- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)11
- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- Sands Pancake House moving to Morgan Oak location (8/11/17)1
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
- Cape movie theater to feature recliners, new food and drink options (8/11/17)3
- Teen convicted of shooting area woman in 2015 (8/13/17)
- Man accused of making terror threats against dental office (8/13/17)
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)2
'42nd Street' is a Cape success story
To the editor:This past weekend, Cindy and I were fortunate enough to attend the song-and-dance extravaganza "42nd Street" at Rose Theatre on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. From the moment we took our seats we were treated to a professional production that would rival any in the world. The energy, skill and precision demonstrated on that stage was both magical and historic. I distinctly remember having this overwhelming feeling of "Wow, these guys are really good, and this is all taking place right here in Cape Girardeau."
I first met director Kenn Stilson when he so professionally assisted Cape Girardeau in our quest for the All-America City designation. He is a fascinating man and has served this entire region with great class and professionalism. His cast and crew, which includes the legendary Judith Farris as vocal director, have come together to create a production that at least, for a few hours on a Saturday night, brought a smile to everyone's face and seemed to make everything good in the world -- especially on 42nd Street.
JAY B. KNUDTSON, Mayor, Cape Girardeau