- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- 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)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
County's GOP, Dem committees choose new officers
Cape Girardeau County's two major political parties have chosen their leaders for the next two years.
John Voss, a Cape Girardeau city councilman and manager at Procter & Gamble, was re-elected as chairman of the Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee. Mark Baker, president of the Central Trades and Labor Council Cape Girardeau, was elected chairman of the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee, replacing educator Brenda Woemmel.
Donna Lichtenegger of Jackson, a longtime party activist, was elected vice-chairwoman for the Republican Party, replacing County Collector Diane Diebold. Educator Pete Frazier was re-elected as treasurer, Lisa Reitzel was re-elected secretary, and Holly Lintner was re-elected assistant treasurer.
On the Democratic side, Ellen Dillon, a Cape Girardeau educator, was elected vice-chairwoman, Rick Althaus of Cape Girardeau was re-elected as treasurer, and Linda Sanders of Jackson was re-elected secretary.
The parties held organizational meetings last week to swear in new committee members and elect the officers.