- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)6
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- State Supreme Court rules against congressman's mother in dog-kennel defamation case (4/27/17)1
- Strattman to step down as principal at St. Mary (4/28/17)1
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
The American City Business Journals announced last week what we already knew: The Cape Girardeau region is a great place to live.
Our region was named an American Dreamtown by the publication, No. 66 on the list. Cape Girardeau ranked ahead of Branson, Mo. (103rd on the list and the only other Missouri town) and Paducah, Ky., which was No. 85.
The publication compared 140 micropolitan areas -- a central community with 10,000 to 50,000 population -- in 20 categories based on census data.
According to an article on the Business Journals' Web site, the highest scores went to well-rounded places with light traffic, healthy economies, moderate costs of living, impressive housing stocks, strong educational systems, and easy access to big-city attractions.
The article noted that more retirees are considering moving out of big cities and into small towns.
Thanks go to our community leaders, past and present, for shaping Cape Girardeau.
It's nice to have the recognition in a magazine. It's even nicer to have a great place to live and work.