- Author of Waller's manuscript rewarded for helping feds (1/13/18)
- Police: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in south Cape (1/14/18)3
- MCA calls for protection of those found not guilty of animal abuse (1/10/18)2
- Scaling up: Long John Silver's adding an A&W (1/10/18)3
- Word to your superintendent: Glass rocks Vanilla Ice parody to announce cancellation (1/13/18)3
- Southeast to cut workforce to meet budget needs caused by state cuts (1/10/18)7
- Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes commitment to community at annual awards banquet (1/13/18)
- Church, businesses set up pop-up homeless shelter as winter storm approaches (1/12/18)1
- Plaintiffs' attorney wants jury to see basement steps at Cape courthouse (1/10/18)
- City of Oran water rates violate state law, auditors find; report details financial-management problems (1/13/18)2
Jackson works to get PD and FD back home
It took a lot more than clicking their heels three times, but Jackson's police and firefighters are home in their headquarters complex that a May 6 tornado ripped apart.
These valiant men and women deserve congratulations. They managed to run their departments without shutting down for even an hour. The police moved into the old Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department building, and the fire department moved into its administrative building, which wasn't design to support that many people and that much equipment.
But Jackson landed on its feet, as that city always does. Insurance covered the rebuilding of the complex at Hope Street and Highway 34-72, except for a $1,000 deductible. The new building has brighter lighting, an expanded bunk room and a new shower and laundry room.
Penzel Construction donated storage units for items recovered from the damaged complex, and the Bank of America donated several large pieces of office equipment.
It is truly an example of a great community working together to recover from disaster.