- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- 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)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
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