New director of county archive center named
Assistant county archivist Steven Pledger was named to take over as archive center director, Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark announced Monday. Pledger, who first started at the County Archive Center as a volunteer in 2001, is a native of Cape Girardeau with family roots in the county dating to 1844. Pledger will replace Jane Randol Jackson, who is retiring, Clark said. Four applications were reviewed and interviews of the final candidates took place last week, Clark said. Pledger has specialized in archive work on the military history of the county. Pledger will take over as director on Dec. 1, Clark said.