- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
Former student, teacher backs bond
To the editor:
As a student in the 1948 graduating class and a teacher of vocational agriculture from 1965 to 1967, I knew the conditions of Jackson High School well. I took the opportunity to tour the high school again in 2004 when it was open to the public. The difference was unbelievable. As a visitor, I felt I was about to be trampled by the number of students in the hall. I never realized there were that many more students now than when I last attended JHS. I continued the tour and could not believe the changes in the physical condition of the old school building now and when I attended.
I am retired, and all my children as well as most of my grandchildren no longer attend the high school. I do not like to pay taxes, but this is our school, and we need to support it. Right now I would not like to be on the school board with all the responsibility of meeting the needs of this rapidly growing district.
I am asking the people of the Jackson School District to vote yes for the bond issue in April.
WELDON MACKE, Cape Girardeau