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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


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 ... read more


It's Christmas and family at Meier Horse Shoe Pines
There is nothing like the woodsey fragrance of fresh cut pine and cedar to bring your thoughts and senses to Christmas at thi... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Saxony comes up short in SEMO Conference Championship
The No. 1 seeded Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team (3-1) fell to No. 2 seed Dexter (3-0) by just one point at 53-52 in th... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Saxony Lutheran wins Rolla "Duke" tourney for third year in a row
For the third-straight season, the Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team (3-0) claimed its first championship of the season in... read more


High School Wrestling: Jackson takes third place in Patriot Classic
The Jackson wrestling team competed in its first tournament of the 2017-18 season, the Patriot Classic, and placed third over... read more


High School Football: Jackson quaterback Cooper Callis takes home Carr Trophy
Before the beginning of the 2017 season, Jackson football head coach Brent Eckley said his quarterback, senior Cooper Callis,... read more


Employees left out in cold as SEMO Options shuts its doors
It was not a happy Thanksgiving for about 40 employees of Semo Options Home Care in Jackson.The company provided in-home care... read more


Jet airline service begins between Cape, Chicago
As the sun reached its noontime position overhead, all eyes at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport scanned the blue sky for any s... read more


Humane Society asks county to pay more for animal control services
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is asking Cape Girardeau County, along with other government partners like the City ... read more


Country churches decorated for tours Dec. 14 - 15
Historic country churches throughout Southeast Missouri are inviting the public to come and experience the beauty of Christma... read more


High School Wrestling: 'Young' Jackson team enters season with one state qualifier
The Jackson wrestling team enters this season in unusual fashion compared to previous years, and this is because the Indians ... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Saxony Lutheran hopes to win sixth-straight district title
The Saxony Lutheran girls basketball team has each player from last year’s district championship team returning for the 2017-... read more


Southern Country Church Tour set for Dec. 9 - 10
“Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Let earth receive her King.” Christmas is the epitome of that hymn, noted Marsha Birk, ... read more


Jessica Hill wins the 2017 Zonta Women of Achievement Award
Jessica Hill won the 2017 Women of Achievement award at the Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau’s annual luncheon. Hill is the execu... read more


City and county agree to combine 911 service
Sometime next year, the 911 dispatch services of Cape Girardeau County and the City of Jackson will be combined into one serv... read more


P&Z may recommend banning of shipping containers for use in residential buildings
The Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Jackson discussed further the use of steel shipping containers as building... read more


Jackson Middle School counselor elected to MSCA statewide board
Jackson Middle School’s Lori Kayser was elected to the Board of Directors of the Missouri School Counselor Association. The M... read more


High School Girls Basketball: Seventh ranked Jackson starts season with 66-40 win at home
The Jackson girls basketball team was ranked seventh in Class 5 by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association for the 2017-1... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Saxony Lutheran enters 2017-18 season ranked 10th in Class 3
The Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team is coming off a season where it won its first district championship since 2011 and f... read more


College Signing: Jackson volleyball's Olvia Hallet to play for John A. Logan Community College
Jackson senior Olivia Hallet of the volleyball team will play collegiately next year at John A. Logan Community College locat... read more


Artistic Jackson twins thankful for their academic opportunity
Since they were kids, Rhonda Johnson and Vickie Bollinger — twins who still reside in Jackson — both spent their time making ... read more


Aimee Stockard named Miss Jackson
Aimee Stockard was crowned Miss Jackson at the annual pageant held Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Jackson High School auditorium. ... read more


Jackson R-2 Board approves elementary school redistricting for next year
The Jackson R-2 School Board approved redistricting for the elementary buildings at its Nov. 14 meeting. The focus of the red... read more


Hometown Pride: Merideth Pobst
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better.Merideth Pobst is the director of communicatio... read more


Community Thanksgiving Service location changed to Emanuel UCC in Jackson
Jackson Ministerial Alliance invites all to come and worship at the Community Service at 2 p.m. at Ema... read more


High School Cross Country: Caleb Cornelius becomes first-ever Saxony runner to win state
In this year’s state championship cross country meets on Nov. 4 hosted in Jefferson City, Saxony Lutheran junior Caleb Cornel... read more


High School Boys Basketball: Cape Notre Dame focusing on defense heading into 2017-18
The Cape Notre Dame boys basketball team enters the 2017-18 season under head coach Paul Unterreiner for the fourth-straight ... read more


Farmers Insurance agent seeking donations for Suits for Soldiers
The Suits for Soldiers Program has been launched here in Jackson for the second year now by Farmers Insurance Agent Kirk Mill... read more


Hometown Pride: Harlan Siebert
Hometown Pride features a person each week who helps make the community better.Harlan Siebert was the parade marshal at this ... read more


Ross Furniture celebrates expanded building with grand opening
Ross Furniture and Bedding celebrated its grand reopening on Thursday, unveiling its expansion that includes a new location f... read more


City budget, utility rate increases to be subject of public hearing Dec. 18
At its regular meeting on Nov. 6, the Jackson Mayor and Board of Aldermen set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at... read more


High School Football: Jackson ends season in 71-50 loss to Vianney in C5D1 title game
The 2017 season came to an end for the Jackson football team last Friday night on the road as the Indians fell to reigning Cl... read more


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


Knote patents Bed Bug Baker
Bed bugs are tiny reddish-brown oval-shaped insects that feed on human and animal blood. When sucking our blood, the abdomens... read more


911 service tries to solve cell phone woes
911 operations in Cape Girardeau County is continuing to improve their wireless device capabilities, while continuing to lose... read more


Cape wins main street grant
Old Town Cape was one of the winners of the national Vote Your Main Street Campaign, winning a grant of $127,650 to revitaliz... 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


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