- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)48
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
The nature of change in Cape
When Missouri Department of Conservation supervisor A.J. Henderschott walks among the unfinished concrete walls of the nature center in Cape Girardeau's County Park North, his eyes see nothing more than a skeleton of a building.
Drywall needs to be plastered and sanded; electric wires dangle from holes in the wall; glass windows wait to be inserted; exhibits need to be built.
But Henderschott's heart sees a different picture. He sees children crawling through a replica of a beaver dam; he sees them looking through an aquarium at fish found in the rivers here.
With every whir of a drill, every scream of a saw, Henderschott senses that his eyes and his heart are coming into focus.
For more on this story, read Wednesday's Southeast Missourian.