- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- 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)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
Louis Lorimier's descendent praises efforts
To the editor:
Ever since discovering that I am a descendent of the founder Cape Girardeau (great-great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Louis Lorimier and Charlotte Bougainville), I have been reading all about Cape Girardeau with great interest. I visited Cape Girardeau in 2002 and was able to retrace the steps of several of my ancestors (Rodneys, Dowtys and Lorimiers) who once lived in or around the town. It was an awesome feeling to stand at the graves of Louis Lorimier and his wife Charlotte at the old cemetery after all the reading I had done.
I was in Cape just before the work began on the Red House, and I have been keeping up with this construction by viewing the progress on the Internet. I am so impressed with all the dedication of everyone involved with this. I wish I could have been there last weekend to help celebrate. I hope I will be able to make another trip to Cape Girardeau in the future and visit the Red House Interpretive Center. Congratulations on a job well-done.
West Monroe, La.