- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)11
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
Quarry threatens quality of life
To the editor:
I live in California but grew up on a beautiful farm on County Road 319 in Cape Girardeau County, a farm still owned and enjoyed by all our family members.
This farm and others (plus homes and schools) are being threatened by the possibility of a quarry that would devastate the air quality, vegetation, animal habitat, land values and quality of life for the people in the surrounding area.
For one individual to profit at the expense of so many would be criminal, and the impact would be irreversible.
BARBARA PHILLIPS PRIEBE, Riverside, Calif.