- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Three school districts have ballot issues in April
Two small Southeast Missouri school districts have tax issues on the April 3 ballot in an effort to garner more state aid, and a third district has a bond issue on the ballot for the second time since November.
Perryville school officials once again are asking voters to approve a $3.36 million general obligation bond issue to retire existing debt and free up operating-fund money to make needed improvements on the school campus. It takes a supermajority of just over 57 percent to pass the measure, school officials said.
The Delta and Altenburg school districts hope to tap into a pot of state funding for smaller school districts by raising their operating levies. Both of their measures need simple majorities to pass.
Read more in Sunday's Southeast Missourian.