- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
Marquette open again
The Marquette Hotel has new tenants.
The 10 employees of the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services who moved into the renovated building last week were the first tenants the building has had in more than 20 years.
Today, more than 100 workers from six Missouri state government agencies in Cape Girardeau and Sikeston begin working in new offices inside the Marquette. Other agencies that are expected to move include the Workforce Development Division, Employment Security Division and the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri and the Department of Social Services' Family Support and Children's Division. The Sikeston office of the Missouri Department of Mental Health also will relocate.
MERS/Missouri Goodwill Industries also is preparing for its move to the Marquette. The company runs the Goodwill thrift stores and works with the Workforce Investment Board to coordinate employment programs for the poor and disabled.
The Marquette Hotel, a Cape Girardeau landmark, has been undergoing renovations for some time, and some critics were not sure the project would ever become reality. Seeing moving trucks and activity other than construction work at the Marquette is a welcome sight.