- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape man accused of secretly recording women, posting to porn site (11/22/17)
- Thankful People: Kirsten Strebe recovers from traumatic car accident, brain injury (11/23/17)
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- Thankful People: Moore family counts its blessing after harrowing accident (11/23/17)
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Deal Finder brings 'unique' shopping to Cape Girardeau (11/24/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Historian shared her memories
To the editor:A few weeks ago, Cape Girardeau lost a lady whom I admired very much: Elner Miller. God allowed Ms. Elner 96 years on this earth. Her entire life was lived in Cape Girardeau County and Cape Girardeau. She was born near Blomeyer, Mo. She attended a country school. Her family moved to Cape Girardeau where she continued her schooling. She was in one of the first classes to graduate from the John S. Cobb School.
She was my historian. She had a source of information on the black and white communities. Many Girardeans probably never heard of her, but I wish you had.
I wish she could have participated in the Remembering Cape Girardeau program. The stories she could tell. She lived to see many changes.
I will miss her and our long telephone conversations. I shall cherish her friendship and be grateful for the history of Cape Girardeau she shared with me. To her family: I'm glad your mother shared her time with me.
LOUISE DUNCAN, Cape Girardeau