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Puzzle Run for Autism Awareness donates funds to Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship
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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 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

Baseball: Saxony Lutheran is now 4-2 overall after going 2-1 in last three games
In the Saxony Lutheran baseball team’s fourth home game of the season on March 29, the Crusaders faced off against Bloomfield... read more

Girls Soccer: Jackson defeats reigning Class 1 State Champions Saxony back-to-back
After defeating Saxony Lutheran 5-0 in the semifinal round of the Noon Optimist Tournament on Friday, March 24, the Jackson g... read more

Jackson Police Department receives CALEA accreditation
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) granted Law Enforcement Accreditation to the Jackson Pol... read more

Blooms are living their dream in Tennessee
Ever since my friends, David and Sandy Bloom, moved to Tennessee last year, I have been promising to visit them, but time and... read more

Girls Soccer: Jackson advances to Noon Optimist Tournament Championship
The Jackson girls soccer team has started its season in usual fashion by going undefeated at 3-0, and also, the Indians will ... read more

Baseball: Jackson defeats Sikeston 13-4 in first road game of the season
The Jackson baseball team (5-1) took an early 7-0 lead over SEMO Conference opponent Sikeston (2-1) after the top of the seco... read more

Why did the Jackson R-2 Board vote to demolish the old high school building?
Current plans for Jackson High School call for the demolition of the original high school building — the “A” Building — and t... read more

Jackson voters to decide on ballot measure to amend sales of liquor by the drink on April 4
Jackson voters will head to the polls on April 4 to decide whether or not to amend a Prohibition era law prohibiting Jackson ... read more

Baseball: Jackson downs Kelly 25-0 in season opener
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Wrestling: Jackson holds end of the year banquet
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Jackson R-2 Board hears updated plans for renovations
Aaron Harte of Incite Design Studio updated the Jackson R-2 Board of Education regarding plans to add onto and renovate four ... read more

Judge Kamp receives national honor fron NRA
Judge Gary Kamp of Jackson has received a national honor from the National Rifle Association. He has been named Friends of th... read more

Colten Weber wears No. 11 for the last time in Jackson baseball history in honor of his brother
Senior pitcher Colten Weber is entering his final season with the Jackson baseball team after a junior year where he broke th... read more

Girls Basketball: Jackson ends season in Class 5 State Quarterfinals
Heading into the fourth quarter of the Class 5 State Quarterfinals, Jackson’s girls basketball team (22-7) was down by 10 poi... read more

Tornado Safe Room open to public during severe weather
Since March came “in like a lion” this year, severe weather awareness is top of the mind for all of us.  Jackson officia... read more

Saint Francis Healthcare System CEO to leave lasting legacy
Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, President and Chief Executive Officer, Saint Francis Healthcare System, has announced his retirem... read more

Boys Basketball: Jackson wins fifth-straight Class 5 District 1 Championship
With one minute, 15 seconds remaining in the Class 5 District 1 Tournament Championship, the Jackson boys basketball team tra... read more

Girls Basketball: Jackson claims district tournament with 35-point win over Poplar Bluff
In each of the six seasons Tyler Abernathy has been the head coach for the Jackson girls basketball, the Indians have reached... read more

Boys Basketball: Saxony Lutheran wins first district championship since 2011
When the Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team’s current head coach Kevin Williams took over the team two years ago, his goal ... read more

Girls Basketball: Saxony Lutheran comes away with fifth-straight district championship
Before this season began for the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team, the team entered the year as the reigning four-time C... read more

Author discovers her own transformation in penning new book
Coralie Robertson set out to write a book about finding a  new relationship after the loss of a loved one, but  by ... read more

SoutheastHEALTH announces collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine
SoutheastHEALTH and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine have always prided the... read more

Three Saxony students named as Natoinal Merit Scholarship finalists
Three students from Saxony Lutheran High School have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. This distinction places... read more

Cape County Sheriff's Office and Cowboy Church partner to host Sheepdog Seminar
A Sheepdog Seminar is being hosted by the Sheriffs Office and the Cape County Cowboy Church. It will be held on March 10 and ... read more

Wrestling: Jackson's Payne Guilliams takes fifth place at Class 4 State Championships
On day one of the 2017 Class 4 State Championship wrestling meet held at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri, Jackson seniors ... read more

Wrestling: Five Jackson wrestlers qualify for Class 4 State Championship Meet at districts
The Jackson wrestling team took fifth place in this year’s Class 4 District 1 Tournament by scoring 116.5 points, which was j... read more

Uptown Jackson will be full of art this weekend
High Street in Uptown Jackson will become La Via dell  Arte ( the Street of Art) for the February Annual on Saturday, Fe... read more

Kirk Miller Agency receives award
The Annual Farmers Insurance Awards Banquet was held Feb. 3 at Ray’s Plaza Banquet Center. District Manager Clay Hurst recogn... read more

Boys Basketball: Jackson defeats Farmington 69-68 on the road
Down by four points at 67-63 to Farmington with one minute and eight seconds remaining in the game, the Jackson boys bask... read more

Boys Soccer: Jackson's Josh Scholl signs NLOI with Lindenwood
High school seniors all across the nation fulfilled their dreams when they signed their national letter of intent to play eit... read more

UJRO gives award to Tom Strickland
Tom Strickland was presented with the Appreciation Award at the annual meeting of the Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organizat... read more

Cutting Edge Clothing opens in Jackson
Cutting Edge Clothing is the newest shop in Jackson that customers can stop in and get a complete outfit right down to the ac... read more

Jerry Martin still enjoys cutting hair after 47 years at Top Style Barber Shop
Top Style Barber Shop and Jerry Martin have been a fixture in Jackson for the past 47 years, and even though Jerry will be tu... read more

Girls Basketball: Jackson wins third tournament of the season
The Jackson girls basketball team led MICDS 27-19 heading into the halftime game of the 2017 Lindbergh Girls Basketball Tourn... read more

Wrestling: Jackson wins 2017 SEMO Conference Tournament
The Jackson wrestling team did something it has not done since the 1980s, and that was win a fifth conference championship in... read more

MVTH was able to end 2016 with its first purchase of a new tractor
Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering therapeutic riding to children... read more

Cardinals Caravan visits Cape Girardeau
The 2017 Cardinals Caravan rolled into Cape Girardeau on Monday, Jan. 16, to give fans an up close and personal experience wi... read more

Wrestling: Jackson goes undefeated at Ste. Genevieve quad meet
Coming off a one week break from competition, the Jackson wrestling team traveled to Ste. Genevieve High School for a quad me... read more

Board of Alderman discuss Water System Facility Plan
During their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, the Jackson Board of Aldermen began discussions about moving to t... read more

$22 million bond issue request put on April ballot
Voters going to the polls April 7 will decide upon Jackson R-2’s request for a $22 million bond issue to make improvement to ... read more

Greitens visits Cape during 'Thank You' Tour
Newly elected Missouri Governor Eric Greitens spent the last week making stops around the state to say, “thank you” for elect... read more

Blunt sworn in to second term in U.S. Senate
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt issued the following statement after being sworn in to his second term as U.S. Senator for Missouri on... read more

Girls Basketball: Saxony comes up short against Oran in Delta New Year's Tournament title game
In the 2017 Delta New Year’s Tournament Championship game last Thursday night, the Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team had ... read more

Wrestling: Jackson wins 2016 Flyer Classic
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Seven county officeholders take oath
Seven county officeholders took the oath of office at the Cape Girardeau County Commission meeting Thursday.All seven had pre... read more

Cooper arrested for robbery
On December 27, the Jackson Police Department received a report of an armed robbery at Casey’s General Store located at 920 W... read more

Girls Basketball: Jackson defeats Saxony 54-34 to win 2016 Kelso Supply Holiday Tournament
The Jackson girls basketball team won its second tournament of the 2016-17 season last Wednesday by defeating Saxony Lutheran... read more

Jackson officials remind motorists of city snow route designations
In 2010, the mayor and Board of Aldermen adopted a snow route ordinance designed to keep certain major streets better plowed.... read more

St. Paul Lutheran School invites families to 'Celebrate Jesus'
Families with young children attended the ‘Celebrate Jesus!’ event at St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson Saturday, Dec. 17. ... read more

75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack remembered
More than 60 people gathered at the Cape Girardeau Riverfront Dec. 7 to remember the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years... read more

'Meet Santa' event provides fun for children and adults alike
Children and adults were able to ride a small train around the City Park to admire the holiday decorations during the ‘Meet S... read more

Uptown Jackson busy with Christmas Parade and other events
Santa made his grand entrance into Jackson during the Storybook Christmas Parade. After the parade, Santa made a stop at the ... read more

New memorial 'pocket park' completed in Uptown Jackson
If you have driven by the corner of West Wain and Missouri streets, you may have wondered about the activity taking place on ... read more

Flip the Switch kicks off Jackson holiday season
The Jackson Holiday Extravaganza, presented by the Jackson Community Outreach Board, kicked off with the flip of the switch b... read more

Black Friday shoppers wait for deals at Menards in Cape
Menards in Cape Girardeau was closed on Thanksgiving, but reopened on Black Friday at 6 a.m. Customers lined up outside the s... read more

Flip the Switch to kick off holiday season in Jackson
The Jackson Holiday Extravaganza is returning for the second year and promises to be bigger and better. To kick off the holid... read more

Most Jackson elementary schools may become K-4
Currently, the seven Jackson elementary school buildings have different grade configurations. North, East and South have grad... read more

West Lane honors veterans
Doughnuts and other refreshments were served following an early Veterans Day celebration last Wednesday morning at West Lane ... read more

High Street Station all dressed up for Christmas Open House, Nov. 12
by Elane MoonierFeatures EditorA “Merry & Bright” Christmas shopping season will kick off this Saturday, Nov. 12,  a... read more

Kirk Miller Farmers Insurance taking part in 'Suits for Soldiers' program
Transitioning from military service to civilian life is often a difficult one, especially when it comes to finding a job.&nbs... read more

Cobblestone Corner hosting 4th Annual Christmas Open House
Christmas is just around the corner, and there is excitement in the air already at Cobblestone Corner, with preparations unde... read more

Jackson Police Department work with CALEA for accreditation
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®)  arrived at the Jac... read more

Ribbon cutting held for Uptown Jackson Roundabout
The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce/City of Jackson hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Main Street R... read more

JPD holds Drug Take-Back on Saturday
The Jackson Police Department held a prescription drug take-back event this past Saturday. The department collected 267 pound... read more

Saint Francis Pink Up luncheon held
Saint Francis Medical Center hosted their 13th annual Pink Up Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 13. This lun... read more

Jackson man wins $1000 at Cape Honda sales event
Jackson resident Jerry Collins attended a sales event last year at Cape Girardeau Honda and decided to return this year for a... read more

Montgomery Bank embarks on $3 million renovation project in Jackson
The Montgomery Bank Conference and Training Center will be housed in the former Main Street Lanes property at 526 W. Main in ... read more

Scenes from Uptown Jackson Oktoberfest
Heather Harrison, Kelly Brown and Abby Gerlach served up a variety of craft beer choices including Leinenkugel Oktoberfest.Ch... read more

LST Memorial 325 visits Cape Riverfront
The LST Memorial 325, a landing craft used during the D-Day Normandy invasion in World War II, visited the Cape Riverfront la... read more

Dr. Kenneth Detring retires
An open house was held Thursday evening for Dr. Kenneth Detring, who officially retired Friday from Eye Care Center of Jackso... read more

MoDOT: How to navigate through a roundabout
With the partial opening of the roundabout in Uptown Jackson, driving through a roundabout might be a new adventure for some.... read more

Roundabout Rewards winner announced
The Roundabout Rewards Shopping Spree winner, Nancy Detjen, was presented with over $600 in gift certificates from participat... read more

Jackson Fire and Rescue hold 9/11 ceremony
Jackson Fire and Rescue held a 9/11 ceremony on Sunday at the Jackson Fire Department Station #1 at 8:59 a.m., and coordinate... read more

Dedication held for new Juvenile Division Building
The State of Missouri Thirty-second Circuit Court Juvenile Division Building, 2137 Rust Avenue, was dedicated on Thursday, Se... read more

"Uptown" Jackson roundabout project on schedule despite weather
Despite rainy weather throughout much of August, the roundabout project in “Uptown” Jackson is on schedule. This progress mea... read more

Senator Blunt makes stop in Jackson to promote “More jobs, less government” tour
Senator Roy Blunt stopped by Byron Lang Trucking in Jackson on Monday to promote his “More jobs, less government” tour in his... read more

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