- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)35
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)8
- Shooting injures two people in Cape early Tuesday (10/19/16)34
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)4
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)1
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