- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 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
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- 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)34
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)14
- 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)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
What's a dollar worth now?
To the editor:
I've seen changes of many kinds over the years of my life. I've seen a house that we paid $12,500 for originally sell for over $110,000, and that was rock bottom. I've seen parks that we use to go to when I was a child turn into a haven for perverts. I've heard politicians' promises about how things are going to be better if they are elected, but things get worse or stay the same. I've seen five wars in six decades. True, some weren't called wars. But I never thought that a candy bar I paid a nickel for when I was a kid would cost over a dollar as an adult. So tell me: Does that mean that a dollar is only worth a nickel now?
SAM LADWIG, Cape Girardeau