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Old Appleton bridge and mill 1972

Pilot Knob commemorates 150th anniversary of Civil War battle

Murtaugh Park on South Main St.

Cemetery oddities

Frisco Park in Cape Girardeau

'Gone Girl' review roundup

Excelsior Music Company

Traffic bridge site 1927, 1963

Brooks house razed in 1939

Cape is Missouri's City Beautiful

Amazing Restrooms!


John Philip Sousa in Cape

Get 'Happy'

Roy Acuff at SEMO District Fair

Fall hiking schedule released by River-to-River Trail Society

Civil War casualty list

Eight-camel hitch at SEMO District Fair

Early viewers say 'Gone Girl' film's ending not much different from novel

Bridge demolition surprise ending

Community bloggers
Drug addicts find freedom at most desperate moments

Do You Feel Guilt, y When You Put Yourself First?

"Kicking and Screaming"--Obama Goes to War.

Angels help Pets....and their Children

THE FUDGE REPORT: Obama to Undergo "Courage" Implant Surgery!

State Medicaid Oversight

The Thinker

Peak Performance vs. The Lame Duck

6 Ways to Contribute to Your Community by Supporting a Cause you Love

Boards complete Administrative Rule on Swan's APRN/Telehealth Legislation

Pay It Forward


Veto Session Results

SB 506 - Agriculture Bill

The Foster Dogs - International Dachshunds

Cincinnati's Security Blankie

What do YOU think makes you happy

Interim Capitol Report IV - August 2014

How to diminish an unlimited resource

Today's Most Critical Epidemic

Stoned with Margaritas

AUDITIONS FOR "Dracula"................

A Loan from God

UK's David Cameron Schools President Obama on Leadership

Wearing Fruit Salad

Your Choice

"Democrat Dorothy" Awakens from Six-Year Coma!

What's the hardest thing you have to do in the morning


State Leaders Rally to Save Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center

2014 SCAA Volleyball Tournament

Lloyd, Knight win OVC weekly honors

COLUMN: Caruthersville grad, Southeast WR Peter Lloyd has career night in victory

Updates from Southeast Missouri State at UT Martin football game

Cape Central football team defeats Jackson

Cape Central football team leads Jackson at halftime

Margenthaler adds two to coaching staff

Chaffee's Trevor Morehead has torn ACL

Southeast football team receives votes in Sports Network poll after upset

COLUMN: Matukewicz follows through on promise

Southeast football vs. Southeastern Louisiana Updates

Jackson QB Dante Vandeven contemplating offer from Southeast

Southeast football receives commitment from offensive lineman

COLUMN: Lack of discipline, not loss cause concern for Southeast football team

Live blog from the Southeast Missouri State football game at Southern Illinois

Southeast running back DeMichael Jackson out with broken hand

Southeast football team receives votes in Sports Network poll

COLUMN: Southeast remarkably resilient in loss to Kansas

Charlie Weis and Kansas players on Southeast game

Live blog from Southeast Missouri State at Kansas football game

Public Service Commission can help save Noranda jobs
As superintendent for the New Madrid County R-1 School District, it is with great concern, for our community and school district, that Noranda Aluminum has been placed in the position to have a rate design case before the Public Service Commission (PSC). ...
The Islamic State, terror and the Muslim world
The Obama administration is leading a multi-front offensive against the Islamic State (IS), a terrorist movement in the Middle East that has seized large areas of both Iraq and Syria, in the name of re-establishing a single caliphate -- a government combining religious and political authority -- over all Muslims...
The time for action in America is now
Editor's note: The following column originally appeared in the Sept. 21 edition of the Sikeston Standard Democrat. Despite efforts to the contrary, I am a worrier. I know we're told to leave our worries to a higher power. And though I believe with all my heart that this is the best approach, human nature kicks in and I find myself worrying...
Keystone Pipeline makes 'cents' for the U.S.
It has been more than six years since backers of the Keystone XL Pipeline first submitted an application to the U.S. State Department to begin construction. This crucial project would build needed infrastructure while creating thousands of jobs and promoting energy independence. Congress demanded action; President Obama should not make us wait...
Some go-to classics from a newly married couple
I am so excited to share recipes today from the newlyweds in our family. My niece, Laura Bollinger, is the new bride of Craig Hutson. Laura and Craig have just married in a beautiful wedding on a perfect day and will start their life together in Maryland Heights, Missouri...
Events: Editor's picks
September 2014

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Weird news
Falcon has cataract surgery, gets new lenses
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses....
Crew makes 1,126-pound bowl of Hawaii rice dish
HONOLULU (AP) -- A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy....
Charges dropped for man who sold rhino head
MILTON, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man who tried to sell an 80-pound rhinoceros head online is happy that charges against him have been dropped....
Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest....
Oregon cops: Suspect drove fast, had strong smell
LEBANON, Ore. (AP) -- Officers in western Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he was just too fragrant....
Big smile in Denver bank robbery suspect mug shot
DENVER (AP) -- The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin....
Man who raised $55K for potato salad throws party
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad threw a huge public party Saturday that promised "peace, love and potato salad."...
Cops: Man fired into neighbor's home to unload gun
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Pennsylvania say a man accused of shooting a bullet through a neighbor's window told a judge he fired the gun because it was the only way he knew how to unload it....
Police: Man refused to move for helicopter landing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man was arrested after deputies say he refused to move his car so a helicopter could land and transport a victim to the hospital after a serious car accident....
Maine woman finds 2-headed baby snapping turtle
HUDSON, Maine (AP) -- A woman in Maine has come across a two-headed baby snapping turtle that was trying to cross the road....