- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)35
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)16
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Civil War documents donated to SEMO
With little fanfare save a short media advisory, The St. Louis Civil War Roundtable, a group of about 100 Civil War historians and aficionados, came to Southeast Missouri State University's Kent Library last week with more than 50 documents from a Civil War battle in Cape Girardeau in the spring of 1863.
The group found the papers on eBay, the Internet auction Web site and bought them from an Indiana man for $1,200.
The roundtable members didn't ask for money or honors.
The group's vice president said simply that there were a lot of historical Cape Girardeau names in the documents, and they needed to be here for local accessibility.
Among other items, there's an order for women and children to be loaded onto boats before the fighting.
Other interesting documents include pay vouchers, accounts of the amount of corn being bought for the troops and a statement from a captured prisoner stating the names of families who took him in.
History-loving Cape Girardeau residents owe the St. Louis group a debt of gratitude.