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High School Football: Jackson blows out crosstown rival Cape Central 49-7
It only took 43 seconds for the Jackson football team (3-0) to score its first touchdown in a 49-7 win over SEMO Conference r... read more

High School Volleyball: Jackson defeats district, conference foe Poplar Bluff 2-1
Heading into the Jackson volleyball team’s match against Class 4 District 1 and SEMO Conference foe Poplar Bluff Sept. 4 at h... read more

Cobblestone Corner celebrating fifth birthday
Cobblestone Corner will celebrate their fifth birthday on Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.with special activities and sa... read more

High School Cross Country: Former state champs Bauer, Littleton and Wilson enter final year
Two years ago, the Jackson girls cross country team made history by winning the first state championship in program history. ... read more

High School Softball: Jackson wins two straight after 1-3 start
Last season, the Jackson softball team won its first district tournament game since 2013 by defeating Fox in the first round.... read more

Riverside Library gets books from Library of Congress
It all started with an idea of Darlene Carre, a library clerk at Riverside Regional Library in Scott City. She thought it wou... read more

United Way kicks off campaign
With boxing gloves pounding the air, The United Way of Southeast Missouri punched its way into a new fundraising campaign tha... read more

Jackson school tax rate to stay the same
The Jackson R-2 School District set their tax rate at $3.80 per $100 assessed valuation. This is the same rate the district h... read more

Reunion planned for descendants of early settlers of this area
An historical reunion that is very unique will be taking place in our area this month. The Original Families Reunion is plann... read more

High School Football: Jackson comes away with 35-0 win over Parkway North in home opener
It was Senior Night for the Jackson football team as the Indians hosted Parkway North on their new artificial turf field at T... read more

High School Football: Jackson starts season with 42-7 win over Webster Groves
The Jackson football team started eight sophomores against Webster Groves Friday on the road and came away with a 42-7 win.Se... read more

High School Volleyball: New faces shine for Jackson in jamboree
The Jackson volleyball team took the court for the first time in front of a home crowd last week on Thursday night for its an... read more

College Football: SEMO to start season this Saturday at Arkansas State
The college football season for the Football Championship Subdivison officially kicked off last week, featuring a Top 25 batt... read more

MoDOT holds public meeting for diverging diamond interchange at Hwy. 61 and I-55
A good crowd of interested residents turned out for a public meeting held by the Missouri Department of Transportation Aug. 2... read more

Canine Clips plans move to Just Kids Daycare location
Canine Clips, a Jackson dog-grooming business, is planning to move from its current location between Jackson Donuts and Papa ... read more

County Commission sets tax hearing, prepares to choose justice center’s design-builder
The Cape Girardeau County Commission has scheduled a 2018 property tax hearing for 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6.The general fu... read more

Nell Holcomb welcomes new school resource officer
Students and faculty at Nell Holcomb Elementary were excited and happy to welcome their new school resource officer when the ... read more

High School Football: Jackson returns under Friday night lights in Seckman jamboree
One week before facing Webster Groves on the road, the Jackson football team traveled north on I-55 Friday to play in a jambo... read more

High School Volleyball: Jackson enters year two under head coach David Mirly
In David Mirly’s first year as the Jackson volleyball team’s head coach, the Indians were able to win the SEMO Conference Tou... read more

Renovations completed as Jackson classes start
Jackson students will see many differences when school starts today (Aug. 22). Construction projects across the District, inc... read more

Jackson Fire & Rescue plans 9/11 memorial
Most of us remember that Tuesday morning when we turned on the TV to see smoke billowing from one of the Twin Towers of the W... read more

Jackson R-2 School District initiates ‘Hero Packs’ to help fulfill social, emotional needs of students
For many years now, the Jackson R-2 School District has participated in the “Power Pack” program in which backpacks filled wi... read more

Jackson R-2 schedules tax rate hearing
The Jackson R-2 School District set a tax rate hearing date during its August Board meeting. The hearing was scheduled for 7 ... read more

Farmer’s Almanac predicts more snow for the coming winter
As we ease into the fall season, I begin to think about what the weather will be for the coming winter, and no one can specul... read more

Jackson’s football and soccer field renovations are ready for fall season
Both the Jackson football and boys soccer team will be playing on brand new artificial turf fields starting this season after... read more

High School Football: Jackson senior wide receiver Jordan Kent enters final season
Last season, four Jackson football players were each selected to one of the Class 5 All-State teams, and only one of those pl... read more

High School Football: Jackson's defense prevails in 45th annual Gatorade Game
The Jackson football team took the newly renovated The Pit for the first time infront of fans on Saturday to play in the 45th... read more

Oak Ridge teacher takes students to Italy
It was a journey of a lifetime from the Bootheel of Missouri to the Italian “Boot.”Oak Ridge High School Social Studies Teach... read more

Interim sheriff sworn in, special election scheduled for November
Ruth Ann Dickerson was named and sworn in as the interim sheriff for Cape Girardeau County on Monday, Aug. 13. County Commiss... read more