- Author of Waller's manuscript rewarded for helping feds (1/13/18)
- Police: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in south Cape (1/14/18)1
- MCA calls for protection of those found not guilty of animal abuse (1/10/18)2
- Scaling up: Long John Silver's adding an A&W (1/10/18)3
- Southeast to cut workforce to meet budget needs caused by state cuts (1/10/18)7
- Word to your superintendent: Glass rocks Vanilla Ice parody to announce cancellation (1/13/18)2
- Business Notebook: New rooftop restaurant to be atop Marquette Tower (1/8/18)2
- Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes commitment to community at annual awards banquet (1/13/18)
- Church, businesses set up pop-up homeless shelter as winter storm approaches (1/12/18)1
- Plaintiffs' attorney wants jury to see basement steps at Cape courthouse (1/10/18)
Preserve downtown Cape's history
To the editor:
In response to "Two-way Main Street discussed": Has anyone given any thought to not allowing any traffic at all on Main Street? Main Street is narrow to begin with, and the removal of the clock would be detrimental to the area. Set up a parking lot for tourists and residents, and bus them to the area. This would be especially beneficial to seniors like myself who don't get around too well.
The downtown area has the makings of a great representation of old Cape Girardeau, which should be preserved before everything that made Cape a great town to grow up in and live is gone forever. I've seen this done in many towns, and it seems to draw people to the shops and stores.
I've been dying to visit the brewery that now occupies the old Buckner Ragsdale Store where my mom used to take me to shop back in the 1940s.
Main Street has great potential. Please don't destroy it with parked cars and traffic.
LARRY SWANN, Kimberling City, Mo.