- City suspends liquor license for downtown Cape bar; owners say they want to fix problems (3/26/17)7
- Harbor Freight Tools store coming to Cape (3/29/17)9
- Mall aboard: Future requires evolution at West Park Mall (3/24/17)24
- Cape school board rejects proposal to allow parochial-school students to play sports (3/28/17)79
- Ragsdale to replace Farrow as principal at Franklin Elementary (3/29/17)5
- Former Southeast softball coach sues Board of Regents; seeks damages and her job back (3/23/17)15
- 'Construction with finesse' (3/26/17)2
- Chaffee district seeks bond issue for classrooms, property (3/26/17)4
- Suspended Southeast student pleads guilty to firearm charge from fatal Carbondale shooting (3/28/17)1
- Wide array of candidates run for Cape school board (3/27/17)7
Names should reflect people's wishes
To the editor:
Citizens of Cape Girardeau are upset over the naming of our federal building, streets, bridges and schools after individuals. There are many God-fearing, hard-working people in this community who have given their time and energy, without pay, to the developing of our fair city and to make it a safe have to live in. There are not enough buildings, streets, bridges and schools to go around.
What is wrong with the name Cape Girardeau Federal Building? Let's promote our city. The street to the Mississippi River could be Rose Highway from the City of Roses. Let's use our imagination. Let the people of this area vote. Keep politics out of naming such places. Those in higher places couldn't care less.
As a longtime citizen of this community, I would like to see the mayor grab the bull by the horns and stand up for the taxpayers and their feelings on what's right and good for our community. Let the name Jay B. Knudtson go down in the history of Cape Girardeau as a man of the people.
Thank you for reading the ramblings of an older lady who has seen a lot of history in our fair city.
C.I. HOPE, Cape Girardeau