopher Pledger
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better. Steven Christopher Pledger is the director of... read more


High School Football: Jackson falls to 4-2 overall after 29-28 loss to Poplar Bluff on the road
The Jackson football team (4-2) lost its second game of the season when it faced conference/district opponent Poplar Bluff (6... read more


High School Boys Swimming: Saxony Lutheran freestyle team qualifies for state
The Saxony Lutheran boys swimming and diving free-style team officially qualified for state in the 200 short course meter rac... read more


High School Cross Country: Jackson girls take first place at Marshall County Invitational
The Jackson cross country teams traveled to Benton, Kentucky, for the Marshall County Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 23.Jack... read more


Local firefighters go to Harvey
Jackson firefighters answered the call to assist in rescue operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.Captain Sean Mitch... read more


Dutchtown residents ask County to take over their village
Members of the Village of Dutchtown community spoke to the Cape County Commission on Sept 14 to ask them to disincorporate th... read more


National retailer interested in vacant lots if they are rezoned
The Jackson Board of Aldermen set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, to consider the rezoning of 2421 and 2505 East... read more


Uptown businesses welcome season with Fall Open Houses
Several businesses in the Uptown Jackson area will be hosting special events to welcome the fall season this coming Saturday,... read more


Maryann Reese installed as new Saint Francis CEO
Maryann Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE, was introduced and formally installed as the new president and chief executive officer of... read more


Citzens Electric dedicates solar array
Citizens Electric was part of a dedication ceremony of a new solar energy generating station in Ste. Genevieve last Wednesday... read more


Hometown Pride: Michael Martin
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better. Michael Martin is the assistant principal and... read more


Hometown Pride: Steve Green
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better. Steve Green is the senior manager of quality ... read more


Airport stop brings unexpected chance to see fallen sailor honor
There are rare occasions in our lives when we are witness to circumstances that move us so deeply they are ingrained in our h... read more


Bock traces 24 generations of his family; many live in Jackson area
When the Bock family held its annual reunion on Aug. 5 of this year, a special guest attended — Eike Bock from the small Germ... read more


Jackson R-2 will pay for juniors to take the ACT
The Jackson R-2 School Board approved a proposal to provide the ACT assessment for free to all juniors at Jackson High School... read more


Uptown Jackson gets assistance from Main Street organizations
Missouri Main Street  Connection received funding to help Missouri communities revitalize their downtowns.  Jackson... read more


North Elementary summer reading ends with a blast into space with Linda Godwin
The gym at North Elementary was transformed into a space camp, complete with science experiments, a moonwalk obstacle course ... read more


High School Football: Jackson prevails in 77-42 shootout over conference foe Farmington
In the first game on the road since suffering its only loss of the season to Lindbergh 45-19 in week two, Jackson football (4... read more


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City begins planning for new police station
Jackson’s police/fire complex is currently overcrowded and the Board of Aldermen have begun discussions on how to alleviate t... read more


Jackson supports shoebox gift project
Several Jackson Uptown businesses have decided to help bring smiles to children by supporting the Shoebox Gift Project.Visit ... read more


Cobblestone Corner celebrating 4th birthday
Cobblestone Corner will celebrate their fourth birthday on Thursday, Sept. 14, 5-9 p.m., with special activities and sales th... read more


Locals 'racing' to the aid of Hurricane Harvey victims
An empty race car trailer sat parked in front of Jackson Tire last week, waiting to be packed with supplies for Hurricane Har... read more


Koehler Engineering recieves Cape County contract
Cape Girardeau County Commission approved a year-long general engineering contract with Koehler Engineering in Cape Girardeau... read more


Hometown Pride: Zach Walton
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better.Zach Walton is the boys golf and soccer head c... read more


High School Boys Soccer: Undefeated Jackson wins Notre Dame tourney yet again
The Jackson soccer team has started off its 2017 season much like last year by being undefeated (6-0) and winning the Notre D... read more


High School Cross Country: Jackson trying to get to postseason form with larger meets
For the past two weekends, the Jackson boys and girls cross country teams have traveled to Memphis and lastly St. Louis to co... read more


High School Football: Jackson wins second-straight game in 49-42 thriller over Marion
The Jackson football team was able to avenge a 62-35 point loss from 2016 when it defeated Marion (Arkansas) 49-42 at The Pit... read more


Hometown Proud: Seth Harrell, Principal of JHS
Hometown Proud features a person each week who helps make the community better. Seth Harrell is the principal for Jackson Hig... read more


Uptown Jackson business changes hands
The Farmers Insurance Agency at 200 W. Main Street has recently changed ownership. Sara Gerau became the new owner of the age... read more


Jackson sends aid to Harvey victims
Hurricane Harvey recently attacked Houston, TX, with a vengeance! Instead of moving inland as hurricanes usually do, Harvey h... read more


Jackson sidewalk finished; MoDOT leaders visit
Last week, workers put the  finishing touches on the new concrete sidewalks that run along U.S. Highway 61 (East Jackson... read more


Large vehicles coming to Touch-a-Truck event
Kids will be able to get up close to a fire engine, dump truck, ice cream truck and many more vehicles at Jackson’s first ann... read more


Little Free Libraries popping up all over
They look like birdhouses, but on closer examination these little wooden homes on poles are not full of birds—they’re packed ... read more


High School Football: Jackson defeats conference opponent Sikeston 55-8
Senior night for a high school athlete is when their four years of hard work is finally celebrated, and for the Jackson footb... read more


High School Volleyball: Jackson riding 2-0 streak after defeating Hillsboro
Following a two-game stretch on the road, the Jackson volleyball team hosted its second game of the season Thursday, Aug. 24,... read more


Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in effect
The City of Jackson has issued a precautionary boil water advisory beginning immediately on Thursday, August 31, 2017 for t... read more


Hometown Proud: Barbara Lohr
Hometown Proud features a person each week that helps make the community better.Barbara Lohr has been an active part of the c... read more


New hotel to be built in Jackson
Jackson will be home to another hotel. The Board of Aldermen on Aug. 21 approved a development agreement with Midwest Hospita... read more


United Way campaign kicks off
The United Way of Southeast Missouri hosted their annual campaign kickoff on Thursday, Aug.24, at the Isle Casino. Executive ... read more


Jackson receives highest honor from the statewide chamber of commerce
The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will receive the 2017 Chamber of the Year award by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and ... read more


AT&T to add 150 jobs locally
AT&T plans to add 150 employees at the Cape Girardeau call center, John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri, announced... read more


Hawg Pit BBQ is dream come true for Fruitland man
If the sweet, smoky smell of barbecue is in the air wafting your way from Fruitland, it’s probably coming from Hawg Pit BBQ, ... read more


Cape County tax rate set
The Cape Girardeau County Commission set 2017 property tax rates on Monday. The general fund tax rate changed to 0.0719, afte... read more


High School Football: Jackson drops first game of the season 45-19 to Lindbergh in St. Louis
Coming off a season where the Jackson football team went 2-0 to start the season after defeating Class 6 Lindbergh 49-19, the... read more


High School Softball: Jackson is only one game below .500 after going 2-0 last week
After coming out of the Sullivan Tournament with only one win to start the season, the Jackson softball is now 3-4 overall th... read more


High School Cross Country: Jackson has boys and girls team take first in invitational
The Jackson cross country program’s season officially got underway Saturday morning when it hosted its annual invitational in... read more


High School Football: Jackson starts season with 39-24 win over Hickman
Much like last season, the Jackson football team was able to be victorious in their first game of the season back under the F... read more


High School Softball: Cape Notre Dame places second in Sullivan Tournament
The Cape Notre Dame softball team advanced all the way to the championship game of this weekend’s Sullivan Tournament. The Bu... read more


Riverside Regional Library dedicates 90-foot mural
A small crowd gathered in front of Riverside Regional Library in Jackson Aug. 10 to dedicate the mural which adorns its 90-fo... read more


Hometown Proud: Carla Jordan of the Cape Girardeau County History Center
Hometown Proud features a person each week that helps make the community better.Carla Jordan is the director of the Cape Gira... read more


Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce to be named 'Chamber of the Year'
“We have a fantastic relationship with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce,” said Brian Gerau, director of the Jackson Area Cham... read more


Claire McCaskill takes questions in Cape GIrardeau
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill visited Cape Girardeau on Aug. 19 for a public town hall. The stop at Southeast Missouri State ... read more


'Are we prepared for mass shooting?' — asks hospital CEO
David Strong, president and CEO of Orlando Health, gave two presentations at Saint Francis Medical Center last Wednesday to h... read more


Jackson, MO, Boy Scouts Attend Philmont
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High School Football: Quarterback Cooper Callis enters final season with Jackson
Senior quarterback Cooper Callis of the Jackson football team doesn’t remember the first time he held a football, but he know... read more


High School Volleyball: Saxony Lutheran hopes to improve with many returnees
The Saxony Lutheran volleyball team enters its second season under head coach Wendi Beussink after going 19-10-3 overall in 2... read more


Community says thank you to Millersville Fire District
The Millersville Rural Fire Protection District was recently honored with a dinner provided by Boulder Creek Retirement Villa... read more


Facebook post on coffee shop’s ‘Back the Blue’ sign goes viral
A Facebook debate about a “Back the Blue” sign in the window of The Ground-A-Bout from Aug. 8 became nationally shared, with ... read more


Neighbors object to plans for greenhouse
Neighbors turned out in force at a public hearing Aug. 7 to object to plans by Emily Schmitt to build a greenhouse in her bac... read more


R-2 School Board approves professional development plan as school year begins
The Jackson R-2 School Board passed the comprehensive professional development plan for the District, and looked at this year... read more


Total solar eclipse coming Monday
Next Monday, the noontime sky over Jackson and the surrounding area will turn black as a moonlit night when the moon passes i... read more


County adopts prescription drug monitoring program
The Cape Girardeau County Commission unanimously adopted an ordinance to participate in the Saint Louis County Department of ... read more


Nature Center hosts MDC open house
More than a hundred people gathered at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Center Aug. 8 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of t... read more


Hometown Proud: Brother David of Notre Dame Regional High School
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High School Volleyball: Coach Mirly focuses on building foundation in first year with Jackson
When Jackson’s new volleyball head coach Dave Mirly first met with his new staff, he proceeded to tell them not to talk about... read more


Jackson boy scout troop 311 begins Bahamian boat adventure
How does six days of sailing the blue inland waters of the Bahamas sound? What if you had to do all the work of operating the... read more


County Commission approves SoutheastHEALTH bonds
The Cape Girardeau County Commission met Aug. 7. SoutheastHEALTH was approved to refinance bonds of the Industrial Developmen... read more


High School Football: Jackson holds annual Gatorade Game to kick off 2017 season
With the Indians already hosting their annual Gatorade Game on Saturday at the Pit, this means the Jackson football team’s 20... read more


Space documentary covers career of local astronaut
Traveling to space is one of the greatest adventures a person can undertake, but very... read more


CBJ adds new assistant editor
Jay Forness has joined The Cash-Book Journal as assistant editor.He is a recent graduate from Southeast Missouri State Univer... read more


This week's calendar of events
Thursday, Aug. 17• 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Art Gallery: Anne Berbling, Nature Center, Cape Girardeau, 290-5218.• 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ad... read more


College Football: Practice for Southeast Missouri State in full swing
The season is officially underway for the Southeast Missouri State football team as the Redhawks took the practice field Tues... read more


Kids learn about building skyscrapers from bottom up
Lynn Farrow, Riverside Regional Children’s Librarian expands upon the library’s regular story time while school is out. Her r... read more


This week's calendar of events
Thursday, Aug. 3• 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Art Gallery: Anne Berbling, Nature Center, Cape Girardeau, 290-5218.• 8 a.m.-5 p.m., NFL You... read more


Annual Nolan Weber 5K to be held on Sept. 23
Almost four years ago, Dean and Rachelle Weber lost their 18-year-old son, Nolan, to brain cancer after a near three-year bat... read more


Residents take first steps to dissolve Village of Dutchtown
Six residents of the Village of Dutchtown signed a petition at a town meeting July 18 to begin the process of disincorporatin... read more


Adventurers spend the night in cave at Craighead Caverns
A caving adventure proved to be a fascinating experience for a group of explorers from Jackson, as they toured Craighead Cave... read more


This weeks calendar of events
Thursday, July 27• 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Camp DAY Break, HealthPoint Fitness, Cape Girardeau, 339-0121.• 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Art G... read more


Runners 'take a dip' at Jackson cross country open camp during workouts
Last week during the Jackson cross country program’s final week of open camp, athletes were able to cool off in the pool duri... read more


Cape's Downtown trolley begins free shuttle service
“Clang, clang, clang went the trolleyDing, ding, ding went the bell…”The 22 passengers on the inaugural ride of Cape Girar-de... read more


This weeks calendar of events
Thursday, July 20• 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Art Gallery: Dave Carter, Nature Center, Cape Girardeau, 290-5218.• 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fitness ... read more


July 4 is sparkling success
Jackson City Park was alive with activities July 4. Players in the mud volleyball tournament didn’t mind getting dirty, ... read more


Antonius Cleveland signs with Portland Trail Blazers for NBA Summer League
On the night of Thursday, June 22, hundreds of basketball players who declared for the National Basketball Association were w... read more


Saving a brick as JHS ‘A’ building comes down
Linda Job Schmitt, JHS class of ’82, was visiting Jackson from her home in Paducah, KY. She missed the opportunity to get a f... read more


Baseball: Two Jackson players earn Class 5 All-State honors following 2017 season
Following a season where the Jackson baseball team came up short in winning its third-straight Class 5 District 1 Championshi... read more


Demolition of old ‘A’ Building continues
Demolition of the original Jackson High School (later called the “A” Building) is now noticeable from the front. Workers remo... read more


Riverside Regional Library facade promotes reading and the community
While Jackson Riverside Regional Library patrons walk around the bright yellow caution tape to approach the entrance, they st... read more


Girls Soccer: Emma Brune continues player of the year trend for Saxony Lutheran
Before entering Saxony Lutheran as a freshman, Emma Brune had already witnessed what success looked like on the court and fie... read more


Demolition of old ‘A’ Building has begun at Jackson High School
Workers have begun the job of demolishing the old “A” Building at Jackson High School. This was the original high school buil... read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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