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10th Anniversary Edition: More about Whitewater

River forecast drops slightly, but rain forecast increases

Downtown stores in 1951 flood

The river forecast is not looking good

Flooded Main Street at shoe factory

QC on job fair

River floods Central Packing Co.

Cooler weather coming -- and more rain

Charles W. Armgardt, 1868-1946

River flooding in the 1920s

A cool VW 'bug'

Get ready for the swamp in Swampeast Missouri

Cape-Jackson highway work 1958

10th Anniversary Edition: The town of Whitewater

Such pretty colors on the rainfall map

SEMO's 'Gum Tree' at Cardiac Hill

First Southeast Missouri Dunkin' Donuts franchise to open in Cape Girardeau

Midget Auto Races

Hot diamond for Capahas on Gabby Street Day

10th Anniversary Edition: Cape County Milling Co.

Community bloggers
Catfish: Bringing families together on the river and at the table

You Can't keep life from changing

Heroes of the American Revolution

"How's That Constitutional Democracy Working Out?" asks King George III.

Bags - They can Kill your Pets

Financial Planning

MDC confirms Perryville nuisance bear euthanized

Thoughts are magnets

Disaster Relief

The Writer of the Story

Celebrate fathers with free fishing days, fishing programs at Cape Nature Center

2015 Truly Agreed and Finally Passed


2015 Capitol Report XVIII Pg1

2015 Capitol Report XVIII Pg 2

Uncommon character at Cape Nature Center

Putting the "Volunteer" in Give.Advocate.Volunteer

Memorial Day Proper

A Few 2015 Legislative Accomplishments

Chronic pain: Bearable, manageable or stoppable?

Moving Violations

Find your niche in life and do it

MDC Foresters: Cicadas have arrived in Cape, Perry, Scott counties

An Unusual Last Week

Grace Under Pressure

2015 Capitol Report XVII pg 1

2015 Capitol Report XVII pg 2

Fostering kindness in your child


Veto Override of Welfare Reform Bill and Other Legislative Actions

SEMO football recruiting report

Three SEMO football players named preseason all-Americans

Six ND baseball players earn MHSBCA all-state honors

OVC Player of the Year Ashia Jones dismissed from UT Martin's women's basketball team

Group therapy post: The Cardinals did what?!?

SEMO pitcher Alex Winkelman drafted by Houston Astros

Lineup and live updates from Notre Dame's Class 4 championship game

Lineup and live updates from Notre Dame's Class 4 semifinal

Southeast basketball teams each add fifth player to signing classes

Lineup and live updates from the Scott City baseball team's state semifinal

Notre Dame's Class 4 semifinal postponed

Lineups and live updates from the Bell City baseball team's Class 1 state championship game

Lineups and live updates from from the Bell City baseball team's state semifinal

Lineup and live updates from Scott City's Class 3 state championship game

Southeast baseball team advances to championship round of OVC tourney

Live Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament updates

District baseball tournaments postponed

Kelly's Tessa Johnson to sign NLI

Rick Ray keeps Jamie Rosser on SEMO men's basketball staff

Jackson's Tyler Slinkard to sign NLI

Choosing a major, picking a winner
Several decades ago, earning a college degree -- almost any college degree -- was all it took to get a job. Now, many college students must strategically choose the right major to break into the field with the greatest growth potential. Experts say that majors in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), health care, and agriculture offer the surest path to rewarding careers. ...
Delta Regional Authority aims to ease child poverty
When we think about rural America, we are all too quick to think of the prevalent poverty in small towns. Nearly one in four rural Americans living in poverty are children, and those numbers are higher in the Delta region. A child growing up in the Delta is 43 percent more likely to live in poverty than her fellow Americans. These are children living without sufficient food, shelter, education, and opportunity to grow and thrive...
On being an American -- and finding a way to prove it
As we approach the 239th anniversary of our nation's founding, a recent story from the island of Hispaniola caught my attention. Haiti and the Dominican Republic occupy opposite ends of the island. Thousands of Haitians have gone to the Dominican Republic in search of jobs. Relations between the two countries are tenuous...
Raiders and others
I recently read an article about the creation of a new Marine Special Operations group to be officially known as Marine Raiders. This is meant to be a Marine equivalent of Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy Seals and Air Force Special Operations. All of these units are assembled as part of the U.S. Special Operations Command...
Trying on liberal clothes
As impossible as it is, let me try to be a liberal. Given the number of gun-related deaths, let's repeal the Second Amendment and implement the strongest gun controls imaginable. By taking this drastic step toward gun violence, as a liberal I am convinced that all of the illegal and stolen guns would be turned into law enforcement...
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Weird news
Police: Man in stolen car gets lost, runs out of gas
PLAINFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a New York City man driving a stolen car took the wrong road and ended up lost and without gas in Pennsylvania....
Man forgets glasses, mistakenly buys winning lottery ticket
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier....
Bees swarm from truck crash near Washington-Idaho border
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities say bees are swarming near the Washington-Idaho border after a tractor-trailer full of the buzzing insects tipped over, spilling its load on Sunday....
Black bear crashes college party, gets collared
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up....
Deformed mutt is crowned World's Ugliest Dog
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest....
Man, 73, rides Ohio roller coaster for 12,000th time
MASON, Ohio (AP) -- A 73-year-old man has taken his 12,000th ride on his favorite roller coaster at King's Island amusement park in Ohio....
Court rails against judge who didn't show for jury duty
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A federal judge won't punish a Kansas judge who didn't show up for jury duty in federal court....
Woman, 88, charged with assaulting officer at wrong address
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- An 88-year-old woman has been charged with assaulting police who responded to her western Massachusetts home, which turned out to be the wrong address....
Beaver attacks 2 Oregon men who climbed on top of dam
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A beaver protecting its dam attacked two central Oregon men, who fell into a river and got taken to the hospital....
Beekeepers set out to remove a million bees from NY home
WALLKILL, N.Y. (AP) -- Beekeepers have quite the task ahead of them as they remove an estimated 1 million honey bees that have taken up residence at a New York home....