- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
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