- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
Trooper assists in time of need
To the editor:
A couple days after Thanksgiving I was moving from Florida back home to South Dakota. My tire went flat, and I was stranded in the middle of nowhere. I called AAA, but I didn't actually know where I was. I found out later I was about six miles south of Perryville, Mo., but since I couldn't tell AAA exactly where I was they couldn't help me.
AAA told me to call 911 and ask for help. The 911 operator was very nice and sent a highway patrol trooper out looking for me. An officer did find me. I didn't remember to get his name, but he changed my tire and jumped my car, which had died during the whole ordeal. He was patient and polite as I had to haul everything out of my trunk to get to the spare tire.
I am very grateful to this man and want you all to know what a wonderful police force you have down in Missouri. God bless him, and may he have a happy new year.
LINDSAY BRUCE, Vermillion, S.D.