- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
Rodney Miller was the dean of Missouri county clerks when he retired from Cape Girardeau County government service last week. For 28 years he supervised county elections and handled county business with widely admired professionalism.
A former football player, high school and college coach and longtime official for area prep games, Miller was the go-to guy when the county commission needed advice about insurance coverage, tax questions or any of the myriad issues that confront a county.
He has been the glue that held county government together through huge increases in property values and population and through the transition to computerized balloting. The elections he presided over were always well run.
Miller was a Democrat in a county that became predominantly Republican during his tenure. He is respected by Democrats and Republicans alike because he never played partisan politics.
Miller's replacement, Kara Clark, has huge shoes to fill. We wish the best for both Miller and Clark.