- 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)13
- 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
Taxpayers need more no votes
Our daily newspaper ran a paid editorial by a former county commissioner, complaining that Commissioner Jay Purcell is always voting no; on the last eight budgets he did vote no, saying they were not balanced. Purcell now has been voted out and will be replaced by a new commissioner that also wants to keep the courthouse in Cape Girardeau, when Purcell wanted to consolidate the two old courthouses into one new courthouse in Jackson, which is the county seat. That also would have saved us taxpayers thousands of dollars.
August 30, after the election, the county auditor gave the commissioners the facts that they had spent over a half a million more than they had taken in, and taxes may have to increase.
As I see it we needed another commissioner to vote no and balance the budget. As was stated at the presidential convention, it is only simple arithmetic.
Hope to see a budget balanced.
DON KUNTZE, Jackson