- Krispy Kreme coming to Cape Girardeau (12/14/17)2
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Cape schools to get two new principals, assistant superintendent (12/13/17)1
- Kelso resident brings home $60K in lottery winnings (12/14/17)
- Three-vehicle wreck ends up with parked car crashing through business wall (12/16/17)3
- Insurance building's renovation part of Coalter family's commitment to region (12/15/17)3
- New regents president named after Knudtson decides not to seek second term (12/18/17)
- Southeast rings bell for 807 December graduates (12/18/17)
Sprigg history preserved in Bible
To the editor:
Our family has lived most of their Cape Girardeau lives at the corner of Sprigg and Bellevue streets and follow current discussions of the romance of Sprigg Street.
Anna Stokes, from whom we bought our house, died unexpectedly, and her heirs had little interest in the contents, so we were left with the lares and penates, including the family Bible. A single newspaper clipping told the story of Doc Stokes being awakened by the barking of his dog. He took a light and went outside and found the dog had chased a raccoon under the front porch. The newspaper gave the story front-page publicity, and Stokes clipped the account and filed it in the Bible.
PETER HILTY, Cape Girardeau