- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)7
- Crowell leads effort to cut low-income tax credits in Missouri (11/19/17)6
Cape's sidewalks: Another miss
To the editor:
Is there a need for a sidewalk system in the semi-rural area of Lexington Avenue and Perryville Road? I don't see it. Yesterday I saw three women running -- not on the glorious new footway system, but right in the street where the minimal foot traffic in these areas has always been.
Who made the horrible decision to build the tennis-shoe freeway system? I plan on attending a city council meeting, and I urge all families to do the same and ask why.
Cape Girardeau is a town full of restaurants, banks and hotels, and that's about it. Kids have nothing to do, and families are in the same boat. Kids drive around town and get into trouble with the police. If there were something for them to do, I am sure there would be a huge decrease in headaches for the police department.
As a father of two, I am sickened by the money spent on this useless sidewalk system. I wish the city would do something to encourage the growth of family-oriented entertainment here. It is sad. We are planning on moving, and the major reason is lack of entertainment. We need to be more than a rest stop for people traveling Interstate 55.
MATT SULLIVAN, Cape Girardeau