- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)42
- 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
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Community Q&A 1/10/05
* Name: Susan Swartwout
* Lives in: Cape Girardeau
* Family: Husband, Jonathan Budil; two sons in Cape, Jeremy Foster and Ben Foster; and one grandson, Cameron.
* Job: Southeast Missouri State University associate professor of creative writing and small-press publishing in the English Department and director of the University Press.
* What do you like most about the area? I can't name just one thing. Green hills and the river, good people, proximity to two metropolitan areas, and Zone 6b gardening.
* Favorite food: Fresh trout and green tea (not in the same dish!)
* Favorite TV show: I'd rather read books and manuscripts.
* Best advice: From my Texas Granny: Don't write anything down that you would hate to see published in the local newspaper.
* People you most admire: There are so many, but at the top of the list: the late Gwendolyn Brooks, my husband, my roadtrip buddy Janet.
* What would you do if you won the lottery? Buy land; help charities and students starting businesses.
* Pet peeve: Do-nothing whiners.