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Jack Nelson
Darnell W. "Jack" Nelson, 84, of Jackson died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his home. He was born July 10, 1930, in Ozan,...
Deborah Trapp
Deborah Ann Trapp, 63, of Jackson died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter in Bloomfield, Missouri....

Verna Svoboda
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Verna June Svoboda, 95, of Carson City passed away peacefully Saturday, July 12, 2014, at home....

Mark Farrar
Mark Michael Farrar, 55, of St. Louis, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at St. Luke's...

William Wright
William E. "Bill" Wright, 86, of Cape Girardeau went to heaven Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from his home, with his loving...
Births 7/20/14
Daughter to Michael Aaron and Julie Eileen Matthews of Gordonville, Southeast Hospital, 7:46 p.m. Thursday, July 10,...
Births 7/18/14
Daughter to Johnathon Michael and Chauntel Nicole Knudson of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:27 a.m....
Births 7/17/14
Daughter to Aaron Joseph and Ashley Brooke Windings of Marble Hill, Missouri, Saint Francis Medical Center, 1:51 a.m....
Births 7/16/14
Son to Matthew Lee Hann and Brittney Kaye Schweer of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Hospital, 1 a.m. Wednesday, June 25,...
Births 7/15/14
Daughter to David Elliott and Carrie Lynn Williams of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 11:52 a.m....

Faulkner - Sauerbrunn
Chris and Paula Faulkner of Fort Madison, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Faulkner, to...

Jackson - Criddle
Michael and Cynthia Jackson of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaela Mechele Jackson, to...
Hagan - Verseman
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John and Cheryl Hagan of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Nicole...

Clevenz - Dunning
Jeff and Tammy Messmer of Jackson and Robert and Connie Clevenz of Perryville, Missouri, announce the engagement of...

Beussink - Hammond
Glen and Paulette Beussink of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Katherine Beussink, to...

Nussbaum - Gragnani
Elizabeth Ale Nussbaum and Anthony Dominic Gragnani were married Sept. 21, 2013, in Firestone Baars Chapel at Stephens...

Pancoast - Luebbe
Jennifer Lynn Pancoast and Ethan David Luebbe were married May 24, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau....

Lange - Loomis
ORAN, Mo. -- Anilise Kathleen Lange and Matthew Stephen Loomis were married May 3, 2014, at Guardian Angel Catholic...

Stone - 55 years
Ed and Barbara Stone of Jackson celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary July 19 with a family dinner hosted by their...

Reutzel - 60 years
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Reutzel of Jackson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home...

Smith - 50 Years
Mac and Jayne Smith of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family. A rail/cruise...

Wilburn - 60 years
KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Troy Wilburn of Kelso celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at El...

Groshong - 50 Years
Charles M. and Marilyn Groshong of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at...
Jackson police report 7/23/14 (07/23/14)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson fire report 7/21/14 (07/22/14)
JACKSON *** The Jackson Fire Department responded to the following call Sunday: * Emergency medical service on West Washington Street.
Jackson police report 7/21/2014 (07/22/14)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Homecomers Celebration makes return visit to Jackson this week (07/21/14)
Expect some changes at this year's Jackson Homecomers Celebration. For its 106th run, the event won't feature a talent show or Homecomers queen, director of entertainment Linda Penzel has announced. However, the celebration will continue with new entertainment and a brand- new event. Penzel said the changes were because of lack of participation. So instead, on Tuesday night, coordinators scheduled a vintage ladies fashion show to replace the talent show...
Jackson fire report 7/21/14 (07/21/14)
The Jackson Fire Department responded to the following call Wednesday: The Jackson Fire Department responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Jackson police report 7/20/2014 (07/20/14)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Jackson police report 7/18/14 (07/18/14)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Theft Property damage Miscellaneous...
Jackson police report 7/17/14 (07/17/14)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest...
Jackson police report 7/16/14 (07/16/14)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests...
Jackson police report 7/15/14 (07/15/14)
The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs Arrests Summonses Theft Miscellaneous:...
Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH (07/23/14)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey...
Charleston Fighting Squirrels open play at Midwest Plains Regional Thursday (07/22/14)
DICKINSON, N.D. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels baseball program begins its quest for a second straight World Series birth Thursday at the Midwest Plains Regional in Dickinson, N.D. The eight-team tournament is slated for July 23-27 at Astoria Field at Southside Ballpark. Pool play takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday with bracket play scheduled for Sunday...
Relaxed Fighting Squirrels edge Boonville 3-1 for seventh state title in eight years (07/17/14)
CHARLESTON, Mo. - After enjoying his first shave in several months following a 9-3 loss to Boonville in Game 26 of the double-elimination Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Tuesday night Charleston Fighting Squirrels coach Michael Minner put serious thought into who should pitch Wednesday night's winner-take-all state championship...
Boonville eliminates Leopold, hands Charleston first loss to force winner-take-all championship Wednesday (07/16/14)
The stage is set for a winner-take-all championship at the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. Boonville edged the SEMO Pirates of Leopold 4-1 in Game 25 of the state tournament and followed by handing Charleston a 9-3 loss in Game 26 Tuesday night...
Charleston offense avoids panic attack, rallies to beat Leopold 6-5 at SBR state tournament (07/14/14)
CHARLESTON , Mo. - The Charleston Fighting Squirrels avoided a panic attack at the plate after falling behind four runs against the SEMO Pirates of Leopold Sunday afternoon in the winner's bracket championship of the Missouri Senior Babe Ruth state tournament at Hillhouse Park...
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Mississippi Morn (06/26/14)
Sunrise as seen looking towards the bend in the Mississippi River just north of Cape Rock Park.
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Jackson was founded in 1814 and was named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh U.S. president.

Total population: 13,758
Male 47.3 percent | Female 52.7 | Under 18 26.6

From 2000 to 2010, Jackson's population grew an estimated 15 percent
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With Jackson's location on Interstate 55, its proximity to the Mississippi River and to two metropolitan areas; and a dependable work force, companies have suceeded.
Recreation
Jackson's youth play on upgraded soccer, football fields
Jackson loves its children. And it loves its sports. That commitment is reflected in the investment in playing fields scattered around town.